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March at the Ranch

Featured Activities & Events

 

PLAY HOOKY WITH OUR MID-WEEK ESCAPE PACKAGE

Don't be part of the 30% of Americans who don't use their comp time each year. Plan a self-indulgent midweek retreat on our 500-acre playground.

Package includes:

  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Room upgrade at check-in
  • One time $50 activity credit?

For more information visit carmelvalleyranch.com/accommodations/packages or call 855.687.7262.

GET READY FOR EASTER

THE GRAND EASTER BUFFET – SUNDAY, APRIL 1st

10:00A-3:30P | OAK ROOM & REDWOOD ROOM | $85++ ADULTS, $42++ CHILDREN AGES 6-12 | MEMBER DISCOUNTS APPLY

The tradition continues on Easter Sunday at The Ranch. Enjoy lavish offerings of homemade pastries; made-to-order omelets; cinnamon brioche toast and other griddle specialties; shellfish and sushi stations; garlic sea-salt roasted prime rib and herb-crusted lamb chops; a special Kids’ Corner featuring BBQ chicken, pizza, mac & cheese, hummus, and steamed broccoli; and other signature creations from Chef Wood’s award-winning garden-to-table culinary artists. Enjoy live guitar music and face painting for the children.

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For reservations and information, call 831.626.2599

EASTER EGG HUNTS

Join us on Sunday, April 1, for one of our favorite springtime traditions! We'll have three hunts, each featuring candy-filled eggs hidden throughout the Organic Garden and a prize-filled Golden Egg tucked away in a super-secret location. Our littlest "bunnies" ages 4 and under will enjoy their own area to hunt and hop around in. And this year, say hello to our newest furry friends at the Easter Garden Petting Zoo!

  • Organic Garden; 10:30a, 12:30p, and 2:00p – on the (Easter Bunny’s) nose!
  • Complimentary, open to the public; reservations not required.
  • Egg-collecting baskets available for those without ones.

For more information, call 831.626.2577

 

DINING

 

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 GUITAR AT VALLEY KITCHEN

Join us at Valley Kitchen for 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.

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

 

SPA AIYANA

 

INTO THE GARDEN—A SPA JOURNEY

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

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

 

GOLF

 

JUNIOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

The Golf Pros at Carmel Valley Ranch announce a new approach to our Junior Golf Program, based on the philosophy of the Titleist Performance Institute: It’s easier to create a great golfer out of a great athlete. All sessions are held on Saturdays. Cost is on a monthly basis, plus an annual fee of $50 that includes a hat and a shirt.
•    Golf Members - $100 per month
•    River Ranch Members - $140 per month
•    Outside Guests - $160 per month

Level 1 FUN (Grades K–2, 1:00–2:00p)Our youngest golfers will work on basic golf skills such as grip, stance, and alignment while developing their athleticism.
Level 2 PLAY (Grades 3–5, 2:00–3:15p) – Children will learn how to swing, putt, chip, pitch, and hit bunker shots. We will also help them maintain their athleticism at this age.
Level 3 TRAIN (Grades 6–8, 3:15–4:30p) – The main focus at this level is to help Junior Golfers learn how to practice. We will also work on improving speed and agility.?

HALF-DAY SCHOOL, $375 (10:00a–12:30p) – This program is focused on scoring: full swing, short irons, chipping, and putting.

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

  • 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 $110. 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

 

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?

Join 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.