Rancho Santa Fe Luxury Accommodations

The award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa - Southern California's only Relais & Châteaux property - has garnered a reputation as one of the West's most sought-after five star resorts. A sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, this Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property near Del Mar, California completed a $30 million renovation in 2013 including remodeled guest casitas, a brand new restaurant, new bar, and completely remodeled meeting space, as well as major enhancements to The Spa and fitness center.

Among the property's offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios; rejuvenating spa treatments and a wellness-oriented fitness program at The Spa; two distinctive restaurants - Veladora and The Pony Room - showcasing Rancho Valencia's farm-to-table philosophy; and an award-winning tennis program.

ACCOMMODATIONSComfort, privacy and all the amenities of home

Wake up to a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice and a newspaper delivered to your door each morning. Pamper yourself with custom-blended bath products. In the evening, immerse yourself in romance with a glowing fire and a bottle of wine on your private hotel suite patio.

DINING - Infused with the flavors of Rancho Santa Fe, California

The talented culinary team, led by Executive Chef Jarrod Moiles and Chef De Cuisine Josh Holt, works personally with some of the country's most notable farms to source the elements for Rancho Valencia's cuisine, ensuring only the best ingredients and freshest flavors possible at the two restaurants. 

SPA - Enter the gates and discover an enclave of possibility

Tucked away amidst lush gardens and olive groves lies an enchanting escape of self-discovery, wellness and relaxation - The Spa at Rancho Valencia. Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of herbs, flowers, oils and minerals that make up the world's canvas, our spa resort in Southern California offers tempting choices to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind.

ACTIVITIES - One destination. Unlimited opportunities for adventure.

With the year-round sunny climate of Southern California, Rancho Valencia offers guests access to a variety of outdoor activities on the resort grounds and throughout the area. Explore the beautiful surroundings in Rancho Santa Fe and pedal off with our resort bicycles. Take in a yoga class to enhance your practice and attain a sense of inner calm. Hit the courts at our top-ranked tennis facility to work on your serve. Dabble in dozens of other diversions, all close at hand. 

WEDDINGS & MEETINGS - Abundant in timeless luxury, events at Rancho Valencia are truly inspired experiences.
With lush landscaping, beautiful surroundings and open air event space, Rancho Valencia is an enchanting venue for your upcoming event. Whether you envision corporate meetings, executive retreats or weddings and celebrations with family and friends, the hotel offers a variety of wedding venues and meetings rooms - from the ballroom to gardens and everything in between. Rancho Valencia boasts a stellar staff, dedicated to ensuring each and every detail is executed flawlessly.

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Rancho Valencia is where lush citrus and olive groves meet sunset skies dotted with hot air balloons. Where cuisine is crafted using fresh, seasonal produce, herbs grown right on property, and local Temecula honey. And where the steaks come from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. It all adds up to an exceptional dining experience that is far from the ordinary, and simply perfect.


Veladora-  Taking inspiration from Rancho Valencia's Mediterranean influences, Veladora serves fresh, handcrafted and simply delicious Coastal Ranch cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

The Pony Room - A favorite among locals and resort guests alike. In addition to a wide selection of locally brewed craft beers and 100 variations of tequila, the bar also serves one of the area's most impressive collections of high-end wines and hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind signature cocktails.

Wine Room - Step into the Wine Cave for a truly exceptional dining experience. Enclosed in brick and accented with leather and glass, the Wine Cave is home to our most valuable and rare fine wines.

Rein - A poolside oasis where swaying palms, liberal libations, and cool cabanas come to play.

In-Room Dining - A most private dining experience serving selections from Veladora, The Pony Room and beyond, in-room dining comes complete with our signature Rancho Valencia service. 


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Every detail at this Southern California spa resort is meticulously tailored to create the ultimate destination for wellness and tranquility, starting with the basics like freshly-made organic fruit and vegetable juices to a Yoga Pavilion, Pilates studio, advanced exercise programs, and fitness sessions hosted by top-tier wellness professionals.

Discover the world's invigorating essences and inspire your own journey of self-discovery - one that will stay with you long after your stay at our San Diego area spa resort has

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Rancho Valencia was hand selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest Five-Star hotels in the world (2017) and was awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award (2017), both for four consecutive years. The resort has also been ranked as the #1 resort in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2015) and was listed on Condé Nast Traveler's 2016 Reader's Choice Awards List.

In 2016, Rancho Valencia was among the Top 20 Hideaways selected by the readers of Andrew Harper's Hideaway ReportTravel + Leisure also included Rancho Valencia among its Top 50 Hotels in the World (2016), and Tennis Magazine continues to name the resort as its #1 U.S. Tennis Resort each year.  Most recently, Rancho Valencia was named Best Wellness Program from Organic Spa Magazine.

GayTravel's Celebrity Guru, Mark Vogler recently visited this beautiful property. Watch his video and read his blog to see why we recommend the luxurious Rancho Valencia!

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