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 five star 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 Rancho Valencia's farm-to-table philosophy, and an award-winning tennis program.
Rancho Valencia was recently hand selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest Five-Star hotels in the world and was awarded the prestigious 2014 North America Grand Award by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report. The resort has also been ranked as the #9 resort in the country and #2 resort in California by U.S. News & World Report (2014) and was listed among Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 Spas in the World (2014).
In 2013, Rancho Valencia received a spot on Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List as one of the World's Best Places to Stay and was among the Top 20 Hideaways selected by the readers of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report. Travel + Leisure also included Rancho Valencia among its Top 500 Hotels in the World, and Tennis Magazine continues to name the resort as its #1 U.S. Tennis Resort each year.