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May at the Ranch

DINING

MEMORIAL WEEKEND BBQ

Memorial Weekend BBQKick off the summer with a Memorial Day Weekend tradition! Festivities begin at 12:00p with a face painting station and live music until 4:00p, family games from 1:00p–2:30p, and a BBQ until 7:00p.

Sunday, May 27th | 12:00p–7:00p | $32 adult plate; $15 ages 6-12 | Meets at the River Ranch. No reservations required. For more information, call 831.626.2525.

 

FAMILY NIGHT RANCH DINNERS

Continue the day’s fun down at River Ranch. Ease into evening in our “back yard” for a Ranch-style dinner, featuring nightly themes such as Homestyle Italian Comfort Food with Mom’s Meatballs, All-American BBQ with IPA-Braised Bratwurst, and Sizzlin’ Fajitas. A la carte options are also available.

Served Friday–Sunday, 5:00p–8:00p; $25 adults, $12 ages 6-12, plus tax and gratuity; ages 5 and under complimentary. No reservations required. For information, call 831.626.2525.

 

SPA AIYANA

FOR THE QUEEN BEE

Mom deserves the best! In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re offering all of our Queen Bees the royal treatment all month. Let our Spa Team celebrate you or your favorite Queen Bee with a well-deserved relaxation package. Begin with a 25-minute Enzyme Facial. This sought-after Arcona enzyme routine combines restorative and traditional spa therapies with advanced ingredient technology to deliver plump, soft, and deeply cleansed skin. Continue your relaxation with a glass of lavender champagne and a 50-minute Ranch Alchemy Massage.

75 minutes, $215
For more information or to book a treatment, call 831.626.2586 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/spa

EXPRESS MANI-PEDI

A precise file, buff and cuticare followed by the polish of your choice for hands and feet. We proudly offer a full variety of the weekly polish Vinylux so you can choose your perfect color. Shellac is also available.

75 minutes, $95
For more information or to book a treatment, call 831.626.2586 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/spa

 

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; complimentary with same-day round of golf.

  • 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 $115. 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 

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 to 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:
• June 12–14, 19–21, 26–28
• July 10–12, 17–19, 24–26, 31–Aug 2
• August 7–9

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

 

ACTIVITIES

KITES ON THE WIND

little girlDiscover the pure enjoyment of kites in flight! Join our Activity Fun-gineers for an afternoon of building, decorating, and flying your own kite. We provide the basic kit and instruction; you provide the creative flair. All ages welcome; parents are encouraged to make it a family affair for the little ones. 60 minutes; $35 per kite. Ages 7 & under with adult

THE AMAZING WORLD OF BEES

beesExperience the ancient magic of beekeeping through the lens of Beekeeper Mariah McDonald and the Carmel Valley Ranch Bees! The Amazing World of Bees will delight the imagination and the senses as you experience beekeeping at its fullest. From hive science to honey extractions, you'll learn the latest buzz about these imporant pollinators.

Each class begins in the Organic Garden with a discussion and demonstration, accompanied by refreshing honey-lavender lemonade. Then you’ll suit up and head into the Apiary to learn how new hive installations draw connections between plants and herbs, pollen and pollinators. Finally, you'll taste honey from different hives, infused with the flavors of herbs growing nearby.  

90 minutes; $115 adults, $75 ages 6-12

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, pool time and themed* programming. Lunch is included. Kids Camp is offered on Saturdays & Sundays year-round, and daily from May 25 to September 2, 2018. 

Half-day (9:00a - 2:00p) $105, Full-day (9:00a - 5:00p) $125

*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
  • The Bees’ Knees  A trip to the Apiary to peek into the hives and learn about pollinators
  • Geocaching Navigate with programmed GPS devices and find tiny treasures hidden around The Ranch
  • 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, $45. Private classes available for $95 per person with a 10-guest minimum.

NOCK, DRAW, LOOSE! ARCHERY AT THE RANCH

archery girlJoin 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 8-11) 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. $55 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.