General

  • What are your current health and safety protocols?

    We take the health and safety of our guests and staff very seriously and are adhering to the current government guidelines and following heightened cleaning protocols as outlined by the CDC.  You can find a comprehensive list of our enhanced health and safety precautions here.

  • What are the differences between your programs?

    The main differences between our programs are the length of stay and your accommodations. Your daily schedule and complementing plant-based diet is consistent at each location, however, The Ranch Malibu and The Ranch Private require a 7-day minimum stay, The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi is an 8-day minimum stay and The Ranch 9.0 is a 9-day program.

    The Ranch Malibu, The Ranch Private and The Ranch 9.0 are located at our 200-acre property in Malibu where guests are in a sequestered environment with no cell service and wi-fi limited to in-room only. The Ranch does have a communication center where you are free to tend to personal and business needs for a very limited amount of time each day, during breaks in the program. The communication center needs to be shared by everyone in the program.

    The Ranch Italy takes place at the award-winning Palazzo Fiuggi wellness medical retreat. Located on an ancient hilltop, in a private 20-acre park, Palazzo Fiuggi is a historic property nestled in one of Italy’s richest naturalistic areas and less than 50 minutes from Rome.   At Palazzo Fiuggi, Wi-Fi is available throughout the property although we encourage guests to limit their use to assist in digital detoxification.  Guests of this program can also enjoy the retreat’s panoramic indoor and outdoor pools.  Fiuggi’s world-class spa, which includes the use of hydrotherapy and Thalasso pools featuring the ancient healing waters of the area, additional medical services and the Roman Thermae can be experienced during the week at an additional rate.

    While The Ranch Malibu, The Ranch Italy and The Ranch 9.0 are group experiences, limited to 25 guests participating together in our wellness program, The Ranch Private is ideal for those who would prefer a more personalized approach that is distant from the other guests on property. We tailor the program to meet your specific needs, increasing intensity or addressing any restrictions that may limit your ability to participate in our group-based programs.  All elements of our program including hiking, meals and fitness classes will take place separate from the larger group

  • What are the rates of each program?

    CALIFORNIA

    The Ranch Malibu
    One-week rate (6 nights): $8,900
    Two-week rate (13 nights): $18,400
    Three-week rate (20 nights): $26,600 | Four-week total transformation rate (27 nights): $34,800

    The Ranch Private
    One-week rate (6 nights): $12,400
    Two-week rate (13 nights): $23,400
    Three-week rate (20 nights): $32,700 | Four-week total transformation rate (27 nights): $42,100

    The Ranch 9.0
    Group Program 9-day rate (8 nights): $11,200
    Private Program 9-day rate (8 nights): $15,800

    Double occupancy is available for all programs and starts at a rate of $7,600/person for the weeklong, group program.

    ITALY

    The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi
    One-week rate (7 nights): starting at $10,650
    Two-week rate (14 nights): starting at $20,000
    Three-week rate (21 nights): starting at $30,000 | Four-week total transformation rate (28 nights): starting at $40,050

    Room upgrades are available at an additional rate.  Double occupancy is also available and starts at a rate of $9,100/person for the weeklong, group program.

  • Is a deposit required?

    Your reservation requires a $2,000.00 deposit. The remaining balance is due by credit card 40 days prior to your arrival.  Forty days prior to your stay you will also be charged a 16% service charge which includes gratuity for your visit. In the event of a cancellation within 40 days of your visit, we will happily credit you less a 10% cancellation fee if we are able to fill your opening. A 10% cancellation fee will be charged to all refunded deposits.

  • Are gratuities included in the cost?

    Reservations include a 16% service charge which covers gratuity and taxes.  You are welcome to provide additional gratuity at your own discretion.

  • Are there any additional costs?

    While all meals, accommodations and fitness programming is included in our rate, we do offer elective treatments and services in Malibu including IV Therapy, Cryotherapy, Chiropractic sessions and Cholesterol Testing. These add-on services are designed to maximize results and/or enhance recovery time.

    In Italy, guests of The Ranch program can enjoy the retreat’s panoramic indoor and outdoor pools.  Fiuggi’s world-class spa, which includes the use of hydrotherapy and Thalasso pools featuring the ancient healing waters of the area, additional medical services and the Roman Thermae can be experienced during the week at an additional rate.

  • How far in advance should I book?

    We recommend booking The Ranch Malibu, The Ranch Private and The Ranch 9.0 about 6 months prior to your desired week to ensure availability.

    The Ranch Italy is currently booking about 3 months in advance.

  • Are couples welcome?

    Yes! Couples are welcome and can choose to share a room or have private accommodations.  In Malibu, shared accommodations start at a rate of $7,600 per person for the weeklong group program and $8,900 per person for separate accommodations. In Italy, rates start at $9,100 per person for shared accommodations and $10,650 for separate rooms.

