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Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

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12220 Cotharin Road, Malibu, CA
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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662 reviews 662 reviews
49 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It is hard to exactly describe what the one week experience at the ranch is, it's not a spa, it's not a hotel, it's not a fitness program... It is a wellness program based on 5-6 hours of intense hiking a day, plus nutritionally balanced food and a program that is so well structured you leave this place completely renewed.... More

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Woodside, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I returned recently from a week at the Ranch. My objective was to get refocused for 2014, change some wellness habits and enjoy the outdoors. All accomplished at the Ranch. I had never done anything like this before and the experience taught me I can push myself harder. But don't be fooled; the Ranch is not a spa and lots... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My week at The Ranch was the first vacation I've ever taken by myself. It really was an enlightening experience. I actually loved the fact that there was no cell phone reception and that we didn't have access to the Internet 24/7. It was healthy for me to remove myself from the "digital world" for a week. This "isolation" factor... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
45 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I had the great honor and pleasure to do the 4.0 program, and it was definitely a life transforming event. It enforced discipline that required me to utilize a clean diet and by the final day I had a great sense of clarity within my mind. I would recommend that anyone who can possible get away either for a full... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Everything here is first class. The program is tough and requires some discipline but it is possible for almost everyone to participate fully. The food was amazing, even if you are not used to vegetarian diets and one barely was hungry. The facilities were luxury hotel level in a beautiful environment, but perhaps the best of all was the quality... More

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Westlake Village, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Just got back from my week at the Ranch and I am tired. I hiked over 50 miles, did countless classes (yoga, core, TRX, foam-rolling, stretching, cardio, etc), ate delicious vegan food, and had fabulous massages. I was pushed to my limits in a couple of hikes, but after the massage, all was right with the world. I didn't have... More

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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Just got home from a week at the Ranch at Live Oak. The actual ranch was being renovated so we had to endure the beautiful Four Seasons. The staff was careful to "unplug" the rooms....no tv, no menus and no minibar. (I probably would have cheated if those were available). What a incredible week. Be prepared to be completely taken... More

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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

No white flour or dairy, no sugar, no caffeine, no lazing around by the pool... This place will stretch you, literally and figuratively, but if you've been meaning to clean up your diet, tone up your body, and take some time for yourself, this is a gorgeous setting in which to do it! The food, rooms, program, and staff are... More

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36 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I'm just back from a week at the Ranch. It is an amazing place - just perfect if you need a real break to recharge. Not that you will be lying around - this is a wellness resort that will recharge your body and soul. Check out their facebook page for more info. The staff are top class - the... More

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North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
42 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I went to The Ranch in May of 2011 and in two days I am returning, the location is beautiful, the hikes are hard but breathtaking (no pun intended) and the staff is attentive, It is a fabulous place to go and unplug. Expect hard work but you will enjoy the place so much and the daily massages you won't... More

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Address: 12220 Cotharin Road, Malibu, CA
Location: United States > California > Malibu
Number of rooms: 16

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