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Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

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12220 Cotharin Road, Malibu, CA
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Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The Ranch describes itself as a "luxury bootcamp", which sounded appealing. Unfortunately the only luxury was the price. The rooms are very simple, amenities practically non-existent. Food is very good, but served by a military-style chef. So don't even consider questioning, just eat and stay quiet... The package includes aside from the hikes, daily massages on a very good level,... More 

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Alex G, Director of Operations at Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, responded to this review

Dear Ranch Guest, Thank you for spending the week with us and providing feedback on your overall experience. We recognize that we are not your typical “luxury” vacation. Guests come to The Ranch for the results-driven program we offer. While the 200 acres that the property sits on features an open-air kitchen, certified organic garden, pool, Jacuzzi, yoga pavilion and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Today I am beyond grateful that I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful Ranch in Malibu as it was such a humbling experience. To be connected to nature and hiking for miles in these trails reminded me that this life has a deeper meaning as the majesty of nature is not avoidable. The past week I laid my eyes... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

It took me a few days to reflect on my stay at The Ranch because my feelings at the Ranch have changed since I have left there and moved back to reality. The Ranch is not a vacation, but a time where one can re-boot. I must say that my experience there was challenging, painful, exhausting, and sometimes lonely. However,... More 

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

Thank you for offering insight on your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear the experience has left you with lasting healthy habits. We understand our program can be challenging at times, and hope you take pride in all that you accomplished and learned about yourself while here. It is through your hard work during the week that... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I did The Ranch 4.0 kick starter program at the Four Seasons in Westlake and it was amazing. The staff was super knowledgable during fitness classes and nutritional presentations at dinner and made me feel incredibly comfortable on the hikes when I felt like I couldn't push myself over the hill. The hiking guides talked and supported me during the... More 

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Manalapan, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The setting in Malibu is beautiful. The staff is excellent. They are all engaging,helpful, extremely professional and downright adorable. They push you to do your best in a lovely supportive way. The food is vegan, creative and tasty. Despite the low calorie count and sometimes sparse portions, I was rarely hungry. I left in top notch physical shape. I went... More 

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1 Thank Daphne W
Alex G, Owner at Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, responded to this review

Dear Daphne, We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us! We enjoyed you as well. Our team is committed to providing the best experience for our Guests, but it is through your dedication, hard work, and trust in the program that the real benefits are gained. You made great strides in improving your health during your stay, and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Hikes were beyond belief. Accommodations were fitting for the rustic atmosphere. Daily massages were heavenly. Wish the food was more accommodating for weight loss. Did not the all you can eat breakfast buffet the last day. I thought the meals should have been more calorie counted and geared toward weight loss. Most were not.

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

Dear Laura, Thank you for sharing your positive experience on our hiking, massages and overall atmosphere, these are some of our favorite elements of the program as well! In regards to your comments on our food, daily menus are calorie restricted. We have a baseline of 1400 calories per day that effectively helps Guests lose weight and have enough energy... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

I attended the ranch 4.0 over new year's this year. I had gained weight and wanted to take on the new year with a different approach. I did a lot of searches, and came up with the ranch as the best option for me- a briefer time commitment than the week at the ranch, staying at the 4 seasons hotel,... More 

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

Dear Ranch Alum, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you found the program both physically and mentally rewarding and appreciated our staff as much as we do. It is our goal to deliver a fulfilling experience to guests each week and we congratulate you... More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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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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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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

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
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 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 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

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