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                                                                                                                                                                          Weekly Activities

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                                                                                                                                                                            May 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            8:00am - 8:50am - Indoor Cycling
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary)

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50pm - 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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - Muscle Basics
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:00am - Mindful Meditation
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            This guided meditation is a powerful experience in the present moment, becoming in tune with one’s body. Allow yourself to feel deeper levels of peace and groundedness.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 5:00pm - Junior Tennis: Tournament Prep
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Tennis

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            4:15pm - 5:15pm - Junior Tennis: Future Stars
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Tennis

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 4:15pm - Junior Tennis: Peewees
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Tennis

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome; Meets in the River Ranch Power Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            A low-impact class designed to improve core strength and balance, utilizing a variety of equipment. Ideal for beginners just starting their strength training. Please call the River Ranch at 831.626.2525 (Ext. 525) to register at 7:00p the evening prior to reserve your seat. Space is limited!

                                                                                                                                                                            7:00pm - 8:00pm - Fireside Fun with the Naturalist
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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 our Naturalist at the S’mores pit for Nature Show & Tell, marshmallow roasting tips, and more!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $30)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($50; includes dinner; meets in the River Ranch Activities Cottage)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–90 minutes; Complimentary; 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Tennis Drills: Men's & Women's 3.5/4.0+ Drill
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 10:00pm - S'mores
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (5:00p–9:00p, 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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 pluckiest residents of The Ranch—a brood of 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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Self-guided geocaching packets, including GPS units, are also available for rental. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 1:00pm - Busy Bees (age 2-5 years)
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.
                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - Pilates Mat
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:45am - Pony Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($65+10% service charge*; ages 2–7, with adult; limited to 4 children)
                                                                                                                                                                            Our littlest cowhands will enjoy a 15-minute lead-line ride and a 1-on-1 session with the Wranglers, learning all about the care and keeping of horses.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required; contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required. Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge lobby 10 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral.

                                                                                                                                                                            *Service charge goes directly to Trail Guides and is greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:45am - Pony Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($65+10% service charge*; ages 2–7, with adult; limited to 4 children)
                                                                                                                                                                            Our littlest cowhands will enjoy a 15-minute lead-line ride and a 1-on-1 session with the Wranglers, learning all about the care and keeping of horses.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required; contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required. Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge lobby 10 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral.

                                                                                                                                                                            *Service charge goes directly to Trail Guides and is greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $30)
                                                                                                                                                                            Take your game to the next level in this special clinic for all lady Members and Resort Guests, taught by Director of Instruction Todd Southard. Each week, a different aspect of the game will be covered. Advance registration is required; space is limited to six people.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.


                                                                                                                                                                            12:30pm - 2:00pm - 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.


                                                                                                                                                                            6:30pm - 8:00pm - Sunset Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:30pm - 6:30pm - Sunset Hike
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; complimentary; meets in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Enjoy our beautiful property in the waning light on this hike up to Sunset Point above The Hilltop Corral. Take in panoramic views of Carmel Valley and the ocean. It’s the perfect way to end the week—and start your vacation! Easy to moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 7:00pm - Pizza Night at the River Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

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

                                                                                                                                                                            No reservations necessary.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 6:30pm - Guided Relaxation
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; all levels welcome; meets at the River Ranch Fitness Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class allows you to find deep relaxation through stillness where you are guided into internal levels of peace.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            7:30am - 8:00am - Sculpt Express
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; complimentary; all levels welcome; meets in the River Ranch Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            A shorter version of our Body Sculpt class, using weights, balls, bands, and timeless moves like push-ups, sit-ups, and old-school calisthenics to define, condition, and strengthen all major muscle groups.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($70, including lunch; ages 6-12; meets in the Activity Cottage at River Ranch)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($50 adults, $35 ages 12 & under; recommended for ages 10 & up; meets in the Lodge Lobby)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 11:30am - Butterfly Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; complimentary; under 12 with adult; no reservation necessary)

                                                                                                                                                                            We’re all aflutter about a special corner of the Organic Garden—a bed of native plants designed to attract local and migratory butterflies. Come learn about what makes this section of the garden the perfect butterfly habitat, and find out how to create one in your own backyard.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:30am - Cardio Tennis
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 4:15pm - Pony Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($65+10% service charge*; ages 2–7, with adult; limited to 4 children)
                                                                                                                                                                            Our littlest cowhands will enjoy a 15-minute lead-line ride and a 1-on-1 session with the Wranglers, learning all about the care and keeping of horses.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required; contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required. Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge lobby 10 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral.

