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Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

Carmel Valley Ranch Weekend

Carmel Valley, California

Luxury

Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences among the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast with three days in the majestic and secluded Carmel Valley.

EXPERIENCE DETAILS

With some of the state’s finest scenery, renowned lodging and true farm to table dining, Carmel is one of the more unique and authentic destinations you’ll find along California’s Central Coast. Over three days and two nights enjoy everything this spacious and sun-warmed locale has to offer, from stunning outdoor explorations to first-class food & wine.  

When you settle into your accommodations at the Carmel Valley Ranch, you will comprehend this 500-acre playground of superb amenities. Nestled in the heart of the valley, the grounds include a golf course, hiking trails, lawn games, a world-class tennis facility and an equally exquisite day spa. Immaculately cultivated grounds supply the resort’s fruits, veggies, and fresh cut flowers, while your room comes complete with a soaking tub, private deck and a fireplace.

Spend your first day establishing a sense of place with a hike up the ridge above the ranch in the morning, followed by an afternoon spa treatment incorporating elements locally sourced from the ranch. End your day with a tour of the organic gardens before a sunset dinner in said gardens served by the ranch’s Executive Chef Tim Woods. 

Just 15 minutes from the famous beach of Carmel-by-the-Sea, you won’t have to wake up early the next day to spend the morning with your toes in the sand. After soaking up the sun, enjoy lunch downtown before taking a private, guided tour to observe the Southern Sea Otters at Elkhorn Slough — the best place in the world to see this unique and endearing species. On your return to the ranch, stopover for a food & wine pairing experience at a nearby winery before enjoying an oyster and prosecco happy hour and dinner back on property. 

Sleep in on day three (or rise early for any one of the resort’s numerous activities), before spending your final afternoon turning milk into magic with a two-hour home cheese-making workshop led by “Cheesemaker Charlie” — as master craftsman Charlie Cascio is affectionately known. Followed by a private class in beekeeping that ends with a taste of the hardworking bees’ honey served with an artisanal cheese and fruit platter, you’ll be well-fed and well-cultivated to bring the artisan spirit the area is known for back on the plane home with you.

ITINERARY

Day One
  • Picked up from home via black car
  • Depart Los Angeles via private aircraft
  • Arrive to Monterey Regional Airport and your transportation to Carmel Valley Ranch awaits
  • Set out on an invigorating, moderately strenuous, guided hike to the spectacular ridge line above The Ranch with sweeping views of your new surroundings  
  • Farmstead casual fare lunch in a 132-year-old building with wide-open views 
  • Afternoon 80-minute massage of your choice   
  • Free time pre or post your massage to enjoy the resort’s grounds and offerings   
  • Pre-dinner organic garden tour including stops at the hen house and salt house
  • Private sunset dinner in the garden
Day Two
  • Breakfast at the resort’s outlets 
  • 15-minute drive into Carmel-by-the-Sea for a morning at the beach
  • Lunch in the pedestrian area of town     
  • Sea otter safari with a Naturalist in The Elkhorn Slough  
  • A wine and canapés pairing stop at Folktale Winery on your return to Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Happy hour with prosecco and Morro Bay oysters upon your return to The Ranch
  • Dinner and evening at leisure
Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning at leisure to enjoy the resort’s many offerings including falconry, archery, golf, an artisan craft experience, bocce ball and lawn games, pickleball, tennis clinics, or yoga on the sundeck
  • Lunch on property  
  • Cheese-making workshop with the property’s resident artisan cheese maker
  • Meet the hard-working honeybees of Carmel Valley Ranch on an apiary tour complete with a cheese and fresh fruit board for a farewell happy hour 
  • Depart Monterey via private aircraft 
  • Transported home via black car
Accommodations, activities, and restaurants are subject to change in the travel industry. Any necessary modifications will be updated here and Manifest will ensure the modifications are in keeping with the original intention and quality of the outlined trip.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Black car service between your home and a private terminal at Van Nuys Airport
    • Round-trip flights on private aircraft to/from Monterey
    • All transportation in California as per the itinerary
    • Two nights at the Carmel Valley Ranch
    • All meals, activities, fees, and gratuities as per the itinerary

ACCOMMODATIONS

    • Carmel Valley Ranch, a luxury hotel in Carmel, California 
    • 650sq ft Santa Lucia Studio room with a king bed, large sitting area, fireplace and private deck with views of the surrounding valley countryside and ranch grounds 
    • 500-Acre resort with four onsite dining outlets, luxury spa, Peter Dye golf course
    • Fitness center, tennis courts, and a full production organic garden, fruit orchard, hen house, apiary, and salt house supplying the ranch and resident artisans 

WHAT TO BRING

    • 2 Days resort casual attire  
    • 2 Outfits for evenings 
    • 1 Fall weather jacket 
    • Layers as desired
    • Versatile footwear including comfortable walking shoes for our hike
    • Personal toiletries, including sunscreen
    • Swimsuit
    • Hat
    • Water bottle
    • Camera

FAQ

How strenuous is the hike upon arrival?
The guided hike up Huff ‘n’ Puff and Mucklehead Trails is less than two miles round trip with an elevation gain just over 475 ft. There are several trails in the immediate vicinity of the ranch. If accommodation for this activity is needed please let us know as soon in advance as possible, so we can plan accordingly.

What should I bring in preparation for the beach day?
You are welcome to bring anything you might like for your day at the beach! We will be providing you with a beach tote bag and towel, so you can save space packing those.  The beach is also within great walking proximity to the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea should you need or want to purchase any amenities.

Will I be sharing a hotel room?
This trip is designed for two guests to be sharing a Santa Lucia Studio room with a king bed at The Carmel Valley Ranch. If you or your travel companion prefer separate beds or prefer not to share a room, please let your Manifest Customer Care Representative know in advance, so we can work through that adjustment with you. 

dollar 5,990 pp

double occupancy (members only trip)

Oct 02 - Oct 04,

2020

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