Ranch in name only, cattle wouldn't be allowed anywhere near the greens of this golf and tennis focused getaway, nor would they be welcome in the modern-yet-cozy lodge. Here at Carmel Valley Ranch is where California's hot western landscape meets the manicured on-site golf course. The 18-hole, original Pete Dye design hosts schools and private lessons to improve your putting, long game or short game.
If there's still some more swing in your arms, the 10 hard and two clay Tennis courts are where you'll find regular tournaments for guests. And trust us, it's easier to feel unabashed about beating someone you'll never meet again.
Carmel Valley Ranch has an unassuming coziness that is perfect for relaxing after an active day. Wind down in the sauna before watching the sunset from your private deck or settling with a book next to the wood-burning fireplace.