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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.


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.

  • Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course, an 18-hole championship golf course and driving range, designed by Pete Dye

  • Nine court tennis complex including seven resurfaced hard courts and two clay courts, plus a "sport court"

  • Valley Kitchen offering delicious meals prepared from local ingredients

  • The Adventure Kitchen, home to hands-on cooking demonstrations and ongoing "Ranch Chef" competitions

  • Two sundrenched outdoor salt-water swimming pools. One is an adults-only infinity pool and hot tub (16 years of age +) and the other is a family-friendly junior Olympic sized swimming pool 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

  • Scenic hiking and running trails winding through nearly 500 lush acres of resort grounds

  • Sustainable four-acre pinot noir vineyard, year-round organic garden with chicken coop, and a world-class bee apiary where our guests can don protective suits and engage with the hives

  • Ranch Hand Kids Camps are designed by certified school teachers, provides just enough structure to inspire and initiate unforgettable experiences, yet plenty of freedom for young minds to be creative and put their imagination to work.

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.