Press Release on Warner Springs Ranch Resort

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Warner Springs Ranch Resort to Celebrate Grand Opening of
​Art Gallery on Oct. 15

"The Gallery at Warner Springs” will Showcase Local Art, Serve as Visitor Center in Historic Loretta Young House

WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Warner Springs Ranch Resort (WSRR) will now be home to “The Gallery at Warner Springs,” which will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 1-4 p.m. at the property’s Loretta Young House, located at 31652 Highway 79. In addition to food and drinks, the event will feature a raffle and silent auction benefitting the Warner Springs Cultural Association.

“The Gallery  at Warner Springs” will feature a collection of works created by talented local artists. Visitors, tourists and movie bluffs alike will  soon be able to marvel in both the gallery’s artwork and physical  location – the former home of the classic Hollywood cinema star Loretta Young. Known as the Loretta Young House, the property was built for the  actress while she filmed the movie "Ramona" in Warner Springs in 1936.

Artists featured at “The Gallery at Warner Springs” rotate on a quarterly basis. The first will be award-winning painter Judith Doxey and her depictions of beloved Warner Springs landmarks. Doxey will be available during the grand opening celebration to meet and discuss her work with attendees.

“The local artwork featured in this gallery will help tell the unique narrative of our community. Each piece will add to the existing heritage of the property, such as the resort’s location steeped in Native American history and abundant flora and fauna,” said WSRR LLC  President Fred Grand. “Additionally, given the Loretta Young House’s  unique place in film history, we believe that this space will help  introduce fans of old cinema to our beloved resort.”

In addition  to the art gallery, the Loretta Young House will be home to a visitor center and gift store. The visitor center will provide resort guests and area visitors with information on the area's many attractions: horseback riding and hiking trails, sky sailing, wineries and more. It will also feature educational exhibits and artifact displays. The  gallery, visitor center and gift store will be owned and operated by Marguerite Apostolas, broker associate with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

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 cottages, 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.  Features currently available for guests to enjoy include 10 renovated historic cottages, a championship golf course, miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, dining at the resort’s Golf Grill and more. Beyond the resort, the property also includes a 240-acre public trust Cultural  Preserve.

“The Gallery at Warner Springs” is open Friday through  Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


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Johnny Miller Joins Team at Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club
Golfing Legend to Add Signature Design Touch to Golf Course

WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Warner Springs Ranch Resort  (WSRR) recently signed on golfing legend Johnny Miller to add his name  and signature touch to the Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club. Miller,  alongside his Johnny Miller Design Group, will provide expert knowledge  on the redesign of select components, complementing the heritage and  history of Warner Springs Ranch Resort.

“After  our first visit to the resort, my sons and I were intrigued by the  opportunity to be part of this amazing property’s legacy,” said Miller.  “We hope to host champion level events here once the updates are  complete.”

Miller has signed an ongoing deal to continue the improvements to the Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club and maintain its status as a championship golf  course. The Johnny Miller Design Group is a tight-knit and family-centered enterprise, with sons Johnny Miller, Jr. and Andy Miller working together on various high-profile design projects.

The Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club was reopened in November 2015 and  includes an 18-hole golf course, golf clubhouse and restaurant, the  Warner Springs Golf Grill. Miller’s improvements to the golf course will  begin immediately and visitors will start seeing enhancements later this year. The partnership could also lead to the future creation of nine additional holes.

Johnny Miller’s Experience
Armed  with his trademark insight on all things golf, Miller’s experience as a champion player and cherished announcer will serve as an asset to the development of the golf club. Miller was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998, supported by his 25 PGA Tour wins and a 28-year tenure as “America’s most respected television golf analyst.” As the lead analyst for NBC Sports, the golfer-turned-broadcaster remains at the forefront of the industry with multiple Emmy nominations for  “Outstanding Sports Personality/Sports Event Analyst.” In joining the WSSR team, Miller will apply his knowledge from courses across the  world, elevating the iconic golf club to the next level of excellence.

