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.

Monarch Butterflies in Monterey

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.

Lighthouse on Big Sur Coastline

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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An Enchanting Elopement in the Monterey Bay

Now that you have fallen in love and become engaged, the next step in your happily-ever-after is a magical wedding. Let us help you celebrate your love and commitment to one another at our luxurious Monterey bed and breakfast. Our award-winning inn has earned national acclaim and was even featured on the Today Show as a romantic destination. So whether you’re imagining a private elopement with just the two of you or an intimate ceremony with up to 40 guests, we have the venue and package to make your special day unforgettable.

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The Splendid Setting

Our glamorous estate provides the perfect backdrop for your intimate wedding or elopement. Nestled off the beaten path in the heart of Monterey, our peaceful Inn sits on over an acre of serenity. The estate features a whimsical garden that is reminiscent of a scene in a fairytale book, making it ideal for your storybook wedding. Age old oaks and majestic cedars watch over the formal English garden, complete with rose trees, fragrant lavender, vibrant flowers, and lively hummingbirds. Now picture just you and your best friend holding hands and delighting in your love for one other. When planning your big day, our experienced staff is here to give you suggestions regarding local vendors for catering, flowers, music, and any other detail you may have questions about. We are happy to to help you make your Monterey wedding everything you have dreamed of and more, so you can relax and savor every moment with your loved ones. Our unmatched wedding venue is guaranteed to create a memorable ceremony.

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The Perfect Package

For an intimate ceremony for just the two of you with no distractions and no stress, we have handcrafted the ultimate Elopement Package. This package includes two nights for the special couple in our best available suite at the time of check-in. We will provide a full day of wedding coordination and an exclusive ceremony in our captivating garden. You will also receive Champagne, engraved flutes, daily gourmet breakfast, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, concierge services, and all our deluxe amenities at the Inn. If you are dreaming of a ceremony with all of your family and friends, we also have an Intimate Wedding Package available to accommodate up to 40 guests.

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The Glamorous Getaway

The beauty of weddings is that your love story is only just beginning. So why not extend your stay and spend your honeymoon in Monterey as well? Our charming Inn is the perfect place to spend some quality private time with one another and celebrate this joyous occasion with one of our many romantic packages. Whether you’re drinking wine by the cozy fireplaces, strolling through the sweet-smelling gardens, admiring the starry sky from the private balcony, or indulging in a relaxing massage treatment in our private spa, we guarantee that the opportunities for romantic here are endless. If you can tear yourself away from your suite, you are sure to find even more adventures nearby. Monterey has many local vineyards, stunning shores, and state reserves where you can make fun memories that will last for a lifetime.

Romantic Gardens at Old Monterey Inn

So if you are looking for an enchanting wedding day, join us at Old Monterey Inn, where romance, elegance, and charm combine to create the day of your dreams. The weather right now is perfect for a gorgeous summer wedding outside in our beautiful gardens. The crisp air in the fall also makes for a great autumn wedding with a vibrant array of warm colors painting the garden. If you would like to celebrate your love here or want more information, fill out this form and we will get back to you!

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

Hiking Near Monterey CA

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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Our Guide to Monterey’s Best Wineries

California is known for its coastlines, spectacular weather, and of course, beautiful vineyards and delicious wines. September happens to be California Wine Month and while we celebrate the juice all year round, people travel from all over this time of year to experience and celebrate the harvest season. Old Monterey Inn is located near Carmel Valley, known for high-quality wineries and vineyards scattered throughout the scenic rolling hills of Northern California. The wine tasting choices can be overwhelming so we thought we’d help you out with our list of our favorites. Below are a few top Monterey wineries we recommend. Book your stay with us, start planning your wine escape, and celebrate California Wine Month all season long! We’ll even throw in a bottle of one of our favorite local wines to enjoy during your stay.

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Chauffeured Carmel Valley Wine Tour Package

Join us for a full day of wine tasting during your Monterey getaway. We’ve taken all the planning out with our Chauffeured Wine Tour Package! Your 5-hour tour for two begins at our Monterey bed and breakfast. Your driver will arrive at 10:45 am to whisk you off to Carmel Valley for the day’s adventure! You will enjoy VIP tasting at four Carmel Valley wineries with a break for lunch at either Café Rustica or Corkscrew Café – two local favorites! Your driver will return you home to Old Monterey Inn at approximately 3:45 pm, just in time for complimentary evening wine & hors d’oeuvers at the Inn!

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