A trip up, down, and back up the California coast

January 2017

“We rented a car and drove to Carmel – a mere 10 minutes from the Monterey airport – and checked in to the Carmel Country Inn, a charming bed and breakfast where we would stay for the night.”

Low-key Carmel

December 2016

“A FREETHINKER’S RETREAT and an artist community, Carmel-by-the-Sea has long lured the likes of Sinclair Lewis, Robert Louis Stevenson and Ansel Adams. But then, the town seems cus-tom-built to stir the imagination. Hugh Comstock’s fantastical cottages, with their pitched gable roofs, stone chimneys and quirky detailing, are still scattered throughout the town, giving Carmel the air of a fairytale village.”

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“As far as holiday decorations go, this place doesn’t hold back: cypress trees festooned with lights, oversized ornaments, topiary deer, a grapevine sleigh. Whether you’re a guest at the inn or just wandering by, staff will gladly take your photo beside your favorite extravagance. On Christmas morning, canine guests get a special sock full of treats from Santa.”

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There Is a Magical Little Town In California Where the Homes Look Like Storybook Cottages

December 2016

“Sitting cozy on the coast of northern California, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a town as sweet and idyllic as its name. Located about 120 miles south of San Francisco… The pet-friendly Carmel Country Inn ornaments trees inside and out and brings in Santa Claus on Christmas morning to deliver treat-stuffed stockings to guests’ canine family members.”

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4 Romantic Getaways

“With its quirky cottages, twisted cypress trees and perfect half-moon beach, Carmel-by-the-sea in California may be the most beautiful seaside village in the country. A good choice for couples is Carmel Country Inn, a few blocks from the ocean where rooms come with fireplaces.”

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It's a dog's life in Carmel-By-The-Sea...and that's all good

October 2015

“While accommodations in most of the country are coming around to welcoming dogs more and more, those in Carmel, California, wrote the book. Take the Carmel Country Inn, for example. The pretty B&B, overflowing with flower boxes dripping with blooms, has 12 rooms. Last weekend it welcomed 10 dogs, happily.”

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A Romantic Escape to the Carmel Country Inn

September 2014

“This sea-side village is simultaneously a step back in time as well as a step forward to an almost utopia-like existence where streetlights are essentially banned and homes have no addresses, and a 10pm curfew for those under 18-years old. While quirky, it is also absolutely gorgeous with a white sand beach that rivals any found in the Caribbean but with cool ocean breezes and set among dense oaks providing abundant shade.

Carmel is also one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country and Carmel Country Inn welcomes dogs as well as cats.”

Five Cool and Comfy Carmel Hotels

January 2014

“Nestled quietly off Ocean Avenue, but yet still close enough to walk to town, Carmel Country Inn delivers that home away from home feel for guests and their pets.”

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Carmel, California for Couples

August 2013

“One of the prettiest and most charming spots along the Central California coast, the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea is a lovely place for a stroll. With thatched roofs and tiny arched doorways, some of the small buildings look as if they dropped straight out of the shire.”

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TripAdvisor Announces America's Top 10 Properties For Jet-Set Pets

September 2011

“Pets of any shape and size are welcome at this charming Bed and Breakfast, for a daily surcharge of $20 per animal. Furry companions will delight in the knowledge that an unlimited supply of biscuits awaits in the kitchen, and their photograph will be taken for the pet display in the lobby. “Staff arranged for me to have a massage in my room, with my dog right there – wonderful!,” said a TripAdvisor traveler.”

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California gives every dog its day

Summer 2010

“Travelers who stay at Carmel Country Inn are encouraged to never leave their puppy loves at home. Innkeeper Amy Johnson fondly describes how many of her repeat pet guests stay in the same room each time they visit, “and many will run right to that door, if not to the lobby door, to get some cookies first!” She also says some dogs get so excited when they recognize the driveway that they begin barking in anticipation. Each pet is photographed during his or her stay and added to the inn’s cherished “Wall of Woof;” repeat guests are often shown off like beloved family members in alphabetical photo albums. Various pet specials and packages are offered throughout the year, such as the Land & Sea Picnic package, which includes packed picnic lunches, blankets and books of trails to explore with man’s best friend.

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“I stayed at the quaint Carmel Country Inn which features a mix of cozy studios along with spacious suites with living rooms and large bathrooms with spa bathtubs. They come with fridges, coffeemakers, and free wi-fi. Rooms open out to tiny gardens and unexpected patios.”

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