Horizon Inn and Ocean View Lodge - Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, 93921, United States
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Like Wine? You Will Love Carmel in September!

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Come celebrate the wine harvest this September. Our fall rates are in effect and we have posted a 15% discount for midweek stays. Mention the Wine Enthusiast Getaway when booking and we will give you an addiitonal 10% when you book 3 or more midweek nights directly with us. Imagine the great wine you can buy with your savings! And paired with our world famouse dining options, this is a wine lover and foodie's delight! 

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What will you do with your 3 Days in Carmel? Let us help! Check out our Wine Enthusiast suggested itinerary and fill your days with self-guided wine walks, fine dining, winery tours, a visit to the one-of a-kind Folktale Winery, a spa experience. Of course we include a Carmel Beach walk! Our suggested itinerary is only to get you started. Call us in advance with help for planning your getaway or stop by the front desk after you arrive for last minute ideas.

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Babymoon Celebration! Is there a baby in your future? Come celebrate the new arrival with a romantic stay in Carmel. Our newest package is perfect as a surprise for your partner or a gift to the lucky couple.  Festive beverages, cupcakes, flower petals, candles and more including an option for a pre-natal massage. Give us a call to talk about your gift certificate options. Visit our Babymoon Celebration page for details and ideas.

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This special offer is valid for 3-night midweek stays from September 4 through September 30. Book online now (and be sure to put "Wine Enthusiast Getaway" in the Special Remarks) or call us at 1-800-350-7723 to discuss room availability and make a reservation. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. This special promotion not available through third-party bookings. Taxes are not included in quoted rates, and extra person / pet fees apply. Reserve now to get the room you want!

Carmel has Something for Everyone!

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Folktale Winery & Vineyards is a one-of-a kind winery. They started with the idea that in every great bottle of wine there is a story. But it isn't just about what is inthe bottle. They make visiting the winery a full experience including music, art and even yoga! Check out their calendar to see what is happening while you are here.

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Outdoor Forest Theater. What better way to end the day in Carmel? Relaxing at this historic theater, framed by towering pines and huge open fireplaces. A total feast for the senses with great live productions from Shakespeare to musicals. And, it is walking distance from the Inn. No better way to spend a lovely autumn evening in Carmel.

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Did you know that autumn is the sunniest time of the year in Carmel! We have warm, clear days and cool evenings. These longer evenings are perfect for beach bonfires and misty morning strolls through town. Or maybe a perfect time to keep your fitness routine going but with Carmel scenary as your backdrop.

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Locals Guide to Scenic Runs, Hikes and Walks.
Be sure to use our new guide to runs, hikes and walks in and around Carmel. Find everything from a quick jog or a full workout on the 18-mile recreational trail along Monterey Bay. Beach, woodland trails, vista lookouts? It's all here! Get your copy when you check in.

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Wine Walk Passport
The Wine Walk by-the-Sea™ is a self-paced, self-guided stroll to the tasting rooms which are all within a few blocks of each other on both sides of Ocean Avenue, and an easy walk from the Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge. Savor premium local still and sparkling wines without worrying about parking, or drinking and driving.

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Need more help planning your stay? May we suggest a few of our Enhancements such as our Harvest Celecbration or Romance Package. We offer Dining Gift Certificates and can help with getting Monterey Bay Aquariam tickets. We are locals and know the best spots for what you are seeking. We are here to help. All you need do is ask us!

September Events In and Around Carmel


All events marked with ** are within walking distance of
Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge.
Just ask us for a map and directions.


** Peter Pan -- The Musical **
Outdoor Frest Theater
Mountain View Avenue and Santa Rita Street
Now through September 24

** Carmel Art Walk **
An artist-owned gallery tour
September 9
5-8 pm
Downtown Carmel
Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea has more than 80 galleries in a one-square-mile area. A great way to visit the village’s 21 artist-owned galleries and the artists who work in them is to embark on the Carmel Art Walk. Occurring the second Saturday of the month from 5:00–8:00pm, the self-guided walking tours allow art enthusiasts of all interests to take in a sampling of Carmel’s locally created artworks.

Created by Carmel artist Joaquin Turner, the Carmel Art Walk debuted in 2016. Turner says the idea came to him to let people know that Carmel was still a colony of local artists and to bring the area’s artists together. “Basically, I looked for all of the local artist-owned galleries,” he says. “All the galleries where you can go in and meet the artist whose work is on the wall.”

The Carmel Art Walk is a unique event that causes galleries to put up new work in anticipation of visitors. Also, most of the establishments serve refreshments or raffle off miniature paintings or have live music. “I’ve had a harp player, an accordion player, and a guitar player,” Turner says.

