GENERAL

Your day will consist of our carefully thought out fitness and diet program centered around hiking, stretching, core training exercises, yoga, massage therapy, personal down time, delicious organic 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 (8 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.

Due to the immersive nature of our programs we require that guests commit to staying on property for the length of their visit to ensure optimal results.   

The main differences between our programs are the length of stay and where they are held. Your daily schedule and complementing vegetarian diet is consistent at each location, however The Ranch Malibu requires a 7-day minimum stay, The Ranch 4.0 is a 4-day program and The Ranch 10.0 is a 10-day program.

The Ranch Malibu is 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 4.0 is operated out of Four Seasons Westlake Village. Afternoon fitness classes and accommodations take place at the hotel and guests are served their meals in a beautiful greenhouse on property. Wi-fi and cell service are also available. We do ask that guests use electronic devises in their room only so as not to disturb those looking to unplug. In partnership with the California Health and Longevity Institute, 4.0 guests also receive diagnostic testing as part of their experience.

The Ranch 10.0 combines the programs detailed above so that guests experience both locations and their respective amenities.

The Ranch 4.0 (our 4 day program): $3,900
One week rate: $7,800
The Ranch 10.0 (our 10 day program): $10,900
Two week rate: $15,000
Three week rate: $22,500 | Four total transformation rate: $30,000 (January – July 1, 2018)

Your reservation requires a $2,000.00 deposit. The remaining balance is due by credit card 40 days prior to your arrival. 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.

Gratuities are not included in the cost of your stay and are purely at your discretion. Guests are under no obligation to leave a gratuity.

We recommend booking The Ranch Malibu and The Ranch 10.0 about 3-6 months prior to your stay to ensure availability.

We recommend 1 -3 months advanced booking for The Ranch 4.0.

Yes, absolutely, couples are welcome and can chose to share a room or have private accommodations. As we are priced per person and not per room, the program cost for each would be the same.

All programs are limited to 18 guests to ensure a personalized and intimate experience.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

While 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-40’s to the mid-70’s. Some evenings do become cool with temperatures that can dip into the 40’s. In the late spring and summer months, daytime temperatures can range from the mid 60’s and peak in the low 90’s. Evenings tend to be warmer in these months and may average in the mid to-low 60’s.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

THE RANCH MALIBU

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. The Ranch is closed on Saturdays, so for extended stays, guests stay overnight at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel or a hotel of your choice. This one night departure gives our guest an opportunity to practice balanced living in the real world. The following Sunday, we will pick you up at The Fairmont at noon and return you to the program. Pricing for consecutive weeks is listed below:

One week rate: $7,800
The Ranch 10.0 (our 10 day program): $10,900
Two week rate: $15,000
Three week rate: $22,500 | Four total transformation rate: $30,000 (January – July 1, 2018)

The Ranch Malibu rate includes: 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday-Saturday) of daily guided hikes, fitness and exercise classes including core training, abs and low impact weight training, and ending the afternoon with yoga or a meditation class. Each guest will 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Yes. Once you arrive at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, we will provide your transportation to and from The Ranch. We pick up our guests on Sunday at noon and drop off at the Fairmont the following Saturday by 11 am, as well as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by noon. If you plan to use our shuttle service to LAX, we recommend you book a flight that departs at 1:30 pm or later.

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.

We will allow guests to reserve the entire week and bring their friends. In this instance, we can tailor a program to handle the group’s fitness level. This can include corporate executives, YPO Forums, Seniors, mother/daughter groups, friends, college groups, large families, etc.

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica offers accommodations that meet our high standard of quality, elegance and service. As an added convenience, all transportation provided to The Ranch will originate from the Fairmont Hotel, no matter where you choose to stay upon your early arrival.

THE RANCH 4.0

The Ranch 4.0 is a 4 night and 5 day program. The program begins promptly at noon (12 pm) on Thursday and concludes Monday at 10:00 am.

Our rate includes: 4 nights and 5 days (Thursday-Monday) of daily guided hikes, yoga, fitness and exercise classes including core training, abs and low impact weight training, and massages for each full day of your stay. Also included, private accommodations at Four Seasons Westlake Village for each guest, all meals, Bod Pod, VO2 testing and a cooking demonstration.

