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Gorgeous location near parks and local shopping, only 20 minutes from Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf
Carmel Valley Lodge is centrally located near Monterey Peninsula Airport and Monterey, where visitors will find plenty of activities along the bay. It's a 15-minute drive to area shopping in Carmel Valley Village or Carmel-by-the-Sea, or 30 minutes to county and state parks.
Snug against the Santa Lucia Mountains, Carmel Valley is one of California's premier wine destinations. With world-class golf courses and rolling vineyards, this charming resort community invites visitors to experience a more rustic side of sunny California. Nearby Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley Village are great shopping destinations, while Monterey Bay is the place to be for surfing, fishing, sailing, and whale watching off the coast.
Carmel Valley Ranch is a 500-acre property offering modern luxury in a rustic, bucolic setting, with tall oak trees, organic gardens, and rolling vineyards. Rooms are decorated in soft tones and feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and Keurig coffeemakers. Enormous, immaculate bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate walk-in showers provide space to relax, along with small private decks and travertine fireplaces. The ranch's many features include two outdoor pools -- the River Ranch Pool, featuring a splash zone for kids, and the Lodge Pool -- as well as an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye. There are seven fire pits perfect for nightly fireside s'mores, and endless activities -- tai chi or beekeeping, anyone? -- that can keep both couples and families entertained. And everywhere, amazing views abound.