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Winter Holidays

WINTER HOLIDAYS AT THE RANCH

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, MAKE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS CELEBRATION EVEN BRIGHTER WITH TIMELESS TRADITIONS AT THE RANCH.


For a complete calendar of holiday activities, click here.

Featured Events

 

6TH ANNUAL DO-IT-YOURSELF HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

“BLACK FRIDAY” | 1:00P-5:00P | REDWOOD ROOM | $60 ADULTS, $40 AGES 12 & UNDER

 

Join us for this Day-After-Thanksgiving interactive gift-making tradition. This year there will be even more booths and stations than ever before. Enjoy refreshments and music while you learn to create stylish terrariums, concoct relaxing herbal bath teas, create festive holiday table wreaths from Creekside Farms, fragrant potpourri sachets from lavender grown on property, customizable essential oil perfume rollers, sugar body scrubs, funky marbled ceramic coasters, rolled beeswax candles, and even more! Admission includes three tickets to create three crafts of your choice, as well as one raffle ticket. Raffles will take place at 2:30pm and 4:30pm, including the grand prize of an overnight stay for two at The Ranch (4:30pm). Join us for a crafty and unique way to spend time as a family and celebrate the season characterized by gratefulness.

For more information please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com

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HANUKKAH CELEBRATION WITH RABBI BRUCE – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

5:00P – 6:00P | CLUBHOUSE | OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS | COMPLIMENTARY

Celebrate Hanukkah with us! Members and guests of all faiths are welcome. Help us light the Menorah and celebrate the Festival of Lights with games, crafts, and songs followed by complimentary Hanukkah treats. Carmel Valley’s own Rabbi Bruce will be on hand to tell the wondrous story of the miracle of Chanukah. No reservations required.

For more information please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

1:00P – 2:30P | OAK ROOM | OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS | $50 PER GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Come get creative and build an enchanting gingerbread house! We provide the candies, frosting, and gingerbread—you provide the imagination and determination. This is recommended as a family project. Advance reservations required. This class will sell out!

For more information please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com

 

NUTCRACKER HOLIDAY TEA – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

2:00P-3:30P | OAK ROOM & REDWOOD ROOM | $65 ADULTS, $50 AGES 12 & UNDER

Carmel Valley Ranch presents the 6th Annual Nutcracker Holiday Tea! This event combines performance, participation, storytelling, and even sword fighting. Meet the stars of Dance Kids of Monterey’s The Nutcracker, and learn a scene from the famous ballet. Tea will be served, with complimentary champagne for adults. A portion of the proceeds will go to Dance Kids of Monterey County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing local youth with dance and theater arts opportunities.

For more information please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com

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HOLIDAY DINING HOURS AROUND THE RANCH

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26 & DECEMBER 18-JANUARY 1

7:00am-11:00am

Breakfast

Valley Kitchen

11:00am-3:00pm

Brunch

Valley Kitchen

3:00pm-5:00pm

3-5 Menu

Valley Kitchen

5:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner

Valley Kitchen

7:00am-10:00pm

Room Service Menu

Room Service

7:30am-11:00am

Breakfast A La Carte

Clubhouse Grill

11:00am-3:00pm

Lunch

Clughouse Grill

7:00am-7:00pm/
11:00am-7:00pm

Café/Grill

River Ranch

 

THANKSGIVING DINING

THANKSGIVING BUFFET – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

11:30A-5:00P | OAK ROOM & REDWOOD ROOM | $75++ ADULTS, $30++ CHILDREN UNDER 10 | MEMBER DISCOUNTS APPLY

This family-friendly brunch features Thanksgiving classics served Ranch style. The buffet highlights favorites such as apple-cider-brined turkey, thyme & sage stuffing, and cinnamon citrus cranberry sauce. Notable sides include green beans with toasted almonds and maple roasted butternut squash soup. Make sure to save room for dessert! A true Thanksgiving feast wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin pie with pumpkins picked straight from our Organic Garden.

