The Ranch Club

The Ranch Club

The Ranch Club is a private members-only club that serves as the Preserve’s social and activities center.

The Hacienda offers sumptuous cuisine and lodging; the Sports Center, workouts, aerobics, yoga, tennis, croquet, horseshoes and bocce ball; the Polo Pools, swimming, spa, water play and slide; the Equestrian Center, boarding, arenas and a ready stable of trail horses; the Old Barn, a classic venue for an old fashion hoedown or an elegant wedding reception. George Gordon Moore’s legacy of ranch style hospitality inspires the pastimes of the The Ranch Club today.  Moore was a Gatsbyesque character of the roaring twenties.  In the early 1920's Moore dedicated his Hacienda to hospitality, visitors all enjoyed tennis, swimming, croquet, riding and polo. On Moore's polo field, America's greatest-ever polo player, Olympian Tommy
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Hitchcock, trained the formidable Rancho San Carlos Cardinals which Moore sponsored. The Hacienda routine was robust; the food and drink, the best; and the coming and goings of friends, nonstop.  A full calendar of feasts, festivities and performances welcome families and friends, and as the novelist Robert Louis Stevenson found, experiences capable of life-changing experiences and unforgettable memories, just as The Ranch Club continues to do today. Click below to learn more about the Ranch Club amenities.

The Hacienda

Built in the 1920's, the Hacienda is The Preserve's social center.

Equestrian Center

Old California's horsemen and women were among the world's finest riders.

Sports Center and Polo Pools

Sports and fitness are still centered where Moore built his stables.

Tennis and Fitness

The barn-like Sports Center is home to numerous outdoor activities.

100 Miles of Trails

Forty four distinct trails meander through every terrain and microclimate within The Preserve.

Moore's Lake

Preserve families enjoy boating and fishing on Moore's Lake.

Redwood Grove

Hacienda offers sumptuous cuisine and lodging; the Sports Center


Campers feel like they are stepping back in time.