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See What Sets Moonstone Hotels Apart

In 1983, Dirk Winter built his first hotel, the Sea Otter Inn in Cambria, CA. In 1990, he purchased the historic Cambria Pines Lodge and established a true landmark on California's Central Coast. Here, he created a nursery and hired a staff of horticultural professionals to oversee his ever-growing gardens. With a genuine passion for gardening, Mr. Winter went on to open five unique, garden-themed hotels and spa resorts in California and Oregon under the banner of Moonstone Hotel Properties. 


In 2006, Moonstone Hotel Properties assumed management of The Oregon Garden, an 80-acre botanical sanctuary with 20 themed gardens. Mr. Winter most recently opened the Oregon Garden Resort, which joins Cambria Pines Lodge, Village Green Resort, Monterey Hotel, Cambria Nursery and Florist, and The Oregon Garden as spectacular garden showcases. 


Mr. Winter remains committed to retaining a reputation for exquisite boutique hotels with beautiful grounds in West Coast destinations. You don't need to be a gardening enthusiast to enjoy our guest experience. But, if you have an appreciation for gardening, we encourage you to dig into everything our unique properties have to offer.

West Coast Hotel Management & Services

If you are the owner of a boutique hotel or inn on the West Coast and would like to learn more about our management company, landscape division, or construction company, we invite you to contact us. Become part of a tradition of careful attention to detail with the goal of creating a warm, comforting, and memorable experience for your guests. Moonstone Hotel Properties feature spectacular garden-themed destinations that offer recreation, fun, and personal growth in desirable settings where we strive to treat our guests and employees as we want to be treated.

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