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A Personalized Experience

We welcome you with an elbow bump, a namaste, or in what has become a new Ranch ritual—crossing our arms and patting our own shoulders “abrazos!”.

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The Casitas

Dwell in beauty and privacy in one of our 86 casitas tucked away in luxuriant grounds. Each has a distinct personality and architectural flair.

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4,000 Acres

Rancho La Puerta’s 4,000 acres include 40 miles of hiking trails, 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, an organic farm, and La Cocina Que Canta cooking school.

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The Spa

Our four health and beauty centers will be your your balanced mind/body/spirit experience for the week, each staffed by skilled estheticians and therapists.

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Ranch Activities

Challenge your body in fitness classes. Trek majestic mountain trails. Learn the latest in health, psychology, science, culture and cuisine.

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Experience the evolution of Rancho La Puerta, an oasis of well-being over 80 years in the making.
Birds are chirping, leaves are billowing, people are smiling.
Sparkly pools, verdant gardens and charming casitas dot our 4,000-acre resort.
Take a fun-filled week to prioritize your wellness.
As you enter Rancho La Puerta, the frenetic world slips away.
The serenity is palpable as you step into lush gardens at the base of a sacred mountain.
The Ranch is more than a grand getaway. It’s a revelation about what matters—the door to a new way of being.
Give yourself the gifts of quietude, self-care and togetherness.
Hike some of the West’s most picturesque trails.
A legendary spa for your senses and soul.
We love our mornings at Rancho La Puerta. Sunrise hikes, bird songs, and Ranch granola.
Embark on a week that will change your life.
A Ranch retreat is a commitment to your health.
Plan now for golden hour hikes, balanced meals, and impeccable self-care.

Ranchera Solos are roomy studios with one bed. They are comfortable for one guest and are built in clusters in central areas closest to the Dining Hall and gyms.

Rancheras are roomy studios, comfortable for one or two guests and closest to the Dining Hall and gyms.

Our Haciendas are roomy and private, with great sitting areas and fireplaces

Our spacious Junior Villas have bedrooms that are more separate from sitting areas.

Villa Studios are the largest “studio” units at The Ranch, many accommodating up to three people. Our Luna rooms include an option for high-speed internet.

House-like, with two separate bedrooms and two private bathrooms

Cielo—a “heaven” or “sky.” Villas Cielo offer their guests very private sanctuaries.

THE SPA

A Place Of Healing

Beautiful possibilities await. Our four health and beauty centers will be your sanctuaries for the week, each staffed by skilled estheticians and therapists who have been widely trained…and often cross-trained in several disciplines. Our treatments use aromatic and medicinal herbs and other healing plants grown in our organic gardens at Tres Estrellas. Their purity and freshness is a source of great pride at Rancho La Puerta. Some see our treatments as pure pleasure, but in truth they are also a valuable and therapeutic part of your balanced mind/body/spirit experience at the Ranch.

Cleanse, Relax, Energize, Restore

Rates

Rancho La Puerta has always been a great value and remains so today while being consistently named one of the top destination spas in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure magazine.

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Specials

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FOUNDER’S STORY

The Szekely Family and the History of the Ranch

Origins of the Ranch – Family-owned and operated since 1940

Since the beginning our motto has been Siempre Mejor! — the Professor’s favorite greeting, delivered in his booming voice. “Always Better!” still guides us every day: Rancho La Puerta has been recognized around the world since the 1950s as the progenitor of the modern fitness resort and spa movement, and has been lauded by every major travel awards program.

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MORE FROM THE RANCH

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Lavished with Lavender

I love lavender! I love it as a flower, as an oil, and as a latte flavor. Lavender has become a buzz word in the wellness industry in recent years. It is used in nearly every beauty product I can think of, including soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion (like the Lavender Sage Hand and Body Lotion found at The Ranch), toothpaste, and face masks. Scientifically, lavender has qualities that make it great for sleep, relaxation, and stress relief. In today’s go-go-go craziness, it is no wonder that beauty brands recognize that we need a little help to slow down sometimes.

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Life at Rancho La Puerta - follow us @rancholapuerta

The Residences at Rancho La Puerta are as easy to access as your wonderful week at Rancho La Puerta. Just minutes from the Tecate border—bi-national living at its best. Link to Residences at Rancho La Puerta through the profile.
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Only two days left to vote in the Condé Nast 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards Survey. Vote, share, and tell them everything. They're giving away a trip for two. Click the link through the profile for more info and to participate. @cntraveler ...

