CHATEAU NOEL GARDEN TOURS

The gardens at Stonepine were designed by Helen Crocker Russell, the original owner and they were so impressive that she was recognized with California Horticultural Society’s Garden of the Year Award. As you tour through the twelve formal gardens surrounding Chateau Noel, you will appreciate the skill and creativity they present as a bouquet of Western variety. You experience gardens ranging from sculpted animal shapes (topiary), to a rose garden, to a vegetable and fruit garden, to an 18th century Georgian landscape of manicured hedges and ordered flora. Garden tours are available to in-house guests 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Before Stonepine became a world-class resort, the estate was one of the largest thoroughbred breeding facilities west of the Mississippi. As a guest, you are invited to experience lessons in riding and dressage, trail rides, and basic horsemanship introduction. Our specially trained horses are responsive to your direction and are well matched to even the least experienced of riders. Escape to the country and seize the reins of a new adventure in horseback riding. For more information go to www.stonepineequestrian.com

Additional activities at the Center include horseshoes, volleyball, and shuffleboard. You might want to join your friends and family for some fun at “The Loft” party room. It’s above the main barn. A pool table, ping-pong, foosball, darts, jukebox, poker table and a western bar make this a popular place to unwind.

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HIKING AND BIKING

If you enjoy hiking and/or mountain biking while at Stonepine, you may encounter some of the abundant wildlife. The beautiful hills and mountains yield amazing views, fresh air and great exercise. Mountain bikes are available for the miles of wooded trails. Or take a road bike into historic Carmel Valley Village. For longer rides, there is an eleven-mile bike lane all the way from the Village to Highway 1. You can then head south to Big Sur or go north to Carmel-by- the-Sea and Pebble Beach’s 17 mile drive. If you would like to have a picnic next to Carmel Valley River, call ahead and we’ll have lunch ready for you.

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PRACTICE GOLF, ESTATE POOL, TENNIS & CROQUET

You might want to sharpen your skills on Stonepine’s four-hole golf course. There are five major golf courses in the area. Practice your drive, chipping or simply putt on Stonepine’s manicured greens.

Our grand estate pool is nestled a midst California oaks and may remind you of a scene from a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Experience perfect outdoor tranquility as you bask in the Carmel Valley sun or have a romantic lunch or massage for two by the pool after an exciting game of tennis or croquet.

Stonepine Estate offers many activities to our valued guests. Contact our Concierge for further details.

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