California Life visits Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley


by Concetta DeLuco

IMG_4457If you’re looking for a place for a special event, look no further!

Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California is the premiere spot. Located about 12 miles in from the Pacific Coast, this ranch boasts the most gorgeous views of over 400 acres of sunshine, vineyards, horse stables and olive groves.

When combined with its historic charm, pristine grounds and room accommodations, and a signature estate-grown wine collection, Holman Ranch provides the most elegant location for a wedding, corporate retreat, or meeting.IMG_4454

More importantly, however, it provides an idyllic experience where you can escape from your daily routine and enjoy the warm breezes and smell of wildflowers blooming from the sanctity of a cozy rocking chair overlooking the Santa Lucia Moutains.


Established in 1928, Holman Ranch came under the ownership of the Holman Family in the 1940’s and has since been taken over by the Lowder family who have preserved the quaintness of the property and its historic Spanish hacienda, but also expanded it with many modern conveniences and accommodations.


The ranch once served as a hideaway for many Hollywood celebrities including Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Vincent Price and Marlon Brando, to name a few.

Today, Holman Ranch is a hideaway for anyone looking for memorable occasion.


Holman Ranch offers dozens of wedding packages that range IMG_4460between $1000-$30,000, and corporate packages that vary depending on the activities and theme.

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