Carmel By The Sea CA: Carmel's Newest Hotel, The Getaway, A PlumpJack Hotel
The Plumpjack Group strikes again! This time they have taken an adorable motel and transformed it into a luxury stop over The Getaway for anyone coming to Carmel by the Sea! We were fortunate to get a sneak peak and we loved all of the signature PlumpJack touches! The decor was stunning and perfectly detailed all the way down to the bathroom tile that had me wanting to HGTV the shit out of my own bathroom. They offered a complimentary breakfast set up including; breakfast burritos, waffles, pastries, cereals, fruit, fresh juice and coffee.. why would you need to go anywhere else? The evenings are filled with endless glasses (from 4-6 pm) of prosecco, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon + light snacks. Yes you can win over my heart by giving me free kettle chips.. I am a simple women!
What I loved most about the stay though, the warm hospitality that is undoubtedly the signature feature of all PlumpJack properties. Each staff member we encountered was sweet, helpful and accommodating .. especially when we showed up and forgot to mention we had our pup with us !! They are super dog friendly but only certain rooms, so make sure to mention it prior to arrival !
While visiting Carmel we of course had to do a little wine tasting ! Our favorite winery was Folktale Winery and Vineyards, located in Carmel Valley - they have some amazing wines: Chardonnay, Rose, Brut Rose Sparkling, Pinot Noir and Syrah... that was what we tasted, but I’m pretty sure they make some other varietals as well. The best thing about their spot, they can offer you a full meal to enjoy with your wine tasting, prepared by their in house chef and unlike Napa, it’s not $100 for lunch. They have almost blended together the wine tasting and restaurant experience perfectly.. our Caesar salad, meatballs and creamy mushroom pasta all paired perfectly with their bright high acid wines.. i was in LOVE! Outside of wine tasting we did a little exploring, but it was a quick trip, so we only made it to two restaurants:
This spot was tucked away near the waters edge and offered some AMAZING cocktails, in addition to their elevated Mexican cuisine - I got the pork mole with fresh tortillas, black beans and rice.. we started with the ceviche, I can still picture it, it was sooo fresh and perfect with our mezcal cocktails!
We popped in here for breakfast on our last day, the offerings were large and in charge. Full plates of eggs, hash browns, crispy bacon and no bull ! The service was quick and friendly and the place was packed, definitely a local and tourist favorite!
This tiny spot was just down the street from our hotel, their staff was so sweet and accomodating. We fell in love with their mezza plate of hummus, feta dip, marinated artichokes, fresh pita bread and then we finished with the Butternut Squash Ravioli and Chicken Kabobs.. it was delicious and somewhat affordable - so a total win win in my opinion!
If you’re visiting Carmel By The Sea, I highly recommend staying at The Getaway ...or if you prefer more privacy The Hideaway, their sisters property is tucked away down the street! Cheers!