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                                                                                                                                                                            December 09, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:00am - 8:50am - 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 - Pilates Mat
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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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 welecome.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 welecome.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:15am - 12:00pm - Muscle Basics
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            With a focus on core stabilization and balance, this class is perfect for older adults or those just starting an exercise program. Increase strength and flexibility using hand weights, bosu ball, and TRX equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 5:00pm - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            4:15pm - 5:15pm - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 4:15pm - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 11:50am - Pilates Mat
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:15am - 11:45am - Core, Balance, & Strength
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Power Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            A low-impact class designed to improve core strength and balance, utilizing a variety of equipment. Ideal for beginners just starting their strength training. 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 - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Birding Walk
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–90 minutes; Complimentary; Under 10 with adult; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Birding Expert on a leisurely hike in search of The Ranch's flightiest residents—the seasonal and year-round birds flitting, soaring, singing, chirping, and strutting around the property. You'll learn fascinating facts about the habitats and behaviors of several native species, including those that are common to our neck of the woods but rare in other places. We'll supply the binoculars; you bring your eagle-eye and patience. Beginners welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 Drills: Men's & Women's 3.5/4.0+ Drill
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $40)
                                                                                                                                                                            This drill session is for men rated 4.0 or higher and women rated 3.5 or higher on the USTA rating scale. There is less focus on technique and more on active drills and strategy.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Discover Geocaching!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Experiential Workshops, 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 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 1:00pm - 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 8:00a to 12:00p. 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 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - Pilates Mat
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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.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 5:50pm - Hatha Yoga
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Organic Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, 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. 

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 3:00pm - Archery: Beginner Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, 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.
                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Foraging: The Wild Buffet
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($50 adults, $35 ages 12 & under; Recommended for ages 10 & older; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            What wonders does the forest hold? In this class, Carmel Valley Ranch’s resident Naturalist will guide guests on a 90-minute hike around the property in search of the useful and edible plants hidden all around us. Which common landscaping plant can be used to make a guava flavored jam? Which herb’s tea promises wild dreams? Enjoy The Ranch's picturesque setting while you learn about the ancient art that is experiencing a renaissance with foodies around the globe. Cap off the hike with a taste of tea brewed from plants foraged along the way, and take home a gourmet gift featuring foraged ingredients!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Wine Tasting in Valley Kitchen
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:00pm - Wine Tasting in Valley Kitchen
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:00pm - Kiddie Corral
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $65 + a 10% service charge per child; Children ages 2-7, with adult; Meets at the Activitites Desk in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Just right for our Junior Ranch Hands! Enjoy a Pony Ride on our full-size horses with the helping hands of our horse wranglers. Also participate in a roping demonstration and lesson, create cowboy arts & crafts, and give our mini-donkeys a brush and a pet! Closed-toe shoes and long pants required.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for reservations and information.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:30am - 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 - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 5:00pm - Sunset Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $190 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet in the Main Lodge 10 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral; Closed-toe shoes and long pants required; Subject to weather and trail conditions)

                                                                                                                                                                            What’s more romantic than riding off into the sunset with your special someone? Explore the hillsides of Carmel Valley in the waning light.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. 10% service charge goes directly to Trail Guides and is greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 6:00pm - Pizza Night at the River Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $15 per pizza; All ages welcome; Meets at the River Ranch)
                                                                                                                                                                            Do you love pizza? We thought so! Join us for lawn games and wood-fired pizza straight from our Mobile Pizza Oven. Experience a slice of life in the Valley!

                                                                                                                                                                            No reservations necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Tennis Clinic: Baseline Game
                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Chicken Chat! The Hens of Carmel Valley Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:30am - 7:20pm - R.I.P.P.E.D
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                                                                                                                                                                            (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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $140 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge lobby 10 minutes prior; Subject to weather and trail conditions)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for a relaxing ride exploring the hillside above The Ranch. We'll make our way along the sun-dappled trail to a meadow that slopes down through oak chaparral, taking us toward a grove of towering redwood trees. Ideal for beginners and those who enjoy a rambling adventure. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. 10% service charge goes directly to Trail Guides and is greatly appreciated. Private rides available upon request.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; 12 and younger with adult; 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:30am - 11:00am - 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 10:00pm - Kids' Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (240 minutes; $50 per person including dinner; Ages 5-12; Meets at the River Ranch Activities Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Our evening program for children ages 5–12 features dinner, games, movies, arts and crafts, ping pong, foosball, and more. Kids have fun while parents enjoy grown-up time!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $140 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge lobby 10 minutes prior; Subject to weather and trail conditions)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for a relaxing ride exploring the hillside above The Ranch. We'll make our way along the sun-dappled trail to a meadow that slopes down through oak chaparral, taking us toward a grove of towering redwood trees. Ideal for beginners and those who enjoy a rambling adventure. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. 10% service charge goes directly to Trail Guides and is greatly appreciated. Private rides available upon request.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under; under 12 with adult; Meets in Oak B in the Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of The Ranch. We have a variety of mold shapes and styles to choose from. Select an essential oil— including our own Lavender Oil!—and combine it with lavender from the Organic Garden and the River Ranch. Sink it all in a mold full of liquid beeswax to create a beautiful custom candle, perfect for your home. This is a fun and engaging activity that allows you to relax and spend some unscripted time creating a memory and a memento of your stay here at The Ranch.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Horseplay
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $60 per person; Ages 6+, Under 10 with adult; Meet in Lodge Lobby 15 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral)

