Lovingly preserved and freshly restored, this rustic beauty sparkles! Architecture is reminiscent of Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel, with cathedral ceilings, stripped redwood beams, and 4 river rock fireplaces. This idyllic retreat was built in 1930 by Pebble Beach residents, Grace and Paul Veeder to relax and entertain guests. Cherished by our 5 family generations as a private hideaway home, The Ranch House is now offered as an exclusive, executive family retreat that today's multiple generations can treasure as they enjoy precious time together. Exquisite kitchen, 3 bedrooms / 2 quaint bathrooms (pedestal tub/shower in the guest suite and a candlelit fireplace shower in the master suite) with custom furnishings throughout. Careful preservation and upgrades adorn this historic treasure. Just 15 minutes from Carmel, and its coastal fog, The Ranch House at Garzas Creek soaks in Carmel Valley sunshine most of the year. Minutes away to golf, horseback riding, shopping, fine dining, & wine tasting.
Comfortably sleeps 6 - 8, and can accomodate larger groups with our sofa sleepers and trundle. Call for details!
The new and original hand-carved latches and custom iron work adorn The Ranch House gates and doors. From the moment you walk through the gate, you will be transported in time to old time rustic elegance.
Enjoy the whimsical charm of the ancient oaks.
Carmel Valley sunshine soaks through the oak studded forest.
Every day, millions of leaves fall from the trees - leaving a beautiful array of color on the lawn. Thanks to our hardworking team: Alberto and our Dad, Tim Condon, the leaves are raked and gathered away to provide a neat and tidy welcome to our guests.
Soon all the leaves will be gone, and spring will come! Yeah!
It still looks much as it did back then! Only better than ever before!
A gracious lawn and fully-fenced yard invite families to spend relaxing time out of doors, while being in the midst of the wooded creekside Carmel Valley.
Our doors are open! We look forward to hosting you at The Ranch House at Garzas Creek, where old time charm meets the conveniences of today.
Bring your coffee and a book, or talk with a friend at the gazebo. We've added lights to make it sparkle (see further picture), so it is a beautiful way to enjoy a romantic evening, too!
Sit and soak in some Carmel Valley sunshine!
New redwood gates with hand-forged iron detail open to invite guests to the redwood Gazebo overlooking the seasonal Garzas Creek.
Bring out a book and stay awhile!
Make a wish under the Star tonight! The StarLight Gazebo was recently lighted to add festive ambiance to the creekside conversation area. What could be more romantic?!
The "swimmin' hole" has filled in with the wonderful winter rains. Too cold to swim in now, but by Easter, this will be a fun wading pool for water safe kids, grateful dogs, and hardy adults.
Winter rains have arrived, bringing with them the much-awaited Garzas Creek! Even Barrington Bear is excited!
Although charming for 1930, The Ranch House kitchen has never looked better than it does today, with all the conveniences and room to please the most discriminating cook.
Hear the sizzling bacon? Smell the waffles? Our well-appointed kitchen invites you to make and serve wonderful meals to your family and friends. Some of our favorite things: Festive Fiestaware dishes, fun farmhouse animal waffle iron, electric skillet, electric plate warmer, wine refrigerator, ultra quiet dishwasher.
There is even a grinder ready for your freshest brew!
Even the cooks can have company (and helpers!) with the welcoming pub seating in the kitchen. The Ranch House kitchen is roomy enough for lots of helpers and friends!
Light a fire in the wood stove and play cards or enjoy conversation in Granny's Coop!
This is the smaller of our two living room areas. Here you can use the writing desk (to the left), and watch TV on the new 42" Flatscreen.
The corner round table seats five, and is perfect for small groups, casual meals, and card games.
Custom made for The Ranch House in 1930, this special table seats up to 10.
Many of the original twig furniture and Native American artifacts still adorn The Ranch House today. This is an historic treasure!
Warm and inviting, The Ranch House is the ideal place for family and friends to relax and retreat!
Christmas is coming! All ready to hang your stockings for Santa!
What a bounty of goodness Santa brought the children this year! The Ranch House is one of Santa's favorite stops!
Both young and old will enjoy playing pool in the Great Room.
Smaller flatscreen TV and BOSE sound system hides away in the corner cupboard so you won't miss the game while you play pool!
Wish we still had that beautiful bed!
Old fashioned romance with new Sheraton Suite Sleeper bed. What could be more inviting?
When was the last time you enjoyed a candlelit shower? All new fixtures with skylight in the bathroom make this a special place to get ready for your day. This fireplace bathroom adjoins Granny's Room and the Coop.
Radient heat floor, pedestal tub, and all new fixtures lend luxury to this rustic bath.
The "Lincoln Bedroom" features a private outside entrance with porch. This North facing room is the favorite "sleeping in late" room. Comfy Sweet Sleeper queen bed by Sheraton, bedside IHome clock/radio, ample reading lights, high thread count linens. Mahogany antiques and vintage patriotic curtains and decor lend a classic and comfortable feel to this special room. Wonderful!
Sweet dreams await you here!
This cozy room has 2 Bunk beds: a single over single over trundle on one, and a single over double futon on the other. The electric fireplace heater adds to the warm ambiance of this fun room. Both adults and children will love it here!
Here is a picture of the other Bunk bed, with the single over full futon.
This fireplace still roars today! Firewood is provided for you to enjoy the evening Old California Style. Today, the hot tub has a view of the fireplace, too, for even more relaxation!
Even when the creek isn't running, this special spot has a wonderful view of the undeveloped forest. Completely private, and completely relaxing!
After the Winter rains fill in the creek, and Spring settles in, the creek is ready for wading. This is old fashioned fun that can still be enjoyed today at The Ranch House.
Three Generations out for a family hike on adjacent Garland Park. Private, trailhead access to Garland Park is a unique benefit to staying at The Ranch House.
So many wonderful photo opportunities are here right on property at The Ranch House. Shutterbugs will have a field day capturing family memories in this undisturbed natural environment. Be sure you bring your battery charger and extra memory cards with you!
A springtime "pot-o-gold", California Poppies adorn the creek bank near The Ranch House.
Just follow the humble dirt road as it winds through the oak studded forest and prepare to discover Carmel Valley's hidden historic treasure.
We're certain The Ranch House at Garzas Creek will soon become your favorite vacation spot, too!
In the tradition of early California hospitality, 'come on in, and sit a spell.' Take a peek at the newest images of The Ranch House at Garzas Creek.
Do you like treasure hunts?
Imagine driving down Carmel Valley Road, turning to pass through a tunnel of majestic Eucalyptus trees, down the hill, over the river, past horses and houses, and onto a simple dirt road marked by a quiet sign. The dirt road twists and turns for less than 1/4 mile, through a sunny forest of Oaks and Sycamore trees. At the end of the road, a shining family treasure, handed down through five generations, awaits your discovery.
The Ranch House is located 12 - 15 minutes east from Highway 1, along Carmel Valley Road. Hidden away from the tourist crowds, The Ranch House is between Mid-Valley and the Carmel Valley Village, just down the road from Bernardus.
Original river rock fireplaces. Hand-stripped redwood beams. Rustic wooden door latches. Fully-equipped, new gourmet kitchen. Heated tile floors. Pool table. Darts. Hot tub. Firewood. Acres of hiking trails. Genuine California natural history. It's all here. Come experience the best of the past, with freshly renovated comfort and luxury of 2010!
Interesting fact: Shortly after The Ranch House was built in 1930 - America's "First" Great Depression, a kindly carpenter approached Paul and Grace Veeder - and offered his services in exchange for rent at The Ranch House. For one year, "Joe" lived at The Ranch House, and embellished the rustic cabin with his handiwork - made from limbs and logs he cut and crafted on the property. Today, we are inspired by this example of ingenuity and trade of services in the midst of difficult economic times. Eighty years later, Joe's contributions to The Ranch House remain as treasures hewn from hard times.
Come to The Ranch House to see for yourself Joe's touches that still adorn The Ranch House today.
We look forward to giving you and your family and friends an exquisite, Carmel Valley welcome at The Ranch House at Garzas Creek.
Regular Time: $550/night - 2 night minimum / $2750 - 6 nights for price of 5
Premium Time: $700/night - 2 night minimum / $3500 - 6 nights for price of 5
(All rates add housekeeping fees and security deposits.)
See "Joe's" work from the original sepia photos to today's color frames: the twig dining table and benches, the living room accent chairs, the dining room drawers, the rustic twig and wooden door latches, the great room fireplace mantle, and the cottonwood trim. Treasures that have stood the test of time and hardship.
I rented the cabin for my friends on the weekend of the Big Sur marathon. we had a group of 14 people and I was very concerned with having enough comfortable space. The cabin met and exceeded our expectations. Welcoming bottle of wine and fresh flowers, amazing grounds, killer outdoor fireplace, gourmet kitchen, hot tub with a view, every last detail is impeccable. Colleen is a delight to work with, the groundskeepers are sweethearts. I am thinking of making this trip a tradition.
We greatly enjoyed your special Ranch House! It was such a treat to get away to a spectacular spot for rest and relaxation! The big fireplace and beautiful dining room table made our evenings memorable. The Bedrooms were charming with Robes in the closet waiting for us upon arrival. Our dogs loved the big fenced yard and treasured moments playing together outside under the big oak trees.
Colleen did an excellent job restoring the Cabin with antiques and pictures from the past. The Cabin has everything you could ever need while on a weekend adventure! It features a rustic and romantic setting with candles and heated floors throughout. We felt blessed to have the opportunity to share quality time with our friends at such an incredible Cabin! Thank you for making that possible. We look forward to returning someday soon!
December 15, 2008
Stunning? Exquisite? Mere words can't convey the hospitality of the accommodations,the serene Carmel Valley setting nor the significant history of the Ranch House at Garzas Creek.It must be seen and felt.The ambience is intoxicating. Michelin doesn't have enough stars.
|Michael & Monica, Almaden Valley, CA|