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                                                                                                                                                                          Weekly Activities

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                                                                                                                                                                            December 01, 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                            7:30am - 8:20am - BodyPump
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Wednesdays, our Golf professionals focus on putting. They'lll teach you the art of reading greens and will also assist you with distance control, which is key to lowering your score. Please note that a 2-person minimum is necessary to hold each clinic. 2-hour advance registration is required.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Short Irons
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Fridays, our Golf Professionals will show you how to lower your score by hitting crisp iron shots. Please note that a 2-person minimum is necessary to hold each clinic. 2-hour advance registration is required.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Chipping
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 11:50am - Outdoor Hatha Yoga
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:00am - Mixed Liveball 3.0+
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $20 per Member, $25 per Resort Guest, $30 per Day Guest)
                                                                                                                                                                            A fun, competitive drill session that features 'live' point play. For one hour, participants play doubles (without serves & returns) while using a Champ/Challenger of the court format. Great for men & women 3.0+ that want to improve their game and fitness levels!

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)This class combines fluidity and breath awareness with traditional yoga asana for a mindful, grounded practice. Expect to move, breathe and be challenged. Previous yoga experience is suggested.

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Thursday, our Golf Professionals will go over Bunker shots ,the easiest shots in golf. They will show you the set-up and the correct ball position. A 2-person minimum is required to hold each clinic; 2-hour advance registration is required. All levels welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 1:30pm - Golf Clinic: Full Swing
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; $20)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch offers clinics on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with a different aspect of the game covered each day. On Saturdy, our Golf Professionals will teach you the grip, stance, posture, and keys to swinging properly time and time again. A 2-person minimum is required to hold each clinic; 2-hour advance registration is required. All levels welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:30am - Finding Flora
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $35 Adults, $25 Ages 12 & Under; Recommended for Ages 8+)

                                                                                                                                                                            Learn about the natural beauty of Carmel Valley. On a stroll around The Ranch, our naturalist will teach you how to identify native plants and how to sketch and press them. We’ll provide what you need to start your own herbarium notebook.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:45pm - HIIT N Hills
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            This class will focus on a burn and build format. Experienced riders will be challenged with high intensity drills for the burn followed by resistance for the build.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:50am - Yoga Power Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)This class combines fluidity and breath awareness with traditional yoga asana for a mindful, grounded practice. Expect to move, breathe and be challenged. Previous yoga experience is suggested.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 12:30pm - Horseback Rides at the Beach
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Equestrian, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minute ride; $140 per person; riders age 7 & up)

                                                                                                                                                                            Venture out to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and ride one of our agreeable horses with the salt air and spray on the wind. Take in the beauty of shore birds in flight as you wind your way along lush, plant-covered sand dunes. In a short time you find yourself on a beautiful beach along the shoreline located at the heart of the Monterey Bay. Most days offer stunning views from Santa Cruz to Monterey. Our shuttle drivers will transport you from The Ranch to the beach, and back again after your invigorating ride. Please meet at the Activities Desk in the hotel Lobby, shuttle leaves promptly 15 minutes after start time.

                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00am - 6:50am - Cardio Sculpt
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            Ropes, cycling, and other cardio boosting exercises for 25 minutes followed by 25 minutes of TRX, Barre, and Bootcamp mixed together.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00pm - 7:00pm - Movement & Meditation
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 Minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)
                                                                                                                                                                            Awaken the body, mind, breath connection, release tension, increase vitality, and embody the potent power from within.

                                                                                                                                                                            8:30am - 10:00am - Hike: Ridge View
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; 12 and younger with adult; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)


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

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 7:00pm - Taco Night
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            ($15 per person)
                                                                                                                                                                            Taco Tuesdays takes The Ranch by storm! Come on down to the River Ranch for authentic tacos with all the fixin’s, happy hour margaritas and Mexican Beer. Olé!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist on a leisurely, family-friendly walk to enjoy stunning views of The Ranch as you learn about our 500-acre playground. Furry friends welcome! Easy-to-moderate difficulty.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            8:05am - 8:35am - Yoga Power Flow
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (75 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the River Ranch Movement Studio)This class combines fluidity and breath awareness with traditional yoga asana for a mindful, grounded practice. Expect to move, breathe and be challenged. Previous yoga experience is suggested.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 11:00am - Grazing with the Goats
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; Under 12 with adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Come spend some time at The Goat Barn in our Organic
                                                                                                                                                                            Garden and greet our Swiss Saanen Goats, the newest
                                                                                                                                                                            members of the Carmel Valley Ranch family! Greet three
                                                                                                                                                                            generations of the same goat family while learning about
                                                                                                                                                                            their contributions to the Valley Kitchen.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes with drop-in hours; Complimentary; All ages; Meets at the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Farmer Mark Marino in our beautiful Organic Garden, and learn all about the organic farming program that provides our Restaurant and Spa with delicious and organic ingredients. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. The third Saturday of the month will feature an interactive gardening class. Come get your hands dirty!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–240 minutes; $20/hour per child; Ages 2-5; Meets in the Activity Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Perfect for our youngest campers who might not want to be away from Mom or Dad for an entire day or half-day. The Busy Bees program is available on an hourly basis from 9:00a to 5:00p. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            This class integrates interval training, isometrics, and the science of physical therapy. Call the River Ranch at 831.626.2525 (Ext. 525) the night before to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

                                                                                                                                                                            7:00am - 7:25am - Core Fit
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (25 minutes; Complimentary)


                                                                                                                                                                            Improve core strength, stability, and posture! Condition abdominal, lower back and pelvic muscles through a variety of stabilization, body weight and free weight exercises designed to challenge, tone, and chisel your midsection.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Complimentary)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 9:50am - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            6:00am - 6:50am - R.I.P.P.E.D
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary; All levels welcome)


                                                                                                                                                                            This total body, high-intensity program masterfully combines the components of Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance, along with Diet suggestions, to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (40 minutes; Complimentary)


                                                                                                                                                                            Circuit Training is a high volume (repetition), low resistance (weight) workout with short rest intervals and is geared primarily at improving muscle tone and definition, while improving overall cardiovascular fitness. This workout involves all major muscle groups (stations) in one continuous cycle, alternating between different areas to allow for muscle recovery.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:15pm - 6:05pm - Super Sculpt
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

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

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Ages 6 and older welcome; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse) 

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

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Organic Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; Under 12 with adult; Meets at the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Where can you feed chickens, chase butterflies, pick herbs, taste salt crystals, and discover how last night's salad sprouted to life? It's all happening in the Organic Garden! Enjoy a leisurely guided walk to learn more about this magicial place, where every season brings new things to see, do and learn. 

                                                                                                                                                                            2:00pm - 3:00pm - Wine Tasting in Valley Kitchen
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25 per person; 21 years old and older; Meets at the  Valley Kitchen Restaurant in the Lodge)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Ages 6 and older welcome; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse) 

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

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                             

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:30am - 12:00pm - Tennis Clinic: Ball Machine Drill/Video
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $30/Members, $40/Guest)
                                                                                                                                                                            This drill session is for all levels of players. The drill session is a combination of drills, instruction, video, and cardio. Get a great workout while improving your game!

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 11:30pm - Tennis Drills: 3+ the PBI Pro
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $30)

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

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 10:00am - Tennis Clinic: Serve and Return Game
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Tennis

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; $25)
                                                                                                                                                                            The two most important shots in tennis are the serve and return of serve. This class covers the techniques of both and simplifies the fundamentals and strategies behind each of them.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            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 techniques of the strokes as well as 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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes, $20/Member $25/Resort $30/Day Guest)

                                                                                                                                                                            This is a high-energy program with players having the opportunity to get their heart rate up while hitting lots of tennis balls. Drills are set up to get people warmed up first and then moved into their training heart rate zone followed by a cool down period. 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Self-guided geocaching packets, including GPS units, are also available for rental. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 welcome.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            8:00am - 8:50am - Power Sculpt
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            Designed to increase musclar endurance, this class uses a variety of free weight exercises that increase your power with high repetitions to sculpt and strengthen muscles. 

                                                                                                                                                                            11:15am - 12:05pm - Fundamental Core
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                            (50 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Designed to benefit all levels and focuses on core training to build better posture, improve flexibility, and stretch the entire body.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:15pm - 5:45pm - 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            4:00pm - 5:00pm - Hike: Sunset Point
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary) Explore our beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                            property in the waning light, taking in panoramic
                                                                                                                                                                            views of Carmel Valley and the ocean in the
                                                                                                                                                                            distance on this hike up to the Hilltop Corral above
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. It’s the perfect way to end the week—
                                                                                                                                                                            and start your vacation! Easy to moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 9:00pm - S'mores
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (5:00p–9:00p, every night; Complimentary; Meets by the Lodge Pool firepit)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60-90 minutes; Complimentary)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Birding Expert on an informative hike in search of The Ranch's flightiest residents - the seasonal and year-round birds flitting, soaring, singing, chirping, and strutting around the property. We'll supply the binoculars; you bring your eagle-eye and patience. Beginners welcome!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 per person; Age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Chicken Chat! The Hens of Carmel Valley Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Under 12 with adult; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Come meet our pluckiest residents of The Ranch—a brood of Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, Black Marans, Americaunas, and Sussex chickens. Learn what these lovely ladies eat, how they spend their time, and more. Don’t forget your cameras, because the hens do like to entertain us with their antics! Children under 12 welcome, accompanied by adult.

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($125 per child for a full-day, $80 per child for a half-day; Ages 6-12; meets at the Activity Cottage at River Ranch)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Upcycled Art Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                             (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35; Ages 12 and under with adult; Recommended for ages 5+)

                                                                                                                                                                            Be a part of the Ranch’s sustainability initiative and bring home your own upcycled masterpiece! Upcycling is more than just recycling; it’s about renewal and reinvigoration. Join us and get to work transforming tired materials into fresh and stylish products or pieces of art. October’s autumnal themed workshop will feature upcycled wine bottles and corks in a celebration of our harvest month

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–240 minutes; $20/hour per child; Ages 2-5; Meets in the Activity Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Perfect for our youngest campers who might not want to be away from Mom or Dad for an entire day or half-day. The Busy Bees program is available on an hourly basis from 9:00a to 5:00p. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 per person; Age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 per adult, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Come relax and engage your inner mixed-media artist. We’ll provide beads and findings. Our instructors will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                            necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Space is limited.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes, $20/Member $25/Resort $30/Day Guest)

                                                                                                                                                                            This is a high-energy program with players having the opportunity to get their heart rate up while hitting lots of tennis balls. Drills are set up to get people warmed up first and then moved into their training heart rate zone followed by a cool down period. 

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Ages 10 & up; Member $30 per day/Guests $35 per day; Advance registration required)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (45 minutes; Ages 5-6; Members $12 per day/Guests $15 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Ages 7–9; Member $17 per day/Guests $20 per day;Advance 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:30pm - 6:30pm - Fireside Fun With The Naturalist
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities


                                                                                                                                                                            (Fridays; 60 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist at the s’mores pit for Nature Show & Tell, marshmallow roasting tips, and more!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (180 minutes; $60 per person including dinner; Ages 2-12; Meets at the River Ranch Activities Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Every night we offer a special Kids’ Night Out program, where children age 4-12 will order dinner, play games, participate in themed crafts, watch a movie & enjoy time with new friends! $60 per child, dinner included. Please drop children off at the River Ranch.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Bath Bomb Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 per adult, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)

                                                                                                                                                                             Engage your senses in this indulgent workshop. You will create your own custom bath bomb from ingredients including muscle-soothing salts, creamy shea butter, and lavender essential oil harvested here at The Ranch. Your best bath ever is waiting!

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

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

                                                                                                                                                                             (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35; Ages 12 and under with adult; Recommended for ages 5+)

                                                                                                                                                                            Be a part of the Ranch’s sustainability initiative and bring home your own upcycled masterpiece! Upcycling is more than just recycling; it’s about renewal and reinvigoration. Join us and get to work transforming tired materials into fresh and stylish products or pieces of art. October’s autumnal themed workshop will feature upcycled wine bottles and corks in a celebration of our harvest month

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Beeswax Candle Making Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary, Lodge)
                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrate the season with a different traditional holiday cookie on each night leading to Christmas. These homemade delights come from old family recipes gathered from our talented and multinational Ranch Team. Sample the goodies while you read about the people and stories behind them.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary, Lodge)
                                                                                                                                                                            Gather around with your fellow Ranchers for a steaming cup of hot cider, and exchange memories of your day.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Bath Bomb Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 per adult, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)

                                                                                                                                                                             Engage your senses in this indulgent workshop. You will create your own custom bath bomb from ingredients including muscle-soothing salts, creamy shea butter, and lavender essential oil harvested here at The Ranch. Your best bath ever is waiting!

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                            5:00pm - 6:00pm - Hanukkah Celebration with Rabbi Bruce
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (Complimentary, 60 min, Clubhouse)

                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrate with us! Members and guests of all faiths are welcome. Help us light the Menorah and celebrate the Festival of Lights with games, crafts, songs, followed by complimentary Hanukkah treats. Carmel Valley's own Rabbi Bruce will be on hand to tell the wondrous story of the miracle of Chanukah.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:30pm - 5:00pm - Artisanal Cheese Tasting
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50, Ages 12 & up)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for a true farm to table experience with master cheesemaker Charlie Cascio. You’ll start by greeting our goats in the Organic Garden and end with grazing on
                                                                                                                                                                            goat cheese accompanied by wine in the Valley Kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Upcycled Art Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                             (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35; Ages 12 and under with adult; Recommended for ages 5+)

                                                                                                                                                                            Be a part of the Ranch’s sustainability initiative and bring home your own upcycled masterpiece! Upcycling is more than just recycling; it’s about renewal and reinvigoration. Join us and get to work transforming tired materials into fresh and stylish products or pieces of art. October’s autumnal themed workshop will feature upcycled wine bottles and corks in a celebration of our harvest month

                                                                                                                                                                            1:30pm - 3:00pm - Archery: Beginner Class
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50 per person; Age 12 and up; Meets at the River Lawn)

                                                                                                                                                                            Nock, draw, loose! Archery comes to The Ranch with a “twang.” Learn this ancient sport from our master instructors at our new target shooting practice area on the River Lawn.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information. 24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (180 minutes; $60 per person including dinner; Ages 2-12; Meets at the River Ranch Activities Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Every night we offer a special Kids’ Night Out program, where children age 4-12 will order dinner, play games, participate in themed crafts, watch a movie & enjoy time with new friends! $60 per child, dinner included. Please drop children off at the River Ranch.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:30pm - Bee Experience
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Beekeeping, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $75 Adults, $50 Age 6 to 12; Ages 6 and older welcome; Meets at the Golf Clubhouse) 

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

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Chicken Chat! The Hens of Carmel Valley Ranch
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Under 12 with adult; Meets in the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Come meet our pluckiest residents of The Ranch—a brood of Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, Black Marans, Americaunas, and Sussex chickens. Learn what these lovely ladies eat, how they spend their time, and more. Don’t forget your cameras, because the hens do like to entertain us with their antics! Children under 12 welcome, accompanied by adult.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60–240 minutes; $20/hour per child; Ages 2-5; Meets in the Activity Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Perfect for our youngest campers who might not want to be away from Mom or Dad for an entire day or half-day. The Busy Bees program is available on an hourly basis from 9:00a to 5:00p. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                                                                            ($125 per child for a full-day, $80 per child for a half-day; Ages 6-12; meets at the Activity Cottage at River Ranch)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            8:30am - 10:00am - Hike: Ridge View
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; Complimentary; 12 and younger with adult; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)


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

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 10:30am - Organic Garden Tour
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (30 minutes; Complimentary; Under 12 with adult; Meets at the Organic Garden)

                                                                                                                                                                            Where can you feed chickens, chase butterflies, pick herbs, taste salt crystals, and discover how last night's salad sprouted to life? It's all happening in the Organic Garden! Enjoy a leisurely guided walk to learn more about this magicial place, where every season brings new things to see, do and learn. 

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary; Meets at the Activities Desk in the Lodge Lobby)

                                                                                                                                                                            Join our Naturalist on a leisurely, family-friendly walk to enjoy stunning views of The Ranch as you learn about our 500-acre playground. Furry friends welcome! Easy-to-moderate difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 12:30pm - Golf Junior Camp: Winter Session
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; $75 Clubhouse Members, $85 Ranch Members, $95 Resort Guests)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch is now offering Junior Camps for the winter season. Please contact the Golf Department, at (831) 620-6406, for reservations and further information.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Gingerbread House Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Food & Wine, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $50 per house)
                                                                                                                                                                            Come get your hands sticky and build an enchanting gingerbread house! We provide the candies, frosting, and gingerbread—you provide the creativity and perseverance. This is recommended as a family project. Advance reservations required. This class will sell out!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $65 adults, $50 12 & under)
                                                                                                                                                                            Presenting the 5th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea! This event combines performance, participation, storytelling, and even sword fighting. Meet the young stars of Dance Kids of Monterey’s The Nutcracker, and learn a scene from the famous ballet. Tea will be served, with complimentary champagne for the adults. A portion of the proceeds goes to Dance Kids of Monterey County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing local youth with dance and theater arts opportunities.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Bath Bomb Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 per adult, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)

                                                                                                                                                                             Engage your senses in this indulgent workshop. You will create your own custom bath bomb from ingredients including muscle-soothing salts, creamy shea butter, and lavender essential oil harvested here at The Ranch. Your best bath ever is waiting!

