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Hofsas House Hotel
Between 3rd & 4th Ave
on San Carlos Street.
P.O. Box 1195
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Casual elegance, personal service and traditional family hospitality.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Visit The Top Dog-Friendly Town In The Country!

 

Carmel-by-the-Sea is well known for being one of the dog-friendliest towns in the country. In fact, many rankings have it as THE top dog-friendly town in the country.

One of the most fun things to do is to take your dog for a stroll on the beautiful white sands of Carmel Beach. Dogs can even frolic off-leash, but make sure he or she is within voice command and please clean up after your pet!

Carmel is chock full of wine tasting rooms these days and since they don't serve food, you can bring your pooch with you to any of the 15 tasting rooms in the city and sip some of Monterey County's finest vintages.

Carmel is famous for its great shopping and that goes for dogs as well. Get a treat (or two) for your four-legged friend at Diggidy Dog & Cat Boutique  on Mission Street just south of Ocean Avenue. There's a wide variety of treats, toys and accessories to pick from.

Carmel is full of history and colorful stories and Carmel Walks history tour of Carmel is one of the best and most entertaining ways to learn about this one-square-mile village. And, of course, dogs are welcome on this leisurely two-hour tour.

Many of Carmel's restaurants are dog-friendly, especially those with outdoor seating areas. The one that started this trend and still reigns as the best place to take your dog is Doris Day's famous Cypress Inn.  Not only is the hotel itself pet-friendly, thanks to Doris' love for animals, but you can have lunch or dinner on the patio, have a drink in Terry's Lounge during Yappy Hour, or enjoy afternoon tea on Saturdays, all accompanied by man's best friend.

Over at Forge in the Forest , dogs can choose delicious bites from their own Dog Pound Menu for lunch or dinner on the patio.

Other dog-friendly restaurants include Basil Seasonal Dining, Porta Bella, Grasing’s, Village Corner, Hog’s Breath Inn, Casanova Restaurant, Da Giovanni, and Little Napoli, to name a few.

If you want to get out into nature and away from the crowds, try a walk at nearby Mission Trail Park, a 33-acre nature preserve with 5 miles of trails through pine and redwood trees. There are five park entrances: Rio Road, 11th and Torres, Crespi Avenue and Mountain View Avenue, Martin Road, and 25800 Hatton Road. Disposable doggie-doo bags are available at all entrances.

And finally, many Carmel shops and art galleries are not only dog-friendly, they welcome dogs with water bowls outside and little treats inside.

Those are just some of the things you can do with your dog in Carmel, so get out there with your four-legged friend and see for yourselves what Carmel has to offer!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

August is National Romance Awareness Month

At the Hofsas House Hotel We Believe Romance Reigns in Carmel by the Sea!

The town is storybook pretty: narrow streets lined with quintessentially charming cottages.  Add to that the seaside charm of waves crashing on rocks and soft sand beaches that tempt you to linger longer, and it’s hard not to find serenity and peace around every corner.  Carmel-by-the-Sea is a wonderful village for a romantic retreat, arm-in-arm walks on the beach, and quiet candlelit dinners.

While Carmel-by-the-Sea is also a great family destination sometimes you need to plan a romantic escape.  The town offers the best for families and romance!  If you are taking a romantic getaway for 2, be sure to:

  • Dig your toes into the sand at the foot of Ocean Avenue, pop open a bottle of local vino, or snag a custom-designed picnic basket from the one of the many nearby restaurants.
  • You can also take a walk or—if you have access to a car—a cruise along Scenic or 17-Mile Drive.
  • Another great trek is to head down the path that weaves through the forested canyon to San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, where you can take a tour or simply wander through the beautifully restored 18th Century buildings.
  • Nothing beats just window-shopping through the one square mile of downtown, especially if you’re an art lover. The village’s past and present incarnations as an artist colony imbue it with a dignified yet slightly Bohemian aura.
  • For the serious romantic, sunset brings a whole new sensibility to Carmel, and it’s impossible not to be swept up in all the possibilities.
  • Or just take moonlight stroll through the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

No matter how you choose to fill-out your romantic retreat to Carmel, you can rest assured that finding ways to make the getaway truly special is infinitely easy. You’ll fall in love over again—not just with each other, but also with Carmel itself.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea Announces New Pin It To Win It Contest

 

This July we are ready for some fun in the sun and what's more fun than kids at the beach? Post your favorite family pictures anytime throughout the month of July and our favorite post will win a two-night stay in a two-room suite!

