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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