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Address: 26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831 624 1813
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: The historic home of the poet Robinson Jeffers is open to the public for...
The historic home of the poet Robinson Jeffers is open to the public for group tours.
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A must.

This is an essential stop on your trip into Carmel, if nothing more than to see all the stones that put this together. It stands out and rightly so amongst the cookie cutter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Trinity, Florida
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Trinity, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is an essential stop on your trip into Carmel, if nothing more than to see all the stones that put this together. It stands out and rightly so amongst the cookie cutter gingerbread houses,not that they are anything to sneeze at.

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Davis, California, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stopped by to see it from the roadway, then signed up for a tour the next day. The tour was very informative about Robinson Jeffers life and family, why they moved to Carmel and how the house was built. The free- standing "observation" tower, built entirely by Jeffers from rocks was very impressive even before one saw the view from... More 

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Marina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Take the time to do a Tor House Tour! It's an amazing little place and piece of history in Carmel! Very cool tower to climb; sweet little house and garden.

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Petaluma, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Tor House is a unique attraction for adults visiting Carmel. Whether you are interested in architecture, California history, scenic beauty or the poetry by R. Jeffers you will find this spot a must see. The one hour tour of the home, given by excellent docents, weaves together the life and poetry of Jeffers with California history and architecture/design. Parts... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had honestly never heard of Robinson Jeffers before coming to visit the house and I'm so glad I can now appreciate the mark he left on the literary world thanks to this delightful tour. The older gentleman who was our guide was adequate but not the most charismatic or knowledgeable. That said, the site itself is well worth the... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I go to Carmel/Monterey about twice a year but had never known about Tor House until I read about it on Trip Advisor. The descriptions here were so intriguing we took the tour on our Anniversary getaway. First off I do not want to spoil the tour by providing too many details. The way the docent wove the details and... More 

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ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we've lived here for 50 years and always said we'd do it..finally happened upon it at the right moment..very charming..the guide was excellent , knew a lot and jeffer's life was fascinating..his wife's ex husband lived up the street in the "other" castle..who knew...they were friends and she did her laundry at the ex's house! What a tiny miracle the... More 

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Palos Verdes
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Robinson Jeffers Tor House is unique and fascinating stone structure. Built by the hands of the poet Jeffers the house is an important part of Carmel's history and well worth a visit.

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Henderson, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Tor House in Carmel, California was the home of poet, Robinson Jeffers. The history of the house, which Jeffers built himself; carrying rocks from the beach and surrounding area, is a fascinating study of the life and times of the man and his love of the local environment. And when you stand in different locations on the grounds, inside... More 

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Carmel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

take a moment to linger on the site where one of America's greatest poets was inspired and reveal his innermost affinity for a special place

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