Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch

One Old Ranch Rd.
Carmel Valley, California 93923
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Reservation Phone: (866) 405-5037
Local Phone: (831) 625-9500

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In its new incarnation, Carmel Valley Ranch has transitioned from a golf and tennis resort to something more magical. In addition to revitalizing the existing structures, we've added a 10,500-square-foot spa, and created the ideal environment for play to be incorporated into every aspect of life, so that guests go home utterly relaxed and invigorated.

The Ranch is rich with activities ranging from hiking and yoga to apiculture and wine tasting. Challenge yourself on the picturesque golf course, test your skill on the tennis court or retreat to the spacious, all-suite accommodations to enjoy a soothing fireplace and breathtaking vistas of Carmel Valley.

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Size: All sizes
  • Breed restrictions: none
  • Cost per dog: $150 Per Stay
  • Percentage of rooms that are dog-friendly: Over 50%
  • Other comments: Pets must be leashed at all times while on property. Pets are restricted from the following areas of The Ranch: Clubhouse, Pool or Pool Area, River Ranch, Spa, and Organic Garden.

Dog-friendly property amenities:

  • Dog Waste Bags
  • Cozy Dog Beds
  • Dining/water bowls
  • Dog-friendly hiking/activity/attractions guide/listings at front desk

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Photo Credit: Håkan Dahlström (CC)
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Photo Credit: Håkan Dahlström (CC)
by Dave Kendrick, Co-founder DogTrekker.com

A reader recently mentioned that as part of our in-depth coverage of destinations around the state, we should provide tips that locals use to have fun with their dogs in their home towns or regions. Since Cannery Row and Monterey County are DogTrekker.com’s backyard playground, we thought this would be a good time to begin sniffing out how to navigate the local scene.

Tip 1: The Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row is a top attraction for many visitors. Dogs aren’t allowed inside, but that shouldn’t stop you from bringing your pup on a visit to the area. Here are some ways to do that:

• Short-term boarding: a seven-minute walk from the aquarium is Casa de Amigos Animal Hotel, where you can leave you pup (as long as she’s up to date on her vaccines) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a flat fee of $25. Other sitting services are listed here.

• Maya, DogTrekker.com’s Director of Barketing, loves to be pampered while her parents are checking out the latest aquarium exhibits. Close by is a full-service Petco groomer. Others can be found on DogTrekker.com and on the DogTrekker mobile app. more »
It’s not difficult these days to find hotels that accept dogs, but some seem to do so only grudgingly, with lots of restrictions. They’re dog-tolerant, but not what DogTrekker would call truly dog-friendly. At the top of the scale are places that not only court people traveling with pets, but provide access and services that go above and beyond the expected. more »
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