It's simple: the desire to get away is not just about decompressing (of course, decompressing can be fun, too). But getting away is also about having new experiences and trying new things. It's about getting out of our comfort zones, or indulging in them completely. Play at Carmel Valley Ranch has the ability to reinvigorate. It's fun, but it's also sophisticated. It allows you to see things—work, family, life—in a new way. Playing here makes you feel human again.
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Play is universal, but it's certainly not one-size-fits-all. That's why our Carmel luxury resort is located on 500 of the most beautiful acres you'll find. It's enough room to let everyone rediscover, get to know, and indulge their inner child—from world-class golf and great hiking trails to facilities just for kids and some of the best meeting spaces around.
18-hole championship golf course and driving range, designed by Pete Dye
Tennis complex including 6 hard courts and 2 Har-Tru clay courts
Valley Kitchen Restaurant, offering delicious meals prepared from local ingredients
The Adventure Kitchen, home to garden-to-table cooking demonstrations
3 sundrenched outdoor salt-water swimming pools, including 2 adult-only (ages 16+) with infinity hot tub, and one family-friendly junior Olympic-sized with hot tub, outdoor shower and splash zone
Full service Spa Aiyana offering a full menu of treatments
Fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment and daily complimentary fitness classes
Scenic hiking and running trails traversing 500 oak-studded acres of resort grounds
Hilltop corral offering trail rides and our signature Equine Perspective
Sustainable four-acre pinot noir vineyard, year-round organic garden with chicken coop and salt house, and a world-class bee apiary where our guests can don protective suits and engage with the hives
Ranch Hand Kids Camp, Busy Bees and Kids' Night Out, designed by professional educators to provide just enough structure to inspire and initiate unforgettable experiences, yet the freedom for young minds to create and explore
A 500-acre layout—along with the River Ranch, our "resort within a resort"—allows for both "Children at Heart" and "Children at Play" to coexist like at no other resort. And we always welcome the most playful family members of all, our four-legged friends.