Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel Resort Reservations


One Old Ranch Road
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
4 Star


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Property Descriptionn


Carmel Valley Ranch is the choice golf resort in California's oak-studded hills of Monterey County. If classic elegance is what you seek, you'll feel at home in this spectacular property where rooms and suites are spread throughout the property graced with deer and wild turkeys. Also enjoy the spa treatments.


Carmel Valley Ranch is 6.5 miles East of Carmel-By-The-Sea. Luxury means having everything you desire -- and more. The Carmel Valley Ranch, a 1700 acre countryside estate surrounded by the lush forests of the Santa Lucia Mountains, is the perfect luxury destination. Play your choice of hard and clay tennis courts. Challenge yourself on our 18-hole "must play" golf course designed by Pete Dye. Shop and sightsee in Carmel. Explore the beautiful mountains on horseback. Relax in a spacious suite full of delightful touches featuring cathedral ceilings, plantation shutters, private decks, two fireplaces, a jacuzzi, terry cloth bathrobes, freshly baked cookies, and panoramic mountain views. Or simply savor the incomparable luxury of leisure. Majestic Oaks and brilliant flowers highlight the secluded luxury of the California countryside on the sunny side of the peninsula. Deer and wild turkeys are common place at The Ranch.

  • AM/FM Alarm Clock

  • Bar/Lounge

  • Business Center

  • Coffee Maker in Room

  • Concierge

  • 24 Hour Front Desk

  • Handicapped Rooms/Facilities

  • Express Checkout

  • Free Parking

  • Golf

  • Hairdryers Available

  • Mini Bar

  • Modem Lines in Room

  • Modem Lines in Room

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities

  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities

  • Free Newspaper

  • Pool

  • Restaurant

  • Room Service

  • Safe Deposit Box

  • Fitness Center or Spa

  • Tennis

  • Television with Cable

  • Laundry/Valet Services

  • VIP Rooms/Services

  • Rate Disclaimer
    A resort fee of $25.00US per night will apply to all reservations.

    Miscellaneous Information
  • American Dollars is the native currency. 

  • Check in time is 4:00 PM 

  • Check out time is 12:00Noon 

  • Time Zone is  PST / PDT 

  • Opened in  In 1987 Carmel Valley Ranch was built amidst 1,700 acres of estate grounds surrounded by natural beauty. Majestic oaks, verdant fairways and brilliant flowers are set against the rugged hills of the Monterey Peninsula. 

  • Renovated in  The ranch was renovated in 1995 and in 1998 forty-four brand new, luxurious guest suites were added. 

  • 144  rooms. 

  • 0  suites. 

  • 1  floors. 

  • Directions
    Exit airport via Olmsted Rd. Turn right onto Hwy 68, take Hwy 68 to Hwy 1 South. Continue on Hwy 1 South to Carmel Valley Rd. Turn left on Carmel Valley Rd. Continue on Carmel Valley Rd. for approximately 7 miles, turn right on Robinson Canyon Rd. and The Ranch is on your left. Exit airport on Hwy 101 South. Take Hwy 156 West (Monterey Peninsula Exit). Continue on Hwy 156 to Hwy 1 South. Continue on Hwy 1 South to Carmel Valley Rd. Turn left on Carmel Valley Rd. for approximately 7 miles, turn right on Robinson Canyon Rd. and The Ranch is on your left. Drive time is approx 1.5 hours - 80 miles. Exit airport on Hwy 101 South. Take Hwy 156 West (Monterey Peninsula Exit). Continue on Hwy 156 to Hwy 1 South. Continue on Hwy 1 South to Carmel Valley Rd. Turn left on Carmel Valley Rd. for approximately 7 miles, turn right on Robinson Canyon Rd. and The Ranch is on your left. Drive time is approx 2 hours - 117 miles. Carmel Valley Ranch is a four-star resort situated on 1700 lush acres along the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Just six miles East of Carmel-By-The-Sea which is known for its art galleries, unique shops, and white sand beaches. Monterey Airport - 13 miles NE of resort; San Jose Airport - 75 miles N of resort; San Francisco Airport - 117 miles N of resort

    Guarantee Policy
    A one-night deposit or half of package is required to confirm reservations, and will be applied to the last night's stay. $20USD Service charge, per night. Primary guest must be 21 at check-in.

