The Ranch at Laguna Beach
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California, United States of America
At a Glance
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 program 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
Fresh, seasonal Californian cuisine served in The Harvest restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
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Laguna Beach has a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season, this is when the weather is hottest but beaches can be over crowded. January and February are the rainiest months. If you are visiting in May, June or July, watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.
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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.
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 favorite 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.
There are 97 rooms and suites at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, spread throughout the spacious grounds with a small cluster of cottages around the pool. Decor is light and cool, reflective of Laguna Beach style with ocean colors and beach-chic furnishings. State of the art technology including a 49” HDTV can be found in all rooms and all feature outdoor space (patio or balcony), complimentary WiFi, dual vanities, complimentary coffee/tea and twice-daily housekeeping, including turndown service.
The Treehouse is an octagonal shaped private home which is perched above the grounds, boasting spectacular creek views from expansive picture windows. The Treehouse comprises two bedrooms, each with a full en-suite bathroom, one king sized and one queen-sized. The living room has a queen-sized sofa bed, as well as an open plan full kitchen and dining area.
Guests staying in The Treehouse will also benefit from state of the art technology, a dedicated ranch hand to assist with any additional needs and the use of a buggy to get up and down the hill to reach the main areas of The Ranch.
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These terraced two-storey cottages offer spacious accommodation with a large living/dining area, large bathroom and separate washroom, a king-size bedroom, queen-size bedroom and queen sofa bed. Each has a ground floor patio and a first-floor balcony off one of the bedrooms.
The Junior Ranger program partners with local naturalist guides to get little ones excited about the wilderness at The Ranch LB. There are daily events and activities suitable for families or kids, including lawn games, bonfires with s'mores, short family golf sessions and game nights. There are numerous family-friendly accommodation options. The Junior Ranger program is offered seasonally and days offered is subject to change.
Facilities include a saline (salt water) outdoor pool and hot tub, a spa that features four treatment rooms, 24-hour fitness center and 9-hole golf course. There is also the Harvest restaurant which serves up delicious menus for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, made up of comforting and fresh Californian cuisine. A large proportion of the ingredients are grown on site in The Ranch LB's vegetable and herb gardens so menus change seasonally. Reservations are strongly recommended for dinners. Ben's Pantry is open throughout the day and serves a selection of light bites and coffees in a laid-back setting. In-Room Dining is also available to guests in addition to a seasonal pool bar.
Activities on offer make the most of the rugged canyon landscapes, the beach and of course, the ocean! 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. Guests of the resort also receive 15% off watersport rentals at nearby Dana Point Harbor which includes kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, and jet skiing. Head into the downtown Laguna Beach for some fantastic boutique shopping, laid-back dining and even partying.
Ben Peters (Staff)
The Ranch at Laguna Beach is a hidden gem providing a beautiful retreat set out in dramatic scenery with one of Californias most amazing beaches only a 10-minute walk away from its entrance. The whole property has such a genuine feel about it and the staff are exceptionally helpful, very professional and always go the extra mile for their guests. The restaurant is brilliant, the cottages are very spacious and for an extra special treat be sure to try its spa!
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 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.
Location & directions
Laguna Beach, California, United States of America
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.
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