Monterey County recently had the privilege of hosting Destination Marketing Association International's annual CEO Summit and the MCCVB was there every step of the way.

Travel industry leaders spent time collaborating, discussing progressive opportunities and developing strategies for local economic development. The gathering culminated with a special dinner at a one-of-a-kind venue in Pebble Beach.

Jaws were dropping in response to the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, and unique glimpses of Stillwater Cove, Carmel Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve were on display at sunset.

On the expansive outdoor entertainment area, guests were treated to the crème-de-la-crème of Monterey County views.

The covered and open air patios have a terraced look & feel that offers a plethora of outdoor heaters, 11 torches, 2 outdoor fireplaces and a gorgeous centerpiece fire pit that makes hosting year-round events a snap for 200+ guests.

Other outdoor features include wooded bocce ball courts, serene wall fountains, a playground area, large BBQ, and up-lighting that make the oak trees glow with color.

You might mistake the French Chateau's interior for a boutique museum. Check out the original 13th century paintings, tasteful antiques and other noteworthy collectibles that shape a sophisticated and subtle indoor ambiance.

It may be hard to tear yourself away from the view, but nearby restaurants The Bench and The Tap Room at the Lodge at Pebble Beach are good reasons, and they offer an up-close look at the seascape sites as well. Also, you can sip cocktail creations around the fire pits at Spanish Bay, or even go boutique shopping in Carmel by-the-Sea, all within a short 10 minute drive.

For more information on this property, contact Elite Carmel at 831-625-8000.

Prepared to be inspired!