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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in California

While there aren’t many all-inclusive resorts to be found in the Golden State, the all-inclusive properties that are there are sure to offer an especially unforgettable experience, with everything from the opportunity to kick your health and fitness up a notch or two to spend time on a working ranch.

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center, Sanger The beautiful property at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort
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Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center, Sanger

While not a true all-inclusive retreat, it bears mentioning on this list for the many inclusions provided in your stay. Wonder Valley is renowned for its group retreats, from church and leadership to corporate options, though individuals, couples and families can vacation here too. There is a wide range of lodging options, from small cottages with patios to more spacious resort-style rooms for families. A stay automatically includes access to all of the standard recreational facilities, like swimming pools and a heated Jacuzzi, boating and fishing, ping pong and pool tables, scenic trails for hiking and biking, horseshoe pits, tennis, volleyball and basketball. For an extra fee, you can join guided horseback excursions, take an archery lesson, golf at Sherwood Golf Club, or get the use of a paintball course.

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch, Somes Bar Marble Mountain Guest Ranch
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Marble Mountain Guest Ranch, Somes Bar

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch sits alongside the banks of the Klamath River between Eureka and Yreka, California, and is surrounded by the Klamath National Forest and Marble Mountain Wilderness. Accommodation options include private cottages and luxury homes. Guests have access to the dining lodge, a swimming pool and game room as well as a sporting clays trap course. All meals and activities like trail riding, fishing and river rafting are included in rates. The ranch is ideal for families with little ones as babysitting is even offered for infants and toddlers.

Golden Door, San Marcos Golden Door
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Golden Door, San Marcos

Golden Door is a famous all-inclusive resort set within a Spanish-style adobe in the rolling hills of Southern California about 40 miles north of San Diego. Guests enjoy an all-inclusive spa and fitness week that’s guided by a personal trainer, dietitian and an esthetician. It includes counseling, spa treatments, classes and lectures. The one-week Sunday-to-Sunday package features a personal fitness regime, a personalized program of treatments, all accommodations, meals, classes, and workshops, as well as use of the fitness center, pool, hiking trails and tennis courts.

Rankin Ranch, Caliente Rankin Ranch
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Rankin Ranch, Caliente

Rankin Ranch is geared toward families who want to enjoy an authentic working ranch vacation. Guests stay in comfortable rustic mountain cabins that offer spectacular views of Walker’s Basin, and have the opportunity to ride horses through the mountains and valleys, hike or bike through lush meadows, catch rainbow trout on the lake, enjoy splashing around the outdoor swimming pool and more.

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