We have the exclusive first look at The Ranch’s just-announced new residences.
This month, the legendary Rancho La Puerta destination wellness retreat in Baja California, Mexico, celebrates its 80th anniversary—and, in line with its commitment to helping guests find vitality and longevity, the brand itself shows no sign of slowing down. In addition to rolling out recent initiatives like a wellness sabbatical program (ideal for our new work-from-anywhere reality), the property is this week officially introducing The Residences at Rancho La Puerta, a collection of 108 private homes located on the 4,000 acre property, surrounded by views of vineyards and Mt. Kuchumaa. Robb Report has the first look at images of the residences, which start at $1.55 million for the highest Villa category.
“Throughout our 80-year history, Rancho La Puerta has been a sanctuary for countless numbers of guests, (and) we believe the Residences will be a welcome sanctuary during these times of change and uncertainty—a place to connect deeply with one another and share the strength and resilience of a caring community,” Sarah Livia Brightwood Szekely, president of Rancho La Puerta, tells Robb Report. “Over the years, our guests have asked us for a home with the warmth and magic of (The Ranch), and The Residences are the result of these requests. We envision it to be a community of like-minded individuals who find beauty in nature, develop long-lasting friendships and take their health and well-being into their own hands.”
A master bedroom in one of the new residences Courtesy Rancho La Puerta
Developed by Mexico-based Grupo Espiritu and crafted using sustainable materials and practices, the real estate options include two-bedroom Casitas (starting at $665,000), three-bedroom Casas (starting at $1,009,400) and four-bedroom Villas (starting at $1,550,000.) All will feature Delos DARWIN wellness smart technology in the bedrooms, advanced water purification systems, solar-powered energy, fireplaces and outdoor living or lounging spaces, as well as the option to select a designer-curated turn-key furniture package; Villas will also feature private pools and Jacuzzis, two-car underground parking spots and personal wine cellars. The Casitas, which will be located closest to the center of the residential village, can be placed in a resort-managed rental program, making them ideal as an investment opportunity.
Each residence comes with the option for turn-key furnishings Courtesy Rancho La Puerta
Village facilities will include 24-hour concierge and on-site security services, spaces for fitness, wellness and meditation classes, fire pits and BBQ areas, a pool and Jacuzzi, a library, tennis courts and a juice bar and café.
Residents will also enjoy a curated well-living program of classes and events, can purchase items from the property’s outlets (including the Tres Estrellas Organic Farm), and will receive day passes to The Ranch to access its comprehensive programming and treatments.
Of particular note given the current climate, each resident will also have 24-hour access to an on-site nurse, and all members of the household will receive three years of Global Rescue medevac service.
An Important Update from The Ranch
Dear Friends and Family of The Ranch,
Since my last update many places around the world have reopened, and some of you might have ventured out. With some trepidation, I too stepped into a socially distanced outdoor restaurant for a meal with my family after being on lockdown for three months. Wellness properties such as ours are cautiously beckoning guests back, so it is only natural for you to wonder when Rancho La Puerta will do the same.
At The Ranch we are approaching our reopening with four key milestones in mind:
- The reopening of California.
- The reopening of the Tecate – San Diego border to non-essential travel. The border is currently closed to non-essential travel until late July.
- Accurate and up-to-date reporting of the COVID-19 numbers in Mexico.
- The continued low rate of cases and deaths in Tecate and Ensenada – this has been a great silver lining through this all.
As you can see, we have your health and safety in mind, and are keeping a vigilant eye on all markers before we welcome you back.
Meanwhile, The Ranch has put additional cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitization protocols in place, which are listed on our website. Some of you may have received a survey eliciting your feedback about these protocols. I am amazed and grateful for the number of thoughtful responses we received.
This month marks The Ranch’s 80th anniversary. In response, we had wonderful experiences, classes and treatments in place for the year. While that has come to a temporary halt, we still plan to bring Ranch activities your way. We are giving away a trip for $80 to one lucky winner, so make sure to enter our sweepstakes by June 24th. Tune into an 80th anniversary workout with Barry and the fitness staff via Zoom. Barry, Deborah, and our guest presenters will hold important conversations around the profound topic of racial injustice on Zoom as well. We are also launching our first Inner Fitness Online Program. During these tough times, keeping our minds strong, clear and present is as vital as ever, and who better guide you than the expert presenters you have come to know and respect?
There is so much more news that I am eager to share with you here and now, but I must be patient, as the wait is worth the surprise.
In closing, I am reminded of an ancient Chinese proverb that says, “A journey of a 1,000 miles begins with one step.” Whether you are taking your first steps into a grocery store, a restaurant, the beach or office, I wish you peace of mind and the best in health. And when the time is right, I look forward to hearing your footsteps back through our doors.
Yours in health,
Chief Executive Officer
Rancho La Puerta Group
Visit The Residences at Rancho La Puerta or call 888-606-0172 for more information.
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