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March 26, 2011 / Linda Hartong

Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Little John and Maid Marian in Carmel-by-the Sea?

I am quite taken with the Bed and Breakfasts integrated into my neighborhood.  What could be better?

Bed and Breakfast Cottages!! How very Carmel.

These little cottages would have seemed “out of town” when they were built in 1925. Now they are considered close to everything. They sit between Carmel Beach and the Carmel River Beach.

“A historic bed and breakfast built in 1925, delivers one to the enchanted era of Shakespearean England. Enter the lush English country gardens and be enveloped by a delightful visual banquets of flowers, lawns and ancient trees.” gushes one reviewer.

A little “over the top” for me, but not too far off.

This is what I see as I stand wistfully outside the picket fence.



Of course this requires a closer look. I note the sign that asks me not to disturb the guests and meander quietly down the path. The four cottages sit in a square  divided by paths , lawns and flower beds.


The first cottage to my right is Robin Hood , the leader of the gang.


How I would love to get a peek inside.  But ever mindful of the “do not disturb the guests” sign, I content myself with viewing the interiors on the Inn’s wonderful website.








Behind him is Friar Tuck. I must admit the Friar is my favorite to photograph. Maybe its the angles I can get. But this is the one I would want to stay in.



What does it look like inside?









Little John anchors a corner on the other side.





And last , but not least , is Maid Marion.










She is conveniently located next to the office which sports a pretty patio where afternoon wine and cheese are served in the gardens. If I take a late afternoon walk, I can hear the chatter of voices and the clink of glasses. Delicious sounds.

I find that Continental Breakfast of orange juice,breads, butter and jams, cereal, fruit and yogurt is served to the room every morning.  Wow! Each cottage has its own little deck so I could eat breakfast overlooking the garden.


And they allow dogs. OK, Anita this is the place I am going to recommend to you and your husband when you insist on bringing our both your English Bulldog and the Labradoodle.


The Lincoln Green Inn

26200 Carmelo St.

831-626 4006

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  1. Miss Bloomers / Mar 26 2011 3:04 pm

    Beautiful…I have always wanted to stay there.! The cottages are just perfect!! Hope you are having a great’s a little cold here!

  2. jeanette sclar / Mar 26 2011 4:00 pm

    Fantastic tour! Anita will be very happy and I LOVE the map!

  3. Nita@ModVintageLife / Mar 26 2011 5:19 pm

    Now I know where me and the weenies can stay when we visit Carmel! What a lovely bed and breakfast. I could just imagine the sound the the tinkling of glasses among the flowers. Great photos…you never disappoint.

  4. Nita@ModVintageLife / Mar 26 2011 5:20 pm

    Oops! just realized my link for my blog was wrong….now I’ve fixed it.

  5. Carolyn / Mar 28 2011 5:36 pm

    Adorable! I’d never want to leave. Love the garden borders.

  6. kjm / Aug 10 2011 4:32 am

    Honestly, the first photograph in this post made me catch my breath. It makes me happy to see it!

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