|Our Monterey Bed and Breakfast Inn was named after the Lewis Carroll poem Jabberwocky ...
from his famous book, "Through the Looking Glass." The ambiance of our seven room inn is light-hearted, warmly comfortable, and decidedly upscale.
We enjoy meeting and caring for our guests who come from near and far. Some come for romance, others for a quick adventure getaway, and many for one of the Monterey peninsula's numerous events. Families and friends come as a group for enchanted reunions ... many return often to re-experience the beautiful blend of elegance and innocence that is woven into every aspect of Jabberwock Inn!
After twenty-seven years in the Hotel business Suzanne and I (Rick) discovered the fun and joy of the Monterey peninsula. Originally from New Orleans, our family moved to California in 2005 and we have lived on the Peninsula since 2009. In taking over the inn we have decided to make beautiful Monterey our permanent home and, we look forward to welcoming you and making your stay a magical adventure!
- Rick and Suzanne Weichert. (Photo at right: Daughters Lauren and Jane with Rick and Suzanne.)
Please join us each morning for a freshly prepared, and elegantly presented breakfast. The full breakfast is made up of such delectables as Imperial Fiddlesticks, Snarkleberry Flumptious, Phantasmagoria, or other wondrous fulsome treats. Coffee is available by 7:15 AM each morning and breakfast is served between 8:30 and 9:30 AM.
EVENING HORS D'OEUVRES
Every evening at 5 o'clock our ringing bell beckons you to enjoy tantalizing hors d'oeuvres, sherry, wine and other beverages on the enclosed sun porch overlooking Monterey Bay and our whimsical gardens.
Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate drinks are available on the Sun Porch throughout the day and night. And guests are treated each evening to fresh baked cookies and milk!
GARDENS & BOCCE BALL COURT
Jabberwock Inn is nestled on a half-acre of colorful gardens and waterfalls. Hummingbirds and Blue Jays abound. Check out the family of raccoons that calls the Rabbit Hole their home. Or enjoy a game of Bocce (see rules) on our garden court. You will delight in the visual banquet that will greet you upon arrival at this Monterey Bed and Breakfast Inn!
This Craftsman-style home was built in 1911 for Eva & Wilber George.
In 1937 the Widow George gave the property to the Victory Mission Sisters who held Catechism classes for the Catholic youngsters in New Monterey. In 1972 the convent was sold to a private party who then leased it to several different religious groups for use as a popular retreat over the next nine years. In 1981 Barbara and Jim Allen purchased the home and converted it into a bed and breakfast, one of the first on the Monterey Peninsula.Jim Allen, a former volunteer with the Los Angeles School District, fell in love with the Lewis Carroll tales while working with the children. He brought "Alice's story" to life at Jabberwock Inn.
The inn changed hands in 1996, when it was purchased by Joan and John Kiliany. They owned and operated the inn until they sold it to John Hickey and Dawn Perez in August 2007. After seven years as Innkeepers at the Jabberwock Inn, Dawn and John sold the inn to Rick and Suzanne Weichert in 2014.
Photo at right: Rick and Suzanne take the helm, June 2014.