It's honestly been many years since I stayed here; my sweetie and I were in the area over NYE so we ventured in for a quick peek at the property.
Built for the Crocker family and originally comprising several thousand acres, the estate is a beautiful memorial to a time when cattle barons, oil magnates, railroad tycoons and newspaper billionaires built chateaux, christened hospitals and universities and rode their horses for days on their own property.
For about two grand, you too can spend a weekend being served in the family kitchen like Bruce Wayne, or play a game of chess in front of a fireplace that belongs in Skyfall. If you brought your Arabians, you can watch them work out in front of the paddock house, or jump a few obstacles on the dressage course. Look around; last time I was here I saw wild boar roaming the hills.
Remember to fill up your tank first ... it's a long driveway! You'll cross a bridge, wind through hills, forest and meadows before finally getting to the main house ... all 40-odd rooms of Mediterranean manse.
This time, I just came for the drive in, and back out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Carmel Valley, Stonepine Resort is the perfect place for those seeking a destination vacation with amenities for the both the active enthusiast and those who just want to kick back and relax. There are 3 1/2 miles of trails for hiking and biking, tennis, croquet and horseback riding, along with many amenities for more leisurely entertainment. The estate is located only thirteen miles from picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea and one mile from Carmel Valley Village, a quaint artisan community with both fine and casual dining, a variety of art galleries, craft shops and numerous wine tasting rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stonepine Estate Hotel Carmel Valley