For Reservations please call 831.626.2599

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THANKSGIVING "RANCH FEAST" TO GO - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

PLACE ORDER BY 5PM ON 11/19/17 | PICK UP SCHEDULE 11/23 FROM 12:00P-3:30P | CLUBHOUSE PARKING LOT DRIVE THROUGH TENT | $275++ SERVES 4-6 GUESTS (12 LBS) | $495++ SERVES 7-14 GUESTS (18-20 LBS) | MEMBER DISCOUNTS APPLY

Complete Thanksgiving Dinners to-go and carved "ready to serve": Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Apple Cider Brined Diestel Turkey Breast with Traditional Accompaniments, Pan Finished Giblet Gravy, Cinnamon & Citrus Cranberry Sauce, Thyme-Sage Oven Baked Bread Stuffing, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Blue Lake Green Beans, House Rolls, Apple and Pumpkin Pie (2 pies for 4-6 people; 4 pies for 7-14 people).

Please place your order by calling the Turkey Hotline 831.620.6466 by 5pm on November 19th

RESTAURANT DINING – THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 23

7:00am-10:00pm

Regular Menus, as well as our Turkey Dinner Special (from 11am-10pm) at $42++ per person.

Valley Kitchen

7:00am-10:00pm

Regular Menus, as well as our Turkey Dinner Special (from 11am-10pm) at $42++ per person.

Room Service

8:00am-3:00pm

Regular Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Clubhouse Grill

12:00am-4:00pm

Ranch Feast "To Go" Dinner Orders, $275 +tax and gratuity serving 4-6 guests (12 lbs turkey); $495 +tax and gratuity serving 7-14 guests (18-20 lbs. turkey) per meal.

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Clubhouse Grill Pick-up

Please call the Turkey Hotline at 831.620.6466 to place your order by Sunday, November 19 by 5pm.

Members receive a 20% discount.

 

CHRISTMAS DINING

VALLEY KITCHEN DINING – SUNDAY & MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 & 25

7:00A-10:00P | VALLEY KITCHEN | A LA CARTE

Chef Tim Wood and the team are creating a wonderful selection of holiday-themed treats. The full Valley Kitchen menu is available for all to enjoy. Join us this Christmas for a festive dining experience.

For Reservations please call 831.626.2599

NEW YEAR’S EVE

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT VALLEY KITCHEN – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31

5:00P-11:00P | BAR-12:00AM | VALLEY KITCHEN | A LA CARTE

Chef Tim Wood will be serving up our seasonal a la carte menu with a New Year’s Eve-themed surprise. The dinner will be surrounded by the live crooning sounds of Gary Fowler and his band. Join our West Coast Countdown to ring in the New Year.

For Reservations please call 831.626.2599

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31

6:00P-10:00P | OAK ROOM & REDWOOD ROOM | $80++ ADULTS, $37++ CHILDREN UNDER 10 | MEMBER DISCOUNTS APPLY

Ring in the New Year with a refined yet relaxed buffet dinner. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a Welcome Reception starting at 6:00pm on the Redwood Terrace, followed by dinner seating at 7:00pm for a progressive buffet experience throughout the Redwood Ballroom & Oak Room. You’ll be treated to an amazing feast of ocean-fresh shellfish, natural prime rib of beef, locally grown vegetables, and much more. At 9:00pm, we’ll host an East Coast Countdown with dessert and dancing to the music of our party disk jockey in the Redwood Ballroom.

For Reservations please call 831.626.2599

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Celebrate the many ways to play and enjoy the holidays

FEATURED HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Friday, 11/24,
9am, Meet at Lobby Activities Desk

Holiday Burn Off Hike (Complimentary)
Join us for one of our longer and more strenuous hikes to the top of Snively’s Ridge, enjoying breathtaking views. Recommended for adults and children over 12. Pet friendly for seasoned trail dogs.

Friday, 11/24,
1:00pm-5:00pm, Redwood Room

DIY Holiday Craft Fair ($60 Adults, $40 Ages 12 & under)
Join us for this Day-After-Thanksgiving interactive gift-making tradition! More information under Featured Events.

