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WELCOME S

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The 2016 Borrego Springs Village Guide is your introduction to the amazing Borrego Springs community. Surrounded by the magnificence of the Anza Borrego Desert, our village of a few thousand residents welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and we do it in style! Our Village Guide is designed to introduce you to: Where to Stay, What to Do, Where To Eat, and Where To Shop, all critical components of your Borrego Springs adventure. You will also be introduced to the businesses, services and organizations that, together, create the quality of life we have come to expect and are proud to share. We encourage you to patronize the businesses and organizations who participate in this Guide and to Shop Borrego First™.

Supervisor Bill Horn Welcomes You To Borrego! On behalf of the County of San Diego, welcome to Borrego Springs. I am honored to represent the people of Borrego Springs as their Supervisor for North County’s Fifth District.

Supervisor Bill Horn San Diego County

Borrego Springs is a thriving community of business people, educators, health specialists, and retirees who understand how to treat people and meet their every need. Over the years I have been pleased to be able to award financial grants to the Borrego Springs Library, the Anza-Borrego Foundation and the Christmas Celebration at, where else, Christmas Circle Park! We look forward to our continued relationship with Borrego Springs and encourage you to use this Guide as a way to get to know what it is that makes this community so special! •1•


John Richen, the Art and Artisans of Borrego Springs This year’s Borrego Springs Village Guide is focused on Borrego’s Art and Artisans and our cover is the work of sculptor John Richen, one of Borrego’s finest. Richen has been sculpting professionally since graduating from Oregon State University in 1970 where he studied architecture. John and three of his cousins decided as teenagers that they would all become architects and start a firm together. But, on his way to that dream, John discovered his passion for sculpting. At the recommendation of a fellow artist, John and his wife Ellie visited Borrego Springs in 1996. “It was everything I wanted,” John said. “…quiet, peaceful, year round working conditions and a physical environment that is continuously inspiring.” So, John packed himself, five of his eight children, and two dogs into a seventeen foot trailer and made

John Richen

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his way from Oregon to Borrego. John, his kids and his dogs lived in that trailer for six months while John rebuilt the house that would become the family’s new home on Verbena. After completing the construction of their home, John turned his attention to creating his new studio and, upon its completion, moved his entire Oregon crew to Borrego. Richen is an “artist’s artist.” With sculptures in private and public collections both domestically and internationally, represented by Marchetti Fine Arts, the Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, and A Gallery Fine Art, Richen is at work in his studio every day creating commissioned pieces and pieces for show. Richen is a master fabricator. While his work has incorporated granite, fused glass, water and lighting, John’s passion is metal. He loves bronze…loves its surface, it malleability, its depth. He also loves stainless steel and aluminum. “The strength of metal is what allows it to be free,” John says as he describes the filigree on the wings of one of the Angels in a series by the same name. “Each metal has its own characteristics, its own capabilities. My work is about motion, light and spirit and I select my material based upon what each piece is intended to achieve.” Our cover, “Levi Man,” is a whimsical depiction of a cowboy in his jeans. It is a bronze piece standing 100” high and was created in 1998. Photo: Cowboy Agave, by Ellen Fitzpatrick

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QUICKReference FIRE | POLICE

H O S P I TA L | M E D I C A L

Non-Emergency Borrego Springs Fire Department..................... 760-767-5436 Non-Emergency Police............... 760-767-5656

Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage....................... 760-340-3911 Palomar Health Downtown Campus Escondido.............................. 760-739-3000 The New Palomar Medical Center Escondido.............................. 442-281-5000 Pioneers Memorial Hospital, Brawley.................................. 760-351-3333 Pomerado Medical Center, Poway.................................... 858-613-4000

UTILITIES

Allied Waste............................... 760-355-0004 Borrego Water District................ 760-767-5806 USA Communications................. 760-767-5607 San Diego Gas & Electric............ 800-611-SDGE Telephone AT&T......................... 800-288-2020 Ramona Disposal Service........... 760-789-0516

