Jabberwock Inn FAQs

  • How many rooms do you have?
  • Do you have parking?
    • The Inn has seven (7) parking spots on our sloped driveway. Street parking is legal and usually plentiful.
  • What time is check in and checkout?
    • Typically check in is between 3 PM and 6:30 PM. We are happy to accommodate late arrivals; just let us know so we can communicate how it works.  Check-out time is 11 AM.  Feel free to leave the car in our parking lot if you still have things to do in the area.
  • Can you handle special dietary needs?
    • We are happy to accommodate almost any variety of diets, allergies, and special wants. Just let us know in advance so we can make sure to have the proper ingredients available.
  • What time is breakfast and wine and hors d’oeuvres?
    • We serve breakfast between 8:30 and 9:30 and currently do two seating one at 8:30 and one at 9:15. The Tumtum Tree cottage and the Borogove are easy to deliver room service to if desired.
    • Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served between about 5 PM and 6:15 PM.
  • Is there a hairdryer, shampoo/conditioner in the rooms?
    • There is a hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner and body wash in each shower.
  • Do you have televisions?
    • The Inn was built in 1911. We have chosen to keep things simple and peaceful.  There are no televisions or telephones at the Inn but our internet is very good and readily available for those that need it.
  • Do you have an elevator?
    • The inn was built in 1911 and there is not an elevator. We are happy to assist with luggage.
  • Do you allow pets?
    • We love pets and have two Australian Shepherds that live nearby but not at the Inn. We do not allow dogs in the public spaces of the Inn however two of our rooms have entrances from the outside so we do allow small dogs in the Toves room and the Tumtum Tree cottage. $35 per night per dog. Dog owners are responsible for keeping a clean and peaceful environment.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    • You may cancel within 24 hours of the time you made the reservation as long as it is outside of the 7 day arrival window without penalty. There is a $35 cancellation fee for all other cancelled reservations. We will collect full payment 8 days prior to arrival. Inside of the 7 day arrival window all reservations are non-cancellable and you are responsible for the entire amount of your scheduled stay. We may refund an appropriate amount if we are successful in re-booking the room. A 14 day cancellation notice is required for all holiday and special event stays. If your reservation falls over a holiday or special event, we may contact you with additional requirements and/or deposits.
  • Are you close to the Cannery Row?
    • The Inn is located five(5) short blocks to the Cannery Row area. We are on a fairly steep hill which gives us our great views of the Bay and Santa Cruz mountains.  Restaurants, bike rentals, beaches and the Aquarium are all nearby.
  • Is the Inn near a beach?
    • Yes we are near quite a few beaches. San Carlos beach is 10 minute walk and is well known for the scuba diving certifications that take place there.  Check out the sea lions on the coastguard wharf nearby.  Lover’s Point beach is 1.5 miles from the Inn in the town of Pacific Grove and is great for kayaking, surfing, and paddle boarding   (rentals available there.)  Del Monte beach is also about 1.5 miles just past Fisherman’s’ wharf.  Many smaller beaches are also nearby and great for tide pooling.
  • Are there hiking trails nearby?
    • Big Sur is considered “one of the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky.” Point Lobos State Park is 8.8 miles away. Garrapata State Park is 13.5 miles away.  Andrew Molera State Park is 28 miles.  Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park 35.6.  All have a variety of trails to choose from.
  • How close are you to Big Sur?
    • Big Sur is 30.4 mile from the Inn. A beautiful trip down the Pacific Coast Highway.
  • Is there golf nearby?
    • Some of the best know public golf courses in the world are located nearby. Pebble Beach, Spyglass, the Links at Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills,  Bayonet and Black Horse, Quail Lodge , Carmel Valley Ranch, Del Monte.  Just to name the most well known.
  • Are there bike/kayak rentals nearby?
    • There are several different companies within easy walking distance for rentals.
  • Is whale watching available?
    • Whale watching is available from the Old Fisherman’s wharf basically 365 days a year.


“I loved it here they made us feel so comfortable very warm welcoming. I also enjoyed hearing about the history on the house. The breakfast was delicious and OMG the jabba juice was the best. Our ocean view was so beautiful to wake up to every morning. We definitely will be returning again and again. This is a great place to stay if you need a weekend get away or just a get away to relax.”

― Mama Ang, Google