Sixteen years later, as the town developed and grew, it was time for a big move.
The Hotel Carmelo was on its way to a new home, four blocks down Ocean towards the beach. The North wing was dismantled and the main building was rolled along pine logs down the rugged dirt road.
Within a year, the hotel was refitted and enlarged with a stable and a sun room looking out to the sea. With the help of M.J. Murphy, a local contractor, the hotel was reborn as the Pine Inn.
Murphy himself was a famous local figure whose company built most of the houses and businesses within Carmel, including the neighboring library and his first home, located behind the Pine Inn.