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the perfect trio:

gratitude, family and Carmel-by-sea 

 It is time to pause and reflect on what we have to be thankful for, and Carmel is the perfect place to do that. Laid back, romantic and yet full of delights. Come find your joy in Carmel! With our special Winter Rates in effect, how can you say no to Carmel? Our online rates reflect the special 30% midweek and 20% weekend discounts.

Book early to get the room you want. 

Book Now

Start planning your trip now to get the room you want. As always, you get the best rates when you book direct!

Need help? Call us at  831-624-5327 

Carmel Winter Escape

Starting in November through March 31, 2022, 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 and mention our "Carmel Winter Escape" promotion at time of booking. (1st night’s deposit is required at time of booking and is non-refundable.) 

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

Book early to get the room you want.

  • You must book direct with us. Third-party bookings are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.
  • Blackout dates apply. Excludes Holidays and Special Events
  • Rates based on 2 persons, extra person and Pet Fees apply
  • 1st nights' deposit is due at time of booking and is non-refundable.

Fly into convenient Monterey Airport

Fly Into Monterey Airport!


Monterey Airport is only 5 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea. Taxi service and Uber is 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.

Take advantage of our Extended Stay Promotion when you fly in and stay for 3 or more nights!

winter Events In and Around Carmel

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

Vienna Boys Choir

**Vienna Boys Choir**

November 6

The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, Christmas hymns, and holiday carols. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been adored the world over for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of musical spirit.Visit the web site for information on tickets.

Carmel Art Walk

Carmel Art Walk

Saturday, November 13


Carmel Art Walk is the second Saturday every month from 4pm-7pm and is FREE! Tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy! Click for the Carmel Art Walk map and a list of galleries.

Homecrafters Markectplace

** Annual Homecrafters Marketplace **

November 20
9am - 3pm
Sunset Cultural Center

One of the most anticipated events of the holidays, the city's Homecrafters' Marketplace features 100 vendors from Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties selling their own handmade crafts and artwork. Each has been subjected to a jury panel for selection, ensuring high-quality goods and a wide range of unique offerings. The sale takes place in the parking lots of the city's Sunset Cultural Center.

Carmel Annual Tree Lighting

** Holiday Tree Lighting **
December 3
3pm - 7pm


The towering tree at the city's major crossroads of Junipero Street and Ocean Avenue comes to life at the Carmel Holiday Tree Lighting, which features choirs from local schools, special singing guests, and appearances by city dignitaries, among other festivities. Amidst the celebration, the town Mayor flips the switch to light the grand tree that becomes the city's welcoming beacon throughout the holiday season.

Smuin's Christmas Ballet

** Fiercely Festive Smuin's

 The Christmas Ballet **

December 10 and 11
Sunset Center

Be entertained by Smuin’s fiercely festive The Christmas Ballet! This year’s program is a confection for everyone with two world premieres and our signature showcase of classical and contemporary dances set to songs of the season. The San Francisco Chronicle declared Smuin’s holiday on-stage gift, “sheer joy . . . the finest toast to the season.” The Christmas Ballet features the best of both worlds in two acts: sublime classical ballet set to carols and red-hot contemporary works set to pop favorites. Do not miss the new treats, fun, and frolic we’ll unwrap this year composed of Smuin’s delightful medley of ballet, contemporary, character, Broadway jazz, and tap. Click for more information.


Carmel Beach

Monterey Bay Aquarium is open!

After more than a year-long closure the Monterey Bay Aquarium is opening again! 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.


Planning Ahead?

Carmel is a year round destination, so we always have a full calendar of events! Here are a few events to entice you!

Culinary week

Annual Culinary week

January 14-23, 2022

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy special offerings from Carmel's restaurants, with special incentive items and many chances to win prizes. Dine outdoors or take it home!


AT&T Pro-Am

AT&T Pebble Beach pro-Am **

January 31 - February 6, 2022

Since Bing Crosby brought his Clambake to Pebble Beach more than 60 years ago, the tournament now known as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am draws talented PGA TOUR pros and an amateur field best known for its celebrities, and has raised more than $100 million for charity. After tournament play on the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course Thursday through Saturday, the final round at Pebble Beach features the top-scoring pros and amateur players.


Carmel Surfabout

** Carmel Surfabout **

June 2022

Since 1980, once a year, local monterey county surfers and their families have gathered on the squeaky white sands of Carmel beach for a weekend of friendly surf competition. The weekend marks the only calendar dates throughout the whole year where our surf community’s coming together is not dictated by chance ideal surf conditions. Instead, we come together for each other, and to celebrate our shared love for a life of chasing waves on our central coast and beyond. Come and watch the fun!


Auto Concours 2022

Pebble Beach Concours D'elegance **

august 15 - 23, 2022

Don't miss the most anticipated automobile events in Monterey County. Enjoy days on end of auto shows, auto memorabilia, VIP parties, and new car reveals from nearly every luxury manufacturer. Many of these events are totally free, too! Rooms always sell out early, book now!


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.

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

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