The Ranch - the Best Camp Location in Borrego

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Last updated: 08/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Ranch, aka the Camp, situated in the quiet desert valley of Borrego Springs with several golf courses and just two hours to Sea World, Pacific Ocean, MCRD, Downtown San Diego, Fashion Valley Shopping Center and the San Diego Zoo.

Our Camp sleeps eight in beds plus two on a sofa sleeper. The large master bedroom suite has both a king and a double bed. The two other bedrooms have queen beds.

FYI: Looking for something creepy to do in Sept to Oct, trek offroad to see the "March of the Tarantulas". It's called a migration in search of a mate, but for the thousands of male tarantulas that live in Southern CA, it' more like knocking on doors looking for a date. It's very exciting to see, but nothing guaranteed, folks!. We'll tell you were the best migration areas are, once you make your reservation, 4X recommended. Despite their creepy reputation, tarantulas are very gentle and are not a threat to people.

While in Borrego, visit La Casa Del Zorro, just a few blocks away, for their Music by the Pool, every Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10...No cover charge. Their cantina is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. You can also use their tennis courts and pool for a small day fee. Also, for our visiting veterans, American Legion Post 853 is just down the street and is open every evening. Don't forget to drive up to Julian for some apple pies, about a half hour ride up the mountain. They also have a VFW in Julian. If you want to bring your horse, just let us know in advance.

Book early for best season dates.

While here, consider visiting the Temecula Wine Country, about one hour drive away. Go horseback riding through the vine trails, wine tasting, hot air balloon and jeep rides or a self guided tour.

Our place can be Google Mapped at 3893 Pecos Dr, Borrego Springs 92004 and has three bedrooms (one king and two queen beds), one sofa bed, two bathrooms, linen, patio deck area, fireplace, wireless Internet access, fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, blender, spices, gas stove range, microwave, side by side refrigerator, air conditioning, blu-ray dvd player, flat screen TV. Additional amenities include fire pit, charcoal grill, washer (provide your own laundry soap) and dryer, hair dryer and iron/ironing board. Please remember this is a smoke-free property inside. Pets welcome. Only a small security deposit will be required in most cases.

What You Need to Know:
Extra-person charges per night per person may apply and vary depending on occupancy.
Credit card or a Echeck payment is required when making a reservation with full payment within 45 days of arrival.
(house parties not allowed, unless it's a paid guest)
Check-in time starts at about: 4 PM
Check-out time is: 10:45 AM
Departure cleaning fee added to all stays.
Local hotel tax of 8% added to invoices (San Diego County Tax Permit #5-1702701-11)

Pet enclosed fenced area is 36” high.
Additional RV hook up to electricity is $15 per day. (holding tank required)
Accepted payments USD: Major credit card or Echeck
If you are looking for a last minute escape from the hustle and bustle of life we have the escape for you!

We like to exchange homes for trips into Mexico and Canada. If you have another location in mind, ask us. We also have a Penthouse Vacation Rental in the Mission Bay area of San Diego for additional consideration.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Under 40 lbs...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Two steps inside....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Enclosed 36" high pet area. This has been a Smoke Free rental and thank you for keeping it that way. Recent reviews are limited due to a long term staying guest who just wanted to relax in quiet setting for a few years. We are back better than ever... and with lots of new improvements....moreless


  • Music Library:

    Through TV ...moreless

  • Television:

    New 55" flat screen TV setup with all the smart apps pre installed, including Netflix, Roku, Sling, Google Play, and many more. ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Bring your own wood. No construction lumber....moreless

  • Garage:

    No garage use allowed....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Downloads at up to 30 mbps...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh linen for all made up beds....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Great room with two ceiling fans....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    On the street on parking slabs...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Ample supply...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bring your own laundry soap....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Just about everything you will need while away....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Soap provided...moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture


Write a review 5
from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Xmas to NY
Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $35 + tax
  • Setup/Departure cleaning $100 + tax
  • Utilities $35 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 8%


Our request for a small Security Deposit is to cover excessive use of the property, minor damage, not departing from the property on time, leaving a messy house causing extra cleaning,and not following departure rules...if you pick up after your use, a full refund can be expected within 7 days..Our rental permit and Tax ID: 5-1702701-11

When the rental is booked for only two guests, we expect the two small bedrooms will not be occupied requiring a linen change.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 08/07/2016
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs and SAN
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
American Legion Post
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Diego
75 Miles
Nearest Train
San Diego
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Carlee's Rest and bar
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mission Bay

Car: Recommended

The Camp: rustic ranch type house, three bedrooms, greatroom, dining for 8-10 at the large hand made ranch table, fire pit,, corral, fireplace, open space, walking trails and much more. At The Camp it's like being camping on an open desert range without the tent. Sitting around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, looking for satellites, falling stars and counting the planets. The Milky Way, show it to the kids. Bring the pet too...everybody loves this place.

See shooting stars, world famous sculptures and Palm Canyon. All just minutes away. Stay here for less and drive to the coast of San Diego. We also have 'The Penthouse' rental near Mission Bay in San Diego. Considering staying at both of our places.

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Shopping, Boating, Biking

Golf: Several golf courses to choose from


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Contractor, retired

Why the Owner Chose Borrego Springs, CA, USA:
Great view

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best winter get a way!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Great room

    Great room

  • East side rear

    East side rear

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom #3, queen

    Bedroom #3, queen

  • Kitchen to right, and fireplace

    Kitchen to right, and fireplace

  • Rear patio

    Rear patio

  • West side of house, patio

    West side of house, patio

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Backcountry steel creatures! Famous sculptures of Borrego, just a walk away.

    Backcountry steel creatures! Famous sculptures of Borrego, just a walk away.

  • The ranch

    The ranch

  • Master BR, king

    Master BR, king

  • Master bath and shower

    Master bath and shower

  • Bedroom #2, double bed and shared bath

    Bedroom #2, double bed and shared bath

  • Shared bath

    Shared bath

  • Dart board and lots of stuff for the kids

    Dart board and lots of stuff for the kids

  • The ranch at night with slab parking for motor home

    The ranch at night with slab parking for motor home

  • Rear


  • Relaxing rear yard, firepit, BBQ, etc.

    Relaxing rear yard, firepit, BBQ, etc.

  • Bad Lands from Font's point

    Bad Lands from Font's point

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Borrego Springs, CA, USA #929858ha

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