Carmel Country Inn

Dolores Street & Third Avenue P.O. Box 3756, Carmel, California 93921
Innkeeper(s): Amy Johnson
 
  • Introduction

     

    Carmel's Most Pet Friendly Inn

    Escape to our Carmel bed and breakfast set in the charming village of Carmel by the Sea. Our inn offers  the perfect balance of comfort, convenience and romance, surrounded by the vibrant gardens and natural beauty of Carmel, California.

    Located near Monterey, CA  on the beautiful Central California, our Carmel inn is only a short stroll from fabulous antique & boutique stores, award winning restaurants, galleries and the vibrant Sunset Center. Delight in our spacious suites and cozy studios, tastefully appointed with your comfort in mind, including all with comfy down comforters, romantic fireplaces and some with luxurious Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs.

    During your stay at our Carmel by the Sea bed and breakfast you can enjoy exploring the nearby Carmel attractions, includingPebble Beach Golf Course, Big Sur, Carmel Beach, Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium or Carmel Valley. And you can now end your search for dog friendly Carmel hotels! Our staff, including our resident inn cat, Tescher, awaits your arrival with gracious hospitality here at our pet friendly Carmel lodging.

    All Guest Suites & Studios include the following Amenities:

    Fireplaces
    Hair Dryer
    Iron & Ironing Board
    ESA Bath Amenities
    Private Baths
    Afternoon Refreshments
    Non Smoking Property
    Refrigerator
    Coffee Maker
    Coffee (Regular/Decaf)
    Off Street Parking
    Wireless Internet Access
    Flat Screen TVs & DVD Players

    An Expanded Continental Breakfast is provided each morning at our Carmel B&B from 8 - 10 a.m. in our cheerful and cozy country kitchen. Choose from an assortment of Fresh Baked Goods, Cereals and Granola, Hot Oatmeal, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Yogurts, Juice, Famed Peet's Coffee, Rich Hot Chocolate and an array of Teas. Enjoy breakfast in the kitchen of our Carmel, CA bed and breakfast, or surrounded by flowers on one of our lovely patios. We can also arrange to have breakfast delivered to your room.

    "Most comprehensive breakfast for a continental style

    that we've ever experienced" ~ Bill & Laura

    Carmel Country Inn Concierge

    Pick up "Guide to Carmel" from our Guest Services and discover hundreds of unique one of a kind shops which include: Antiques, Apparel, Aviation, Arts & Crafts, Collectibles, Cutlery, Fabrics, Games & Toys, Garden Shops, Gifts, Home Furnishings, Jewelry, Nautical, Pet Apparel, Pipes, Quilts, Sporting Goods, Stationery and just as many restaurants! Enjoy an early morning stroll or watch the sunset at Carmel Beach at the end of Ocean Avenue. This beach is a white sand slice of heaven, an artistic inspiration, and a meditative space.


    Guided Tours and Special Carmel Packages are also available during your stay at our lovely bed and breakfast in Carmel!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Amy Johnson for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our location, the quality of the guest rooms, the amenities and the service we offer.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We have one and two bedroom suites which is unique to Carmel lodging. All rooms have luxury bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. We are pet friendly, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, we have long term employees, an owner who puts money back into the property.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Carmel by the Sea Village Award Winning Restaurants & Wine Tasting, Unique one of a kind Boutique Shopping, Romantic, relaxing destination. Fresh air, quiet, clean, safe – glorious Carmel Beach.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    You’ve thought of everything.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The winters are warm and sunny and quiet.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Shopping, Beach, Wine Tasting, Hike at Point Lobos, Scenic 17 mile drive through Pebble Beach, Highway 1 south drive to Big Sur.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The entire village of Carmel by the Sea and Carmel Beach.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Grasings Restaurant, Casanova Restaurant, and Little Napoli Restaurant.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.carmelcalifornia.com and www.stayincarmel.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Carmel Country Inn has 12 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Absolutely!

     

  • How To Find Us

    Highway 101

    From the North:
    Follow Highway 101 South to Highway 156 West (Monterey Peninsula Exit)
    Highway 156 West to Highway 1 South
    Highway 1 South to Ocean Avenue (Carmel Exit)
    Right on Ocean Avenue to Dolores Street
    Right on Dolores Street to Third Street

    From the South:
    Follow Highway 101 North to Salinas/Blanco Road (Monterey Peninsula Exit)
    Follow Blanco Road and turn Left onto Highway 68 (Monterey Peninsula/Laguna Seca Raceway)
    Highway 68 West to Highway 1 South
    Highway 1 South to Ocean Avenue (Carmel Exit)
    Right on Ocean Avenue to Dolores Street
    Right on Dolores Street to Third Avenue

