Sunrise on Carmel Beach spills its warm light across the landscape, warming your body and soul as it climbs high into the sky, bringing a new day to a magical kingdom

Where does your mind take you when you want to refresh your spirit and fill your mind with memories of a place that is not manufactured in a theme park but rather created by history and nature?  For me there is a place on the central California coast named Carmel that is every bit as sweet as the sound of its name.  It can easily be said that the main purpose of leisure travel is to remove yourself from the mundaneness that can be brought about by our day-to-day lives.  And Carmel has a special magic that offers just that.  Wander about this picturesque town and very quickly you’ll find yourself removed from the stresses of 21st century living if only for a little while.  Carmel encapsulates its magic in various forms.  There’s the quiet rustling of tall trees as the gentle sea breeze blows through them.  If that doesn’t do it for you then maybe you can wander about the lovely and dramatic Carmel Beach so that you can feel the cool sand gather around your toes, reminding you that there’s more to life than that “to-do” list that tends to consume our lives.  If you’re searching for a genial escape from reality, it’s very likely that you’ll find it in Carmel.  So read on and you might discover some things that appeal to your eyes, palate, and soul.

Hofsas House

Holman Ranch

Beach House