Carmel’s Inns of Distinction Tour – A Holiday Favorite

Christmas in Carmel - Inns of Distinction TourCarmel Country Inn is proud to be a part of this year’s annual Carmel Heritage Society’s Inns of Distinction Tour.  Sunday, December 4, 2016,  eight of Carmel’s charming one of a kind inns will open their doors from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m for holiday cheer from local wineries and restaurants. Guest rooms will be open for docent lead tours and local winemakers and chefs will preside over the tasty bites and sips.  The inns will be decorated for the season and Carmel Country Inn even has a lovely outdoor display, perfect for that family holiday card photo.  Carmel Country Inn will have the football games on the television in one of the open rooms and holiday movies will be planing in the other rooms. Tickets are $25 and benefit the Carmel Heritage Society who’s mission is to  protect, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the community in a way that encourages public recognition and participation so that people will have a greater knowledge and appreciation of the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea and its sphere of influence.

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s 100th Year Birthday Parade

Carmel Parade and 100 year birthday celebrationOn Saturday, October 29, Carmel-by-the-Sea turns 100 years old.  As with every birthday, a parade will take place along Ocean Avenue, but this year, along with the usual local groups, dog and kids in costume and firetrucks, there will be Rose-Parade-quality floats, the Navy Marching Band and circa 1916 automobiles. None other than former Carmel-by-the-sea Mayor Clint Eastwood will be atop one of the original Wells Fargo stage coaches to lead the parade down Ocean Avenue as Grand Marshall.

A grand celebration luncheon with an enormous birthday cake, silent auction and band will take place following the parade on Carmel’s Cultural Center, Sunset Center’s outdoor area. (the luncheon is sold out at present)  Floats will be available for up close viewing and photo opportunities.  A street dance is also planned in the evening on Dolores Street with wine tasting, small plates from Little Napoli, Le Bicyclette & Luca restaurants.

Join us for the festivities at our charming Carmel inn – you’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast so you can enjoy the day filled with celebration.

New Sunset Center Performing Arts Program has been announced

Wildlife Expert Jack Hanna at our Carmel Inn

I’m sure all of you remember when Jack Hanna performed at the Sunset Center during his stay here at our Carmel B&B, and was gracious enough to take some photos with me? Yes, well, the new event calendar has been published and the gals are going to be hosting some of the stars. Not sure which ones yet, but check out the performances and cast! Howie Mandel, Joan Rivers, Shirley MacLaine, and Kevin Bacon – he has a band with his brother!

Go figure – So while Jack Hanna won’t be back this year, it looks like there are plenty of other excuses to come see me, Tescher Cat, at Carmel Country Inn and enjoy a performance at the Sunset Center.