Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch Overview
Located 10 miles inland from the Pacific coast on the eastern boundary of the Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel Valley Ranch is a luxurious resort set among 500 acres within a unique microclimate. You can play a Pete Dye world-class golf course, enjoy hundreds of miles of hiking trails, stroll through an organic garden, learn about honey bees in an apiary, explore a vineyard, experience mountain-top yoga and relax by your choice of pools…all while soaking up the 300-plus days of sunshine per year.
There are 3 individual neighborhoods of guest suites spread throughout the property, each offering its unique personality, with stunning tree-lined views of the valley and intimate courtyards with gardens that attract deer and turkeys. Luxury resort living meets the call of the wild!
With so many activities and multiple pool experiences including a ‘splash zone’, Carmel Valley Ranch is the ultimate playground for families, and Spa Aiyana provides the perfect escape and oasis of calm nestled in the treetops.
Golf courses at Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch boasts the only Pete Dye designed course in Northern California. A par-70 layout and therefore slightly shorter than today’s modern monsters, the tight fairways wind through vineyards, lavender fields, ponds, and oak groves, utilizing mother nature to the fullest. Being 10 miles inland from the Pacific coast, Carmel Valley Ranch enjoys a unique microclimate of 300 days of sunshine per year and manages to avoid the sea mist that often hugs the Monterey Peninsula.
Accommodation at Carmel Valley Ranch
There are 3 individual neighborhoods of guest suites spread throughout the property, each offering its unique personality, with stunning tree-lined views of the valley and intimate courtyards with gardens that attract deer and turkeys. All suites, ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms, include 5-star amenities and a spacious outdoor deck with spectacular views.
Restaurant & Bars at Carmel Valley Ranch
Nestled in the heart of California’s most fertile growing region, it will come as no surprise that the 3 dining options serve up delicious food made from the freshest ingredients. The Valley Kitchen is the resort’s social hub and offers a sophisticated smart-casual dining experience, with the Clubhouse Grill and River Ranch Café both offering alternative more casual options. Finally, for grab & go or light snacks there’s The Market & Creamery, which is a café styled eatery featuring some great cheeses and home-brewed coffee. Whatever you choose, organic farming and local fresh produce are at the heart of the chef’s dishes.
Where is the resort located?
Carmel Valley Ranch is located in Carmel Valley in Monterey County, Northern California. The nearest town/city to Carmel Valley Ranch is Monterey which is situated around a 15-minute drive to the west. The nearest airport is Monterey Regional Airport, which is 15 minutes to the north-west, otherwise, the best access is through San Francisco Airport which is 2 hours away.
What else is there to do?
Carmel Valley Ranch is the ultimate luxury playground for families. In addition to the golf and spa, there is tennis and bocce, and a variety of hiking trails to explore. Alternatively, you can learn about a multitude of artisan crafts such as soap or cheese-making and beekeeping. Other seasonal fun activities include Irish Whiskey tasting, cheese tasting, Oyster Hour, and hand-churned ice cream sundaes.
What Spa & Leisure facilities are onsite?
Spa Aiyana at Carmel Valley Ranch offers guests a range of treatments including facials, massage therapy, nail care, manicures, pedicures, and other body treatments.
The fitness center has an array of free weights, cardio and resistance machines to choose from, along with some great classes you can take part in including Super Sculpt, Barre Strength, BodyPump Express, Circuit Training, Cardio Sculpt, Yoga, Hiit & Core, and many others.
There are also three swimming pools to choose from, with the Splash Zone and Family Pool perfect for kids, and both the Lodge Pool and Flex Pool age-restricted adult pools, where you can comfortably swim laps in peace.
Where to go post-round?
The Clubhouse Grill is the perfect 19th hole, serving staple favorites like burgers and steak as well as light snacks, all washed down with beer from the best local microbreweries or other beverage of your choice.
Signature Holes at Carmel Valley Ranch
Holes 11 and 13 fully embrace the topography of the landscape with breathtaking drops into the valleys. Pete Dye and Mother Nature in perfect harmony!
Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course
The only Pete Dye design in all of Northern California, the course at Carmel Valley Ranch is a real treat for all levels of golfer with dramatic elevation changes and stunning scenery. Located 10 miles inland from the Pacific coast, there is the added benefit of a unique microclimate with 300 days of sunshine per year. A par-70 layout and very player-friendly, although with tight fairways that wind through vineyards, lavender fields, ponds, and oak groves, utilizing mother nature to the fullest.