The new owners Katy and Lawrence both have been, and are in the process of making many lovely improvements to an already wonderful Inn.
New paint on the interiors in Ashford Suite, Mayfield and Garden Cottage; new very soft high thread count sheets on the incredibly comfortable feather beds; new larger sinks in some of the bathrooms; new fabrics on some of the chairs, new furniture pieces, new gas starters for some of the fireplaces, etc.
The half-acre garden belongs in Home & Garden magazine, it is tended with meticulous care. The lawn is a lush velvety green, the paths are raked and smooth, and the various flowers, ferns, trees etc., all healthy and properly trimmed.
The Inn was tastefully decorated for the holidays, making it warm and welcoming with lots of white lights gracing the exterior at night, while in the living room there is a huge tree, and a crackling fire in the fireplace on those crisp cool winter nights.
Everett, Yesme, Araceley and others on staff are very gracious and welcoming, helpful, well-mannered and go out of their way to be of assistance, and keep things running smoothly in the immaculate 3 story house.
Katy made me feel welcome as soon as I arrived. Her husband Lawrence did as well, immediately taking my suitcase up to the 2nd floor Library room where I would be staying for 4 nights.
The Library room was charmingly lined with books, and spotlessly clean with an inviting king sized bed with navy & maroon duvet and comfy pillows, 2 chairs, windows on three sides that let in plenty of light, and a wonderful fireplace.
There were nice amenities in the bathroom, and a new bathrobe to wear as well.
Breakfast each morning was excellent. From the orange juice, to the choice of different teas or coffee, to the hot and fluffy artichoke & mushroom strata, or the delicious granola with fresh strawberries, or the cobbler with fresh fruit, flaky croissant, cornbread, eggs with green chilis.
In all my years of coming to the Inn, these were the best breakfasts of all. The breakfast items are the same, but the recipes have been tweaked and improved with less sugar, sauteed mushrooms, high quality fresh fruit, etc. and it is really a treat.
All of it was so good each morning that I devoured every bite and was happily full.
Everett made reservations for me at a very good italian restaurant in Carmel. He also made some delicious fresh cookies in the afternoon. (He's going to go to Culinary School soon - how lucky for all of us as guests that he can experiment with such success here first!)
The housekeepers made my room up beautifully with fresh sheets and clean towels every day.
It was great to go out during the day, and have such happy anticipation at "coming home" to the charming English Tudor style Inn.
With the Del Monte Shopping Center just five to ten minutes away, and Carmel and Pebble Beach about a fifteen minute drive, and the famous Aquarium maybe 15 - 20 minutes away, the Inn is really perfectly situated in Monterey.
Owners Katy and Lawrence are very hands-on, and their obvious care and commitment to making this Inn one of the best B&B's in the USA clearly shows in every decision:)
My personal favorite is the Brightstone suite in the back with its queen bed and gracious sitting ro...
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