Monterey Bay Sights

Advertisement

Tor House Review

Scattered throughout the pines of Carmel-by-the-Sea are houses and cottages originally built for the writers, artists, and photographers who discovered the area decades ago. Among the most impressive dwellings is Tor House, a stone cottage built in 1919 by poet Robinson Jeffers on a craggy knoll overlooking the sea. Portraits, books, and unusual art objects fill the low-ceilinged rooms. The highlight of the small estate is Hawk Tower, a detached edifice set with stones from the Carmel coastline—as well as one from the Great Wall of China. The docents who lead tours (six people maximum) are well informed about the poet's work and life. To reserve a tour, which is recommended, email thf@torhouse.org.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 26304 Ocean View Ave., Carmel, CA, 93923 | Map It
  • Phone: 831/624–1813; 831/624–1840
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: Hourly tours Fri. and Sat. 10–3
  • Website:
  • Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea
Updated: 05-04-2014

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

· Map of Tor House

Map of



View more trip reports

· Forum

View more travel discussions