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Jabberwock Inn

(Hotels/All Lodging)
598 Laine Street Monterey, CA, 93940
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831.372.4777 or toll free: 888.428.7253





Businesses and organizations participating in HER Helmet Thursdays help HER / Mother Earth by providing discounts on Thursdays for people who bike. A long-term project with no scheduled end-date, HER Helmet Thursdays was launched in 2009 in Monterey County, California as a public service. NOTE: When participating businesses and organizations sign up, they are provided a staff reference sheet. Many have frequent staff changes. Just in case a staff person on duty isn't familiar with this long-term project, it may be helpful to have the listing for that location pulled up on your mobile phone screen (or print a copy of their listing to take along), so you're prepared to kindly show their listing.
Before claiming discount, refer to FAQs and project details, including date restrictions, in "LISTINGS, Map, How to Get the Discounts, and FAQs about HER Helmet Thursdays" at

The Jabberwock Inn is a lavish Bed and Breakfast nestled among half an acre of gardens replete with koi ponds, waterfalls, topiary, statues, and brick walkways. From its initial incarnation in 1911 as an Edwardian manse in the Craftsman style, it was acquired by the Catholic Church to host Catechism classes. In 1981, it became the playground of a Lewis Carroll enthusiast, and that influence predominates--the seven guest bedrooms bear names from his poem from which the Inn itself took its name. In 2007 the current innkeepers, John Hickey and Dawn Perez, enhanced the whimsical setting with their own touches of elegance and comfort, from Sleep-Number beds with lace-trimmed sheets to complimentary wireless Internet access, to ceramic music boxes on marble-topped tables, carafes of brandy, and homemade cookies and milk at bedtime. They are renowned for their inimitable chef-prepared breakfasts and delicious lighter fare later in the day. They are located blocks from Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the multi-use path (rec trail/bike path). They have bocce ball, and easy access to nearby tennis, golf, kayaking, and an abundance of other activities. A mere 15-minute drive brings you 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach, the Big Sur coast route, Carmel-by-the-Sea, or other Monterey area landmarks. Or you can relax in your room, with expansive Monterey views, entrancing toys, or even aromatherapy massage.

Bike Tips:

Coming from Fisherman's Wharf/Wharf #1, get on the bike path/multi-use trail, and continue to cycle on the bike path away from the Fisherman's Wharf side (in the direction of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but you won't go nearly that far). Stay on the path until you reach Hoffman Street (Hoffman is just after Trailside Cafe on your left, and Bay Bikes on your right). After turning left on Hoffman, go up the slight hill (if cycling with children, perhaps walk bikes along the sidewalk) to Lighthouse Avenue. Cross Lighthouse (again, if cycling with kids, walk bikes across). Go up two blocks, first passing Hawthorne, then you reach Blaine. Turn left on Blaine. Jabberwock is on the left-hand corner of Blaine and Hoffman. There is an ivy fence around the property.

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Bicycling Monterey website,