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The Insiders View Blog - Carmel Mission Inn’s blog page where we hope you will find information that will enhance your overall experience in Carmel California.

Dive Down to Carmel CA

Bob Buescher - Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary attracts divers from around the world and has been rated as the best beach dive in the U.S. by Scuba Diving magazine!  read more...


Point Lobos State Reserve Video Tour

Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Point Lobos State Reserve video tour is now on YouTube.  You can come to Carmel for many reasons... food, dog friendly beaches, shopping, music, or any one of a hundred reasons... or you can just come for Point Lobos State Reserve.   I honestly believe it is the most spectacular stretch of coast in the world.  Many come for the unique flora and fauna of the reserve, but there is one hidden treasure that you need to know about... "the trails".   Someday I want to meet the park service personnel who are responsible for designing these beautiful trails, as they create a perfect stage for exploring this fairyland.  When you come to Point Lobos take some extra time and slowly wander this exotic coastline.   read more...


Pet Friendly Carmel By The Sea

Bob Buescher - Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pet Friendly Carmel By the Sea video tour is now on YouTube.  I live in an area where the beaches are closed to dogs, or if you go far enough you can find a beach where dogs can be on a leash.  Not in Carmel!   Carmel invites your dog to come play on the beach, run, jump, splash, and bring the beach sand home to your perfectly clean house.   This video celebrates the joy of dogs and the beach... and for a moment it covers the beauty of Carmel at night.    read more...


Point Lobos right next to the Inn

Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I am not sure that words are sufficient to describe the beauty of Point Lobos State Reserve.  You may tour the park by car, but until you walk the coastal trails you don't see the true beauty of this park.  I have to thank someone in the park service for designing trails that resemble imagery from a movie set or from a dream.  The photo below was shot right on the point of the Cypress Grove trail.  read more...


Big Sur CA

Kentyn Reynolds - Sunday, June 12, 2011
Introduction to Big Sur read more...

Carmel Mission

Kentyn Reynolds - Sunday, June 12, 2011
Mission San Carlos Borremeo del Rio Carmelo (Carmel Mission) read more...