  • How many guests do you take in each program?

    The Ranch Malibu, The Ranch Italy and The Ranch 9.0 are limited to 25 guests. By keeping our programs small, we are able to ensure a personalized and intimate experience.

    The Ranch Private is limited to two groups of 1-4 guests (traveling together) each week so as not to interfere with the larger group participating in the weeklong program.

  • How do I know if I can endure the program?

    Our exercise and diet format has been designed to include a wide range of active lifestyles. After confirmation of your reservation, we will email you a brief health survey to complete and return before your stay which will be reviewed by our trained fitness staff who will follow up with a brief consultation if needed. We also send our 30-Day Pre Arrival Program to each guest to help them prepare for their visit.

    To maximize your experience, we also recommend that in the weeks preceding your visit, you abstain from using alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, artificial sweeteners and the excessive use of sugar and dairy products, as they tend to compound the ill feelings the body feels as we detoxify and cleanse our bodies. By eliminating these items weeks prior to your visit, you reduce the potential discomfort associated with the detoxification process.

    If you would like a more personalized approach, our Ranch Private program can be tailored to meet your specific needs, increasing intensity or addressing any restrictions that may limit your ability to participate in our group-based programs.

  • What are the hikes and terrain like?

    We hike for 4 hours each day, with trails ranging from 8-12 miles depending on your ability and the set route for the day. All of our trails vary.

    In Malibu, some are single-track lanes, others are wide Fire Trails that a car can drive down. Some have shade, others have no coverage. As we are in the mountains, we have uphills, downhills and flats. The steepest climbs are almost 18% grade, but those last for about 1 mile. Some inclines last longer, but aren’t as steep. We typically gain between 1,500-2,400 feet in elevation over the entire hike.

    In Italy, guests scale elevations over 2,000 meters as they trek the Apennine Mountains which surround the Lazio region in which Fiuggi is located. The scenery varies from forested canopies, open meadows, valleys and streams to hilltop hamlets, medieval villages and ancient monasteries. The trails can be rocky and we strongly recommend trail runners or hiking boots.

  • What type of food will I be eating?

    Our plant-based diet draws inspiration from around the world and uses seasonal, organic ingredients to delight the senses and fuel the body. Daily menus feature the finest fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes and seeds, while excluding animal protein, alcohol, caffeine, processed sugars, diet sweeteners, dairy, soy and gluten to aid in the cleansing and revitalization process.  All guests eat the daily menu that has been created by our culinary team.

  • Can you accommodate allergies?

    We can accommodate most allergies. Our menu is naturally free from animal protein, dairy, gluten, sugar and artificial sweeteners, caffeine and soy, but we do not recommend our program to those with certain nut-based allergies as we are not a nut-free facility.

    For more information please contact guestrelations@theranchmalibu.com.

  • What is the appropriate clothing and gear to bring?

    We recommend casual clothing that allows you to be comfortable. Clothing with the ability to wick moisture from the skin is best. A pair of broken-in workout/training shoes AND hiking shoes/trail runners, a sun hat, bug spray, hydration system (camelback that holds at least 100 oz. of water), and more. We provide a full packing list to guests when they confirm their reservation.

    We discourage formal attire, jewelry and accessories of high worth or significant sentimental value. We encourage you to pack light and bring only items you need to help allow for a complete and total disconnect from the ‘grid.’

    For a full packing list click here.

  • What is the weather during the different seasons?

    In Malibu, we do experience seasonal weather, our climate is very temperate and moderate. In the fall, winter and early spring months, daytime temperatures can range from the mid-40s to the mid-70s. Some evenings do become cool with temperatures that can dip into the 40s. In the late spring and summer months, daytime temperatures can range from the mid-60s and peak in the low 90s. Evenings tend to be warmer in these months and may average in the mid-to-low 60s.

    In Italy, in the fall and early spring months, daytime temperatures can range from the mid-40s to the mid-70s and some evenings do become cool. In the late spring and summer months, daytime temperatures can range from the mid-60s and peak in the low-90s.  Evenings tend to be warmer in these months and in the summer you might see rain for an hour each day.  December – March is the coolest time of year, with temperatures dipping below the 40s on occasion and peaking in the 60s.

     

  • What if I have never experienced a program of this nature?

    We maintain a nurturing and supportive environment. Our highly trained and professional staff will be there every step of the way to help each guest, no matter the skill or experience level. Each of our experienced instructors is familiar with a wide range of abilities, and adapts the program to the intensity and skill level of each guest.

  • Can I get hurt?

    Our guests’ safety is a top priority. The instruction and guidance given during the various daily programs have been designed first and foremost with safety in mind. By simply following the instruction, direction and guidance of our expert staff, the risk of injury or incident is greatly diminished. We pay close attention to all necessary safety details, and continuously update and improve our precautionary systems and plans. Should anything out of the ordinary occur, our staff is professionally trained and equipped to handle a range of medical emergency scenarios.

