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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…

May 18, 2021


Week of May 15 - May 21 2021
Week of May 22 - May 28 2021

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An Evening of Stories

Presenter: Lawrence Grobel

An Evening with Truman Capote, Miles Davis, Allen Ginsberg, John Huston and Debbie Reynolds. Writer Larry Grobel shows video interviews he did with these icons and discusses what he’s learned…
Week of May 29 - Jun 4 2021

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Bone Up!

Presenter: Susan McCandless, RDN, CLT, IFNCP

Our bones are dynamic and whether you are 8 or 80, a female or male, nutrition has a powerful influence on our bone health and vitality.  During Bone Up! we…
Week of Jun 5 - Jun 11 2021
Week of Jun 12 - Jun 18 2021

Get Your Nature Groove on!

Presenter: Judie Lincer, M.S. Ed.

Get Your Nature Groove on! Be Dazzled by Signs of Wildlife Up Close and Personal Examine a variety of nature items and explore some of nature’s mysteries. Learn about native…
Week of Jun 19 - Jun 25 2021

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Water Week

Presenter: Victoria Popoff

Victoria was born and raised in Northern California and has been teaching fitness for 22 years and you can say teaching has always been part of her path; from teaching…
Week of Jun 26 - Jul 2 2021
Week of Jul 3 - Jul 9 2021
Week of Jul 10 - Jul 16 2021
Week of Jul 17 - Jul 23 2021
Week of Jul 24 - Jul 30 2021
Week of Jul 31 - Aug 6 2021
Week of Aug 7 - Aug 13 2021

The Writer’s Journal

Presenter: Rita Jacobs, Ph.D.

The Journal As A Starting Place Journal writing is an ideal way to express and develop ideas, emotions and creativity as well as a way to heal the self, discover…

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The Power of Place

Presenter: Les Standiford

The Power of Place Les Standiford reads from and talks about his new book to be published by Grove Atlantic: Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the rise of America’s Xanadu, the Florida…
Week of Aug 14 - Aug 20 2021
Week of Aug 21 - Aug 27 2021
Week of Aug 28 - Sep 3 2021
Week of Sep 4 - Sep 10 2021
Week of Sep 11 - Sep 17 2021
Week of Sep 18 - Sep 24 2021

Get Your Nature Groove on!

Presenter: Judie Lincer, M.S. Ed.

Get Your Nature Groove on! Be Dazzled by Signs of Wildlife Up Close and Personal Examine a variety of nature items and explore some of nature’s mysteries. Learn about native…
Week of Sep 25 - Oct 1 2021
Week of Oct 2 - Oct 8 2021
Week of Oct 9 - Oct 15 2021
Week of Oct 16 - Oct 22 2021
Week of Oct 23 - Oct 29 2021

Day of the Dead Altar

Presenter: Dr. José Guadalupe Flores

The Meaning of the Altar in the Day of the Dead Celebration Our traditional Day of the Dead altar in the Dining Hall is built by Professor Flores together with…

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Healthy Pleasures

Presenter: David S. Sobel, MD, MPH

Healthy Pleasures: Why Everything that Feels Good is Not Bad Many people think that to promote health they must undertake strict weight-loss diets, adopt punishing exercise programs, avoid salt, shun…
Week of Oct 30 - Nov 5 2021

Day of the Dead Altar

Presenter: Dr. José Guadalupe Flores

The Meaning of the Altar in the Day of the Dead Celebration Our traditional Day of the Dead altar in the Dining Hall is built by Professor Flores together with…
Week of Nov 6 - Nov 12 2021

Get Your Nature Groove on!

Presenter: Judie Lincer, M.S. Ed.

Get Your Nature Groove on! Be Dazzled by Signs of Wildlife Up Close and Personal Examine a variety of nature items and explore some of nature’s mysteries. Learn about native…
Week of Nov 13 - Nov 19 2021
Week of Nov 20 - Nov 26 2021
Week of Nov 27 - Dec 3 2021
Week of Dec 4 - Dec 10 2021

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The Sea

Presenter: Paul Atkins

Drama in the Sea Emmy-winning cinematographer Paul Atkins has filmed some of the most extraordinary natural events above and below the sea. Using stunning film clips, he takes you behind-the-scenes…
Week of Dec 11 - Dec 17 2021
Week of Dec 18 - Dec 24 2021
Week of Dec 25 - Dec 31 2021