• Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch

Feature-packed valley resort

Set on 500 acres of the Carmel Valley, the, the Carmel Valley Ranch is a luxury resort focussed around the concept of play. From  an 18-hole championship golf course and nine tennis courts to a four acre sustainable vineyard with bee apiary, this resort has plenty for all. Splash around in the three resort swimming pools, let the kids learn and experience at the Ranch Hands Camp and finish each day with a freshly-prepared meal using locally-sourced ingredients, including from their own back garden. This is the good life.


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Tripadvisor rating 2026 Reviews
McWay Falls, Big Sur

Hotel highlights

  • 18-hole golf course
  • 500 acre site with walking paths
  • Local cuisine at the restaurants
  • Two swimming pools including one adults only
  • Nine tennis courts
  • Kid’s camp on-site
  • Cooking classes\
  • apiary and vineyard

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 139 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool

Accommodation Type

  • Ranch

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Carmel Valley Ranch

2026 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1387
  • Very Good 341
  • Average 162
  • Poor 80
  • Terrible 56

What to Expect

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Nov 17, 2019

Wonderful Resort

Blue Bell, PA

We just spent three incredible days at this resort. First of all the staff was so accommodating. American Express Travel messed up our reservation and Alyssa White at reception went over and above to make sure things were straightened out and insure our stay went beyond our expectations. The suite was exceptional and the view was spectacular. Everything about the ranch was spectacular and our time there was very enjoyable and relaxing.
Nov 16, 2019

Above And Beyond: Proposal Weekend

New York City, New York

About a month ago i reached out to Carmel Valley Ranch to discuss the possibility of proposing to my girlfriend on the property. We had stayed there together once before, and both consider it to be our favorite hotel in California, if not the world. It would be impossible to describe how far above and beyond my expectations CVR went in helping me arrange the perfect proposal. Specifically Alyssa, who from the first time i emailed treated it as if it were her own engagement. We probably exchanged 10 emails and multiple phone calls, and with each correspondence Alyssa was so incredibly helpful. She helped me pick the perfect spot on the grounds (pictured), connected me with an amazing local florist (unskripted design), and took care of all the coordination of getting things set up on the day. Alyssa even texted me to offer to take photos from a hidden spot while i was proposing. Everything went perfectly, my now fiancé loved every aspect of what Alyssa helped to organize. In the end it was Alyssa and her supervisor Ken who took pictures of us while i proposed. Ken even came in to work solely for the occasion, and drove us back to our room after, stopping to let us take pictures in the vineyard. Words cannot express how grateful we are to Alyssa, Ken and the Carmel Valley Ranch for making the occasion as special as possible. If you are looking for the perfect place to get engaged, with the most amazing staff, Carmel Valley Ranch is the place to go. Not to mention the great food, facilities and amazing rooms. We will never forget what they did for us and will be becoming back for years to come.
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