The Jabberwock has a living room and a sun porch for guests to enjoy. While the 5 p.m. sherry is an occasion for guests to get to know each other, should they be so inclined, there is no air of "forced togetherness." My husband and I were able to play a game at the Alice in Wonderland chessboard in one part of the living room without feeling that we were supposed to engage the guests on the other side of the room and on the sun porch. Breakfast at the inn can be eaten at either the main table in the formal dining room, which seats ten, or at the small table, which seats four, in the sun porch which overlooks the large and well-sculptured gardens. If you prefer to sit at the small table, plan to arise early and get to it when breakfast begins, at 8:30 a.m.
The gardens are extremely well-maintained and have patio furniture on which to sit and take in the architecture. There is also a large black cat that will look at you but does not wish to be petted.
The Jabberwock also has a library of travel books, works by Lewis Carroll, and the works of John Steinbeck. There is also a nice collection of parlor games, including Pass the Pigs.
With breakfasts like "Burnt Brumbleberry" and "Humpty Dumpty" the Jabberwock is a themed inn, but not cloyingly so. Characters in costume do not jump out of closets and the staff does not spout nonsense in meter when asked a question. The primary ambiance is one of comfort and elegance.