The Experience

The Carmel Valley Ranch

Welcome to our 500 Acre Playground

Carmel Valley Ranch is unlike any other resort you’ve been to. Sure, it’s a perfect place to let your shoulders rest, sit by the pool and enjoy the good life. But more importantly, this is the place where you’ll sneak away to tap into that elixir of life—play. All kinds of play, for all kinds of people.

We have a collection of indoor and outdoor facilities that no other resort can match. Programs and experiences designed specifically to help you rekindle romances, rethink companies, reconnect with friends and family, and of course, revive spirits.

Accommodations – Carmel Valley Ranch Offers 139 Spacious and Elegantly Appointed Guest Suites

Each of our newly renovated suites features cathedral ceilings, travertine fireplaces, comfortable custom-made furnishings, limestone bathrooms, private decks, and a soft, understated color scheme that complements the resort’s surroundings.

Dining – Come Play with Your Food

Good food isn’t hard to come by in California, but no other resort combines the area’s freshest and best ingredients, the acclaimed talents of Executive Chef Tim Wood, and the playful spirit that Carmel Valley Ranch is known for. Even Brussels sprouts taste good here.

Lodge Restaurant

Executive Chef Tim Wood’s culinary exploits—many involving fruits and vegetables from The Ranch’s Organic Garden—are on full display for breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Lodge Restaurant. Indoor, outdoor and lounge seating are all available.

River Ranch Cafe

The newest addition to The Ranch’s collection resides in The Ranch’s most historic building (132 years old). Join us poolside at the high-energy, family-oriented River Ranch for a mix of your favorite grill items, sandwiches, salads, sweets, coffee, smoothies, beer and wine. Order at the counter or browse our bountiful Grab ‘n Go selection; indoor and outdoor seating are both available.

Golf Clubhouse

Conveniently located near the 9th and 18th holes, our Golf Clubhouse offers light sandwiches, salads, and beer on tap. Ideal for a quick bite before or after your round.

Golf – Hit a Ball. Have a Ball

Naturally, we play the classics, too. Our 18-hole championship golf course designed by Pete Dye offers breathtaking views of the Valley, and is fun for golfers of all skill levels.

Spa – Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew

Our new, full-service Spa Aiyana is the perfect place to indulge in a luxurious treatment and relax among the treetops.

Play – So Many Ways To Play

From beekeeping to hilltop yoga to s’mores to distinguished fireside chats, we invite you to let your imagination run wild. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Activity Credit per room per stay,
    • valid for select resort activities (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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