- Asilomar's jitney (an on-grounds only shuttle service) is available to transport guests anywhere on the grounds. Priority is always given to the elderly and disabled. There is no charge for the service, which can be accessed by dialing “0” 24 hours a day.
- Located in the Phoebe A. Hearst Social Hall across from the Front Desk, the Park Store is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Store hours are subject to change). Here are just a few of the items that can be purchased at the Park Store:
- Bike Rentals
- Asilomar has created an additional venue within the Hearst Social Hall which has quickly become a favorite place to gather and relax for guests and local residents alike. Phoebe’s Café has enhanced the Asilomar experience in a style that remains true to the historic nature of the entire grounds.
- Sit back in the comfortable, antique setting of the Café and the Social Hall to enjoy coffee and tea creations, fresh baked goods including Chef Danny’s Asilomar Cookie, lite bites, lunch specialties and for the first time in 100 years, beer and wine. Whether it’s a snack on the adjoining outdoor deck or a glass of wine and cheese platter by the roaring fire in the main hall, great moments begin in Phoebe’s Café. The Café’s Hours: 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM - Daily
- Please park in designated areas. Please be aware of one-way roads, the speed limit of 10 mph, and loading zones. Roads must be kept clear at all times for emergency and service vehicles. Violators are subject to citation under the California Vehicle Code and under California State Park Rules and Regulations. We request that you strictly observe the 10-minute parking zone next to the Hearst Social Hall.
- In case of emergency, please dial “0” from any house phone and encourage all attendees to do the same. This process ensures that Asilomar staff knows where the emergency is located and are then able to direct emergency vehicles to that location.
- Asilomar’s 107 acres are dedicated to a natural ecological environment. Please walk on paved areas only. The dunes are a particularly fragile environment, and we request that you use the boardwalk that leads you to a vista point and to the beach. Also, please be aware that Poison Oak is abundant on the Asilomar grounds.
WAYS TO ENJOY ASILOMAR:
ASILOMAR WALKING TOURS
- The 4 self-guided walking tours on various aspects of the park are Julia Morgan Architecture, Living Dunes, Coast Trail and Forest Walk. These tours will help bring a new perspective and renewed appreciation to the park's natural and cultural history.
- Asilomar has a volleyball court just waiting for you on the beach. Bring your own volleyball or stop in the Park Store to borrow one of ours. The court can be reserved through our Front Desk. Court usage is complimentary but a $5 refundable deposit is required for the use of our volleyball.
- Trail riding or beach riding - why not do both? If you don't have your own bike, we have bikes available for rent at the Park Store.
- Asilomar is a great place for grabbing your binoculars and heading out to one of our trail for some great bird watching. Check with our Front Desk to learn about some of the best places to catch a glimpse of our local species. A list of birds you can find in the park is available.
HIKING & WALKING TRAILS
- We have park trails to offer hiking and walking enthusiasts. With 107 acres of land at Asilomar, there's plenty of terrain to explore.
- We have two antique pool tables located in the Hearst Social Hall. Use of these pool tables is complimentary.
- Asilomar State Beach, a precious mile of sandy beach and rocky coves along the Pacific coast, provides the perfect balance of public access, preservation and glorious sunshine. Bring your beach towels and/or chairs for a relaxing time at the beach. Beach supplies are available for purchase at the Park Store.
- Park guest can unwind in Asilomar's outdoor heated swimming pool, open from dawn to dusk each day, year-round. Towels are available for use at the pool only. Please note: There is no life guard on duty at the pool.
- Grab your board and hit the beach. Asilomar is one of Monterey Peninsula's best places for catching some waves.
ASILOMAR RECYCLING PROGRAMS
- There are recycle bins all over the property including in your room. Did you know that you can recycle both the thermal sleeve on your coffee cup (if you didn’t bring your own reusable one) as well as the top?
- In addition Asilomar can recycle all plastics #’s 1-7 which means plastic shopping bags, plastic wrap, plastic bottles AND lids – pretty much anything that is plastic! Asilomar participates in a co-mingled recycling program which means that anything recyclable can go into a BLUE recycling container including paper, cardboard, glass, and aluminum.
- We encourage everyone to have a reusable coffee mug or water bottle – and there is a variety available in the gift shop. But if you do purchase a bottle of water, we encourage you to reuse that by filling it up at any water fountain. All of the public water fountains and faucets in the meeting rooms have water filters.
- Asilomar has a composting program where all pre-consumer and post-consumer food waste is composted. You can participate by putting your food waste into the compost section of the 3-way container outside Phoebe’s Café. This includes any to go containers or service ware that you may end up using from Phoebe’s Café and the dining hall.