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Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

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12220 Cotharin Road, Malibu, CA
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think The Ranch at Live Oak needs to improve its website and photos because the ones available online do not show what a great break The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu is for guests seeking a health and fitness retreat. I lost a lot of weight in under 7 days and had one of the greatest times of my... More 

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Thank JRPRAsia
Alex G, Owner at Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, responded to this review

Dear Ranch Guest, We are thrilled to hear you speak so passionately about The Ranch! Our guests serve as the best ambassadors, and from the start we have welcomed their feedback so that the program and experience is always evolving and improving. We are so glad to hear that you were impressed by our staff and found the meals delicious... More 

New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ranch has a lot to offer: gorgeous grounds, staff that are very helpful and friendly, a daily schedule that works seamlessly, and beautiful hikes that challenge you but are very doable for people at every fitness level. The kitchen staff, specifically Nina, are excellent--the food is delicious and Nina has an incredible wealth of information about nutrition. The Ranch... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, responded to this review

Dear Golda, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Ranch Malibu and recognizing the positive aspects of our program and facilities. I was a little disappointed to hear that although you liked our team and found them helpful and the program well run that it felt understaffed. We make a point of having at... More 

Calgary
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My week at the Ranch was a gift so I went in nervous and not really knowing what to expect. The property is beautiful. Really serene and relaxing from the moment you arrive you feel completely taken care of. The staff is amazing. They are 100% there for you throughout your trip. From the hike guides to the trainers to... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, responded to this review

Dear Ranch Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Ranch Malibu. Overall it sounds like you had a very positive trip and we are thrilled to hear that you have implemented portions of our program into your daily life. I wanted to take a moment to address your specific feedback on how we... More 

Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have been to several wellness getaways and am relatively fit and not overweight. I did the "4 day program" (3 night) that the Ranch offers, R4.0 at the Four Seasons Westlake, for $3,800. First of all, it is definitely not 4 days. The first afternoon was just registration, measurements (sitting around), and a short hike. The last day was... More 

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Alex G, Manager at Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, responded to this review

Dear R4.0 Guest, Thank you for taking the time to offer this feedback. While we are glad to hear you experienced positive results from our program, we are disappointed your Ranch 4.0 stay did not meet your expectations. I see you visited us about a year ago and I am happy to share that we have made a few changes... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Ranch at Malibu bills itself as a great destination for people who want to both disconnect (no wifi/tv/phone/cell service) and also get in shape through intense workouts and healthy/vegan menus. The hikes were challenging yet incredibly rewarding - beautiful, panoramic vistas of the Pacific ocean, peaceful trails, desert-like oases, etc. The workouts also are intense - many hours within... More 

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Alex G, Owner at Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, responded to this review

Dear Ranch Guest, We are grateful for your comments and feedback. It is through the eyes of our guests that we can best learn both what we are doing well and what we can address to keep our guest experience at a high level. It is the primary reason we solicit written guest feedback from each guest at the end... More 

North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been twice to the full week program but this was my first 4.0 experience. While both programs operate with the same philosophy (clean eating, vigorous exercise) there are some notable differences. I will try to compare and contrast the program for those considering the two options: The 4.0 program takes place in the Westlake Village Four Seasons hotel... More 

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13 Thank Carync6
Beijing, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Spent two weeks at the Ranch from Feb 15 to 28, 2015. It was the best money I have ever spent. Hiked 140 miles (120 at the Ranch on 20 miles between the two Saturdays I had in Santa Monica), lost 10.5 pounds, reinvigorated my mind, body, and soul. I had left The Ranch being 100% ready to take on... More 

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la
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27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

i did not love the ranch. to be honest, i'm not sure why. the intention is there. the property is lovely. the people know their stuff. no detail is left undone. i love how my jeans now fit, but i really found the ranch to be a bit of a disappointment. some of my major complaints: not one of the... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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101 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I just spent a week at The Ranch and feel totally rebooted. In Malibu, yet quite remote, The Ranch has up to 18 or so guests at a time. We came together as total strangers, yet left as friends. We hiked everyday, rain or shine (and two days were pretty strenuous with lots of rain), we woke up together at... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Ranch is the place for you if you truly want to see and feel results, and are willing to put it the effort. This programme is rigorous. We were a group of ten people, all solo participants from diverse backgrounds and geographical locations. The programme is structured. Wake up at 5:30, stretch class at 6, hike four hours a... More 

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