Saddle Mountain Ranch 
Luxury Cabins, RV and Tent Sites 
27625 Schulte Road
Carmel Ca 93923
831-624-1617 / 831-512-9025
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I am going to open the story by telling you you have to sign up THIS Monday, January 15th. Now I'll tell you what it is.   To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering free day-use admission to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018.

In the Monterey Area that would be

Swingfest comes to the Monterey Peninsula

Besides all the wonderful attractions on the Monterey Peninsula that you can visit on any given day there are extra reasons to come to the area when special events occur. Every Martin Luther King jr. Weekend the West Coast Swing Fest comes to the Monterey Hyatt Hotel. Top dancers come from all over the world do this constantly growing event. They come to compete to learn to schmooze and most of all to da...

Wine Tours and Tastings

Tasting rooms are located all over downtown Carmel and there are over a dozen

of them within walking distance of each other in Carmel Valley Village!

“Wine Trolley Tour” 831-624-1700

“A Taste of Monterey” 700 Cannery Row  831-596-4495

“Monterey Guided Wine Tours”  831- 920-2792

“Carmel Food/Wine Tour”  (walking tour downtown Carmel) 831-256-3007

Carmel Valley Wine Experience  831-659-4000

Local Vineyards


Here are our two favorite spots...


27300 Rancho San Carlos Road   831-646-5446

Just down Carmel Valley Road a couple of miles.   The perfect getaway to relax and recharge your batteries!

Vista Blue in the Monterey Plaza Hotel

400 Cannery Row  831-646-1700

Right on the ocean.  Enjoy the rooftop hot tub looking out over the ocean.  Fireplace, luncheon and getting pampered.   What could be better?


While you relax and enjoy the quiet of Saddle Mountain Ranch, you may also want to check out all the shopping that is available just minutes away!   Here is a list of the closest shopping areas:


The Barnyard

Carmel Rancho Blvd & Carmel Rancho Lane

Restaurants, shops, florist, salons and more...

The Crossroads Highway 1 and Rio Road

Safeway, Ace Hardware, CVS, UPS Store and much more...

Carmel Plaza  Downtown Carmel

Tiffany’s, Carmel Co...

You are at Saddle Mountain Ranch and are enjoying the beautiful setting, the hiking and swimming pool.   So what if you want to see more of the area and need things to do with the kids?   Here is our list of family friendly activities.  I am sure you will find something that will make everyone happy!


Monterey Bay Aquarium 886 Cannery Row  831-648-4800

Monterey Zoo  400 River Road 831-455-1902

Monterey Peninsula ...

If its one thing that the Monterey Peninsula doesn't lack, it's restaurants!  You can find a special place for whatever cravings you may have.  Most of these places are within 5-15 minutes of Saddle Mountain Ranch.   Just so you know, Uber and Yellow Cab both come to pick up guests, just in case you don't feel like driving home after a luxurious meal.

We list restaurants several ways....
1. By favorites, voted on by locals, hos...
We do hope you had a great holiday season with lots of meaningful and useful gifts that you'll put to good use this year.  Saddle Mountain Ranch continues to add improvements all over the park with phase 1 paving done on the road up to the tent campsites, an overall trimming of trees, additional beautiful landscaping and more. The weather is spectacular with highs in the 60's predicted for the next few weeks.  We will be telling you more about m...
2018 is ushering in perfect weather for Carmel with highs in the 60's all week.  The big event for New Year's Day is the Rio Grill's Resolution Run.  The Rio Grill is located in the Crossroads Shopping Center, less than five miles from Saddle Mountain Ranch.  The New Year's Day run is very family friendly, with kids, dogs (well behaved and on a leash) walkers and strollers welcome.  Runners have a choice between 5k and 10k.  Online registration ...
At least among the top 2 or 3 most popular activities for visitors to the Monterey Peninsula is whale watching.

Over 20,000 whales a year pass through Monterey Bay and with the resurgence of the population of whales, the events happen all year round.  It's become so popular in Monterey that this location is considered by many to be the #1 whale watching spot in the world.  Trips out in the bay last an average of 4 hours, and all of the tours are ...

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