Photos Courtesy of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
From the moment you set foot in Rancho Valencia, the resort exceeds expectations in every aspect. The exquisite accommodations, delectable dining options, and exciting new pool opening are just a glimpse of the wonders that await.
Upon arrival, the warm and attentive staff greet you with open arms, instantly making you feel at home. The serene surroundings and meticulously landscaped gardens set the stage for a truly tranquil and rejuvenating escape. For those seeking an even deeper level of relaxation, the spa offers a transformative experience through a transcendent sound bath. The gentle tones and vibrations of the instruments create a meditative and peaceful atmosphere, allowing you to unwind and find inner peace amidst the serenity of your surroundings.
Indulging in a dining experience at the Pony Room is an absolute delight. As you step into the inviting ambiance, the rustic yet elegant decor sets the perfect backdrop for an extraordinary evening. The menu is a testament to culinary excellence, featuring a tantalizing array of dishes crafted with the finest ingredients. Whether you opt for delectable shared plates or savor a perfectly cooked main course, each bite leaves an indelible impression on your taste buds. The attentive service further enhances the dining experience, ensuring that every detail is taken care of. The fusion of flavors and impeccable execution of each dish is a testament to the restaurant’s dedication to culinary excellence.
The restaurant has rightfully earned its status as a favorite among locals and resort guests alike. Starting your meal with the refreshing Julian Apple Salad, a delightful combination of walnuts, Chenel Farms goat cheese, golden raisins, and tangy apple cider vinaigrette, will awaken your palate. The Mediterranean globe artichoke, perfectly braised and served with a zesty lemon aioli, is a culinary delight. The Steak Frites, surpassing expectations with its succulent grilled steak and accompanying crispy shoestring fries, is a true indulgence. Pairing your meal with a glass of the elegant Brut De Blanc adds enthusiasm and sophistication to the dining experience.
The Pony Room not only offers an exceptional menu but also features an impressive selection of locally brewed craft beers, an extensive range of tequilas, and a remarkable collection of high-end wines. The hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind signature cocktails are a true highlight, delivering a unique and unforgettable sipping experience. Whether you are a food enthusiast or a connoisseur of fine beverages, a visit here is an absolute must during your stay.
Nestled amidst the enchanting courtyards and serene bubbling fountains, the casitas at Rancho Valencia are a true testament to refined luxury. These 49 authentic, hacienda-style suites, affectionately referred to as casitas, offer an exquisite blend of comfort and privacy. With individual HVAC systems, they provide the utmost in comfort and safety. Step into each spacious hotel suite and be greeted by rustic custom furnishings, creating an ambiance of timeless elegance. The romantic lighting casts a warm glow, adding to the allure of the space. As you step onto your private garden patio, you are greeted by sweeping views of the olive groves and picturesque canyons of the Rancho Santa Fe area. The casitas offer a haven of sophistication, pampering you with a harmonious blend of indulgence and seclusion.
For those seeking a more active pursuit, the resort offers invigorating barre and yoga classes at the spa pavilion. Led by knowledgeable and motivating instructors, these classes provide a challenging and energizing workout. The state-of-the-art fitness facilities and the dedicated staff ensure that your fitness experience is nothing short of exceptional.
The true gem of the property is the grand opening of The Paddock, the brand-new Resort Pool. With its thoughtfully designed retro arcade-style games, this pool promises endless fun and nostalgia. Whether you choose to lounge by the poolside, enjoy a swim, or engage in friendly competition with the kids, The Paddock offers entertainment for all ages. The spacious custom cabanas provide a luxurious retreat where you can relax in style while basking in the warm San Diego sun. The diverse food offerings cater to both children and adults, ensuring that everyone’s cravings are satisfied.
Rancho Valencia has skillfully crafted a haven of opulence and serenity, catering to those in search of both luxurious relaxation and adventurous family getaways. The resort’s meticulous attention to detail, unparalleled service, and exceptional amenities truly set it apart from the rest. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a rejuvenating spa experience, or an unforgettable family vacation, this property stands as an oasis that fulfills every desire. From the moment you arrive until the bittersweet farewell, Rancho Valencia ensures that your every need is met, leaving you with a refreshing sense of contentment and a longing to return.