Carmel Valley Ranch, between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the leafy vineyards of Carmel, provides the chance of both exploration and relaxation.
Covering 500 acres, it offers infinite options for activities upon its own grounds. Head off on hiking trails past wild deer and turkeys, play golf, or try out one of the many tennis courts. For children there’s the River Ranch Camp and day-care. Three sun-drenched salt-water swimming pools, a family pool, equestrian centre, spa and fitness centre add to the endless facilities.
The 139 suites are furnished in an earthy, natural style, and come with private decks overlooking the forest or valley. A 42-inch flat screen TV, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi and fireplace are all the gadgets and creature comforts required after a day exploring.
Also, much needed after a busy day is the Lodge restaurant, River Ranch café, and refreshment selection at the Golf Clubhouse. Produce is locally sourced from the Monterey Coast and cooking demonstrations can also be arranged. There’s also a sustainable four-acre pinot noir vineyard, year-round organic garden, and a world-class bee apiary on-site.
Carmel Valley Ranch Information
- Location & Getting There
20 minutes from Monterey Peninsula airport, or 2 hours from San Francisco airport.
181 suites for 1-4 guests
Yoga, golf, tennis, guided hikes, archery, craft workshops, tree swings, pools and hot tubs
- Golf Course
- Meeting Rooms
Warm summers (Apr-Sept) and mild winters
- Price Guide
From 325 USD per night (based on two pax)