  • What if I do not want to lose any weight?

    We welcome guests who do not want to lose weight, and provide larger portions and  additional snacks in their rooms to help prevent additional weight loss.  Keep in mind though given the demands of our daily program we cannot promise that you will not lose any weight.  If you have additional questions regarding this please contact inquiry@theranchmalibu.com.

  • How should I expect to feel by the end of the program?

    The program is designed to help you physically and mentally detoxify. Toward the end of your visit, many guests experience amplified mental clarity, increased strength and energy, a sense of calm and personal empowerment.

  • Am I able to leave during my stay?

    The Ranch programs are designed to deliver transformational results through a results-oriented approach in an isolated environment.  As such, guests are to remain in the program/on-property throughout their stay to garner maximum results and to not disrupt the experience of their fellow guests.

    Should guests need to leave the program for personal reasons their stay would conclude at this time.

  • Can I have visitors while in the program?

    The Ranch offers a private, intimate experience for just 25 guests each week.  In order to maintain this secluded atmosphere and minimize outside distractions for all of our guests, we do not allow visits from anyone not registered in the program.

  • Do you allow takeover weeks and can the program be tailored for any fitness level?

    Yes!  We welcome guests to reserve any of our programs and bring their friends for the ultimate private experience. In this circumstance, we can tailor the program to handle the group’s fitness level and needs.  This can include corporate executives, YPO Forums, Seniors, mother/daughter groups, friends, bridal parties, sorority groups, large families, etc.

    For more information please visit our Ranch Buyout and Corporate Wellness programs to see if a takeover program is right for you.

The Ranch Malibu

  • How long is the program? Can guests stay for more than 1 week?

    Stays at The Ranch are at least a week. The program runs from Sunday – Saturday, 52 weeks a year. We have guests who stay for consecutive weeks and have seen dramatic, life-changing results.  Pricing for consecutive weeks is listed below:

    One-week rate (6 nights): $8,900
    Two-week rate (13 nights): $18,400
    Three-week rate (20 nights): $26,600| Four-week total transformation rate (27 nights): $34,800

    The rates above include a Saturday stay in-between weeks so that you don’t need to leave the property between program start dates.  During this time you will enjoy elective wellness programming, meals and a massage.

    Additionally, guests can add a Saturday before and after their week to create a 9-day, 8-night Ranch 9.0 program at a rate of $11,200.  You can also add a Saturday stay before or after your visit at a rate of $1,250/night.

    Double occupancy is also available for a weekly starting rate of $7,600/person.

  • What does the rate include?

    The Ranch Malibu rate includes: 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday-Saturday) of daily guided hikes, low impact strength training / core-focused fitness class and restorative yoga or meditation.  Each guest will also receive a massage for each full day. We also provide Bod Pod testing to all participating guests. Private accommodations for each guest, all meals and some evening elective nutrition talks, and an afternoon cooking demonstration are also included.

  • What will my room accommodations be like?

    You will stay in your own private guest cottage beautifully decorated with reclaimed wood floors, limestone bathrooms, and linen-covered queen or king-size bed (king beds are reserved for couples), air conditioning and premium amenities including wi-fi service.

    We encourage you to share with us your personal preferences and needs so that we may make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

    Double occupancy is also available for a weekly rate of $7,600/person and guests can opt for a shared king bed or two twin beds.

  • What type of food will I be eating?

    The plant-based fare draws inspiration from around the world, with the majority of ingredients being sourced from our onsite certified organic garden. Daily menus feature the finest fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes and seeds, while excluding alcohol, caffeine, processed sugars, sugar and artificial sweeteners, dairy, soy and gluten to aid in the cleansing and revitalization process.  All guests eat the daily menu that has been created by our culinary team.

    Vegetables and fruits are grown with care by our staff gardeners and the watchful eye of our chef ensures your body is nourished and your palate is pleased. We are proud to feature sustainable, organic and naturally raised ingredients on our menus. Rather than letting recipes determine our shopping list, our chef lets the bounty of the harvest each day inspire seasonal menus, bringing color and flavor to the plates of our guests.

  • What kind of results can I expect?

    While each person’s physiology, metabolism and general health is different, guests should expect results. Most guests will lose inches and pounds of fat (on average, 3% to 5% of your body weight), add lean muscle mass and gain mental clarity. The best results usually come from the guests who participate fully in the 30-Day Pre Arrival Program, attend all programming, and stay in motion most of the day.

  • Can you book a private weeklong experience?

    Yes! The Ranch Private is ideal for those who wish to escape to nature and experience the lasting results of our award-winning program, but with a personalized approach that is distant from the other guests on property. We will tailor the program to meet your specific needs, increasing intensity or addressing any restrictions that may limit your ability to participate in our group-based programs.

