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Carmel Valley Ranch, California, USA

Carmel Valley Ranch


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Post Ranch Inn £££££

  • USA
  • Boutique
  • Unusual
  • Wellness and Spa

Perched high atop the rugged cliffs of Big Sur and set amidst a private 100-acre estate, Post Ranch Inn is a striking architectural building, built using recycled material creating a rustic yet elegant design that blends beautifully with the peaceful surroundings. The 40 guest rooms and cabins have wood burners, and private decks and all make the most of either mountain or ocean views. Infinity pools and spacious decking take advantage of the seemingly never-ending views with superb floor to ceiling windows. This, along with an in-house spa, ensures that this adult-only hotel is a beautiful destination to relax and rejuvenate the senses.

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The Ahwahnee Hotel £££££

  • USA
  • Wilderness

The Ahwahnee Hotel is a treasured lodge, nearly as famous as the park itself. Completed in 1927 and designed with the natural surroundings in mind. Public spaces are grand, with wooden beams, huge stone fireplaces, high ceilings and both the dining room and lounge having floor to ceiling windows. The 123 spacious rooms and suites, many with balconies, offer views of the surrounding wilderness. With access to many of the best walks and sights including Glacier Point, this is a fantastic place to stay for exploring the park.

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Belmond El Encanto £££££

  • USA
  • Beach and Island Escapes
  • Wellness and Spa

Located on the hillside in Santa Barbara, between the lush green mountains and the Pacific Ocean. El Encanto is a beautiful hideaway with Spanish design, fantastic views over the ocean and close to the buzzing town of Santa Barbara. The elegant boutique hotel has undertaken a seven-year restoration period to rejuvenate the historic building which dates back to 1913. Expansive swimming pools and a beautiful spa offers the opportunity to relax, and with the town of Santa Barbara on the doorstep, there is plenty to explore.

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