SCHOOL | LIBRARY | NEWS

Borrego Springs School District... 760-767-5357 Borrego Sun Newspaper............. 760-767-5338 Library...................................... 760-767-5761

T R A N S P O R T AT I O N

GETTING AROUND IN BORREGO Desert Car Rental....................... 760-767-7415 TRAVELING TO BORREGO Borrego Valley Airport................. 760-767-7415 Palm Springs Intl. Airport............ 760-318-3800 Rural Bus Transit........................ 800-858-0291 San Diego Intl. Airport................. 619-400-2400 Transit Van Shuttle..................... 760-789-7252

GOVERNMENT C O M M U N I T Y - PA R K

Chamber of Commerce.............. 760-767-5555 County of San Diego................... 858-694-3900 County Road Conditions............. 760-427-7623 Post Office................................. 760-767-0741 Wildflower Hotline...................... 760-767-4684

H O S P I TA L | M E D I C A L

Borrego Community Health Foundation Borrego Medical Clinic, Borrego Springs..................... 760-767-5051 Woolcott Dental – Dental Emergencies................ 760-767-5112

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY,

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CONTENTS borrego springs chamber of commerce........ 1 about the cover........................................ 2-3 quick reference information.......................... 4 table of contents......................................... 5 what’s so special about borrego............... 6-7 WHERE TO STAY................................. 8-17 lodging matrix......................................... 9 WHAT TO DO..................................... 18-37 resort to nature..................................... 19 anza borrego desert state park......... 20-21 calendar of events............................ 22-23 archeological........................................ 24 galleta meadows.............................. 25-27 dark skies............................................. 34 borrego for kids.................................... 35 BORREGO’S ART COMMUNITY........ 38-42 WHERE TO EAT................................. 43-57 borrego springs menus.................... 47-57 WHERE TO SHOP.............................. 58-62 SERVICES.......................................... 63-69 beauty & spa................................... 66-67 church, community & education............ 67 fitness.................................................. 67 health & wellness............................. 67-68 house cleaning...................................... 68 professional services............................. 68 real estate........................................ 68-69 residential services................................ 69 venues................................................. 69 visitor information.................................. 69 borrego springs area maps................... 70-71 advertiser index......................................... 72

Borrego Springs Chamber Of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau 786 Palm Canyon Drive, PO Box 420 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 760-767-5555 | www.BorregoSpringsChamber.com

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Summer has come to an end and there is a palpable excitement in the air as the Anza-Borrego Desert temperatures begin to slip below the 100°F level. As our town prepares for the new high season, we kick-off with what will most assuredly be the grandest Borrego Days celebration ever… our 50th! Why do we celebrate? Because Borrego Springs is truly a special place in this world…a place worth celebrating. As La Casa del Zorro Resort and Spa reopened, we “discovered” our decades-old motto and it reminds us all of why we celebrate Borrego. Our motto is “Magical, Experiential and Tranquil”. The “Magical” is represented by the stars that blanket our night skies. “Sic Itur ad Astra” – “The Way to the Stars,” might be the roadmap to Borrego! The “Experiential” are the amazing stories of how our current community came to be here. A guest of La Casa called home, informed the recipient of that call to “sell the house; we’re staying.” They purchased a home that very day. The “Tranquil” is just that. Perhaps after a vigorous hike in the Anza-Borrego Desert, a bicycling adventure to Christmas Circle, a round of golf or night-lit tennis, Borrego Springs is the ultimate “veg-out destination.” Read your favorite book or magazine, sit poolside with your favorite beverage. Re-energize or find yourself. Do nothing! Art is the soul of our village, and this year we are celebrating our Borrego Springs Art Community. There are too many fabulous artists that gathered their inspiration from the beauty and wonder that is Borrego Springs to mention, but we celebrate John Richen, Cheryl Criss, Carol Lindermuler, Barbara Matson, Breta Matson, Marshal South, Liesel Paris and Armand Valle, as well as a couple of the local nonprofit champions of the performing arts, the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center and Community Concert Association, and the very gateway to Borrego Springs, the Borrego Art Institute. Borrego has much to celebrate: a rich, historical past, a strong and energetic present, and a future filled with awe and promise. As we enter the 51st year of our Borrego Days Celebrations, might we invite you to come back again, and again? Sincerely, Patrick Sampson President, Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau •7•


