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For the Curious
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Bee Experience (Golf Clubhouse; $50 adults $35 ages 4-15)
Make a bee line for the apiary. John Russo, our resident lavender farmer and beekeeper, encourages you to suit up for a visit to our hives, home to 60,000 Italian honeybees. Please register before 9a on Friday by calling Ext. 427 or 831-620-6427, or take your chances in person, where it will be first-come, first-served.
For the Fit (or the Ambitious)
Guided Fitness Hike (Meet in the Lobby; Complimentary)
Join one of our local hike leaders on a brisk walk up into the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Enjoy fun company, interesting tidbits, and beautiful views of Carmel Valley from our hilltop yoga platform and beyond. Recommended for adults and children over the age of 12 (pet friendly too). Moderate to Slightly Difficult Intensity Level.
Tai Chi (River Ranch; Complimentary)
Come and experience this ancient art known as "meditation in motion". Allow the gentle flowing movements to help melt away the stress of your busy life. All levels welcome. Class is 45 min.
Indoor Cycling (River Ranch; Complimentary)
You'll never get left behind! Lori leads this 55-minute, indoor cycling class. Advanced reservations are required, as this is extremely popular and our bike supply is limited. Please call Ext. 525 or 831-626-2525 starting at 7:00pm the night before the class for registration to reserve your seat. All levels are welcome.
Body Sculpting (River Ranch; Complimentary)
Lori leads this 55-minute class that will tone and tighten your entire body. This is weight-training at its best—along with plenty of timeless moves like push-ups, sit-ups and old school calisthenics designed to define, condition and strengthen all your major muscle groups. Please call Ext. 525 or 831-626-2525 starting at 7:00pm the night before the class for registration to reserve your spot. All fitness levels are welcome.
Hatha Yoga (River Ranch; Complimentary)
This integrated yoga experience, led by Karen, focuses on the use of breath as a tool for connecting traditional yoga poses. All experience levels welcome, mats are provided.
For the Little Ones
Busy Bees (River Ranch- Activity Cottage; $15/hour per child)
Perfect for our youngest campers who might not want to be away from mom or dad for an entire day or half day. Busy Bees program is available on an hourly basis. Little ones will still benefit from a programmed schedule of fun events and educational activities, but without the half or full day commitment. This is perfect for the parent looking for childcare during a workout or fitness class. If children are not potty trained, a parent must be available for a diaper change if needed. Please call The River Ranch at 831-626-2525 (Ext 525) or the Concierge at 831-620-6427 (Ext 427) to register.
Ranch Hands Kid's Camp (River Ranch; Full day 9a-4p $75; Half day 9a-1p or 12p-4p $50; Both options include lunch and snack)
Featuring the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities, every day is unique at Ranch Hands Kids Camp with daily themes such as Lavender Buzz, Friendly Planet, Boardwalk Mix-up, and Wildlife Wednesdays. Located within the River Ranch complex in the newly renovated Hunter's Workshop, kids can choose from a half-day, full day, or evening of programmed activities and adventures that are both educational and fun! Please call The River Ranch at 831-626-2525 (Ext 525) or the Concierge at 831-620-6427 (Ext 427) to register.
Ranch Hands and Ranch Teens Night Out (Hunter's Workshop at River Ranch; $50 includes dinner)
Perfect for kids looking for a night out and away from parents (or parents looking for a quiet adult dinner!), Hunter's Workshop opens its doors to both Ranch Hands (ages 6 to 12) and Ranch Teens (ages 13 to 16) for an evening of fun, food and friends. Activities available include Wii, Xbox, PlayStation, karaoke, foosball, games, movies, art projects and more. Dinner is included and parents must provide a cell phone number and promise to remain on property. Please call The River Ranch at 831-626-2525 (Ext 525) or the Concierge at 831-620-6427 (Ext 427) to register.
For the Playful
Tennis Theme Clinic: Mid-Court Game (River Ranch Tennis Courts; $25 per hour)
The one place you don't want to get caught in is the mid-court or more commonly known as "no-man's land." Our PBI professionals will focus on what shots to use when caught in this area, as well as how to play through it and not get caught in the first place! Please call the Tennis Pro Shop at Ext. 525 or 831-626-2525 to register.
Tennis Drill: 3.0+ (River Ranch Tennis Courts; $25 per hour)
Join our PBI professionals for this drill specially created for players rated 3.0-3.5 on the USTA rating scale. The emphasis is on active play with cooperative and competitive drills. Please call the Tennis Pro Shop at Ext. 525 or 831- 626-2525 to register.
Shooting Stars Junior Clinic (River Ranch Tennis Courts; $30 per day)
Your junior stars have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of tennis or fine tune the skills they already have. Ages 10 – 14 are welcome to join the fun. Price is $30 per day. Minimum 3 children and maximum of 6 per class.
Daily Golf Clinics: Short Irons (Golf Clubhouse; $30 per person)
The Golf Academy at Carmel Valley Ranch offers a free daily clinic Tuesday through Saturday throughout the year. Wednesday's focus is on putting. Hitting crisp iron shots is a great way to lowering your score. Come find out the secrets that will change your game. Please call the Golf Pro Shop at Ext. 410 or 831-620-6406 to register at least two hours in advance. A two person minimum is required to hold each clinic and all skill levels are welcome.
For The Hungry
Executive Chef Tim Wood's culinary exploits—many involving fruits and vegetables from The Ranch's Organic Garden—are on full display in our Lodge Restaurant. Please join us for Breakfast (7a-11:30a), Lunch (11:30a-5p), and Dinner (5p-10p), either indoors or outdoors. We offer both a la carte and buffet options for breakfast from 7a-11:30a. Children's menus are available all day. Reservations are required for Dinner and are recommended for Breakfast and Lunch.
River Ranch Cafe
The newest addition to The Ranch's collection resides in The Ranch's most historic building (133 years old). Join us poolside down at the high-energy, family-oriented River Ranch for a mix of your favorite summer grill items, sandwiches, salads, sweets, coffee, smoothies, beer and wine. Order at the counter or browse our bountiful Grab 'n Go selection; indoor and outdoor seating is available. The Cafe is open from 7a-8p, with hot items off the grill available from Monday – Thursday 11a-5p, Friday – Sunday 11-7:30p.