                                                                                                                                                                            *Service charge goes directly to Trail Guides and is greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 4:45pm - Pony Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($65+10% service charge*; ages 2–7, with adult; limited to 4 children)
                                                                                                                                                                            Our littlest cowhands will enjoy a 15-minute lead-line ride and a 1-on-1 session with the Wranglers, learning all about the care and keeping of horses.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required; contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required. Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge lobby 10 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral.

                                                                                                                                                                            *Service charge goes directly to Trail Guides and is greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Wildflower Walk
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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.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 3:00pm - Equine Perspective
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $125; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby for shuttle to Corral)
                                                                                                                                                                            The equestrian program ventures beyond the trail with a fascinating new workshop that explores spiritual well-being and the combined power of mindful energy, self-awareness, and creativity. Discover the art and joy in simply being with horses, guided by Jill Rivoli. Through a series of exercises, you will be guided to connect and move freely within the arena with our specially chosen horses. Engage in the present moment as you let go of daily stresses and experience the power of one-on-one interaction with horses. Come feel the magic for yourself!


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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($50 adults, $35 ages 12 & under; recommended for ages 10 & up; meets in the Lodge Lobby)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:15pm - 9:00pm - Winemaker Dinner: Joyce Vineyards
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($105 with wine pairing, $85 dinner only; Doors open 6:15p, dinner at 6:30p)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join Chef Tim and Sommelier Dave in welcoming Russel Joyce back to The Ranch. Joyce, a Carmel Valley native and a second-generation winemaker, is a rising star in the Monterey wine industry. His family’s wines pair perfectly with any springtime meal.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations highly recommended. Call Valley Kitchen at 831-626-2599 for reservations and menu details.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Full-Day (9:00a–5:00p*) - $125; Half-Day (9:00a–1:00p* or 1:00p–5:00p*) - $80; for children Ages 6-12; meets in the Activity Cottage at River Ranch

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($80, including lunch; children ages 6-12; meets in the Activity Cottage at River Ranch)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:30am - Butterfly Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; complimentary; under 12 with adult; no reservation necessary)

                                                                                                                                                                            We’re all aflutter about a special corner of the Organic Garden—a bed of native plants designed to attract local and migratory butterflies. Come learn about what makes this section of the garden the perfect butterfly habitat, and find out how to create one in your own backyard.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Nature Walk
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist on a walk around the property, learning about the many interesting flowers, trees, birds, mammals, and other interesting critters that inhabit our 500-acre playground. 

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($40, includes dinner, Oak Room)

                                                                                                                                                                            This year we are offerig a special program every night, Monday through Saturday, giving you and your family and chance to play together. You can even order food to dine while you play! Or, leave your kids in our hands while you slip away for some grown-up time. Children ages 5 and up can stay with the Kids' Camp Staff for $40 each, plus dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                            Monday: Kids Night Out, featuring a movie and crafts

                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday: Bingo and Musical Chairs

                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday: Dinner and a Movie, featuring Inside Out

                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday: Kids Night Out, featuring a movie and crafts

                                                                                                                                                                            Friday: Kids Night Out, featuring a movie and crafts

                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday: Kids Night Out, featuring a movie and crafts

                                                                                                                                                                             

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($50 adults, $35 ages 12 & under; recommended for ages 10 & upmeets in the Lodge Lobby)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($50; includes dinner; meets in the River Ranch Activities Cottage)

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 8:30pm - Winemaker Dinner: Silver Oak & Twomey
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($175 with wine pairing; Reception at 6:00p, dinner at 6:30p)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join Chef Tim Wood and Sommelier Dave Eriksen for an exciting, one-of-a-kind gourmet experience. Chef Tim has invited Silver Oak’s Executive Winery Chef, Dominic Orsini, to prepare two of the four courses for this special dinner featuring wines from both Twomey and Silver Oak Wineries.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations highly recommended. Call Valley Kitchen at 831-626-2599 for reservations and menu details.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.


