Located in North San Diego County is the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa —Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property. Spanning 18 lush hectare of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, this Mediterranean influenced, all-suite property is an active lifestyle and romantic retreat. The Spa at Rancho Valencia offers an expansive treatment menu of results-oriented skin care, facial, body and massages. Additionally, the 1 hectare spa features outdoor elements, including three therapeutic pools (hot, warm and cold), a Watsu therapy/massage pool, a lap pool and private sun gardens. Indoor amenities include 10 treatment rooms with private patios; five with outdoor, deep soaking tubs and rain showers. Two couple’s rooms include fireplaces, private patios, outdoor showers and tubs for two. Surrounded by lush garden settings, the resort offers 18 tennis courts including a “main stage” center court with seating.
Rancho Valencia features 49 all-suite, villa-styled guest rooms with private terraces, fireplaces, custom furnishings, oversized soaking tubs, steam showers, walk-in closets and living areas. Room styles range from junior suites to one- or two-bedroom suites, each with a private garden patio or outdoor spa patio with Jacuzzis. Tucked away on the property is also a 5,000-square-foot Hacienda, featuring three bedrooms with wood burning fireplaces and private baths, full-kitchen and a large backyard garden and pool area with an enclosed cabana, outdoor grill and historic wooden table for eight.
Rates start at EUR 364.
RECOMMENDATION & AWARDS
TripAdvisor.com honored Rancho Valencia with the ‘Certificate of Excellence 2014’. The resort has also been named the “#1 Tennis Resort in the U.S.” by Tennis Magazine since 2008.