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 50 merchants and small businesses, 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 and rear event field 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, and in the two years that followed the Barnyard underwent a revitalization that included new roofs with copper gutters, mosaic paths and creation of an open-air patio and outdoor fireplace. The improvements have continued since then, and 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 and family owned businesses specializing in art and gift collections, couture clothing, jewelry designs, men’s and women’s apparel, comfort, dress and casual shoes, and an array of salon, wellness 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. Well behaved dogs on leash are welcomed on restaurant outdoor patios to join their owners during meals. During Covid-19 we have established several areas for outside dining. Call the individual restaurants for full details.

Event and Meeting Space

Our terraced garden setting and several of our restaurants who have large group or banquet areas, and a rear event field are available for both fee based and non-profit events. Contact our General Manager at (831) 624-8886 for details on outdoor space, or the individual businesses for indoor space. When not hosting a special event, our event field offers a 4-hole disc golf practice course and picnic table.


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…