    Cancellation Policy
    Should you need to cancel your reservation, please notify us 14 days in advance of your arrival date. Deposit & cancellation policy may vary during high season and special events.

    Restaurant Information
    In House Lounges  * Oaks Lounge: located in the Main Lodge, perfect meeting place pre or post dinner. 11am-10pm** Golf Club Bar: located in the Country Club, patio seating available to enjoy the fresh air. Casual dress, no denim please. Hours 7am-6pm The Oaks  The Oaks - Breakfast from 7AM - 11AM Dinner from 6PM - 9PM Closed for lunch The Oaks Restaurant is open 7 days a week. Casual dress - no shorts please. Enjoy spectacular views from the dining room blended with contemporary architecture and traditional California furnishings. The Oaks is known for its Coastal cuisine. The Chef relies on the nearby orchards, farms, and ocean to provide the freshest ingredients. The wine list has been honored annually by Wine Spectators Award for Excellence. Clubhouse Dining Room  Clubhouse Dining Room - Continental Breakfast from 7AM - 11AM daily. Lunch from 11AM - 4PM overlooking the 9th and 18th holes of the golf course. Closed for dinner. The dress is casual as many guests join us prior or after their game of golf. Ranch House Grill  Ranch House Grill Open from 11AM - 4PM Located at the Tennis Club. Lunch is served indoors or outdoors at the most historic site on Carmel Valley Ranch. The Clubhouse was built in the 1890s as the original Ranch House. Room Service  Room Service is offered daily. Breakfast from 6:30AM - 11AM Lunch from 11AM - 6PM Dinner from 6PM - 10PM

    Meeting Facility
  • Meeting Facilities at the Ranch
  •   The Ranch is a terrific meeting site for groups of 10 to 400 with 4500 square feet of meeting space offering a variety of appealing choices including The Ballroom in the Main Lodge and the spacious terrace outside with its breathtaking hillside vistas. Two hospitality suites offer oversize living rooms, with a kitchen and dining area, for smaller gatherings in a homelike setting. The Executive Boardroom, The Presidential Boardroom, The Oak Tree Courtyard, The Golf Clubhouse, and Tennis Club are other favorites.

  • Events & Social Gatherings
  •   Oak Tree Courtyard located at the Main Lodge is surrounded by flower...perfect for welcome receptions. 4000 sq. ft. The Terrace which surrounds the Ballroom and overlooks breathtaking hillside vistas from the spacious deck is convenient for coffee breaks and cocktail receptions. 1200 sq. ft.

    Recreation Information
  • Golf

  • Our challenging course was designed by Pete Dye and is a must play when visiting the Monterey Peninsula. The course is relatively flat on the front nine and meanders along the river. The back nine is heavily forested and features dramatic elevations changes from tee to fairway. Tee times are a premium at The Ranch so reservations are recommended as early as possible. Golf Packages - carts are required - no charge - included in green fees and packages. Driving Range - complimentary with round of golf. Yardage - 6234 Par - 70. Hours of operations for golf course varies per season. Usually it opens around 6:30AM year round but the closing time depends on the daylight and would close around 5:30PM during winter seasons. Our Golf Pro Mike Fish can be reached at the Golf Pro Shop at 831-625-9500 Ext. 410 Children 12YRS of age can play 9 holes of golf for approx $20USD. Average round take 4 hours and 15 minutes. Cancel 48 hours prior.
  • Tennis

  • The tennis club at The Ranch consists of French chalets and blooming flowers throughout the area and the pro's will even assist with finding you a game during your visit. Our Golf Pro Bruce Hasse is available at the tennis pro shop at 831-625-9500 Ext. 550. 1 sunken exhibition court 2 clay courts 10 hard courts
  • Spa/Health Club

  • Spa**All of the treatments at the ranch are done in the comfort of your suite...Aromatherapy Facials: Custom facials based on an analysis of your skin by our Licensed Esthetician in the privacy of your suite. Each session includes cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage, masque and moisturizing treatment. (50 minute treatment) In-room Massage: Relax with an herbal eye pillow in the privacy of your own room while your massage table is prepared fireside. Escape into 0 or 80 minutes of therapeutic touch and soothing music provide by one of our Certified Massage Therapists. Afterward, enjoy a complimentary cup of hot herbal tea. (50 or 80 minute treatments)** Health Club: Open 6 am - 10 pm, complimentary. Cardiovascular equipment, weight machines and free weights._____Fitness Assessment_____Stair Climber_____Treadmills_____Stationary Cycle(s)_____Weights
  • Horse Riding

