The Residences Letter From Sarah - Rancho La Puerta

The Residences at Rancho La Puerta

A message from Sarah Livia Brightwood Szekely,
Rancho La Puerta President

Over the years, our guests have asked us for a home with the warmth and magic of Rancho La Puerta. After a decade of planning and visioning, we present:

The Residences At Rancho La Puerta

This is our Cosecha de Sueños, our Harvest of Dreams. It’s a village-inspired community nestled beside a vineyard with sweeping views, the design of which draws from the deep roots of our experience of the past 80 years. This village is dedicated to your wellness; it is a place where you can draw strength and become your most resilient self.  It is a place of belonging. It is a home of the heart where you can reconnect with nature and the healing rhythms of a life lived with spaciousness and beauty.    

As our guests, we want to welcome you. Just as my parents, Deborah and Edmond Szekely pioneered a wellness movement in 1940, we invite you to co-create a community with like-minded friends. Together we can tend and cultivate a sustainable, thriving village employing the best balance of perennial wisdom and emerging technologies designed to support health and well-being in 2020.

As early as the 1930’s my father was leading a movement to bring balance to a European population impacted by industrialization. This quote comes from the heart of his healing philosophy: “Our adaptation to the natural forces is a question of existence or non-existence. We cannot transform the universe or nature so that they adapt themselves to us; on the contrary, we must adapt ourselves to nature and her laws.” These are extraordinary times where adaptation, positive change and reinvention of our daily practices and habits are essential. At The Residences you can live in an environment that enhances your immune system by supporting your well-being in a multitude of ways.

Imagine gracious brick, stone and tile houses overlooking a woodland stream and a flourishing vineyard adjacent to The Ranch on our 4,000-acre property; our vintners are reviving The Ranch tradition of organic grape cultivation central to our early healing programs and to the region. Every day is infused by locally-crafted wine and meals at The Winery Restaurant and Market where you shop for just-picked produce and other groceries. Your mornings begin with hikes along our 40-miles of mountain trails. Follow your hike with a short walk or bike ride to fitness, dance and art classes led by your favorite Ranch instructors in the heart of the village; you can enjoy a state-of-the-art gym or a swim in the pool.  In the evenings you gather for concerts on a waterfront deck with your friends. The Residences will transform your life into a Ranch stay, with concierge service that brings ease and peace of mind to your everyday living.

We believe our evolution and our happiness as human beings is dependent on a respectful, intimate and generous partnership with nature. Together, we will put down roots, grow full-bodied relationships with ourselves, each other and the natural world, harvesting the sweet fruit of a good life.

As Paco Angel, the visionary developer whose team is building this village proclaimed when the master plan was complete, “Blessed be the day we dreamed this together.”

In the spirit of “Siempre Mejor,”

Sarah Livia Brightwood Szekely
Rancho La Puerta President

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