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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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Rajas & Picadillo Sopes with Salsa Verde

During the month of September, we celebrate the independence of Mexico by gathering with family and friends and sharing “Antojitos” (snacks), salsas and aguas frescas.

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Life at Rancho La Puerta - follow us @rancholapuerta

This week at Rancho La Puerta, September 24.

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Jazz Standards, Neo-Romantic and New Age Solo Piano
Presenter: Loren Wilken

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Soirée a Deux Violins
Presenter: Pei-Chun Tsai and Jeff Thayer

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

EDUCATION, WELLNESS, WORKSHOPS
Lifestyle Changes
Presenter: Ben Brown

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Gatherings with Purpose: How to Design, Lead, and Engage Together
Presenter: Melinda Fine

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-On Cooking Classes with Kim O’Donnel
Presenter: Kim O'Donnel

INNER FITNESS
Inner Fitness: Authentic Alignment
Presenter: Anne Van de Water

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Unleash Your Inner Athlete for Brain Health and Longevity
Presenter: Eric Cruz

SPA TREATMENTS
Melt Away your Stress.
Presenter: Spa Staff
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The things we see and experience in our Oak Tree Pavilion! Gong Master Sound Healer 'DJ' brought his planetary gongs, singing bowls, flutes, chimes, drums, and more for a week of amazing body vibrating sound healing experiences. Gracias DJ.
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Getting our spin on with always fun and amazing Instructor Cece. Cycling's offered three times a week in our Pai Pai gym and spin bikes are available throughout the week. Use our pedals or bring your shoes and pedals for a great week of cardio to compliment our strength and stretch classes.
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Enjoy these Rajas & Picadillo Sopes with Salsa Verde from our culinary team in celebration of Mexico's Independence day. Link to the blog through our profile.
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The ancient Mayans said hummingbirds were the sun disguised as a bird to court the moon. Other groups saw them as messengers between the divine and earth and bringing messages of love and hope. We love when they pass through out patios and rest in our trees. ...

Chilies, Healthy Guts, and Antioxidants. Chilies have a surprising amount of health benefits and a broad range in the Scoville heat index from very mild sweet bell pepper to a gnarled mind-numbing Carolina reaper. Link to the blog through our profile.
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At The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, the finely crafted details help bring out the spirit of Mexico in your home. Baskets from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, are made by families the same way their ancestors made them, and the clay vases are from a small atelier in Oaxaca to bring joy to your home.

For more information, including floor plans and pricing at The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, please click our website through the profile. #realestate #spanisharchitectue #wellnesscommunity #rancholapuerta #sandiegorealestate
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"Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you." -William Blake.

This week at Rancho La Puerta, September 10.

Natural and Cultural History of Our Region
Presenter: Mike Wilken

Amp Up Your Interpersonal Effectiveness!
Presenter: Denise M. Dudley

Concert with Miles Graber, Alex Greenbaum, Martha Aarons, and Lev Polyakin

Get Your Nature Groove On!
Presenter: Judie Lincer

Concert
Presenter: Tuna Real de Tecate

Hands-on Cooking Classes with Chef AJ
Presenter: Chef AJ

Pilates with Gia Calhoun
Presenter: Gia Calhoun

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

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What are some things people need to know about olive oil? Are they all the same? Recent guest presenter and Olive Oil Sommelier Theodora Stephan has answers.
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How will you spend your time at The Residences at Rancho La Puerta? Our first house was launched and is fully furnished and ready to be a home. With many paths to ownership, The Residences are a wellness community dedicated to sustainability and beauty.
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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~Buddha

This week at Rancho La Puerta, September 3.

ART, EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Creative Photography with the iPhone
Presenter: Karen Divine

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Finding the Actor in You
Presenter: Sheldon Larry

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS
Finding Your Personal Equilibrium
Presenter: Brian Peter Brinig

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Violin and Piano Concert
Presenter: Pei-Chun Tsai

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands On Cooking Classes with Jean Courtney
Presenter: Jean Courtney

NUTRITION
Cutting Edge Nutrition
Presenter: Patti Milligan

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Songs of the Heart
Presenter: Clairdee & Ken French

FITNESS
Get Your Body and Mind Moving
Our Awesome Staff

MINDFULNESS
Inner Fitness: Love and Mindfulness
Presenter: Linda Carroll

MINDFULNESS
Meditation
Presenter: Jacques-Pierre Cole

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We had a great week with @katiekillebrew_flow_glow and her Synchronized Swimming workshop. The grand finale performance was fantastic. She taught guests how to float, kick, and swim with grace and poise. ...

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With 11 gyms and over 40 fitness classes offered daily by our phenomenal staff and guest presenters, you can build the perfect week program for your needs. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a workout designed to elevate your heart rate quickly, take you out of your comfort zone, and give you just enough recovery time between sets so you can ramp it up and increase your exertion over time. It’ll get your body moving faster and harder than a typical steady-paced workout. Link to the story through profile link to Blog.
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At The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, the spirit of Mexico is brought out in finely crafted details of your home like this locally sourced volcanic rock entryway. Every attention to detail is meticulously thought out to bring warmth and joy to your home.

For more information, including floor plans and pricing at The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, please click our website through the profile. #realestate #spanisharchitecture #wellnesscommunity #rancholapuerta #sandiegorealestate
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“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” - Audrey Hepburn.

This week at Rancho La Puerta, August 20.

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Trio Jazz Magic
Presenter: Kristen Strom, Scott Sorkin, and Ruth Davies

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Wild Women of Blues.
Presenter: Pamela Rose, Ruth Davies, Daria Johnson, Kristen Strom, and Scott Sorkin

COOKING CLASSES, CULINARY
Hands-On Cooking Class with Theo Stephan

CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Concerts by George Lopez

FITNESS, WATER CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
Synchronized Swimming with Katie Killebrew
Presenter: Katie Killebrew

INNER FITNESS
Inner Fitness: Design Your Life
Presenter: Karen Kimsey-House
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At The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, the spirit of Mexico is brought out in finely crafted details of your home. Every attention to detail is designed for your senses and well-being with respect for the natural surroundings.

For more information, including floor plans and pricing at The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, please click our website through the profile. #realestate #spanisharchitectue #wellnesscommunity #rancholapuerta #sandiegorealestate
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Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of August trembled like a butterfly. ―adapted from Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets. View of Mt. Kuchuma from our Villas Spa. #rancholpauerta #landscaping #wildflowers ...

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