                                                                                                                                                                            You don't have to ride a horse to spend quality time with one. While learning about horse behavior and heard dynamics, you'll meet, groom, and interact with horses and maybe even get to build an obstacle course to guide your horse through. Come discover another side of horses and enjoy connection with these peaceful and playful animals. Perfect for those who may be uneasy around horses, and a great first step before trail riding! 

                                                                                                                                                                            For reservations, please call the Activities Office at 831.626.2577.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Hike: Ridge Views
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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.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, 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 - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Bunker Game
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                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)


                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers a range of daily clinics throughout the year.. A 2-person minimum is required to hold each clinic; 2-hour advance registration is required. All levels welcome. Bunker shots are the easiest shots in golf. We will show you the set-up and the correct ball position.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Beaded Jewelry Making Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under; Under 10 with adult; Meets in the Golf Clubhouse)

                                                                                                                                                                            Come relax and engage your inner mixed-media artist. We will provide beautiful beads and findings (and a few surprises!), and our instructors will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful necklace, bracelet, or earrings.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 6:00pm - 12 Days of Holiday Cookies
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (December 13-24; 120 minutes; Complimentary; Lodge Lobby)



                                                                                                                                                                            This year we celebrate the holiday season with a different traditional holiday cookie on each of the twelve nights leading to Christmas. These homemade delights come from old family recipes gathered from our talented and multinational Ranch Team. Search out the Cookie Story Board to find out more about the special recipes and the Team Members behind them, while you sample the delectable goods!

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 6:00pm - Hot Apple Cider in the Lodge
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily, 4:00p–6:00p; Complimentary; Lobby)


                                                                                                                                                                            Gather ‘round with your fellow Ranchers for a cozy tradition to welcome in the crisp evening air with a steaming cup of hot apple cider, fresh from the pot, and share memories of your day.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $140 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge lobby 10 minutes prior; Subject to weather and trail conditions)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for a relaxing ride exploring the hillside above The Ranch. We'll make our way along the sun-dappled trail to a meadow that slopes down through oak chaparral, taking us toward a grove of towering redwood trees. Ideal for beginners and those who enjoy a rambling adventure. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. 10% service charge goes directly to Trail Guides and is greatly appreciated. Private rides available upon request.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (180 minutes; $60 per person including dinner; Ages 4-12; 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Hike: Ridge Views
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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 - 10:30am - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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: Children's Programs, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Organic Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, 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 - Nature Walk
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; Meets in the Lodge Lobby)


                                                                                                                                                                            Join our naturalists for a gentle walk and learn all about the different aspects of our 500-acre property, from the lavender to the garden, and don't forget the turkeys! Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Low difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 12:30pm - Holiday Junior Golf Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Golf Clinics, Holiday Events

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; ages 6-12; $85 for Resort Guests / $75 for River Ranch Members / $60 for Golf Members)

                                                                                                                                                                            Director of Instruction Todd Southard and the Golf Professionals at Carmel Valley Ranch are exited to offer half-day junior golf camps during the upcoming holiday season. These camps are a great opportunity to learn all aspects of the game, including full swing, short game, putting, and etiquette. Each session includes on-course play. Price includes equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited! Call the Golf Shop at 831-620-6406 to reserve a spot for your junior golfer.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, 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 - 10:00am - Hike: Horseshoe Loop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; 12 and younger with adult; 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 3:00pm - Archery: Beginner Class
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, 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.
                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Holiday Mixology Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 Adults only; Valley Kitchen)



                                                                                                                                                                            Learn, taste, create, shake and repeat! Celebrate the season and bring good cheer with our mixologists. Craft some new libations and savor some classic holiday cocktails. Enjoy a nibble, a few toasts and meet a few new friends!