    Highway 5

    From the North:
    Follow Highway 5 South to Highway 152 West (Pacheco Pass)
    Highway 152West to Highway 101 South
    101 South to Highway 156 West (Monterey Peninsula Exit)
    Highway 156 West to Highway 1 South
    Highway 1 South to Ocean Avenue (Carmel Exit)
    Right on Ocean Avenue to Dolores Street
    Right on Dolores Street to Third Street

    From the South:
    Follow Highway 5 North to Highway 46 West (Lost Hills) to Paso Robles
    Highway 36 West to Highway 101 North
    Follow Highway 101 North to Salinas/Blanco Road (Monterey Peninsula Exit)
    Follow Blanco Road and turn Left onto Highway 68 (Monterey Peninsula/Laguna Seca Raceway)
    Highway 68 West to Highway 1 South
    Highway 1 South to Ocean Avenue (Carmel Exit)
    Right on Ocean Avenue to Dolores Street
    Right on Dolores Street to Third Avenue

    Highway 1

    From the North:
    Highway 1 South to Ocean Avenue (Carmel Exit)
    Right on Ocean Avenue to Dolores Street
    Right on Dolores Street to Third Street

    From the South:
    Highway 1 South to Ocean Avenue (Carmel Exit)
    Right on Ocean Avenue to Dolores Street
    Right on Dolores Street to Third Avenue

  • Guest Comments

    Gracious Hospitality

    "We just have to write and tell you what a wonderful b&b you have! We were in one of the King Suites over the weekend and just loved it! We stay all over the country (including 4 & 5 star resorts in the Caribbean & Mexico) and found your facility to be wonderful. From the fireplace in the living room to the whirlpool tub in the bath, it was just spectacular. Thanks so much for your help in making our "fall" vacation so great!" - Chris & Beth New Berlin, WI

    "Lovely, Charming and Welcoming - the gardens are spectacular"
    - John & Betsy Wayne NJ

    "Love the flowers, the raisin bread and of course, the Cat!"
    - Julie & Steve Lansdale, PA

    "Loved the suite, absolutely beautiful - great tub" - Steven & Kimberly, Concord MA

    "What a treat! All 4 legged creatures are given a warm welcome and you immediately fell at home once you check into this beautiful Inn. Breakfast was fantastic, innkeepers were knowledgeable and very friendly, rooms are beautiful and you are only a few minutes walk to everything from restaurants to galleries. If you take your dog, be sure to check out Carmel's two dog shops that are full of gourmet treats, doggie wear and toys. I highly recommend this Inn to anyone looking for an enjoyable experience in Carmel, but even more so if you bring along your best doggie companion!" - Marin County, CA

    "Cozy, comfy, nice amenities, beautiful flowers, helpful staff." - Jan & Ron, Melbourne, Australia

    "Enjoyed the quiet, peaceful gardens and restful nights sleep" - Carol & Paul, Lee, MA

  • Plan Your Stay

    Active Leisure

    Plan your perfect getaway to Carmel with numerous activities and attractions in close proximity to our inn. Some of the world’s most famous golf courses are minutes away, Horseback Riding along the coastline or rolling hillsides, Kayaking & Biking along the Central Coast’s most breathtaking scenery, Hiking through Redwoods or along Big Sur Cliffs, or venturing out on Monterey Bay to catch site of those magnificent local whales, all in a day’s play.

    Golf

    Carmel is one of the world’s top golf destinations. Enjoy more than 21 courses, each offering unique challenges, all along the Monterey Peninsula. We encourage our guests to plan ahead in securing tee times.

    Hiking

    The hiking trails in Monterey County offers something for all skills levels from easy to moderately strenuous. Enjoy amazing scenery, including ocean front cliffs and promontories, tide pools, white sand beaches, waterfalls, redwood forests and historical sites.

    Horseback Riding

    Pick your pony and saddle up for a memorable guided trail ride or lesson on over 25 miles of trails through lush forests and beautiful beaches.

    Kayaking/Biking

    Explore the coastline by paddle or cycle! We can help you reserve a guided tour or equipment rentals. 

    Whale Watching

    Catch a glimpse of the majestic creatures on their yearly migrations. Enjoy watching the Gray Whales head north in the spring, the Humpback and Blue whales arrive to spend the summer. Killer whales and Dolphins can also be spotted up during these year-round trips lead by marine biologists and naturalists.

    Cultural Offerings

    Enjoy musical performances, theatre and lectures at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, only steps away from our Carmel B&B. 

    Dining

    Enjoy a myriad of dining options, all within walking distance of the Carmel Country Inn. Our village's charming eateries feature a full range of Coastal Cuisine, Seafood, French, Italian, Mediterranean or a cozy bar setting for light fare.