Malibu is not all beaches, it is mainly HILLS! What hidden treasures lie in them thar hills? Perhaps gold, horse thieves, and many intriguing places, like the Calamigos Guest Ranch! Last year, the Calamigos Guest Ranch nearly burned to the ground. Thanks to heroic firefighters, we are able to continue enjoying this special place.
As stated on their website: "Since 1937, Calamigos Ranch has been its own unique chapter in Malibu’s history. Before the small town was known worldwide as a getaway for wellness, relaxation, and events, Grant and Helen Walter Gerson saw it’s potential. They envisioned a beautiful property where people could experience nature and leisure together close to everything Malibu has to offer. Experience over 250 acres of Calamigos Ranch with a footprint from the hills above Malibu all the way to the Calamigos Beach Club and the sandy shores of the Pacific. For over 80 years the Gerson Family welcomes you, and your most special guests, to Calamigos Ranch."
Personally, I have used the ranch for a long weekend getaway with activities including their beach house on the Pacific Coast Highway, sitting by their pool surrounded by hills and nature, and sleeping in the cabins just luxurious enough to dodge camping. For a shoestring experience, feel free to enjoy the hotel restaurant and dine on the property with room occupancy required. I recommend the lamb shank. Happy exploring!
Calamigos Guest Ranch, https://www.calamigos.com/, 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, USA, +1 818-889-6280