Stonepine Estate Resort
This former Relais & Chateaux Purple Shield property offers luxurious European accommodations & fine dining in a historic and stunning venue. The former 400 acre, 1929 Crocker estate boasts a full spectrum of equestrian facilities. Once the oldest operating thoroughbred breeding farm west of the Mississippi, today it serves as a boarding and training site, complete with a dressage arena and four furlong practice track. The formal gardens, towering stonepine trees and the meandering Carmel River surround the crown jewel of the property: the Tuscan -inspired Chateau Noel. The ambiance of 18th century Italy and France comes alive in the grand living room with it’s ten span limestone fireplace, antique furnishings and Lalique and Lladro objects d’art. Stonepine has hosted Hollywood royalty, society soirees and heads of state beneath the wisteria draped loggia. The Chateau’s eight elegantly-appointed rooms are individually furnished in a design theme inspired by such luminaries as Chanel, Polo & Cartier. The sumptuous 5-course gourmet dinner begins with a champagne reception and hors d’oeuvres and continues in the stately dining room under an antique Murano crystal chandelier. Ideal for business affairs or affairs of the heart; minutes from wineries, boutiques and world class golf. Whether it’s a formal wedding for 300 or a weekend escape for 2, Stonepine is truly a magical estate experience. The European attention to detail in dining and accommodations is complimented by the American commitment to creativity and service.
150 East Carmel Valley Road, one mile past CV Village, private gate access, call from call box.