During our summer guest season, it is possible to come to Tassajara for the day. Day guests are welcome to use all facilities between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm. Lunch in the dining room is also offered.
Reservations are required for day guests. Rates are $30 for adults and $12 for children. Lunch is available by reservation only and costs $12 for adults and $8 for children. Although we do accept credit cards at Tassajara, the remote location means that this service is occasionally not available. For this reason, please bring cash or checks. For day guest reservations call 831.659.2229 no more than two weeks in advance. Please bring your own towel, and food if you are not planning to purchase lunch.
For the last 14 miles, Tassajara Road is a winding dirt road with sheer drop-offs and a steep, narrow descent over the last five miles. Four-wheel-drive or standard transmission is recommended. We urge you to observe the following precautions if you choose to drive this road:
- Make sure your car is in good working order, paying special attention to brakes, fuel, and cooling system. Fuel and repair services are not available at Tassajara or Jamesburg. The last gas stations are at Carmel Valley and Greenfield.
- Travel during the cooler hours of the day if possible to avoid overheating the engine.
- As you begin your descent over the last five miles, shift into the lowest possible gear and PUMP your brakes as needed. DO NOT apply steady pressure to your brakes or they will overheat.
- If your brakes begin to overheat or feel mushy, pull over immediately and allow them to cool for at least 20 minutes before continuing.
This road should be driven at 15 mph or less (slower on the steeper portions).