The resplendence of nature
The Ranch is part of the natural world, rather than the other way around. Set in a valley at the base of Mt. Kuchumaa, our river gives life to marshlands and ancient oak groves. We’ve preserved thousands of acres of wildlands for guests to enjoy. Our temperate Mediterranean climate hosts an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. The Ranch’s landscaped gardens are an abstraction of nature, with a tapestry of plants that thrive in our chaparral landscape. Casitas, gyms, spas, pavilions and pools are set in our sprawling village like hidden jewels.
Nature, in all the splendor and power of a luxuriant vegetation, of flowers carpeting the green grass with their many colours, of trees laden with fruits, speaks to us of life and health. The countryside is joyous with the song of birds, joyous with the delicious breeze bringing the wanderer in the fields the sweet scent of all these manifestations of goodliness and beauty.
– Edmond Szekely, “Cosmos, Man and Society,” 1936