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Carmel Winter Escape

Wood-Burning Fireplaces in the CottagesOcean Views at the Horizon Inn

Starting October 30, 2023 through March 28, 2024, we are offering guests the opportunity to give themselves and their loved ones some much needed "time away" with our extended stay promotion. This promotion is our best value of the year! 

The following money saving offer is available on Mid-Week stays (Sunday - Thursday).

We will take 20% off the posted rates when guests book a three or more night stay.  For more details on how to take advantage of this special offer, check out the Carmel Winter Escape on our Promotions page.

You must mention “Carmel Winter Escape” at time of booking to qualify for the discount.

Book early to get the room you want.
And after booking a room, why not make reservations at one of your favorite restaurants or try our new dining options?
Check out our restaurant page to see all your options!

Fly into convenient Monterey Airport

make it easy on yourself-- Fly Into Monterey Airport!


Monterey Airport is only 5 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea. Taxi service and Uber are available from the airport, and rental cars are also an option. Remember Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge is walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping and other attractions of Carmel Village. No car is needed to enjoy the charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea!

Visit the Monterey Airport site for all your travel options.

enjoy our updated cottages!

Dining in at the Ocean View LodgeFamily Vacation at the LodgeKitchen Cottages at the LodgeContinental Breakfast in bed at Ocean View Lodge

Vacations are all about spending time with the family. 

These spacious one bedroom cottages are perfect for families of four even those traveling with their fur baby. The open floor plan with wood-burning fireplace and two TV's offer privacy while still providing room to gather together.  Whether it be game night or watching your favorite sporting event, the cottages are great for enjoying a light family meal followed by a relaxing evening in our outdoor spa patio.

Carmel-by-the-Sea offers something for every member of the family.  All the shops, restaurants and of course Carmel Beach are within walking distance of the Lodge, so no one needs to feel left out of the fun. Our staff is happy to share  our specially curated list of activities. All you need to do is ask!

Book early to get the room you want.
And after booking a room, why not make reservations at one of your favorite restaurants or try our new dining options?
Check out our restaurant page to see all your options

Holidays at the Horizon Inn
Harvest Happy Hour
Ocean View Lodge for the holidays


Every evening during December from 7pm - 9pm, we will be bringing back our very popular  "After Hours Happy Hour to celebrate the holiday season on the Monterey Peninsula. We would love for you to join us in this celebration.

Registered guests will be treated to a glass of sparkling wine and individually wrapped chocolates to enjoy in our heated spa patio or in the comfort of their room.  Just stop by the front desk to request your flute of sparkling wine and chocolates. 

november & december  Events In and Around Carmel

** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge  **

SEWAM American Indian Dance

**SEWAM American Indian Dance **
november 3, 7:30-9:30
san carlos street and 9th

Sewam Dance is on a mission to build awareness and celebrate diversity by bringing the highest quality, most meaningful and culturally rich American Indian dance to audiences everywhere. Through public presentations, residency programs, educational enrichment, and large-scale productions, these performers share their cultural histories, dances, and songs, which are rarely seen outside native gatherings. In these specialized programs, audiences are immersed in rich oral and visual narratives and leave with an understanding of the cultural history, lifestyle, and arts of Native American peoples.

Amy Sedaris

**in conversation with amy sedaris **
november 10, 7:30pm
san carlos st and 9th avenue

One of the greatest comedians of her generation, Amy Sedaris is the co-creator, with Paul Dinello, of the Emmy Award-nominated comedy series At Home with Amy Sedaris; the co-creator, with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, of the hit cult comedy series Strangers with Candy; and half of the Obie-winning "Talent Family" playwright team with her brother, David. She also is the author of three New York Times best-selling books: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, and Wigfield: The Can-Do Town. You won't want to miss this show! Visit website for more information.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Celebration **
november 11 11am - 2pm
devendorf park
ocean Avenue Carmel

Military officals and city dignitaries, including the mayor, gather in Devendorf Park to honor Veterans of the nation's wars with a ceremony and speeches. Afterward, the American Legion Post in Carmel hosts an open house, to which veterans, friends and family are welcome

Free Live Music at Carmel Plaza

**free live music fridays**
7:30 to 11:59 pm
Carmel Plaza suite 101
ocean avenue and Mission st.


Join the fun at this free event each Friday in November. Easy walking distance from the Horizon Inn.

Tree Lighting Open House at Carmel Plaza

**carmel plaza holiday party **
Juniper and Ocean Avenue
december 1, 3pm-7pm

Following the tree lighting, the Carmel Plaza on Ocean Avenue between Junipero and will host their annual open house until 7pm, with live music, visits with Santa and Martin the Magical Elf, face painting, treats and other activities. A fun event for children and adults and within easy walking distance of Horizon Inn.

inns of distinction

**inns of distinction **
december 3, 2pm-5pm

A much anticipated annual event is our Inns of Distinction Tour offered by the Carmel Heritage Society. Tour our charming inns while enjoying food and wine along the way. A very special Christmas treat. Click for all the details and tickets. Hop on/off shuttle available.

Mannheimer Steamroller

**mannheim steamroller **
december 3
sunset center

The American music ensemble founded in 1974 blends classical music with elements of new age and rock, and is famous for its modern recordings of Christmas music and spectacular live performances. Get your tickets early to guarantee your enjoyment of this festive tradition enjoyed by millions.

Jeff Galloway Fitness

**jeff Galloway's
fitness and nutrition Retreat
December 7-10


What is your New Year's Resolution? Will this year be the one you make significant changes to your health and have fun doing it? Get personal attention, enjoy walking or running on Carmel's beautiful scenery including morning run or walk through the beautiful hamlet of Carmel-by-the-Sea. See Jeff Galloway's website for all the details and get inspired!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sea Otters

visit the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium

Come and see the graceful penguins, beautiful jelly fish, cute sea otters, and so many other undersea creatures. Don't miss the special exhibits on the giant Pacific octopus, the kelp forest, and the 90-foot-long exhibit of the waters of Monterey Bay, and it's many fascinating inhabitants. This world-famous Aquarium is the perfect activity for the entire family! No tickets are sold at the box office. You must reserve your ticket online in advance for a specific date and time. Make your reservations now

Don't miss the charming Sea Otters in Monterey Bay

St Patricks' Party

carmel farmers market
Thursdays 10am-2pm
Mission and 6th Avenue

 The Market features local certified organic fresh farm produce, eggs, plants, fresh cut flowers, and specialty items such as olive oil, hummus, pizza, and bread. Free Admission!

Sunset Cneter Interior

**check out all the events at
Sunset Center**


Our well-loved Sunset Center for the Performing Arts offers a full slate of entertainment. The upcoming season includes dance performances, chamber music, comedy, special guests and more. Visit the website for all the upcoming shows and to buy tickets. Shows sell out quickly.  Don't miss out!

Book Your Room Now

Book early to get the room you want.
And after booking a room, why not make reservations at one of your favorite restaurants or try our new dining options? Check out our restaurant page to see all your options!

Looking for something else to do?

Stop by Reception where we have information on all that is happening in the local area, menus from local restaurants and insider secrets! We are all locals and are happy to share our knowledge to the best of Carmel.

Upcoming Events you May Like

May 28-June 2: 78th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship**

July 13-27: Carmel Bach Festival

July 22: Family Concert**

July 23: Young Artists Showcase**

August 15: Prancing Ponies Car Show**

August 18: Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance**

September 9: 29th Annual Carmel House & Garden Tour*

October 8: Meet the Makers**

**  Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge  **
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Start planning your trip now to get the room you want.
As always, you get the best rates when you call us direct!

Need help? Call us at  831-624-5327