Escape to Monterey Bay for a Fall Getaway

Just a two hour drive south from San Fransisco is the ideal location for the relaxing fall getaway you so richly deserve. If you like playing golf on championship level courses, tasting fine wines, eating at gourmet restaurants, attending fun festivals or exploring the natural beauty of the California coast, then Monterey is the place for you. And the best place to stay in Monterey to experience all of these iconic activities is Old Monterey Inn. Not only are the rooms luxurious and comfortable, but the expansive gardens and quiet neighborhood surrounding our Inn provide for a secluded and private feel, yet we’re just steps from restaurants and shopping. It’s a wonderful home base for exploring Monterey, Carmel and the Big Sur coastline.

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Have Fun at 2018 Fall Festivals

There are so many things that make this area special, and we’re always excited to celebrate them! It seems like the Monterey area has a festival for every interest. For nature lovers, we celebrate the return of the Monarch Butterflies with the Monarch Parade & Bazaar on October 6th. For auto fans, the Pirelli World Challenge showcases long distance GT racing at the world famous Laguna Seca raceway from October 26th-28th. For foodies and wine lovers, venture down the coast for the fantastic Big Sur Food & Wine Festival from November 1st-4th. For country music fans, we’ve got the 20th Annual Monterey Cowboy Festival on November 3rd, with a great musical lineup featuring Jon Pardi! And finally for the running enthusiast, join us in the Monterey Bay Half Marathon on November 11th, where you’ll get up-close views of the exquisite coastline from Monterey and Pacific Grove.

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Relax at Our On-Site Spa

Whether you’re planning to spend your days shopping in downtown Carmel, strolling down a local beach, or visiting the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, you’ll be happy to return for a relaxing treatment at our on-site spa in Monterey. We offer a variety of massages, facials, aromatherapy treatments and more for both singles and couples. Our professional therapists will make you look and feel your best before you head out for your evening on the town at one of the many fantastic restaurants near Monterey and Carmel.

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Go Wine Tasting Near Monterey

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Monterey as one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in the World” for good reason. We are home to over 55 tasting rooms and distinctly different wine growing regions. For a tasting tour that requires little planning, just hop on the Wine Trolley, they’ll pick you up just one mile from the Inn. The Carmel Valley offers a classic wine tasting experience with country roads to explore in between stops, while Carmel-by-the-Sea has several tasting rooms within walking distance of each other so you can sip, and then stroll. Or you can get the VIP treatment and take advantage of our Chauffeured Wine Tour Package! No matter which you chose, be sure you buy a bottle to enjoy at dinner that pairs well with our area’s fresh seafood and incredible local produce.

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Explore the Outdoors

With our temperate climate, this season provides ideal weather for outdoor excursions. Whether you sign up for our Kayak Adventure Package, hit the greens for a round of golf, or venture south to Big Sur for a day hike, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the comfortable daytime temps. When you return in the evening from your active day, the mercury will drop just enough so that you can get cozy by the fireplace, which are featured in all of the romantic rooms at our Monterey bed and breakfast.

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Get Ready for the Ultimate Monterey Getaway

Before winter sets in, make your way to the beautiful Monterey coast for a fun and relaxing getaway. Choose your favorite room with all of the luxury amenities needed to ensure an experience worth your time away. We’ll have the freshly baked cookies, hors d’oeuvres and wine waiting for you at our romantic bed and breakfast in Monterey.

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Getaway with the Girls to the Monterey Coast

Gather up your girlfriends to relax and reconnect at our cozy hideaway near the coast. Whether you’re celebrating a bride-to-be, meeting up with old friends, or just looking for an escape from the city, our luxury bed and breakfast in Monterey is a perfect place to stay. Our ideal location offers a safe & quiet respite, just a few minutes walk from downtown and everything it has to offer like shopping, dining, and fun. Our expansive manicured gardens are the perfect place to enjoy your included gourmet breakfast or gather in the afternoon with complimentary drinks and appetizers during our social hour. See all the fun things to do in Monterey as you read on.

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Discover Our Top Hikes Around Monterey

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An outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland all year round, Monterey County is the perfect destination for nature lovers and fresh air breathers, for curious hearts and adventurous souls. Fall is a particularly special time of year to visit Northern California’s coastline; the weather has cooled and the summer crowds have thinned, making it the perfect setting for hiking! See our guide to the best hiking near Monterey, CA and book your fall getaway today.

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The Best Monterey Festivities of the Spring

Do you have plans to visit our Monterey inn this spring? Good news! Dixieland Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay is back! March 4-6th Jazz Bash features world-class musicians and vocalists from traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, classic tunes of old New Orleans, “party music,” gypsy jazz, zydeco and blues backgrounds. Badges are available for purchase for those interested in a special Thursday Night Dance Party featuring Clicktrax Jazz orchestra or a special One-Night-Only appearance from the We3 trio featuring Bog Draga, Jeff Barnhart and Danny Coots.

