A world away: Carmel Valley Ranch

By August 8, 2014Orange County

Secluded in the forests of the Santa Lucia Mountains, Carmel Valley Ranch offers a sophisticated retreat rooted in nature.

Mere moments after driving onto the property, we were greeted with the sights of three wandering deer. My family and I ooh’ed and ahh’ed like city folk getting out of the concrete jungle. We meandered a bit farther and spotted the luxurious lodge resort of Carmel Valley Ranch – complete with wooden tree swings hanging from towering oaks and the wafting aroma of lavender in the air. It was dreamy, and we knew it was going to be a weekend enjoying the great outdoors.”

Read my full story at OC Register Family Magazine (July 2014 issue page 34-35) or here at Debbie in the OC.

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