When To Go
With its coastal California location, temperatures are pretty consistent and moderate throughout the year, in the 60’s, spiking to the low 70’s in the summer. January-March is considered the rainy season with rainfall averaging 3-4 per month. My last trip there was in January and we enjoyed rain-free weather in the low 70’s.
The Lodge is located on the California coast about 2 hours from San Francisco, the closest major airport. Flights also arrive at Monterey Airport from major airports, 20 minutes away.
Los Angeles: 5 hours 15 minutes
San Francisco: 2 hours
Things To Do
Golfers will feel like they have “died and gone to heaven” on these three amazing course; Pebble Beach Links, Links at Spanish Bay and Spyglass Golf Course. Pebble is the most recognized for its spectacular scenery along the coast, as the scene of many many U.S Opens and as the host of the popular Bing Crosby Pro-Am (“The Clambake”), now the AT&T Pro Am. Spanish Bay is as close to a historic Scottish course as possible outside of Scotland. The lone bagpiper coming up the first fairway at the end of the day is a sight to see. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Spyglass may be the most unique of the three courses. The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes and the following 13 holes are cut through majestic pines with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes.
2 clay and 10 plexi-paved courts. Group and private lessons available. Excellent pro shop.
The state-of-the-art fitness center has all the equipment you need for a great work-out, plus classes in Pilates, yoga, aqua aerobics, stretch and cardio. Work-outs are made even better by stunning views of Stillwater Cove from virtually every vantage point.
The Lodge has a wonderful ocean side pool with a sun deck, outside Jacuzzi and the delightful Beach Club restaurant, open for lunch and cocktails.
Tucked into the Del Monte Forest, this enchanting 22,000 square foot spa has 23 treatment rooms and locker rooms with Jacuzzis, steam rooms, sauna and inhalation rooms. Try the Flotation Wrap. $135 for 45 minutes. Amazingly relaxing. Golfers will love the Post Golf Therapy, 50 minutes $135 or the Acupuncture, 80 minutes $235.
The Pebble Beach Nature Trails stretch some 25 miles along the coast and into the forest, many beginning at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Bikes can be rented at Adventures By the Sea, www.adventuresbythesea.com. $7/hour, $20 half day, $25 all day. Bike tours also available.
An opportunity to explore the rugged coastline and the fairways of Cypress Point and Spyglass from horseback. You’ll see deer, whales, sea lions and sea otters. A magnificent experience. Group rides leave 4 times a day and cost $65pp. Private rides are $80pp. 1 hour 15 minutes.
Kayaks can be rented from Adventures By the Sea, www.adventuresbythesea.com. $30pp alll day. All equipment included. Kayak tours also available.