There’s no better way to bond with your loyal, four-pawed sidekick than to embark on the ultimate road trip together. And when your destination is Carmel Valley Ranch, you can be rest assured that your pup’s stay will be as welcoming and wondrous as your own. After all, pets are part of the family, too.
Just 125 miles from San Francisco and 60 miles from Silicon Valley, The Ranch’s dog-friendly resort and 500 bucolic acres teem with miles of picturesque hiking trails, so you and your pooch can share unbridled nature exploration. Don’t forget to fuel your adventure with a curated picnic basket from The Market, complete with fresh, artisan treats for all. The Ranch will also pamper your furry companion with his or her very own plush dog bed (in medium or large sizes), bowls, biscuits and a full in-room dog-dining menu, featuring organic specialties like the Pooch Patty and daily Butcher’s Block.
Like all epic road trips, the journey is as memorable as the destination. Especially when it includes a winding tour on Carmel’s famed 17-Mile Drive—named one of America’s Most Scenic Drives by Travel + Leisure—much of which hugs the Pacific coastline. Cruise the captivating Monterey Peninsula around the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links, past the majestic Lone Cypress and the beach at Spanish Bay, spellbound by storybook mansions and vast ocean vistas along the way.
There’s no need to navigate the challenges of plane travel when you can road trip safely, comfortably and conveniently with your best mate. (It’s the preferred mode of travel for 2021.) Simply pack a leash, your camera, plenty of fresh water and snacks, your favorite on-the-road playlists and your closest friends.
From bonding on ourdog-friendly500 acres to bounding through the wilderness, The Ranch is serious about ensuring your ultimate road trip inspires lasting memories. With spring in full bloom and summer on the way, treat yourself and your happy canine companion to a restorative and play-filled getaway.