Just inland from the beautiful seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Carmel Valley is a lush green valley known for its wineries and vineyards, and its spa retreats. It’s also known for its wild turkeys, quails, deer and rabbits. And you might even see a coyote or a rattlesnake!
There’s quite a nice list to chose from when it comes to the best places to stay in the Carmel Valley. There are ranches, vineyards, spas and retreats, as well as hotels, and some very nice nearby boutique hotel options in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
If you’re here to relax and enjoy yourself then our Guru’s selection of the best places to stay in the Carmel Valley also includes several properties which will organise some relaxing activities for you - like horse rides in the Garland Ranch National Park, a theatre trip, cooking classes or just a winery tour. This is also a magical place for hiking. And of course the idyllic town of Carmel is just a short distance away with its pretty views and sandy beaches. Carmel Mission, founded in 1771, is probably the region’s major ‘sight’. It is said to be one of the most beautiful of California’s Spanish missions.
Carmel-By-The-Sea, Carmel Valley
An idyllic setting packed full of adventures in 500 acres by Carmel-by-the-Sea. Rooms are contemporary, spacious with their own balcony, sitting room and modern bathroom. Restaurant uses locally sourced delicious ingredients to tempt you. Explore the apiary, vineyard, spa and pool to name but a few!
Resting in its own vineyards and forestland, this retreat is perfect for wine enthusiasts and for superb spa treatments. Rooms have fireplaces, noteworthy linens and generously large bathtubs. The restaurant caters to all dietary needs and the outdoor dining offers spectacular views. Great hideaway.