    In The Ranch Private, all elements of our program including hiking, meals and fitness classes will take place separate from the larger group. In order to maintain the intimate group dynamic for which The Ranch program is traditionally known, The Ranch Private is limited to two groups of 1-4 guests (traveling together) each week so as not to interfere with the larger group participating in the weeklong program.

    Learn more about The Ranch Private. 

     

  • Will I have the ability to check in with my family and business?

    During your stay at The Ranch, you are asked to ‘unplug’ from your everyday normal activities as your experience will be far more profound and meaningful if you can allow yourself the week to focus your energies towards being present in the natural serene surroundings with others on the same path of health and wellness. For those guests that need to stay connected, wi-fi service is available in your private guest cottage, but we ask that you do not bring electronic devices to public spaces so as not to disturb those choosing to unplug completely.  The Ranch also has a communication center (it is called our Library) where you are free to check in to personal and business needs during breaks in the program. The communication center needs to be shared by everyone in the program.

  • Can the program aid in smoking cessation?

    Due to the nature of the program, all guests go through a detoxification process early in the week ridding one’s body of various toxins. No tobacco use of any kind is permitted during a guest’s stay and the rigorous program seems to support the cessation of tobacco use, as well as other addictive habits. There has been a very high success ratio of guests seeking to cease their smoking after attending the weeklong program.

  • Is transportation provided?

    Guests will come on their own to The Ranch Malibu on the day of their arrival. The program begins at 1 pm on Sunday. At the conclusion of the program on Saturday, we will depart The Ranch at 10:00 am and take guests to LAX by 11:30 am. If you plan to use our shuttle service to LAX, we recommend you book a flight that departs at 1:00 pm or later.

  • If I am using private jet services, what is the closest and most convenient airport to land?

    Camarillo Airport (CMA) is the closest private airport. We recommend the fixed-based operator, Sun Air Jets. They may be reached at 805.389.9301.

  • Do you allow takeover weeks and can the program be tailored for any fitness level?

    Yes!  We allow guests to reserve the entire week and bring their friends, families or colleagues for an incredibly private and tailored experience on our property. With The Ranch Buyout, you’ll work with our team to design your ideal daily schedule.  Choosing from an array of activities and amenities, our team can help you create your own wellness program, summer camp, cooking school, relaxing week away or whatever experience you desire.

     

  • If I arrive before the program, where do you recommend that I stay?

    The Ranch Malibu encourages guests arriving on Saturday to stay at the Ranch the night prior to the program commencement on Sunday to get a jumpstart on their experience. Multi-week guests may also choose to remain on the property during this time.  This overnight stay includes check-in at noon (unless you have already begun your stay),  elective wellness programming, meals and a weekend massage.  Rates start at $1250 depending on which program you are participating in.

  • Would you like more information about our program?

The Ranch Private

  • How long is the program? Can guests stay for more than one week?

    Stays at The Ranch Private are at least a week. The program runs from Sunday – Saturday, 52 weeks a year. We have guests who stay for consecutive weeks in our signature program and have seen dramatic, life-changing results.  Pricing for consecutive weeks is listed below:

    One-week rate (6 nights): $12,400
    Two-week rate (13 nights): $23,400
    Three-week rate (20 nights): $32,700

    Four-week total transformation rate (27 nights): $42,100

    The rates above include a Saturday stay in-between weeks so that you don’t need to leave the property between program start dates.  During this time you will enjoy elective wellness programming, meals and a massage.

    Additionally, guests can add a Saturday before and after their week to create a 9-day, 8-night Ranch Private 9.0 program at a rate of $15,800.  You can also add a Saturday stay before or after your visit for a rate of $1,650/night.

    Double occupancy is also available for a weekly rate of $10,800/person and guests can opt for a shared king bed or two twin beds.

  • What does the rate include?

    The Ranch Private rate includes: 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday-Saturday) of personalized programming tailored to your goals, including daily guided hikes, afternoon fitness and exercise classes including core work, low impact weight training, restorative yoga or a 90-minute sound bath, massages for each full day of your stay and Bod Pod testing. Private accommodations, all meals and some evening elective nutrition talks, an afternoon garden tour, cooking demonstration and laundry service (Mon. – Fri.) are also included. Ranch Private guests enjoy secluded spaces for meals and fitness classes should you wish to avoid the common areas. This program is limited to two private groups of 1-4 each week.

  • How many people can participate in The Ranch Private each week and can I do the program with a friend?

    The Ranch Private allows two groups of up to four guests (booking together) the opportunity to craft their own experience separate from the larger group. The two groups will receive their own individual programming separate from each other as well.

  • Will I have the property to myself?

    The Ranch Private takes place at the same time as our weekly Ranch Malibu program. Between both programs, the property will not have more than 25 guests onsite during the week. Ranch Private guests will be taken on separate hikes and enjoy fitness classes and meals in secluded locations around that property that are away from the weeklong Ranch group.

