Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Ranch Resort - Toledo City, Cebu

When The Ranch Resort in Toledo City Cebu opened, the door to local tourism in the said place opened widely too. This new addition to the common spots in Toledo City added visitors and drew attention to the local travelers like me.










The Ranch Resort (formerly The Gaite Ranch Resort) is located in Laguna Road Brgy. Bato, Toledo City Philippines. It's a very short travel via multicab or tricycle from Toledo City proper, particularly near the church of St. John of Sahagun . It's not hard to locate the resort since almost everyone in the place knows how to get there.









Toledo City is special to me, I lived there for a few years and I even studied 1st year High School in Lutopan Toledo City. It is part of my childhood memory the simple life and how we spend our vacation or special days in the unflattering beaches in Toledo. Yes, it was unflattering because unlike the famous beaches in Bantayan, Badian or Boracay, beaches in Toledo may not have powdery white sand beaches but it sure is special to me, I grew up in that kind of environment and that was how I started to enjoy spending time in the beach. Kudos to the people of Toledo for the huge improvements, from the cleaner seaside view of the port to the new establishments and better resort options for the growing number of travelers.

The lighthouse - a famous landmark in Toledo City, Cebu
Toledo City's clean port
The Ranch Resort gained its popularity because of the nice presentation they offer to the people of Toledo as well as visitors from far cities. They have 5 pools both for children and adults, a souvenir shop where you can buy fresh produce and other stuff, 4 restaurants, room accommodations ranging from Php1,800 up, a botanical garden, an aviary, an open air concert ground, a horse ranch where you can ride a horse for Php100, an activity area (with zip line, trampoline, and wooden bridge), a bee farm, and a spacious parking space.

Suspension bridge for team buildings





Customer service was excellent! though it was on a peak season when we visited, the crews were still attentive in making sure we were taken care of. The place was huge and there were just a lot of things you can do, a good substitute to the common places we always go during holidays. I like the classy ambiance they have because they are sticking to their 'ranch' theme. They did an excellent job in bringing Toledo City Cebu back to the map and I don't doubt they can maintain the superb service and the tidiness of the place.


Me and my beautiful wife

How to get there:
  • Going to Toledo City Cebu in 3 ways: either via Bus (no air conditioned bus available bound to Toledo) in Cebu Bus Terminal or v-hire in CityLink Terminal, or if you have a private vehicle. Travel time is 1.5 hours. 
  • When you reach Toledo City, you can either ride a tricycle or a multicab to Brgy. Bato. Travel time is 15 mins. 
Cost information:
  • The Ranch Resort day use - Php100 
  • Room rates: Php1,800 up 
  • Travel fare Cebu to Toledo: Php60 via bus and Php100 via v-hire 
  • Tricycle or multicab fare from Toledo City to Brgy. Bato: Php15 
  • NOTE: prices may change without prior notice. 
Other important information:

  • Pools are child friendly, the first one you see when you enter the pool area will be the deepest (5 feet) with a shallow area of 2 feet. The rest of the pools are either 1, 2, or 4 feet deep. 
  • You cannot bring in food since they have a restaurants that offer an array of food (or snacks and beverages) with reasonable prices, you might want to eat ahead in local fast food from Toledo City first before heading your way to The Ranch Resort. 
  • Towels are not provided but you can bring your own. 
  • You can contact them through Tel. No. (032) 318 9599 or Email: info@gaiteranch.com.

43 comments:

  1. Nice resort, will check this out when we get to Cebu.

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    1. they dont provide towels in their rooms?

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  2. The place is really spacious and excellent for family bonding time which offers a lot of activities.

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  3. That resort looks like a nice place to go on a vacation in with family or friends.

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  4. wow. . being in this place is paradise. .super relaxing perfect for this summer. .

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  5. We have been planning to go to Cebu since my husband and I haven't been there. But unfortunately, due to conflicting schedules, we can't seem to push with the plans. If ever we go to Cebu, I'll check out this resort!

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  6. Hi Mark,
    Ang ganda nito grabe. Sayang hindi kami nag karoon ng chance na makapunta dito nung sa Laguna pa kami nakatira

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    1. sayang naman po.. on your next visit to Philippines ulit.. baka ma try nyo rin Cebu.. :D

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  7. Wow! I love their pool. Thanks for sharing this with us. This will help me on our next visit to Cebu.

