Sunday, February 19, 2012

Seven Gables Inn

We love staying at historical inns.  I have to admit at first Mr. Bloomers was a little apprehensive about staying at a "girly" bed and breakfast but after our first stay he quickly was won over by the comfort, quality and hospitality we experienced.
 I do choose our accommodations  carefully and  we have always had great experiences with the historical inns we have visited. 


This is a long post so
 get a cup of coffee or tea
and get comfy.







 I had been wanting to stay at the Seven Gables Inn ever since I first laid eyes on it several years ago.  
This month I finally got my wish!! 







This beautiful inn was originally a private residence and has gone through a wonderful metamorphosis since the late 1800's.  There are now multiple buildings in the complex that have been visually united with cheerful yellow paint,  white trim and a flower filled garden.  The inn is surrounded by blue skies and ocean views.






The train tracks are now a nature trail located across the street from the inn and meanders through the city of Pacific Grove hugging the coastline.   The historic inns and homes along Ocean Avenue are breathtaking and I can't imagine being so blessed to live there everyday with such gorgeous views!   









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Located on Lover's Point in Pacific Grove, California,   Seven Gables is one of the most romantic places I've ever visited.  Perched on the rocky shores of Monterey Bay, each room  has a beautiful water view of the bay or Pacific Ocean.


Lover's Point 1800's









Today Lover's Point is a beautiful park area with
 with a sandy beach. 

We  decided to stay in the Crespi Room which is in the beach house building.  The beach house building is now a part of Seven Gables but was once the Grandview Inn.  Here's a picture during the  renovation. 









After renovation with it's signature yellow paint.


Choosing a room was no easy task as each is uniquely decorated with different views of the bay or ocean.  Our room had a private entrance which was a nice feature.  Views  from our room...









We watched the sunrise from our luxurious and comfortable bed.





The room was beautifully appointed with custom draperies, Egyptian cotton sheets and all the comforts of a modern hotel.  The inn also has private baths for each room.






I loved the hand-carved headboard and  floral canopy above our bed.   







Cards and chocolates left on the bed by friends
 and the innkeeper. 




There was a remote controlled fireplace to add even more ambiance to our fairytale room.




Most of all we loved the views!!  We sat in the cozy overstuffed chairs and drank our morning coffee in front of the big picture window waking up to sea lions playing in the surf and watching
 the waves crashing along the shore!










Each room is well appointed with 
attention to detail including binoculars
 for an even better view of the coast.  I will add there are no televisions (who needs one with this view) and there is no air conditioning..also not necessary.  
There was an Ipod docking station so we were able to listen to our classical jazz while enjoying the views.  Windows do open and provide lovely ocean breezes and sound effects as well.



The water's beautiful blue hue and the warmth of the sunshine made our walks through the garden so enjoyable!



Little courtyards, garden benches and settees are located throughout the garden and grounds and make any place a special spot to sit and enjoy the inn and the ocean views.














Sculptures,  fountains and a water pond are mingled within flower beds with a mix of bloomers for the season.



























The original main house is full of antiques and the parlor and sun room are decorated with crystal chandeliers.  


















A night time view during the blue hour of the chandeliers in the inn.
















There are several cottages in the complex that are also available..this cottage was beautifully trimmed with cornices and stained glass windows.








View of one of the larger cottages.








This pergola stands outside the room I had originally wanted to stay in.  The innkeeper told me it was being refurbished..so next visit we plan on staying there.  




The inn is meticulously cared for...while we were there the staff was busy giving attention to every detail.  Nothing was out of place (except maybe this guy on the roof) and the workmen couldn't have been nicer even offering to take our picture.  




The breakfast was delicious and cookies and milk at bedtime were a nice treat.  The view from the dining room was stunning! 
   




The nature trail is across the street and is a perfect place to stroll down to Monterey or back toward Asilomar Beach.  








If you have never visited this area or are looking for a place to stay...I highly recommend
 Seven Gables Inn.





I can't wait to go back!!

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33 comments:

  1. I have never been to Cali, but THIS gorgeous place makes me want to go!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. Keetha you should put it on your list for sure!!

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  2. Now the I've finally seen something worth the word I think is so over used--stunning! It would be paradise to be able to stay and enjoy the gardens and the beach. Thanks so much for sharing it all!♥♫

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    1. Truly it is a place to remember Marilyn!

