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Hearst Social Hall
Fall Getaway Special
Get away from it all with our Fall Getaway Special! Rates from $125!
Thanksgiving Dinner Package
Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with us this year at Asilomar!
Sunset
Family Fun Package
Enjoy accommodations, breakfast, s'mores and fun for the kids!
Asilomar Beach
Whale Watching Package
Lodging and a Whale-Watching tour for 2!
Bed and Breakfast
Enjoy lodging and breakfast for two!

Asilomar Buck
Asilomar Buck
Asilomar Stile
Asilomar Stile
Surf at Asilomar State Beach
Surf at Asilomar State Beach
Sunset at Asilomar State Beach
Sunset at Asilomar State Beach
Asilomar State Beach
Asilomar State Beach
Trail through Asilomar State Beach
Trail through Asilomar State Beach
Asilomar Swimming Pool
Asilomar Swimming Pool
Asilomar Boardwalk
Asilomar Boardwalk
Stairway to Scripps Lodge
Stairway to Scripps Lodge
Sunset from View Point
Sunset from View Point
Lodge at Asilomar
Lodge at Asilomar
Hearst Social Hall
Hearst Social Hall
Architectural Detail at Asilomar
Architectural Detail at Asilomar
Oak Shelter
Oak Shelter
Architectural Detail at Asilomar
Architectural Detail at Asilomar
Architectural Detail at Asilomar
Architectural Detail at Asilomar
Merrill Hall
Merrill Hall
Merrill Hall
Merrill Hall
Asilomar State Beach
Asilomar State Beach
Dunes Panorama
Dunes Panorama
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Welcome to Asilomar

Park History

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Nature & Architecture - A Love Story

smalldetail_bldg_1.jpgAsilomar's rich history dates back to its origins as a YWCA Leadership Camp built in 1913. Known as Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea," the state park is located on 107 acres of state beach and conference grounds, within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove. Asilomar is celebrated for its restored dune ecosystem and architectural significance, with cozy, historic structures designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan between 1913 and 1928.

Thirteen of Morgan’s original structures remain today and constitute her largest collection of Arts & Crafts style architecture in one location. Thirty years later, John Carl Warnecke (best known for John F. Kennedy's gravesite memorial), created seven more complexes that make up the conference grounds. In 1987, the original Morgan buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Warneke buildings will likely follow. While updates have been made throughout the decades, the tranquility and harmony found at Asilomar have been preserved.

This special heritage inspires an ongoing commitment to the care and protection of Asilomar’s facilities, flora and fauna – enabling our guests to enjoy the unspoiled surroundings of this tranquil retreat for many years to come.

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