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                                                                                                                                                                          Weekly Activities

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                                                                                                                                                                            July 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:15am - 11:00am - Ball/Bosu
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            This class is devoted to strengthening your entire body, with an emphasis on your abdominal muscles.

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Tennis Clinic: Men's 4.0+ Drill
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $37.50)
                                                                                                                                                                            This drill session is for players rated 4.0 or higher on the USTA rating scale. There is less focus on technique and more on active drills and strategy.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $37.50)
                                                                                                                                                                            This drill session is for players rated 4.0 or higher on the USTA rating scale. There is less focus on technique and more on active drills and strategy.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $37.50)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our PBI Pros for this dynamic clinic focusing on techniques for playing effective singles and/or doubles.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $37.50)
                                                                                                                                                                            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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            8:45am - 9:35am - TRX
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:20am - Indoor Cycling
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:15pm - 6:05pm - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:45am - Strength, Agility, & Balance
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            This non-impact movement class, which is designed to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance as well as strength, agility, and coordination, will also improve range of motion and balance. Equipment provided.

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50am - Pilates Mat
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:15pm - 7:05pm - Pilates Mat
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Complimentary)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Complimentary)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Tennis Clinic: Ball Machine Drill
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (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

                                                                                                                                                                            (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

                                                                                                                                                                            (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

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:15pm - 6:05pm - Barre Strength
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; Meets in River Ranch Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            Carmel Valley Ranch’s first Barre Strength class integrates interval training, isometrics to help tone your muscles, and the science of physical therapy to provide you with a workout that reshapes your body.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 12:45pm - Stretch and Flexibility
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            Learn stretches and flexibility moves that you can do at home or wherever you may travel. This moderately paced class uses chairs rather than floorwork and is designed for those who have not had much experience stretching.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:15am - 11:05am - 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:45am - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:15pm - 12:45pm - Beginning TRX
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            A shorter version of our regular TRX class, this class is perfect for beginners. TRX, the newest evolution in “functional training,” focuses on improving core strength, muscular endurance, and range of motion. Please call after 7:00p the night before to reserve your spot.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:00am - 12:00pm - Busy Bees (age 2-5 years)
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (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.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:15am - Hike: The Huff 'n' Puffer
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–90 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 12. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:30pm - 3:30pm - Wine Tasting in the Lodge
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Culinary, Signature Activity

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50am - Barre Strength
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; Meets in River Ranch Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            Carmel Valley Ranch’s first Barre Strength class integrates interval training, isometrics to help tone your muscles, and the science of physical therapy to provide you with a workout that reshapes your body.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 10:00pm - Kids' Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (5:00p–9:00p; $60, includes dinner; Meets in the River Ranch)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 10:00pm - Kids' Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (5:00p–9:00p; $60, includes dinner; Meets in the River Ranch)

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please register at least two hours in advance by calling Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 4:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (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 - 11:00am - Hike: Horseshoe Loop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (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. Sturdy strollers and furry friends welcome! Easy to moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:30pm - 3:30pm - Wine Tasting in the Lodge
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Culinary, Signature Activity

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Taste the best of Monterey’s wine offerings with the guidance of our certified Sommelier. You’ll develop your palate as you learn about small production local wines, showcasing Carmel Valley and her neighboring regions. Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; Meets in River Ranch Studio)
                                                                                                                                                                            Carmel Valley Ranch’s first Barre Strength class integrates interval training, isometrics to help tone your muscles, and the science of physical therapy to provide you with a workout that reshapes your body.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (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. Sturdy strollers and furry friends welcome! Easy to moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            Our PBI Pros have created drills that will cover both the stroke techniques and the strategies to use when playing from the baseline. The focus is on the forehand and backhand strokes.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            CARDIO TENNIS*
                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $20 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:30pm - 8:30pm - Fireside Chat
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets by the Poolside Firepit, Main Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join us out at the Firepit for a Fireside Chat with a Carmel Valley Ranch Naturalist! Topics will vary, and fun will be had by all. Come make a s'more and enjoy this interactive presentation!

