Carmel Valley Ranch

California

OVERVIEW

Carmel Valley Ranch is so enchanting, it feels almost like a dream; but the rolling hills, friendly staff and fantastic facilities are all – thankfully – very much the real deal. Studded in the Carmel Valley some 20 minutes from the coast, this rural ranch is devoted to the good things in life: wholesome food, elegant living, and above all, fun. That’s certainly the watchword at Carmel Valley Ranch, where all generations are invited to stay, relax, dine together and try their hand at any activity that takes their fancy; and there are plenty to choose from.

The hotel’s estate unfolds for 500 acres, making for a bucolic wonderland that sings with the promise of adventure. Hiking, nature walks, archery, falconry and beekeeping can all be enjoyed, along with tennis, arts and crafts, golf, garden tours and fitness classes, including yoga and barre. Meanwhile children get just as many treats thanks to the fantastic kids club, encouraging them to make the most of the great outdoors and find new friends too. They can even get a taste of the wild west with storytelling evenings and themed dinners, while mum and dad relish a romantic meal in one of the three restaurants, or chill out in the oh-so-sumptuous Aiyana Spa.

There’s then a huge range of guestrooms to choose from, whether an intimate studio for two or a larger suite to fit the whole family. All are beautifully decorated and well-appointed with balconies or verandas, roaring fireplaces and earthy, natural shades. Furnished with everything you could possible need for a more than comfortable stay, the studios and suites make cosying up together by the fire a perfect finale to a fun-filled day at the magical Carmel Valley Ranch.

SUMMARY

Rooms: 180

Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Nearest Airport: San Jose

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

6 Reasons to visit Carmel Valley Ranch

  1. Stunning Carmel Valley surroundings, comprising 500 acres of lavender fields and ancient oak forests
  2. The 18-hole, par-70 golf course designed by Pete Dye is wonderfully scenic
  3. Sanctuary-like spa treatments, using lavender and honey produced onsite
  4. Daily complimentary fitness classes and 8 tennis courts
  5. Multiple swimming pools to dip into, including a splash zone for kids
  6. The Ranch Hands Kids Camp immerses children into nature, crafts and sports
OUR RECOMMENDATION
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OUR HIGHLIGHT

Carmel Valley Ranch has its own apiary, producing sweet honey that goes into the cuisine and spa therapies alike – you can even have a go at beekeeping while here.

Where to stay

The 180 studios and suites at Carmel Valley Ranch have been lovingly styled to create a home-from-home in the heart of the countryside, complete with outdoor spaces, fireplaces, fluffy bathrobes, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee making facilities. The en suites have separate tubs and showers, and aromatherapy sets infused with lavender grown on the estate.

SANTA LUCIA STUDIO
VINEYARD OAK STUDIO
VINEYARD OAK STUDIO WITH OUTDOOR TUB
LIVE OAK SUITE
CARMEL SUITE
ESTATE SUITE
GARLAND SUITE
HILLTOP GARLAND SUITE
RANCH SUITE
HILLTOP RANCH SUITE
VINEYARD SUITE WITH OUTDOOR TUB
OUR RECOMMENDATION
Call our sales team on 01244 355 347 today for a bespoke proposal.
 
All promotions are strictly subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Blackout periods may apply.
OUR HIGHLIGHT

Carmel Valley Ranch has its own apiary, producing sweet honey that goes into the cuisine and spa therapies alike – you can even have a go at beekeeping while here.

What to do

An estate of 500 acres translates as endless fun for the whole family at Carmel Valley Ranch. The resort specialises in playful activities for little ones and grown-ups alike, with interests as diverse as sport, gastronomy, nature, wellness and crafts.

SPA AIYANA
GOLF
GREAT OUTDOORS
POOLS
KIDS ACTIVITIES
TENNIS
OUR RECOMMENDATION
Call our sales team on 01244 355 347 today for a bespoke proposal.
 
All promotions are strictly subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Blackout periods may apply.
OUR HIGHLIGHT

Carmel Valley Ranch has its own apiary, producing sweet honey that goes into the cuisine and spa therapies alike – you can even have a go at beekeeping while here.

What and Where to Eat

As much produce as possible is grown or raised onsite at Carmel Valley Ranch, a hotel that delivers a masterclass in the true meaning of ‘farm-to-fork’ fare. It has a kitchen garden and salt house plus goats, chickens and bees on the estate, which you can certainly testify for when devouring any of their mouth-watering delicacies!

VALLEY KITCHEN
THE CLUBHOUSE GRILL
OUR RECOMMENDATION
Call our sales team on 01244 355 347 today for a bespoke proposal.
 
All promotions are strictly subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Blackout periods may apply.
OUR HIGHLIGHT

Carmel Valley Ranch has its own apiary, producing sweet honey that goes into the cuisine and spa therapies alike – you can even have a go at beekeeping while here.

When to travel

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Temp(C)

20 9.4 21.1 22.2 23.9 25.6 28.3 29.4 28.3 25.6 21.1 8.3

Sun(hrs)

7.3 7.9 8.6 10.1 8.9 9.2 11.7 11.3 9.3 8.2 7.2 7.1

Rain(mm)

78.74 78.74 66.04 27.94 5.08 0 0 5.08 10.16 10.16 50.8 53.34
Month

Temp(C)

Sun(hrs)

Rain(mm)

Jan

20 7.3 78.74

Feb

9.4 7.9 78.74

Mar

21.1 8.6 66.04

Apr

22.2 10.1 27.94

May

23.9 8.9 5.08

Jun

25.6 9.2 0

Jul

28.3 11.7 0

Aug

29.4 11.3 5.08

Sep

28.3 9.3 10.16

Oct

25.6 8.2 10.16

Nov

21.1 7.2 50.8

Dec

8.3 7.1 53.34