Pacific Hospitality Group buys Warner Springs resort at auction

Thursday, March 21—Warner Springs Ranch resort was sold at auction to a San Diego-based hotel management company and will undergo renovations, the buyer announced today.

Pacific Hospitality Group said it will spend $15 million to $18 million to complete the acquisition of the 2,400-acre property. The resort is about 30 miles northeast of Ramona in San Diego County’s backcountry.

The company announced it would spend up to $50 million more to fix up the resort, which went into bankruptcy and closed last year.

The property, 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, four tennis courts, equestrian opportunities, two restaurants, a spa, campgrounds, three swimming pools, a private airport, and meeting facilities.

The new owner said it will upgrade the golf course, with an eye toward completion in the spring of next year.

Plans also call for a new winery and tasting room, a gym and fitness center, a beach and tennis club, expanded meeting facilities, cattle and horse grazing, a spa, a cultural center, luxury RV park, hunting and fishing opportunities, and expanded food and beverage options.

The casitas and main lodge will be upgraded and renovated, PHG announced.

City News Service

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Mar 21 2013. Filed under Backcountry, Business, Featured Story, News, Ramona. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Comment for “Pacific Hospitality Group buys Warner Springs resort at auction”

  1. Hugh

    They got it cheap!

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