We celebrated our 36th anniversary with a hike at Pinnacles National Park,
then a relaxing stay at the charming Jabberwock Inn, hosted by the
gracious John and Dawn. Any anxieties I'd had about staying at a B&B were
thoroughly put to rest, and our stay there has set a standard that will be
difficult to match anywhere else. Our room, overlooking the Monterey Bay,
was spacious, immaculate, well-appointed, quiet, and the bed was very
comfortable. The wine and hors d'oeuvres hour introduced us to very
likable guests, and we could hardly tear ourselves away to enjoy dinner at
one of Monterey's great restaurants, chosen with help from John and Dawn.
Breakfast the next morning was delicious, with sparkling conversation and
plans for the day's activities. I would definitely choose to stay here
again, and I heartily recommend it!
Linda and Ralph Kucera
If you are looking for a B&B that is not only in a great location
overlooking the ocean, but looking for wonderful innkeepers, look no
further! This lovely place is like staying with old friends, John & Dawn
made us feel right at home the moment we walked through the door. We
stayed in the "Mome Rath" room, which is a corner room on the 2nd floor.
It was so comfortable & spacious, loved the fireplace & view of the ocean
from the vanity area. The bedding feels new and fresh, and the bed was so
comfortable. The food was amazing, from the breakfast to the cookies in
the evening. Dawn is more than willing to share her recipes, which I look
forward to cooking for my family. We will definitely return. Veronica LeBoeuf
We loved our stay at Jabberwock Inn. John & Dawn are the best. Breakfast was fantastic. The only down-side was that we could only stay one night. We are looking forward to another visit this winter. Dennis & Adrienne,
My husband and I spent four luxurious nights at the Jabberwock Inn. It
was our first time at a B&B but it won't be our last at the Jabberwock!
Everything was wonderful, from the berry smothered stuffed French toast
served our first morning to the sweet goodbye kisses from Dude, Dawn and
John's standard poodle. It felt positively decadent to relax in a rocker
with a Steinbeck book, hot tea and a cookie and soak in the afternoon
peacefulness of the Jabberwock after walking to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
or strolling seaside through Pacific Grove. The only thing one could
possibly regret about staying at the Jabberwock Inn is not staying longer.
Steve & Dianne Copelan
My husband and I stayed on 30th April 2012. We found the Jabberwock on the
Internet when we were planning our touring holiday of America. The rooms
were very clean and comfortable and had some lovely original features.
Thayse and Pat made us very welcome and booked our dinner reservations
for us. The 5 o'clock get together with other guests is a great idea, the
food was lovely and we enjoyed the wine and homemade limoncello. We
enjoyed the other guests company and met some interesting people. We
stayed in various other locations on our tour but the Jabberwock was the
best. I would recommend the Jabberwock as an ideal place to stay.
Lyn and Colin McCaskill
Just wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful stay we had at the
Jabberwock. We really enjoyed the Toves room and after running the Big
Sur Marathon a soak in the jacuzzi tub was just what the doctor ordered. I
really appreciated your making a reservation for us the night before the
run at Vito's for pasta even though the place was already booked. And
Dawn, the brown bag breakfast you provided to me and the other runners in
the house was very thoughtful and was a perfect pre-run meal. Our
favorite aspect of staying at the Jabberwock was the 5pm happy hour that
you hosted each evening. We met the other guests and spent hours talking
and sharing experiences from out visit. You were both excellent hosts and
not only recommended restaurants but made our reservations for us. We will
be back for sure.
Troy & Rita Homewood
Many thanks for an exceptional time. We truly enjoyed the Jabberwock B&B
Inn...it was everything we wanted and more. We enjoyed the staff. The breakfast was fantastic...we
are serving the breakfast drink at least once a week. Your advice on
restaurants was right-on-the-money for what we wanted and overall, we had
a great time.
We will be back soon and will recommend the Jabberwock B&B Inn to our
Michael and Sandra Gordon
We had such a memorable and enjoyable time at Jabberwock Inn. It was our
first B&B and we were both pretty apprehensive about it. Needless to say,
we loved every minute of it. You guys are great at what you do. Our
picnic was amazing, the hors d'oeuvres
were so simple yet incredibly tasty, the jabberjuice was a hit with me
(Toni), we loved our breakfast, and Alice was a wonderful addition to the
weekend. Everything was just exceptional. Clearly you go above and beyond
to ensure your guests are comfortable. You made our anniversary so
speacial and so far it has been the most romantic weekend for each of us.
We have already booked our trip for our next anniversary and will continue
to let you and your inn bless our lives for the years to come. See you
Toni & Brooke
We loved everything about the Jabberwock Inn. The delightful ambiance,
the beautiful garden, views of the ocean and most of all your friendly
willingness to spend time with your guests. Your suggestion to take a
night time walk to a restaurant on bay was great. You seem to make all
the guests feel at home, and it was fun to vicariously share their
experiences surfing and to play with their almost- toddler. (Also, the
wallpaper and other décor is so unique, and artistically inspiring.)
I'm not sure when we will be back in Monterey, but will come by whenever
we are there.
John, have a great time sailing.
Liz and Al
We enjoyed our stay at your Inn. You are both so kind, gracious, warm, and friendly. And Dawn, you are a great cook. Your appetizers and breakfast were very yummy. It is nice that you have cookies and drinks available during the day. Your Inn is beautifully decorated and the gardens are lovely. Your location is perfect for walking to historic locations. We will definitely recommend your Inn to any friends who want to stay in Monterey.
