Carmel Valley Ranch really can offer you a holiday with a difference. Spread over 500 acres, rediscover your inner child - or play with your own offspring - as you explore this luxurious, natural sanctuary. With tennis, archery, hiking and golf on offer, plus swimming pools and even a vineyard among the expansive gardens, you’ll never be short of relaxing activities to enjoy in Carmel, California.
Socialise - and switch off
From studios for two, or one to four bedded suites, all suites at Carmel Valley Ranch feature a spacious, decked outdoor area in which to relax, socialise and play. Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, laptop-sized safes, Nespresso machines and mini-fridges mean you have everything you need, while bathrooms with separate shower and bath plus aromatherapy toiletries - containing locally sourced lavender - mean you can slow down, switch off, and soak up that wonderful Californian sunshine. Guests can sit out on their own deck, overlooking miles of glorious countryside while sipping a glass of local wine. Heavenly.
Kitchen, Clubhouse or Poolside
As you might imagine, menus at Carmel Valley Ranch are inspired by local ingredients. Fresh fish is delivered daily, and many of the vegetables and fruits eaten by guests are grown on-site in the organic garden. That’s not all - the ranch keeps its own bees, chickens and goats, and even boasts a salt house. In 2018, local publication Monterey County Weekly voted Valley Kitchen the very ‘Best Restaurant in Carmel Valley’. If you hanker after a freshly cooked burger, opt for The Clubhouse Grill, which also has a daily happy hour. Or for relaxed, poolside dining, River Ranch Cafe serves up pizza and taco specials, smoothies and juices, and even has a dedicated kids’ corner.
Spa Aiyana offers guests the chance to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Boasting a saltwater pool, eucalyptus steam rooms and an infinity hot pub, it’s just the place to restore the natural balance between mind, body and spirit.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.