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                                                                                                                                                                            May 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:30am - 9:00am - Full Body Express
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            An intense full-body workout, this class is devoted to strengthening your core and major muscles groups.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.
                                                                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            Our PBI Pros have created drills that will cover both the stroke techniques and the strategies to use when playing from the baseline. The focus is on the forehand and backhand strokes.
                                                                                                                                                                            Space is limited; please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 831.626.2525 (Ext 525) for reservations.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:45am - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - Yoga Sculpting
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class is designed to transform your body using weights, balls, and bands. Define, condition, and strengthen all your muscle groups!

                                                                                                                                                                            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 4.0+ Drill
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $40)
                                                                                                                                                                            This drill session is for players rated 4.0 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:30am - Tennis Drills: Women's 4.0+ Drill
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            This drill session is for players rated 4.0 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 10:00pm - S'mores
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (6:00p–10:00p, every night; Complimentary; Meets at the Poolside Firepit, Main Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 12:45pm - H2O Boot Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary; All levels wlecome)

                                                                                                                                                                            A high-intensity water workout designed to improve cardiovascular strength and endurance.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 5:30pm - Golf: Play with the Pro
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (Thursdays; 120 minutes; $125)

                                                                                                                                                                            A unique opportunity to play nine holes with one of our PGA Pros. Reservations required; space is limited.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50pm - Circuit Barre
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; meets in the River Ranch Studio)

                                                                                                                                                                            Be prepared for a challenge! Keep the heart rate up during this timed interval class. Complete a circuit that mixes isometric barre moves, heart-pumping strength moves and, of course, stretching to achieve long, lean muscles. A great addition to your barre routine. Modifiable to suit any level. Bring running shoes (for beginning warm-up), a towel, mat, and water.

                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 12:30pm - Golf Clinic: Bunker Game
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)
                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Thursdays, our Golf Professionals will show you the setup and correct ball position for fun, creative bunker shots, often considered the easiest shots in golf. 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: 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: Full Swing
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Saturdays, our Golf Professionals will go over the grip, stance, posture, and key fundamentals for the full swing, helping you learn how to swing properly time and time again. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:00pm - Ladies Golf Clinic
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Fridays; $30)
                                                                                                                                                                            Throughout December, Director of Instruction Todd Southard will offer a clinic for all Lady Members and Resort Guests. Each week we’ll go over a different aspect of the game, covering the same basics as our regular Golf Clinics. Advance registration is required; space is limited.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $40)

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 9:00pm - Kids' Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs

                                                                                                                                                                            ($60, includes dinner; Meets in the River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Our evening program for children ages 5-12 years, featuring dinner, games, movies, arts and crafts, ping pong, foosball, and Wii.

                                                                                                                                                                            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; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Come meet our newest additions to the Organic Garden—fourteen Rhode Island Red and Barred Plymouth Rock 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 4:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Full-Day 9:00a–4:00p $105; Half-Day 9:00a–1:00p or 12:00p–4:00p $70; Lunch and snacks included; Meets in the Activity Cottage, River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Featuring the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities—including hiking, tennis, golf, arts & crafts, and more—every day is unique at Ranch Hands Kids’ Camp! Located within the River Ranch complex, kids will enjoy programmed activities and adventures that are both educational and fun. Reservations recommended.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:30am - 9:30am - Adult Lane Swimming
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Lap Lanes are reserved for adult swimmers daily 5:30a–9:30a and 4:30p–6:30p

                                                                                                                                                                            4:30pm - 6:30pm - Adult Lane Swimming
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Lap Lanes are reserved for adult swimmers daily 5:30a–9:30a and 4:30p–6:30p.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 1:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (9:00a–1:00p $70; Lunch and snacks included; Meets in the Activity Cottage, River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Featuring the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities—including hiking, tennis, golf, arts & crafts, and more—every day is unique at Ranch Hands Kids’ Camp! Located within the River Ranch complex, kids will enjoy programmed activities and adventures that are both educational and fun. Reservations recommended.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Hike: Ridge Views
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–90 minutes; Complimentary; Meets in the Lodge Lobby)
                                                                                                                                                                            A brisk hike up the Horeshoe and Mucklehead Trails to the spectacular ridge above The Ranch. Recommended for adults and children over 12. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Discover Geocaching!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Ages 12 & under; Under 12 with adult; 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! Recommended for ages 7 and up.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Explore our beautiful property in the late-afternoon light, taking in sweeping views of Carmel Valley. Easy to moderate difficulty. Furry friends welcome!

