Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

CARMEL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Monterey for Connoisseurs: Off the Beaten Path on California’s Central Coast

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

CA

Interest

History & Culture

Price Range

$700 - $1000

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #15646RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Sea level.

Itinerary for Oct 28 — Nov 2, 2012

Expand all
Type: Lodge

Description: Rich in legend and history, Los Laureles Lodge reflects the colorful influence of Spanish conquistadors, tribal Indians, and a flavorful mixture of bandits, cowboys and socialites. Los Laureles Lodge is Carmel Valley's original hotel and hunting lodge. The Pacific Improvement Company acquired the lodge in 1915. During the ownership of the Pacific Improvement Company, many visiting dignitaries from other countries as well as our country visited the Lodge. The guests of the Del Monte Hotel were transported by tallyho coaches when there was little or no sun along the coast.

Contact info:
313 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-2233
web: www.loslaureles.com/index.html

Room amenities: Wireless Internet, Hair Dryers Available, Voice Mail, In Room Refrigerators,Cable TV

Facility amenities: Enjoy a meal at the historic restaurant. Rendezvous by the stone fireplace in the mahogany-paneled Saloon at the end of the day. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Guests may find themselves sitting next to valley ranchers, peninsula golfers, or local artists. Swimming pool is open seasonally.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: approximately $105–$285 + tax
Additional nights are available on a space available basis. Reservations for additional nights should be made directly with the Lodge.


Day One: Sunday, October 28 - Check-in and Welcome Dinner
Afternoon: 2:00 - 5:00 PM: Check-in; 5:00 PM: Wine, Juice, & Cheese Reception.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Welcome Dinner followed by Orientation.

Lodging: Los Laureles Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Rich in legend and history, Los Laureles Lodge reflects the colorful influence of Spanish conquistadors, tribal Indians, and a flavorful mixture of bandits, cowboys and socialites. Los Laureles Lodge is Carmel Valley's original hotel and hunting lodge. The Pacific Improvement Company acquired the lodge in 1915. During the ownership of the Pacific Improvement Company, many visiting dignitaries from other countries as well as our country visited the Lodge. The guests of the Del Monte Hotel were transported by tallyho coaches when there was little or no sun along the coast.

Contact info:
313 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-2233
web: www.loslaureles.com/index.html

Room amenities: Wireless Internet, Hair Dryers Available, Voice Mail, In Room Refrigerators,Cable TV

Facility amenities: Enjoy a meal at the historic restaurant. Rendezvous by the stone fireplace in the mahogany-paneled Saloon at the end of the day. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Guests may find themselves sitting next to valley ranchers, peninsula golfers, or local artists. Swimming pool is open seasonally.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: approximately $105–$285 + tax
Additional nights are available on a space available basis. Reservations for additional nights should be made directly with the Lodge.


Day Two: Monday, October 29 - Field Trip and Tour of the Monterey Peninsula
Breakfast: 7:30 AM: Optional morning stretching class followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: Welcome to Monterey from Henry Miller, Jack London, & Robert Louis Stevenson.

Lunch: 12:00 PM: Lunch.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Bus leaves for Monterey Peninsula Tour.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Wine class for lovers of life.

Lodging: Los Laureles Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Rich in legend and history, Los Laureles Lodge reflects the colorful influence of Spanish conquistadors, tribal Indians, and a flavorful mixture of bandits, cowboys and socialites. Los Laureles Lodge is Carmel Valley's original hotel and hunting lodge. The Pacific Improvement Company acquired the lodge in 1915. During the ownership of the Pacific Improvement Company, many visiting dignitaries from other countries as well as our country visited the Lodge. The guests of the Del Monte Hotel were transported by tallyho coaches when there was little or no sun along the coast.

Contact info:
313 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-2233
web: www.loslaureles.com/index.html

Room amenities: Wireless Internet, Hair Dryers Available, Voice Mail, In Room Refrigerators,Cable TV

Facility amenities: Enjoy a meal at the historic restaurant. Rendezvous by the stone fireplace in the mahogany-paneled Saloon at the end of the day. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Guests may find themselves sitting next to valley ranchers, peninsula golfers, or local artists. Swimming pool is open seasonally.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: approximately $105–$285 + tax
Additional nights are available on a space available basis. Reservations for additional nights should be made directly with the Lodge.


Day Three: Tuesday, October 30 - Natural History of the Monterey Area Lecture and ...
Breakfast: Morning 7:30 AM: Optional long, slow stretching & breathing exercises followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: Natural History of the Monterey area.

