The Ranch Malibu

The Ranch is an award-winning Southern California luxury, fitness and wellness retreat, offering immersive health, weight loss and improved wellbeing centered around daily hikes, guided exercise and locally sourced plant-based nutrition


The Ranch aims at improving the quality of your life by boosting your health and rebooting mind and body through an intense fitness and wellness regimen paired with a highly structured, plant-based nutritional diet. The Ranch offers three award-winning, results-driven retreat programs, for an experience unlike any other holiday or spa retreat.

Founders and owners Sue and Alex Glasscock wanted to create an environment where people could unplug from their daily chores and stressful lives and reset mind and body. Since its opening, The Ranch has won a series of awards and accolades and is annually recognized in the top 10 of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for Destination Spas and Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Resorts in Southern California.


The Ranch, a 7-Day retreat at The Ranch Malibu is an intensive, endurance, wellness and nutrition program that recalibrates guests’ lifestyles towards achieving and sustaining their health goals. The tranquil surroundings of The Ranch, as well as the weeklong program, allows guests to focus on themselves to create a positive shift in their physical and mental wellbeing and start a more conscious approach to healthy living. 

The Ranch 4.0, a 4-day version of The Ranch Malibu’s acclaimed 7-day wellness program, held at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, is designed to kick-start your health goals. The Ranch 4.0 delivers the same results-driven program as The Ranch Malibu, while offering guests increased diagnostic testing and the ability to stay connected during the shortened Thursday-Monday stay.

The Ranch 10.0 offers the best of both programs, where guests can start at The Ranch 4.0 at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village where they receive diagnostic testing and begin their daily fitness regimen. On Sunday, they depart for The Ranch Malibu to experience a total immersion into the program. The lengthy retreat offers isolation from the demands of daily life, where guests can relax body and mind and reset through the intensive daily fitness schedule and nutritious plant-based cuisine. Guests can expect to shed unwanted pounds, gain physical endurance, clear the mind and reset their overall health.

The Ranch holds an annual luxury wellness pop-up retreat, The Ranch Dolomites in Italy. Modeled after The Ranch’s results-oriented signature 7-day stay, combining mountain hiking with plant-based nutrition, this unique retreat amidst the majestic mountains in Northern Italy takes 22 guests on an unforgettable journey.


The activity-packed daily programs are supplemented with a wholesome plant-based diet that has been carefully put together to give you the fuel to power through the week’s demanding program. The diet is made up of 1,400 calories per day, including fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and seeds harvested from the retreat’s organic garden and nearby local farms.

Guests enjoy meals together, either in the dining room at The Ranch Malibu, in the greenhouse at The Ranch 4.0, or on the beach after a hike.

The Ranch also caters to guests with specific allergies, and if guests do not wish to lose any weight, the calorie count can be adjusted for them.


The Ranch 4.0, a 4-Day Health & Wellness Jumpstart at Westlake Village is priced at US$4,200.

The Ranch, a 7-Day Signature Stay at The Ranch Malibu costs US$7,800.

The Ranch 10.0, a 10-Day retreat that combines both locations (Westlake Village and Malibu) costs US$11,400.

Retreat prices include all meals, accommodation and fitness program.

When booking, make sure to put “Destination Deluxe” in the notes section to receive a complimentary additional massage during your stay.



  • Don’t have time to do a 7-Day retreat? The Ranch has come up with The Ranch 4.0 retreat, which is a 4-Day Jumpstart, held at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.
  • Guests also get to experience a weekly cooking class in both programs and tour of the on-site, certified organic garden at The Ranch Malibu for those in the weeklong and 10-day programs.
  • Body fat analysis is offered on all programs.
  • Guests leave with results, including the loss of weight and inches and gaining mental clarity. Often they continue to see changes upon returning home as well.


  • To achieve maximum results and for your body to reset and reboot, the isolated environment also means no cell and limited Wi-Fi service to further support a mental detox.

  • The healthy diet doesn’t include alcohol, caffeine, dairy, soy, processed sugars, diet sweeteners and gluten. This supports the cleansing process and revitalizes the body very quickly.


The Ranch Malibu offers 18 private cottages, each beautifully decorated with reclaimed wood floors, limestone bathrooms, and linen-covered queen and king-sized beds.

During the Ranch 4.0 retreat at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, which provides a spacious environment to relax and reset, guests can unwind in their own private room, which includes a king bed and lush bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.


All programs include a daily deep tissue massage to soothe and relax tired muscles. There is also a cold plunge pool and infrared sauna available to support recovery from the active program. At The Ranch Malibu, acupuncture, chiropractic services, cryotherapy saunas and pre- and post program cholesterol testing is also available to gain a deeper insight on your health or enhance program results.


Outdoor walks and yoga workouts will require activewear and hiking gear. Do bring loungewear, as well as something more elegant (think resort chic) for communal dinners.


The Ranch Malibu is offered 52 weeks/year. The Ranch 4.0 and 10.0 are offered all year round except for when the team goes to the Italian Dolomites for The Ranch Dolomites retreat.

The Ranch Malibu
12220 Cotharin Road
Malibu, California 90265

The Ranch 4.0
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Two Dole Drive
Westlake Village California 91362