How do you Savor The Ranch and bring your experience home? For guest Kathy Connelly it’s her watercolors and time for reflection. .
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This week at Rancho La Puerta, June 25.

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS

Amazing Oceans of Life
Presenter: Dr. Mark Hixon

ART, WORKSHOPS

Visual Fitness 4 All: Engaging Creativity & Insight®
Presenter: Renee Sandell

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY

Hands On Cooking Classes with Chef Gary Jenanyan
Presenter: Gary Jenanyan

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT

Violin and Cello Concert
Presenter: Kate Hatmaker and Alex Greenbaum

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS

Health and Beauty
Presenter: Tara Grodjesk

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY, EDUCATION, NUTRITION, WORKSHOPS

Regenerative Farming: Beyond Organic in the Garden and Kitchen
Presenter: Salvador Tinajero, Lindsey Heathcote, and Reyna Venegas

RACQUET SPORTS

Pickleball with Vicki Foster
Presenter: Vicki Foster

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS

Advances in Health, Vitality and Longevity
Presenter: Joseph B. Weiss

CONCERTS

Concert with Keith MacPherson
Presenter: Keith MacPherson

MINDFULNESS

Making Sense of Mindfulness
Presenter: Keith MacPherson

INNER FITNESS

Create Your Reality: Strategies and Tools for Powerful Everyday Living
Presenter: Christina Boyd-Smith

FITNESS, PILATES AND GYROKINESIS®

GYROKINESIS®
Presenter: Donna Place
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We had a great week with @katiekillebrew_flow_glow this week in our aquatics program. She’ll be back in August. #wateraerobics #synchronisedswimming #swimming #waterfitness ...

Solstice viewed from our Bazar del Sol by Jean Courtney. #rancholapuerta #sandiego #sunset #bronzesculpture ...

Vote now. We’re honored to announce that Rancho La Puerta has been nominated under Destination Spas in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. One week left to vote and they're giving away a cruise for two. Link through our profile. @cntraveler #rancholapuerta #sandiego #readerschoiceawards #Traveler ...

Happy Father’s Day to the dads, grand dads and father figures. We love you! ...

This week at Rancho La Puerta, June 18.

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-On Cooking Classes with Chef Ramses Bravo
Presenter: Chef Ramses Bravo

EDUCATION
Learning to Live with Less
Presenter: Amy Carstensen

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY, EDUCATION, NUTRITION, WORKSHOPS
Regenerative Farming: Beyond Organic in the Garden and Kitchen
Presenter: Salvador Tinajero, Lindsey Heathcote, and Reyna Venegas

EDUCATION, NUTRITION, WORKSHOPS
Nutrition
Presenter: Jill Nussinow

INNER FITNESS, MINDFULNESS
Simple Tools to Transform Your Life
Presenter: Lisa Lewtan

FITNESS, WORKSHOPS
Become Bodywise
Presenter: Megan Moseley

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Concerts with Mimi Fox
Presenter: Mimi Fox and Jeff Denson

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Tales from the Outdoor Adventure Medical Tent
Presenter: Brandee L. Waite, M.D.

FITNESS CLASSES
Fitness Retreat
Presenter: World-Class Staff
See link to Events Calendar Through Profile.
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The beautifully designed Resident Village Center will be home to the concierge, fitness center, and juice bar and be the hub of activity for The Residence Community.
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Join us for Regenerative Farming: Beyond Organic in the Garden and Kitchen during your stay the week of June 22 and June 29. Get hands-on time harvesting crops at the farm, gain new knowledge on land health, and learn preservation techniques to use in your kitchen.
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Happy Global Wellness Day.

The main aims of the day are:
To recognize the value of our lives
To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year
To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits
To make peace with ourselves
To raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not just for today, but for the remaining 364 days of the year.
How are you honoring yourself today?
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Hellooooo Friday! Nice to see you.
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Having our cake and eating it too. Celebrations for our 82nd birthday continue through dinner tonight. Thank you everyone for making this day so special and for sending your good wishes.
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#1 International Destination Spa in Travel + Leisure’s 2021

#1 International Destination Spa in Travel + Leisure’s 2021
World’s Best Awards

From Travel + Leisure ©2021 Travel + Leisure Holdco, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Destinations, Inc. Travel +Leisure is published by TI Inc. Affluent Media Group, a subsidiary of Meredith Corporation. Meredith Corporation is not affiliated with Wyndham Destinations, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Used under license.

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