    If you are interested in having a completely private experience or in buying out our property, check out The Ranch Buyout and contact inquiry@theranchmalibu.com for rates.

  • I want an easier/harder program - can you accommodate my request?

    Yes! This program is individually tailored to address those with specific concerns or desires that limit participation in our group-based programs. The Ranch Private can be designed to those advanced athletes that are always asking for even more of a challenge. You can hike longer and run more miles. We can also happily increase the intensity of our afternoon fitness classes.

  • What will my room accommodations be like?

    You will stay in your own private guest cottage beautifully decorated with reclaimed wood floors, limestone bathrooms, and linen-covered queen or king-size bed (king beds are reserved for couples), air conditioning and premium amenities including wi-fi service.

    We encourage you to share with us your personal preferences and needs so that we may make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

    Double occupancy is also available for a weekly rate of $9,800/person and guests can opt for a shared king bed or two twin beds.

  • What type of food will I be eating?

    The plant-based fare draws inspiration from around the world, with the majority of ingredients being sourced from our onsite certified organic garden. Daily menus feature the finest fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes and seeds, while excluding alcohol, caffeine, processed sugars, sugar and artificial sweeteners, dairy, soy and gluten to aid in the cleansing and revitalization process.  All guests eat the daily menu that has been created by our culinary team.

    Vegetables and fruits are grown with care by our staff gardeners and the watchful eye of our chef ensures your body is nourished and your palate is pleased. We are proud to feature sustainable, organic and naturally raised ingredients on our menus. Rather than letting recipes determine our shopping list, our chef lets the bounty of the harvest each day inspire seasonal menus, bringing color and flavor to the plates of our guests.

  • What kind of results can I expect?

    Your Ranch Private program will be tailored based on your individual goals. While each person’s physiology, metabolism and general health is different, guests should expect results.  In our signature weeklong program, most guests will lose inches and pounds of fat (on average, 3 to 5 percent of your body weight), add some lean muscle mass and gain some mental clarity. The best results usually come from the guests who participate fully in the 30-Day Pre Arrival Program, attend all programming, and stay in motion most of the day.

  • Will I have the ability to check in with my family and business?

    During your stay at The Ranch, you are asked to ‘unplug’ from your everyday normal activities as your experience will be far more profound and meaningful if you can allow yourself the week to focus your energies towards being present in the natural serene surroundings with others on the same path of health and wellness. For those guests that need to stay connected, wi-fi service is available in your private guest cottage, but we ask that you do not bring electronic devices to public spaces so as not to disturb those choosing to unplug completely.  The Ranch also has a communication center (it is called our Library) where you are free to check in to personal and business needs during breaks in the program. The communication center needs to be shared by everyone in the program.

  • Can the program aid with smoking cessation?

    Due to the nature of the program, all guests go through a detoxification process early in the week ridding one’s body of various toxins. No tobacco use of any kind is permitted during a guest’s stay and the rigorous program seems to support the cessation of tobacco use, as well as other addictive habits. There has been a very high success ratio of guests seeking to cease their smoking after attending the weeklong program.

  • Is transportation provided?

    Guests will come on their own to The Ranch Malibu the day of your arrival. The program begins at 1 pm Sunday. At the conclusion of the program on Saturday, we will depart The Ranch at 10:00 am and take guests to LAX by 11:30 am. If you plan to use our shuttle service to LAX, we recommend you book a flight that departs at 1:00 pm or later.

  • If I am using Private Jet services what is the closest and most convenient airport to land?

    Camarillo Airport (CMA) is the closest private airport. We recommend the fixed-based operator, Sun Air Jets. They may be reached at 805.389.9301.

  • If I arrive the day before the program, where do you recommend that I stay?

    The Ranch Malibu encourages guests arriving on Saturday to stay at the Ranch the night prior to the program commencement on Sunday to get a jumpstart on their experience.  Multi-week guests may also choose to remain on the property during this time.  This overnight stay includes check-in at noon (unless you have already begun your stay),  elective wellness programming, meals and a weekend massage.  Saturday stay rates start at $1,250. A completely private and customized experience can be arranged for $1,650.

     

  • Would you like more information about our program?

The Ranch 9.0

  • What is The Ranch 9.0?

    The Ranch 9.0 is an 8-night and 9-day program that begins Saturday and concludes the following Sunday.

    By adding two days to our signature weeklong program, guests jumpstart their stay, re-enter with ease and achieve incredible results. Guests of The Ranch 9.0 begin on Saturday with fitness and wellness programming (and of course a Ranch massage) up until joining the weeklong group on Sunday afternoon.  After a transformative week, 9.0 guests stay an additional Saturday night for one final day in the program.

  • Can I do The Ranch 9.0 as a Private Program?

