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Warner Springs Ranch Looking Back, Looking Forward


Warner Hot Springs Credit Barbara L Steinberg37

Have you ever driven to the northeast corner of San Diego County over the dizzying heights of Sunshine Summit (all of 3,282 feet) and into the lovely Valle de San Jose? Or over Palomar Mountain past the majestic Palomar Observatory? If you have had the pleasure, or not, either route leads to Warner Springs Ranch. For those who know....well, you know all the reasons to travel this way and there's no need to say anything more. For those who have never visited this most special destination and this most beautiful corner of San Diego County to you I say, "The time is now!"

Water In celebration of its upcoming sale to the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and prior to its closure before undergoing a major refurbishment, the historic Warner Springs Ranch is offering an “End of an Era” hotel deal.  Guests who stay two nights, Sunday through Thursday, can receive a discounted rate of $70 per night, plus tax; two-night stays over a weekend are also being offered at a discounted rate of $89 per night, plus tax. 

Warner Springs Ranch Hot Springs Credit Barbara L Steinberg10010112 Warner Spring Ranch, located in the picturesque foothills of Palomar Mountain in San Diego’s Inland North County, offers a rich early California history.  Once a Cupa Indian Village, the property also served as a Butterfield Overland Stage Coach stop, hot mineral springs baths and semi-private membership resort in recent years. Its upcoming sale to the Pala Band of Mission Indians will return the land to its original inhabitants.

The upcoming closure for renovations has spurred a flurry of reservations from people who want to visit the property during its historic heyday. Guests who have a history of vacationing at the Ranch and ‘Old California’ history buffs are booking visits now before the modernization work begins. 

Warner Springs Ranch Ozzie Osbourne Cottage Credit Barbara L Steinberg Guests can sleep in rooms once occupied by such celebrities as Kit Carson, Loretta Young, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Wayne, Clark Gable and even Meatloaf and Ozzie Osbourne who visited in recent years.

Warner Springs Ranch is a 234-room resort featuring natural hot mineral springs, championship golf, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, a private airport offering glider rides and more.  Located in the scenic Valle de San Jose at an elevation of 3,200 feet, the historic property has been welcoming visitors to the region since the stage coach era.

To book an “End of an Era” hotel deal, contact the reservations department at 760-782-4220. And look forward to an improved Warner Springs Ranch but never forget the past and come take of the waters.

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