Carmel-by-the-Sea is a gorgeous coastal town located about two hours south of San Francisco. Blanketed in a thin layer of fog, this artist town is a quaint and serene destination for a quick weekend getaway from San Francisco. The best way to experience all the gorgeous scenery of Carmel is stay at the Highlands Inn.
This mountainside hotel is a gorgeous lodge that takes advantage of its natural environment. Rooms are staggered along the hillside, and are reminiscent of tree top bungalows. Each room includes a wood burning fireplace and natural wood and stone accents. They even include a pair of binoculars in each room so guests can get a closer look at the gorgeous panorama. The view from the inn is unrivaled. The sea and rocky coast appear right at arms reach. Seals and whales can often be viewed right from the privacy of guest’s balconies.
The hotel’s general accommodations include a fire pit with chairs and a menu where guests can order snacks and wine to be delivered directly to the pit. The inn’s outdoor pool is always heated and the hot tub is comfy on foggy Carmel evenings. The hotel has two restaurants, Pacific’s Edge Restaurant and California Market, as well as two cocktail lounges, all with gorgeous views. On weekend evenings, the hotel provides live entertainment. Within a close driving distance is Pebble Beach golf course as well as a variety of activities including kayaking, hiking, shopping and wine tasting.
Highlands Inn is located at 120 Highlands Dr., Carmel, CA. For reservations call 831.620.1234 or visit their website at www.highlandsinn.hyatt.com.