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                                                                                                                                                                          Weekly Activities

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                                                                                                                                                                            July 26, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                            All Other Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - BodyPump
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            The original barbell class that challenges all major muscle groups by using weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:00am - 8:50am - BodyPump
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            The original barbell class that challenges all major muscle groups by using weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:30pm - 6:20pm - BodyPump
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            The original barbell class that challenges all major muscle groups by using weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:30am - 8:20am - BodyPump
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            The original barbell class that challenges all major muscle groups by using weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts, and curls.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:15am - 8:55am - Circuit Training
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Circuit Training is a high repetition, low weight workout with short rest intervals, geared toward toning and defining muscles while improving overall cardiovascular fitness. This workout involves all major muscle groups in one continuous cycle, alternating between different stations to allow for muscle recovery. All equipment is provided and modifications are available to accommodate varying fitness levels. Please inform instructor of any pre-existing injuries prior to class.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 5:45pm - Restorative Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            Gently loosen and relax with revitalizing, supported yoga poses and simple breathing  techniques. Mats and towels provided. All levels welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:45am - H2O Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            This low-impact workout takes place in our warm saltwater pool. All levels welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 12:45pm - H2O Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            This low-impact workout takes place in our warm saltwater pool. All levels welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50am - Barre Strength
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class integrates interval training, isometrics, and the science of physical therapy. Call the night before to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:45am - 9:30am - TRX
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            The newest evolution in “functional training,” TRX focuses on increasing core strength and muscular endurance while improving range of motion. Easy modifications for any fitness level.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50am - Indoor Cycling
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            You’ll never get left behind during this class! All bikes are equipped with built-in power and heart-rate monitors, toe clips, and SPD pedals; no special shoes required.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50am - Barre Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class is similar to our Barre Strength class, but with a meditation added at the end to reflect on personal intention and leave feeling recentered. Please call the River Ranch at 831.626.2525 (Ext. 525) to register at 7:00p the evening prior to reserve your seat. Space is limited!

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - Super Sculpt
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class offers a combination of strength and cardio, while boosting your metabolism and challenging your  endurance. Strength-training exercises such as squats, lunges, and bicep and tricep curls are incorporated to build lean muscle mass.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:30pm - 5:30pm - Junior Tennis: Tournament Prep
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Ages 10 & up; $35 per day; Advance registration required)

                                                                                                                                                                            A fun-filled program for ages 10 & up that prepares junior players to compete, with drills and strategies for singles and doubles play. Open to resort guests, members, and local residents. A 3-student minimum is needed to hold each camp.

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Junior Tennis: Future Stars
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Ages 7–9; $20 per dayAdvance registration required)

                                                                                                                                                                            A fun-filled program for ages 7-9, each session focuses on the FUNdamentals of this lifetime sport, with drills and games. Open to resort guests, members, and local residents. A 3-student minimum is needed to hold each camp.

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:00pm - Junior Tennis: Peewees
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            Ages 5 and 6; $12 per day; Advance registration required)

                                                                                                                                                                            A fun-filled program that will teach your child the lifetime sport of tennis. Open to resort guests, members, and local residents.

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50am - TRX, Battle Rope, & Circuit
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            TRX suspension training focuses on improving core strength and muscular endurance while increasing range of motion. Battle rope enhances core stability and provides full body conditiong. Class limit is 8. Please call starting at 7:00p the night before to reserve your spot.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:30pm - 6:40pm - Cycling & Circuit
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            You’ll never get left behind during this class! All bikes are equipped with built-in power and heart-rate monitors, toe clips, and SPD pedals; no special shoes required.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Tennis Drills: Play with the Pro
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $30)

                                                                                                                                                                            This drill/play session with our PBI Tennis Pro is for players rated 3.0-4.5 on the USTA rating scale. Emphasis is on playing points and strategy. Limited to 3 people per class. Please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 1:00pm - Doubles Tennis Mixer
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            Meet new people and enjoy friendly competition in this social round robin, changing opponents and partners. Our PBI Pros will set you up, but it’s up to you to bring your best game!

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 12:30pm - Doubles Tennis Mixer
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            Meet new people and enjoy friendly competition in this social round robin, changing opponents and partners. Our PBI Pros will set you up, but it’s up to you to bring your best game!

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:30am - Tennis Clinic: Net Game
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our PBI Pros for this clinic covering the strokes and strategies of an effective net game, including the volley, half-volley, and overhead smash.
                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Tennis Clinic: Singles/Doubles Strategy
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $40)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our PBI Pros for this dynamic clinic focusing on techniques for playing effective singles and/or doubles.

