Whenever company comes to visit us here in Carmel, (and that is quite often these days), we hightail it down to the Ranch - Mission Ranch, that is. Nothing beats sitting out on the deck at sunset, looking out over the meadows and wetlands to Carmel Beach, and Point Lobos beyond.
This charming complex (lodging and restaurant) was purchased in 1986 by local legend Clint Eastwood, who has lovingly restored the property. Let me take you on a tour of the grounds.
Surely the "largest flower planter in the West"
The 1850's Farmhouse
Flowers planted in a tree stump
This must be the honeymoon cottage!
The historic bunkhouse, the oldest structure
The sheep are pets. No lamb on the menu here!