Simply: 

  • Follow us on Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/hofsashouse
  • ​Create A board titled: Family Getaways​
  • ​Add a minimum of 5 pictures of your family vacation destination with the hashtag #HofsasHouseGetaways
  • Email a link to your board to marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
  • One lucky winner will receive a two​ night stay at our beautiful hotel in Carmel
  • Contest runs July 1st - July30th.   Winner announced August 5th.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tail Wagging Package:

 

Meet Hofsas House Pet Concierge, Tank, playing at Carmel Beach!  Tank has created a Tail Wagging Package for his four legged friends!

Hofsas House is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary Doggie Welcome Package upon arrival that includes:

·      Hofsas House Dog Frisbee

·      Hofsas House collapsible dog bowl

·      Special Dog Bed 

·      Letter from Tank. our onsite Pet Concierge

·      Special dog amenities package

·      Tips and recommendations for your four legged friends stay

·      Walking Trail and Hiking Guide

·      A package of treats.

·   Coastal Canine Magazine—offering the best four legged options for visiting Carmel

Minimum two (2)-night stay. $25 fee per night for one dog and $40 per night for two.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Carmel - A destination that fits your sustainable lifestyle!

When it comes to traveling to a destination that fits your green lifestyle and sustainability ethos, the picturesque seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, may just be the ideal location for you.

Carmel has long been a haven for artists, poets, writers and actors, folks who follow their own muse. It's also been a green community almost before the term green became popular, not only by ardently preserving its historical and cultural assets, but also its natural wonders, from its verdant canopy of trees to the pristine white sands of Carmel Beach.

City ordinances and building codes prevent overdevelopment and over-commercialization, for example, there are no sidewalks or streetlights in residential areas, no stop lights downtown, no commercial development on the beach and no neon is permitted in business signs.

Locals and businesses alike are committed to preserving the small-village charm and ambiance of Carmel, from recycling and water-saving measures to offering local produce and sustainable seafood in its restaurants.

So whatever term you prefer, green travel, sustainable travel, socially responsible travel or simply looking out for Mother Earth, Carmel may just be the perfect green destination for you.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Family Friendly Carmel-by-the-Sea

 

Along with the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium and nature-friendly Point Lobos, there's a world of fun for kid’s right here in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Outdoors or in, a host of activities keep young visitors happily occupied from morning 'til bedtime.

Here are our favorite family friendly activities:

Our staff is frequently asked that they like to do with their families.  Here are our staffs Family Friendly Picks … drumroll please.

Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo

The beautifully restored Carmel Mission. Still a working church and school, take time to explore the park-like grounds.  Even young ones will appreciate the quietness of the Basilica, even if for just a few minutes. Direct your kids to the nativity scene in the back left-corner of the Basilica. According to volunteers it’s like no other in the world, because of something tastefully hidden in it’s midst. Challenge your kids (and yourself) to figure out what “it” is. (I don’t want to give away the surprise.) Check it out, if you’re stumped, grab a volunteer to help in the search.

Ocean Avenue

Tree-lined Ocean Avenue is a shopper’s dream. Start in the park across the street from Tiffany and Co. Once the kids have rolled around in the grass for a bit, start window shopping your way to the waves. Kids don’t like to shop? No worries. Have them count the dogs. Trust me, there’s so many, they’ll lose count more than once. Even better, have your kids hunt for the numerous water bowls hidden among the flowers for thirsty hounds out on the town. Dogs dig Carmel.

Get Sandy

Carmel-by-the-Sea has one of the most beautiful beaches. Just keep heading down Ocean Drive, and you’ll be rewarded. The beach is leash-free, so dogs and kids run freely in the sand.   Ask for a free Frisbee to take with you to the beach.

Share your favorite family friendly activities to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/hofsashousehotel.

Summer is almost here.  How will you plan your family’s summer get away?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Take a Hike at the Hofsas House Hotel

 

"Experience Big Sur hiking trails ranging from tranquil walks along a coastal waterfall to miles-long ascents through the redwoods and into the rugged wilderness or take in magnificent Point Lobos State Park.  After a day of hiking the Big Sur coastline, guests relax in the hotel’s heated swimming pool or European dry saunas. Package includes a $25 gift certificate for Carmel’s 5th Avenue Deli.  Offer valid from April 1 thru May 31, 2016 with a minimum of a two (2)-night stay. Mention HHNature at booking. Offer not valid with any other discounts, promotions or thru a third party booking agent.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Carmel-by-the-Sea Celebrates 100 Years:

 

Celebrate Carmel-by-the-Sea’s 100thAnniversary and Hofsas House Hotels 69thAnniversary with our History Tour!  Delight in the special charms of Carmel on a leisurely, fun and informative two-hour guided walk past enchanting Fairy-tale cottages, through secret pathways, hidden courtyards and award-winning gardens.  At the end of the tour, you’ll  feel like a local.  Cost is $25 per person.  When booking use promotion code:  HHWALKS.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hofsas House Hotel Announces Its Thirds Night a Charm Package Available March 2016

 

Third Night's A Charm

Book 3 nights and the 3rd is 1/3 off. A getaway is always a wonderful break…they just don’t last long enough. At Hofsas House we know the 3rd nights a charm.

Subject to availability. Minimum of three (3)-night stay required. Savings reflected in rate at time of booking. If modifications to reservation are made during your hotel stay (e.g. early departure), the promotion is void and your rate will be adjusted to the rate of the day. Taxes and gratuities not included. Offer not applicable to groups, negotiated or third-party rates. Not combinable with any other offers. Not applicable to existing reservations. Blackout dates apply.   Offer valid from February – March, 2016 excluding holidays and AT&T golf week.   Mention Code HHCHARM when booking.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hofsas House Hotel Family Celebrates Spring With Its Sixth Annual Fundraiser For The Food Bank For Monterey County on Thursday, March 24th, 2016

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself. With firm roots in the past, the family is looking toward the future by keeping abreast of guests’ every need.

Owner and General Manager, Carrie Theis, announced today that you are invited to celebrate Summer at the Hofsas House with its Sixth Annual Fundraiser for The Food Bank For Monterey County on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. Enjoy a fun evening!

Savor appetizers from local Chef’s including Chef Steve Johnson from TusCA Ristorante at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa, Chef Evan Lite from Beach House at Lover’s Point and Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka.  Enjoy chocolates from Lula’s Chocolates and cookies from Sweet Elena’s. Sip a glass of award winning Wines Scheid Vineyards or taste some of Mad Otter’s signature beer.  Listen to the sounds of stringed instruments of Terrence Ferrell.  Support the Food Bank For Monterey County.

Details:

Where: Hofsas House at San Carlos & 4th Ave Carmel - by - the- Sea poolside!

When: Thursday, March 24thh, 2016

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $50 per person

Reservations: Limited reservations available. Call Carrie at the Hofsas House (831) 624-2745 to make a reservation.

All proceeds benefit the Food Bank For Monterey County . Donations allowed without your presence. The Food Bank for Monterey County, a certified Feeding America food bank, is the largest supplier of emergency food in Monterey County . We distribute 6 million pounds of food annually. The national image of our area is one of wealth and beauty. Yet poverty and food insecurity exist in the “Salad Bowl of the World.” The challenge is great and we strive to meet it on a daily basis.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Tell the Hofsas House where you’d love to visit and why and you could win a 2 night stay!

 

So many of us add “travel more” to our list of yearly resolutions! Whether it is somewhere close by, a beautiful beach or international destination, tell the Hofsas House where you’d love to visit and why? Post pictures of your ideal destination on a Pinterest board and our favorite board with win a 2-night stay at the Hofsas House hotel!

To enter the contest simply:

Pin It To Win It!

  • Follow us on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/hofsashouse/
  • Create A Board Titled: Time to Travel!
  • Add a minimum of 5 pictures of your favorite quotes with the hashtag #HofsasHouseGetaways
  • Email a link your board to: marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
  • One lucky winner will win a 2-night stay at our hotel!
  • Enter to win between January 1st and January 30th. Winner announced on February 5th.
  • Includes Hotel stay only- airfare, transportation, meals and other amenities not included.      

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Hofsas House Hotel Announces Its 2016 Packages

The Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself. With firm roots in the past, the family is looking toward the future by keeping abreast of guests’ every need.  The hotel has announced their 2016 packages.  2016 is the 100-year anniversary of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  For any packages in 2016 add on a 100 Years of Carmel-by-the-Sea history book for $10.00. 

