About Rancho Valencia
Since its opening in 1989, the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa - Southern California's only Relais & Châteaux property - has garnered a reputation as one of the West's most sought-after luxury resorts. A sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, this Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property recently completed a $30 million renovation including remodeled guest casitas, a brand new restaurant and new bar, and completely remodeled meeting space, as well as major enhancements to The Spa and fitness center. Among the property's offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, rejuvenating spa treatments and a wellness-oriented fitness program at The Spa, two distinctive restaurants - Veladora and The Pony Room - showcasing Executive Chef Eric Bauer's farm-to-table philosophy, and an award-winning tennis program.
Rancho Valencia recently made Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Hot list and was ranked as the #7 resort in the country and #1 resort in California by U.S. News & World Report (2012) and won a 2012 Silver Sage Spa Award from Spa Magazine. In 2011, Rancho Valencia was listed among Condé Nast Traveler's and Andrew Harper's Hideaways, "World's Best Resorts" lists, in addition to being named one of Travel + Leisure's "Best 500 Hotels" and Tennis Magazine's "#1 U.S. Tennis Resort" in 2010.