W HERE

TO

STAY

Whether a

pampering

you are looking for resort accommodations,

spa

experience,

family-friendly

lodging,

a

vacation rental that lets you make a home away from home, lodging associated with your favorite sport, or RV facilities to accommodate your getaway on wheels, you will find it in Borrego. Borrego offers everything for every budget and provides proof-positive that a budget stay needn’t mean a compromise of quality. And no matter where you stay, you will be assured of great people, great service, and the spectacular surroundings that make Borrego Springs one of the most amazing places on earth to visit!

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HOTEL / MOTEL / INN 24-hour front desk service b.s. airport shuttle service continental breakfast exercise room full kitchen full breakfast golf group / corp. / wedding srvc. handicap access health spa services internet access jacuzzi kitchenette locking safe lounge pet friendly pool restaurant room service self-service laundry tennis travel club discounts tv / cable wi-fi access VACATION RENTALS apartments / condos / casitas houses RV SPECIFIC full hook-ups pull-through sites dump station rv club discounts •9•

Stanlunds Inn & Suites

Springs At Borrego RV Resort, The

RoadRunner Club Vacation Rentals

Palms At Indian Head, The

Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort

Oasis Inn Borrego

Leapin’ Lizard RV Ranch

La Casa Del Zorro Desert Resort & Spa

Desert Sands RV Park

Club Circle East Resort

Borrego Valley Inn

Borrego Springs Resort & Spa

Borrego Springs Motel

Borrego Rentals

MATRIX

Borrego Holiday Home

Lodging


WHERE TO STAY APARTMENTS & CONDOS

Borrego Valley Inn

Club Circle East Resort

405 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Premium desert inn with rustic southwestern elegance. Serene gardens, pristine desert surroundings, 15 peaceful rooms, private sun/star patios, two pools and hot tubs, delicious breakfast. Your place in the desert.

3134 Club Circle East, PO Box 2130 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Fully furnished 1 or 2 bedroom condos, housekeeping available, full-size fully equipped kitchens, linens, cable TV, affordable, groups welcome, huge pool, golf and tennis. Daily, weekly, monthly. Free Wi-Fi.

800-333-5810 • 760-767-0311 www.borregovalleyinn.com

760-767-5944

(See Our Ad On Page 12)

www.clubcircleeastresort.com clubcircleeastresort@sbcglobal.net

Oasis Inn Borrego

(See Our Ad On Page 13)

366 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 7 remodeled motel rooms, some with kitchenette, RV accommodations, pool, spa, Wi-Fi, barbecue.

La Casa Del Zorro 3845 Yaqui Pass Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Studio-1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Free parking, coin laundry, and pool. 30-day lease, 1st and last month move in. Club La Casa discount. Call for availability.

760-767-5409

760-767-0100

Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort

www.OasisInnBorrego.com (See Our Ad On Page 14)

www.ClubLaCasaDelZorro.com

221 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Hotel and RV accommodations. Casual restaurant and bar. At the entrance to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Short walk to galleries and shops.

(See Our Ad On Page 10 & Outside Back Cover)

HOTEL/MOTELS/INN

760-767-5341 • 800-242-0044

Borrego Springs Motel

www.palmcanyonrvresort.com stay@palmcanyonrvresort.com

2376 Borrego Springs Rd., PO Box 307 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Borrego the way it was meant to be discovered! Inexpensive rates. Comfortable accommodations, solar powered, “TripAdvisor” Platinum Green Leader award, pet friendly, pool, no TV, no Wi-Fi & no telephone. Each room features 10” memory foam mattress, microwave, mini refrigerator, mini toaster oven & coffee maker. Walking distance to town. Open October - May.