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Tennis Clinic: Mid-Court Game
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            The one place you don’t want to get caught in is the mid-court, also commonly known as “no-man’s land.” Our PBI Pros will focus on what shots to use when caught in this area, as well as how to play through it and not get caught in the first place!

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Putting
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Wednesdays, our Golf professionals focus on putting. They'lll teach you the art of reading greens and will also assist you with distance control, which is key to lowering your score. Please note that a 2-person minimum is necessary to hold each clinic. 2-hour advance registration is required.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Short Irons
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Fridays, our Golf Professionals will show you how to lower your score by hitting crisp iron shots. Please note that a 2-person minimum is necessary to hold each clinic. 2-hour advance registration is required.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Chipping
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Tuesdays, our Golf Professionals will go over the grip, stance, posture, and key fundamentals for chipping so you can save shots around the green. Please note that a 2-person minimum is necessary to hold each clinic. 2-hour advance registration is required.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:30am - 10:45am - Hatha Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This integrated yoga experience focuses on the use of breath as a tool for connecting traditional yoga poses. Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 11:50am - Outdoor Hatha Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets on the River Lawn)
                                                                                                                                                                            This integrated yoga experience focuses on the use of breath as a tool for connecting traditional yoga poses. Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 5:50pm - Hatha Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This integrated yoga experience focuses on the use of breath as a tool for connecting traditional yoga poses. Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:30am - 8:00am - Stretching & Foam Rolling
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; complimentary; all levels welcome; meets in the River Ranch Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class focuses on the uses and benefits of self myofascial release—the release of tension in the body by massaging away tight knots. This practice also improves flexibility and circulation, as participants stretch the entire body.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:00am - 7:50am - Hatha Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This integrated yoga experience focuses on the use of breath as a tool for connecting traditional yoga poses. Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Cardio Tennis
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25 per hour)
                                                                                                                                                                            This is a high-energy program with players having the opportunity to get their heart rate up while rapidly hitting tennis balls. Drills are designed to warm you up first and then move you into your training.

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Tennis Clinic: Serve and Return Game
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            The two most important shots in tennis are the serve and return of serve. This class covers the techniques of both and simplifies the fundamentals and strategies behind each of them.

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 6:15pm - Yoga Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)This class combines fluidity and breath awareness with traditional yoga asana for a mindful, grounded practice. Expect to move, breathe and be challenged. Previous yoga experience is suggested.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:05am - 8:35am - Yoga Power Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)This class combines fluidity and breath awareness with traditional yoga asana for a mindful, grounded practice. Expect to move, breathe and be challenged. Previous yoga experience is suggested.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:30am - 10:00am - Hike: Ridge View
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; 12 and younger with adult; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)


                                                                                                                                                                            A brisk hike up the Huff 'n' Puff and Mucklehead Trails to the spectacular ridge above The Ranch! Recommended for adults and children over 7. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate difficulty. Hiking shoes or sneakers with good traction recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Hike: Horseshoe Loop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist on a leisurely, family-friendly walk to enjoy stunning views of The Ranch as you learn about our 500-acre playground. Furry friends welcome! Easy-to-moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50am - Hatha Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This integrated yoga experience focuses on the use of breath as a tool for connecting traditional yoga poses. Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00am - 6:50am - R.I.P.P.E.D
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)


                                                                                                                                                                            This total body, high-intensity program masterfully combines the components of Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance, along with Diet suggestions, to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:00am - 7:25am - Core Fit
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (25 minutes; Complimentary)


                                                                                                                                                                            Improve core strength, stability, and posture! Condition abdominal, lower back and pelvic muscles through a variety of stabilization, body weight and free weight exercises designed to challenge, tone, and chisel your midsection.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Bunker Game
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Thursday, our Golf Professionals will go over Bunker shots ,the easiest shots in golf. They will show you the set-up and the correct ball position. A 2-person minimum is required to hold each clinic; 2-hour advance registration is required. All levels welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Full Swing
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Saturdy, our Golf Professionals will teach you the grip, stance, posture, and keys to swinging properly time and time again. A 2-person minimum is required to hold each clinic; 2-hour advance registration is required. All levels welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:30am - Finding Flora
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Learn about the natural beauty of Carmel Valley. On a stroll around The Ranch, our naturalist will teach you how to identify native plants and how to sketch and press them. We’ll provide what you need to start your own herbarium notebook.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Organic Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; Under 12 with adult; Meets at the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Where can you feed chickens, chase butterflies, pick herbs, taste salt crystals, and discover how last night's salad sprouted to life? It's all happening in the Organic Garden! Enjoy a leisurely guided walk to learn more about this magicial place, where every season brings new things to see, do and learn. 

