PLEASE NOTE THAT GPS IS ONLY ACCURATE TO WITHIN A 1/4 MILE OF THE YURT'S LOCATION. You will need to read and follow the written directions to our listing.
Relax and rejuvinate in our 24 foot diameter yurt, overlooking the Carmel River and Big Sur Land Trust Songbird Sanctuary. The sounds of the river, the birds and the rustling trees will lull you to sleep after a soak under the stars in your private hot tub. We call it "glamping" - glamorous camping. This unique getaway is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast and for active folks who won't mind a 100 FOOT STROLL TO THE MAIN HOUSE TO USE THE SHOWER AND RESTROOM.
We are conveniently located less than 5 miles East of Hwy 1 and close to just about everything on the Monterey Peninsula: 10 minutes to Carmel-by-the-Sea, 20 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 10 minutes to Carmel Valley Village, 20 minutes to Laguna Seca and Fort Ord National Monument, and 35 minutes to Big Sur- a logistical dream. There is also a public bus stop at the top of our driveway! As a bonus, if you are staying in the yurt for 2 or more nights we offer 2 free passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium- an $80 value.
Spas- Carmel Refuge (2 mi) , Esalen (45.5 mi), Tassajara Zen Center (43.5 mi)
World Class Cycling (Sea Otter Classic)
World Class Mountain Biking (Sea Otter Classic)
Hiking (Point Lobos, Garland Park, & Big Sur)
We have lived in the area for 40 years and love sharing our local knowledge with our guests.
UberX (everyone's personal driver) is readily available in this area. You can easily get around without renting a car if you have an Uber account -just let us know in advance that this will be your preferred mode of transportation .
No Smoking on the property.
Quiet hours are from 11pm to 8am.
Check in at 3pm- Check out at 10am.
Each additional guest over 2 will be charged an additional $30 fee per guest.
We had an amazing time in Carmel staying @ Pete and Peg's YURT! What a unique and comfortable experience. Both were amazing hosts and went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. We felt truly welcome into their home and the community. The coffee in the morning and the hot tub at night were just extra layers of frosting on an already awesome YURT cake! Thank you for everything, it was so appreciated.
Pete and Peg were absolutely amazing!!! If you ever find yourself near Monterey or Carmel, you NEED to stay here. Forget hotels. 'Glamping' is awesome. They were so hospitable and welcoming. It felt like being home. They have seriously thought of everything. You need a headrest for the hot tub? They have it. Earplugs? Got it. You forgot your coat? Don't worry! They have extra. The best part about my stay was sitting in the hot tub looking up at the stars and listening to the symphony of frogs. If you are looking for something more on the nature side or just something different in general, come here. This is the most magical place and you can't go wrong here. It was perfect for our anniversary. I wished I had stayed longer! It was definitely worth it.
Pete and Peg are the consummate host & hostess. Everything was picture perfect as described . Idyllic setting and the hot tub under the stars great ending to perfect days hiking. Yurt was so comfy and cosy. Highly recommend to anyone . We would live to come back and explore more Stare parks. We so enjoyed our stay.
The yurt was wonderful. Loved hearing the frogs and creek at night and waking up to the birds. Great experience.
Pete and Peggy were excellent hosts who made us feel right at home. Accommodations were absolutely beautiful and extremely comfortable.
My only regret in staying in the yurt was that we did not sty longer! This was certainly a highlight on our road trip - Pete and Peggy have done an amazing job of making the space special. The pictures simply do not do it justice! Conveniently located close to the highway and town but removed enough to fall asleep to the sounds of frogs and crickets along the creek. Waking up to a pot of fresh coffee and biscotti, staying warm in the hot tub, listening to music on the surround sound speakers, and reading the wonderful Big Sur guidebooks were just a few of our favorite things from our stay. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
The yurt was just absolutely incredible! It's super comfy, Pete and his wife were really lovely and prepared the coffee for us in the morning. The hot tub under the starts is just the cherry on top! We had a wonderful stay and I wish we could have moved in forever.
My wife, Peggy, and I have lived on this property since 1984 and have never fallen out of love with it. It is the perfect combination of a rural setting yet only 10 minutes away from town. We are outdoor enthusiasts and have many wonderful family memories of not only camping by the river but of backcountry excursions as well. It was on one of these adventures, in Oregon to be exact, that Peg and our two daughters discovered yurts. They rented one at an Oregon State campground and truly loved the experience. Having a yurt on our property has added even more of a sense of serenity and peace to our home. It is with this in mind that we want to share it with others. There's something uniquely appealing and comforting, a feeling of being embraced by the round space and the abundance of natural light that
lends itself to living close to nature. We welcome you to give it a try.