(See Our Ad On Page 12)

The Palms At Indian Head 2220 Hoberg Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Once a hideaway for Hollywood stars. Now a quiet, elegant, boutique hotel, with amazing views and an Olympic-size swimming pool, wine & spirits. Home of the Coyote Steakhouse.

760-767-4339

760-767-7788

www.BorregoSpringsMotel.com (See Our Ad On Page 15)

www.thepalmsatindianhead.com

Borrego Springs Resort & Spa

Stanlunds Inn & Suites

1112 Tilting T Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 This luxury resort boasts well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each with a private terrace and many amenities. Guests enjoy a full-service spa, a heated pool, tennis courts, golf, restaurant and lounge, business center, and more.

2771 Borrego Springs Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 ½ mile from town center, 21 rooms, kitchens, free Wi-Fi. Private patios, heated pool, BBQ, pets welcome Complimentary continental breakfast. (Nov. - May).

760-767-5501

888-826-7734 • 760-767-5700

www.stanlunds.com (See Our Ad On Page 14)

www.borregospringsresort.com (See Our Ad On Page 15)

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WHERE TO STAY RESORT

The Springs At Borrego RV Resort

La Casa Del Zorro Resort & Spa

2225 Di Giorgio Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Large pull-through sites with full hook-ups. Pool, golf, hot mineral water spas, long-term stay discounts. Luxury RV rentals. Convenience store. Bike rentals. RV storage. “A” rated for 2014 by guestreviews.com

3845 Yaqui Pass Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Luxury accommodations including 19 private, rustic casitas ranging from 1-4 bedrooms. Premium amenities and lush landscaping with magnificent water features. Casual and fine dining offered at the Butterfield Room Restaurant and The Fox Den bar. Reserve your experience today.

866-330-0003 • 760-767-0004 www.springsatborrego.com

760-767-0100

(See Our Ad On Page 11)

www.LaCasaDelZorro.com (See Our Ad On Page Page 10 & Outside Back Cover)

VACATION RENTALS Borrego Rentals

RV ACCOMMODATIONS

In THE MALL Borrego Springs, CA “Experience IS the Difference” Borrego Springs largest property management company. Your vacation rental specialists with close to 50 properties and growing! All of our homes/condos are fully furnished, fully equipped and well maintained for a fantastic getaway. With a variety of rentals, we can accommodate almost any need! Office by appointment only; visit our website or give us a call.

Borrego Holiday Home 55+ Mobile Home & RV Park 351 Palm Canyon Dr., PO Box 1978 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 You can have it all in a cozy, quiet and very friendly adult community! RV sites have full hook-ups & Wi-Fi.

760-767-3285 www.BorregoHolidayHome.com (See Our Ad On Page 15)

760-767-4040

Desert Sands RV Park (Borrego’s Vintage RV Park) Est. 1960

www.borregorentals.com

277 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Easy walk to Park Visitor Center or into town. Heated Pool, Spa, Laundry, Showers and Wireless. Friendly, clean and quiet park. A great place to locate your Vintage Trailer.

Club Circle East Resort

(See Our Ad On Page 13)

3134 Club Circle East, PO Box 2130 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Fully furnished 1 or 2 bedroom condos, housekeeping available, full-size fully equipped kitchens, linens, cable TV, affordable, groups welcome, huge pool, golf and tennis. Daily, weekly, monthly. Free Wi-Fi.