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

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


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

                                                                                                                                                                            (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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 12:00pm - Yoga in the Great Outdoors
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness, Signature Activity

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Meet at the Lodge for this special outdoor Hatha yoga class,  Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Hike: Horseshoe Loop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (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. Sturdy strollers and furry friends welcome! Easy to moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Hike: The Huff 'n' Puffer
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–90 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 12. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 3:00pm - 3-Day Junior Golf Camp, Ages 9-12
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf

                                                                                                                                                                            (Children ages 9-12;  $295 for all 3 days or $110 per day; Includes lunch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Sign your junior golfer up for golf camp, taught by Director of Instruction Todd Southard and our PGA golf professionals. The camp covers all aspects of the game, from full swing to putting to ettique, and includes on-course play. Lunch is provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Golf Pro Shop at 831.620-6406 to reserve a spot for your child. Space is limited. 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:30am - 11:00am - Dig In! Gardening with Farmer Mark
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Organic Garden, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $25 Adults, $15 Age 12 & Under. Under 12 with adult; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for a hands-on gardening seminar, including a tour of the Garden and Hen House. Get your hands dirty learning about composting and how to plan for and prepare a vegetable bed for seasonal plantings.

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Yoga in the Great Outdoors
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness, Signature Activity

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Meet at the Lodge for this special outdoor Hatha yoga class,  Mats and towels provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 2:00pm - Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $125 per person; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 30 minutes prior)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or email Megan Bowers at mbowers@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 11:30am - Valley View Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 120-minute trail ride, 150 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $195 per person; Children age 8 and older welcome accompanied by adult; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            Carmel Valley is revealed in all its beauty on this gorgeous hillcrest ride along the Snively's Ridge Trail, overlooking the entire valley and surrounding lands as far as the eye can see--including the Pacific Ocean. Truly not to be missed! Appropriate for riders with some level of experience. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.236.2549 or email Megan Bowers at mbowers@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 120-minute trail ride, 150 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $245 per person; Children age 8 and older welcome accompanied by adult; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 30 minutes prior.)

                                                                                                                                                                            What could be more romantic than riding off into the sunset—literally—with your special someone? Ascend the ridgeline above The Ranch in the waning early-evening light, and take in views of the Pacific Ocean at the summit. Then, on the return trip, feel your cares slip away as the sun slips slowly behind the bluffs. Appropriate for riders with some level of experience. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.236.2549 or email Megan Bowers at mbowers@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:30am - Hike: The Huff 'n' Puffer
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–90 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 12. Pet-friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Lavender Soap Making Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults; $25 Age 12 & under; Meets in the Adventure Kitchen)

                                                                                                                                                                            Our lavender farmer, John Russo, will demonstrate how to create balms and soaps using the lavender essential oil that we have distilled from the lavender harvested on site. Each person will make (and take home!) his or her own balm or soap. R

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:30pm - 9:30pm - A Night Under the Stars
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Culinary, Organic Garden, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (4 hours; $40 adults, $20 age 12 & under; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Kick off the Independence Day Weekend celebration surrounded by the beauty and bounty of our Organic Garden. The festivities feature a Garden Harvest Family Buffet from 5:30p to 7:00p. At 6:30p, get to know what's growing in the Garden with our exciting Scavenger Hunt. At 7:30 we'll fire up the bonfire and break out the s'mores! Last but not least, learn about the night sky at 8:30 with our Naturalist, who will be on hand with a telescope to help you spot your favorite summer constellations.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Activities Department at 831.626.2549. A 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 7:30pm - 4th of July Celebration at the River Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Culinary, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (All day; Complimentary games, activities, and music; $15 Barbeque; Meets at the River Ranch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrate Independence Day, Ranch-style! Family Games begin at 1:30p with a pie-eating contest, water-balloon toss, 3-legged race, and much more. We'll also have a strolling magician, a face-painter, and live music by local blues band Bleu. Of course, it wouldn't be the 4th of July without firing up the barbeque! From 3:00p to 6:30p, enjoy ribs, brats, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and cornbread for $15 per person.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Activities Department at 831.626.2549. A 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 4:00pm - Organic Garden Party
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Organic Garden, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Organic Garden is where it's all happening! Come join in the fun with Farmer Mark Marino and the Hens of Carmel Valley Ranch. We'll be hosting an open-house-style Garden Party, where you'll be able to meet the Chickens, participate in a beer tasting and a salt tasting, take a tour of the Garden, and much more. Come find out what the clucking is about! Reservations recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Activities Department at 831.626.2549. A 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:30pm - 8:00pm - Pizza and a Movie
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; $20 Adults, $15 Age 12 & under; meets in the Golf Clubhouse)

