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Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel, California, United States of America

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Stay 3 nights from £1,475 p.p. in a Ranch Suite, including breakfast, return economy flights & car hire. Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and the current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.


Set in almost five-hundred acres of idyllic countryside, the iconic Carmel Valley Ranch lies in a world of extraordinary natural beauty, with majestic oaks and brilliantly coloured flowers springing up against the rugged backdrop of the Monterey Peninsula, just minutes away from the white sand of the world-famous Carmel Beach. Family-friendly, the ranch provides a children's club plus an array of activities for all the family to enjoy, such as golf, tennis, horse-back riding, hiking trails and vineyards tours. There is also an organic garden, bee apiary, plus full spa and fitness centre.The spacious, elegant rooms and suites feature fireplaces, baths, iPod docking stations and outside decks, which are the ideal venue to sit and sip a glass or two of the local wine while gazing at the stunning Carmel Valley views.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Leisure facilities include tennis courts and a golf course
  • Feature:Set in the heart of a Californian wine-producing district
  • Rooms:181 Rooms
  • Location:Carmel , California , United States of America
  • Nearest airport:San Francisco International Airport
Carmel Valley Ranch
Location and transfer

2 hours from San Francisco International Airport by private car transfer.


The resort has a total of 181 rooms. All suites have a woodburning fireplace, mini-bar and refrigerator with ice-maker, two televisions, three telephones, a hairdryer, coffee maker, wall safe and iron and ironing board.

Ranch Suite:+
  • Room View: Various
  • Facilities: With over 800 square feet of space and a wood-burning fireplace in the bedroom, these suites are both spacious and luxurious. Lounge on the sofa and watch TV. Relax by a crackling fire. Or sip a cocktail on your private terrace.
Garland Suite:+
  • Room View: Various
  • Facilities: With Cathedral ceilings and a wraparound deck, the elegantly styled suites combine the expansive beauty of Northern California with the warm luxury of a grand countryside estate. Suite amenities include two flat-screen televisions and fireplace in both the bedroom and living room.

Choose something from The Valley Kitchen’s artfully simple yet elegant menu, which comprises dishes made from delicious local and organic produce. Alternatively, relax at The Clubhouse Lounge with casual food of the same stunning quality.

Valley Kitchen:+
  • Cuisine: Californian cuisine
  • Setting: The Valley Kitchen is located within the completely renovated and refurbished Lodge and serves regionally inspired dishes using local ingredients and Californian flare. Vegetarian selections and special requests, such as Kosher meals, are available (please provide advance notice where possible).
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
The Clubhouse Lounge:+
  • Cuisine: A La Carte
  • Setting: Enjoy a laid-back extension of the more formal Dining Room at Carmel Valley. Located by the 9th and 18th hole, enjoy casual dining before, after and throughout your game.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
Property Highlights:+

The stunning views, friendly wildlife and tactical challenges that surround the 18-hole course, conceived by world-renowned designer, Pete Dye, make Carmel Valley Ranch a golfer's paradise. The recent multi-million dollar enhancement combines cutting-edge course design with the natural beauty of the landscape. Two signature holes offer breathtaking drops into the valley whilst others wind through vineyards, lavender fields and oak groves. Whether you do your own thing or take lessons from the expert instructors, be sure to unwind post-game in the luxurious clubhouse.

Spa & Wellness

Spa Aiyana, translating to 'eternal blossoms', truly lives up to its name, as each treatment on the extensive menu - from kiwi hydrating facial masks to herbal hot rocks body massages - uses the invigorating and restorative energy found in the natural world. The expansive spa boasts eleven treatment rooms with secluded outdoor terraces, private couples areas, a stunning and serene relaxation lounge and a fitness centre. Spa Aiyana's inspiration unfolds with each passing season, allowing Carmel Valley Ranch to provide guests with uniquely cultivated products that showcase the craft of their customised spa rituals.

Dining & Gourmet

Experience the freshest and finest ingredients of the region in delightful dishes composed by acclaimed executive chef, Tim Wood, in The Valley Kitchen. Whether it's the seafood, the vegetables or even the salt, you can expect local and organic produce to be used for every dish. Experience a laid-back extension of the more formal dining, with the same exceptional quality, in The Clubhouse Lounge.

Hotel Experiences

The stunning pathway of Carmel Valley, from the coast into the heart of the Saint Lucia Mountains, provides the perfect climate for a global wine destination, the resort itself boasting a four-acre Pinot Noir vineyard. The ranch's passionate and masterful sommelier, Mark Buzan, has worked intensively to incorporate the bounty of the region's wineries and organic gardens into thoughtful, seasonal menus. Join Mark on his world-class wine programme and experience educational, eye-opening, tasting programmes in charmingly rustic tasting rooms, exquisitely planned wine dinners and enthralling vineyard tours.

Lakes & Mountains

Carmel Valley Ranch places you directly into the heart of the region's magnificently dramatic Saint Lucia Mountains, green rolling hills and abundance of flora and fauna, making it a truly unrivalled destination for hiking, cycling and horse-riding. Lose yourself amongst nature in the morning sun on one of the many hiking routes, which take you deep into the scenic valley and immersive vineyards or seek shade from the glorious sunshine beneath the willow-lined banks of the picturesque Carmel River and breathe in the warm Californian air.


Carmel Valley Ranch is more than just a venue - it is an entire wedding experience. Choose from three stunning alfresco ceremony sites that capture the natural, sunny and romantic spirit of the valley, overlooking rolling hills and fruitful vineyards. Then, move on to one of five equally beautiful locations in which you can dance the night away at your personalised reception. The truly unique and versatile location, partnered with dedicated staff that will make your day seamless, makes Carmel Valley Ranch a venue for the wedding of your dreams.


Children are welcome and a playground and splash zone are available.

This is an independent review written by LuxuryBARED. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Elegant Resorts.


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