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Carmel Magazine, Winter-Spring 2019

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and back roads. In similar fashion, the Quail Moto Rally Experience outlines self-guided tours that wind resor t guests through Carmel Valley, along the Pacific coast, into the Santa Cruz Mountains and beyond. Par ticipants receive a route book with turn-by-turn directions, a list of suggested stops and a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way. Quail Lodge offers the new tours in par tner- ship with Monterey Touring Vehicles, so that guests can reserve a classic Ford Mustang, Porsche 356 Speedster, Chevrolet Corvette or other vintage vehicle for the journey. It's a con- trast to the proper ty's Land Rover Driving Experience, which puts par ticipants in a Land Rover to tackle steep slopes, log piles and other off-road challenges. Automotive influences carry through to the resort's Waypoint Bar & Deck, a casual lounge outfitted with motoring memorabilia and motor- cycles. Car posters, vintage photographs and paintings by local artist Molly McCall decorate the walls, and an adjacent billiards and dart room features additional motor-themed artwork. "The venues pay homage to the Quail Motorsports Gathering and Quail Motorcycle Gathering that are held here every year. Those events are a huge part of our identity, and we really want guests to feel the heart and soul of motoring while they're here," says Barkdull. Quail Lodge guests and local visitors order breakfast dishes at Waypoint, and the lounge also presents happy hour specials, trivia compe- titions, hospitality-industry nights and other events. The evening menu features hearty bar snacks, comfort food dishes and a few dessert options, plus wine, cocktails and an extensive whiskey selection. Waypoint's patio tables, which are especially popular on sunny afternoons, overlook the resort's main pond and surround- ing golf course. Over in the Quail Lodge course clubhouse, another restaurant with outdoor seating capital- izes on fairway and Santa Lucia Mountain views. Edgar's, named for the resort's late founder, Edgar Haber, is a welcoming lunch and dinner 218 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 (Top) The Land Rover Experience Driving Center at Quail Lodge & Golf Club takes participants out for off-road driving adventures and lessons. (Bottom) The tranquil resort pool on the 850-acre property in picturesque Carmel Valley.

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