Policies for Carmel’s Forest Lodge

Helpful Information

  • Check In between 4pm & 9pm (at Carmel Lamp Lighter – see directions page for details)
  • Check Out at 11am
  • We welcome families and groups.
  • All rooms are pet friendly.
  • Room rate includes a wine and cheese reception from 4:30-5:30pm in the winter and 5-6pm in the summer. (Served at Lamp Lighter Inn)
  • Continental Breakfast is served in the Inn’s Den from 8.00 – 10.00: coffee, tea, bagel, muffins, granola, cereal, milk, orange juice, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs and fruits. (Served at Lamp Lighter Inn)

Reservation Policy

  • Our weekend policy is either a Thursday and Friday, or a Saturday and Sunday, or Friday, Saturday and Sunday combination.
  • Reservations booked for June 19th thru November 1st require a minimum two night stay all days of the week.
  • We request that all reservations be accompanied by a one night’s deposit.
  • We guarantee space and rate requirements only.
  • Room types are guaranteed, not specific rooms, although every attempt will be made to accommodate your requests.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel all or part of your reservation or require other changes in your schedule, we must receive advance notice.
  • If you cancel up to 7 days prior to check-in, you will receive your deposit back.
  • If you must cancel within the 7 days prior to check-in, your deposit may be kept.
  • There may be exceptions to the cancellation period in which case we must have 100% occupancy on the days reserved before we could return your deposit.
  • This policy pertains to early check-outs as well as cancellations.
  • Special events and holidays may have greater cancellation periods. Please call ahead.

Thank you for respecting these policies. They are necessary for the successful management of a small country inn.

Carmel’s Forest Lodge Guest Review

“We are staying in the Ocean Ave cottage and it is adorable!! Dog-friendly, close to shopping and close to the ocean!! Could not have stayed at a better more quaint and accommodating b & b. Amy and Allison were awesome to work with and very friendly! We will be back to maybe stay at The Lamplighter Inn which is the sister hotel. Both places are totally super cute!! Thanks for making the last leg of our trip amazing!.” – Kristin from Irvine, Yelp