Lunch: Sack lunch.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon. Be a tourist on your own to explore the area. Public bus service available across from the campus driveway.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Talented pianist presents the music and life of Scott Joplin.

Lodging: Los Laureles Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Rich in legend and history, Los Laureles Lodge reflects the colorful influence of Spanish conquistadors, tribal Indians, and a flavorful mixture of bandits, cowboys and socialites. Los Laureles Lodge is Carmel Valley's original hotel and hunting lodge. The Pacific Improvement Company acquired the lodge in 1915. During the ownership of the Pacific Improvement Company, many visiting dignitaries from other countries as well as our country visited the Lodge. The guests of the Del Monte Hotel were transported by tallyho coaches when there was little or no sun along the coast.

Contact info:
313 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-2233
web: www.loslaureles.com/index.html

Room amenities: Wireless Internet, Hair Dryers Available, Voice Mail, In Room Refrigerators,Cable TV

Facility amenities: Enjoy a meal at the historic restaurant. Rendezvous by the stone fireplace in the mahogany-paneled Saloon at the end of the day. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Guests may find themselves sitting next to valley ranchers, peninsula golfers, or local artists. Swimming pool is open seasonally.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: approximately $105–$285 + tax
Additional nights are available on a space available basis. Reservations for additional nights should be made directly with the Lodge.


Day Four: Wednesday, October 31 - John Steinbeck Discussion and Field Trip to the M...
Breakfast: 7:30 AM: Resident faculty member leads optional long, slow stretching & breathing followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: A visit with John Steinbeck

Lunch: 12:00 PM: Lunch at the Steinbeck House

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Bus leaves for tour to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Gifted pianist presents the life & music of Mozart.

Lodging: Los Laureles Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Rich in legend and history, Los Laureles Lodge reflects the colorful influence of Spanish conquistadors, tribal Indians, and a flavorful mixture of bandits, cowboys and socialites. Los Laureles Lodge is Carmel Valley's original hotel and hunting lodge. The Pacific Improvement Company acquired the lodge in 1915. During the ownership of the Pacific Improvement Company, many visiting dignitaries from other countries as well as our country visited the Lodge. The guests of the Del Monte Hotel were transported by tallyho coaches when there was little or no sun along the coast.

Contact info:
313 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-2233
web: www.loslaureles.com/index.html

Room amenities: Wireless Internet, Hair Dryers Available, Voice Mail, In Room Refrigerators,Cable TV

Facility amenities: Enjoy a meal at the historic restaurant. Rendezvous by the stone fireplace in the mahogany-paneled Saloon at the end of the day. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Guests may find themselves sitting next to valley ranchers, peninsula golfers, or local artists. Swimming pool is open seasonally.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: approximately $105–$285 + tax
Additional nights are available on a space available basis. Reservations for additional nights should be made directly with the Lodge.


Day Five: Thursday, November 01 - Field Trip to Big Sur
Breakfast: 7:30 AM: Optional long, slow stretching & breathing exercises followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: Naturalist leads Big Sur coastal tour.

Lunch: 12:00 PM: Picnic lunch in Big Sur.

Afternoon: 1:30 PM: Art & Artists of Big Sur with local artists & galleries.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: Free Evening. (Films available.)

Lodging: Los Laureles Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 02 - Farewell Brunch and Departure
Breakfast: 7:00 AM: Continental breakfast.

Morning: 7:30 AM: Optional long, slow stretching & breathing class

Morning: 9:00 AM: Monterey Farewell

Brunch: 11:00 AM: Farewell Brunch & Graduation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch


Free Time Opportunities


Carmel Valley, CA
Allen Knight Maritime MuseumNear Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf
Art GalleriesOver 35 art galleries in Carmel.
Cannery RowThis street, once the home of the sardine canneries from JohnSteinbeck's "Cannery Row," now houses restaurants, galleries, unique shops, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Carmel MissionVisit the historic Carmel Missionestablished by Father Junipero Serra.
Colton HallA Museum of History about the days when Monterey was theCalifornia capitol.
Fisherman's WharfStroll along Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf to watch the seals, pelicans, & people.
Garland ParkHiking trails for every level of experience -- from easy, flat trails to ery challenging steep hikes.
Monterey Bay AquariumThe Monterey Bay Aquarium, on historic Cannery Row.
Monterey's Path of HistoryTake a self0guided walking tour and see the historic adobes along Monterey's Path of History.
ShoppingCarmel Rancho Carmel Barnyard Carmel Crossroads Ocean Avenue, Carmel Del Monte Center, Monterey
Walk on the beachStroll along beautiful Scenic Drive in Carmel. Sit on one of the benches overlooking the beaches of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Point Lobos.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768