Carol and Ken
Arrived at the Jabberwock Inn on December 3 at approximately 5:00 PM. This was just in time for its nightly wine and cheese get together. The owners, John and Dawn, couldn't of made us more welcome. We were
introduced to the other guests. We were ready for dinner and were invited
by another couple staying at the Jabberwock. John and Dawn are marvelous>
concierges. Their recommendations helped us get the most of our three day
stay in the Monterey Bay area. Due to its close vicinity, we enjoyed the
17 mile drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, Big Sur, Butterfly
Sanctuary, and an array of choice restrauants. Since it was the Christmas
season, the Inn was in full holiday splendor. John and Dawn's collection
of decorations, and lights, could make Santa envious. The room
accommodations from the smallest to the largest would match any guests
needs, including sleep number beds. Saving the best to last, the daily
Dan & Kathy McAuliffe
This was our first stay in a B&B and we have to say that we are forever
spoiled! This place is magical and lends itself towards a charming retreat
away from reality! We really loved it and will come back the next time
we're in need of a little get-a-way!
Ralph and Christy
My husband and I stayed at The Jabberwock Bed and Breakfast in Monterey, California on a Friday night in January, 2012. What a delight! The house is a cosy Victorian with views of the bay. The location is great because you can walk down to Cannery Row and the Aquarium. The owners are a retired couple, John and Dawn, who offer to help you plan your visit to Monterey. They gave us the name of a local restaurant with fresh fish of the day located away from the tourists. After a day of sight-seeing, we came back to see homemade chocolate chip cookies, wine, meatballs, various cheeses waiting for us. Our room had two small closets, two comfortable sitting chairs, a queen-size bed, a fireplace that worked, and a private bath. There was even brandy if you wanted an evening cocktail. In the morning, we were served croissants and blueberry crepes with a tropical blend smoothie--all homemade. Simply delicious. So go ahead and treat yourself.
John and Linda Myers
Our stay at the Jabberwock inn could not have any better. Everything was
class. Breakfast each morning was better than most high end restaurants
afternoon appetizers ,wine and conversations with Dawn, John and the other
guests was one of the highlights of our trip. We really appreciated the
restaurant recommendations made for us and you making the reservations
you obviously are on a first name basis with most of the restaurants, we were
very well taken care of.
The next time we are in the Monterey area we will definitely stay at the
Alan and Sue Curtis
Hello Dawn & John, Thank you again for making our first time stay at a bed and breakfast so
wonderful! Peter & I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere & great
conversation with fellow travelers. Since we are actually locals,
Jabberwock Inn is a great find. It's a convenient get away from our
non-stop day to day. The next time we visit, we hope to be able to get more
relaxing in & will treat ourselves to one of the bigger rooms. Since we
were only staying one night, the size of the Tulgey Wood room was perfectly
fine for our short stay. You must really enjoy being innkeepers because it shows in your care and
welcoming atmosphere. We really appreciated that attention.
Sincerely, Peter & Becky Austen
My husband and I had never stayed at a B&B but, based on the excellent reviews of the Jabberwock Inn on TripAdvisor, we decided to try it out.
We are so glad we did! The Inn is so comfortable -- nice beds, nice
towels, nice robes, brandy in the room, soda and water in the
fridge, candy in the bowls, tea and cookies in the sunroom, games and
books, and a nice garden for sitting outside. The innkeepers Dawn and
John were so welcoming and so helpful in suggesting attractions and restaurants. If they have a discount coupon, they make sure you take it
along. The breakfasts are wonderful and plentiful and we didn't eat the
same thing twice. If there is something you can't eat, just tell them and
they'll have another dish prepared for you. During our 3-day visit, they
accommodated vegetarians, lactose-intolerants, and "no spices!" without a
problem. We really enjoyed the cocktail hour. We are a social couple and
loved talking with other travelers and, of course, the wine and hors d'oeuvres. Another
thing we liked is the location -- no need to get in the car when you
can walk to so many places. By the time we left, we felt like we had
visited friends and we actually hugged our innkeepers good bye. We
Mary and John Poggioli
Dear John & Dawn:
Our stay at The Jabberwock Inn this past weekend was absolutely delightful. The wonderful hospitality that the two of you showered upon us in addition to the able assistance from your cook Ellie, your Mom, Pat, as well as, Soledad made our three night stay very gratifying. There is nothing more we could have asked for or needed that wasn't already taken care of. The Inn is decorated so lovely and felt so warm and welcoming. The breakfast's were scrumptious and nutritious, the 'happy hour' was very satisfying and the fellowship with other guests was just so warm and receptive. We can truly tell that your gifts of Hospitality and Service are Divinely appointed and you are doing a great job with your true calling, as a couple. May God continue to richly bless the work of your hands and your hearts at The Jabberwock Inn.
With grateful hearts, Bob & Hope Boyd
Just wanted to thank you again for the amazing time we had last week when
we stayed with you. Your help making a couple of magical evenings was truly
appreciated (even more after we came back to reality)...
I just wanted to let you know what I posted for my review of your B&B at
hopefully you find this acceptable:
For someone who stays in many B&B, I must admit that I was not expecting
much from the Jabberwock Inn - after all if you want a romantic room you
stay in Pacific Grove, right? But I must say that the owner/managers of the
Jabberwock made sure that this was an amazing stay - the 2 best nights I
have had in a B&B in the past few years. I had a number of special requests
(put the candles, chocolate covered strawberries and bottle of bubbly out in
addition to prepping a bunch of other stuff while I was out dining my
sweetie so that I could surprise her). It was set up to perfection when we
got back to the room... The breakfasts were incredible. The recs for lunch
and dinner were exactly what I requested (casual for some and super romantic
for others)... This was a great great place to stay - I can't say enough
good things about it.