Where you will find information that will enhance your overall experience in Carmel California.
Travelers come from all over the United States to golf at world-renowned golf courses in Carmel Valley. Known for its majestic oaks, rolling hills, stunning views, and extremely well kept grounds, Carmel Valley is a golfer’s dream come true. Watch our short clip shot at Carmel Valley Ranch to get an idea of what golfing in this area is like.
Monastery Beach, named for the Carmelite Monastery across the highway, is part of Carmel River State Beach. The beach is sometimes called San Jose Creek Beach. The one-third-mile-long stretch of sand is most popular with divers.
Carmel Mission also known as (San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission) is one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most treasured landmarks and is one of the oldest Spanish Missions in California. It was founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra who is buried on the site, and is still an active Roman Catholic Church to this day.
To say that the Central Coast of California had a wet and wild 2016 & 2017 year of weather might be the understatement of the year! However, there is an upside to all to mother nature’s wrath, that is super bloom that the central coast is experiencing. You can experience this phenomena just minutes away from the Carmel Mission Inn at Garrapata State Park. Discover the water-soaked hills in thousands of Calla Lilies. The spring of 2017 is a year of flowers beyond what many of us have ever seen. In our little video clip, above, the hillsides surrounding Garrapata State Park trickle hundreds of little streams and the Calla Lilies grow by the thousands.
Words and Photos by Scot Hampton
Along the craggy Northern California coast, there’s a stretch of rocky peninsula that jets out into the cool blue of the Pacific ocean. It’s here you’ll find unforgiving waves crashing upon a shoreline with it’s own salty secrets.
We first started to work with the Carmel Mission Inn team in May of 2011 and started a long history of photographing the hotel. About once a year we stayed at the hotel and took new photographs. Over the years our library of photographs and videos expanded out to become a documentary of the constantly evolving presentation of the hotel. Several months ago the hotel completed a extraordinary round of new renovations reaching from the front of the hotel through the pool all the way to the wood trim on the balcony rooms. What is fascinating in this last round of renovations is the vibrant use of color.
In the following video we take you on a spectacular visual tour of beautiful locations throughout Monterey County through the eyes of master photographer David J. Gubernick. We hope our video will inspire everyone to visit & explore the many stunning locations along the Central Coast. For more information about David Gubernick or to schedule a workshop, please visit his website at: http://www.rainbowspirit.com
Having played golf courses all over the world, many people have asked me what my favorite place to play is. In a simple answer, Pebble Beach is always first on my list. The problem with Pebble Beach is that it cost about $500.00 to play the course. I would highly recommend that every golfer do it one time. If you don’t have the financial resources, there are other options that are much more affordable in that area.
I have lived in the Carmel area for ten years, and I have to say that I had never been to the Carmel Mission. After hearing that Pope Francis will be canonizing Father Junipero Serra, I thought to myself maybe now is a good time to go. The Carmel Mission Basilica is just a three minute door-to-door drive from the Carmel Mission Inn.
The Cavaliers of the West held their annual winter dog show this year at Carmel Mission Inn! There were prizes to be won, an enthralling silent auction, and many, many cute dogs. All of the proceeds from this event benefit CavalierRescueUSA, which is dedicated to finding forever homes for needy Cavaliers.