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  8. This is an awesome place that's nice for family outings and excursion with friends. However, Cebu is far from Manila and everyone cannot afford to pay up for air fare. We are currently on the lookout for nearer destinations in Luzon.

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  9. Toledo! I haven't been to this place but I have some relatives here. One day! :)

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  10. Tnanks for visiting my blog I followed you back here in blog, Nice day! Thank you, lovely blog!
    Keep in touch!
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    1. No problem Afina, thanks for dropping by...

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  11. Oh this makes me want to visit my father's hometown in Cebu! The place is so majestic, I better book a flight soon! Haha!

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  12. Adding this to my places to visit in Cebu! Lovely photos, by the way. :)

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  13. I'd probably go to Ranch just in case I get the chance to travel to Cebu!

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  14. very detailed..
    and the photos look crisp..
    I wouldn'tspending some time here.
    I've been to Bantayan, the beach that you mentioned and even Malapascua. I really think that Cebu would not run short of nice resorts and perfect summer place.

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  15. Thanks for the info. I have been to Cebu only twice. I hope to visit this resort in the future. :)

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  16. The place looks so promising and nice. Aside from the pool, you can even walk around the place and do more things aside from swimming. Love the lighthouse and the hanging bridge the most.

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  17. mark :) nice pictures jud...m soo proud of u..simang ra??? anyway..i maybe picking up destinations from ur blog for my prenup pics..soooonn hhaha

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    1. Who knows I might be your photographer? hahaha... thanks ana.. :D

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  18. Hi Gesite,

    I'm wondering to know the capital of Gee City and if that city is related to Video City and Star City.

    Please enlighten me.

    Pilyong Husband

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  19. WOW ITS NICE PLEASE, WE WISH TO VISIT THIS PLACE...MAYBE WE'RE 6 T PERSONS FROM CEBU CITY...HOW MUCH ENOUCH BUDGET TO ENJOY THEIR WITH AN OVERNIGHT STAY..JUST IN A COMMON PLACE IS ENOUGH ALREADY FOR US..

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    1. You can contact them through Tel. No. (032) 318 9599 or Email: info@gaiteranch.com. Room rate starts from 1,800php

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  20. the phone number is not working. is there any working number? please provide. thanks.

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  21. the phone number is not working. is there any working number? please provide. thanks.

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    1. Hi, try other numbers: 0949 182 5202 or (032) 467 8417.
      You can also email them at info@gaiteranch.com or message them through their FB page at www.facebook.com/TheRanchResort

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  22. After watching this site, I'm now very excited for our trip this coming December! I'm originally from Brgy. Laguna and the last time we visited my family there, that was in July-August 2011, that resort was under construction. You have done a good job Mark J. for our island Cebu, but most especially for the Toledonians! God bless and more power to you!
    meriy

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    1. Hi Meriy!!
      Thank you for taking your time in reading and appreciating this entry! I hope you will enjoy your visit in Cebu.
      God Bless to you and to your family :)

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  23. you mean they have no towel when we stay overnight?

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  24. Omg, I'm really excited to go there. Me and my friends are planning to go there and I can't to go there ;))

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  25. *wait to go there ;)))))

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    1. Yeah! Perfect for a summer getaway! Hope you will have a great quality time there...

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  26. can someone tell me how much is the entrance fee in THE RANCH RESORT for ADULTS & CHILDREN plsss

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    1. P100 pesos only... you are not allowed to bring food and drinks inside.. :D unless you will pay for the corkage :)

      thanks for dropping by.. :)

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  27. Hi Mark,

    Do you have any idea on the prices range of their restaurants? It is mentioned above that guest are not allowed to bring their food as there are restaurants on the resorts with reasonabel prices? Please share the prices range approximately as I will be paying for 18 persons and you know budget is needed.

    Thanks and looking forward for your response.

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    1. dish which are good for 3-4 people are ranging from 200-300 pesos.

      I am not updated about the accurate pricing :) but you can try calling their number instead to confirm Tel. No. (032) 318 9599 or Email: info@gaiteranch.com.

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  28. All contact numbers are inactive. Too bad :(

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    1. Hi Jexx, try to visit their FB page for a more updated contact list :D

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