The Arts Barn


Entire cabin hosted by Kris

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Mountain setting in a snug cabin with beautiful views, great hiking.

The space
The house was my sculpting studio for years, and before that, a hay barn. It's now a snug cabin with lofty views of the wild Los Padres National Forest. The surrounding vineyards and hiking areas make this a perfect getaway for artists, writers or anyone wishing to escape the hustle of city life. This is a ranch setting, a scenic 45 minute drive from downtown Carmel. Excellent hiking trails are accessible from the ranch into the Los Padres National Forest. Enjoy views of several vineyards surrounding the property, each with wine tasting rooms in Carmel Valley village, 20 minutes from the ranch.

This unique and beautiful area on the central coast of California is far enough inland from the coast to enjoy distinct seasons. Summer can be hot in our mountain valley, ranging from the sweltering 90s to perfect 70s, depending on coastal fog and temperature fluctuations. Spring is gorgeous, always, with a field of wildflowers in front of the cabin through May. Fall and Winter are beautiful, green and bright, but the nights are chilly. Once in a great while- not often enough these years- it will rain! Come prepared for the season.

Hikes and walks through the surrounding vineyards, around the mountain behind the house, or into the nearby wilderness area. Trek up to Tassajara Hot Springs, or visit the MIRA Observatory on the remote end of our valley, or visit Carmel, Pacific Grove and Monterey for numerous cultural and tourist attractions, including the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium. Whale Watching excursions from Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf provide amazing and up close encounters with migrating whales and other marine life.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Valley view
Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
EV charger
Window AC unit
Private patio or balcony

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 340 reviews


Where you’ll be

Carmel Valley, California, United States

The stars at night, the birds, peacocks, deer and other wildlife, the walk behind the house up to the vineyard and the mountaintop yoga platform, the view of the Los Padres National Forest, and the hike behind Los Padres Dam are attractions in the immediate area.

Hosted by Kris

  1. Joined in February 2014
  • 410 Reviews
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Artist/Bronze Sculptor. Enjoy cooking, reading, travel, hiking and hosting art and music events. Married to a food & wine guy.

During your stay

I'll be at the neighboring house and will visit at least once during your stay.

Kris is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy