Beach, Bonfire, & Meditation - Every Monday in April, we are hosting this complimentary event for Horizon Inn and Ocean View Lodge guests. It is our hope to share with our guests an “opportunity for awakening the senses through movement, opening the heart through relationship, and developing community through shared exploration and evolution.” For the curious, the novice meditator and the experienced.
This is a small group experience with only 6 guests. If you are interested, please sign up via email or call us directly to reserve your spot.
We will meet in the Hotel lobby at 4:00pm and make our way down to the beach for a gathering at Carmel’s 13th Street Beach area (weather permitting) at 5:30pm each Monday where you will be treated to a guided 45 minute “Mindfulness Session” led by an instructor from the Monterey Bay Meditation Studio.
This is a rare opportunity to experience the beauty and serenity of the area and enjoy a coveted Carmel activity like a local. Please wear comfortable shoes to get to and on the beach. Also, dress in layers as Carmel has micro-climates ranging in temperature.
Light refreshments and wine will be provided. Guests are encouraged to remain after the meditation to enjoy the bonfire and our world-renowned Carmel sunsets.
Pebble Beach Concours Week (August 15-21) is a much anticipated yearly event for car enthusiasts and rooms are usually scarce. But this year we have a few rooms still available. So if you are interested, you should book now. You can book online or call the office. These rooms will surely be booked quickly. So don't miss out — call us today!
Sunday - Thursday evenings during May and June from 4pm - 6pm, we will be offering our "Happy Hour” to celebrate the return of Spring and of thoughtful travel. We would love for you to join us in this celebration.
Guests will be treated to a glass of wine and an individually wrapped cheese plate to enjoy in our heated spa patio or in the comfort of their room.
Carmel is blessed with weather that is always mild and the welcome is always warm! But Spring is special as new green is popping up on the surrounding hillsides along with our beloved California poppies.
March is prime time to see the gray whales, dolphins and killer whales as they migrate. Monterey Bay is a perfect spot for viewing as they come close to shore to feed in the Monterey Submarine Canyon. For an even closer look you can take a whale watching trip from one of the several tour operators, such as Chris' Whale Watching.
Point Lobos Anytime!
Only 3 miles south of Carmel, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is outstanding for sightseeing, photography, painting, nature study, picnicking, SCUBA diving, and jogging. In addition to the spectacular beauty, nearly every aspect of its resources is of scientific interest. There are rare plant communities, endangered archeological sites, unique geological formations, and incredibly rich flora and fauna of both land and sea. Deriving its name from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea Wolves, where the sound of the sea lions carries inland, the Reserve has often been called "the crown jewel of the State Park System". Point Lobos has offered many things to millions of people who have visited it over the years. Visit web site for more information.
** Run, Hike or Walk Carmel **
Horizon Inn Carmel and Ocean View Lodge are ideally situated for an active vacation. To give you some ideas,request our Scenic Runs, Hikes & Walks brochure at the front desk. Routes are designed to fit all fitness levels and cover the scenic areas that make Carmel so famous. Get an idea of what you can do by vising our Scenic Runs, Hikes & Walks page.
Looking for Something else To DO?
This is only a sampling of the exciting events in Carmel. Stop by Reception where we have information on all that is happening in the local area plus menus from local restaurants and insider secret spots! We are all locals and are happy to share our knowledge so you can enjoy the best of best of Carmel.
** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge **