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April At The Ranch

DINING

ARTISANAL FLAVORS OF THE RANCH – VALLEY KITCHEN SUNDAY BRUNCH

omelette chefCome to Valley Kitchen to experience the farm-to-table bounty of The Ranch and Monterey County. Our culinary team will be on hand to dish out signature brunch items, including Chef Tim Wood’s butcher block favorites, Fisherman Jerry’s prawns, and artisanal smoked salmon. Enjoy endless prosecco and much more, all accompanied by live guitar music.

Served Sunday, 10:30a–2:00p; $75 adults, $35 ages 6-12, plus tax and gratuity; ages 5 and under complimentary.

For reservations and information, call 831.626.2599

LAZY WEEKENDS – SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE CLUBHOUSE

Kick back at the Golf Clubhouse and indulge in endless prosecco lavender mimosas while taking in emerald-green views of our world-class, Pete Dye-designed golf course. Brunch features delectable delights from the hen house egg station, a carving station, and many other buffet favorites. 11:00a–2:00p, $39.95 adults, $19.00 children ages 6-12, complimentary for children age 5 and under, plus tax and gratuity.

For reservations and information, call 831.626.2599

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT VALLEY KITCHEN

ValleyKitchenJoin us for cocktails or dinner at Valley Kitchen with live guitar music every Friday & Saturday from 7:00p to 11:00p.

 

 

BUTCHER BLOCK DINNER AT VALLEY KITCHEN

Introducing a new addition to our carefully crafted, sustainably sourced Butcher Block offerings from Chef Tim’s favorite local beef purveyor. This mouthwatering 28-ounce Tomahawk-cut (bone-in) steak is more than enough to share with that special someone and is served tableside by one of our Valley Kitchen Chefs.

For reservations and information, call 831.626.2599

FAMOUS IN THE GLASS

Taste some of the most sought-after limited release wines from our favorite labels, previously offered only by the bottle. Whether you’re an oenophile or a casual wine drinker, you’ll love sampling these world-famous wines.

 

WILDCRAFTED COCKTAILS

Raise a glass to the healing bounty of the Valley. Our new menu of hand-crafted beverages blends your favorite spirits with all-natural, beneficial ingredients from the plants and medicinal herbs grown on-property. Try our new Smoked Lavender Martinis.

 

YOUNG ADULT MENU

Teens get a taste of the Valley, too! We’re serving up flavorful, healthy dishes inspired by nature’s bounty, alongside kids’ favorite comfort foods.

 

 

IN-SUITE SUNSET MENU

Enjoy the last light of day on your own private deck, celebrating the good life with a bottle of Swing Pinot or Rosé, a plate of Carmel Valley Ranch cheeses, and other featured selections.

For reservations and information, call 831.626.2599 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/dining/valley-kitchen

 

RANCH NIGHT DINNERS

river ranchContinue the day’s fun down at River Ranch. Ease into evening in our “back yard” for a Ranch-style dinner. Enjoy family favorites including wood-fired pizza from our outdoor pizza oven, a pasta station, and seasonally themed buffets such as western barbeque grill. A la carte options are also available. Served Friday–Sunday, 5:00p–8:00p.

For reservations and information, call 831.626.2525

SPA AIYANA

JOURNEY INTO SPRING


Spring forward into the changing season, rejuvenating yourself after the long winter. Enjoy a marigold and tangerine body polish that thoroughly refreshes dry skin, followed by a customized massage, uplifting with sweet orange oil. The treatment ends with the Spa’s signature 25-minute HydraFacial. 75 minutes, $215

HERB GARDEN MANI OR PEDI


Your choice of a luxurious mani or pedi begins with herbal infusions to condition the skin, followed by a Mountain Arnica and Calendula scrub that promotes collagen synthesis. Gentle acupressure techniques relieve achy joints. Finally, your choice of polish tops off this special nail treatment. $50 for 45-minute manicure; $80 for 60-minute pedicure.

ETERNAL BLOSSOM COLLECTION

Herb Garden SpaThe word Aiyana, Native American for “eternal blossom,” provides the inspiration for our signature spa collection. The ingredient found in these sweet-smelling products is jasmine and orange-blossom oil, known to charm the senses and uplift the spirits. Each product contains all-natural ingredients harvested on-property. Swing by the Aiyana Shop and try them out!

  • Eternal Blossom Cream Polish Jojoba pearls in a creamy hydrating base, for a stimulating and soothing skin moisturizer.
  • Eternal Blossom Goat Milk Butter A super-rich, super-healing skin cream made with shea butter and goat milk extract.

For more information or to book a treatment, call 831.626.2586 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/spa

GOLF

“STAY AND PLAY” GOLF CLINIC

Attend a 30-minute Golf Clinic with one of our PGA pros during your stay. Offered Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1:00PM, each clinic covers a different part of the game. $20 per person; complimentary with same-day round of golf.