                                                                                                                                                                            Class size is limited, reservations recommended.  Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.  24-Hour Courtesy Policy applies.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (180 minutes; $60 per person including dinner; Ages 2-12; Meets at the River Ranch Activities Cottage)

                                                                                                                                                                            Every night we offer a special Kids’ Night Out program, where children age 4-12 will order dinner, play games, participate in themed crafts, watch a movie & enjoy time with new friends! $60 per child, dinner included. Please drop children off at the River Ranch.

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 12:00pm - Goin' on a Santa Hunt! Family Scavenger Hunt
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Children's Programs, Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; $50 per family)
                                                                                                                                                                            Santa Claus has come to the Ranch—catch him if you can! Enjoy a family-friendly scavenger hunt around the property, using clues that lead you from Elf to Elf to Santa himself! We’ll also be offering family portraits with the big man himself, plus crafts, snacks, and more! Please RSVP by calling the Activities Office at 831-626-2577.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            Gather around for a very Ranchy tradition. Read by one of our own Ranch Hands, the classic tale of magic and wonder comes to life on this winter afternoon by the warmth of the Lobby hearth. No reservations necessary.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (120 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join us in the Lodge for a holiday tradition. Local singing groups will serenade us with holiday classics, and everyone is invited to sing along!

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

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 11:30am - Holiday Burn Off Hike
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            After celebrating the Holidays, get out there and burn off that stuffing! Join us for one of our longer and more strenuous hikes, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Carmel River Valley. Recommended for adults and children over the age of 12. Pet friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate to challenging difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            11:00am - 12:00pm - Upcycled Art Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                             (60 minutes; $50 Adults, $35; Ages 12 and under with adult; Recommended for ages 5+)

                                                                                                                                                                            Be a part of the Ranch’s sustainability initiative and bring home your own upcycled masterpiece! Upcycling is more than just recycling; it’s about renewal and reinvigoration. Join us and get to work transforming tired materials into fresh and stylish products or pieces of art. October’s autumnal themed workshop will feature upcycled wine bottles and corks in a celebration of our harvest month

                                                                                                                                                                            10:00am - 12:30pm - Golf Junior Camp: Winter Session
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Golf Clinics

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; $75 Clubhouse Members, $85 Ranch Members, $95 Resort Guests)

                                                                                                                                                                            The Golf Academy at The Ranch is now offering Junior Camps for the winter season. Please contact the Golf Department, at (831) 620-6406, for reservations and further information.

                                                                                                                                                                            1:00pm - 2:30pm - Artisanal Cheese Tasting
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                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Food & Wine, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (90 minutes; $50, Ages 12 & up)
                                                                                                                                                                            Join us for a true farm to table experience with master cheesemaker Charlie Cascio. You’ll start by greeting our goats in the Organic Garden and end with grazing on
                                                                                                                                                                            goat cheese accompanied by wine in the Valley Kitchen.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Self-guided geocaching packets, including GPS units, are also available for rental. Contact the Activities Office at 831.626.2577 or activities@carmelvalleyranch.com for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Beeswax Candle Making Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Experiential Workshops, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $50 Adults, $35 Ages 12 & under w/ adult)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create a custom candle using the natural bounty of
                                                                                                                                                                            The Ranch. Select an essential oil—including our own
                                                                                                                                                                            lavender oil—and combine it with herbs and blossoms
                                                                                                                                                                            from the Organic Garden. Sink it all in hot wax to create
                                                                                                                                                                            a memento of your stay here. Space is limited. Please
                                                                                                                                                                            register at least two hours in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                            3:00pm - 4:00pm - Mask Masking for the New Year's Masquerade
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (60 mins; $35 Adults, $25 Ages 12 & under)
                                                                                                                                                                            Create your own holiday mask for the New Year's Masquerade Party! No New Year's Party is complete without a bejeweled, diamond studded crown with multi-colored glitter sequencing.

                                                                                                                                                                            9:00am - 11:30am - Holiday Burn Off Hike
                                                                                                                                                                            More Info »
                                                                                                                                                                            Event Type: Holiday Events, Outdoor Adventure, Signature Activities

                                                                                                                                                                            (150 minutes; Complimentary)
                                                                                                                                                                            After celebrating the Holidays, get out there and burn off that stuffing! Join us for one of our longer and more strenuous hikes, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Carmel River Valley. Recommended for adults and children over the age of 12. Pet friendly for seasoned trail dogs. Moderate to challenging difficulty.

                                                                                                                                                                            A 24-HOUR COURTESY POLICY APPLIES.

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

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