Rancho Valencia Resort, San Diego CA

OVERVIEW of Rancho Valencia Resort

Set on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, the Mediterranean-inspired Rancho Valencia,  is an all-suite property and recently completed a $30 million renovation including remodeled guest casitas, a brand new restaurant and new bar, completely remodeled meeting space, as well as major enhancements to The Spa and fitness center.

This marvelous resort has been awarded Five Stars by Forbes, Five  Diamonds by AAA and is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateau organization.

THE ROOMS at Rancho Valencia Resort

The 49 casitas have 900-1,300 square feet of space, rustic custom furnishings, vaulted ceilings, a separate living room with a fireplace, original artwork, 600-thread-count linens, down bedding, plush Frette terry robes, Illy Cafe Espresso Machines, flat-screen, HD TV’s, Bang & Olufsen stereos, and Bose CD and iPod compatible sound systems. Many have private outdoor hot tubs or plunge pools.

Marble baths feature double vanities, Organic Amala bathroom amenities, Toto toilets (unbelievable; seats go up and down automatically, are heated and the toilet washes you and dries you!). Many have steam showers as well.

Casitas are strategically placed around the property to provide unparalleled privacy and luxury.

DINING at Rancho Valencia Resort

The kitchen is under the direction of Executive Chef Jarrod Moiles where the cuisine is crafted using fresh, seasonal produce, herbs grown right on property and local Temecula honey. The steaks come from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef.

Veladora is the signature restaurant serving delicious Coastal Ranch cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a warm hacienda atmosphere. Dine inside with valley views or in the intimate fireplace lit courtyard.  We enjoyed a delicious prime tenderloin steak tartar, grilled swordfish, lobster risotto and a bittersweet chocolate soufflé. A wonderful Spotswood Sauvignon Blanc was the perfect meal pairing.

THE SERVICE at Rancho Valencia Resort

From the minute you arrive and are whisked to reception, offered a cold drink and then escorted to your room, the service level is exemplary. Staff members are friendly and cordial and nice touches abound like a tray with a bottle of freshly squeezed OJ and a newspaper outside your door in the morning.

WHAT OTHERS SAY About Rancho Valencia Resort

“Inventive” seasonal Cal cuisine is served in “chic, elegant” surroundings with stellar valley views at this on-site restaurant at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa helmed by chef Jarrod Moiles; “outstanding” service helps justify the pricey bills. ZAGAT

The Pony Room, the resort’s casual tavern, sports a rustic interior and a two level terrace outside. The sunset views, often with hot air balloons sailing by, are breathtaking. With over 100 types of tequila, craft beers, an excellent wine list and a creative casual menu, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the Maine lobster sliders or the “Sassy Sangria”.

THE RATES at Rancho Valencia Resort

From $938 Peak Season Weekend

WHAT OTHERS SAY About Rancho Valencia Resort

AAA Five Diamond Award- Lodging,
AAA Four Diamond Award – Dining
Forbes Five Star Award  – Lodging
Forbes Five Star Award – Spa
Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
U.S. News & World Report Travel | 2015 Best Hotels: #1 Hotel in the USA, #1 Hotel in California, #1 Relais & Château Hotel in North America
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List

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