  • Guests can horseback ride at Holman Ranch which is 8 miles away from Carmel Valley Ranch. Guests must provide their own transportation to Holman Ranch. Shuttle service is not available. Enjoy rides through oak-studded hills with panoramic views of the Carmel countryside along secluded trails. Holman Ranch Fees: 1 hour ride $40 per person ages 10 years and older. 2 hour ride $60 per person ages 14 years and older. Children 10-13 years of age can not do the 2 hour ride. For Children 5-10 years of age - 1/2 hour ride in arena is $30 per person. 1 hour ride in arena is $50 per person. Guests can also ride in Pebble Beach which is 30 minutes away at the Pebble Be Equestrian Center. They offer more extensive rides and have a very exclusive riding area. Some of the rides they offer are along the scenic and famous 17 mile drive and the rugged Pacific coastline. These rides are not directly on the beach, but have views of the coastline. Our Luxury Concierge can book these.
  • Hiking

  • Let one of the Carmel Valley Ranch guides lead you through some of the most beautiful and diverse landscape in the world. Bring your camera on your choice of a variety of hikes that are sure to leave you with lasting memories of the hidden natural beauty of the peninsula. Options include: 1) a high line hike winding through diverse vegetation with ridge-top views of Carmel valley and the surrounding area, 2) a coastal path leading through wooded forests, cypress groves, rugged shoreline and peaceful coves, (a great place to see marine mammals), and 3) a Big-Sur hike past hills of cacti, through redwood forests, along a fresh-water stream and up a rocky-ridge trail or along the coastal bluffs. All hikes include transportation, water and a snack. Difficulty levels vary from gentle to strenuous.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • More than 100 galleries and exhibits re-create the bay's many habitats, from shallow tide pools to the vast open ocean. A million-gallon indoor ocean, viewed through the largest window on Earth, go eye-to-eye with more than 300,000 strange and colorful creatures. Self-serve and full-service dining/gift and bookstores are located inside the institution.
  • Monterey Wine Country Tours

  • Experience the remarkable wines and breathtaking vineyards of Monterey Wine County. This world-renowned area compresses a collection of unique regions that share exceptional characteristics for the creation of superior wines. Full tours are available with advance reservations. Chateau Julian is within 5 minutes of the ranch and is located on 16 acres. The winery was founded in 1982 by Bob & Patty Brower. Tours and wine tasting: Mon-Fri 8:30-5 Sat/Sun 11-5.
  • Cannery Row

  • One of the America's most famous streets. Here, hard working Chinese, Portuguese, Italians, Japanese, and Scandinavians-whalers, fisherman, and cannery owners struggled to enhance their lives and build a thriving industry. The historic street is being preserved and restored and now provides access to beaches, retail stores, restaurants and galleries. 8 miles NW of the resort.
  • Fisherman's Wharf

  • Restaurants, fish vendors, shops and galleries by the water. 8 miles North of the ranch.
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links

  • 18 holes of challenging golf, home of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, to stay at The Lodge at Pebble Beach to secure a tee time. Course statistics: 18 holes, Par 72, Championship rating 74.4, yards: 6,799. Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant.
  • Laguna Seca Raceway

  • World class raceway, Formula One, Sports cars and motorcycle racing. 10 miles NE of the resort.

  • Carmel by-the-Sea

  • World-class shopping and art established artist' colony at the turn of the twentieth century. Quaint village atmosphere houses over 75 delightful art galleries. Small boutiques to Saks Fifth Avenue.* Beach* Historic Walks* 6.5 miles from the ranch
  • Monterey

  • * Monterey Bay Aquarium* 17 mile- drive* Whale Watching* Monterey Historic Walk* Wine Country Tours* Fisherman's Wharf
  • Big Sur

  • * Spectacular ocean views* Secluded Beaches* Hidden Waterfalls* Historic Remains
  • Salinas

  • 15 miles NE from resort.
  • Santa Cruz

  • 45 miles North of the resort.
  • San Jose

  • 75 miles North from the resort.