Miller was first introduced to the resort and its owners by Byron Casper of Byron Casper Golf, who works very closely with WSRR. Byron continues the legacy of his father, the late acclaimed golfer Billy Casper, as the connection between the two families is one that began well before Miller became the legendary golfer that he is known as today. After one of his “fireside” talks in San Francisco, Billy fatefully reassured Johnny  Miller’s mother to continue encouraging her son to become a professional golfer.

Additional California golf courses designed by Miller include Maderas Golf Club in Poway, and both courses at Silverado Rest in Napa Valley.

The Resort’s Continued Rejuvenation
Since acquiring the historic property in spring 2013, Warner Springs Ranch Resort, LLC has been working to rejuvenate the beloved property. In addition to the Golf Club, WSRR most recently re-opened 10 renovated historic cottages for overnight stays, adding to the ranch’s “Old West” essence. 

“We look forward to welcoming visitors new and returning to the resort,” said Fred Grand WSRR President. “Whether you're interested in a round of golf, an escape from city life in one of  our cottages, riding horses, scenic walks and adventures through the  hills, or a quiet dinner on the veranda, Warner Springs Ranch Resort  delivers it.”

The next phases of the resort renovation are set to include an art gallery/studio featuring the works of local artists, more updated cottages and overnight accommodations, plus reopening the famed hot springs pool complex.


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Overnight Accommodations Back at Warner Springs Ranch Resort
10 Historic Cottages Renovated; Now Open for Reservations

WARNER  SPRINGS, Calif. (June 27, 2017) – Get a glimpse into the life of the  “Old West” by staying in one of the 10 renovated historic cottages now available for overnight stays at Warner Springs Ranch Resort.

Surrounded  by tall oaks, sandstone and granite formations, vast meadows, rugged hills and streams, these cottages highlight the heritage and simplicity of life in the “Old West,” and offer a comfortable escape away from city  life. Renovated to reflect the rich, rustic past of the beloved San  Diego resort, each cottage includes one queen bed or two double beds,  private bathroom and high-speed wireless internet access.

“We  know how eager the community is to re-live their Warner Springs Ranch  Resort memories, and are thrilled to begin hosting guests once again,”  said WSRR LLC President Fred Grand. “As we celebrate this latest milestone, we continue to work on the next phases of the resort,  including the re-opening of the famed hot springs pool complex and additional cottages.”

Single  occupancy rooms are available for $69 per night Sunday to Thursday and  $89 on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Double occupancy rooms are available for $84 per night Sunday to Thursday and $104 on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Special packages including “Bed & Breakfast” and “Stay ‘n’ Play Golf” are also available.

Reservations for the cottages can be made online, or by calling 760-782-4220.

In addition to the cottages, locals and visitors alike can take advantage  of Warner Springs Ranch Resort’s renovated 18-hole golf course, enjoy a  meal at the Warner Springs Golf Grill, take guided horseback rides  through the backcountry of Warner Springs, and stop by the Warner  Springs Gas Mart for refreshments and fuel.

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  cottages, 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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Horseback Riding Back at Warner Springs Ranch Resort
Latest Phase in Resort Renovation Follows Renovated Golf Course

WARNER  SPRINGS, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2017) – 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 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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Randy Jones Invitational and Pacific Hospitality Group Announce Major Joint Efforts
Four PHG Entities to Support Popular Charity Golf Tournament

San  Diego, Calif (Nov. 17, 2016) – The Randy Jones Golf Invitational, founded by  the former San Diego Padres pitcher to raise money for local charity golf tournaments, and Pacific Hospitality Group, Inc. (PHG), which  develops and manages hotel and resort properties throughout San Diego County, announced the beginning of a program that could potentially increase fundraising for hundreds of charities countywide.

As part of the agreement, all PHG entities – including Hacienda Hotel Old  Town, Old Town Tequila Factory, Warner Springs Ranch Resort and Salt  Creek Golf Club – will be premier sponsors of the popular annual event, which raises money for a full gamut of charities and rewards the best amateur foursome in San Diego.

“With a goal of involving as many  local charities as possible, the Randy Jones Invitational is unique in  that it encourages the top teams from other charity golf tournaments to  compete and raise money for their respective causes,” said Pacific  Hospitality Group, Inc. President Fred Grand. “Over the years, our  principals have been associated with some of the world’s top golf  resorts, and we are thrilled to partner with Randy Jones and this most  worthy fundraiser.”

