November 2015 Articles
Warner Springs Ranch forms Conservancy to Preserve and Sustain over 1,000 acres of Historic Land
November 16, 2015 (Warner Springs)--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., http://www.phgcorp.com which 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.
Pacific Hospitality Group has been developing and managing hotel and resort properties locally and in Palm Springs for over 20 years including the Hacienda Hotel in Old Town San Diego, as well as golf resorts in Los Cabos, Mexico, Scottsdale Arizona and other areas. The company is also partnering with San Diego to restore Victorian homes in Old Town’s Heritage Park.