Each guest will stay at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and have his or her own private bedroom and bathroom with a king-sized bed, separate bathtub and shower and premium amenities. We encourage you to share your personal preferences and needs with us so that we may make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

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.

While each person’s physiology, metabolism and general health is different, most guests lose pounds and inches. The best results usually come from the guests who participate fully, follow our 30-Day Pre Arrival Program, and come mentally committed to do the best they are able.

Each day, you will have some personal downtime in the privacy of your room to stay as connected as you choose. Many guests are hoping to disconnect during their visit. Anyone who wishes to leave their phone with our staff is welcome to do so and we will return it at the conclusion of the program. Please note, there is Wi-Fi available in the guest rooms and Four Seasons Hotel Business Center at an additional fee.

Guests will make their way to Four Seasons Westlake Village, arriving promptly at noon each Thursday. We will return guests to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by 11:30 am each Monday.

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 Four Seasons Westlake Village offers special pricing for 4.0 guests. For guests looking to arrive before or stay after, mention The Ranch 4.0 when booking your stay. You can reach the hotel directly by calling 818-575-3000. You are only responsible for paying for days not included in our program (Monday-Wednesday).

THE RANCH 10.0

The Ranch 10.0 is a 9 night and 10 day program. The program begins promptly at noon (12 pm) on Thursday and concludes the following Saturday at 10:00 am.

Our rate includes: 9 nights and 10 days (Thursday-the following Saturday) of daily guided hikes, yoga, fitness and exercise classes including core training, abs and low impact weight training, and massages for each full day of your stay. Also included, private accommodations for each guest, all meals, Bod Pod, VO2 testing, a cooking demonstration and transportation on Sunday to the weeklong program in Malibu at 3:00 pm.

The first three nights you will stay at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and have your own private bedroom and bathroom with a kind bed, separate bathtub and shower and premium amenities.

At The Ranch, 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.

At both programs 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.

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.

Guests will experience increased results by combining our 4.0 and seven day programs, 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.

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. At The Four Seasons there is Wi-Fi available in the guest rooms and Four Seasons Hotel Business Center at an additional fee.

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.

Guests will make their way to Four Seasons Westlake Village, arriving promptly at noon each Thursday. We will transport you from Four Seasons at 3:00 pm to The Ranch on Sunday to begin your weeklong program. Following your stay, we return you to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on Saturday, by 11 am, as well as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by noon. If you plan to use our shuttle service to LAX, we recommend you book a flight that departs at 1:30 pm or later.

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.

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. At The Four Seasons there is Wi-Fi available in the guest rooms and Four Seasons Hotel Business Center at an additional fee.

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. The Ranch 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. Please note, there is no cell service or Wi-Fi available at The Ranch.

Four Seasons Westlake Village offers special pricing for Ranch guests. For guests looking to arrive early, mention The Ranch 4.0 when booking your stay. You can reach the hotel directly by calling 818-575-3000. You are only responsible for paying for days not included in our program (Monday-Wednesday).

THE RANCH DOLOMITES

The Ranch Dolomites is a minimum weeklong program offered exclusively from August 19 – September 29, 2018. The program runs from Sunday at 1:00 pm – Saturday at 10:00 am. Guests are able to stay multiple weeks for further enhanced benefits if they wish. At our Malibu location we have guests who stay for consecutive weeks and have seen even more dramatic, life-changing results.

The Ranch Dolomites rate of $8,500 includes: 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday-Saturday) of daily guided hikes, yoga, fitness and exercise classes including core training, abs and low impact weight training, and massages for each full day of your stay. Also included, private accommodations at Rosa Alpina Hotel for each guest, all meals and some evening elective nutrition talks and a cooking demonstration.

Gratuities are not included in the cost of your stay and are purely at your discretion. Guests are under no obligation to leave a gratuity.

To secure a reservation, the deposit is $4,250 (50%) and the balance is due 120 days prior to your stay.

This stay is non-refundable within 120 days of your stay and refundable less 10% prior to that time. We do suggest purchasing travel insurance.

Because The Ranch Dolomites is only offered for 6 weeks, this program is in high demand and we recommend booking as soon as possible.

