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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 Carmel Valley Ranch 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
9 court tennis complex including 7 resurfaced hard courts and 2 clay courts, plus a "sport court"
The Lodge Restaurant offering delicious meals prepared from local ingredients
The Adventure Kitchen, home to hands-on cooking demonstrations and ongoing "Ranch Chef" competitions
2 sundrenched outdoor salt-water swimming pools
Full service Spa Aiyana offering a full menu of treatments
2 fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment
Scenic hiking, biking, and running trails, winding through nearly 500 lush acres of resort grounds
Sustainable four-acre pinot noir vineyard, year-round organic garden, 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 schoolteachers, 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 new “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.