Mission Ranch

26270 Dolores Street, Carmel, California, 93923, United States
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Carmel's most famous host

by Callavetta about Carmel Mission Ranch

Mission Ranch, in Carmel, is one of the lesser touted values in the area. Owned by Clint Eastwood, the town's former famous mayor, the Ranch has an assortment of accommodations, from cabins to hotel rooms. The property also has tennis, a fitness center, a restaurant with fabulous bay views, and included breakfast. Guests can enjoy the evening in the piano bar with live music. It's not uncommon for the Ranch's owner to show up and hang out with the guests. This alone is worth the price of admission.

Current prices range from $105 to $265 per night. Visit the website to see the charming rooms.

Mission Ranch Restaurant

by Ewingjr98

The Mission Ranch is a beautiful old farm alongside the old Carmel Mission... you get the basis of the name I'm sure. On the grounds you will find an inn, a restaurant, two barns for functions, tennis courts, a health club, and more. We made a trip to the restaurant, but were impressed by the simultaneous weddings in the barns.

We had a wonderful dinner at the Mission Ranch. They don't take reservations, so we arrived around 7:15 pm and were told we'd have an hour to wait. We quickly found two seats at the bar and had a drink apiece (house pinot $7.50 & Great White, Anchor Steam, and other draft beers about $5 each), and our table was ready in about 30 minutes. Our meal started with the house garlic bread, and we ordered the fresh oysters (six for $11). For entrees I quickly decided on the prime rib with twice baked garlic potatoes ($28) and Laura immediately selected the duck with mashed potatoes ($23). For desert we had the just-sweet-enough bread pudding with whipped cream ($7) and two cups of regular coffee ($2 each).

The service was excellent despite the restaurant being packed, the food was great, and the piano entertainment that began around 8:30 or 9:00 was very popular.

Mission Ranch

by Ewingjr98

Maybe not too far off th beaten path as a restaurant, but as a tourist attraction Carmel's Mission Ranch is a bit unique and seldom visited. The original 160 acre property belonged to a native American named Juan Romero, but he sold it in 1852 to Monterey shopkeeper William Curtis. This property then transformed into one of California's first dairies. Later, during World War II, it actually became an officers club for American military members.

Later, pieces of the ranch became the Carmel River Elementary School and the Carmel River State Beach, leaving just 22 acres today. Hollywood superstar Clint Eastwood came on the scene in 1986 when he purchased the property and saved the area from becoming ugly old condos. He restored the entire ranch to its 1850s appearance (plus tennis courts, which probably weren't a hot item in the 1850s...). The oldest remaining building on the property is the old bunkhouse from 1850, and the farmhouse dates back to 1852.

Rooms at the ranch are from $120 to $300 a night, and they offer spectacular views towards the west over the beaches and Carmel Bay toward Point Lobos State Park. Meals at the highly acclaimed restaurant are served from 5pm until about 10pm, and most entrees range from $20 to $35 each.... about normal for the area!

What a view!!!

by rsilva about The Restaurant at the Mission Ranch

This restaurant is owned by Clint Eastwood (or so we were told) and it has an amazingly relaxing view over the mountains and the sea, at the same time!

We had come just for a drink and in order to enjoy the view and we did not eat here as there was some problem (I think the chef was ill, or something like that) and there was an "emergency menu" with only a few dishes.
In any case, the place was packed as we were leaving, so I assume it is usually good.

No matter if you want to eat here or not, the view alone is worth a visit, if you are in the "neighbourhood".


by travelgourmet

The Mission Ranch is a hideaway hotel and has a wonderful restaurant/bar experience. Located at the end of Dolores Street in Carmel-by-the-Sea, behind a white picket fence, you can feel the tranquility as you step out of your car unto the parking area. 1850's style buildings are in your immediate view but looking around you spot a field of green grass and the ocean in the distance.

This is all now owned by actor/director/producer Oscar Academy Award Winner Clint Eastwood since 1986. The former Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Clint Eastwood drops by now and then to visit with friends at the restaurant/bar. A word of caution, no paparazzi and please do not bother Clint Eastwood or he might become one of his movie characters, "Dirty Harry". Instead, enjoy the lasting beauty of the fields and ocean from the patio dining area or inside by the bar, just listening to that all familiar soft spoken husky voice calling out, "Oh really". Wow, being in the presence of an icon of the film industry and just sitting back enjoying the view with a cold one in hand.

Thanks, Mr. Eastwood, for preserving a little of a bygone era at the Mission Ranch. The location may be a little off the beaten path, but well worth visiting, not only for the view but for the ambiance and character of the hotel and restaurant/bar.




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Mission Ranch Restaurant Carmel

by yvr

Use to eat at the Carmel Mission Ranch some 35/40 years ago. Will be taking some visitors to the area in October. Could any LOCAL'S who live in the area, and have been to the Ranch lately, please comment on the quality of the food. It use to be great years ago.

Re: Mission Ranch Restaurant Carmel

by travelgourmet

Clint Eastwood owns the Ranch and anything with his name on it is going to make anyone's day. Also try Bernardus Lodge's restaurant "Marinus" in the Carmel Valley. You won't go wrong. Also a treat for visitors and locals alike is the Barnyard Shopping Center with gardens and flowers embracing the shops and restaurants, also located at the start of Carmel Valley off Hwy 1.


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Address: 26270 Dolores Street, Carmel, California, 93923, United States