** 57th Annual Sandcastle Contest **
September 16
8 am to 2 pm
Carmel Beach south of 10th Avenue
For decades, the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Monterey Bay chapter of the American Institute of Architects have collaborated on The Great Sand Castle Contest, announcing the date and theme a few weeks prior to the big day. Everyone who would like to build a castle can enter the contest, and judges bestow awards for multiple categories, from the coveted Golden Shovel, to the tongue-in-cheek Sour Grapes. And because bribery (non-monetary) is encouraged, it’s not unusual to see platters of food, bottles of wine, chair massages and other indulgences being offered to the people in charge. The contest is held on Carmel Beach from Scenic south of 10th. For more information call Carmel Community Services at (831) 620-2020.

Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
September 15 through 17
Monterey Fairgrounds
(831) 373-3366
The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world, began in 1958 with San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons as its founder. 38,000+ fans are expected to attend the 60th edition of the two-day and three-night celebration that takes place September 15-17, 2017. The Festival features over 500 artists performing on eight stages spread over the 20-acre Monterey County Fair and Event Center in Monterey, California.

September 23
Thirteenth Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Designed for both seasoned and beginning birders, as well as outdoor lovers, the festival offers a unique opportunity to explore, learn, and appreciate world-class habitats such as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Elkhorn Slough National Marine Estuary, and Pinnacles National Monument. Specially designed field trips will take participants to Big Sur to see California condors. Join a pelagic trip to witness one of the world’s most productive regions for albatrosses, shearwaters, storm-petrels and more. Jump into a kayak and get closer to nature or take a scenic ride at Elkhorn Slough Safari. All field trips are led by top-quality, friendly leaders. Online sales are now under way for each birding event offered a la carte, so you’re able to mix and match outings according to your personal interests.

September 23 – 24
58th Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Monterey Fairgrounds
The Gem, Mineral & Fossil show sponsored by Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society includes multiple dealers, displays, demonstrations, snack bar and children’s activities.

24th Annual Chili Cook-Off
September 20
5 - 8 pm

One Old Ranch Road
Carmel Valley Ranch
The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the 24th Annual Chili Cook-off at The River Ranch at Carmel Valley Ranch located at One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, California. The event will begin at 5:00 pm with over 25 professional and amateur contestants and conclude at 8:00 pm. It is not only chili that you will find at this foodie event - margaritas are also part of the competition amongst our favorite local bartenders!

Chili making chefs and wizard Bartenders will be competing for a People’s Choice award and/ or the coveted “Golden Ladle” award voted on by our expert foodie judges! That’s right local chiefs will be judging our Golden Ladle competition this year in appreciation for their dedication and hard work they have showed to our community. The People’s Choice Awards will be voted on by the attendees and will be given to each category in first, second and third place.

** Cyrano **
September 28 - October 15
Oudoor Forest Theater
Mountain View and Santa Rita
With its original setting and the glorious costumes of 17th century France, this classic romantic comedy has been given a 21st century snappy modern adaptation. Cyrano tells the story of a great swordsman with a beautiful soul, who is hampered by a huge nose that makes him believe he is incapable of being loved by the beautiful Roxane. When he learns that Roxane and a handsome young soldier named Christian are infatuated with each other, he writes beautiful love letters for her suitor that lead to a calamitous love triangle. An ensemble cast of nine actors brings a rollicking theatricality to this epic tale. Filled with swordplay, romance and amped-up humor, this is the funniest Cyrano you will ever see!

September 30 - October 1
California International Airshow
You’ll want to keep an eye on the sky when the United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the California International Airshow along with other outstanding aviators the weekend of September30 - October 1 Visit the web site for more information.

Looking ahead to October?
Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge is a proud patron of the Annual International Carmel Film Festival. Tis year's Festival runs from October 18 - 22. If you love film, this is a must experience. Read about the Festival events and start planning your visit now!


All events marked with ** are within walking distance of
Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge.
Just ask us for a map and directions.


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Our best rates are always available when you book direct with us -- by calling 1-800-350-7723 or through our online booking system. Don't forget to mention the Wine Enthusiast Getaway when booking to get your 15% discount for a 3 night midweek stay plus an extra 10% for booking direct with us. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Not eligible with 3rd party bookings. Additional extra person and pet fees may apply.

Horizon Inn and Ocean View Lodge
SWC 3rd Avenue and Junipero Street
Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, 93921, United States
Call: (831) 624-5327 | 1-800-350-7723


Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge

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