Saturday, 11/25,
5-7pm, Lodge Lobby

Oaktree Lighting & Holiday Portraits with Santa by the Lobby Fireplace (Complimentary)
We will be lighting the ancient and beautiful oak tree that reigns supreme in front of the Lodge. Santa will be visiting us and will be available for family photos by the lobby fireplace.

Tuesday, 12/12-Wednesday 12/20,
5pm, Lodge Lobby

Menorah Lighting & Story Telling (Complimentary)
Join us at the Lodge Lobby for storytelling and the Menorah Lighting.

Tuesday, 12/12-Sunday, 12/31,
4-6pm, Lodge Lobby

Hot Apple Cider (Complimentary)
Gather around with your fellow Ranchers for a steaming cup of hot cider, and exchange memories of your day.

Wednesday, 12/20-Sunday, 12/31,
4-6pm, Lodge Lobby

12 Days of Holiday Cookies (Complimentary)
Celebrate the season with a different traditional holiday cookie each night. Sample sweet treats while you read stories and snuggle up by the fireplace.

Thursday, 12/14,
5:00pm-6:00pm, Golf Clubhouse

Menorah Lighting & Hanukkah Story with Rabbi Bruce
Join us at the Clubhouse for storytelling and the Menorah Lighting. More information under Featured Events.

Friday, 12/22,
1:00-2:30pm, Oak Room

Gingerbread House Workshop ($50 per GB-house)
We provide the candies, frosting, and gingerbread—you provide the creativity and determination. This is recommended as a family project. Advance reservations required. More information under Featured Events.

Saturday, 12/23,
2:00-3:30pm, Redwood & Oak Room

Nutcracker Holiday Tea ($65 Adults, $50 Ages 12 & under)
Meet the stars of Dance Kids of Monterey’s The Nutcracker, and learn a scene from the famous ballet. Tea will be served, with complimentary champagne for adults. More information under Featured Events.

Sunday, 12/24,
10am-12pm, Meet at Lobby Activities Desk

“Goin’ on a Santa Hunt” ($50 per family)
Catch Santa if you can! Enjoy a family-friendly scavenger hunt, using clues that lead you from Elf to Elf to Santa himself! We’ll also be offering family portraits with the big man himself, plus crafts, snacks, and more!

Sunday, 12/24,
4:30-5:30pm, Lodge Lobby

Story Reading “The Night Before Christmas” (Complimentary)
Gather around for a very Ranch-y tradition. Read by one of our own Ranch Hands, the classic tale of magic and wonder comes to life on this winter afternoon by the warmth of the Lobby hearth.

Sunday, 12/24,
5:30-7:30pm, Lodge Lobby

Caroling In The Lodge (Complimentary)
Join us in the Lobby as local singing groups serenade us with holiday classics. Everyone is invited to sing along!

Tuesday, 12/26 & Monday, 01/01,
9am, Meet at Lobby Activities Desk

Holiday Burn Off Hike (Complimentary)
Join us for one of our longer and more strenuous hikes to the top of Snively’s Ridge, enjoying breathtaking views. Recommended for adults and children over 12. Pet friendly for seasoned trail dogs.

For a complete calendar of activities during the months of November/December, click here.

To book a workshop or activity, please call the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or email activities@carmelvalleyranch.com.

FEATURED FLAVORS AT VALLEY KITCHEN

Stop by Valley Kitchen Restaurant throughout the holiday season and try one of our featured dishes, made from locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Home-made Ice Cream of the Month:
November -- Garden Pumpkin Chai
December -- Egg Nog Gingerbread

Wood-Fired Pizza of the Month:

November -- Roasted Sweet Pepper & Tomato Sauce, Coppa, Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Piperade New Monterey Jack Cheese
December -- Butternut Squash and Pomegranate


Cocktail of the Month:

November -- "The Nutcracker." Ron Zacapa Rum, Frangelico, Almond Milk, Dash of Cloves and Nutmeg.
December -- "Rum Toddy." Mt. Gay Spiced Rum, lemon, honey, 5 spice, and butter. Served in a mug and garnished with a cinnamon stick.