About this listing
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 ANIMALS- (only members of the species Homo sapiens- human beings- may stay on the property)
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.
Yurt has everything you need! It's almost like staying in a circus tent. And Pete and Peggy are super hosts for a reason! :)
I think I've decided I'm not so much the yurt type of person, however I enjoyed the experience and staying in a yurt was definitely on my bucket list! I would've regretted if I passed up this opportunity.
The yurt was incredible. Spacious, beautiful and very peaceful. The garden is gorgeous as well and a lovely thing to look out onto with the mountains in the background.
Pete and Peggy were the sweetest hosts, and instantly made us feel welcome. We spent a few nights here and enjoyed the hot tub, a movie on their projection screen, delicious daily coffee and biscuits and lots of lounging.
Stay here to get refreshed! Also, they're both very knowledgable about the area so can give excellent recommendations of things to do and places to see.
Ein wunderschöner wundervoll ruhiger Ort mit überaus netten, zuvorkommenden Gastgebern. Die Jurte beinhaltet alles was man braucht und Peggy und Pete kümmern sich sofort, falls etwa fehlt. Auch der Strand in Carmel-by-the-Sea ist sehr zu empfehlen. Wir wären gerne länger als 2 Tage geblieben!
A wonderful place with extremely nice hosts. There is everything you need in the yurt.... and lots more. We would have loved to stay longer!
We spent a night in this delightful yurt at the beginning of August.
What a wonderful stay! Pete and Peg were fantastic hosts and helped us with suggestions of what to do/ where to eat etc in the area.
The yurt is beautifully furnished, complete with books, board games, and very, very comfortable beds!! My 3 daughters loved the hot tub whilst my husband and I relaxed on the deck, surrounded by hills, gorgeous gardens and all the visting hummingbirds.
We woke up to a delicious tray of chocolate almond biscotti, local fresh strawberries and a pot of hot coffee.
I wish we had stayed longer!
Thank you so much Pete and Peg, your yurt is beautiful and we hope to be back sometime.
The yurt was beautiful. This is located in a quiet location next to a small creek. A large grassy area with a hammock and a jacuzzi outside the front door. Pete and Peggy left us hot coffee with a biscotti every morning. We were very happy to take advantage of their free passes to the Monterey aquarium. Great place to stay.
What a great spot! My husband, I, and our toddler daughter had a lovely weekend at Pete & Peggy's yurt.
The yurt itself is spacious and comfortable, with surprisingly many amenities: a gas fireplace for heat, an opening at the top you can crank open for ventilation, and a projector screen for watching movies. The hot tub and hammock outside were extra treats. We brought our own pack 'n play for the kiddo.
The yard is beautiful, and the location is close to Carmel Village and Carmel-by-the-Sea. But it's the kind of place that when you arrive, you'll be happy to just unwind and enjoy the setting. Pete and Peggy were friendly and warm and took great care of us.
Peg & Pete were amazing hosts who have thought of every small detail for their guests. My boyfriend and I had such a fun and relaxing time. Hiking in Big Sur, massages at Refuge Day Spa, dining in Carmel by the Sea, and ending the night with a dip in the hot tub or with a movie on the yurt's projector screen...heaven!
About the Host, Pete
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.