Monday Madness- Win a 2 night stay at the Carmel Valley Ranch!

Congratulations to the winner #65, Ann! selected your comment. Enjoy your trip!

On Friday, Esther shared her family’s heavenly experience at the recently renovated Carmel Valley Ranch and probably stirred up some vacation envy in quite a few of us (myself included). The entire Monterey Peninsula is stunning and a wonderful destination for families, but when you add in the large suites and luxury camp atmosphere of the Carmel Valley Ranch, it takes vacation to a whole other level.


Read about family friendly activities around Monterey Bay.


According to Esther,The Carmel Valley Ranch likens itself to a camp because of its many complimentary activities. From guided hikes to the iconic tree swings to pilates to S’mores at night, there’s no shortage of things to enjoy at this resort. ” Her son’s favorite experience was the unique Bee Experience in the apiary.  Perhaps your kids will love the golf, tennis, “Ranch Hand” kids club, guided hikes, River Ranch pool and athletic complex, or the iconic tree swings the best.  Maybe mom will find her bliss at the spa. Regardless, it sounds like there is something on this large and diverse property that will appeal to everyone.

Missed Esther’s post on Friday? Then click on over and read it to get the full scoop on the Carmel Valley Ranch.


Are you dreaming about a stay at the Carmel Valley Ranch with your family? Then we have a great deal and steal for you!

The Deal: Enjoy a great family stay with the Ranch Hands Family Package !

Package Includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in a spacious suite suitable for a family of 4
  • Upgrade to next suite type at time of booking, subject to availability
  • 2 hours complimentary childcare, once during your stay
  • Nightly turndown amenity for the children
  • Take-home signature tree swing

Suite types begin with the Ranch Suite category.  Sleeping accommodations for 4 include use of the pullout queen-size sofabed in the living room.  Complimentary 2 hour childcare is available in the mornings at the River Ranch Children’s Activity Cottage.  Childcare is available for children 2-8 years old.


The Steal: Win a 2 night stay at the Carmel Valley Ranch!


Details:  One very lucky winner will receive:

  • 2 night stay in a Ranch Suite at the Carmel Valley Ranch

Valued at approximately $870


Step 1: Share this giveaway using the Facebook by clicking the FB “Like” button at the top of the page

Step 2: Leave a blog comment below letting us know that you did.

Get extra entries by repeating steps 1 and 2 once a day.  But be sure to leave a new comment each time.

Get even more additional entries:

Feel free to do any or all of the following actions.  Each action counts as an extra entry but be sure to LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ONE or the entry will not be counted.

Rules and guidelines:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • US Residents only

Deadline to enter: Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 11:59PM PST

What is Monday Madness?

Every Monday, Trekaroo announces on our blog, either a fantastic giveaway or an incredible deal.  It could be a green water bottle, a hotel stay on Maui or theme park tickets. Return every Monday to the Talking Trekaroo Blog for the details. Want a reminder? Become a Trekaroo member or follow us on facebook or twitter.

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About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 10-year-old son and daughter (twins!). She is a self-proclaimed National Park junkie and has the goal of visiting each and every one with her kids. When she isn't traveling to places like Norway, Peru, Disney World, and Hawaii with her family, she enjoys hiking, beach days, obsessively rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and planning her brood's next trip.
161 Responses
  1. Missy Seymour

    Had one of the most fabulous meals of my life on New Year’s Eve with the special menu and wine pairing…worth every penny!!

  2. Monique Bon

    Shared this giveaway using the Facebook by clicking the FB “Like” button at the top of the page.

  3. Monique Bon

    Tweeted a link to this Monday Mad Steal via @Trekaroo using the Twitter share button at the top of the page.!/MoniqueBon/status/129569836853506049

  4. Christine Honeycutt

    Shared again today. Would love to take Maddie for her 2nd birthday in February. Carmel is GORGEOUS in February!

  5. ferriz

    subscribe to feed via email because rss wasnt working and this way ill actually see it!


  6. Johnny Bairstrow

    Really nice article, thanks for sharing such information. I went on dude ranch vacation Before a couple of years with my family. That was really great experience and beautiful memories. Wide range of activities was there we enjoyed horseback riding, rafting, swimming pool plays, fly fishing, cattle work and many more. The food was awesome and accommodation was also great.

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