                                                                                                                                                                            From 5:30p to 6:30p, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner featuring freshly-made pizza, piping hot from our brand new pizza oven. Then...lights, camera, action! The family-friendly movie will begin at 6:30p, as will the complimentary popcorn. A cash bar will be available for beverages and candy.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations recommended. Please call the Activities Department at 831.626.2549. A 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 12:45pm - Stretch and Flexibility
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            Learn stretches and flexibility moves that you can do at home or wherever you may travel. This moderately paced class uses chairs rather than floorwork and is designed for those who have not had much experience stretching.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 3:00pm - 3-Day Junior Golf Camp, Ages 5-8
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf

                                                                                                                                                                            (Children ages 5-8; Guests $295, Members $275; Includes lunch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Sign your junior golfer up for a three-day golf camp, taught by Director of Instruction Todd Southard and our PGA golf professionals. The camp covers all aspects of the game, from full swing to putting to ettique, and includes on-course play. Lunch is provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Golf Pro Shop at 831.620-6406 to reserve a spot for your child. Space is limited. 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Lavender Oil Distillation
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Age 12 & under; Meets on the Pool Deck, Main Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            A truly unique opportunity to participate in our distillation and essential oil blending process. You’ll use lavender fresh from this year’s harvest of over 7,000 plants that cover our hillsides. Participants will take home their own bottle of essential oil.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:15pm - 8:30pm - Winemaker Dinner Series: Reynolds Family Winery
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Culinary, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (Dinner with wine pairing, $110; dinner only, $65; wine pairing $60; meets in the Lodge Restaurant)

                                                                                                                                                                            Enjoy a night of great seasonal food paired with world class wines from Napa Valley in the company of the Reynolds Family. Winemaker extraordinaire Steve Reynolds will be hosting this dinner event, alongside Chef Tim Wood and Sommelier Dave Eriksen. Doors open at 6:15, with seating for dinner service at 6:30p. You'll enjoy a five-course menu while watching the sun set over the Carmel Valley Ranch Vineyard. Now, this is wne-country living!

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations strongly recommended. Call 831-620-6427 or 831-626-2599 for reservations and menu information.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 11:00am - Ask the Farmer!
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Organic Garden, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Chicken Chat! The Hens of Carmel Valley Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Organic Garden, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Open Visiting Hours; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Come meet our newest additions to the Organic Garden—fourteen Rhode Island Red and Barred Plymouth Rock chickens. Learn what these lovely ladies eat, how they spend their time, and more. Don’t forget your cameras, because the hens do like to entertain us with their antics! Children under 12 welcome, accompanied by adult.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Jewelry Making Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Age 12 & under; Under 10 with adult; Meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $125 per person; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 30 minutes prior.)

                                                                                                                                                                            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 redwoods. Ideal for beginners and those who enjoy a rambling adventure. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or email Megan Bowers at mbowers@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $125 per person; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 30 minutes prior.)

                                                                                                                                                                            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 redwoods. Ideal for beginners and those who enjoy a rambling adventure. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or email Megan Bowers at mbowers@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 3:00pm - 3-Day Junior Golf Camp, Ages 9-12
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf

                                                                                                                                                                            (Children ages 9-12; Guests $295, Members $275; Includes lunch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Sign your junior golfer up for a three-day golf camp, taught by Director of Instruction Todd Southard and our PGA golf professionals. The camp covers all aspects of the game, from full swing to putting to ettique, and includes on-course play. Lunch is provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Golf Pro Shop at 831.620-6406 to reserve a spot for your child. Space is limited. 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:30am - 11:00am - Dig In! Gardening with Farmer Mark
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Organic Garden, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $25 Adults, $15 Age 12 & Under. Under 12 with adult; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for a hands-on gardening seminar, including a tour of the Garden and Hen House. Get your hands dirty learning about composting and how to plan for and prepare a vegetable bed for seasonal plantings.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Lavender Harvest & Tea
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Craft Workshops, Culinary, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $50 Adults, $35 Age 12 & under; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Lavender Agronomist John Russo will take you back in time for a delightful Lavender Harvest and High Tea in the beautiful Organic Garden. Join us for a leisurely harvest of some of our most fragrant Lavender, and then make tea using natural fiber sachets. Delicious morsels from the kitchen and a spectacular view of the surrounding hills tie this lovely afternoon up with a proverbial velvet bow.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Jewelry Making Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Age 12 & under; Under 10 with adult; Meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Lavender Harvest & Distillation
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Craft Workshops, Organic Garden

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Age 12 & under; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            A truly unique opportunity to participate in our distillation and essential oil blending process of lavender - from stem and root to oil and hydrosol! Carmel Valley Ranch is home to 7,000 lavender plants, of two different varieties. Come participate in the harvesting process and learn all about the production of and values of essential oils. Participants will take home their own bottle of essential oil.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 3:00pm - 3-Day Junior Golf Camp, Ages 5-8
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf

