As Edible Skinny meandered down the Central Coast we found ourselves in the sleepy storybook town of Carmel-by-the-Sea for a night’s sojourn at the European style Hofsas House. Renowned architect Mies van der Rohe famously noted that, “God is in the details,” but for the Theis Family, who have owned and operated their hotel for over 60 years, the architecture of hospitality is structured in the details of romance.
Carmel was rated #3 on Travel + Leisure’s list of the world’s best cities for romance; thus making it the perfect hamlet for that weekend couple’s getaway. The enchanting Hofsas House is located within walking distance of everything adoringly Carmel: gorgeous driftwood filled beaches, sumptuous restaurants, and bohemian shops cloistered away in secluded courtyards.
For Hofsas House the word hospitality tailors itself to each guest. From their 38 one-of-a-kind rooms that boast European charm and comfort with Dutch Doors allowing enjoyment of the vista views of the pines that crest the Pacific Ocean. To a Monterey Wine & Cheese Pairing ($30) that perfectly compliments one of their many cozy fireplaced rooms. To a Beach Fire and S’Mores Bundle ($60), which includes a wood bundle and starter, all the necessary chocolate/marshmallow/graham supplies, a flashlight, and snuggly blanket so your twosomes can gaze upon stars that just beg for adoration. To the morning a continental breakfast abound with coffee carafes and trays that can be piled high with fresh pastries from the local neighborhood bakeries for the perfect breakfast in bed.
So go and find your details, for romance whispers to all who come to this charming retreat.
Hoping life is delicious!