Carmel-by-the-Sea Celebrates 100 Years:

Celebrate Carmel-by-the-Sea’s 100th Anniversary and Hofsas House Hotels 69th Anniversary with our History Tour!  Delight in the special charms of Carmel on a leisurely, fun and informative two-hour guided walk past enchanting Fairy-tale cottages, through secret pathways, hidden courtyards and award-winning gardens.  At the end of the tour, you’ll  feel like a local.  Cost is $25 per person.  When booking use promotion code:  HHWALKS.

Get Artsy Package

For decades, Carmel, California has been an artist’s enclave!  Today there are more than 80 art galleries in walking distance from the hotel.  The Hofsas House Hotel is no exception and has been touched by one of the World’s most famous artists.  Did you know?  Maxine Albro was commissioned by Donna Hofsas to paint the welcoming mural and the headboard featured in room 47 of the Hofsas House.   In the 1940s and 1950s, Maxine was living in Carmel and was friends with Donna.  After the main four-story addition to the Hofsas House was complete in 1957, Donna asked Maxine to paint the mural and add other highlights to the front of the building to enhance the Bavarian theme.  Maxine also painted the three pictures hanging in the lobby.

The  Hofsas House Get’s Artsy with its special Artist Package.  Stay in the Room 47 – the room Maxine Albro painted!  Carmel continues to be an artist colony and attracts some of the World’s most famous artists.  The Hofsas House is located within blocks of one of the World’s most premiere sculptors.  As part of the hotels Get Artsy package, guests will have the opportunity to meet local Carmel sculpture Steven Whyte (subject to his availability) and take a personal tour of his studio (located only two blocks away from the Hofsas House).  Steven Whyte’s studio tours are subject to the artist’s availability. Call Hofsas House the Hofsas House to book this package.  Guests can also experience the new Carmel Art Tours, www.carmelarttours.com800-979-3370,for $25 per person, reservations required and this tour can also be arranged in advance by the Hotel staff.

Third Night's A Charm

Book 3 nights and the 3rd is 1/3 off. A getaway is always a wonderful break…they just don’t last long enough. At Hofsas House we know the 3rd nights a charm. Subject to availability. Minimum of three (3)-night stay required. Savings reflected in rate at time of booking. If modifications to reservation are made during your hotel stay (e.g. early departure), the promotion is void and your rate will be adjusted to the rate of the day. Taxes and gratuities not included. Offer not applicable to groups, negotiated or third-party rates. Not combinable with any other offers. Not applicable to existing reservations. Blackout dates apply.   Offer valid from November thru February excluding holidays and AT&T golf week.  Mention Code HHCHARM when booking.

Golfer’s Delight

The Hofsas House Hotel has partnered with one of the Monterey Peninsula’s best golf courses. Book a stay and add a round of golf at the recently renovated and immaculate green grasses of the historic Quail Lodge Golf Club! Play an 18-hole round of golf including shared cart and range balls for an additional $100 per person.  When booking use promotion code HHQUAIL and let us know what day you would like to play and whether you would prefer an AM or PM tee time.  Our staff will make the arrangements.  Tee times based on the availability of the Quail Lodge Golf Course.

Wine and Cheese Package

Stay at the Hofsas House and order our special wine and cheese package for $30.  Enjoy a bottle of Monterey County Wine and a cheese pairing from the Cheese Shop when you order the Wine and Cheese Package in advance.  Please order 48 hours in advance of stay and specify red or white wine.  In addition, taste wines at nine different Carmel tasting rooms on the Wine Walk by-the-Sea with a Wine Tasting Passport.  The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea is pleased to offer a Wine Tasting Passport for $65, which entitles the buyer to one $10 flight at each of nine tasting rooms (a $90 value).  The Wine Passport can be purchased from our concierge after checking in.

Tail Wagging Package:

Hofsas House is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary Doggie Welcome Package upon arrival that includes:

·                Hofsas House Dog Frisbee

·                Hofsas House collapsible dog bowl

·                Special Dog Bed 

·                Letter from Cajun. our onsite Pet Concierge

·                Special dog amenities package

·                Tips and recommendations for your four legged friends stay

·                Walking Trail and Hiking Guide

·                A package of treats.

·               Coastal Canine Magazine—offering the best four legged options for visiting Carmel

Minimum two (2)-night stay. $25 fee per night for one dog and $40 per night for two.

