Welcome to Carmel Valley
Charm and sunshine in a unique wine country enclave
The tranquil countryside of Carmel Valley beckons to newcomers with bright sunshine and a serene atmosphere, inviting harried city dwellers to step into a new normal. This place is a cut above regular existence — Carmel Valley is the land of clear skies, secluded estates, and plenty of room to take a deep breath of fresh air and just… be. Nearby Monterey and Pebble Beach provide lively bistros and luxe golf clubs, but Carmel Valley is all about relaxation.
The region’s sleepy wineries set the scene for romantic evenings and stunning views, while the local resorts make a case for staying right in Carmel Valley’s backyard. The sparkling Pacific is a mere 13 miles away, and the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains offer the flip side of coastal beauty. Real estate in Carmel Valley is a sight to behold, with hillside gems holding court over the scenic valley and luxury custom builds sprawling over impressive acreage.
What to Love
- Celebrated wineries abound
- Endless sunshine
- Tranquil atmosphere
- Gorgeous scenery
Luxury wellness treatments and world-class athletic clubs keep the well-heeled residents of Carmel Valley healthy and active, while the resort bistros make excellent use of the fresh seasonal produce for which California’s coast is known.
Carmel Valley pampers residents with a breathtaking rural backdrop and a stunning swath of countryside. The main road will take you to nearby hotspots, should you desire an afternoon of shopping, but the breezy, serene setting of Carmel Valley will be waiting to welcome you home with a peaceful atmosphere and a starry sky.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Santa Lucia Mountains loom in the background of Bernardus Lodge & Spa
, and lush vineyards sprawl for acres around the luxe hotel, setting a scene of natural grandeur. This lavish resort features farm-to-table dining and spa services inspired by the healing properties of the sea. Just a few miles down the road, you’ll find Bernardus Winery
, a vineyard and tasting room closely associated with the lodge. Wines from the vineyard are featured in the hotel guests' rooms, and the winery hosts private, curated tastings complete with accompanying charcuterie boards.
Classic California cuisine is at its best at Cafe Rustica
, a relaxed bistro with a rich menu of farm-fresh ingredients. The open-kitchen concept features stone pizza ovens and gourmet dishes like a quiche Lorraine pizza and smoked salmon pizza, as well as fresh salads and housemade pasta. American comfort food is elevated to new heights at Tarpy’s Roadhouse
. This rustic steakhouse delights in creative cocktails and sumptuous dishes like filet mignon, premium New York steak with truffle butter, and shrimp and grits.
Things to Do
A healthy, active lifestyle is front and center at Carmel Valley Athletic Club
. Members can get out on the court for a rousing tennis match or head to the beautiful Refuge
spa to enjoy relaxing wellness services like massages, sauna sessions, and soaking pools. Spanning 500 acres of stunning terrain, Carmel Valley Ranch
is a striking example of coastal beauty and a lesson in relaxation. From the luxe spa treatments and outdoor salt pools to the golf course and tennis courts, this grand resort takes pride in pampering guests.
The wooded landscape at Garland Ranch Regional Park
is an idyllic spot for long walks and scenic hikes. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, with trees canopying the lush landscaping and a brilliant blue California sky just overhead. Bring your pup and find your bliss in this stunning nature park. Vintage motorcycles from around the world are on display at Moto Talbott Motorcycle Museum
, a fascinating cultural center showcasing the vehicle's history that has long zipped up the California coast.
Residents of Carmel Valley enjoy access to acclaimed public schools, through the Carmel Unified School District
, and prestigious privates academies, including: