The Monterey Bay Area Travel Guide

The Monterey Bay Area Sights

Tor House

  • 26304 Ocean View Ave. Map It
  • Carmel
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's 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. Reservations are required. Call the reservation line or click on the reservation link on the website.

Sight Information


26304 Ocean View Ave., Carmel, California, 93923, USA

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844-285–0244; 831-624–1840-direct docent office line, Fri. and Sat. only


Sight Details:

  • $12
  • No children under 12

Published 07/06/2016


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