    Yes! We are happy to offer The Ranch 9.0 as a Private stay for those individuals and small groups that wish to participate in a more tailored program that limits interaction with the weeklong group.

  • What is the rate and what does it include?

    The Ranch 9.0 rate of $11,200 includes: 8 nights and 9 days (Saturday-the following Sunday) of daily guided hikes (seven in total), low impact strength training / core-focused fitness class and restorative yoga or meditation. Each guest will also receive 7 massages and Bod Pod fat testing. Private accommodations for each guest, all meals and some evening elective nutrition talks and an afternoon cooking demonstration are also included.

    If opting for a Private 9.0 experience, all hikes, fitness classes and meals are enjoyed separate from the weeklong group and offered at a rate of $15,800.

    Double occupancy is also available for a weekly rate of $9,500/person for the group program and $13,700 for the private program.

  • What will my room accommodations be?

    You will stay at our secluded Malibu retreat in your own private guest cottage beautifully decorated with reclaimed wood floors, limestone bathrooms, and linen-covered queen or king-size bed (king beds are reserved for couples), air conditioning and premium amenities including wi-fi service.

    We encourage you to share with us your personal preferences and needs so that we may make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

    Double occupancy guests can opt for a shared king bed or two queen beds.

  • What type of food will I be eating?

    Our plant-based diet draws inspiration from around the world and uses seasonal, organic ingredients to delight the senses and fuel the body. Daily menus feature the finest fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes and seeds, while excluding animal protein, alcohol, caffeine, processed sugars, diet sweeteners, dairy, soy and gluten to aid in the cleansing and revitalization process.  All guests eat the daily menu that has been created by our culinary team.

    At The Ranch, the majority of vegetables and fruits used in our daily menus are grown with care by our staff gardeners in our onsite certified organic garden. The watchful eye of our chef ensures your body is nourished and your palate is pleased. We are proud to feature sustainable, organic and naturally raised ingredients on our menus. Rather than letting recipes determine our shopping list, our chef lets the bounty of the harvest each day inspire seasonal menus, bringing color and flavor to the plates of our guests.

  • What kind of results can I expect?

    Guests will experience increased results by adding two additional days to their weeklong visit, losing inches and pounds of fat (on average, 4 to 7 percent of your body weight), add some lean muscle mass, and gain some mental clarity. The best results usually come from the guests who participate fully in the 30-Day Pre Arrival Program, attend all programming, and stay in motion most of the day.

  • Will I have the ability to check in with my family and business?

    Each day, you will have some personal downtime. We recommend you spend that time in a calm state of mind, napping or relaxing by the pool.

    During your stay at The Ranch, you are asked to ‘unplug’ from your everyday normal activities as your experience will be far more profound and meaningful if you can allow yourself the week to focus your energies towards being present in the natural serene surroundings with others on the same path of health and wellness. For those guests that need to stay connected, wi-fi service is available in your private guest cottage, but we ask that you do not bring electronic devices to public spaces so as not to disturb those choosing to unplug completely.  The Ranch also has a communication center (it is called our Library) where you are free to check in to personal and business needs during breaks in the program. The communication center needs to be shared by everyone in the program.

  • What is the arrival and departure information?

    Guests will make their way to The Ranch Malibu on Saturday for a 12 pm check-in, with check-out the following week on Sunday at 10 am.

  • If I am using private jet services, what is the closest airport?

    Camarillo Airport (CMA) is the closest private airport. We recommend the fixed-based operator, Sun Air Jets. They may be reached at 805-389-9301.

The Ranch Italy

  • HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM? CAN GUESTS STAY FOR MORE THAN ONE WEEK?

    The Ranch Italy is a minimum weeklong (7 nights, 8 days) program. The program runs from Sunday at 3:00 pm – the following Sunday at 10:00 am. Guests are welcome to stay multiple weeks for further enhanced benefits if they wish. At our Malibu location we have had guests stay for as long as 10 weeks and experience transformative, life-changing results.

  • WHAT DOES THE RATE INCLUDE?

    The Ranch Italy program starts at $9,100 per person for double occupancy and $10,650 for a single room and includes 7 nights and 8 days (Sunday – Sunday) of daily guided hikes, fitness and exercise classes, daily massages, diagnostic testing, blood panel, medical consultation, accommodations, spa access, all meals and some evening elective nutrition talks, and a return airport transfer (Rome’s Fiumicino Airport) at the conclusion of the program on Sunday morning. Upgrades are available at an increased rate, up to 60 days prior to your arrival based on availability.

  • IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED?

    Your reservation requires a $2,000.00 deposit. The remaining balance is due by credit card 40 days prior to your arrival in addition to a 16% service charge which includes gratuity for your visit.

  • ARE GRATUITIES INCLUDED IN THE COST?

    There is a 16% service charge added to the weekly rate which covers gratuity and taxes. Additional gratuity is not expected.

  • WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

    Cancellations in advance of 40 days from your stay are refunded minus a 10% cancellation fee.

    In the event of a cancellation within 40 days of your visit, your stay is not refundable, unless we are able to fill your opening. If your opening can be filled, we will happily credit you less a 10% cancellation fee.

    We do suggest purchasing travel insurance.

  • ARE COUPLES WELCOME?

    Absolutely. Couples are welcome and can choose to share a room or have private accommodations.  For those that chose to share a room, the double occupancy rate starts at $9,100 / person.

  • HOW MANY GUESTS PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

    The Ranch Italy is limited to just 25 guests each week.

  • WHAT COVID PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN IN THE PROGRAM?

    The Ranch and Palazzo Fiuggi deeply care about the health and safety of our guests and staff and are following all current local requirements on property.  For more details on the efforts Palazzo Fiuggi is taking onsite, please visit www.palazzofiuggi.com.

    If needed, Palazzo Fiuggi can also arrange for testing for any guest that needs a COVID test prior to departure for an additional fee.

     

  • WHAT ARE THE CURRENT TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS IN ITALY?

    As travel requirements are regularly changing, we recommend you visit here for the most current rules and restrictions and contact your airline to determine what they require in order to travel.

     

  • WHAT IS MY DAILY SCHEDULE?

    Your day will consist of our carefully designed fitness and nutritional program centered around hiking, stretching, core training exercises, yoga, massage therapy, personal down time, delicious plant-based meals and restful sleep. Our program focuses on maximum time spent in low impact, moderate activity rather than short bursts of intense, injury-prone activity. We believe that stimulating your mind and body through sustainable exercise (6 hours a day) will enhance your metabolism, cleanse and detoxify your body, allow for a healthy loss of weight and inches, and offer a heightened sense of mental clarity and serenity.

    Early in the week you will also undergo diagnostic testing along with a complete blood panel and review those results with one of Palazzo Fiuggi’s world-class physicians to gain a deeper understanding of your health.

  • HOW DO I BEST PREPARE FOR THE PROGRAM?

    The Ranch Italy is a challenging, physical program. We strongly encourage you to follow our 30-Day Pre-Arrival Program to ensure you are properly prepared for the daily schedule.

  • WHAT MEDICAL SERVICES ARE INCLUDED?

    Diagnostic Testing:

    • Assessment of vital parameters: heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and body temperature
    • Assessment of anthropometric measurements
    • Record of the guest medical history
    • Routine physical examination (cardiovascular, respiratory and abdominal examinations)
    • Urinalysis
    • Electrocardiogram

     

    Blood Panel:

    • Complete blood count
    • ALT-GPT
    • AST-GOT
    • gGT
    • Total bilirubin (direct and indirect bilirubin)
    • Blood urea nitrogen
    • Creatinine
    • Uric acid
    • Fasting plasma glucose
    • Total cholesterol, including HDL, LDL and triglycerides
    • C-reactive protein
    • Sodium
    • Potassium
    • Calcium
    • PT-INR
    • aPTT
    • fibrinogen
    • TSH
    • FT3
    • FT4
    • Vitamin D3
    • Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
    • Serum protein electrophoresis

     

    For those interested in taking advantage of the innovative medical treatments available at Palazzo Fiuggi, services can be scheduled at an additional cost.

  • WHAT IF I WANT TO SCHEDULE ADDITIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES?

    For those interested in taking advantage of the innovative medical treatments available at Palazzo Fiuggi, services can be scheduled at an additional cost and can be booked by emailing Spa.Reception@palazzofiuggi.com and in Cc: Sharon.Cassius@palazzofiuggi.com. Make sure to mention you are a Ranch Italy guest.

     

  • WHAT ARE THE HIKES LIKE?

    As in Malibu, hikes are meant to be done for time rather than distance, with a varied trail each day.  Some hikes may be up to a 30-40-minute drive from Palazzo Fiuggi.  On trail, guests scale elevations over 2,000 meters as they trek the Apennine Mountains which surround the Lazio region in which Fiuggi is located. The scenery varies from forested canopies, open meadows, valleys and streams to hilltop hamlets, medieval villages and ancient monasteries.  Some hikes may be up to a 30-40-minute drive from Palazzo Fiuggi.

    Please note all guests will need to complete an ECG in order to hike.  This is required and will be performed upon arrival or on Monday morning before your first hike.

  • DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR HIKING AT ALTITUDE?

    Given the location of the property and elevations of the hiking, altitude sickness should not be a concern.

    Please note all guests will need to complete an ECG in order to hike. This is required and will be performed upon arrival or on Monday morning before your first hike.

  • WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?