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 9:00pm - S'mores
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (5:00p–9:00p, every night; Complimentary; Meets by the Lodge Pool firepit)

                                                                                                                                                                            Please, sir, may I have ... s’more? Every evening we gather around the fire pit to share these campfire classics with friends new and old.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 7:00pm - Hike: Sunset Point
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary) Explore our beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                            property in the waning light, taking in panoramic
                                                                                                                                                                            views of Carmel Valley and the ocean in the
                                                                                                                                                                            distance on this hike up to the Hilltop Corral above
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. It’s the perfect way to end the week—
                                                                                                                                                                            and start your vacation! Easy to moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:30pm - 8:30pm - Fireside Fun With The Naturalist
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities


                                                                                                                                                                            (Fridays; 60 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist at the s’mores pit for Nature Show &
                                                                                                                                                                            Tell, marshmallow roasting tips, and more!

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 6:50pm - Barre Strength
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class integrates interval training, isometrics, and the science of physical therapy. Call the night before to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 4:50pm - Barre Strength
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class integrates interval training, isometrics, and the science of physical therapy. Call the night before to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 11:45am - H2O Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            This low-impact workout takes place in our warm saltwater pool. All levels welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:15am - 12:05pm - Fundamental Core
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Designed to benefit all levels and focuses on core training to build better posture, improve flexibility, and stretch the entire body.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - Fundamental Core
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Designed to benefit all levels and focuses on core training to build better posture, improve flexibility, and stretch the entire body.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:45pm - HIIT N Hills
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            This class will focus on a burn and build format. Experienced riders will be challenged with high intensity drills for the burn followed by resistance for the build.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:30am - 10:00am - Hilltop Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets at the Lodge lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            This special outdoor class begins with an invigorating hike to our yoga platform overlooking Robinson Canyon. Enjoy an integrated yoga experience while taking in spectacular views of the nearby Santa Lucia mountains. Mats and towels provided. 

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - Yoga Power Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)This class combines fluidity and breath awareness with traditional yoga asana for a mindful, grounded practice. Expect to move, breathe and be challenged. Previous yoga experience is suggested.

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 7:00pm - Taco Night
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($15 per person)
                                                                                                                                                                            Taco Tuesdays takes The Ranch by storm! Come on down to the River Ranch for authentic tacos with all the fixin’s, happy hour margaritas and Mexican Beer. Olé!

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 7:00pm - Pizza Night
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($15 per pizza)
                                                                                                                                                                            Who doesn’t love pizza? Join us for lawn games and wood-fired pizza straight from our Mobile Pizza Oven. Experience a slice of life in the Valley!

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 11:00am - Ask the Farmer! with Farmer Mark
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes with drop-in hours; Complimentary; All ages; Meets at the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Farmer Mark Marino in our beautiful Organic Garden, and learn all about the organic farming program that provides our Restaurant and Spa with delicious and organic ingredients. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. The third Saturday of the month will feature an interactive gardening class. Come get your hands dirty!

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Kites on the Wind
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $15 per person; Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Activity Fun-gineers for an afternoon of kite building, decorating, and flying. We will provide the basic kite kit and instruction; you provide the creative flair. Then discover the pure enjoyment of the kite in flight! All ages welcome, and parents are encouraged to make a family project of it with the little ones.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 5:00pm - Busy Bees (age 2-5 years)
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–240 minutes; $20/hour per child; Ages 2-5; Meets in the Activity Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Perfect for our youngest campers who might not want to be away from Mom or Dad for an entire day or half-day. The Busy Bees program is available on an hourly basis from 9:00a to 5:00p. Little ones will still benefit from a programmed schedule of fun events and educational activities, but without the half- or full-day commitment. This is perfect for the parent looking for childcare during a workout or fitness class. If children are not potty trained, a parent must be available for a diaper change if needed.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.626.2577. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 5:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids' Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($125 per child for a full-day, $80 per child for a half-day; Ages 6-12; meets at the Activity Cottage at River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Every day is an adventure at Ranch Hands Kids' Camp! Designed by elementary school teachers and delivered by our talented and entertaining Kids' Camp Counselors, the program features the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities for children ages 6-12—including swimming, hiking, tennis, golf, arts & crafts, music, and more. 

                                                                                                                                                                            * Morning session includes lunch; afternoon session includes delicious snacks and sports instruction with the pros. Full-day session includes both.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 5:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids' Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($125 per child for a full-day, $80 per child for a half-day; Ages 6-12; meets at the Activity Cottage at River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Every day is an adventure at Ranch Hands Kids' Camp! Designed by elementary school teachers and delivered by our talented and entertaining Kids' Camp Counselors, the program features the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities for children ages 6-12—including swimming, hiking, tennis, golf, arts & crafts, music, and more. 

                                                                                                                                                                            * Morning session includes lunch; afternoon session includes delicious snacks and sports instruction with the pros. Full-day session includes both.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Birding Walk
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60-90 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Birding Expert on an informative hike in search of The Ranch's flightiest residents - the seasonal and year-round birds flitting, soaring, singing, chirping, and strutting around the property. We'll supply the binoculars; you bring your eagle-eye and patience. Beginners welcome!

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 3:00pm - Archery: Beginner Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 per person; Age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Silk Screening Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under with adult; Meets near the River Ranch Family Pool)

                                                                                                                                                                            From ancient Japan to Andy Warhol’s factory, people have used silkscreening to make beautiful prints for centuries. Explore your artsy side and design your own tote bag or t-shirt to take home.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Silk Screening Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under with adult; Meets near the River Ranch Family Pool)

                                                                                                                                                                            From ancient Japan to Andy Warhol’s factory, people have used silkscreening to make beautiful prints for centuries. Explore your artsy side and design your own tote bag or t-shirt to take home.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Ages 6 and older welcome; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse) 

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. The Ranch Beekeepers encourage you to suit up for a visit to our hives, home to 60,000 Italian honeybees. Included in this experience is a refreshing lavender and honey lemonade, a taste of honey straight from the hive, as well as a lavender beeswax gift for each person to take home. Please register at least two hours in advance. Not recommended for children 5 and under.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24 Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:00pm - Finding Flora
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Learn about the natural beauty of Carmel Valley. On a stroll around The Ranch, our naturalist will teach you how to identify native plants and how to sketch and press them. We’ll provide what you need to start your own herbarium notebook.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Discover Geocaching!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Ages 12 & under; Under 12 with adult, recommended for ages 7 and up; Meets in the Lodge Lobby)
                                                                                                                                                                            Tiny treasures are hidden all around The Ranch, waiting for you to find them. Whether you’re new to geocaching—the worldwide high-tech treasure hunt—or an old pro, you’ll love using our specially programmed GPS devices and clever clues to find caches full of trinkets placed strategically around our 500-acre property. Fun for explorers young and old!

                                                                                                                                                                            Self-guided geocaching packets, including GPS units, are also available for rental. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Ages 6 and older welcome; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse) 

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. The Ranch Beekeepers encourage you to suit up for a visit to our hives, home to 60,000 Italian honeybees. Included in this experience is a refreshing lavender and honey lemonade, a taste of honey straight from the hive, as well as a lavender beeswax gift for each person to take home. Please register at least two hours in advance. Not recommended for children 5 and under.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24 Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 12:30pm - Horseback Rides at the Beach
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minute ride; $140 per person; riders age 7 & up)

                                                                                                                                                                            Venture out to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and ride one of our agreeable horses with the salt air and spray on the wind. Take in the beauty of shore birds in flight as you wind your way along lush, plant-covered sand dunes. In a short time you find yourself on a beautiful beach along the shoreline located at the heart of the Monterey Bay. Most days offer stunning views from Santa Cruz to Monterey. Our shuttle drivers will transport you from The Ranch to the beach, and back again after your invigorating ride. Please meet at the Activities Desk in the hotel Lobby, shuttle leaves promptly 15 minutes after start time.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 9:00pm - Kids’ Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (180 minutes; $60 per person including dinner; Ages 2-12; Meets at the River Ranch Activities Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Every night we offer a special Kids’ Night Out program, where children age 4-12 will order dinner, play games, participate in themed crafts, watch a movie & enjoy time with new friends! $60 per child, dinner included. Please drop children off at the River Ranch.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:00pm - Wine Tasting in Valley Kitchen
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25 per person; 21 years old and older; Meets at the  Valley Kitchen Restaurant in the Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            Taste the best of Monterey’s wine offerings with the guidance of our certified Sommelier. You’ll develop your palate as you learn about small production local wines, showcasing Carmel Valley and her neighboring regions.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Chicken Chat! The Hens of Carmel Valley Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Under 12 with adult; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Come meet our pluckiest residents of The Ranch—a brood of Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, Black Marans, Americaunas, and Sussex chickens. Learn what these lovely ladies eat, how they spend their time, and more. Don’t forget your cameras, because the hens do like to entertain us with their antics! Children under 12 welcome, accompanied by adult.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Bath Bomb Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 per adult, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)

                                                                                                                                                                             Engage your senses in this indulgent workshop. You will create your own custom bath bomb from ingredients including muscle-soothing salts, creamy shea butter, and lavender essential oil harvested here at The Ranch. Your best bath ever is waiting!

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:30am - Tennis Clinic: Ball Machine Drills
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            This is a high-energy workout with our Tennis Pro, using the ball machine to move through a variety of drills aimed at improving your strokes and movement skills. Limited to 6 people.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00am - 6:50am - Indoor Cycling
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            You’ll never get left behind during this class! All bikes are equipped with built-in power and heart-rate monitors, toe clips, and SPD pedals; no special shoes required.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 5:50pm - Power Pilates
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            A body/mind exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve overall health. Mats provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 11:50am - Power Pilates
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            A body/mind exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve overall health. Mats provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Tennis Clinic: Baseline Game
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)


                                                                                                                                                                            Our PBI Pros have created drills that will cover both the techniques of the strokes as well as strategies to use when playing from the baseline. The focus is on the forehand and backhand strokes.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Ages 6 and older welcome; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse) 

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. The Ranch Beekeepers encourage you to suit up for a visit to our hives, home to 60,000 Italian honeybees. Included in this experience is a refreshing lavender and honey lemonade, a taste of honey straight from the hive, as well as a lavender beeswax gift for each person to take home. Please register at least two hours in advance. Not recommended for children 5 and under.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24 Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Ages 6 and older welcome; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse) 

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. The Ranch Beekeepers encourage you to suit up for a visit to our hives, home to 60,000 Italian honeybees. Included in this experience is a refreshing lavender and honey lemonade, a taste of honey straight from the hive, as well as a lavender beeswax gift for each person to take home. Please register at least two hours in advance. Not recommended for children 5 and under.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24 Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 3:00pm - Archery: Beginner Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 per person; Age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Bath & Body Lavender Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 12 & under w/ an adult)

                                                                                                                                                                            Relax into our specialty bath workshop, and learn how to create a personalized body butter and soap using lavender from the Ranch’s own lavender fields. Learn the benefits of different herbs and essential oils, and use your creative spark to combine them for optimal effect in your soap and balm.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:30am - 12:00pm - Pony Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Equestrian, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; $125 per child; ages 4 to 12; 6 & under adults required)

                                                                                                                                                                            Perfect for our Junior Wranglers! Head up to our Hilltop Corral for some exciting equestrian fun. This activity includes different crafts from paint a horseshoe to paint a pony, an education al scavneger hunt, and a pony ride. Please meet at the Activities Desk in the hotel Lobby.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 4:00pm - Pony Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Equestrian, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; $125 per child; ages 4 to 12; 6 & under adults required)

                                                                                                                                                                            Perfect for our Junior Wranglers! Head up to our Hilltop Corral for some exciting equestrian fun. This activity includes different crafts from paint a horseshoe to paint a pony, an education al scavneger hunt, and a pony ride. Please meet at the Activities Desk in the hotel Lobby.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 11:00am - Ask the Farmer! with Farmer Mark
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes with drop-in hours; Complimentary; All ages; Meets at the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Farmer Mark Marino in our beautiful Organic Garden, and learn all about the organic farming program that provides our Restaurant and Spa with delicious and organic ingredients. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. The third Saturday of the month will feature an interactive gardening class. Come get your hands dirty!

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 7:00pm - Pizza & Team Jeopardy
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary Games; $25 adults, $15 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for an evening of family fun! We’ll be playing Team Jeopardy with silly categories and great prizes, and serving up a buffet of wood-fired pizza, salad, and desserts.

