Carmel Valley Ranch | Designer Travel

Carmel Valley Ranch, Old Ranch Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States


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About Carmel Valley Ranch

This quality 4-star property offers an excellent location, all-suite accommodation and a good variety of activities making it a popular choice for couples and families alike.

We are sure guests to Carmel Valley Ranch will appreciate the stunning surroundings of the vineyards of Carmel and the impressive Santa Lucia Mountains.

More About Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch has something for everyone – there are hiking and running trails throughout the 500 acres of grounds, horse riding trails, a tennis complex with 8 courts plus an 18-hole championship golf course and driving range. This is also an ideal base from which you can explore the wines of Santa Cruz or visit Carmel and Monterey-by-the-Sea.

The Adventure Kitchen specialises in garden-to-table cooking demonstrations, you can work out at the Fitness Centre, take a complimentary fitness class or simply take a relaxing dip in one of the pools. There are three outdoor salt-water swimming pools, including 2 adults only (16+) pool with infinity hot tub. The other pool is a family-friendly junior Olympic-sized pool with a hot tub, outdoor shower and splash zone – great fun!

Families are very welcome and will enjoy the Ranch Hand Kids Camp, Busy Bees and Kids’ Night Out programmes designed to educate whilst giving young guests freedom and the opportunity to have lots of fun! Busy Bees is for children aged 2-5 and can be booked on a hourly basis; 6-12 year olds have the indoor and outdoor adventures at the Ranch Hands Kids Camp and in the evening, all children come together for fun and games like movies, football and more.

Adults can seek out a spot of pampering at the 10,500 sq ft spa which has 11 treatment rooms, saunas and a relaxations lounge. Spa services include body and massage therapies, skincare, nail care and waxing.

Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Suites


The well-presented suites provide everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Each has an oversized deck, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, fireplace, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, fireplace, safe, soaking tub and separate shower, bathrobes, bath amenities.

Studio Suites

Ideal accommodation for two, Santa Lucia Studios are corner units with a hillside bluff location whilst Vineyard Oak Studio suites have an indoor/outdoor fireplace, large outdoor sitting area, picnic table and views to the vineyards, golf course and the valley.

Selected Vineyard Oak Studios have an additional outdoor tub.

1-4 Bedroom Suites

There are a large selection of 1-4 Bedroom Suites available including Live Oak Suites with premium views of Carmel Valley, Carmel Suites with two bedrooms and a separate living room and Estate Suites with one bedroom and a kitchenette.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we'll recommend a suite that will suit your needs.


Valley Kitchen: Dine indoors our outdoors at the Valley Kitchen which features delicious produce from the ranch’s organic garden.

The Clubhouse Grill: Enjoy a tasty breakfast or leisurely lunch at the redesigned Clubhouse Grill which has expansive patios and fabulous views.

River Branch Cafe: Delicious grilled fare, sandwiches, sweets, coffee and more are available at this casual family friendly eatery.