22.5 miles from Carmel, JamesMont Ranch is remotely located in beautiful Carmel Valley, resting on 10 acres at the peak of the mountain at 2100 ft. Our unobstructed decks offers stunning views of the back of the Santa Lucia Mountains – with Big Sur just on the other side. We are only 11 miles from Big Sur, as the crow flies, but the road trip is almost 2 hours. The winding roads through beautiful mountain scenery will bring you to Carmel in approximately 50 minutes. From there you drive south to Big Sur.
We are only 3 miles from the start of the 2 -3 day backpack trip over the mountains to Big Sur starting at the Los Padres Dam. Because of this we have amazingly well kept trails that are perfect for day hikes.
On our ranch, guests have use of their own Private Bedroom with Bathroom and Private Living Room, as well as the Decks around the house. European style Country Breakfast – seasonal fruit, greek yogurt with homemade granola, using Bob’s Red Mill Grains, is included in the price. Or you can choose instead to have a country omelette with artisan toast and pear jam. Both are served with orange juice, coffee and/or tea.
Expanded breakfast and a three or four course dinner is available at an additional cost, with seasonal menus on our Meal Planning page. Alternative dietary needs offered on request. Local wines available always. Seasonal flowers available with pre-arrangement.
2 Guests Maximum unless previous arrangements have been made and pricing determined.
Please see our excursions page for adventures in the area!
Our Bed & Breakfast includes:
•European Style Country Breakfast (complimentary)
•Expanded Breakfast/Brunch menu available upon request
•Four Course Dinner available upon request
•Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Room with Private Dining available.
•Use of all outdoor decks
•Firepit, depending on season
•Phenomenal views of the back of the Big Sur Mountains
*Please note: portions of the interior of the house are under renovation but will not interrupt your stay with us, as we do not schedule interior work when there are guests.
If you wish to have guests, we can certainly cater for up to 8 guests for a seated, plated dinner or breakfast/brunch and up to 20 guests al fresco dining. See our Special Occasions page for more information.