A storied past
In 1947, the Collins Family acquired the La Valencia Hotel, a Southern California landmark located in La Jolla. With the success of La Valencia, the Collins Family turned their attention to a new endeavor: Rancho Valencia. Opened in 1989, it was the perfect marriage of all that is Southern California, a lush, private and exclusive setting, inviting amenities and attentive personal service. The all-suite resort was an immediate success and remains a favorite with guests and locals alike.
It did not take long for guests to wonder about living at the resort. This frequent request inspired the family to create The Villas at Rancho Valencia, a private residence club with twelve luxury villas available through a residential interest program.
In 2010, it came time for the Collins Family to pass their legacy to another local family. The 45-acre property was purchased by an investment group including the Jacobs Family, Doug Carlson and Jeffrey Essakow. The team recently invested $30 million into Rancho Valencia, bringing 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. Bringing a renewed energy to Rancho Valencia, the team is equally committed to continuing the tradition of providing the gracious, personalized service and exclusive experiences that guests and locals have come to know and cherish.