Carmel Valley Lodge

8 Ford Rd., at Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, California, 93924, USA

Fodor’s Expert Review

Tong P. King, a South Korean–born poet, painter, and the author of 609020: Rainbow Ssambap, a book about a healthful, all-natural vegetarian salad he promotes, bought this small inn in 2014 and transformed it into a vegan-based, residential health resort. Classes in painting, poetry, and other body–mind boosting activities take place here. The inn is also open to the public for overnight stays, and rates include a full vegan breakfast. The accommodations options include rooms surrounding a garden patio, as well as separate one- and two-bedroom cottages with fireplaces and full kitchens. Open-beam ceilings and easy chairs give the rooms a casual, almost rustic air.

PROS

  • peaceful property
  • good value
  • friendly staff
  • close to village

CONS

  • may be too health-oriented for some

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Green, Pet Friendly
Casual
Countryside
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 831-659–2261

HOTEL DETAILS

31 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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