The Carmel Valley Ranch is a resort that I would describe as comfortably luxurious. The grounds are spectacular. The view from the wrap around porch in our suite was breathtaking. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious featuring vegetables and herbs from the organic gardens on the property. After my spa treatments which were followed with the expected water and a tiny cupcake (!) I felt more relaxed than I did in years! My only complaint is that I did not stay longer! You be be assured I will be back to this little bit of heaven in the Carmel Valley.