How many times do you revisit a special hotel in a special place because of it’s amenities, hospitality, or proximity to town? For us it’s often and we definitely have our favorite locations in Carmel by the Sea that we enjoy repeatedly for a romantic staycation. One in particular is the Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites, and we like to stay again and again specifically to experience their various winery themed rooms. On a recent stay we checked off our third winery themed room of fifteen and loved how the room has special touches decorated by the winery itself. Having visited the winery, met and dined with the owners, and stayed overnight on the ranch I can tell you that the Holman Ranch Winery Themed Room at Vendange Carmel is a perfect complement to the property.
Romantic Vendange Carmel: Holman Ranch Winery Themed Room
I was positively giddy to find out which room we were going to stay in and when I heard it was the Holman Ranch room, I knew I’d be very familiar with my surroundings. On the bottom floor of the back building you’ll find a lovely floral greeting and I was enticed by the polka dot curtains.The Inn is located on the corner of Carpenter Street and the road is moderately busy. Being in the back end of the property, there isn’t much noise but extra privacy and some sound proofing are provided by this beautiful trellis in front of the rooms.As a matter of fact, the entire grounds are covered in gorgeous greenery, blooming trees, and lovely flowers. A stroll will have you oohing and aahing at the perfectly manicured landscaping. If it weren’t for the rain, we’d spend a lot of time beneath the pergola cuddling around the firepit.
Back to the room! Walking into the deluxe king room, I was immediately attracted to the cozy and fuzzy blanket on the bed! I may or may not have jumped up onto it and just took in the warmth of the memory foam California king mattress combined with the bed topper gazing above to the photos of Holman Ranch wines.Further into the room, my husband found a closet for our bags and pointed out the soft leather chairs in a sitting area where he took a seat to relax with a newspaper. The vineyards at Holman Ranch surrounded by the Carmel Valley hills graced a photo on the wall. There were those pretty polka dot curtains again just like in the bedside window, I love how this ranch themed room has as many textural, yet delicate touches. Just outside the back door, we continued to be wowed by the spacious private brick patio that gave us some sunshine (and wind protection) on this particularly cool and wet weekend. The wooden chairs have a beautiful grape design carved into the back and make for a romantic spot to pop open a bottle of Holman Ranch wine.
A perk of the winery themed rooms is that each contain a few bottles of the namesake wine to purchase and enjoy. Also you can pair a tour of the winery and meet the winemaker with a few Vendange Carmel promotions and packages to enhance your stay.All the bonus touches that Holman Ranch used to decorate the room made us smile; from the horse pillow (they’re a working ranch), to the wine cellar photo (we’ve barrel tasted there with the owner), and the adorable wedding shot in cowboy boots (they’re known to be a stellar location for weddings and events).
Weekend perks add even more with a 2-hour wine and cheese social in the lobby. Also the location for the daily continental breakfast.We’re a fifth of the way through the wine themed rooms at Vendange Carmel and I really look forward to our next visit and the next unique room we’ll enjoy. To learn more about spending a romantic weekend in Carmel, visit http://www.vendangecarmel.com/ to start planning!
Our stay was hosted, all opinions are 100% honest.