Grazing in the Grass

Grazing in the Grass
One member of our Deer Family

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Not-So Mystery Hat Thief Saga

Fuzzy hats seem to be missing here at Fairview Manor B&B! We finally have nabbed the culprit. Ms. Murphy Brown, age 1 1/2 and weighing in at 77 pounds, was caught in the act. This time she was seen entering a guests' car and leaving with the fuzzy hat in her mouth. Though she doesn't rip the hats, it did take a while to chase her down as she ran around the meadow with her new prize. Thankfully, no damage was done to the hat. We also discovered where she had hidden the rest of her "loot" - the hats were behind the clothes hamper. I guess she wanted me to wash them!

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Years Resolution - Whale Watching on the Monterey Bay

Follow the Gray whales migration as well as many other species of Dolphins, Porpoises, Otters and Seabirds. Enjoy 2 nights at Fairview Manor B&B; a 3 to 4 hour Whale watching cruise* (Stagnaro's boasts of a 90% success rate in sightings of whales) and a bottle of Renaissance Cabernet Sauvignon for $185.00 per person. Offer valid from January 2 to March 23, 2011.
*The Whale watching cruise does fill up, so you need to book in advance. The good news is Fairview Manor can book it for you. Call us today at 831/336-3355. You can also book online at and add the comment "we want to see the whales!"  

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

... and to all a very Happy Christmas

Our best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a Grand New Year.
                                        Peace and Joy,
                      Gael, Jack, Max and Ms. Murphy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas comes to the Manor!

Mom arrived today to help with the decorating. The whole Inn smells of the wonderful noble fir tree that was purchased from the Mt. Feed Store, but only after sampling the organic apple cider. Yum.
The stockings have been hung, just waiting for Santa to fill them. Of course, they will be pushed aside once the fire has been lit.
Celtic music is flowing and the Celtic Woman's Christmas CD is awesome. I can almost smell the sod burning. Someday we will spend the holidays in Dublin.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blessings this Thanksgiving

Hoping that you have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving. That we all take a moment to reflect on what we are grateful for. I am thankful for my children and grandchildren who are generous with their love and time. I am thankful for my friends that are always close by with advice or a hard shoulder. I am thankful for the interesting guests this year at Fairview Manor and the hopes of meeting many more next year.
Remember the "only" overstuffed allowed is the bird!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MCT Presents Miracle on 34th Street

You can really tell when the Holiday Season begins - MCT is presenting the classic Miracle on 34th Street.
Shows begin November 26th and run through December 19th.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm / Sunday performance is at 2pm
Ben Lomond's Park Hall - 9400 Mill Street
Peter Gelblum plays Kris Kringle.
Peter and Michele were guests of Fairview Manor on their numerous visits to the San Lorenzo Valley, before moving permanently to the area. We are glad they decided to move here and become involved with the community.
Come and enjoy MIRACLE ON 34th STREET

Wine Passport Weekend

November 20, 2010 will be the last weekend of 2010 for sampling the fine wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Buy your passport and go! Some of the wineries are only open for this event and the 2011 passport season is still a few months away.
Don't forget to pick up an extra bottle for those special folks on your holiday lists!