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July at the Ranch

SPECIAL EVENTS

LAVENDER HARVEST FESTIVAL

A not-to-be-missed celebration featuring lavender harvesting and distillation demos; lavender-inspired culinary dishes and cocktails; tastings of honey from our hives; samples of sea salt from our Salt House paired with Swank Farms watermelon and stone fruits; and do-it-yourself lavender sachets, flower crowns, eye pillows and other crafts. Meet the Ranch Artisans, chat with the chickens, and greet our Swiss Saanen dairy goats. Live entertainment is provided by The Dave Holodiloff Jazz trio. Fun in the sun for the whole family!

 Chef Tim Wood’s foodie-friendly menu will include:

  • Build-your-own street tacos with Monterey Bay fish, slow-roasted kurobuta pork, heirloom salsa, and traditional accompaniments
  • Tequila-lavender cured wild king salmon croutons with honey Dijon mustard
  • Heirloom tomatoes and burrata with basil fresh from the garden
  • Swank Farms Morning Harvest summer vegetables with spicy sriracha dressing, cucumber raita sauce, and other dipping options
  • Honey-lavender crème brulee and lavender sugar cookies      
  • One complimentary Lavender Bliss cocktail per adult, complimentary lavender lemonade for everyone, as well as a no-host garden bar.

 Saturday, July 21; Organic Garden; 1:00p–4:00p; $90/person, $70 ages 6–12, ages 5 & under complimentary. Tickets may be purchased at cvrlavenderfestival.eventbrite.com

 

DINING

LAZY LAVENDER SUNDAY BRUNCH

Kick back at the Golf Clubhouse with endless lavender-prosecco mimosas while taking in emerald-green views of the golf course. Brunch features delectable dishes from 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.

 

FAMILY NIGHT RANCH DINNERS

Continue the day's fun down at River Ranch. Ease into evening with dinner in our own "back yard," featuring:
• Tuesday - Taco Tuesday Night
• Thursday - Italian Night
• Friday - Wood-Fired Pizza Night
• Saturday - All-American BBQ
• Sunday -  Fajita Night

5:00p–8:00p; $15–$25 + tax & gratuity, based on menu; $12–$16 ages 12 and under; Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays children under 6 complimentary. A la carte options available. No reservations required; for information, call 831.626.2525.

 

VALLEY KITCHEN BUTCHER BLOCK DINNER

Introducing Chef Wood’s latest offering from his favorite local beef purveyor: a mouthwatering, sustainably sourced 28-oz. Tomahawk (bone-in) steak carved tableside. Served with grilled onions, roasted garlic, veggies, and “I’m Stuffed” potatoes. This meat lover’s meal is more than enough to share.

For information or reservations, call 831.626.2599.

 

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.

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

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 goats.

Saturdays and Sundays year-round; daily May 25–Sept. 2; half-day $105, full-day $125; includes lunch for half- and full-day sessions.

 

BUSY BEES

Perfect for our youngest campers, ages 2–5, who might not want to be away from Mom or Dad for too long. This program is available on an hourly basis and provides fun, educational indoor and outdoor activities. Ideal for parents looking for childcare during a workout. A parent must be available for a diaper change if needed.

Daily 9:00a–1:00p; weekends 9:00a–5:00p; $25 per hour per child. Lunch available for additional charge.

 

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; includes dinner.

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

SPA AIYANA LAVENDER BLISS

Lavender has long been known for its healing properties and calming scent. Rejuvenate body and soul with our 50-minute lavender-honey scrub and massage followed by a 25-minute organic enzyme facial. A sip of lavender sparkling wine comes with your experience—naturally!

75 minutes, $195; 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 after 1:00p and enjoy a 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

 

 

JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER CAMPS

Director of Instruction Todd Southard and the Golf Pros at Carmel Valley Ranch are excited to offer three-day camps for ages 6-12. These camps are a great opportunity to learn all aspects of the game, including full swing, short game, putting, and etiquette. Each session includes on-course play. Space is limited. Call the Golf Shop at 831.620.6406 to reserve a spot for your junior golfer. Camp dates:

Camp dates: 
• July 10-12, 17-19, 24-26
• July 31 - August 2
• August 7–9

Sessions are held from 10:30a to 3:00p; $295 for Resort Guests, $275 for Members; price includes equipment.

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