                                                                                                                                                                            (Children ages 5-8; Guests $295, Members $275;Includes lunch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Sign your junior golfer up for a three-day golf camp, taught by Director of Instruction Todd Southard and our PGA golf professionals. The camp covers all aspects of the game, from full swing to putting to ettique, and includes on-course play. Lunch is provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Golf Pro Shop at 831.620-6406 to reserve a spot for your child. Space is limited. 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 2:45pm - Horseback Riding: Kiddie Corral
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (Tuesdays & Thursdays; drop-in hours 2:00–3:30; Children ages 2-7; Complimentary; Meets at the Hilltop Corral)

                                                                                                                                                                            Just right for our Junior Ranch Hands! Children accompanied by an adult are invited to walk up to the Hilltop Corral to meet the horses of Carmel Valley Ranch, give them a pet and a brush, feed them a snack, and enjoy a short ride.

                                                                                                                                                                            Private rides available upon request for $50 per child. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or email Megan Bowers at mbowers@carmelvalleyranch.com for reservations and information.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Lavender Soap Making Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults; $25 Age 12 & under; Meets in the Adventure Kitchen)

                                                                                                                                                                            Our lavender farmer, John Russo, will demonstrate how to create balms and soaps using the lavender essential oil that we have distilled from the lavender harvested on site. Each person will make (and take home!) his or her own balm or soap.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Beeswax Candle Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Age 12 & under; under 12 with adult; Meets in the River Ranch Retreat)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30am - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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. Reservations recommended. Please call Guest Services at 831.620-6427. 24 Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

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


                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 3:00pm - 3-Day Junior Golf Camp, Ages 9-12
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf

                                                                                                                                                                            (Children ages 9-12; Guests $295, Members $275; Includes lunch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Sign your junior golfer up for a three-day golf camp, taught by Director of Instruction Todd Southard and our PGA golf professionals. The camp covers all aspects of the game, from full swing to putting to ettique, and includes on-course play. Lunch is provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Golf Pro Shop at 831.620-6406 to reserve a spot for your child. Space is limited. 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:30am - 11:00am - Dig In! Gardening with Farmer Mark
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Organic Garden, Signature Activity

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Signature Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            90 minutes; $60 Adults, $40 Age 12 & under; 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.

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


                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Lavender Oil Distillation
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Age 12 & under; Meets on the Pool Deck, Main Lodge)

                                                                                                                                                                            A truly unique opportunity to participate in our distillation and essential oil blending process. You’ll use lavender fresh from this year’s harvest of over 7,000 plants that cover our hillsides. Participants will take home their own bottle of essential oil.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 2:00pm - Horseback Riding: Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $125 per person; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 30 minutes prior)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or email Megan Bowers at mbowers@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 11:00am - Horseback Riding: Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $125 per person; Children age 8 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 30 minutes prior)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations required. Please contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2549 or email Megan Bowers at mbowers@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 3:00pm - 3-Day Junior Golf Camp, Ages 5-8
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf

                                                                                                                                                                            (Children ages 5-8; Guests $295, Members $275; Includes lunch)

                                                                                                                                                                            Sign your junior golfer up for a three-day golf camp, taught by Director of Instruction Todd Southard and our PGA golf professionals. The camp covers all aspects of the game, from full swing to putting to ettique, and includes on-course play. Lunch is provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            Please call the Golf Pro Shop at 831.620-6406 to reserve a spot for your child. Space is limited. 24-hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Lavender Soap Making Class
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults; $25 Age 12 & under; Meets in the Adventure Kitchen)

                                                                                                                                                                            Our lavender farmer, John Russo, will demonstrate how to create balms and soaps using the lavender essential oil that we have distilled from the lavender harvested on site. Each person will make (and take home!) his or her own balm or soap. Reservations recommended.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:30pm - Honey Harvest Demonstration
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Bees & Lavender, Craft Workshops, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Age 12 & under; Meets in the Main Lodge)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            A 24-HOUR COURTESY POLICY APPLIES.

                                                                                                                                                                            All bookings shall be considered confirmed. Please notify the Concierge or Front Desk of any cancellations. Bookings cancelled prior to final 24-hour period shall receive a full refund of registration fees. Cancellations within 24 hours of class time will receive a 50% refund of registration fees. Failure to attend without cancellation notification will result in full payment.

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