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This annual event was once a supplement to the Monterey County Fair and is now a popular event with live acts in small venues full of history and local color. Everyone from youth bands to big band musical acts will perform. Don’t miss it! Festival badges and Patrons packages can be ordered by calling 888-349-6879 or 831-754-8786.

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While you’re enjoying Jazz Bash by the Bay, you might as well extend your stay and take advantage of all the Monterey local events and attractions.

The Ninth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine event is more than worth checking out. It’s also more than just an event! This four-day destination experience features 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs. It offers the most unique dining opportunities in the world in the most gorgeous west coast location. Mark March 31-April 3, 2016 on your calendar and get ready to enjoy events like “Beyond Chardonnay – Exploring The Other Great Whites” and Domaine “Leflaive: Burgundy’s Best.”

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Up for even more fun this spring? Visit Monterey Bay Aquarium, go on a Monterey Bay Whale Watch, or visit one of our favorite local restaurants!

 

Monterey, California B&B :: A Favorite Romantic Getaway

Are you looking for a way to spice things up in your relationship, or maybe to surprise the one you love? Plan a romantic getaway to Monterey, CA, with a memorable stay at our charming Bed and Breakfast. Old Monterey Inn of Monterey will take you back to the days of courting, when an innocent crush turned into a blossoming relationship. Our sole focus is on serving you, so that you can focus on each other.

romantic getaway in MontereyThroughout the year, our cozy Inn attracts couples from all walks of life. Some say it is the homey environment we have created, from cozy fireplaces and vintage furnishings, while others come for the peacefulness of our sweet-smelling outdoor gardens. Watch the starry skies without the lights of the big city interfering with your view, and throw open your shutters on the private balcony to the sound of birds chirping and singing.

Whether you are in a new relationship or just want to reconnect with your true love, a romantic getaway in Monterey at Old Monterey Inn is sure to make you feel as though you are in a fairytale! Your story will come with a happy ending, especially when you try one of our gourmet breakfasts in the morning, served upon fine china and elegant crystal.

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Bring your wine glass on a stroll through the gardens, where you can talk and hold hands on a walk together. Share your dreams and remind yourselves why you chose one another in the first place.

If you can tear yourself away from your suite and venture out into Monterey while on your romantic getaway, the entire area has a plethora of romantic choices to spend your time. The local vineyards offer some of the season’s best choices in vino, or you can watch the rolling waves and catch the sunset of the Pacific Ocean from Monterey’s jagged coastline. Get lost together in an enchanted forest, or take a kayak ride for two.

The nearby Elkhorn Slough Reserve offers a Safari ride on a large pontoon boat, where you can find fascination in the majesty of Mother Nature. This 1,400 acre park has over 340 bird species and 400+ different types of plants, some of which you may never find in any other parts of the U.S. Another natural reserve near Monterey, CA is at the Marina Dunes Natural Preserve, near Marina State Beach. It is 170-acres of privacy at its best, for those who want to pack a picnic and check out the sunset amidst the dunes.

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Depending on what time of year you plan your romantic getaway in Monterey, you might catch a glimpse of the annual whale migration. Typically, you can spot whales anytime between December through May annually. We do have a Monterey Bay Whale Watching company that takes visitors out on the boat to observe whales and other marine animals.

No matter what you and your sweetie choose to do in Monterey, a romantic getaway will give you a chance to fall in love all over again! By the time you leave, you’ll be head over heels in romantic bliss. Plan your romantic weekend or vacation at Old Monterey Inn in advance. You can call 800-350-2344 to check availability.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance :: Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car week is coming soon. Starting on Monday August 10, 2015 and ending with a bang Sunday August 16, 2015. Enjoy a cornucopia of classic to exotic automobiles all week long, on the Monterey peninsula. With different venues and exhibits happening every day with the grand finale being the world’s greatest car show, the Concours d’Elegance. All week long and all over the peninsula there are many different car shows taking place. From the Little Car show in Pacific Grove to the numerous auctions and industry events throughout Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove. Come see and perhaps bid on rare and classic cars in one of the live auctions. Last year, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder sold for $11.8 million. Concours d’Elegance is held every year in Pebble Beach, come and enjoy the festivities as well as the beautiful, rare and sought after collector cars gathered in Pebble Beach. Only the 175 best collector cars get a spot on the prestigious 18th fairway, and fewer still will receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.

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If you are headed to the Monterey Car Week to take in the sites and enjoy all the beautiful cars, please give the Old Monterey Inn a call.  Normally we are booked a year in advance but with a rare last minute cancellation we now have 1 room available (five night minimum).  Come relax at our fabulous Bed and Breakfast all week, while discovering all the fantastic automobiles along the Monterey Peninsula.  Enjoy a great breakfast with us in the morning, depart to take in the sites and return for complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres from 4pm to 6pm; either in our parlor or our beautiful gardens and share your day’s adventure with fellow auto enthusiasts.  Book online or by phone 831-375-8284.

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