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Jan 10, 2012

Truly Getting Away…

 Martine Inn’s goal is to create an atmosphere totally different from your daily routine to encourage and support your personal rejuvenation. You will be welcomed at the front door by a caring innkeeper, given a tour of the Inn and personally escorted to your room. As you move along the hallways, you’ll notice the furnishings and fixtures in every part of the house are 100-200 years old, yet maintained in working order for your use.  Our breakfast service is Victorian style with the presentation of warm spoons from an 1880’s silver spoon warmer to stir your morning cup of...

Dec 16, 2011

Climate Change for your Enjoyment, Naturally

Monterey County is one of the most diverse typographical and largest climate change areas in California.  For instance, the Monterey Peninsula has an average yearly rainfall of only 18-20 inches, but Big Sur’s average rainfall is over 50 inches.  The total range of possible daily temperatures on the Monterey Peninsula could be 40-80 degrees, while in the southern Salinas Valley the range of possible daily temperatures goes from 6 degrees to 112 degrees.  This creates vast differences in vegetation and wildlife, all in one beautiful county.

Monterey  County is an ideal place...

Nov 14, 2011

Butterfly Town, USA

The Monterey Peninsula, home of the Martine Inn, is located in a rare climate zone that accommodates many migrations of living animals from whales to butterflies.  Pacific Grove is known a Butterfly Town USA.  Monarch Butterflies return to Pacific Grove every Autumn and the town recognizes their arrival with a parade that has all the elementary school children participating.  The butterflies congregate in a special forested area of Pacific Grove.  They hang in long strings from the branches with their wings folded.  The underside of their wings is grey and black, unlike the...

Oct 24, 2011

Martine Inn Celebrates 27 Years

Thirty-two years ago, a large family compound was purchased.  It was located on the rocky coastline of Monterey Bay in Pacific Grove, California.  At that time, Julia Packard’s father was building a world-class aquarium three blocks away.  Fine chefs were beginning to locate in downtown Pacific Grove.   The family could no longer sustain nor rationalize the projects that were lining up just to keep the roof over their heads in this dilapidated mansion, albeit fine location.  The time for a bright idea to climb out of the money pit was imminent.  The vision for creating a...

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