The Ranch Malibu

Malibu, CA United States

Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2021:
  • Upgrades are not applicable
  • Daily full breakfast included in rates
  • An additional massage, chiropractic session or 3 cryotherapy sessions
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (in bedroom only)
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
Adventure Seclusion Wellness

The Ranch Malibu

12220 Cotharin Road
Malibu, CA 90265
United States
Nearest Airport:
Los Angeles International (LAX)
33 mi / 53 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • Adults Only
  • Air Conditioning
  • All-inclusive
  • Business Center
  • Culinary Program


  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Turndown Service

  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Spa

In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryer

About Us

Realize profound health benefits in as little as one week, amongst a small group (just 19 guests/session) motivated to do the same. This is not your typical spa or resort vacation. This luxury boot camp is dedicated to improving the quality of one's life by improving their health. Whether it’s through hiking in nature each morning, resetting the metabolism through a plant-based diet or calming the mind with a week away from everyday life, The Ranch is here to support the path to better health.

With a return rate of more than 50%, guests trust The Ranch to provide a memorable experience with both mental and physical rewards. The acclaimed, results-oriented weeklong program is designed to recalibrate the mind and body and boost health and immunity through an intense fitness and wellness regimen paired with a highly structured, plant-based nutritional diet. Each day features 6 hours of exercise including daily hikes, afternoon strength training, restorative yoga sessions, nap time and deep tissue massage.

In addition to the signature weeklong stay, The Ranch recently introduced The Ranch Private. Ideal for individuals and small groups who wish to escape to nature and experience the lasting results of our award-winning program, The Ranch Private offers a personalized approach that is distant from the other guests on property. The program can be tailored to meet specific needs, increasing intensity or addressing any restrictions that may limit one's ability. In order to maintain the intimate group dynamic for which The Ranch program is traditionally known, The Ranch Private is limited to two groups of 1-4 guests (traveling together) each week so as not to interfere with the larger group participating in the weeklong program.

Both programs are complemented by a nutritionally-dense, plant-based diet to sustain guests during their stay. A highlight for guests and a key component of our results-driven approach, the 1400 calorie daily diet offers the finest fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, legumes and seeds, while excluding alcohol, caffeine, dairy, soy, processed sugars, diet sweeteners and gluten to aid in the cleansing and revitalization process.

Guests stay on our historic working ranch 3 miles above the Pacific Ocean, spanning 200 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains. It is the perfect setting to calm the mind, return to nature and focus on health and wellness goals. The sprawling grounds are designed to be rustic, yet refined. Guests are in a sequestered environment with no televisions, no cell and limited wi-fi service available to further aid in a mental detoxification. Guests stay one of 19 private cottages, each beautifully decorated with reclaimed wood floors, limestone bathrooms, and linen-covered queen and king-sized beds.

Following the program guests continue seeing results upon returning home, with many having made long lasting, impactful changes that were prompted by a stay with us.

Best of the Best

Commit to a week or longer at The Ranch Malibu and lose substantial pounds and inches, achieve mental clarity, balance your immune system, look and feel younger, and depart more vibrant with its one-of-a-kind fitness/wellness program. You'll stay in one of 19 luxurious guest cottages while eating fresh, organic, plant-based fare. Think transformation, recalibration, and unplugging. Guests rise early for a daily schedule of stretching, mountain hiking, core training, yoga, and of course a massage, all to enhance your metabolism and detoxification. Your time spent at The Ranch will be a rewarding experience. You’ll marvel at your results!

Hotel Tip

To improve guests’ weight loss results and avert the side effects of detoxing, guests are given a 30-day pre-arrival plan. Time with the chef is a must!

Health & Safety

General Information:

• The Ranch Malibu spans 200 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains and offers a small group setting, spacious grounds and open-air common areas to naturally lend themselves towards these new protocols.

• Ranch Protection Kits will be provided for each guest which will include a travel mask, Ranch bandana and hand sanitizer.

• Guests and staff will be expected to wear masks in interior common areas and during massages. Once settled in stretch, fitness and dining the mask can be removed as we are ensuring proper social distancing. During hikes and while outdoors when properly distanced, masks are optional

New Programming Options:

• We are excited to introduce - The Ranch Private - a personalized program to achieve results that is distant from the larger group. The program is priced at $11,000 per person.

• The Ranch Malibu is now welcoming guests arriving on Saturday to stay at the Ranch the night prior to program commencement on Sunday. Multi-week guests may also choose to remain on the property on Saturday. This overnight stay, along with elective programming will be offered at an additional one-day rate starting at $1250.

Daily Schedule Adjustments:

• Guest and Staff temperatures will be taken daily. Anyone with a temperature in excess of 100.3 would be asked to depart the Program and property for the safety of the other guests and staff.

• Transportation will be done with fewer occupants in each vehicle.

• We will host the stretch, fitness and yoga classes in smaller numbers to ensure proper distancing. A Molekule air purifier, which uses UV technology, will be used in our Buddha Barn fitness center.

• All massage cottages are equipped with Molekule air purifiers and housekeeping will be sanitizing the room after each guest.

