West Side Monte Verde at Sixth Avenue
Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast
Ocean View Rooms, Parking Garage
Just three short blocks northwest from Cypress Inn is Tally Ho Inn. As with many of Carmel’s inns, Tally Ho also has a history.
It began life as guest cottages for the overflow of visitors to the Pine Inn in the early 1900’s. The amenities in the early 1900’s included cottages equipped with heat and hot water. Outdoors there was a putting green and tennis courts.
It has changed hands a number of times over the years even becoming a personal residence in 1945 for Jimmy Hatlo, a New York cartoonist known for creating “They’ll Do It Every Time,” and “Little Iodine,” and his wife.
The Hatlo’s joined the Carmel cartoonists’ colony which had grown to include Gus Arriola (“Gordo”), Frank O’Neal (“Short Ribs”), Hank Ketcham (“Dennis the Menace”), and Bill Bates.
The Hatlo’s hired Hugh Comstock to remodel the cottage into a mansion. Comstock, using his Post-Adobe method, added several rooms, a patio and deck to the back of the inn. The Hatlo’s also added an outdoor fireplace and created an English garden.
In 1957 watercolor artist Paul Blaine Henrie who was living in Carmel at the time, painted the picture above which shows the house from the western elevation where the additions were made by the Hatlo’s.
The Hatlo’s sold their home around 1952 to Tom McCrea the brother of actor Joel McCrea who was famous for his roles in the Beach Movies of the 1960’s. McCrea converted the house back into an inn calling it by its original name, Tally Ho Inn.
Richard Gunner purchased the inn in 1993 and made more upgrades and added a new wing.
During the Inns of Distinction Tour guests wandered the grounds and enjoyed a taste of the 2013 Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap Syrah – Mourvedre – Viognier from South Africa poured by Carmel Crossroads wine room, Southern Latitudes.
The relationship with the Tally Ho Inn and the Pine Inn from the early 1900’s still continues today with the Pine Inn Restaurant Il Fornaio providing a complimentary full American breakfast buffet for hotel guests Monday through Friday. Inns Of Distinction guests enjoyed Il Fornaio pizza, and tomato and mozzarella caprese.
an eclectic mix of Asian
and English antiques.
A very large flat-screen TV
over the marble fireplace, and
Happy Landing Inn
The main building of the sister’s original compound served as the family living room, dining room, kitchen and bath,
while the detached buildings surrounding the garden served as bedrooms for their family members.
It is this stylish inn with its sleek new look and seven guest rooms, each uniquely decorated honoring a great American icon, we tour during the Carmel Heritage Society’s 16th Annual Inns of Distinction.
Our first stop the charming lobby of Happy Landing
with its fashionable antiques where
PortaBella General Manager Luiz Ferreira is hard at work serving up chefs Lamb Bourguignon
Step outside to enjoy a taste of Manzoni Vineyard wine poured by Mark Manzoni whom you will see regularly at the Manzoni tasting room in town.
The following video is a highlight of the style and comfort you can expect when you stay at Happy Landing Inn.
First picture front of Happy Landing Inn with sign courtesy of Happy Landing Inn.