All Kinds of Play for All Kinds of People

Welcome to our 500 Acre Playground. Carmel Valley Ranch is unlike any other resort you’ve been to. Sure, it’s a perfect place to let your shoulders rest, sit by the pool and enjoy the good life. But more importantly, this is the place where you’ll sneak away to tap into that elixir of life—play. All kinds of play, for all kinds of people.

We have a collection of indoor and outdoor facilities that no other resort can match. Programs and experiences designed specifically to help you rekindle romances, rethink companies, reconnect with friends and family, and of course, revive spirits.


Carmel Valley Ranch Offers 181 Spacious and Elegantly Appointed Guest Suites Each of our newly renovated suites features cathedral ceilings, travertine fireplaces, comfortable custom-made furnishings, limestone bathrooms, private decks, and a soft, understated color scheme that complements the resort’s surroundings.


Come Play with Your Food Good food isn’t hard to come by in California, but no other resort combines the area’s freshest and best ingredients, the acclaimed talents of Executive Chef Tim Wood, and the playful spirit that Carmel Valley Ranch is known for. Even Brussels sprouts taste good here.

Lodge Restaurant Executive Chef Tim Wood’s culinary exploits—many involving fruits and vegetables from The Ranch’s Organic Garden—are on full display for breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Lodge Restaurant. Indoor, outdoor and lounge seating are all available.

River Ranch Cafe

The newest addition to The Ranch’s collection resides in The Ranch’s most historic building (132 years old). Join us poolside at the high-energy, family-oriented River Ranch for a mix of your favorite 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 are both available.

Golf Clubhouse

Conveniently located near the 9th and 18th holes, our Golf Clubhouse offers light sandwiches, salads, and beer on tap. Ideal for a quick bite before or after your round.



Hit a Ball. Have a Ball Naturally, we play the classics, too. Our 18-hole championship golf course designed by Pete Dye offers breathtaking views of the Valley, and is fun for golfers of all skill levels.


Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew – Our new, full-service Spa Aiyana is the perfect place to indulge in a luxurious treatment and relax among the treetops.


So Many Ways To Play – From beekeeping to hilltop yoga to s’mores to distinguished fireside chats, we invite you to let your imagination run wild.

Departure Lounge/Virtuoso Amenities for your stay (for 2017 – 2018):

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests ($30.00 per person, per day)
  • One $100 hotel resort credit to be used during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) to be used towards Spa, Food & Beverage, Golf and any fee-based activities.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi