Last evening, a restaurant tablemate asked if anyone had ever heard of the "Tickle Pink." My mind quickly flashed back to nine years prior (before "Tripadvisor" reviews even existed) to the night my then-new wife and I drove down following a San Francisco business weekend, and stayed at this quirkily-named establishment. With benefit of close to ten years of hindsight (in-fact, our decade anniversary upcoming) and having stayed at some of the finest hotels in not just the US, but worldwide, I simply have lost track of the number of times in which I have tried to describe to people one of the greatest evenings of my life. The Inn has been well described within these several-hundred reviews, and thus there is no need to recover this same ground, however what I will share is that this Inn is the kind of forum upon which, given the situation, an indelible mark may be left upon your soul. Admittedly, my recollection is one enveloped in a mist of what was then newly minted love and unbridled enthusiasm regarding the future, but time has done nothing to dim these memories, as the sounds, the smells, and the feel of this truly unique place remains a permanent touchstone. And lest ye think that these memories have perhaps become rose-colored through time, I will never forget sitting on the balcony just prior to our departure, permanently imprinting these memories in real-time for posterity in the Journal that was provided in the room for just such purpose, serving as living proof. Life is indeed what you make of it, and the Tickle Pink can certainly not work miracles (for there is only one being who can achieve that) but if you wish to mine for the most that your partnership has capable within it, try a visit to the Pink. It is special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Carmel oceanfront hotel dramatically situated above the rocky coastline that stands at the gateway to world-famous Big Sur. Let yourself be pampered with every amenity…from cozy European bedding and private decks with sweeping views to homemade breakfast pastries and an evening wine & cheese reception with soothing classical music. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tickle Pink Carmel
- Tickle Pink Bed Breakfast