Archive for March, 2016

#TestimonialTuesday: Featured Reviews

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

 

It’s not easy booking a hotel. You want to stay somewhere beautiful, clean and safe. With the Butterfly Grove Inn, you get all that — and so much more!

 

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In honor of #TestimonialTuesday, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite reviews below:

 

“This hotel is tucked away in a quiet corner of Pacific Grove. It has a cottage-like feel and beautiful landscaping. We got a king room, it was a good size and had a vaulted ceiling! Breakfast was basic, but good. This is a great budget friendly hotel.”

-C. Rollins

 

” Wonderful little place tucked into Pacific Grove. Really close to the shops on Lighthouse Ave, Cannery Row, and downtown Monterey. Clean rooms. Helpful staff. ”

-M. Schommer

 

“Excellent motel with great amenities. Would definitely stay again.”

-V. Patel

 

“We’ve stayed at this hotel many times and have always had a positive experience. The rooms are clean and the staff is great. We also really like the location. ”

-B. Dowhaniuk

 

“Absolutely the most amazing place to stay. My sisters and I just spent five wonderful days at Butterfly Grove Inn and I can’t wait to go back. The suite we had was just WOW! So much room, super clean, beautiful view, comfy bed. Everything you could want and more. The people are so kind, helpful and caring. No putting on an act. They want you to enjoy your visit and will go out of their way to make it happen. I felt like I was leaving friends. Breakfast is included and better than many restaurants. I can’t think of a thing I would change. Thank you to all the great people at Butterfly Grove. This past week visiting our brother in the hospital was a difficult and sad time but your kindness and beautiful inn was a great comfort and blessing to us. We will never forget you.”

-D. Lewis

 

Experience the Butterfly Grove Inn for yourself! We’ve got it all — cozy rooms, unbeatable location, and a warm and friendly staff. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191. Find us on Facebook and Twitter for everything from travel tips to current events in Pacific Grove, California!

 

10 Fast Facts about Butterflies

Posted on: March 10th, 2016 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

 

Butterflies aren’t just stunning creatures — they’re also quite fascinating. Below, we’ve compiled some intriguing facts and statistics on butterflies from the San Diego Zoo and National Geographic. Read on to learn something new:

 

1. Butterflies don’t taste with their mouths; instead, they use their feet.

 

2. Monarch butterflies have a distinctive black-orange-and-white pattern that helps ward off predators.

 

3. A butterfly’s eyes are made up of 6,000 lenses and can see UV light.

 

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4. Butterflies that are born in the late summer and early fall are designed to fly, and will migrate when the weather changes.

 

5. You can find butterflies on every continent except Antarctica.

 

6. Many adult butterflies excrete no waste, because they use up everything they eat for energy.

 

7. Butterfly wings are actually clear, and the patterns we perceive are created by the reflection of tiny scales.

 

8. The largest butterfly species can reach up to 12 inches across; the smallest is as little as half an inch.

 

9. Metamorphosis –the process by which a caterpillar turns into a butterfly — takes up to 15 days to complete.

 

10. Male butterflies sip from mud puddles to obtain minerals that aren’t found in flowers.

 

Know even more interesting facts about butterflies? We’d love to hear them! Share your thoughts with the Butterfly Grove Inn on Facebook and Twitter.

 

To make a reservation at our Pacific Grove hotel, which is conveniently nestled adjacent to the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, give us a call at 831-250-8191.

 

 

3 Reasons to Vacation by the Beach

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

 

Looking for a good excuse to head to the coast? Beach vacations have been scientifically proven to make you happier, healthier and more connected. Below, we discuss three more reasons to book a trip to the shore (as if you needed anymore convincing):

 

1. For your mental health

 

Since as far back as the 18th century, doctors have understood the value of an ocean-side retreat. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England recently discovered that people who live closer to a beach reported better health. We’re not suggesting you drop everything and move to the coast, but even a short vacation can make a difference!

 

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2. For vitamin D

 

Yes, you can get this precious vitamin from drinking milk and taking a multivitamin. But most people get up to 90 percent of their vitamin D needs from the sun! We’re not saying a trip to the beach guarantees sunshine, but you’ll almost certainly spend more time outdoors — and even on cloudy days, getting outside helps skin create vitamin D.

 

3. For your feet

 

Even your feet can benefit from a beach vacation! According to Medical Daily, the soles of our feet contain more sweat glands and nerve-endings per square centimeter than any other part of the body. Walking barefoot along the shore helps stimulate sweat glands and nerve-endings, while also strengthening the muscles in your feet. Hitting the beach barefoot can even help boost your mood.

 

Here at the Butterfly Grove Inn, we’re just blocks away from some of California’s best beaches, including Pebble Beach and Asilomar State Beach. That’s right — you can walk to the coast right from our Pacific Grove hotel. Visit our website to learn more, and call 831-250-8191 to book your vacation by the beach!

 

Find us on Facebook and Twitter for everything from travel tips to current events in Pacific Grove, California!

 

Butterfly Grove Inn 1073 Lighthouse AvenuePacific Grove, CA 93950 Phone: +1-831-250-8191