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, 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 - Horseplay
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $60 per person; Ages 6+, Under 10 with adult; Meet in Lodge Lobby 15 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral)

                                                                                                                                                                            You don't have to ride a horse to spend quality time with one. While learning about horse behavior and heard dynamics, you'll meet, groom, and interact with horses and maybe even get to build an obstacle course to guide your horse through. Come discover another side of horses and enjoy connection with these peaceful and playful animals. Perfect for those who may be uneasy around horses, and a great first step before trail riding! 

                                                                                                                                                                            For reservations, please call the Activities Office at 831.626.2577.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:00pm - 9:00pm - Big Screen Movie Night
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            We'll be settling in to watch our holiday favorites on the Big Screen. Check the activity calendar when you arrive for tonight's showing! Selected movie will be complimentary and shown on the big screen in the Vintner Room

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - The 5th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes ; $60 adults, $40 ages 12 & under; Redwood Room)



                                                                                                                                                                            Dance Kids of Monterey County and Carmel Valley Ranch proudly present the 4th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea! This event combines performance and participation, dancing, storytelling and sword fighting! Meet the young stars of Dance Kids of Monterey County’s The Nutcracker, and learn to perform an entire scene from the famous ballet. A Very Ranchy Tea will be served for all attendees, along with a complimentary glass of champagne for the adults. Carmel Valley Ranch donates to support Dance Kids of Monterey County (dancekids.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Monterey County youth with dance and theater arts opportunities.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 3:00pm - Goin’ on a Santa Hunt! Family Scavenger Hunt
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary; Lodge Lobby)


                                                                                                                                                                            Santa Claus has come to the Ranch; you’ll have to catch him if you can! Enjoy a family-friendly indoor/outdoor scavenger hunt around the property, using clues that lead you from Elf to Elf and on to Santa himself! We will also be offering family portraits with the big man himself, plus crafts, snacks, and more!

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 8:00pm - Team Jeopardy
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary;Vintner Room)


                                                                                                                                                                            An entertaining evening of games, prizes, laughs! Bring the family together to play as a team, or make new friends while you play.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:30am - 1:00pm - Archery: Beginner Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, 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.
                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 1:00pm - Gingerbread House Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $50 per house; Families welcome; Oak Room)



                                                                                                                                                                            Nothing says Holidays like the smell of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves! Come get your hands sticky with our Culinary Team, and build an enchanting gingerbread house with your friends and family. We'll provide the candies, the frosting, and the gingerbread—you provide the creativity and perseverance! Children under 12 must be supervised by someone over the age of 16. This is recommended as a family project, with reservations in advance. This class will sell out!

                                                                                                                                                                            4:30pm - 5:30pm - ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Christmas Eve; Lodge Lobby)



                                                                                                                                                                            Gather ‘round for a very Ranchy tradition. Read by one of our own Ranchers, the classic tale of magic and wonder comes to life on this cold winter afternoon. From the warm Lobby hearth to the roaring s’mores pit outside, everyone will have the chance to hear this celebrated tale. No reservations necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 6:00pm - Light the Menorah: Each Night of Hanukkah
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (5:00p Nightly; Complimentary)



                                                                                                                                                                            Come on down and help us light the menorah each night in celebration of Chanukah, the festival of lights! We will also be celebrating Chanukah with a very special event during the week - more details to come.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:30pm - 7:30pm - Caroling In the Lodge
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary; All ages; Lodge Lobby)



                                                                                                                                                                            Join us in the Lobby for a holiday tradition. Local singing groups will serenade us with holiday classics, and everyone is invited to sing along!

                                                                                                                                                                            7:00pm - 9:00pm - Big Screen Movie Night
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            We'll be settling in to watch our holiday favorites on the Big Screen. Check the activity calendar when you arrive for tonight's showing! Selected movie will be complimentary and shown on the big screen in the Vintner Room

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 11:00am - The Holiday Burn-off Hike
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary; Lodge Lobby)


                                                                                                                                                                            After a whole season of feasting, get out there and burn off that stuffing! Join us for one of our longer, more strenuous hikes, and enjoy stunning views of the Valley. Recommended for adults and children over the age of 12. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate to challenging.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:00pm - Beeswax Candle Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under; under 12 with adult; Meets in Oak B in the Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of The Ranch. We have a variety of mold shapes and styles to choose from. Select an essential oil— including our own Lavender Oil!—and combine it with lavender from the Organic Garden and the River Ranch. Sink it all in a mold full of liquid beeswax to create a beautiful custom candle, perfect for your home. This is a fun and engaging activity that allows you to relax and spend some unscripted time creating a memory and a memento of your stay here at The Ranch.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 3:00pm - Cookie Baking Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $60 adults, $40 ages 12 & under; Adventure Kitchen)



                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Pastry Team for a nostalgic holiday cookie baking class. We'll work through various recipes while discussing the virtues of sugar, spice, and all things nice. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 6:00pm - Hanukkah Celebration!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Lodge Lobby)



                                                                                                                                                                            Come celebrate with us! Members and guests of all faith are invited for this engaging celebration of the Festival of Lights. Join us in the Vintner Room for a storytelling with Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and the Menorah Lighting, followed by complimentary Hankkah treats, Dreidel games, and arts & crafts!

                                                                                                                                                                            7:00pm - 9:30pm - Glow-in-the-Dark Teen Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (180 minutes; $60 ages 13 years & older only; meets at Lodge Firepit)



                                                                                                                                                                            Presents have come and gone - so what’s next? Ready to get away and do something just for teens? Meet up with hosts Kirsten and Marques by the Lodge Pool Firepit and head out for an adventure out on the property! We’ll have glow-in-the-dark accessories for you if you want them. Play video games, eat yummy snacks, and roast the perfect marshmallow. This is a come-and-go program so you can stay as long as you want! Reservations recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:00pm - Beeswax Candle Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under; under 12 with adult; Meets in Oak B in the Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of The Ranch. We have a variety of mold shapes and styles to choose from. Select an essential oil— including our own Lavender Oil!—and combine it with lavender from the Organic Garden and the River Ranch. Sink it all in a mold full of liquid beeswax to create a beautiful custom candle, perfect for your home. This is a fun and engaging activity that allows you to relax and spend some unscripted time creating a memory and a memento of your stay here at The Ranch.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Horseplay
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $60 per person; Ages 6+, Under 10 with adult; Meet in Lodge Lobby 15 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral)

                                                                                                                                                                            You don't have to ride a horse to spend quality time with one. While learning about horse behavior and heard dynamics, you'll meet, groom, and interact with horses and maybe even get to build an obstacle course to guide your horse through. Come discover another side of horses and enjoy connection with these peaceful and playful animals. Perfect for those who may be uneasy around horses, and a great first step before trail riding! 

                                                                                                                                                                            For reservations, please call the Activities Office at 831.626.2577.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 9:30pm - New Year’s Eve Buffet and Party in the Clubhouse
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (6:00p-9:00p; $80++ adults, $37++ age 12 & under; In the Clubhouse)



                                                                                                                                                                            The relaxed yet refined New Year’s Eve buffet is especially themed for family and friends to enjoy a festive dinner earlier in the evening, before the dancing begins at 9:30p in the Lodge. We will also be hosting music and party favors to set the mood for a fabulous “East Coast Countdown” at 9:00p! Chef Wood and the team will create an amazing feast featuring everything from an ocean fresh shellfish bar, natural prime rib of beef and a lavish dessert selection. Reservations required, please contact Valley Kitchen at 831.626.2599.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 10:00pm - New Year’s Eve in Valley Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities
                                                                                                                                                                            10:00pm - 12:30am - Ringing in the New: Natasha Agrama & Kyle Crane LIVE!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; Complimentary; Vintner Room)



                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for an unforgettable night of music and celebration, featuring the talented jazz artist Natasha Agrama! Hollywood native Natasha Agrama is an uncommonly gifted vocalist standing at the forefront of a thriving jazz renaissance in Southern California. Natasha is the inheritor of a deeply rich musical heritage, and has performed around the world in some of the finest jazz venues and festivals. Join us for an evening of sweet and celebratory music and champagne in the cozy Vintner Room, adjacent to the Valley Kitchen. Reservations recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:50am - New Year's Celebration Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness, Holiday Events

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Movement Studio)

                                                                                                                                                                            This integrated yoga experience brings awareness of breath, mindfulness and presence as we welcome in the New Year. Comfortable athletic clothing is recommended. Yoga mats are available in our studio.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 12:30pm - Holiday Junior Golf Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Golf Clinics, Holiday Events

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; ages 6-12; $85 for Resort Guests / $75 for River Ranch Members / $60 for Golf Members)

                                                                                                                                                                            Director of Instruction Todd Southard and the Golf Professionals at Carmel Valley Ranch are exited to offer half-day junior golf camps during the upcoming holiday season. These camps are a great opportunity to learn all aspects of the game, including full swing, short game, putting, and etiquette. Each session includes on-course play. Price includes equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited! Call the Golf Shop at 831-620-6406 to reserve a spot for your junior golfer.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; 12 and younger with adult; 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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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