• Three dining spaces, including our outdoor garden cafe, are offered to allow for greater space for guests.

Enhanced Cleaning Protocols:

• While we have always been sticklers for cleanliness, we have adopted additional cleaning standards and will also adhere to the CDC recommendations.

• Should a guest prefer to maintain a 100% Private Room and opt-out of having anyone enter their room including daily housekeeping during their visit, we will have laundry bags that can be left outside your room to be picked up daily.


Since opening we have shared our philosophy of sustainability through our program with more than 12,000 guests. By showing them what sustainability looks & feels like, we teach them how to make small but impactful changes when they leave. From our seasonal menu to daily hikes - nature is our inspiration & our commitment to sustainability can be seen in practices including:

An exclusively plant-based diet which saves nearly 140,000 lbs of CO2 emissions, 8 million gallons of water & thousands of animals annually.

An onsite certified organic garden that provides the majority of our food

Supporting the cultivation of bees colonies, which produce about 500 lbs of honey annually

Reusing 100% of our grey water through a tertiary wastewater treatment plant

Supporting the maintenance of local trails & removing litter from state & federal park land & local beaches

Educating our guests and community on the environmental impact of their choices and ways they can support the planet every day


12220 Cotharin Road
Malibu, CA 90265
United States
Nearest Airport
Los Angeles International (LAX), 33 Miles / 53 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

The Ranch Malibu

Following the invigorating daily schedule, guests of The Ranch Malibu retreat to one of 19 private cottages, each beautifully decorated with reclaimed wood floors, limestone bathrooms, air conditioning and linen-covered queen and king-sized beds. The calming colors and beautiful aesthetic of your own private room will not only add to your relaxation and transformation, but also support a restful night’s sleep.

We encourage you to share with us your personal preferences and needs so that we may make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking

The Ranch 4.0

Returning January 2022! At The Ranch 4.0, guests unwind in their own private room at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village which includes a king bed and lush bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. We have removed the coffee makers and mini bars so that no one is tempted during their stay. Guests also have access to the award winning spa area during any downtime where they can enjoy the sauna, steam room, meditation area and indoor and outdoor pool.

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool Tub
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Facts & Policies

Adventure, Seclusion, Wellness
Vibe Zen
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 19
Check-In Time 1:00 PM
Check-Out Time 10:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

The Ranch Malibu program begins at 1 pm on Sunday and ends at 10 am on Saturday. For guests interested in arriving on Saturday, there is a Saturday-stay option that includes wellness programing at an additional nightly rate.

The Ranch 4.0 program begins at 12 pm on Thursday and ends at 10 am on Monday. Guests can choose to stay at Four Seasons before or after the program. Additional room rates would apply.

The Ranch 10.0 program begins at 12 pm on Thursday at Four Seasons Westlake Village Hotel and concludes with our weeklong program in Malibu Sunday through Saturday. Transportation between programs on Sunday is included.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Upon acceptance of your reservation, and after a brief phone consultation, a $2,000.00 deposit becomes non-refundable. The remaining balance is due by credit card on file 40 days prior to arrival and will become non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a cancellation within 40 days of your visit, and if we are able to fill your opening, we will happily credit you less a 10% cancellation fee or move you to a later date. A 10% cancellation fee will be charged to all refunded deposits.

Accepted Forms of Payment

We accept American Express, Visa and Mastercard along with wire transfers or checks.

Terms & Conditions

Given the nature of our program, all meals and snacks are included in the fee and guests are served a set menu for the week.


  • The Ranch Malibu rate of $8200 includes: 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday-Saturday) of daily guided hikes, fitness and exercise classes including core training, abs and low impact weight training, and ending the afternoon with yoga or a meditation class. Each guest will also receive a massage for each full day. We also provide Bod Pod testing to all participating guests. Private accommodations for each guest, all meals and some evening elective nutrition talks, and an afternoon cooking demonstration are also included.
  • The Ranch 4.0 rate of $4,200 includes: 4 nights and 5 days (Thursday-Monday) of daily guided hikes, yoga, fitness and exercise classes including core training, abs and low impact weight training, and massages for each full day of your stay. Also included, private accommodations at Four Seasons Westlake Village for each guest, all meals, Bod Pod, VO2 testing and a cooking demonstration.
  • The Ranch Private rate of $11,000 includes: 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday-Saturday) of personalized programming tailored to your goals, including daily guided hikes, afternoon fitness and exercise classes including core work, low impact weight training, restorative yoga or a 90-minute sound bath, massages for each full day of your stay and Bod Pod testing. Private accommodations, all meals and some evening elective nutrition talks, an afternoon garden tour, cooking demonstration and laundry service (Mon. – Fri.) are also included. Ranch Private guests enjoy secluded spaces for meals and fitness classes should you wish to avoid the common areas. This program is limited to two private groups of 1-4 each week.

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Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2021:
  • Upgrades are not applicable
  • Daily full breakfast included in rates
  • An additional massage, chiropractic session or 3 cryotherapy sessions
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (in bedroom only)

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