Absolutely. Couples are welcome and can choose to share a room or have private accommodations. As we are priced per person and not per room, the program cost for each would be the same.

The Ranch Dolomites is limited to 21 guests each week to ensure an active, personalized and intimate experience.

Your day will consist of our carefully thought out 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 (8 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.

Rosa Alpina Hotel offers special pricing for guests of The Ranch Dolomites. For guests looking to arrive before or stay after, you may contact reservations@rosalpina.it, to inquire on pricing. Please mention The Ranch 2018 when booking your stay to ensure you receive the correct discount. You would only responsible for paying for days not included in our program (Sunday – Saturday).

Hiking in the Italian Dolomites is an unforgettable experience. The hundreds of miles of trails in this beautiful region offer breathtaking views of the picturesque countryside, emerald-green meadows, waterfalls, Alps and jagged peaks of the Dolomites.

Similar in duration and intensity to our hikes in Southern California, in this program we will hike for approximately 4 hours each day with trails ranging from 8-12 miles depending on ability and the set route for the day. All of the trails vary. Some will have shade, others have no coverage. As we are in the mountains, we have uphills, downhills and flats. The steepest climbs could be up to 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.

We do not anticipate the altitude being an issue for guests during their stay with us. Our residential location is 6,000 feet and hiking is typically below 8,500 feet. Should someone experience any symptoms of altitude sickness this discomfort usually resolves itself after a day or two as your body acclimates to the environment. Our staff is also trained to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness and will help guests seek treatment when necessary.

We recommend arriving a day early if possible and follow our 30-Day Pre Arrival Program during your preparation including proper daily hydration.

The Ranch culinary team will be joined by Rosa Alpina’s staff to serve a nutritional diet of locally grown plant-based cuisine, inspired by regional Italian flavors. Daily menus feature the finest fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes and seeds, while excluding alcohol, caffeine, processed sugars, diet sweeteners and gluten to aid in the cleansing and revitalization process.

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, engage fully and stay in motion most of the day.

To achieve optimal results we also recommend guests 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.

You will stay in your own private room at the iconic Rosa Alpina Hotel. A family owned and operated boutique hotel for over 70 years in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, this intimate and charming Leading Hotels of the World property is known for their five-star service and beautifully appointed interiors. Each individually designed room is complete with luxurious touches including specialty linens and separate tubs and showers. Wi-fi is also available on property. All rooms are separately climate controlled for your comfort.

During your stay, 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. Each day, you will have some personal downtime. We recommend you spend that time in a relaxing and calm state of mind, napping or relaxing by the pool. The hotel is equipped with Wi-Fi should you need to conduct any business while away.

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.

The closest international airport is located in Venice Italy.

Rosa Alpina Hotel offers special pricing for guests of The Ranch Dolomites. For guests looking to arrive before or stay after, you may contact reservations@rosalpina.it, to inquire on pricing. Please mention The Ranch 2018 when booking your stay to ensure you receive the correct discount. You would only responsible for paying for days not included in our program (Sunday – Saturday).


Pick-up: Guests will arrange their own transportation to Rosa Alpina. You may contact concierge@rosalpina.it to book transportation to the hotel. Through the hotel, the cost is 360,00 Euro. They will need: Date/flights details/ETA/a mobile phone for any needs.

Alternatively you can take the Cortina Express (http://www.cortinaexpress.it/?lang=en), a bus service from Venice to LA Villa which is about a 5 minute drive from Rosa Alpina.

Drop-off: On Saturday we will depart Rosa Alpina in the morning and drop guests off at the Venice airport, time TBD.

Bolzano is the closest airport for landing with a private jet. From there we can organize a helicopter to Rosa Alpina or you can fly into Innsbruck.

Late summer is a wonderful time to visit the Dolomites as this region offers some of the best weather in all of the Alps. Average temperatures range from the 60s – 80s during the day with plenty of sunshine and the 50s in the evening and early morning.

The Ranch Malibu

Unplug from your busy daily life and recalibrate the mind and body through our immersive, weeklong results-oriented fitness program in Malibu, California.
12220 Catharine 6020 Malibu CA, USA
Phone: (310) 457-8700 Organic Ranch Star rating: * Room rates: $3900 - $7200