Carmel Mission Ranch

California, Carmel Guide (B): Carmel Mission Ranch

“This is where I would have liked to have been raised if I had had a choice…I figured this would be the place…It kind of gets into your blood, this countryside and the people. So to me it represents my family. And it just represents a quieter life. That is why I guess I bought the Mission Ranch to begin with, because I wanted to preserve the history here.” (Clint Eastwood)

If you happen to walk south from Ocean Avenue on Dolores all the way to the end (about nine blocks) you will be inexplicably drawn by the serene beauty, right - into the driveway of the Mission Ranch, a historic inn, restaurant and lounge (entrance).

While stationed at Fort Ord in the 1950's, current Mission Ranch owner, Clint Eastwood would experience this same mesmerizing attraction.

If you happen upon the Mission Ranch around 4:00PM, have a seat on the patio, order your beverage of choice, enjoy the sheep who peacefully graze the open meadow land,

In August of 1771, Blessed Father Junipero Serra moved the location of his mission in Monterey to a site at the mouth of the Carmel River. The acres surrounding the newly founded Carmel Mission would become a ranch used for farming, grazing and housing.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Carmel Mission Ranch
Guide Location: USA » Carmel
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: entrance   meadows   Carmel Mission   Martin Farmhouse   Patio Barn   Creamery  
Author: Lynn Momboisse
Read it on author's website: http://carmelbytheseaca.blogspot.com/2014/04/carmel-mission-ranch.html