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  3. Oops, apparently I can't proof read very well. It should say "Now I've finally..." ♥♫

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  4. O MY!!
    What a magnificent place!! Just my style too! Your pictures were breath taking both inside and out!!
    I am sure you are eagerly waiting to go back to such a beautiful place!!
    Thanks for sharing it with all of us!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. I have always enjoyed the historical inns you have visited and shared. You would enjoy it at Seven Gables!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! You always stay at the best places!

    We are going to San Diego during spring break. We are just staying at a Hilton but I'm so excited to get away. We are planning a day whale watching. :)

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  6. I've always dreamed of a place by the sea. What a wonderful trip. I blogged about a little cottage hubby and I went to this weekend...I know what you mean about hubby and the b and b's, mine was the same way when we first started going to them, but now he likes them better than hotels, I think. Thanks for posting about a dream place I will probably never get to visit!
    Lezlee

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  7. This is one of my all time favorite places to stay. We have stayed here many times and go back as often as we can. You did a beautiful post capturing the essence of the Seven Gables Inn. Pacific Grove is my Go-To place, only wish I could live there permanently. Luckily I can get there within two hours so visits are frequent!! Great post and photos, Kathysue

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    1. How nice that you have stayed many time!! I can't wait to go back!

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  8. What a great place! Those views--amazing! I love those blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sonia. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

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  9. I love this place, smiles all over my face! You had such gorgeous weather too! I lived in Carmel for 7 years, but I still love that part of pg... I have so many memories of me and my favorite dog walking there. I love 7 gables, it's an exhilarating stay there. Our room was right over the living room with the big bay window. I watched otters and seals, such a glorious trip for you, thanks for the memories!

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    1. Wow it would be hard for me to move away from Carmel..but you have some amazing views at your new home!!

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  10. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us. I'll remember this if we ever get back to the Monterrey area. Cherry Kay

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  11. How wonderful that you had an occassion to stay in this awesome Inn. What a tremendious view--just stunning. All the accruments are spectacular. I've been to Monterrey but it's been years ago. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.
    Ann

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  12. Did they leave the light on for ya? What an absolutely stunning history and pics!!!

    J

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    1. Yes they did!! Even a few chandeliers!!

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  13. My husband was the same way...B&B's were too girly...but now we love them and try to stay in one every time we travel. This place is lovely and the views are fabulous. I will have to put it on our "to visit" list. Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. OMG! What a gorgeous Inn, I would want to stay there forever and by the sea, goodness, such views too. So much beauty! I can see you really lived it up, in those bedrooms and grand salons...people lived that way 100 yrs. ago, you often wondered how lucky they were...maybe.Stnning my friend, thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you for your lovely visit, appreciated so much.
    FABBY

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  15. Such a gorgeous place, and one of my favorites too. It's been far too many years since we were in that area. Need to plan a trip! Thanks for sharing all these incredible images. I felt as if I've had a little get away. ~ sarah

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  16. Beautiful! One of my favorites too! Love all your photos.
    Great post,Joann

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  17. Loved seeing your pictures of your stay at the Inn. Just beautiful! I'm a new follower.

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  18. You must have had a wonderful time. LOvely pictures and I love those old houses.

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  19. Hi Sonia, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  20. What an incredible trip Sonia ~~ The house & scenery are breathtaking. I love old houses and live in a very old house, they have such character.
    Hugs Rosemary...xox

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  21. What a perfect get-away. If I ever get in that neck of the woods I surely will stay at that lovely place. I'm glad you had a grand time there.

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  22. oh Sonia, you all must have had the most wonderful time. The views are really breathtaking. It would be hard to leave that place!

    Nancy

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  23. Sonia, thank you for the wonderful visit. I felt like I was right there with you, and the photos of the area from the 1800s really added context. I remember reading about this inn in Country Living magazine long ago. I've always wanted to stay there. Maybe someday.~~Dee

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  24. Such a beautiful inn! I have enjoyed
    your post very much!
    All of your pics are amazing!

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  25. We stayed there on our Honeymoon 30 years ago! What a nice surprise to see your post! Such good memories!
    XO Cindy

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  26. So fancy especially the egg holder:)

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  27. Wow What a relaxing place to have a vacation in there with family and friends! Will surely forward about this info to them. Thanks!

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