• The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu
  • The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu

About The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu

The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu is an all-inclusive wellness and intense fitness destination retreat dedicated to attaining and sustaining a healthy lifestyle. The Ranch supports guests through intensive outdoor physical activity, exercise sessions, and a structured nutritional diet of homegrown, fresh organic vegetarian fare. With a "no-options" philosophy, the low-impact weeklong program includes 9-10 hours of exercise daily, comprising of yoga, strength training, water aerobics, massage services, and revitalizing hikes through the surrounding mountain range; The Ranch accommodates up to 15, ensuring personalized attention. A 30-day itinerary of exercise, diet, and wellness tasks are recommended by The Ranch prior to guests' arrival.

Tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains on a historic working ranch, three miles above the Pacific Ocean, The Ranch encompasses an organic farm, open-air kitchen, outdoor pool, spa and exercise pavilion among its 120-acre grounds.

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(Max of $1,000 per person, per stay)
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  1. Spafinder Wellness 365 Wellness Travel Awards 2014 Nominee
Rural Route 2, Box 505, Malibu, CA 90265 United States
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A relaxing massage to soothe weary muscles is on the menu after a long morning hike and afternoon fitness sessions. Each guest receives a private 60-minute massage daily, Monday through Friday during his or her stay. Guests can also refresh with a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or Jacuzzi.

Swimming Pool
Toiletries Available
Whirlpool, Jacuzzi
Yoga Pavilion
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Strength Training
Exercise Classes
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Deep Tissue
Other Massages
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Addiction Therapy
Other Traditional Wellness Treatments
Weight Loss Services
Reduced Cholesterol Levels
Reduced Diabetes Risk
Weight Loss Services
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Guided Imagery
Cholesterol Testing
Cooking Demonstrations
Nutrition Classes
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Yoga Classes
Vinyasa Flow
Yin Practice
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Customer Reviews for The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu (2)

February 17, 2011
The perfect way to start the year: detoxing body, soul & mind!
My 2011 started by detoxing body, soul and mind at The Ranch. Beautiful grounds, delicious food, great staff all while losing inches, clearing mind and making new friends. It was the perfect way to start the new year. Each day in midst of the 10 mile hike and wondering how I was going to finish, one of the fabulous staff members was there with encouragement and tips. By the end of the week, everyone was glowing inside and out and had a renewed pep in our step. Once home I implemented healthy dining choices and eagerly want to get outdoors to hike! It truly was a life changing experience. I already want to go back!
August 15, 2010
Can't wait to go to The Ranch!
My friend and I went to The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu for a tour earlier this week and it was breathtaking. The pictures on this site don't do it justice. You feel like you have traveled to the Italian countryside. I'm planning a girls trip in November and can't wait to go through the entire program. Exercise, massages, great food, friends and the gorgeous views and weather...what more can you ask for!?
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

Each morning, guests awaken before 6 a.m. for morning stretches, followed by a four- to five-hour group hike winding through the Santa Monica Mountain terrain. With 200-plus trails varying in levels of difficulty, guests never hike the same trail twice. After lunch, guests are welcome to nap before an active afternoon filled with water aerobics, core and ab work, weight training sessions, and group yoga. Many of the activities allow guests to connect with nature's healing elements, taking place outdoors, or within the property's open-air pavilion.

In addition to the 9-10 hours of exercise and daily massage, The Ranch offers elective cooking classes, with the intent on teaching guests how to make nutritious meals at home.


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Weight Loss/Slimming Programs

Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

Following an invigorating day, The Ranch's cottage-style guest rooms offer an inviting and calm respite. Interiors are rustic yet refined, designed in soothing, earthy tones inspired by the Santa Monica Mountain backdrop. All rooms come appointed with air conditioning and queen- or king-size beds (depending on occupancy), as well as private bathrooms.

A strict 1,500-caloric daily diet consists of gourmet farm-to-table fare with French and American influences. Flavorful and healthy, cuisine emphasizes fresh, organic ingredients designed to sustain and detoxify. No alcohol, caffeine, or processed sugars will be served, and special diets and food allergies can be accommodated with advance notice.

Meals at The Ranch are a communal experience. Weather permitting, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served outdoors in the Malibu countryside, for guests to take advantage of the stunning surroundings. A communal dining area is also available. Inside the open-air kitchen, chef Kurt Steeber welcomes guests to observe cooking preparations or participate in weekly elective classes.

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