about the barnyard

Where Carmel Comes Together

Built in Carmel in 1976, the Barnyard Shopping Village is a landmark on the Monterey Peninsula featuring more than 45 merchants, ranging from couture fashion shops and International restaurants to professional services and art galleries. The Barnyard hosts annual property events within its brick lined courtyards, including small intimate weddings, and is a popular shopping destination for residents and tourists alike.

In January of 2004, the Barnyard Shopping Village was purchased by SIMA Barnyard, LLC, a California-based company. Shortly thereafter in the Spring of 2005, the Barnyard underwent a revitalization that included new roofs with copper gutters, mosaic paths and creation of an open-air patio and a cozy fireplace. The improvements continued throughout 2006 with new signage, the painting of the property and enhanced parking. The cascading levels and impeccably landscaped courtyards were refreshed and remain a wonderful escape from the crowds, leaving visitors relaxed and eager to return.



The Barnyard Shopping Village features a variety of boutique shops specializing in art and gift collections, couture clothing, jewelry designs, women’s golf apparel, equestrian wear, comfort, dress and casual shoes, home furnishings, and an array of spa, salon and professional services.


Eight locally owned restaurants offer a variety of casual and fine dining, featuring authentic local, regional and international cuisine options, including grilled fresh catch, fondue and healthy salads. Most menus include children’s options, and food is available for any meal of the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Our terraced garden setting, arbor, and proximity to a host of wedding related services and merchants allows for easy one-stop planning of an intimate wedding. We have partnered with a local wedding planner who can put all the details together for you, and our own florist, bakery, clothing, accessory, shoe stores and restaurants are able to host your event either inside or outside making The Barnyard gardens a wonderful choice for your wedding day or vow renewal ceremony. Contact our General Manager at (831) 624-8886 for details.


SIMA Corporation, founded in 1984, has grown steadily and prudently into a multifaceted enterprise that is skilled in the acquisition and management of real estate related opportunities. The SIMA family of companies consists of SIMA Corporation (real estate acquisitions), SIMA Management Corporation (asset management, property management, and leasing), Swell Athletic Clubs (high end full service athletic clubs) and SIMA Hospitality. Learn more…