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Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel, California, United States of America


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Luxury Holidays At Carmel Valley Ranch

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
  • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
  • Nearest airport: San Francisco International Airport
River Ranch Patio
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:expand_more
  • 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:expand_more
  • 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:expand_more
  • 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
  • Reservation Required: No
The Clubhouse Grill:expand_more
  • 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: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Property Highlights:expand_more

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.

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.

Luxury Family Holidays

A huge natural playground with an endless array of things to do and see, Carmel Valley Ranch inspires children to create, discover and learn. The Busy Bees programme offers hours of fun for children aged 2 to 5 years, whilst Ranch Hand Kids' Camp provides older children with unique activities daily, perfectly balancing structure and freedom. The fun includes hiking, swimming and arts and crafts, all centred on weekly themes - including Wild West, Our Friendly Planet and Flower-to-Hive Week. The glorious Kids' Night Out programme features food, fun and friends, allowing mums and dads to enjoy some well-deserved grown-up time.

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.

Spa Breaks

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.

Sports Academies

Ranked by Tennis Resorts Online and Tennis Magazine as a Top 50 Destination in the world, the tennis programme at Carmel Valley Ranch is truly unrivalled. Housing a staggering six hard courts and two Har-True clay courts, the Ranch offers quality instruction from Chris Myrold and Ryan Jorgenson, each of whom bring years of experience and exceptional skill. With a number of programmes available- from Singles Strategy, to Serve & Return Game, to Cardio Tennis- you are guaranteed to perfect your game whilst having plenty of fun. The junior tennis courses, for children over 5 years, involve world-class, personalised instruction through private lessons.


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.

Disabled Services:expand_more

Carmel Valley Ranch have many accommodations accessible for guests with disabilities. These are Santa Lucia Studio Room, Hilltop Ranch King, Ranch Suite with double beds and Hilltop Ranch King with Soaking Tub in Balcony. These rooms have ADA standard features such as roll-in showers, support railings as well as lowered counters and cabinets. Around the ranch, a shuttle service is offered anywhere required, meanwhile all three pools offer pool lifts for assistance in and out of the water.


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Our dedicated North America experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Carmel Valley Ranch. Furthermore, we have many Luxury Travel Specialists who've personally visited Carmel Valley Ranch and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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