Refuge Spa


Refuge is Americas first co-ed outdoor relaxation spa and an award-winning hydrothermal facility. It is open from 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week and is located directly next to Carmel Valley Athletic Club.


For more information about Refuge or to make a reservation, please call (831) 620-7360.



CVAC Members Receive a 20% discount on Refuge services, including admission and massage. In addition to this, All-Inclusive Members receive monthly complimentary Refuge admission(s)*.

*Based on Membership Type.



Refuge provides the ultimate relaxation experience through the use of our Refuge Thermal Cycle: heat up, cool down, relax and explore. The serene and silent 2-acre property features a Himalayan salt wall cedar sauna, two eucalyptus steam rooms, Nordic cold plunge pools, hot pools with cascading thermal waterfalls, and breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains.  Repeated use of the Refuge Thermal Cycle soothes aches and pains, increases metabolism, and boosts the immune system. The Refuge Experience is to be enjoyed in silence. You must be 18 years or older to visit Refuge. Swimsuits are required. Reusable water bottles, sandals, and sunscreen are recommended.

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Carmel Valley Athletic Club, 27300 Rancho San Carlos Road Carmel, CA, 93923

Hours: Monday - Friday  5:30 am - 10:00 pm  Saturday - Sunday  6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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