BY LYNNE TUCKER
Established in 1884, Highland Springs Ranch & Inn (formerly known as Highland Springs Resort) is Riverside County’s first historical landmark. The property encompasses 2400 acres and is comprised of an organic farm, restaurant, inn and camp. Formerly a stagecoach stop, the ranch was frequented by such historical celebrities as Wyatt Earp, Ernest Hemingway and Albert Einstein.
Highland Springs Ranch & Inn is open from:
Sunday-Monday 9 am-3 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 9 am-6 pm
Friday-Saturday 7 am – 11 pm
For guests staying at the ranch, we have a security guard 24-hours a day as well as late shift front desk staff (if needed).
The Grand Oak Farm to Table is open from:
Lunch 11 am-2 pm
Dinner 5-8 pm
Brunch 10 am-2 pm
123 Farm is generally closed to the public except for festivals or special events.
During Lavender Season (June-July), the farm will only open to the public on the
weekends (Sat-Sun). There will be a small admission fee during those months.
The Organic Galleries
Friday-Saturday 12-6 pm
Sunday 11 am-3 pm
Guests of the ranch and restaurant are welcome to walk the grounds on the day of their visit. Please go to the front desk to register for a ‘Visitor’s Pass’.
All visitors must register in lobby and obtain a pass to walk the grounds. On certain days, the grounds may be closed due to school children attending a program on our property. Hiking trails are open to registered hotel guests and patrons of the restaurant only. Please call 951-845-1151 for more information.
No picnicking is allowed on the property. Please park your vehicle before walking the grounds. No driving is allowed beyond the parking lot, and absolutely no vehicles are permitted near the 1000-year oak tree.
For Directions and more information contact http://www.hsresort.com
Lynne Tucker is a travel writer and photojournalist based in Palm Desert CA