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Early Bird

We love our mornings at Rancho La Puerta. Sunrise hikes, bird song, organic granola. Be an early bird with your next booking. Reserve your Ranch stay nine months, or more,…

November 1, 2020

Luna Connections

In our 81-year history, we have always valued the connection to self, others, and nature. 2020 changed how we interact, and we received numerous requests for in-room WiFi. In response,…

March 1, 2021

Perfect Balance Sabbatical

We have enjoyed coming to Rancho La Puerta for an extended period of time because it affords us the time and the space and the structure to ground our intentions…

January 2, 2021

Family Week 2021

“It’s so nice that we have our vacation together, but we also get to do things separately.  My daughter is off doing her cooking class and now I get to…

July 31, 2021

Lifestyle Medicine Program

An Integrative Approach to Your Health Improve your mood, diet, sleep habits, fitness abilities, and overall wellbeing. The expert team at Rancho La Puerta, together with Lifewellness Institute medical professionals,…

January 2, 2021

5th Annual Chamber Music Festival

Delight your senses... Our 5th Annual Chamber Music Festival features ten of the world’s finest musicians who will inspire you with extraordinary performances set in the relaxed atmosphere of The…

February 5, 2022

Team Spirit

Team Spirit Bring out the best in each member of your group at Rancho La Puerta. Everyone thrives with nourishing farm-to-table meals, mountain trails, warm pools and every kind of…

July 27, 2021


Week of Jul 24 - Jul 30 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Chef Deborah Schneider

Deborah Schneider is Executive Chef & Partner of the award-winning SOL Mexican Cocina and Solita Tacos & Margaritas restaurants, currently with six locations in California, Arizona, and Colorado, which focus…
Week of Jul 31 - Aug 6 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Chef Palma Bellinghieri

Chef Palma Bellinghieri directs and teaches the popular camp series “For Young Chef’s,” teaching healthy eating, food preparation, and cooking for children and teens. Palma Bellinghieri is a second-generation culinary…
Week of Aug 7 - Aug 13 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Isabel Cruz & Jean Courtney

Jean Courtney is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur, and perpetual learner on a mission to make every day wellness easy and efficient.  A decade ago, after retiring as a legal investigator,…
Week of Aug 14 - Aug 20 2021
Week of Aug 21 - Aug 27 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan, chef, cookbook author and Director of Vegan Baking and Pastry at the Rouxbe Online Culinary School, is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Professionally trained, Fran…
Week of Aug 28 - Sep 3 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Isabel Cruz & Jean Courtney

Jean Courtney is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur, and perpetual learner on a mission to make every day wellness easy and efficient.  A decade ago, after retiring as a legal investigator,…
Week of Sep 4 - Sep 10 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Chef Virginia Willis

Georgia-born French-trained Chef Virginia Willis has made chocolate chip cookies with Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson, foraged for berries in the Alaskan wilderness, harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering…
Week of Sep 11 - Sep 17 2021
Week of Sep 18 - Sep 24 2021
Week of Sep 25 - Oct 1 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Jill Silverman Hough

Whether I’m writing cookbooks or working with magazines or brands, I’m all about happy cooking and delicious food. My latest cookbook is Finger Lickin’ Chicken, a mini e-book of recipes…
Week of Oct 2 - Oct 8 2021
Week of Oct 9 - Oct 15 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Kim O'Donnel

For more than a decade, Seattle-based journalist and chef Kim O'Donnel has dispensed culinary advice and covered food policy at numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Civil Eats, Culinate, Mother…
Week of Oct 16 - Oct 22 2021
Week of Oct 23 - Oct 29 2021

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Cooking Class

Presenter: Jill Nussinow

Jill Nussinow is a culinary educator, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the author of four cookbooks. Her award-winning cookbooks feature plant-based recipes and include The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal…
Week of Oct 30 - Nov 5 2021

Cooking Classes

Presenter: Kate Sherwood

Kate Sherwood is the culinary director and executive chef of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in Washington, DC. She writes The Healthy Cook recipe page for…
Week of Nov 6 - Nov 12 2021
Week of Nov 13 - Nov 19 2021

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Cooking Classes

Presenter: Chef Joey Altman

Joey Altman is a San Francisco based Chef who wears many hats: Television Host, Cookbook Author, Restaurant Consultant, Food & Wine Educator, and Public Speaker. Chef Altman’s culinary skills developed…
Week of Nov 20 - Nov 26 2021
Week of Nov 27 - Dec 3 2021
Week of Dec 4 - Dec 10 2021
Week of Dec 11 - Dec 17 2021
Week of Dec 18 - Dec 24 2021
Week of Dec 25 - Dec 31 2021