Shot from the drive in, lavender fields avail for guest to cut their own bunch.
Ranch Decor has a cozy minimalist vibe. Very soothing, tasteful, and beautiful. The natural surroundings take the center stage, with the furniture completing the picture.
The lodge restaurant does the same , natural ingredients taking center stage, farm to table food , fresh from the garden flowers, even salt and honey from the ranch. All the decor has a classic nature theme with elements of the ranch , intermixed with modern natural beauty. Makes for a seamless artful atmosphere.
Food fresh, and The Valley offers nice wine pairings. Service fantastic, very professional , subtle, and friendly. Dig the gingham shirts on the servers too, completes the valley look.
I fancy myself a horiticulturalist, ok , a gardener, ok, i have a small cutting garden with and two potted tomato plants, with tomatos I have eaten.
The gardens are amazing, every botany naturalist, or just lover of pretty things, dream.
Do not forget the hen house and wrought iron chickens rounding out the garden and its beauty.
The Carmel Valley Ranch highlights:
- Hiking , tennis, swimming and golf. Yoga , horseback riding. My fav, the beautiful hiking trails on the campus, various levels available.
- Can be very family oriented, s’mores by the bonfire available every night , lots of cool activites. All ages.
- Beautiful pools
- World class spa
- Foodie style food options and cooking classes.
Carmel by the sea with excellent shopping and dining nearby.
It was pretty darn dreamy. Can not wait to go back.