Rancho La Puerta: Destination Spa | Fitness and Spa Retreat

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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Cardio A Go-Go

Kymberly Williams-Evans recently brought her high level of fun and fabulous dance moves to Cardio Dance week. We couldn't have had a better time while breaking into a sweat. In her Cardio 60's Go-Go class, we learned how to do the lawnmower, the swim, the jerk, and a handful of other groovy arm-swinging moves while getting in a fun-paced 45-minute workout. It was part of her Cardio Dance week which included dance moves and songs from Motown, Latin, and Disco, 

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Life at Rancho La Puerta - follow us @rancholapuerta

Let the beauty we love be what we do.- Rumi.

This week at Ranch La Puerta, December 3.

EDUCATION, FITNESS, WORKSHOPS
Walking as a Way of Life
Presenter: Lynn Weigand

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
The Sea
Presenter: Paul Atkins

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Enhancing Your Relationships for a Healthier and Happier Life
Presenter: Mehrad Nazari

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands On Cooking Classes with Kristine Kidd
Presenter: Kristine Kidd

FITNESS, PILATES AND GYROKINESIS®
Gyrokinesis with Roseann Baker
Presenter: Roseann Baker

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

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
The Perfect Lifestyle: Food, Wine, Sex, and Chocolate
Presenter: Robert Vogel, M.D.

FITNESS, MEDITATION, HEALING
Over 40 Classes Daily
World Class Staff
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Chocolate (xocolatl) was originally developed by the Maya people of southern Mexico, long before the Spanish conquest. This creamy hot chocolate is based on an authentic Mexican drink recipe and has a secret ingredient. We think you'll love it. Recipe through link.
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Our bodies absorb nutrients from juices faster than from solid foods because the gut does not need to do as much digestive work. Consume multiple servings of quality fruits and veggies without feeling weighed down or bloated with a fresh glass of Liver Lover. In a blender or juicer combine
1 large beet or 2-3 small
½ green apple
2 inches of ginger
1 small cucumber or half if it is large.
buen provecho!
You can also see the recipe through our blog profile link.
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If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." - Dolly Parton.
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Wild Salmon, Pomegranate Salsa & Curried Butternut Squash Purée
It is time to enjoy the sweetness of pomegranate, the creaminess of butternut squash, and the pureness of basil and parsley with this delicious roasted or grilled salmon recipe. Recipe through Recipe link through proifle.
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The Water Therapy treatments at The Ranch incorporate Watsu, Healing Dance, Massage, and gentle movements to address the stresses of both your body and your mind. #rancholapuerta #watsu #watertherapy ...

Strangers No More- A Poem by Becky Mello
Walk a mile
Then walk two
Let me walk there in your shoes
What you do and who you are
As you come from near and far
Should I nod, say hello
Or would you rather be alone
Or with your friends and not with me
On day one of Rancho week
Read the full poem through the Blog link in the profile.
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Going to a go go. Really great Cardio Dance class today, “Going to the 60’s Go-Go, with Kymberly Williams-Evans showing us how to get our groove on and Guest Instructor April Westmoreland MoseBrook bringing her costume and singing a few classics from the era while we stretched.
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Taking a moment for Wellness Wednesday. #rancholapuerta #chillax #selfcare #wellbeing #spalife ...

Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
-Coldplay, "Yellow."
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Improve your pickleball game during a wellness adventure that will leave you renewed, recharged and feeling your best. Begin your day on a scenic garden hike, enjoy our farm-fresh breakfast, play pickleball, and then relax during a sports massage. We have six lighted courts, beginner and intermediate pickleball classes and pickup games year-round.
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“The highest form of grace is silence. Silence is also the highest spiritual instruction.” -Veera Sanjana in her class Energy Movement Yoga.
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How can you create a super-charged experience of gratitude in your life? The Gift of Gratitude:
Step one: Come into the present moment. Take a deep breath and place your hand on your heart.

Step Two; Look around you. What do you see? Are you in your home surrounded by things you enjoy? Beloved people? Pets you adore? Begin by feeling thankfulness for these people and things. Next, include yourself; what are you thankful for in yourself?

Step Three: Take another breath and allow yourself to feel love for what/who you see. What gifts do you receive from their presence in your life?

Step Four: Allow yourself to fully experience joy in this moment. A bit of wonder and awe at the beauty in your life.

Step Five: Breathe again and see if you can surrender into more happiness, allowing and receiving the gifts you have been given.
Steps to Deeper Understanding on our blog. Link through the profile
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This week at Rancho La Puerta, November 5

EDUCATION, NUTRITION, WORKSHOPS
The Mediterranean Diet: A Way of Life
Presenter: Paulette Mitchell

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
The Techy Traveler
Presenter: Brett Mitchell

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Lifestyle Changes
Presenter: Ben Brown

ENTERTAINMENT, WORKSHOPS
Stories of Wisdom, Laughter, and Healing
Presenter: Joel ben Izzy

INNER FITNESS
Creating a Purpose-Driven + Liberated Life
Presenter: Amy Matthews

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-On Cooking Classes with Natasha Feldman
Presenter: Natasha Feldman

CONCERTS, WRITING
Acoustic Folk Concerts
Presenter: Amber Rubarth

YOGA
Gentle Yoga
Presenter: Veera Sanjana

FITNESS
Clinical Fitness Assessment
Presenter: Jody Miller

FITNESS
Get Fit, Get a Life
World Leading Fitness Staff
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“I realized I could do whatever I wanted, but I have to be focused, and sometimes even then, it’s not going to happen the way I think. And that’s not a reason to stop.” Friday Fitness. Fire up you core and build your cardio endurance in one of Instructor Milgros’ classes. Link in through bio. .
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Aztec dancers Grupo Tlatlaui enter the dining hall to offer blessings as part of their performance during our Dia de los Muertos celebration. ...

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with Luisa McCarthy as a Catrina. ...

Our Dia de los Muertos altar in our dining hall. #rancholapuerta #diadelosmuertos #sandiego ...

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