Secluded in the forests of the Santa Lucia Mountains, Carmel Valley Ranch offers a sophisticated retreat rooted in nature.
Mere moments after driving onto the property, we were greeted with the sights of three wandering deer. My family and I ooh’ed and ahh’ed like city folk getting out of the concrete jungle. We meandered a bit farther and spotted the luxurious lodge resort of Carmel Valley Ranch – complete with wooden tree swings hanging from towering oaks and the wafting aroma of lavender in the air. It was dreamy, and we knew it was going to be a weekend enjoying the great outdoors.”