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Address: 26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel, CA 93923
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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I canon remember his name for the life of me, but the docent at Tor House made the tour interesting, fun and special. We were with a small group and I was with a serious Jeffers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I canon remember his name for the life of me, but the docent at Tor House made the tour interesting, fun and special. We were with a small group and I was with a serious Jeffers fan, my husband. The talk and walk was informative, detailed and fun! Much more fun than I imagined. Plan for two hours.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This retreat was hand built by poet Robinson Jeffers in the early days of Carmel's Artist colony history. The stones for Tor House were carried from the beach and placed in the tower by Mr. Jeffers. It is open on a limited schedule and it is also interesting to read the gossip about Jeffers' wife and her other love who... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Such a beautiful historic home. We walked through the neighborhoods and my husband picked this as "his house," not even realizing it was famous.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very interesting house in Carmel,CA made by one man on the beach and made entirely of rocks that he found on location basically. Beautifully to tour through and see. Love the vistas. Love the location. Certainly worth going to see if you have not done this before.

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Early twentieth century poet Robinson Jeffers had a reverence for nature and you will feel it in every stone he used to build Tor House. You cannot help but be moved by this place. Jeffers built the house, outbuildings, and the Hawk Tower from the local Carmel stone. Friends brought stones and artifacts from their travels and Jeffers incorporated these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Come and take a tour of a man's dream - Tor House & Hawk Tower. Poet Robinson Jeffers has built his dream house at Carmel Point of granite boulders from the shore below his house. Tours are only Friday & Saturday.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Tours only on Fridays and Saturdays THE GOOD Touring the home, garden, and Hawk Tower you will see and feel how the Jeffers lived. The docent will give you facts. You get to touch and sit and roam. After a few minutes in the house you will sense the rhythm of life when the house was young. Climb the stairs... More 

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Oakville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Have been trying to do this for a few years as they only run tours certain days....we went on Saturday April 25 at noon. Had a great start tour guide and then he handed us over to another for rest of tour which included the tower....very very informative, what an interesting man, a renaissance man. Would be nice to have... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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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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Address: 26304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel, CA 93923
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel

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