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!
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.
Throughout 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.
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.
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.
As summer slowly comes to its final days and the weather turns to fall, Monterey is just heating up as our summer season takes off in August and with it comes the local wildlife, such as the migrating Humpbacks.
These creatures of the deep sea depths migrate up and down the coastline year after year searching for krill along the canyon walls, some reaching the length of a bus and weighing in at about 40 tons. These are one of the few varieties of whales that visit Monterey that have the most unusual behavior. Unlike most pods, these whales breach, fin slap, and play amongst each other in the kelp forests which are rarely seen by the public. They’ve been known to chase schools of anchovies inland trapping them where the schools eventually suck up all the oxygen resulting in mass amounts of dead anchovies washing up. These whales are also romantics at heart as the males engage in love songs to attract their mate whom can hear it from miles away as it echoes off the sea walls.
However, the best way to experience these encounters of course is on the water, not but a few feet away from them as they breach from the ocean spraying water and bubbles above the surface. Incidentally, we at the Old Monterey Inn would be more than happy to arrange an opportunity for a whale watching excursion or perhaps a package that includes not only a whole days’ worth of Kayaking, but a small burlap bag of snacks, towels, and your choice of enjoying a day in the bay or out in a wetland sanctuary known as Elk Horn Slough. If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, then perhaps a dining certificate included within this package will top off your exhausting day sea bound. This certificate can be used at three wonderful dining places located on our website. We hope to see you soon as this experience of a lifetime won’t last for long!
Kayaking, Picnic & Dinner Package
Discover adventure and romance as you explore the Monterey Bay coast together on a kayaking trip! See harbor seals, playful sea otters, sea lions and shorebirds up close and personal!
Our Monterey Kayaking Package includes:
- Kayak rental for two, including orientation, wetsuits, paddle jackets, life vests, backrests, and safety equipment
- Picnic basket complete with towels, fresh fruit, snacks, and drinks
- Dinner for two at one of the restaurants of your choice from our dining packages selection
$175 per couple for package
(Room Reservation is in addition to Package)
Choose from two kayaking trips:
- Explore Monterey Bay
- Discover the Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Sanctuary
To Book: Choose your favorite room from our online availability calendar then click “Book Now.” Choose the “Kayak Adventures” package in the next step and complete your reservation. Package price will be included in quoted rate. We will contact you to confirm your choice of trip, restaurant and reservation details. Subject to availability, must book directly with the Inn; online or by phone. All other Inn policies apply.
If you love jazz, Monterey is the place to be! Learn more about upcoming Monterey jazz festivals, musician lineups, and special events. Award-winning jazz festivals are hosted in Monterey every year, and even if you cannot make it for a festival, there are several local Monterey jazz clubs that feature great local talent year-round.
Dixieland Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay
- Dates: March 7 – 9, 2014
- Location: Monterey Conference Center
Enjoy the best in early jazz, big band, swing, ragtime, blues, zydeco and gypsy jazz on the Monterey waterfront!
Next Generation Jazz Festival
- Dates: March 28 – 30, 2014
- Location: Monterey Conference Center
Every year the Monterey Jazz Festival invites top student musicians ranging from middle school to college from around the world to participate in 3-day music festival and competition. Come support the next generation on jazz!
Monterey Jazz Festival 2014
- Dates: September 19 – 21, 2014
- Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds
The World’s #1 Jazz Festival as voted by JazzTimes readers! Enjoy over 500 artists performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days!
Cibo Ristorante Italiano – Voted by locals as the “Best Club for Jazz” in Monterey for years! Enjoy cocktail jazz on Sunday evenings and soulful jazz/funk to Latin jazz on Wednesday through Saturday nights.
Fireplace Lounge – Another Monterey hot spot, this is a great place to enjoy a cocktail, small plates, and live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings.
In November and December, the deal gets even sweeter! Through December 31st, we are offering a $50 discount per person on singles’ and couples’ massages in our on-site spa in Monterey. Book a two-night stay, let us know what date and time you’d like your massage, and we’ll make all of the arrangements for you! Our massage therapists are expertly trained, and we are sure that you will achieve new levels of release and relaxation at our bed and breakfast in Monterey!
There are many different massage options: a traditional Swedish massage that applies light pressure and promises to relax you; a deep tissue/sports massage which uses more pressure than the Swedish massage and will release tight muscles and knots; an aromatherapy massage which will stimulate and relax you with various essential oils; a hot stone massage that uses heated black stones and iced ancient stones to create a soothing, nurturing, balanced massage experience; an exfoliating aromawrap massage which wraps you in a warm cocoon that nourishes and moisturizes your skin; and an aromafacial massage that cleans, firms, revitalizes and tones your face and treats your body to a relaxing Swedish massage. You’re sure to find exactly what you are looking for at our on-site spa! Check out the drop-down menu on our website!
We are so excited to help you survive and even enjoy the winter this year with our cozy fireplaces, hot cocoa, and professional massages, all at our beautiful bed and breakfast in Monterey. We look forward to seeing you soon, and stay warm in the meantime!
September and October bring the best weather of the year to the scenic Monterey Peninsula! Sunny days, moonlit nights, and crystal clear waters make fall the perfect time to enjoy a romantic sunset across the Pacific Ocean. Book a two night stay with a beach bonfire package and receive a $75.00 discount off of the total. We’ll even throw in a bottle of French Champagne (an added $35.00 value!) on arrival to help set the tone for your Monterey romantic getaway!
Our Carmel Beach Bonfire Package includes:
- Bonfire Completely built for you
- Additional wood, matches and a flashlight
- Beach blanket
- A dozen roses
- Complete s’mores kit including roasting sticks
- Gourmet picnic basket and a bottle of sparkling water
- Beverage bucket with ice
- Two champagne flutes
- A book of romantic poems
- Directions discretely emailed to you (what a wonderful surprise!)
- Message in a Bottle — glass bottle filled with sand and Rose petals containing their special message (or maybe your engagement ring!?)
This offer is valid for new reservations only and cannot be combined with other promotion or discounts and is not available during holidays and special event periods. Subject to availability, no third party gift certificates, must book directly with the Inn; online or by phone. Price adjustment will be made at check in. Valid from September 1 to October 31, 2013, taxes not included, all other Inn policies apply.
Finding out whether your first baby is a boy or a girl… Celebrating the final weeks before the birth of your first child… Celebrating new love… Celebrating decades of life together… At the Old Monterey Inn, we are ready to help make your milestone moments even more memorable.
A couple of months ago, a pregnant couple joined us on their “Babymoon.” They arrived to the Old Monterey Inn with a special letter from their doctor holding the secret announcing whether their child would be male or female! Sitting under an oak tree in our gardens, surrounded by calla lilies and delphinium, they gazed into each other’s eyes, and took turns opening the envelope. Upon reading the contents of the letter, they smiled, laughed, hugged, and maybe even cried tears of joy as they discovered that their first child would be a boy! We were thrilled to be part of this moment, and took care to make it just as wonderful as could be.
Some parents-to-be use their time at our romantic Monterey Bed and Breakfast to indulge and relax before their little one arrives with our Babymoon Packages. Mommy-to-be enjoys a prenatal massage while Daddy-to-be relaxes to a Swedish massage in our on-site spa room. Later that evening the two enjoy a dinner at one of our finest Monterey Peninsula restaurants. The weeks before the birth of a first child are very special weeks indeed, and we love helping parents-to-be relish that time together.
In a fast-moving world like ours, finding true love is reason enough to celebrate. Our lush gardens are the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Ask for chocolate covered strawberries, wine, champagne, or even flowers of your choice to be in your room when you arrive. You may even decide to have a romantic bonfire on Carmel Beach—a team from the Old Monterey Inn prepares a private beach bonfire for you, complete with a mat, a blanket, a dozen roses, snacks, s’ mores, an ice bucket, a bottle of sparking water, and a book of questions to ask your companion. All you have to do is arrive and enjoy the sunset, the fire, and the love of the person sitting next to you.
Finding true love calls for a celebration, and so does lasting love. Make the Old Monterey Inn an anniversary tradition. Just this month, a couple stayed at the Old Monterey Inn for their 65th wedding anniversary. One year ago they’d stayed with us for their 64th wedding anniversary. We are proud to have earned their annual stay, and thrilled to help them celebrate the love of their lives.
Whatever your special occasion is, we are excited to help you celebrate in style, eloquence, and romance. Congratulations on having a life worth celebrating, and thank you for sharing your special moments with us.
Picture this: As you walk along the beautiful white sands of Carmel Beach, you see the Pebble Beach Golf Course off in the distance. The sun begins to set over the deep blue water of Monterey Bay, and off in the distance you see a crackling bonfire. A satisfied smile comes to your face because you know you are living the ultimate of all beach getaways as a private bonfire is set up for you because you took advantage of our Monterey Inn Specials! You approach the fire and on a mat before you is a bouquet of roses, an ice bucket, gourmet snacks, and all the fixings for s’mores. There is even a cozy blanket for two to snuggle under. It’s as if you have stepped into your very own scene of the Bachelor—seamless romance, stunning scenery, and most importantly someone you love sitting on the mat next to you.
If the Romantic Sunset Beach Bonfire isn’t enough or the beautiful Cypress trees of the Monterey Bay, we also offer an array of spa services in our on-site massage room! No matter which of our fantastic treatments you choose, a specially trained and experienced team of massage therapists are ready to provide you with the ultimate spa treatment. So seep into deep relaxation knowing that a professional massage or a facial are only a few steps from you room at our luxurious and romantic Monterey Bed and Breakfast. Check our Inn and Spa in Monterey Page for more details or ask an innkeeper for more details.
The Old Monterey Inn understands the importance of romance and we are here to help you enjoy life’s most romantic moments. Whether for a special occasion or a special someone, we are pleased to set up personal bonfires, spa treatments, and many other romantic experiences for our guests. You are welcome to call us for more details.
Well, I just sent a few of our Monterey Bed and Breakfast guests to go Sea Kayaking out at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and decided with the warm weather we are expecting this week and weekend, it was perfect timing to write a few words about! We like to send our guests to the Monterey Bay Kayak company (very helpful and friendly) and there are two main locations you can paddle your kayaks from. One location is out on the Monterey Bay, starting at Monterey Beach by Fisherman’s Wharf, and the other location is the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing about 20 minutes north of our Monterey Bed and Breakfast. The Elkhorn Slough is the location I have paddled from, and as a beginning kayaker I must say it was absolutely fabulous! The kayak company provides all of the equipment, right down to the waterproof pants and jackets (your feet will get wet though!) and instruction on the beach before you set out. The Slough is one of California’s last remaining tidal estuary reserves, and wildlife is everywhere! The water is crystal clear and calm (and not nearly as cold as I thought!), and the scenery is beautiful! We had sea otters popping up right next to our kayaks, harbor seals sleeping in the sun all along the shores, sea lions barking on the docks and swimming all around us. It is a very fun and memorable experience to take in during your stay at Old Monterey Inn!
We have a great kayak package available at our Monterey Bay Bed and Breakfast, and we would love to see you soon!