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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.

Christmas in Carmel

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Colton Hall in Historic Monterey, CAChristmas is coming and the streets of Carmel are decked out in holiday cheer. Carmel brings Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to life with its cottage like buildings, winter trees with twinkling lights, miles of garland and big red bows tied around bountiful wreaths. I for one cannot help but feel warm inside during this time of year and Carmel, CA brings the complete Christmas package, minus the snow, to our small slice of heaven on California’s Central Coast.

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Peace Of Mind Dog Rescue - 4th Annual Oldies But Goodies Party

Kentyn Reynolds - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Carmel Mission Inn hosted this year's Oldies but Goodies Rock N' Roll Party which was held to benefit Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. The goal of Peace of Mind is to find loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them and for senior dogs in shelters. The event was held in order to raise funds for Peace of Mind so that the organization can continue its dog rescue efforts.

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Barnyard Food and Wine Celebration 2014

Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, July 09, 2014


This year's Barnyard Food and Wine Celebration was another fun-filled event complete with live music by Victory Lane, a special performance by Delaney Ann, dozens of local wines, and mouth watering cuisine prepared by various local Barnyard restaurants. The proceeds generated from the event benefited the Carmel Valley Rotary Foundation.

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Running on the Edge of the Western World

Kentyn Reynolds - Monday, March 24, 2014

Written by Sally Smith

The 29th Presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon takes place Sunday, April 27, 2014. Thousands of runners from all 50 states and 25 countries will gather that weekend to take part in any of six races along California’s scenic Highway 1. Though the marathon sold out in record time, spots are still available for the marathon relay, the 5K and the 9-Miler, a beautiful route that takes runners and walkers into Pt. Lobos State Reserve. Visit http://www.bsim.org for more information.

Big Sur California Coastline
Photo by Tom Rolander

Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World Magazine once stated “If we were told we could only run one marathon in our lifetime, Big Sur would have to be it.”

In 1986 Big Sur resident Bill Burleigh’s dream of a footrace along coastal Highway One became a reality, and the inaugural Big Sur International Marathon (BSIM) attracted 1,800 runners. Twenty eight years later, this scenic trek from Big Sur to Carmel, held annually on the last Sunday in April, brings 4,500 runners from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries to experience a marathon that has been described as a spiritual, soul-enriching and life-changing event.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium - Tentacles Exhibition

Kentyn Reynolds - Monday, March 17, 2014
Giant pacific octopus at the  Monterey Bay Aquarium
Giant pacific octopus, Monterey Bay Aquarium

© Monterey Bay Aquarium

Journey to a world of undersea magicians, masters of disguise and quick-change artists when Monterey Bay Aquarium opens its newest special exhibition, “Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes”, on April 12.“Tentacles” is just one of many special activities and events planned in 2014, when the acclaimed aquarium celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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Carmel Mission Inn Features Monterey Bay Aquarium

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Beaches of Carmel, California

Kentyn Reynolds - Friday, November 29, 2013

The Beaches of Carmel, California On your next vacation to Carmel, don't forget to stop at the many beaches located only a short drive away from Carmel Mission Inn. Soft white sand, crystal blue water, and vibrant sunsets are just a few things you'll have to look forward to as you enjoy another wonderful day on the beach. Watch our short video to discover just a few of the many stunning beaches in Carmel.

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Monterey County Wag N' Walk 2013

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, May 30, 2013

Monterey's annual Wag N' Walk- a-thon was a wonderful way to bing the community together to enjoy a scenic walk along the Monterey recreational Trail with everyone's beloved pet. The event is held by the Monterey County SPCA to help raise funds and awareness for animals in need.

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Sea Otter Classic 2013

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, January 03, 2013

Sea Otter Classic 2013The Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premier cycling festival that is held annually on the Monterey Peninsula. Unlike other bicycling events, the Sea Otter Classic is “a celebration of cycling” where biking enthusiasts of all ages and abilities come together to revel in all things bicycle. While the event is primarily billed as a festival, there are plenty of races to be had, ranging from mountain and road bike races to cyclocross races. Most races take place at Laguna Seca, but some take place on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property, specifically Fort Ord National Monumentread more...


Barnyard Harvest Festival 2012

Kentyn Reynolds - Saturday, November 03, 2012