Garland Ranch Regional Park

This park is 4400 acres with breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains and Carmel Valley. Garland Ranch Regional Park is only 2 miles from Contenta Inn and is ideal for hiking, mountain-bike riding and horseback riding. Notable features at Garland Ranch Regional Park include the Carmel River, Garzas Creek, a redwood canyon and a charming waterfall. Throughout the park …

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

There is so much to see and do when visiting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, whether it’s making a quick overnight stop to see a race, or if you’re making a weekend of it and checking out all the attractions in the Monterey County area.​  Contenta Inn is one of the closest hotels to Mazda Raceway, an ideal place to stay during your race …

Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week is a unique event not to be missed. This special automotive week is full of exciting events, auto shows, rallies, concours, and car auctions that ends on Sunday at the world famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  Contenta Inn in Carmel Valley is a great base camp for car enthusiasts attending this world class event. For a full …

Talbott Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village is home to over 20 wine tasting rooms.  Contenta Inn is conveniently located just steps away making it easy for guests to spend  a few days tasting the fabulous wines of Monterey County and relaxing with the warm valley sun.   One of the tasting rooms is Talbott Vineyards.  Robert Talbott grew up in the Carmel area planting …

Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon

Located on the corner of Carmel Valley Road and via Contenta Road,The Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon is one of our closest neighbors.  This family style restaurant and local favorite is an icon of Carmel Valley.  Featuring an outdoor patio, saloon and indoor family dining.  You will have plenty to look at inside – hanging from the rafters are every sort of ranch …

Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery

Enhance your stay by learning more about our neighbors in Carmel Valley. Holman Ranch, a premier wedding and event location in Carmel Valley is only minutes from Contenta Inn and Blue Sky Lodge. This beautiful 400 acre property includes a fully restored historic hacienda, vineyards, wine caves, olive grove, horse stables, tasting room, and grounds offering many “Kodak moments” with …