Carmel’s best kept secret! The Happy Landing Inn has seven unique rooms, and is one of Carmel-By-the-Sea’s “Inns of Distinction.” It is located about 4 blocks from the breathtaking Carmel coastline and is in the heart of the village of Carmel.The Happy Landing Inn was purchased by current owners Shari and Mark Lasher in December 2013. A restoration of the Inn and grounds followed over the next few months and was completed in June of 2014. Please come enjoy the historic HLI with a fresh new look and many new amenities.
The Happy Landing Inn was originally commissioned as a private home by two sisters from San Jose who hired Michael J. Murphy to build this quaint complex in 1926. The main building served as the family living room, dining room, kitchen, and bath, while the detached buildings that surround the garden served as bedrooms for family members.
The complex was sold in the 1930’s to Velma Craig who rented the separate rooms to boarders. Mrs. Craig sold this to the Thorngate family who turned the property into Happy Landing Inn.