Stonepine Estate in Carmel Valley, California
Once the manor and main home of the Crocker Bank family, Stonepine Estate is a secluded sanctuary located in the rolling hills of California's Carmel Valley on the lovely Monterey Peninsula. Shrouded by mature stone pine trees that give the property its namesake, this expansive resort sits on 330 acres and features an enclave of accommodations. The original Mediterranean-style manor includes eight bedrooms, and four additional houses host another twelve total. Rooms are elegantly appointed and individual in style and design. Amenities range from king beds to gourmet kitchens, and each building has its own recreational diversions such as ping pong and archery.
Stonepine Estate was originally known as Double H Ranch and was highly regarded throughout the horse racing circuit as the foremost breeding farm west of the Mississippi. Equestrian pleasures still play a pivotal role here, and the estate has its own equestrian center where guests can saddle up New England-style and gallop on a four furlong warm-up track. After you dismount head to the loft above the main barn for a refreshing drink and a game of darts. The resort also has a lovely pool and tennis courts, mountain bikes, hiking trails and manicured gardens to wander through. Not far from the estate is the village of Carmel, a lovely hamlet lined with fairytale-like buildings that house enchanting shops and restaurants. Wind along the infamous 17-Mile Drive, which hugs the rugged Pacific Ocean, or stroll the streets of historic Monterey and Cannery Row. At Stonepine Estate, you are free to do as you please, and enjoy the many amenities this luxury retreat has to offer.
Location of Stonepine Estate
Nearest Airport: MRY
Amenities for Stonepine Estate
- General Information
- 20 Bedrooms
- Private Dining
- Wine Cellar
- Dining Room
- On-Site Amenities
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Horse Stables
- 4-Hole Golf Course
- Mountain Biking
- Table Tennis
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Stonepine Estate
This fabulous estate has not been maintained to the standards that their prices reflect. We checked into a $300 per night room and seemed to be the only people on the entire property. Lots of horses but the only person we saw was, Michelle,the manager who checked us in. Michelle was very welcoming and easy to communicate with but the facility itself left much to be desired. The paddock house that we stayed in was very dated, and not cleaned properly prior to our arrival. The front porch swing was so dirty we couldn't sit on it. The windows and screens so dirty you could hardly see out. The full kitchen which was available for our use had no ice and the comforter on the bed was missing it's duvet cover. The TV in our room was ancient and small. The pool was dirty and unusable. We were told the filtration system was not functioning. Many of these things can be overlooked given the beautiful setting but, the worst part was when we returned from dinner and realized that none of the smoke detectors in the building were working. Seeing this as a hazard and real safety issue, we packed up and went to a nearby resort and spa. Stonepine Estate has great potential but needs a lot of updating, love and attention to detail to be worth the price they're asking. It looks as though it has not been functioning well for over 20 years.
It's honestly been many years since I stayed here; my sweetie and I were in the area over NYE so we ventured in for a quick peek at the property. Built for the Crocker family and originally comprising several thousand acres, the estate is a beautiful memorial to a time when cattle barons, oil magnates, railroad tycoons and newspaper billionaires built chateaux, christened hospitals and universities and rode their horses for days on their own property. For about two grand, you too can spend a weekend being served in the family kitchen like Bruce Wayne, or play a game of chess in front of a fireplace that belongs in Skyfall. If you brought your Arabians, you can watch them work out in front of the paddock house, or jump a few obstacles on the dressage course. Look around; last time I was here I saw wild boar roaming the hills. Remember to fill up your tank first ... it's a long driveway! You'll cross a bridge, wind through hills, forest and meadows before finally getting to the main house ... all 40-odd rooms of Mediterranean manse. This time, I just came for the drive in, and back out.
John H - Sacramento, California, United States
TripAdvisor took down my previous review saying it wasn't first-hand enough. Well, my husband and I stayed there for 2 nights, maybe I failed to mention that?, which is why I would write this review in the first place. Unfortunately everything was a disappointment. The facilities are not being kept up in every way and it is not a luxury "resort." It is a once beautiful property that is able to attract visitors because of that, but has not kept itself up to be a top hotel. The food was mediocre, the premises were falling apart.
marchmarsh - London, United Kingdom
The chateau has 7 rooms and the paddock house had s few more. Am experience that we have not shared else where. The facility, 330 acres of places to wonder, equestrian center for riding, sulky track for racing and a soccer field for entertainment. Go there everyone that we are in Carmel along with Post Ranch Inn.
We traveled as a couple as we always do and wanted a special place for 1 night while we were attending a wine function.Michelle and her staff were outstanding in understanding our needs and requests.It is a self contained resort estate with a lot of rich history.The owners are very envolved with several charities and donate a portion of your nightly rate to them.It is a working equestrian center and the horses are well loved there.You can even take a ride on one.There are 400 acres and plenty of walking areas,games like croquet and archery.We do recommend couple staying in the Main House if you are looking for romantic.Families will be happy in the outer houses.They have breakfast included and you can stay for dinner,there, as well.A delicious lunch can be served to you as well.An experience you will not soon forget.We will come back here and stay longer,next time.
MichiSachi - California