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.

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MORE FROM THE RANCH

Learn about our health and safety protocols.

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Greens: Super Foods for Cognitive Health

Brain health has become a prominent nutrition topic which is no small wonder. Six million Americans and an estimated 55 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer's, a number that is only growing. Only recently has Alzheimer's Disease been acknowledged as a metabolic disease. Lifestyle choices like exercise, sleep, nutrition, social interaction, stress, and our environments affect our metabolism of nutrients, hormones, and a myriad of compounds that can harm or help our health.

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Life at Rancho La Puerta - follow us @rancholapuerta

Three-time Juno winner Gryphon Trio took us on a musical journey through Beethoven, Schubert, and Piazzolla for a passionate and enthusiastic series of concerts as part of our Chamber Music Festival. #rancholapuerta #pianotrio #chambermusic #violin #cello #piano ...

Get the most from your week whether you're a first-time guest or returning for another wonderful experience with these suggestions from Docent Luisa McCarthy. Follow the links in the profile to The Blog then First Timer Tips and Not To Miss Opportunities. What suggestions would you share?
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A week of wonder and delight with the 6th Annual Chamber Music Festival including wind quintet WindSync, Gryphon Trio, Patricia O'Callaghan, Monique Mead, and Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim. Chill out with your yoga mat out. Link to Events Calendar through the profile.
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You've heard the saying, "An apple a day," but just imagine what a "Handful of greens a day," can do for you. "Cognitive decline was slower with high intakes of vegetables, while fruit was not associated with cognitive change. Consuming almost three servings of vegetables slowed mental decline by 40%, and those consuming slightly more than four servings a day by 38% compared to those with about 1 serving a day." - Our Nutritionist and Registered Dietician Linda Illingworth explains. Greens: Super Foods for Cognitive Health. Link to the Blog through our profile.
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"I said-a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie
To the hip hip hop-a you don't stop the rock It to the bang-bang boogie, say up jump the boogie To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat." -Rapper's Delight.
Always great in Connie's Hip Hop Dance class.
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We're thrilled to announce the Rancho La Puerta Folk Festival June 17 - 24. Join us and these incredible musicians for an unforgettable week. Featured Musicians: Mary Gauthier, Chris Pierce, Kyshona, Steve Poltz, Phoebe Hunt, Jaimee Harris, Alex Wong, & Amber Rubarth (RLP Folk Festival Co-producer, Co-Host and Artist) + Matt Andrews(Grammy-winning recording engineer), + Carissa Stolting (Co-Producer, Co-Host and Commentator). Learn more through our profile link.
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Grit and Human Spirit. Grit is that digging deep within for the determination and will to get through something incredibly challenging. Our human spirit lifts us up and keeps us moving toward greater light, love, hope, and connection. -Emily Boorstein, Inner Fitness founder and Presenter.
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Join is for a one minute pause. Take a deep breath and slowly exhale. You can hear the wind chime, the creek running, birds chirping through the trees and the warm gentle wind blow through the oak grove at The Ranch. ...

“It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”
-Paulo Coelho. At the end of your fitness day at The Ranch sip tea by the crackle of your fire place, nap outdoors surrounded by the eucalyptus trees, and take a dip in your warmed dipping pool in Cielo Azul.
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Fitness Instructor and Manager Kristin Granillo makes these Bosu Crunches look easy. Don't let her fool you. But! She can help you reach your fitness goals and offer modifications in her engaging Tabata HIIT class. Her Tabata workout is an effective workout designed to enhance functional and athletic performance. It incorporates a variety of exercises, including bodyweight only, resistance training, and cardio.
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Where do you put your feet up?
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I started running last year because I had too much stress. I had insomnia and I knew I needed to get tired in a good way-Aesthetician Sofia Zamudio. How do you manage your stress or prepare for a good night of rest?
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“It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life for me. And I'm feeling good.” ― Nina Simone ...

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”― Albert Schweitzer
Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey in 2022. We look forward to sharing 2023 with you in peace, breath work, and community.
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The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. -Robert Holden
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If we listen to our inner critical voice and believe its destructive point of view, it can have serious negative consequences. James Beard winner and guest Chef Virginia Willis shares how she tackled her inner critic, lost 65 pounds, and joined us for our Seven-Mile Breakfast Hike. The Hike You Need? Link through the profile.
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Warm winter wishes and Happy Holidays from your Ranch family. ...

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