Take a Hike at the Hofsas House Hotel

Experience Big Sur hiking trails ranging from tranquil walks along a coastal waterfall to miles-long ascents through the redwoods and into the rugged wilderness or take in magnificent Point Lobos State Park.  After a day of hiking the Big Sur coastline, guests relax in the hotel’s heated swimming pool or European dry saunas. Package includes a $25 gift certificate for Carmel’s 5th Avenue Deli.  Offer valid from March 1 thru May 31, 2016 with a minimum of a two (2)-night stay. Mention HHNature at booking. Offer not valid with any other discounts, promotions or thru a third party booking agent.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Theis Family Holiday Traditions

Every holiday season our family has traditions. This year we want to share what makes our holidays sparkle. We hope you enjoy!


1.  Walking the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea To Look At Christmas Lights. Take a stroll and soak it all in! 


2.  Christmas Movie Night! Celebrate Xmas with Clark Griswold, Charlie Brown and The Grinch. What is your favorite holiday movie?


3.  Buying And Picking Out The Family Christmas Tree and Decorating. Ahhh the memories. Stop by and check out the Hofsas House lobby tree!


4.  Putting out Santa's Cookies and Milk. Don't let Santa leave on an empty stomach. 


5.  Baking Christmas Cookies. Home baked cookies all the way.


6.  Hanging the Christmas lights. You don't have to go all out, but a little color is a must. 


7.  And our favorite Theis Family tradition is ... Christmas Dinner. Christmas traditions start at the dinner table.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hofsas House Hotel Celebrates The Holidays With Their Fourth Annual Gingerbread Making Fundraiser For The Carmel Library Foundation.

 

The Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself. With firm roots in the past, the family is looking toward the future by keeping abreast of guests’ every need.

You are invited to celebrate The Holidays with the Hofsas House at their Fourth Annual Fundraiser for The Carmel Library Foundation with a Gingerbread Making afternoon for the family.

Create a gingerbread house to take home and display throughout the holidays.  Children will receive one gingerbread making kit, hot cider and a cookie for a $25 donation to the Carmel Library Foundation.  Adults that want to attend will receive a glass of wine of award winning Monterey County wines from Twisted Roots Winery and can enjoy a gourmet cheese and fruit and tray for a $10 donation to the Carmel Library Foundation.   Additional glasses of wine can be purchased for a $5.00 donation to the Carmel Library Foundation.  (The $10 donation for adults does not include decorating a gingerbread house.)

Where:  Hofsas House at San Carlos & 4th Ave. Carmel-by-the-Sea at the meeting room poolside!

When:  Saturday, December 5th, 2015 (Two Times:  Sign up for 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.)

Reservations:  Limited reservations available.  Call Carrie at the Hofsas House (831) 624-2745 to make a reservation.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hofsas House is now on Instagram!

 

Hofsas House is excited to announce we are on Instagram!

Follow us at @HofsasHouse and our hashtag is #HofsasHouse

Friday, September 25, 2015

Save The Date

You are invited to celebrate The Holidays with our Fourth Annual Fundraiser for The ‪#‎CarmelLibraryFoundation with a ‪#‎Gingerbread making afternoon for the family! Create a gingerbread house to take home and display throughout the ‪#‎holidays. Children will receive one gingerbread making kit, hot cider and a cookie for a $25 donation to the Carmel Library Foundation. Adults that want to attend will receive a glass of wine of award winning Monterey County wines from ‪#TwistedRootsWinery.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pin It To Win It!

Wine Tasting with friends is always a good time and we are fortunate to live in California with so many wineries to choose from. Share your fun pics out wine tasting on our Pinterest Page all month long and our favorite post will win a       one-night stay  with a Carmel-by-the-Sea Wine Passport to enjoy the #CarmelWineWalk! We will also choose two other winners to receive  the Wine Passport to enjoy the Carmel Wine Walk!   Happy Posting!

Simply:  

  • Follow us on Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/hofsashouse
  • Pin your wine tasting images and don’t forget to use the hashtags #HofsasHouse and #CaliforniaWineMonth
  • Email a link to marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
  • One lucky winner will receive a one-night stay at our beautiful hotel in Carmel and two other winners we receive passes to enjoy the Carmel Wine Walk!
  • Contest runs September 1st-September 30th. Winner announced October 5th.