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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.

History of the Ranch
MORE FROM THE RANCH

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Passion Fruit

Fresh from our juice bar at The Ranch comes this delicious creamy vegan chocolate mousse recipe. It’s so easy and quick to whip up that it’s a favorite for a quick treat. Chill it in the fridge and serve it after a lovely warm day’s lunch if you need a lush chocolate fix in the middle of the day. Oh! And did we mention it’s dairy-free and uses avocado for that creamy and silky texture? Buen Provecho!

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Life at Rancho La Puerta - follow us @rancholapuerta

This week at Rancho La Puerta, May 14.

ENTERTAINMENT, WORKSHOPS, WRITING
Folklore and Stories
Presenter: Rabbi Michael R. Zedek

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Get Your Nature Groove on!
Presenter: Judie Lincer

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT, WORKSHOPS
Music is Medicine for the Body, Heart and Soul
Presenter: Gary Malkin

INNER FITNESS
Inner Fitness: Reconnect with Your Human Being
Presenter: Adriana Reid

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Concert: Music, Magic and Mayhem
Presenter: Marshall Chapman

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-On Cooking Classes to Keep Your Brain Happy
Presenter: Jean Courtney and Isabel Cruz

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Empower Your Health: Your Road Map for Everyday Wellbeing
Presenter: Oliveyah Fisch

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
The Brain, Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Vagus Nerve Unmasked
Presenter: Jacqueline Chan

FITNESS, RACQUET SPORTS
Pickleball
Presenter: Nancy Meyer

HOLISTIC HEALING
Refresh and Renew with Sound
Presenter: Gary ‘Dhyanjot’ Grenus
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The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all other moments. -Thich Nhat Hanh
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Meet our new Acupuncturist, Dr. Wiri Andrade. Dr. Andrade incorporates South American native healing practices with traditional Chinese medicine to restore the "energy flow" or "life force" for pain relief associated with various conditions. @wahealing
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We kid because we love. Happy Mother's Day! Wishing all you moms a joyous day.
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Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. - John Lubbock

This week at Rancho La Puerta, May 7 - 13.

INNER FITNESS
Inner Fitness: Reconnect with Your Human Being
Presenter: Adriana Reid

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-On Cooking Classes to Keep Your Brain Happy
Presenter: Jean Courtney and Isabel Cruz

Integrative Medicine and Optimal Health
Presenter: Victoria Maizes

FITNESS
Feldenkrais
Presenter: Ilana Nachoum

ART, EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
The Magic, Myths and Magnetism of Art
Presenter: Diane Arkin

CONCERTS
Dances and Fantasies for Two Violins & Piano
Tangos and Spanish Flair
Romantic Guitars
Monique Mead, Ashley Lucero, Mircea Gogoncea, Gregory Walker, Lori Wolf Walker

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When Deborah turned 90 she said “Nothing in my body is 90 years old apart from my knowledge,” and turning 100 today the sentiment remains. ...

Nice to have Consuls Thomas E. Reott and Carlos Gonzalez with us to celebrate. ...

Three generations of the Szekely family celebrating life, love, and family together. 🎉🎂💃🏼🕺🏼✨🌸🎺🍃 ...

The city of Tecate, San Diego, Ranch staff, & Deborah’s friends helping make Deborah’s 100th an amazing night. ...

Centenarian health spa founder finds lessons in a grasshopper. It is mindboggling to have founded a legendary health spa, created a museum, developed a residential community, and authored a book that is published on your 100th birthday.
Link in profile to Column: San Diego Union-Tribune
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It’s impossible to blow out 100 candles on a cake! Without your help. - Deborah Szekely.

Happy Birthday to Rancho La Puerta co-founder Deborah Szekely. She turns 100 this week and we're celebrating all week.

Happy Birthday, dear Deborah party!
Presenter: Deborah Szekely

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Yam Beat Concert
Presenter: Yam Beat

COOKING CLASSES
Hands-On Cooking Classes
Presenter: Sara Polczynski

INNER FITNESS, WELLNESS
Nurturing Your Emotional Health
Presenter: Gyll Turteltaub

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Chamber Music
Presenter: Nic McGegan (piano), Joana Morrison (cello), Martha Aarons (flute), Lev Polyakin (violin)

EDUCATION, NUTRITION, WORKSHOPS
Hot Topics for Holistic Health and Nutrition
Presenter: Kim Ross

INNER FITNESS
Meditation
Presenter: Sylvia Boorstein

INNER FITNESS
Choose Love! The Inner Fitness Program, with Emily Boorstein
Presenter: Emily Boorstein

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Pick your week of Aquatics this summer. Synchronized swimming combines the skills of ice-skating, dance, music, ballet, Yoga and flexibility, scuba diving, floating, water polo, speed swimming, showmanship, and glamour. Learn Synchronized Swimming with Katie Killebrew the week of August 20.
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Hey Hot Stuff, It's Step Aerobics! You don’t need a leotard or legwarmers for our Step class with Jennifer DeMarco. But love for Donna Summer will help and your baggy sweats, yoga pants, or shorts will do just fine. Link to Blog through Profile.
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