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October 2014

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                                                                                                                                                                            October 25, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                            All Other Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:20am - Indoor Cycling
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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
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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
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:15am - 10:45am - Full Body Express
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 1:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 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 - 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 Fun with Naturalist Andy
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets by the Poolside Firepit, Main Lodge)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join Andy at the s’mores pit for Nature Show & Tell, marshmallow roasting tips, and more! On October 31st, we’ll give it a special Halloween twist with Spooky Stories and other surprises.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 6:15pm - Hatha Yoga
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 11:45am - Stretch and Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            This beginner stretching class focuses on increasing balance, flexibility, and range of motion with the use of small hand weights and chairs. Perfect for older adults or those needing a slow, gentle pace.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:45am - H2O Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            4:30pm - 5:30pm - Junior Tennis: Future Stars
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Ages 7–9; $18 per dayAdvance registration required)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 4:00pm - Junior Tennis: Tournament Prep
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Ages 10 & up; $22 per day; Advance registration required)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 4:15pm - Junior Tennis: Peewees
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 1:30pm - Horseback Riding: Chaparral Loop Trail Ride
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Horseback Riding, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $125 per person; Children age 7 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 10 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 activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Daily; 60-minute trail ride, 90 minutes from shuttle to end of ride; $125 per person; Children age 7 and up welcome; Meet at the Aiyana Shop in the Main Lodge 10 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 activities@carmelvalleyranch.com. Private rides available upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 1:00pm - Doubles Tennis Mixer
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:45am - Muscle Basics
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

                                                                                                                                                                            With a focus on core stabilization and balance, this class is perfect for older adults or those just starting an exercise program. Increase strength, power, and flexibility using hand weights, bosu ball, and TRX equipment.


                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 11:45am - Muscle Basics
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

                                                                                                                                                                            With a focus on core stabilization and balance, this class is perfect for older adults or those just starting an exercise program. Increase strength, power, and flexibility using hand weights, bosu ball, and TRX equipment.


                                                                                                                                                                            5:15pm - 6:05pm - Barre Flow
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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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:55am - Barre Flow
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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.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:30am - Horseback Riding: Kiddie Corral
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Horseback Riding, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25 per child; Children ages 2-7, with adult; Closed-toe shoes and long pants required; Meets at the Hilltop Corral)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 4:00pm - Western Horsemanship: Beginner Lessons
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            ($125 per person; 90 minutes; Ages 7 and up)

                                                                                                                                                                            Introducing western-style riding lessons for beginning students.   Instruction includes walking and trotting; grooming, haltering, and tacking; equine behavior; and ground safety. Lesson length is approximately 70 minutes, with 20 minutes of transportation time. Closed-toe shoes and long pants must be worn. Reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                            1 hour private lessons are also available by requests. 1 hour for groups of 1 or 2 riders, 90 minutes for groups of 3-4 riders. 

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 5:30pm - Western Horsemanship Lesson Series
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            ($125 per person; 120 minutes; Ages 7 and up)

                                                                                                                                                                            Introducing western-style riding lessons for beginning and intermediate students. Instruction includes walking and trotting; grooming, haltering, and tacking; equine behavior; and ground safety. Lesson length is approximately 100 minutes, with 20 minutes of transportation time.  Closed-toe shoes and long pants must be worn. Reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                            Beginning Level I class: Mondays

                                                                                                                                                                            Intermediate Level I class: Tuesdays

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Thursdays; 120 minutes; $125)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 9:00pm - Kids' Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:15am - 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our PBI Pros for this clinic covering the strokes and strategies of an effective net game, including the volley, half-volley, and overhead smash.

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary; All levels wlecome)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 9:00pm - S'mores
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Signature Activity

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - 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 - 10:30am - 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 - 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.


                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - 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.


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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary; All levels wlecome)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:30pm - 8:30pm - Winemaker Dinner Series: Chalone Vineyards
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Culinary, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (Dinner with wine pairing, $95; dinner only, $55; wine pairing, $55; meets in the Lodge Restaurant)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for this special prix fixe dinner hosted by our Executive Chef Tim Wood and Sommelier Dave Eriksen, in partnership with Chalone Vineyards. The Chef, Sommelier, and Winemaker will visit your table to chat about food, wine, and the art of libations. Reservations required. Call 831-620-6427 or 831-626-2599 for reservations and menu information.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.


                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 9:00pm - Kids' Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 5:00pm - 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. 24 Hour Courtesy Policy applies.


                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 4:00pm - Garden Harvest 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00pm - 4:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

                                                                                                                                                                            (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 - 11:30am - 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.


                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 9:00pm - Kids' Night Out
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 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.


                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 1:00pm - Ranch Hands Kids Camp
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Ranch Hands Kids Camp, Signature Activity

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 6:00pm - Hike: Sunset Hike
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activity

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:15pm - 6:45pm - Horseback Riding: Sunset Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            What’s more romantic than riding off into the sunset with your special someone? Explore the hillsides of Carmel Valley in the waning autumn light. Meet in the Lodge 10 minutes prior for your shuttle to the Corral. Reservations required.
                                                                                                                                                                            Western Horsemanship. 

                                                                                                                                                                            5:15pm - 6:45pm - Horseback Riding: Sunset Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            What’s more romantic than riding off into the sunset with your special someone? Explore the hillsides of Carmel Valley in the waning autumn light. Meet in the Lodge 10 minutes prior for your shuttle to the Corral. Reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:15pm - 6:45pm - Horseback Riding: Sunset Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Horseback Riding

                                                                                                                                                                            What’s more romantic than riding off into the sunset with your special someone? Explore the hillsides of Carmel Valley in the waning autumn light. Meet in the Lodge 10 minutes prior for your shuttle to the Corral. Reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                            12:00am - 11:55pm - Summary
                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:30pm - Signature Bee Experience
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            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.


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

                                                                                                                                                                            (Thursdays; 120 minutes; $125)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 5:00pm - 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. 24 Hour Courtesy Policy applies.


                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - 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.


                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 6:30pm - Horseback Riding: Sunset Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Horseback Riding

                                                                                                                                                                            What’s more romantic than riding off into the sunset with your special someone? Explore the hillsides of Carmel Valley in the waning autumn light. Meet in the Lodge 10 minutes prior for your shuttle to the Corral. Reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:45pm - 5:15pm - Horseback Riding: Sunset Ride
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Horseback Riding

                                                                                                                                                                            What’s more romantic than riding off into the sunset with your special someone? Explore the hillsides of Carmel Valley in the waning autumn light. Meet in the Lodge 10 minutes prior for your shuttle to the Corral. Reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                            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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