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Carmel Valley Ranch

  • 1 Old Ranch Rd. Map It
  • Carmel
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Stunning natural setting
  • Tons of activities
  • State-of-the-art amenities


  • Must drive several miles to shops and nightlife
  • Pricey

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

The activity options at this luxury ranch are so varied that the resort provides a program director to guide you through them. Swing from a tree, hike in the woods, meditate on a hilltop yoga platform, or play a round of golf on the 18-hole Peter Dye golf course. Harvest honey at the on-site apiary and lavender field, or splurge on massages in the full-service Spa Aiyana. The main lodge is a slick, contemporary haven with Brazilian walnut floors, custom woodwork, and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame stunning valley views. Rooms have cathedral ceilings, travertine fireplaces, and large decks. For the ultimate in privacy, book a "treehouse" suite in a secluded oak grove, where your outdoor living room comes with a hanging sofa swing, a fireplace, and a soaking tub. The River Ranch center is a giant playground with a pool, a children's splash zone, boccie courts, and a fitness center with TRX suspension training. Many of the ingredients used in the resort’s main restaurant come from a 2-acre organic garden on-site.

Hotel Information


1 Old Ranch Rd., Carmel, California, 93923, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 181 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Updated 05/08/2015

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