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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 7:30pm - Outdoor Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner in the Organic Garden
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($52 Adults, $26 children 12 & under; meets at the Organic Garden)
                                                                                                                                                                            Kick off Memorial Day Weekend surrounded by the bounty of nature. The festivities include a Garden Harvest Family Buffet from 5:00p to 6:30p in our very own Organic Garden. At 6:30p, get to know what’s growing in the Garden with a fun-filled scavenger hunt. Finish up with s’mores at the Lodge Firepit, and you’ll have started your Ranch holiday weekend with a win for the whole family!

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required; call Valley Kitchen at 831-626-2599.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:00pm - Foraging: The Wild Buffet
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($50 adults, $35 ages 12 & under; recommended for ages 10 & upmeets in the Lodge Lobby)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 7:00pm - Team Jeopardy & Pizza at the Clubhouse
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($20 per pie; games complimentary; meets in the Golf Clubhouse)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for an evening of family fun! We’ll be playing Team Jeopardy with silly categories and great prizes, and serving up wood-fired pizza straight from our Mobile Pizza Oven.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended; call Activities at 831-626-2549 to reserve your spot.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 12:00pm - Archery: Beginner Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.
                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:15pm - 1:45pm - Archery: Beginner Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.
                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - 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 Oak B in the Lodge)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($50; includes dinner; meets in the River Ranch Activities Cottage)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 7:00pm - Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($30 per person for Barbecue; activities complimentary; meets at the River Ranch)
                                                                                                                                                                            Kick off the summer with a Memorial Day Weekend tradition! Festivities begin at 1:30 with family races and games, followed by Doug the Surfing Magician’s magic show from 2:30 to 3:30 and face-painting till 6:30. From 4:00 to 7:00, enjoy live music and order up your choice of ribs, brats, or chicken plus sides from the River Ranch Cafe for $30 per person.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 12:00pm - Equine Perspective
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $125; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby for shuttle to Corral)
                                                                                                                                                                            The equestrian program ventures beyond the trail with a fascinating new workshop that explores spiritual well-being and the combined power of mindful energy, self-awareness, and creativity. Discover the art and joy in simply being with horses, guided by Jill Rivoli. Through a series of exercises, you will be guided to connect and move freely within the arena with our specially chosen horses. Engage in the present moment as you let go of daily stresses and experience the power of one-on-one interaction with horses. Come feel the magic for yourself!


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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Full-Day (9:00a–5:00p*) - $125; Half-Day (9:00a–1:00p* or 1:00p–5:00p*) - $80; for children Ages 6-12; meets in the Activity Cottage at River Ranch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 5:30pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            7:00pm - 8:30pm - 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; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge lobby 10 minutes prior for shuttle to Corral; Closed-toe shoes and long pants required; Subject to weather and trail conditions)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Full-Day (9:00a–5:00p*) - $125; Half-Day (9:00a–1:00p* or 1:00p–5:00p*) - $80; for children Ages 6-12; meets in the Activity Cottage at River Ranch

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:30am - 1:30pm - 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 give our mini-donkeys a brush and a pet!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 3:30pm - 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 give our mini-donkeys a brush and a pet!

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Self-guided geocaching packets, including GPS units, are also available for rental. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Nature Walk
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Experiential Workshops, Outdoor Adventure

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist on a walk around the property, learning about the many interesting flowers, trees, birds, mammals, and other interesting critters that inhabit our 500-acre playground. 

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Hike: Horsehoe 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 welcome! Easy to moderate difficulty.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.
                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            A 24-HOUR COURTESY POLICY APPLIES.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

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