    While there is seasonal weather, the climate in Fiuggi is very temperate and moderate for the majority of the year. In the fall and early spring months, daytime temperatures can range from the mid-40s to the mid-70s and some evenings do become cool. In the late spring and summer months, daytime temperatures can range from the mid-60s and peak in the low-90s.  Evenings tend to be warmer in these months and in the summer you might see rain for an hour each day.  December – March is the coolest time of year, with temperatures dipping below the 40s on occasion and peaking in the 60s.

    Visit www.accuweather.com to see current and projected temperatures.

  • WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

    You can view our full packing list here. Please take our packing recommendations seriously to ensure your ultimate comfort. During the winter months and early Spring, make sure to have warmer layers you can remove as the day goes on. During the Summer months, a light waterproof jacket is recommended as there is typically an hour of light rain on most days.

  • WHAT TYPE OF FOOD WILL I BE EATING?

    During the week you will enjoy nutritionally-dense, plant-based menu with an Italian flair, created by 3-star Michelin Chef Heinz Beck and prepared by his Palazzo Fiuggi culinary team in accordance with The Ranch’s Executive Chef, Meredith Haaz. Meals are enjoyed as a group, in a private dining room overlooking the mountains and ancient hilltop town.

  • WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?

    While each person’s physiology, metabolism and general health is different, guests should expect substantial results. Most guests will lose a few pounds of fat (up to 5 percent of your body weight), add lean muscle mass, and gain some mental clarity. The best results usually come from the guests who participate in all program activities, engaging fully and staying in motion throughout the day.
    To achieve optimal results we also encourage you to follow our 30-Day Pre Arrival Program, and arrive mentally committed to do the best you are able. This time is all about and for you.

  • WHAT WILL MY ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS BE?

    You will stay in your own private room with a king bed at renowned wellness medical retreat Palazzo Fiuggi. Flooded by natural light and offering views across the park, towards the old town or the pool, each room features smart contemporary styling that complements the Liberty-period provenance of the historical building. Adorned with objets d’art, rooms exude character and charm and create a comfortable and relaxing backdrop to every visit.

  • CAN I UPGRADE MY ACCOMMODATIONS?

    Yes! There are additional options available at an increased rate and must be booked at least 60 days prior to arrival. View our brochure to learn more about each room category.​

  • WHERE DO DINING AND FITNESS CLASSES TAKE PLACE?

    While there will be other guests of Palazzo Fiuggi onsite, guests of The Ranch Italy enjoy afternoon fitness classes and dining in private spaces dedicated to our group.

    The property is not open to the general public.

  • WILL I BE ABLE TO CHECK IN WITH MY FAMILY AND BUSINESS?

    During your stay, you are asked to ‘unplug’ from your everyday normal activities. Your experience will be far more profound and meaningful if you can allow yourself the week to focus your energies towards being present in the natural surroundings with others on the same path of health and wellness. Each day, you will have some personal downtime. We recommend you spend that time in a calm state of mind, napping or relaxing by the pool.

    The hotel is equipped with Wi-Fi which is complementary to our guests should you need to conduct any business while away.

  • CAN THE PROGRAM AID WITH SMOKING CESSATION?

    Due to the nature of the program, all guests go through a detoxification process early in the week ridding one’s body of various toxins. No tobacco use of any kind is permitted during a guest’s stay and the rigorous program seems to support the cessation of tobacco use, as well as other addictive habits. There has been a very high success ratio of guests seeking to cease their smoking after attending the weeklong program.

  • WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT TO FLY INTO?

    Palazzo Fiuggi is located less than an hour from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino International Airport (FCO).

  • WHERE DO I STAY IF I ARRIVE EARLY/DEPART LATE?

    Palazzo Fiuggi offers special pricing for guests of The Ranch Italy. For guests looking to arrive before or stay after, you may email Ginevra.Santaniello@palazzofiuggi.com, to inquire on pricing. Please mention The Ranch Italy when booking your stay to ensure you receive the correct discount. You would only be responsible for paying for days not included in our program.

  • IF I AM USING PRIVATE JET SERVICES, WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AND MOST CONVENIENT AIRPORT TO LAND?

    The Ciampino private airport is located about an hour from Palazzo Fiuggi.

  • IS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED?

    Pick-up: Guests will arrange their own transportation to Palazzo Fiuggi. Guests are welcome to book transportation through RomaSì.  To book please email info@romasieurope.com or call 954.487.7192.  Rates start at 198 Euro and vary depending on car type and the number of passengers. They will need: Date/flights details/ETA/a mobile phone.

    Drop-off: On Sunday, we will depart Palazzo Fiuggi in the morning and drop guests off at the Rome airport at 11:15 am.

  • ARE YOU OFFERING THE RANCH PRIVATE IN ITALY?

    At this time, The Ranch Italy is offered as a group program. We plan to expand in the coming months to include a Private option.

  • WILL THE RANCH MALIBU BE OPEN WHILE YOU ARE IN ITALY?

    Yes! Our weeklong retreat in Malibu is available 52 weeks/year.

  • WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAM?