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Ride, hike, play, sightsee, relax, at foot of Garland Ranch Regional Park (see photos).Enter through private entrance. Slumber in comfortable double bed with the sound of koi pond waterfall outside your window. Handsome rooster will awaken you at just the right time to tack your steed and hit the miles of varied trails. Don't leave home without a sturdy, healthy continental breakfast with home grown eggs and fruit in season. Honey from our own bees. Kitchenette has coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, and refrigerator. Take your morning coffee or afternoon tea out next to your horses, tucked into a safe, dry, pasture with trees for shade. Carmel Valley Village has wine tasting, and excellent restaurants. Venture into Carmel-by-the-sea for a walk on the beach, a hike at Pt. Lobos, and many more yummy restaurants.
Return to horseside in the evening and enjoy the stars beside your own bonfire, and perhaps s'mores. Horseshoes, table tennis, board games available. Even a place to throw frisbee. Friendly horse loving neighborhood. Be sure to wave! Quiet, private, cheerful. Return from your ride of the hills to a hot shower in private stone tiled bathroom. The nearby CV Trail & Saddle Club hosts regular world class equestrian clinics, Western Round-ups. To get there, you hop on your horse and ride down the road/trail about 1 mile. Earthbound Farms, CV Market, among others provide fodder for picnics, and healthy snacks.
Quail & Olive in the Village for California Olive Oils and Balsalmic Vinegars with tutorial by cardiologist/owner, Steve Brabeck, will change your eating habits for ever! Music events at Hidden Valley Music Seminars. The list goes on......but you may just wish to kiss your pony goodnight and crawl into bed after a long day's ride or hike. Tomorrow's another day!
My husband and I have lived in the area for 40 years. My grandfather was charge of Dept. of Forestry at Salmon Creek in 30's when Highway 1 was being forged. He patrolled these hills on horseback, and my grandmother spent summers 'manning' the Chew's Ridge Lookout for fire protection. Somewhere in these hills lives the descendants of 'Flag' the fawn Papa rescued, and my aunt had as a pet, until he began to 'feel his oats,' and needed sanctuary to protect him from hunters. Watch for him in the park.....he wore a red dog collar! I am a Registered Nurse and continue to work on the Peninsula, but I am a farmer at heart. I have 6 new chick-lets, just about to start laying, and their handsome, overseer, a rooster, 'Charming,' named by neighbor children. He makes an alarm clock unnecessary! Due to water shortage this year, my vegetable garden will be reduced to tomatoes, but the roses are exquisite, and the field will be fallow and available for horse workouts .Our twins have left the nest and done us proud, but we miss having horses outside our bedroom window. Also, it is too beautiful an area not to share.
Meredith Adams purchased this studio in 1993
Comfortable, casual accommodations with horse and hiking trails beckoning. Choose the terrain, from level to hilly. Gorgeous views and different microclimates for wildflowers. Trails with names such as Sage, Fern Canyon, Redwood Canyon, Sky....you get the idea! If horseback riding or hiking aren't your thing, there is the Village with shops and restaurants to explore, or venture into Carmel- by- the -Sea or Monterey for shopping and great restaurants, and, of course the breath taking beaches.
Everything you need within 2 miles of accommodations, much of it rideable or walkable! When we bought this house, I told my husband that we were actually buying the Park....at our doorstep. We are inland just far enough to be out of the coastal fog; common in summer. The weather is 'just right.'
The accommodations have private entrance in a wing of the house just for you. Private and quiet, except for the wildlife sounds. Friendly, safe neighborhood for walks.
Our daughter lives in the area so we have stayed all over the place- Loved our little abode here!
Very private, relaxing.... Carmel Valley can be pricey......this property is a great deal for a couple.....bed was small ( a double ) but for a weekend, very nice.....would suggest that you bring a blow dryer for your hair...that was the only thing we needed and was not provided.... Coffee, ( of course! ) fruit, muffins,,,,,
Carmel Village ( wine tasting, good restaurants ) is about 5 minutes away; Carmel, maybe 15 minutes?
We loved the solitude and quietness ( OK, the turkeys did talk one morning, but who can predict?)
We had a wonderful Labor Day weekend staying at the Horse Holiday in Carmel Valley! Meredith and Shay were the kindest hosts and we truly appreciate their hospitality. Our dog had a great time playing with their pup, Patch.
The rental is about 20 minutes from downtown Carmel and Carmel Beach but it worked perfectly for us as we had a baby and a dog. It was nice to have access to a yard and a little kitchenette to make breakfasts or heat up take out as we were home early both nights to put the baby to sleep.
The hallway from the bedroom to the bathroom had a toaster oven, coffee maker, microwave and mini fridge. The mini fridge was stocked with all sorts of thoughtful goodies- fresh eggs, jam, cream, juice, coffee grinds, butter, etc.
The room itself was cozy and comfortable. Full size bed, warm comforter. Beautiful upgraded bathroom. Towels, toiletries and cutlery/plates provides as well. TV, wi-fi and DVD player as well.
We had the perfect weekend in Carmel! Salute's never been more exhausted, but a tired pup is a good pup :) Thank you Meredith and Shay!!
We had a lovely stay at this wonderful property. The accommodation is perfect and the hosts are amazing! They have a lovely lab too who our dog enjoyed playing with.
I would definitely highly recommend this place If you are travelling this way.
really nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the towns and be part of a community
Thanks Meredith and Shay for a lovely stay and thanks for the food :)
We will definitely let you know when we are planning a trip that way again. THANK-YOU!!!
This is such a beautiful, horsey suburban location. It's so quiet and peaceful and only a couple of blocks from hiking/equestrian trails into Garland Park. The room/bathroom are a locked off part of the house, but we rarely saw our hosts, so it was even more private than a hotel. It was wonderful that our dogs could be with us and they loved the large yard.
The bed is a double and we're used to a cal king, but it was very comfortable.
While it is a bit away from Monterey, the drive is lovely and only takes 20-30 minutes. It is a HUGE improvement over what you can get in the Monterey area for anywhere near the same price.
What a perfect gem! Meredith was so welcoming, she baked us muffins, left us fruit and eggs for breakfast, and made sure we had everything we needed! The backyard is absolutely amazing! We ate breakfast at the picnic table set amongst beautiful shading trees and rose bushes or on in front of the huge koi pond and then relaxed in the evening on the bench in front of the outdoor fire pit. It was the perfect place to return to after our days of wine tasting. Highly recommended!!
Just a short drive from Carmel proper. But out in the valley where the weather is better and it's less busy. We felt right at home, it was sort of like staying with a family member except they don't bother you! Remodeled bathroom, a nice yard to sit and drink coffee, overall had a great time and they let us bring our dog.
Beautiful Central Coast Valley with wonderful year round weather. Groomed, dry trails for horseback riding ( bring your favorite steed) Trail & Saddle Club events you can ride to. Friendly village with wine tasting, excellent restaurants, Olive Oil tasting, community park with pool; walkable on the easy River Trail. Awake to the sounds of 'Charming', our rooster to spend the morning riding the Chapparel hills of Garland Park. Wild flowers. Wild life. Return to relax near your horses with a glass of wine, fire pit, before venturing to The Village (walkable) for dinner. Return home to tuck your horses in, and fall to sleep with gentle sounds of Koi pond waterfall. Our area does not need much explanation except that you can 'do it all' and have your favorite horse enjoy it, too!
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2 night minimum stay
Horses are the sole responsibility of their owners and riders do so at their own risk. Due to water shortage $35 per night for 1st horse, and $25 per night 2nd horse, will be charged.