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One-Night Stay with Bottle of Wine at The Cobblestone Inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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Two-Story Stone Cottage in the Heart of Carmel Village

You won’t see any neon signs or fast-food joints in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California—they aren’t allowed. Since 1963, neither are high heels. Of course, no one can remember the last time a citation was issued for wearing stilettos, but these prohibitions speak to the town’s desire to preserve its quaint character and prevent stumbling upon its cobblestone streets. The Cobblestone Inn takes its name from the uneven streets that surround it; inlaid stone lines the bottom half of the two-story inn, giving it the distinct look of a classic English cottage.

Inside, the inn recalls present-day New England with its blue-and-white plaid sofas clustered around a rock hearth. Idyllic reminders of home are scattered throughout the inn. In the sitting room, watering cans with cheerful sunflowers sit atop the fireplace, and tableside lamps made from birdcages light up a stack of leather-bound books. Outside, a peaceful stone patio encourages guests to relax in the sunshine, take in shade under the table’s umbrellas, or enjoy the evening wine, cheese, and sherry service alfresco.

Each of the eight guest rooms has been individually decorated to pay homage to the English countryside, using pastoral wallpaper, antique trunks, and glass decanters. Before bedtime, unwind inside a bubbling whirlpool bath with the provided bottle of wine.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California: Bohemian Outpost with Boutique Shops and Wineries

Located just a few hours south of San Francisco along the coastline, Carmel-by-the-Sea is surrounded by colorful scenes, from the blue waters of the Pacific to the green of verdant meadows. “If you’ve never been to Carmel-by-the-Sea … picture a quiet English village along a rugged Pacific coastline,” writes Coastal Living. Once an outpost for bohemian types such as Jack London, the one-mile-square town remains true to its roots as a traditional English hamlet: streetlights, numbered addresses, and hovercrafts are nonexistent.

An influx of European-bistro–style restaurants, valley vineyards, and boutiques has recently joined the mix. In addition to the town's live theater and 40 art galleries, the area hosts several outdoor activities, including whale watching and kayaking in the Pacific and hiking among the redwoods at Big Sur, located 45 minutes up scenic Highway 1. Golfers should consider taking the 10-minute drive to Pebble Beach Golf Links, which has hosted five US Open tournaments and was called one of the world’s Top 10 Golf Courses by National Geographic.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

$159 for a one-night stay for two in a queen fireplace room, valid Sunday–Thursday

  • Bottle of wine
  • Truffles
  • Breakfast

Book by: 8/27/12
Travel by: 12/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Evening wine and cheese
  • Evening sherry service
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Pillow-top mattresses
  • Complimentary sodas and water

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/27/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/31/12
  • Not valid 7/5, 7/29, 8/13-19, 9/2, 11/11, 11/22, or 11/25
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • Must cancel by 11AM PST 7 days prior to scheduled arrival or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in or consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 10% tax and $1 daily tourism fee not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One queen-size bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Gas fireplace

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3:30 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available for an additional fee at time of booking.

What It's Worth

$159 for a one-night stay for two in a queen fireplace room, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $225 value)

  • Bottle of wine (a $30 value)
  • Truffles (a $10 value)
  • Breakfast (included in room value)

Total value: up to $265

Getting There

  • By plane: 8 miles from Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY); 77 miles from San Jose International Airport (SJC)
  • By cab: about $20 from MRY
  • By car: 76 miles south of San Jose; 122 miles south of San Francisco; 159 miles west of Fresno

Customer Reviews

We really enjoyed our stay & will go back again!
Diane G. · September 16, 2013
Friendly helpful staff & a great breakfast & happy hour!
Diane G. · September 16, 2013
The service. The front office people went out of their way to help and guide us to the best places in beautiful, unique Carmel!
Andy V. · August 26, 2013
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