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The Sea Ranch was designed to respond to – and live in harmony with – the natural elements. The history of The Sea Ranch dates back to long before the project’s inception, where this stretch of coastline was long, wild and untouched due to its challenging elements, only seasonally visited by the native Pomo people who gathered shellfish and kelp from the shoreline. In the late 1800s, early settlers stayed for the timber harvest and eventually developed a sheep ranch.
In 1964, when Oceanic Properties, Inc. decided to build a new town, Al Boeke, architect and Vice President for Community Planning, was sent to California from his Hawaiian headquarters to find the right site. Boeke fell in love with the barren and grand Rancho Del Mar owned by Ed Ohlson and his family. He recommended Oceanic purchase the entire ranch property.
The iconic Sea Ranch Lodge is one of the oldest buildings at The Sea Ranch. It was designed to serve a central role as a cultural hub for the community, housing a post office, land sales office, and information center for new visitors. After serving its initial purpose, it was expanded into a hotel, and, through the changing of hands over the years, it eventually lost its original soul.
Every new employee that walks through our door is an opportunity for us all to grow and learn. For that reason, education is a key forcus for all staff. Our employees are cross-trained to provide the best care to customers and alos to grow within their own careers.
We offer flexible scheduling, which encourages the pursit of continued education. Indeed, many of our current employees have risen through the ranks mafter either cempleting a degree while working withus or empowering themselves by developing their roles. Come join our team!
Designed by Robert Muir Graves and completed in 1974, the first nine holes at The Sea Ranch Golf Links jumped onto the list of exciting and scenic golf destinations. In 1995 this “Gem of the Seaside” links was completed at 6649 yards, par 72, when Graves’ second nine was opened. The course’s blend of undulating seaside landscape with Scottish links-style architecture was a first on the West Coast. The Sea Ranch Golf Links remains one of the most highly regarded golf experiences in California and unique on the North Coast.
With well maintained greens and four different tee boxes per hole, The Sea Ranch Golf Links can be as challenging or as docile as you prefer to make it. Two short game areas, which include a practice putting green and a pitching/bunker green, as well as a full grass driving range, allow for complete warm up before your round or the ability to work on your game when needed. Golf carts, a well appointed golf shop and a snack bar round out The Sea Ranch Golf Links experience.
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"The Lodge is an amazing job to have. Amazing coworkers and phenomenal management in all departments. It's a very family-friendly place to work! I started just 2 weeks after the opening and it's been so fun, and keeps you busy."
- Taylor W.
Communal dining is a quintessential human experience. With that understanding, we simply must serve great food. In-season, locally sourced with quality ingredients, and impeccably prepared – for lunch and dinner. We'll be a gathering place for the community and guests in a fresh and new space that honors the legacy of the Lodge, while tantalizing the palette with flavors that celebrate the bounty that the area has to offer – from lush produce to the freshest catch. We aim to offer fair and approachable pricing – inviting locals regularly and inspiring visitors to make the trip – and to serve meals with the warmth and care of being in someone's home.
Both seaside and fireside, our lounge and solarium are where sips are seasonal and stargazing comes free. Big windows showcase nature untamed—craggy cliffs, ocean vistas, breezy grass meadows. While a roster of jazz nights and vintner tastings gather locals and visitors alike. Cozy up to a novel in the morning, set off lively conversations at night—the warmth of our fireplace is always here to keep you company.
A spirited social scene where the atmosphere is convivial and the small bites are farm-to-fork delicious. Everything about the bar is a rich alchemy of nature and craft. Whether you’re staying the night or just for a nightcap, we’ll pour you vivid, local-inspired drinks meant to be lingered over, savored, and accompanied with wild and wondrous views. Our instantly intimate bar is warm, welcoming, and ready to serve.
Because no great trip is complete without a good cup of coffee. Just inside our doors, conveniently located next to the General Store and the Post Office, we'll have a casual café offering freshly roasted Sea Ranch Coffee (think Blue Bottle goes to Sea Ranch), aromatic teas, smoothies, juices, and quick and healthy breakfast and lunch offerings, as well as picnic-ready takeaway options. Whether guests prefer to grab something on the go, or to linger in the solarium or the meadow just below, our café will be serving a wonderful menu of seasonal treats.
The General Store at the Lodge is meant to serve as exactly that: a delightful and convenient shop to pick up essential supplies and sundries that help to make people's time at Sea Ranch enjoyable and memorable. From outdoor essentials to take on your day trip on the coast to keepsakes for those just passing through, the General Store will be a space to celebrate and support our local makers, and a place for all visitors to find great books and products that reflect the important history of The Sea Ranch and its surrounding areas.
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