The main house is 3,000 sq ft, in addition we have 14 guest rooms - think quaint, rustic motel rooms.
The main house has five bedrooms. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one bedroom has a queen bed, one has a double bed and they share a bathroom. Downstairs are three bedrooms each with two twin beds that share two bathrooms.
The first 10 guests are included in the main house pricing, each additional guest is $65.00 per person per night.
There 12 standard guest rooms, 11 of which have two twin beds, and one have that has three twin beds.
We also have papa's room that is a very large room, with a large, roomy bathroom and a large closet.
Note: we do not rent out the guest rooms to anyone who does not rent out the main house.
Also, if you would like to book a week or more, please email the manager for availability as some of the "reserved" dates are for cleaning and we can move those around. firstname.lastname@example.org
"The house is yours; its portals open wide and welcome you to all inside, friend and guest. Enter in peace and rest; The house is yours."
This 1929 architectural marvel, sleeps 11 in its Main House, with room for 30 more in 12 adjacent guest rooms. Our property, being a former guest ranch that includes both a ranch house and separate guest rooms, doesn’t fit into to the VRBO template and therefore, their quotes are only for the Main House. Also, please be aware that we do not rent out the Guest Rooms to anyone who does not rent the Main House.
The property is located in a secluded oasis in the Mojave River Valley.
The property, the Kemper Campbell Ranch, is a place of historic interest and legend, dating from the 1920's to the present. Citizen Kane was written here, J.B. Priestly wrote Midnight On The Desert here. Hollywood filmed a number of movies here including Somewhere in Sonora with John Wayne and Sundown Trail with Tom Keene. More recent films include Kalifornia, starring Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis. Guests from days of yore include Groucho Marx, John Wayne and Greta Garbo. Will Rogers kept his Polo ponies in our pastures and the Main House provided inspiration for the architecture of his home near the Pacific Palisades.
Our Main House is an architectural gem designed by the famed architect John Byers. Photos and history of the Main House are chronicled in the gracious living books, Rancho Deluxe and Mediterranean Houses In America. Byers incorporated many unique features such as hand-hewed railroad ties and authentic corral posts for the living room balcony, and sun baked 18 inch thick adobe bricks for the structure. Each tile gracing the rooftop was individually molded "over the leg" in true western style.
Built in 1929, this large adobe house sleeps has five bedrooms with 5 bathrooms. We invite you to make this stunning historic place your home away from home, as we have for four generations.
As it has been since 1929, our Main House is available with "portals open wide" for families, friends, birders, hikers, conversationalists and businesses and groups of all kinds, to come and experience life from an elegant bygone era.
Whether you're in the spectacular living room, its 3 dining rooms, its den or its many bedrooms, you'll be transported to another time where comfort, reflection and conversation reign. Outside, on the expansive patio, you can comfortably entertain friends and family even as you are treated to one of the nicest views anywhere.
Enjoy the many guest ranch amenities. Besides the Main House, there are 12 additional adobe guest rooms available, each with 2-3 beds and their own bathroom. Step outside any of these rooms and you will see the timeless beauty spread before you of the pastures, valley and mountains beyond.
In hot weather, enjoy the cool refreshment of our 40 by 100 foot swimming pool, cabana and outdoor BBQ, or the tennis/basketball court.
Our ranch sits next to the Mojave Narrows Regional Park, where you can stroll through the cottonwood forest lining the Mojave River. Bird watchers will scarcely believe the enormous variety of birds that frequent the area (over 250 species). The ranch's unique location provides an opportunity to see wildlife of all sorts, including desert animals and birds as well as riparian migrants.
Meet the desert heat of summer by cooling off in our 100' X 40' pool, or hiking in the shade of the cottonwoods growing along the Mojave River. Fall brings the crisp air of the high desert and a rich, golden hue to the forest trees and surrounding pastures. Enjoy the impressive brick fireplaces in the Main House on cold winter days. Marvel in the verdant rebirth of spring as the pastures glitter with greenery and the desert comes into bloom.
The ranch has always been a magical place. It's perfect for privacy and solitude, but somehow always conducive to conversation and reflection. It's a wonderful place for large groups to cook, eat and experience the scenery with one another.