                                                                                                                                                                            7:30pm - 8:30pm - Fireside Fun with Naturalist Andy
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets by the Poolside Firepit, Main Lodge; All ages welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join Andy at the s’mores pit for Nature Show & Tell, marshmallow roasting tips, and more!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $140 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 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. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            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. Private rides available upon request.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Drop-in hours, 9:00a–11:00a Saturdays; Complimentary; Meets in 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!

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $140 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 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. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            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. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Hike: Where the Wildflowers Are
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist on a walk around the property, learning about the plants popping up this time of year. From fiesta flowers to fairy lanterns, from stork’s beak to sticky monkey, you’ll discover the fascinating traits and adaptations behind the whimsical names of out favorite flowers. Easy to moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Hike: Horseshoe Loop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets 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 and sturdy strollers welcome! Easy to moderate difficulty.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (75; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            Dive deeply into the powerful healing of Hatha Yoga, as you unwind by the warm glow of candlelight. Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. John Russo, our resident lavender farmer and beekeeper, encourages 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.


                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse

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

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


                                                                                                                                                                            2:30pm - 3:30pm - Wine Tasting in the Lodge
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25, Meets in the Lodge Restaurant)

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 the River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:15pm - 7:45pm - 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 autumn 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 2:30pm - Kiddie Corral
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $40 per child, optional pony ride $35; Children ages 2-7, with adult; Closed-toe shoes and long pants required; Meets at the Hilltop Corral)

                                                                                                                                                                            Just right for our Junior Ranch Hands! Hike on up to the Hilltop Corral to meet and greet our Wranglers, participate in a roping demonstration and lesson, create cowboy arts & crafts, and pose alongside one of our handsome horses for a photo!

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for reservations and information.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00am - iPhonography Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 adults, $25 ages 12 & under; meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            Technology is amazing! Grab your iPhone for this unique tutorial on how to better utilize your iPhone as a sophisticated camera. We will discuss tecniques for improving your photogentic capture, download helpful editing apps, and go through the process of taking photos and altering them to their best effect. This is a collaborative class, so bring a friend! 

                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($60, includes dinner; Meets in the River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Our evening program for children ages 5-12 years, featuring dinner, games, movies, arts and crafts, ping pong, foosball, and Wii.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Birds of a Feather: Birding at The Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 adults, $25 ages 7 and up; Meets 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($60, includes dinner; Meets in the River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Our evening program for children ages 5-12 years, featuring dinner, games, movies, arts and crafts, ping pong, foosball, and Wii.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:30am - 1:00pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $155 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 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. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            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. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $155 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 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. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            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. Private rides available upon request.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under; under 12 with adult; Meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:30am - 1:00pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $140 per person + 10% service charge; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 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. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            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. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:30pm - 7:30pm - Winemaker Dinner Series: Manzoni Vineyards
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Doors open 6:15p; Dinner Seating begins 6:30p; meets in the Adventure Kitchen (Oak B) in the Lodge)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join the Dynamic Duo of Executive Chef Tim Wood and Sommelier Dave Eriksen as they guide you through a culinary adventure of farm-to-table ingredients inspired by our organic garden, the best of local purveyors, and the wines of Monterey County and beyond. This month we partner with Manzoni Vineyards. Reservations required. Call 831-620-6427 or 831-626-2599 for reservations, pricing, and menu information. These events often sell out, so reserve your spot soon!



                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00am - iPhonography Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 adults, $25 ages 12 & under; meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            Technology is amazing! Grab your iPhone for this unique tutorial on how to better utilize your iPhone as a sophisticated camera. We will discuss tecniques for improving your photogentic capture, download helpful editing apps, and go through the process of taking photos and altering them to their best effect. This is a collaborative class, so bring a friend! 

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 3:00pm - Discover Geocaching!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Ages 12 & under; Under 12 with adult; 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! Recommended for ages 7 and up.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:30pm - Outdoor Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Meet at the Lodge  for this special outdoor Hatha yoga class, beginning with an invigorating hike up the Horseshoe Trail to our spectacular yoga platform overlooking Robinson Canyon. Enjoy an integrated yoga experience while taking in spectacular views of the nearby Santa Lucia mountains. Mats and towels provided. Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Sip Like a Sommelier: Terroir of Syrah
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $45, Meets in the Lodge Restaurant)

