What do you want to do today?
Carmel Valley Ranch hosts an array of experts in their specific craft. From executive chef, to beekeeper, to “cheese gal” and “the horsemen.” Whatever your culinary or crafty heart desires, Carmel Valley Ranch can provide you your introduction.
Find your inner archer, search for tiny treasures hidden around The Ranch, or simply roam our 500-acre playground: Whatever you choose, Carmel Valley is the perfect place to get outside and explore.
Have you ever wondered what goes on in a bee’s life? Want to learn about horses—and learn lessons from them? Has petting goats always been on your bucket list (or did you add it just now)? You’re in the right place, because at The Ranch, there are plenty of opportunities to make new friends, from animals to insects to humans.
From meeting our goats to building your own beeswax candle, fun and unique activities abound at The Ranch!
Tennis & Pickleball
Perhaps it’s all those sunny days and magical Carmel Valley nights, but at The Ranch, we love our tennis—and pickleball! Whether you’ve never swung a racket or you’re already training for Wimbledon, our much-ballyhooed tennis program is unrivaled on the Monterey Peninsula.
For children at play and children at heart, The Ranch offers three beautiful saltwater pools, each with an adjoining soothing saltwater hot tub. (Why saltwater pools? It’s easier on your skin and hair.) Pool chairs and lounges have been configured to give everyone the right amount of space, and we also have private cabanas available for reservation at the Lodge Pool for adults.
Take a peak at our Resort Map for help with navigating all the exciting activities we have to offer. Between hiking trails, lavender fields, vineyards, and an 18-hole golf course all on-site, there is more to explore than ever before.
Destination: The Perfect Backdrop
A Sublime Pastoral River Valley - Carmel Valley
Right here in our backyard, you’ll find endless opportunities for entertainment, food and drink, cultural events, and more.
Carmel & Pebble Beach
Originally founded as an artists’ colony and oceanside retreat, Carmel-by-the-Sea offers quaint streets and cobblestone courtyards lined with galleries, boutiques, restaurants and tasting rooms, plus easy access to expansive white beaches. Neighboring Pebble Beach is home to some of the most famous golf courses in the world.
Monterey & Pacific Grove
Monterey County has long been known as a mecca for outdoor activities and world-class hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking and golf. The area also offers an array of relaxing and romantic activities to share with your playmate, like exceptional dining, wine tasting and jaw-dropping drives.
With jaw-dropping views of the Pacific and its rugged coastline, along with ancient redwoods and other natural wonders, Big Sur is a place where outdoor exploration reigns supreme.