  • Tuesday - Chipping
  • Wednesday - Putting
  • Thursday - Bunkers
  • Friday - Short Irons
  • Saturday - Full Swing 

PRIVATE GOLF ACADEMY

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, private instruction is the best way to improve your game quickly. A typical day includes 2 hours working on your full swing, 1 hour dedicated to the short game, lunch with your instructor, and a 9-hole playing lesson. One day, $895; two days, $1,495; three days, $1,995; four days, $2,395

For more information, call 831.620.6406 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/golf

NIGHT GOLF

Traveling with a group? Enjoy a little friendly competition after dark with this hitting contest using glow-in-the-dark golf balls and lit-up targets on the driving range. $2,400 for 1 hitting station + target; $4,200 for 2 hitting stations + 2 targets. Includes all equipment.

For more information or to book a tee time, call 831.620.6406 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/golf

TWILIGHT GOLF SPECIAL

Guests at The Ranch can enjoy a round of golf after 1:00PM for only $115. Includes cart, rental set, range balls, and sleeve of playing balls.

For more information or to book a tee time, call 831.620.6406 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/golf 

ACTIVITIES

KITES ON THE WIND

little girlDiscover the pure enjoyment of kites in flight! Join our Activity Fun-gineers for an afternoon of building, decorating, and flying your own kite. We provide the basic kit and instruction; you provide the creative flair. All ages welcome; parents are encouraged to make it a family affair for the little ones. 60 minutes;? $35 per kite. Ages 7 & under with adult

THE AMAZING WORLD OF BEES

beesExperience the ancient magic of beekeeping through the lens of Beekeeper Mariah McDonald and the Carmel Valley Ranch Bees! The Amazing World of Bees will delight the imagination and the senses as you experience beekeeping at its fullest - from hive science demonstrations to honey extractions, and more.

Each class will begin in the Organic Garden with a hive science discussion and demonstration, and then we’ll suit up and head into the Apiary! New hive installations will closely draw the connections between plants and herbs, pollen and pollinators. Guests will finish up the class with a refreshing glass of Honey Lavender Lemonade and tastes of honey from specific hives, infused with the flavors of the herbs growing nearby.  

RANCH HANDS KIDS’ CAMP

Inviting all Junior Wranglers, ages 6 to 12! Join us for a fresh take on a Carmel Valley Ranch Classic. Each day includes a structured schedule of educational play, outdoor adventure, and themed programming. Camp is offered Saturdays and Sundays year-round, and daily throughout Spring Break 2018, summer months, and holiday periods. Half-day $105, Full-day $125

Daily Schedule:
9:00a - Welcome Circle Time
9:30a - Pool Time and Splash Zone Games
11:00a - Outside free play with organized games, team sports, and solo play options
11:30a - Lunch
12:00p - Daily Theme Activity*
1:30p - Circle Time with Camp Songs and Games
  --2:00p End of Half Day--
2:00p - Snack Time
2:30p - Arts & Crafts
3:15p - Organic Garden Walk, Outside Free Play, or Swimming
4:30p - Ranch Hands Round-Up
5:00p - Farewell

*Sample Themes:

  • Nature Rocks!  A naturalist-led hike on the Horseshoe Trail in search of interesting wildlife
  • Tennis Time A one-hour group lesson with the PBI Tennis Pros
  • Magic of The Ranch Magic class with Will, the Official Magician of The Ranch
  • The Bees’ Knees  A trip to the Apiary to peek into the hives and learn about pollinators
  • Junior Archery Ready, aim, fire! A special Kids’ Camp archery program
  • Let's Get Crafty  Making specialty crafts in the Art Studio, including beeswax candles and bath bombs

SUSTAINABLE WILDCRAFTING

Building on the concept of foraging, wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting potent and unusual plants from their native habitats in a way that maintains the growth and health of the species. Wildcrafting brings us back to the days when our survival depended on protecting the land. Mushrooms, herbs, and other plants have long been sought-after ingredients for both medicine and cuisine. In this class, mycologist and western herbalist Mariah McDonald and wildcrafter Spencer Jones will take you out to explore our secret gardens and hillsides in search of ingredients for creating nourishing food, teas, and tinctures. 90 minutes, $75. Private classes available for $95 per person with a 10-guest minimum.

NOCK, DRAW, LOOSE! ARCHERY AT THE RANCH

archery girlJoin us down on the River Lawn to learn the basic techniques behind the ancient sport of archery, using classic recurve bows. Our adult class* (90 minutes, age 12+) focuses on skills and competition. Youth Archery (60 minutes, ages 7-11) includes skill-building exercises and games to keep it fun and engaging. Parents may leave children in our care and return at the end of the session. $50 per person.
* Archery is a serious sport with certain levels of risk, so please arrive before attending Happy Hour!

Space is limited. Please call Activities to book your spot today! 831.626.2577. A 24-hour courtesy policy applies.