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August at the Ranch

BOTANICAL BOUNTY

BLEND YOUR OWN HERBAL TEA

Join us in the Organic Garden for a unique sensory experience as we taste, touch, smell, and learn about the aromatic and potent plants growing around us. Our Wildcrafter will introduce you to medicinal herbs that have been used to heal the mind, body, and spirit for millennia. On your stroll through the beds, you’ll pick fresh flowers and leaves to make a brew to sip along the way. Then you’ll combine your own array of dried herbs for a tea blend to take home.

60 minutes; $55; under 12 with an adult; recommended for ages 6+.

Call 831.626.2577 to book your spot today. For a complete listing of activities, stop by the Lodge to pick up a Weekly Activity Calendar, or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/event-calendar.

 

DINING

VALLEY KITCHEN HIGHLIGHTS

Introducing Chef Wood’s Summer Catch from Fisherman Jerry, with garden zucchini, heirloom tomato, gnocchi, and fennel-basil olive oil. For vegetarians, it doesn’t get any more summer than the Morning Farmers Market Risotto with peas, grilled corn, sweet peppers, herb salad, and our signature herb chimichurri. Meat lovers will want to try the new Butcher Block Dinner, featuring rosemary rack of lamb with our Ranch garden verbena jus.

For information or reservations, call 831.626.2599.

 

FAMILY NIGHT RANCH DINNERS

Continue the day’s fun down at River Ranch. Ease into evening with dinner in our own “backyard,” featuring:

  • Tuesday – Tacos
  • Friday – Wood-Fired Pizza Night
  • Saturday – All-American Barbecue
  • Sunday – Fajita Night

5:00p–8:00p; $15–$25 + tax & gratuity, based on menu; $12–$16 ages 12 and under; on Saturday and Sunday, ages 5 and under complimentary. A la carte options available. No reservations required; for information, call 831.626.2525.

 

CLUBHOUSE & PATIO

Enjoy comfort food, refreshments, and sweeping views of the golf course from our Clubhouse Restaurant.


DAILY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
For a laid-back start to the day, the Clubhouse offers a casual breakfast daily 7:30a–11:00a and lunch 11:00a–3:00p.

LAZY SUNDAY BRUNCH
Kick back at the Golf Clubhouse with endless lavender-prosecco mimosas and emerald-green views. Brunch features the Hen House Egg Station, a carving station, and other favorites.
Sundays, 10:30a–2:00p; $39.95 adults, $19.00 ages 6-12, plus tax and gratuity; ages 5 and under complimentary. For reservations and information, call 831.626.2599.

SUNSET HAPPY HOUR
Embrace our local tap beers, from Blond to IPA, and Carmel Valley wines by the glass. Enjoy $5 assorted sliders, including Natural Angus Beef with Tomato Jam, Crispy Chicken with Sriracha Ranch Dressing, and Mediterranean Portobello Mushroom.

Served Monday–Friday, 3:30p–7:00p. Also available to go.

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

WHAT'S THE BUZZ?

In this creative activity for children ages 3-7, we make a beeline for the River Ranch Lawn and step into the lives of The Ranch’s tiniest artisans—honeybees. Kids explore what it’s like to be a bee through a series of interactive and educational games. From body identification to swarming to pollination to honey production, your little one will fly away with an exciting new understanding of the amazing world of bees.

Thursday & Saturday; 10:00a-11:00a; $70; parents may leave their children in our care during the activity.

 

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT, WESTERN-STYLE

Calling all cowpokes, ages 2–12! Grab your bandana, put on your sheriff’s badge, and gather around the hay bales for some good old-fashioned western storytelling. A taste of old-time Carmel Valley for the kids while the parents enjoy grownup time! After listening to tales of the Wild West, we’ll mosey on back to the 21st century with dinner, movies, arts and crafts, air hockey, and more.

Nightly 6:00p–9:00p; $70; price includes dinner.

 

RANCH HANDS KIDS CAMP

Inviting all Junior Wranglers, ages 6–12! Join us for a fresh take on a Carmel Valley Ranch classic, brought to you by our talented and entertaining Kids Camp counselors. Each day includes educational play, outdoor adventure, and a signature activity such as hiking with the Naturalist, tennis with the Pro, a visit to the Apiary, or a stroll through the Organic Garden to visit our hens and nanny goats.

Daily; $105 for half-day (9:00a–2:00p), $125 for full-day (9:00a–5:00p); includes lunch for half- and full-day sessions.

 

BUSY BEES

Perfect for our youngest campers, ages 2–5. This program is available on an hourly basis and provides fun, educational indoor and outdoor activities. A parent must be available for a diaper change, if needed.

Daily 9:00a–5:00p; $25/hour per child; lunch available for additional charge.

Call 831.626.2577 to book your spot today. A 24-hour courtesy policy applies. For a complete listing of activities, stop by the Lodge to pick up a Weekly Activity Calendar, or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/event-calendar.

 

SPA AIYANA

FLOWER SOJOURN

The healing warmth of summer continues at Spa Aiyana, with jasmine and orange blossoms to charm your senses and lift your spirits. During your massage, a fine, luxurious mist of pure flower hydro-sols falls onto your skin like a fragrant breath and blends with oil to create a natural, hydrating lotion. Then restore vitality with a fruity enzyme facial, followed by a dip in our poolside infinity hot tub to wash away your worries.

105 minutes, $218 (regular $310); 20% service charge is excluded and calculated on non-discounted rate. Available August 1–31. Offer cannot be combined with any other special. 

EXPRESS MANI-PEDI

A precise file, buff, and cuti-care for your fingers and toes, topped off with the polish of your choice. We proudly offer a full variety of Vinylux so you can choose your perfect color. Add shellac to your service to guarantee summer nails all month long!

75-minute mani-pedi, $95; 15-minute shellac application, $25

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

 

GOLF

“STAY AND PLAY” GOLF CLINIC - $20*

Attend a 30-minute Golf Clinic with one of our PGA Pros. Offered Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1:00p. Each clinic covers a different part of the game:

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

*Complimentary with same-day round of golf.

TWILIGHT GOLF SPECIAL - $115

Resort guests can tee-off anytime after 1:00p and enjoy a late round of golf for only $115 per person. Includes cart, rental set, range balls, and sleeve of playing balls.

 

 

HALF-DAY SCHOOL

This program focuses on scoring, with instruction in full swing, short irons, chipping, and putting. Call the Golf Shop at 831.620.6406 to schedule your session.

$375 per person; 10:00a–12:30p 

 

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

Whether you’re an aspiring tournament player or a beginning golfer, we personalize our instruction to accommodate your needs.

PRIVATE LESSON WITH DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION
Half hour: $75
One hour:  $150

PRIVATE LESSON WITH GOLF ACADEMY STAFF
Half hour: $60
One hour with video instruction: $120

ON-COURSE PLAYING LESSONS
The best way to improve your game is to get on the course! We’ll work on course management, club selection, visualization, and the mental side of the game.
9 holes: $250 per person + twilight green fee
18 holes: $480 per person + twilight green fee

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