Since its inception in 2014, the Randy Jones  Invitational has hosted thousands of golfers representing more than 200  charities. This year, the Invitational’s semifinals for 1,440 golfers  (360 teams) will be held January 9-26, 2017 at Woods Valley Golf Club,  and the finals will be held February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rancho Bernardo  Golf Resort.

As an Invitational partner, all PHG entities will  provide discounts and gift certificates for tournaments and finals as well as provide lunches at tournament events for the next three years.  Participating Randy Jones Invitational charities will also be eligible  to receive gift certificates and discounts for PHG entities for their  individual golf tournaments and golfers.  


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Grand Opening: Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club Tees Off
Warner Springs Ranch Resort, LLC Reopens Upgraded Clubhouse, Restaurant

WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2015) – The Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club  is ready for play after a two-year renovation undertaken after the  property was bought in 2013 by Pacific Hospitality Group Inc.

The course, managed by Corporate Director of Golf Byron Casper,  International PGA, and Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club Director of Golf  Roxanne Mueller, PGA, is a 6,775-yard, 18-hole, par-72 championship, surrounded by 60-year-old oak trees, natural vegetation and sweeping views of the area mountain ranges. Improvements and updates to the  course include a sustainability program, new dogleg and lake in the  third hole, new cart paths, additional sand traps, improved drainage  systems, a new practice facility and the planting of 200 native trees,  as well as shrubs to complement the golf course layout.

The  course opened with a ribbon cutting officiated by San Diego County  Supervisor Bill Horn and multiple other local officials, along with a  sold-out inaugural Charity Golf Tournament benefiting several local  Warner Springs charities.

“Golfers will enjoy a 3,000-foot  elevated golf course, surrounded by the abundant flora and fauna of  Warner Springs Valley,” said WSRR Managing Member William H. McWethy,  Jr. “We remodeled the golf clubhouse and restaurant, and added new  amenities including a bar, two-way fireplace and outdoor seating.”

The  original 18 holes were designed by golf course architect David A.  Rainville, ASGCA, and the course has hosted many high-visibility  tournaments, including the U.S. Golf Association’s qualifying rounds for  the U.S. Amateur Championship.

The Warner Springs Ranch Grill is  open Thursday through Monday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday and  Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant offers American and  Mexican fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including Saint Louis BBQ  ribs, chicken and steak fajitas, and a range of salads and soups.

Warner  Springs Ranch Resort will offer golf club memberships and is open to  the general public for play. Green fees range from $45 to $65.  Additional offerings will include resort golf packages, tournaments, and  a series of teaching seminars and hands-on lessons.

Since  acquiring the historic property in spring 2013, Warner Springs Ranch  Resort, LLC has been planning and working to rejuvenate the much beloved  resort. Over the next two years, WSRR expects to reopen the world famous hot springs pool complex and portions of the resort.


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Warner Springs Ranch Resort Forms Conservancy to Preserve,
Sustain More Than 1,000 Acres of Historic Land
Warner Springs Ranch Habitat and Cultural Conservancy Oversees Protection of the
Resort Currently Under Renovation

WARNER  SPRINGS, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Warner Springs Ranch Resort has formed  the nonprofit Warner Springs Ranch Habitat and Cultural Conservancy to  protect and manage the property’s numerous historic, cultural and  natural assets.

The Warner Springs Ranch Habitat and Cultural  Conservancy, led by a five-member board of directors, provides  stewardship of land and cultural resources, conserve native species and  their habitat, and promote and facilitate public use of the property. It  also manages endowment funds and carries on any other charitable and  educational activities on the property.

“Our goal is to maintain a  sustainable and conscientious property that locals and visitors can  enjoy for years to come,” said Fred Grand, president of Pacific  Hospitality Group, Inc., who acquired the property in 2013. “We believe  in ‘designing with nature’ whenever possible and hope to restore some of  the property’s natural habitats and re-establish its historic  agricultural uses.”

Warner Springs Ranch Resort – an iconic San  Diego County destination long known for its therapeutic natural hot  springs – is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and  redevelopment of facilities. Today, the Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club  was the first part of the resort to re-open.

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

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