Carmel’s The Getaway Is the PlumpJack Group’s Latest Dreamy Destination


If you live in or around the Bay Area, you know the PlumpJack Group. It’s the company responsible for keeping business booming at the Marina District’s iconic Balboa Cafe and the vino flowing at wineries throughout the Napa Valley. It also happens to be the brainchild of this fine state’s Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, but that’s another story. PlumpJack has made a major name for itself since San Francisco’s former mayor founded the brand in 1992, and its newest offering is something pretty special. 

Welcome to The Getaway, a 34-room boutique hotel located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, the seaside village that could single-handedly supply the postcard industry with picturesque panoramas. The property is a joint venture asset between PlumpJack Group and private real estate management Meriwether Companies, and it’s got the whole casual coastal vibe down pat with design inspired by the surrounding natural landscape.

Formerly the Village Inn, the property at Ocean Avenue and Junipero Street has been transformed into a two-story modern beach retreat with fireplaces in each room and thoughtful details throughout like Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities and Doctor’s Choice mattresses by Denver Mattress Co. 

Napa-based design firm Shopworks masterminded the redesign in a color palette inspired by sand, sky and sea. Guests are greeted by furnishings, fabrics, and materials in white, natural, teak, and rattan, complemented by subtle hints of gray and blue. There’s a distinct bohemian energy courtesy of white brick walls, and an air of sophistication courtesy of houndstooth-print bed skirts and custom-made upholstered headboards in the guest rooms. The bathrooms feature geometric black, white and gray-tiled floors stand that contrast the white surfaces, and oversized subway tiles and metal accents add texture and detail.

“Carmel-by-the-Sea has the history, character and quaint lifestyle that we love so much at PlumpJack Group,” says Hilary Newsom, president and partner, PlumpJack Group. “We’re thrilled to grow our presence here, to become a larger part of the community and give guests another way to experience the destination in addition to our first Carmel property, The Hideaway.”

The Getaway is located at Junipero Street & Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 94923. Call 831.624.3864 or visit to reserve a room today.