Although you’re now a Covenant resident, and you’ll soon become intimately connected with the Rancho Santa Fe community, you may want to learn about the offerings for friends and family visiting the area from further afield. Rancho Santa Fe is home to some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in the country, many of which have won awards at both the national and international levels. 


From historic boutique lodging offered by sites like The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe to the opulent splendor of resorts like the Rancho Valencia (rated  #1 Best Resort in California by U.S. News & World Report 2021), there’s something for everyone here. Fine dining, luxury poolside sunbathing, verdant private gardens, horseback riding, and more await you at these world-class resorts. Below are a few local favorites, but these are only a taste of what the Rancho Santa Fe area has to offer!

The Inn

Since its opening in 1923, the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe has offered “laidback luxury in the heart of SoCal horse country.” A plethora of guest rooms and cottages are laid out across 21 acres of gardens, and each features wood-burning fireplaces, private patios, and a rustic but timeless aesthetic (while remaining fully serviced if the need arises). The Inn was just bought by a new owner in May 2022, and a spectacular 100-year-anniversary revival is planned, so be sure to stay up to date!






Rancho Valencia

Ranked as the #1 Best Resort in California and #4 Best Resort in the United States by U.S. News & World Report in 2021, the Rancho Valencia is one of the finest luxury hotel experiences in the world. Nestled into 45 acres of lush gardens and citrus groves, the Rancho Valencia houses 49 guest casitas and three sprawling private residences.





Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Situated on 400 sprawling acres of pristine coastal canyon country, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is one of the premier resort experiences in RSF. The resort offers everything from traditional rooms to expansive villas, as well as pools, spas, and a plethora of activities, from archery to tennis to pickleball to dive-in movies to an equestrian center. It’s also home to the only Forbes Five-Star restaurant in SoCal.






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While this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors and omissions. 



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