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Peace, Quiet, and Adventure on the California Coast

Visit the charming town of Carmel for relaxation, amusement, and spectacular Big Sur beauty! This upscale village began as an artist's community and is now home to the Carmel River Inn, a charming 10-acre garden oasis of activities and leisure. Just a short walk from Carmel Beach adorned with cypress trees and view the impressive Pebble Beach Golf Links. Or, walk to Carmel Mission where you can shop and dine on Ocean Avenue. For even more adventure, head up to Monterey Beach where the dramatic cliffs along the coast serve as the perfect setting for kayaking, surfing, and fishing. Plus the Monterey and Carmel Beach areas are dog-friendly, so you're able to bring your furry friend along for all the fun! When you're not out and about, relax back at the Carmel River Inn which features two different accommodation experiences. If you are looking for a clean simple place to stay a night our Inn rooms are for you. If you are looking for a private get-a-way book one of our historic cottages.

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Beach at Carmel River Inn. Pets welcome at Carmel River Inn. California's breathtaking Big Sur coast is everything you're looking for in a beach vacation. Miles of white-sand beaches, rugged cliffs, and clear blue waters make this the ultimate destination for relaxation and adventure. Stay at Carmel River Inn to enjoy the close proximity to the shores where you can bask under the sun, build a sandcastle, or head out to explore. Nearby Carmel Beach is an ideal place to set up camp and enjoy a variety of activities ranging from fishing to surfing. Make the greatest memories on the California Coast!
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2 bedroom Cottage living room at Carmel River Inn. Gather the whole family together for fun and relaxation at the Carmel River Inn. With ten acres of space beside the Carmel River, this is a great option for a reunion getaway. They offer three outdoor venues to choose from along with cozy accommodations for your group and can host up to 120 guests! Enjoy a fun-filled coastal retreat together with your loved ones today!
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Pets welcome at Carmel River Inn. Cottage exterior at Carmel River Inn. Weddings at Carmel River Inn. Don't worry about leaving your pet behind on your California getaway! Carmel River Inn welcomes pets to come enjoy all that sunny Big Sur has to offer. Plus, the nearby Carmel and Monterey Beaches are pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along to play and have an adventure! Take them out along the shores or hike the rugged cliffs together. For more information regarding pet policies, please contact the inn!
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Cottage bedroom at Carmel River Inn. Carmel River Inn features a collection of cozy cottages located around their ten acres of stunning grounds. Their cottages include a studio cottage, a studio with kitchenette, and a two-bedroom cottage. Each of them are beautifully furnished and maintained to ensure your comfort and convenience. Amenities include everything from fireplaces to 32" LCD televisions. Some cottages also welcome pets!
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Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 43 units
Nearby City
  • Carmel
Nearby Water
  • Pacific Ocean
General
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Ice Machine
Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Picnic Tables
Activities
  • Horseback Riding
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Wineries
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Sailing
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
Parking
  • Free Parking
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
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This property is ranked number 3 on Top California Coast Vacations. Read about it here.

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