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Latest phase in resort renovation follows renovated golf course

East County News Service

March 21, 2017 (Warner Springs)  – Warner Springs Ranch Resort (WSRR), the iconic San Diego County destination, has brought back horseback riding to its amenities available to the public.  The resort has partnered with Warner Valley Stables to provide guided rides at the Warner Springs Ranch Resort Equestrian Center through the miles of scenic trails surrounding Warner Springs.

Since acquiring the historic property in spring 2013, Warner Springs Ranch Resort, LLC has been planning and working to rejuvenate the beloved resort. The first phase of renovations was the reopening of the Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club in November 2015, which includes an 18-hole golf course, golf clubhouse and restaurant, and the Warner Springs Ranch Grill.

“We’re pleased to open this amenity and are already underway on the next phases of the renovation, including reopening the hot springs pool complex, the remainder of the Equestrian Center with riding lessons, wagon rides, and special horsemanship events, and portions of the resort itself,” said WSRR LLC President Fred Grand.  

Rides are available by advance reservation only. Two-hour rides are available for $139 through Groupon for two people and include complimentary snacks and drinks. Riders of all ages and experience levels are welcome!

Those interested in making a reservation may call Warner Valley Stables at 760-920-3852.

Warner Springs Ranch Resort, which was founded as a working ranch in the mid-1800s and opened as a resort in the 1920s, included a 27,000-square-foot main lodge, 250 casita units, a 144-acre golf course and clubhouse, tennis courts, restaurants, a spa, campgrounds, three swimming pools, a private airport and meeting facilities. The resort is being refurbished and reopened in phases. Beyond the resort, the property also includes a 240-acre public trust Cultural Preserve.

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About Warner Springs Ranch Resort, LLC

In 2013, Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. acquired the historic Warner Springs Ranch Resort, which is now under the management of Warner Springs Ranch Resort, LLC. While observing important conservation, tribal and historic issues, the resort is currently undergoing a multi-phase renovation to restore its beloved accommodations and recreational activities, along with new upgrades and amenity options. The first phase of the renovations re-opened the Warner Springs Golf Course in fall 2015.

WSRR Managing Member William H. McWethy, Jr. has been successfully developing and managing hotel and resort properties in San Diego County and beyond for more than two decades. Current properties include: Hacienda Hotel and Old Town Tequila Factory in Old Town San Diego, as well as Salt Creek Golf Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

WSRR and its executives are actively involved in the community and have worked together with nonprofits and other community organizations to improve the quality of life and promote business and commerce.

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