This peaceful, chic coastal ranch resort reopened to full capacity after a major renovation in early 2017. Set in the Aliso & Wood Canyons, a golf course setting and just a short walk from Aliso Beach, the 87-acre property will return to its rustic roots with a nostalgic classic, beach cottage feel. Much of the room furnishings are ‘found’ items and mid-century antiques. The Ranch LB unveiled a new indoor/outdoor spa, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center near the pool with palapa bar, a lobby embedded in the restaurant Harvest and an enlarged banquet room extending onto a 3,000-square-foot deck. New flexible meeting and event spaces abound indoors and outdoors, while 1.5 acres of new organic working gardens add a locavore flair to the restaurant. The Ranch at Laguna Beach is the newest member of the exclusive National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence. The Ranch at Laguna Beach is the first hotel in the state of California to receive the invitation-only membership, and is one of only six-member lodges in the United States.