                                                                                                                                                                            Purchase your buffet tickets through the River Ranch Cafe, and redeem at the patio buffet. Tables will be seated first-come, first-served.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00am - 6:50am - Cardio Sculpt
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            Ropes, cycling, and other cardio boosting exercises for 25 minutes followed by 25 minutes of TRX, Barre, and Bootcamp mixed together.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Honey Harvest Demonstration
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 min.; $35 Adults; $25 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Beekeeper John Russo and his team for this exciting moment in our yearly Honey Cycle. We will bring in panels straight from the hives and use an extractor to gather the tiny drops of golden honey embedded in the comb. Enjoy a talk about bee science and go home with a gift from our happy bees.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 12:30pm - Horseback Rides at the Beach
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minute ride; $140 per person; riders age 7 & up)

                                                                                                                                                                            Venture out to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and ride one of our agreeable horses with the salt air and spray on the wind. Take in the beauty of shore birds in flight as you wind your way along lush, plant-covered sand dunes. In a short time you find yourself on a beautiful beach along the shoreline located at the heart of the Monterey Bay. Most days offer stunning views from Santa Cruz to Monterey. Our shuttle drivers will transport you from The Ranch to the beach, and back again after your invigorating ride. Please meet at the Activities Desk in the hotel Lobby, shuttle leaves promptly 15 minutes after start time.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Organic Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; Under 12 with adult; Meets at the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Where can you feed chickens, chase butterflies, pick herbs, taste salt crystals, and discover how last night's salad sprouted to life? It's all happening in the Organic Garden! Enjoy a leisurely guided walk to learn more about this magicial place, where every season brings new things to see, do and learn. 

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Lavender Harvest & Distillation
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 per person)

                                                                                                                                                                            A unique opportunity to participate in our lavender harvest and oil distillation process-from stem and root to oil and hydrosol! The Ranch is home to 7,000 lavender plants, of two different varieties. Harvest and bundle your own lavender, learn all about the production of essential oils, and take home your own sample of oil distilled that day!

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:30pm - 9:30pm - Movie Night At River Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary; Kubo and the Two Strings)

                                                                                                                                                                            Come on down to the River Ranch for an evening of movie magic by the light of the moon! There will be campfires and blankets, the Carmel Valley Ranch Ice Cream Cycle, popcorn, concessions, the works. We’ll be featuring a complimentary showing of the ground breaking stop-action animated movie Kubo and the Two Strings (2016). It stars the voices of Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, and Matthew McConaughey. The film revolves around Kubo, who has magical powers and whose left eye was stolen at birth. Accompanied by Monkey and Beetle, he must subdue the Sisters, Raiden the Moon King and his army of evil spirits. Nominated for two Academy Awards, this film is not to be missed!

                                                                                                                                                                            8:30am - 10:00am - Hike: Ridge View
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; 12 and younger with adult; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)


                                                                                                                                                                            A brisk hike up the Huff 'n' Puff and Mucklehead Trails to the spectacular ridge above The Ranch! Recommended for adults and children over 7. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate difficulty. Hiking shoes or sneakers with good traction recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Silk Screening Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under with adult; Meets near the River Ranch Family Pool)

                                                                                                                                                                            From ancient Japan to Andy Warhol’s factory, people have used silkscreening to make beautiful prints for centuries. Explore your artsy side and design your own tote bag or t-shirt to take home.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 7:00pm - Independence Day Barbeque
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (July 4; Complimentary activities; $30 per person for BBQ at River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrate Independence Day, Ranch-style! Family Games begin at 1:30p with a pie-eating contest, water-balloon toss, and much more. We’ll have face painting, lawn games, and live music out on the lawn. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Fourth without firing up the grill! From 4:00p to 7:00p, enjoy a choice of ribs, brats, or chicken, plus corn on the cob, coleslaw, and cornbread. No reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Hike: Horseshoe Loop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist on a leisurely, family-friendly walk to enjoy stunning views of The Ranch as you learn about our 500-acre playground. Furry friends welcome! Easy-to-moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Lavender Bedroom Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 adults, $40 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Vanessa and learn an easy way to create a personalized candle, The Ranch’s secret blend of bee and soy waces with a loving message inside chosen from one of our beautiful vessels. You will also learn the art of creating wild-crafted potpourri to enjoy at home. Learn about the historical uses and therapeutic properties of essential oils, focusing on the different varieties of lavender and the wonderful aromatherapy benefits of this fragrant herb. Each participant will leave this workshop with a candle and a potpourri sachet.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 7:00pm - Pizza & Team Jeopardy
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary Games; $25 adults, $15 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for an evening of family fun! We’ll be playing Team Jeopardy with silly categories and great prizes, and serving up a buffet of wood-fired pizza, salad, and desserts.

                                                                                                                                                                            Purchase your buffet tickets through the River Ranch Cafe, and redeem at the patio buffet. Tables will be seated first-come, first-served.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:30am - 10:00am - Hike: Ridge View
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; 12 and younger with adult; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)


                                                                                                                                                                            A brisk hike up the Huff 'n' Puff and Mucklehead Trails to the spectacular ridge above The Ranch! Recommended for adults and children over 7. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate difficulty. Hiking shoes or sneakers with good traction recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 7:00pm - Taco Night
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($15 per person)
                                                                                                                                                                            Taco Tuesdays takes The Ranch by storm! Come on down to the River Ranch for authentic tacos with all the fixin’s, happy hour margaritas and Mexican Beer. Olé!

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Bath Bomb Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 per adult, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)

                                                                                                                                                                             Engage your senses in this indulgent workshop. You will create your own custom bath bomb from ingredients including muscle-soothing salts, creamy shea butter, and lavender essential oil harvested here at The Ranch. Your best bath ever is waiting!

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 1:00pm - Lavender Cooking Demonstration
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $65 per person)

                                                                                                                                                                            Carmel Valley Ranch’s Culinary Team joins us for this entertaining and delicious lavender-based cooking class. Tempt your taste buds and your culinary skills as we reveal the secrets to Chef’s award winning Lavender and Honey themed cuisine. Presentation will be paired with snacks and laughs, and you will leave with Carmel Valley Ranch Culinary Lavender, lavender recipes and ideas for creating your next culinary masterpiece! Recommended for ages 13 and up.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Lavender Infusion Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 adults, $40 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            In this class we’ll learn and practice simple ways of adding lavender to our diet by infusing drinks and food. Learn about the historical uses and therapeutic properties of essential oils, focusing on the different varieties of lavender and the wonderful aroma-therapy benefits of this fragrant herb. In addition, each participant will take home a set of their own custom-blended tea.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Beeswax Candle Making Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Hike: Horseshoe Loop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist on a leisurely, family-friendly walk to enjoy stunning views of The Ranch as you learn about our 500-acre playground. Furry friends welcome! Easy-to-moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Bath & Body Lavender Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 12 & under w/ an adult)

                                                                                                                                                                            Relax into our specialty bath workshop, and learn how to create a personalized body butter and soap using lavender from the Ranch’s own lavender fields. Learn the benefits of different herbs and essential oils, and use your creative spark to combine them for optimal effect in your soap and balm.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Lavender Bedroom Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 adults, $40 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Vanessa and learn an easy way to create a personalized candle, The Ranch’s secret blend of bee and soy waces with a loving message inside chosen from one of our beautiful vessels. You will also learn the art of creating wild-crafted potpourri to enjoy at home. Learn about the historical uses and therapeutic properties of essential oils, focusing on the different varieties of lavender and the wonderful aromatherapy benefits of this fragrant herb. Each participant will leave this workshop with a candle and a potpourri sachet.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Silk Screening Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under with adult; Meets near the River Ranch Family Pool)

                                                                                                                                                                            From ancient Japan to Andy Warhol’s factory, people have used silkscreening to make beautiful prints for centuries. Explore your artsy side and design your own tote bag or t-shirt to take home.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Bath Bomb Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 per adult, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)

                                                                                                                                                                             Engage your senses in this indulgent workshop. You will create your own custom bath bomb from ingredients including muscle-soothing salts, creamy shea butter, and lavender essential oil harvested here at The Ranch. Your best bath ever is waiting!

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Lavender Infusion Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 adults, $40 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            In this class we’ll learn and practice simple ways of adding lavender to our diet by infusing drinks and food. Learn about the historical uses and therapeutic properties of essential oils, focusing on the different varieties of lavender and the wonderful aroma-therapy benefits of this fragrant herb. In addition, each participant will take home a set of their own custom-blended tea.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Beeswax Candle Making Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 1:00pm - Lavender Cooking Demonstration
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $65 per person)

                                                                                                                                                                            Carmel Valley Ranch’s Culinary Team joins us for this entertaining and delicious lavender-based cooking class. Tempt your taste buds and your culinary skills as we reveal the secrets to Chef’s award winning Lavender and Honey themed cuisine. Presentation will be paired with snacks and laughs, and you will leave with Carmel Valley Ranch Culinary Lavender, lavender recipes and ideas for creating your next culinary masterpiece! Recommended for ages 13 and up.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Bath & Body Lavender Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 12 & under w/ an adult)

                                                                                                                                                                            Relax into our specialty bath workshop, and learn how to create a personalized body butter and soap using lavender from the Ranch’s own lavender fields. Learn the benefits of different herbs and essential oils, and use your creative spark to combine them for optimal effect in your soap and balm.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 4:00pm - Lavender Festival
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Presale tickets: $50/person, $35 ages 12 & under; day-of purchase: $75/person, $50 ages 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            A not-to-be-missed celebration featuring lavender harvesting and distillation demos, lavender cocktails and herbal teas, garden tours, kids’ crafts, live music from the Monterey Jazz Festival Student Alumni All-Star Band, and our newest “Artisans”—the Nanny Goats of Carmel Valley Ranch!

                                                                                                                                                                            Buy your tickets today by calling the Activities Department at 831.626.2577.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Archery: Beginner Class
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 per person; Age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Silk Screening Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under with adult; Meets near the River Ranch Family Pool)

                                                                                                                                                                            From ancient Japan to Andy Warhol’s factory, people have used silkscreening to make beautiful prints for centuries. Explore your artsy side and design your own tote bag or t-shirt to take home.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Honey Harvest Demonstration
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 min.; $35 Adults; $25 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Beekeeper John Russo and his team for this exciting moment in our yearly Honey Cycle. We will bring in panels straight from the hives and use an extractor to gather the tiny drops of golden honey embedded in the comb. Enjoy a talk about bee science and go home with a gift from our happy bees.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 3:00pm - Archery: Beginner Class
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 per person; Age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Kites on the Wind
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $15 per person; Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Activity Fun-gineers for an afternoon of kite building, decorating, and flying. We will provide the basic kite kit and instruction; you provide the creative flair. Then discover the pure enjoyment of the kite in flight! All ages welcome, and parents are encouraged to make a family project of it with the little ones.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Lavender Bedroom Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 adults, $40 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Vanessa and learn an easy way to create a personalized candle, The Ranch’s secret blend of bee and soy waces with a loving message inside chosen from one of our beautiful vessels. You will also learn the art of creating wild-crafted potpourri to enjoy at home. Learn about the historical uses and therapeutic properties of essential oils, focusing on the different varieties of lavender and the wonderful aromatherapy benefits of this fragrant herb. Each participant will leave this workshop with a candle and a potpourri sachet.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Bath Bomb Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 per adult, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)

                                                                                                                                                                             Engage your senses in this indulgent workshop. You will create your own custom bath bomb from ingredients including muscle-soothing salts, creamy shea butter, and lavender essential oil harvested here at The Ranch. Your best bath ever is waiting!

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Lavender Infusion Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 adults, $40 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            In this class we’ll learn and practice simple ways of adding lavender to our diet by infusing drinks and food. Learn about the historical uses and therapeutic properties of essential oils, focusing on the different varieties of lavender and the wonderful aroma-therapy benefits of this fragrant herb. In addition, each participant will take home a set of their own custom-blended tea.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Bee Experience
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Ages 6 and older welcome; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse) 

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. The Ranch Beekeepers encourage you to suit up for a visit to our hives, home to 60,000 Italian honeybees. Included in this experience is a refreshing lavender and honey lemonade, a taste of honey straight from the hive, as well as a lavender beeswax gift for each person to take home. Please register at least two hours in advance. Not recommended for children 5 and under.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24 Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Beeswax Candle Making Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Herbacious Aromatherapy in the Organic Garden
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 Adults, $40 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Come and enjoy a morning of fresh air and healing aromas as you experience the Organic Garden through an understanding of herbal properties, aromatherapy wisdom, and delicious tea brewing. Fresh plants help strengthen the immune system and detoxify. They are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils, soluble fiber, minerals (including calcium), enzymes, chlorophyll, and numerous compounds to boost our health. Teas brewed from these herbs are a surprising departure from ready-made tea bags. In this deeply experiential workshop, you’ll learn the benefits and properties of our fresh herbs and the teas made from them, as you create 3 to 4 refreshing and delicious blends of your own to take home.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Beeswax Candle Making Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Lavender Bedroom Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 adults, $40 children 12 & under)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Vanessa and learn an easy way to create a personalized candle, The Ranch’s secret blend of bee and soy waces with a loving message inside chosen from one of our beautiful vessels. You will also learn the art of creating wild-crafted potpourri to enjoy at home. Learn about the historical uses and therapeutic properties of essential oils, focusing on the different varieties of lavender and the wonderful aromatherapy benefits of this fragrant herb. Each participant will leave this workshop with a candle and a potpourri sachet.

                                                                                                                                                                            Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            A 24-HOUR COURTESY POLICY APPLIES.

                                                                                                                                                                            All bookings shall be considered confirmed. Please notify Guest Services of any cancellations. Bookings cancelled prior to final 24-hour period shall receive a full refund of registration fees. Cancellations within 24 hours of class time will receive a 50% refund of registration fees. Failure to attend without notification of cancellation will result in full payment. All classes and programs subject to change.

                                                                                                                                                                            Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

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