Laid-back and luxurious in true California style, The Ranch at Laguna Beach invites relaxation after driving the coastal highway. Aliso Wood & Canyons provides a stunning backdrop to this family-friendly oasis, a short walk from the beach.
Set in the heart of a beautiful canyon which makes for a perfect backdrop, yet still just a short walk or complimentary shuttle ride from the beach
Coastal ranch chic decor throughout, showcasing the work of local interior designers and artists
Fantastic family activity programme with a heavy focus on nature and adventures within the resort grounds
On-site 9-hole golf course which makes the most of the hotel's creek and canyon setting
A secluded location carved into the Aliso & Wood Canyons sets The Ranch at Laguna Beach apart from the hustle and bustle of this charming surf town with its independent boutiques, galleries and laid-back party atmosphere. Despite being set back from the southern coastal highway, The Ranch LB remains just a short walk or a complimentary shuttle ride from the golden sands of Laguna Beach, offering the best of both worlds when it comes to relaxation and beach adventures.
The elegant, coastal ranch decor is a constant reminder of The Ranch LB's California cool, showcasing work by local interior designers & artists and making the most of resources sourced from the area. As well as a selection of studio and one-bedroom suites, The Ranch LB boasts some fantastic family-friendly accommodation with a collection of two-bedroom cottages clustered around the pool and the pièce de résistance, The Treehouse with its quirky octagonal exterior showcasing large picture windows on all sides, two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.
Each of the 97 guestrooms is spread throughout the grounds, all just steps from the main hub where you can find a salt water swimming pool and hot tub, restaurant, bar and terrace which is the perfect spot for breakfast, as well as a spa and access to the resort's renowned golf course. This historical 9-hole course remains a firm favourite among locals and there is a jovial atmosphere at the club house, from where you can take a refreshing cocktail or coffee to go before beginning a round. Look out for the resident deer which seem to have found a comfortable home in the canyon and can often be seen in the distance as you take a swing!
Aliso Beach provides a playground for adventures to suit all ages, and a Junior Rangers Programme keeps things exciting (and a touch educational) for little ones. On-site resort activities include golfing, sand volleyball, bocce ball, stargazing, live music and other family friendly activities. Laguna Beach offers 15,000 acres of trails (offsite) that allow guests to enjoy running, hiking or mountain biking. The Ranch at Laguna Beach offers mountain bike rentals that includes transportation to the trails, while guests of the resort also receive fifteen percent off watersport rentals at nearby Dana Point Harbor which includes kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and jet skiing. This peaceful spot at the southern end of the beach is the perfect place for some laid-back exploration and simply unwinding.
When to visit
The canyon attracts an abundance of deer! Keep your eyes peeled as you tuck into breakfast or enjoy a round of golf.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach is located at the southern end of Laguna Beach, set back slightly from the beach in Aliso & Wood Canyons. The canyon provides a beautiful backdrop whilst the beach can be reached by a five-minute walk or complimentary shuttle ride. The main shops and restaurants are just a 5-10 minute drive.
Catch a Baseball Game
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on hot dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
The Zoo, located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, is 100 acres and houses over 800 species from the forests and jungles of the world. The Zoo, along with the Safari Park in Escondido are world-renowned for their conservation efforts.
Sweet-Spots Cycle in Santa Monica
An ideal tour for families, this three hour culinary cycle tour takes you through the best sweet-tooth foodie spots in Santa Monica to sample the best ice cream parlours and patisseries to hit the scene.
Whale Watching in Laguna Beach
Head out to the ocean for an exciting whale watching excursion, viewing the whales and dolphins that call this part of the California coast their home. Best visited from April through to December, don't forget your binoculars or your camera.