Jaded meeting and event attendees will have no other option than to be completely floored with an event held at Holman Ranch. Nestled in sundrenched Carmel Valley, this historic property is oozing with opportunities to create a memorable meeting, retreat or incentive trip.
Holman Ranch is everything one could ask for in a private retreat including 10 guest rooms, a board room, indoor/outdoor meeting space, luxurious amenities and plenty of opportunities to bond and unwind. Guests will not only leave Holman Ranch amazed but inspired and invigorated for weeks to come. Here are just a few reasons why this place is simply amazing.
1. Jaw-dropping setting
The astonishing views and ambiance of this rustic property alone make Holman Ranch a must see. The secluded 400 acres boasts stunning views of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, nearby vineyards and onsite gardens; there is even a full time garden staff to keep everything in pristine condition. The historic architecture and stonework continues throughout the property and its tucked away courtyards and terraces makes this a playground for unique meeting spaces.
Your guests won’t be surprised by the list of famed celebrities that chose to hideaway in this serene location. In the mid-1900’s Holman Ranch hosted a roster of A-list celebrities including Clark Gable, Marlon Brando and Charlie Chaplin.
2. It’s like camp for adults
Who doesn’t want to relive the nostalgia from camp? Let your attendees indulge in a plethora of activities ranging from beekeeping, skeet shooting, archery, trail hikes, wagon rides, to cooking demos. Whether its team building or leisure activities you’re looking for there is surely something to keep your group engaged and inspired.
3. Unique amenities
You can rest assured that while it may be a “ranch” the property is as luxurious and robust as they come. Not only are the guestrooms charming but they are fully equipped with modern necessities like Wi-Fi, cable TV and super comfy beds to please even key executives. The property also comes with a beautiful pool and deck, fitness center, horseshoe court, game room and full kitchen. What’s truly incredible about hosting an event at Holman Ranch is that you have the entire place to yourself!
4. Wine, need we say more?
Holman Ranch is truly a working farm with over 21 acres of planted Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay grapes. All of Holman Ranch and Jarman wine labels are produced on the ranch’s onsite winery and stored in their hillside wine cave. Guests can also enjoy a tour of the wine cave complete with barrel samples by request. Not only are their wines delicious but they are organic and sustainable!
5. A taste of the local bounty
A successful event is simply not complete without some killer cuisine and lucky for you, foodie favorite Will’s Fargo is just down the road. Part of the Holman Ranch estate this iconic restaurant is a destination in itself. The historic brick building was constructed in the late 1920’s which served as a stop along the “milk run” between Monterey and Tassajara. Today it serves as one of Monterey County’s oldest operating restaurants specializing in high quality and local dishes including naturally raised meats, freshly caught seafood and locally grown vegetables.
Guests will truly feel like they have stepped back in time with a cozy saloon ambiance, rustic décor and old school hospitality sure to leave a lasting impression.
Holman Ranch can host just about any type of meeting, retreat, wedding or incentive travel. While there are only 10 guest rooms on property the venue can host events with up to 300 people. For more information please click here.