                                                                                                                                                                            Introducing our newest and most requested program series—wine tasting and food pairing! Join our Wine Director and Sommelier Dave Eriksen for monthly classes that will develop your palate and de-mystify the world of wine. Each event includes a tasting of six or more wines, tasty bites paired with the highlighted wines, and seasonal topics for discussion. This month, we dive into the complexities of syrah, comparing and contrasting the differences in terroir between wines of the same variety that grow in different regions of the world. Perfect for wine enthusiasts, whether novice or connoisseur.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under; under 12 with adult; Meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Outdoor Yoga
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Meet at the Lodge  for this special outdoor Hatha yoga class, beginning with an invigorating hike up the Horseshoe Trail to our spectacular yoga platform overlooking Robinson Canyon. Enjoy an integrated yoga experience while taking in spectacular views of the nearby Santa Lucia mountains. Mats and towels provided. Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Archery: Beginner Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 adults, $35 ages 7 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch this spring 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Hike: Ridge Views
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–90 minutes; Complimentary; Meets in the Lodge Lobby)
                                                                                                                                                                            A brisk hike up the Horeshoe and Mucklehead Trails to the spectacular ridge above The Ranch. Recommended for adults and children over 12. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Discover Geocaching!
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Ages 12 & under; Under 12 with adult; 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! Recommended for ages 7 and up.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:30am - 11:00pm - Equine Perspective
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $175 + 10% service charge; Meets in the Lodge Lobby for shuttle to Corral)
                                                                                                                                                                            Take a step outside yourself through this transformative equine experience. Guided with joy and compassion by Jill Rivoli, an accomplished practitioner of natural horsemanship, you’ll practice a series of exercises designed to develop self-awareness and authentic communication with our specially chosen horses. Using equestrian ground skills and other techniques to connect with the horses and those around you, you might just develop a deeper connection with yourself. Recommended for ages 10 to 110!

                                                                                                                                                                            9:30am - 11:00pm - Equine Perspective
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $175 + 10% service charge; Meets in the Lodge Lobby for shuttle to Corral)
                                                                                                                                                                            Take a step outside yourself through this transformative equine experience. Guided with joy and compassion by Jill Rivoli, an accomplished practitioner of natural horsemanship, you’ll practice a series of exercises designed to develop self-awareness and authentic communication with our specially chosen horses. Using equestrian ground skills and other techniques to connect with the horses and those around you, you might just develop a deeper connection with yourself. Recommended for ages 10 to 110!

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Archery: Beginner Class
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 adults, $35 ages 7 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch this spring 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. John Russo, our resident lavender farmer and beekeeper, encourages 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 - 12:00am - iPhonography Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 adults, $25 ages 12 & under; meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            Technology is amazing! Grab your iPhone for this unique tutorial on how to better utilize your iPhone as a sophisticated camera. We will discuss tecniques for improving your photogentic capture, download helpful editing apps, and go through the process of taking photos and altering them to their best effect. This is a collaborative class, so bring a friend! 

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Archery: Beginner Class
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 adults, $35 ages 7 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch this spring 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($60, includes dinner; Meets in the River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Our evening program for children ages 5-12 years, featuring dinner, games, movies, arts and crafts, ping pong, foosball, and Wii.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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 River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 4:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (9:00a–1:00p $70; Lunch and snacks included; Meets in the Activity Cottage, River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Featuring the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities—including hiking, tennis, golf, arts & crafts, and more—every day is unique at Ranch Hands Kids’ Camp! Located within the River Ranch complex, kids will enjoy programmed activities and adventures that are both educational and fun. Reservations recommended.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            2:30pm - 3:30pm - Wine Tasting in the Lodge
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25, Meets in the Lodge Restaurant)

                                                                                                                                                                            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 - 1:00pm - Busy Bees (age 2-5 years)
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Every day; 60–240 minutes; $20/hour per child; 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Discover Geocaching!
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Ages 12 & under; Under 12 with adult; 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! Recommended for ages 7 and up.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Birds of a Feather: Birding at The Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 adults, $25 ages 7 and up; Meets 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. John Russo, our resident lavender farmer and beekeeper, encourages 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.


                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse

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

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


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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 adults, $25 ages 12 & under; meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            Technology is amazing! Grab your iPhone for this unique tutorial on how to better utilize your iPhone as a sophisticated camera. We will discuss tecniques for improving your photogentic capture, download helpful editing apps, and go through the process of taking photos and altering them to their best effect. This is a collaborative class, so bring a friend! 

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse

                                                                                                                                                                            Our signature activity! Make a beeline for the apiary. John Russo, our resident lavender farmer and beekeeper, encourages 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 - Dig In!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $25 Adults, $15 Age 12 & Under. Under 12 with adult; Meets in the Organic Garden) 
                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for a hands-on gardening seminar, including a tour of the Garden and Hen House. Get your hands dirty learning about composting and how to plan for and prepare a vegetable bed for seasonal plantings.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620.6427. A 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 River Ranch Retreat)

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            A 24-HOUR COURTESY POLICY APPLIES.

                                                                                                                                                                            All bookings shall be considered confirmed. Please notify the Concierge or Front Desk 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 cancellation notification will result in full payment.

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