760-767-5554 www.desertsandsrvpark.net

Leapin’ Lizard RV Ranch

760-767-5944

Siegfried & Deborah Traviss 5929 Kunkler Ln., Ocotillo Wells Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Come enjoy CTPA’s 2002 Small RV Park of the Year Hospitality and Good Sam friendly. Family owned and operated. Full hook-ups, tiled restrooms, pet area. Small site and full season discounts. Rental trailers. RV Storage.

www.clubcircleeastresort.com clubcircleeastresort@sbcglobal.net (See Our Ad On Page 13)

Road Runner Club Vacation Rentals 1010 Palm Canyon Dr., PO Box 549 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Furnished luxury vacation homes in gated 55+ community. Two golf courses, driving range, pool, spa and tennis, all on site. Clubhouse with billiards, card room, fitness room and planned activities.

760-767-4526 www.leapinlizardrvranch.com reservation@leapinlizardrvranch.com (See Our Ad On Page 14)

Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort

760-767-5800

221 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 RV full hook-up sites. Hotel, restaurant, gift shop & market.

www.roadrunnerclub.com/vacationrentals (See Our Ad On Page 11)

760-767-5341 • 800-242-0044 (Toll Free) www.palmcanyonrvresort.com stay@palmcanyonrvresort.com (See Our Ad On Page 12) • 17 •


WHAT

TO

DO

Being a village without a single stop light might lead some to believe there is little to do in Borrego Springs. That would be a mistake! Borrego Springs offers an astounding variety of experiences. Exploring the vast Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (which surrounds our little hamlet) on foot, by caravan, on horseback or by air is a great place to start. Of course, there is any number of other outdoor recreations to indulge in like golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, biking, off-roading, riding and gliding. With a thriving arts and culture community, sight-seeing tours, unique shopping experiences, and delicious restaurants, cafes, cantinas, bars and grills, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire. But perhaps the best part of a Borrego Springs vacation is having the option to do nothing at all! With an environment rich in visual wonder, the opportunity for as much solitude as you wish and desert nights that are the definition of “darkness,” Borrego Springs is an excellent destination for some quality “down time!” • 18 •


The first California desert region selected to be set aside as a scientific and recreational resource for future generations, the Anza Borrego Desert State Park is distinguished by scientific features and recreational opportunities not found in other deserts. These include a rare 9-million-year chain of fossils, an ancient stage where the Earth plays out its continuing birthing and death of oceans and mountains, and a front row seat to the clash of continental tectonic forces as they reconfigure California’s coast. There is also unrivaled beauty of the desert’s extraordinary geologic diversity, 600 miles of trails, scenic vistas, and 550 species of native inhabitants. Far more unique, the Park has a heart. Borrego Springs is the geographic heart of the Park. Some call it the donut hole because this 47 square mile village is 100% surrounded and protected by the 1,000 square mile Park. Grand Central for exploring and enjoying California’s largest State Park, Borrego Springs is ringed by the Park’s majestic desert mountain ranges and is a favorite retreat, refuge, outdoor playground, and source of exploration and novel adventures--all inspired by nature. Visitors seeking soulful solitude, something new, or the comradeship of a group hike, photography or jeep tour, bike rentals, or birding, find Borrego’s friendly businesses and non-profits ready to share the desert they love – day and night. Locals will educate you about the spectacular features, alert you to seasonal sensations, and sign you up for recreational experiences and wilderness programs. They will also feed you, outfit you, map you, tour you, and gift you with new friends. Overnight accommodations range from primitive campsites to land yacht RV resorts to picturesque BnBs to luxurious full service resorts. Championship golf courses, secluded and welcoming country clubs, pristine tennis courts, tranquil spas and the true dining experience are all to be found here. Whatever the bucket list – science, health, nature, play or relaxing, the action in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park is generated by the Earth. The place to get hooked up is Borrego Springs – where the heart of the park lives, and nature resorts.

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POPULAR HIKING DESTINATIONS: Fonts Point

– short walk to viewpoint

Borrego Palm Canyon – 3 miles roundtrip

This family-friendly hike begins at Borrego Palm Canyon Campground. The gently climbing trail leads to a native palm grove where wildlife abounds. Pick up a selfguided trail brochure at the Visitor Center that describes plants and geology along the way. Park day-use fee will be charged.

Hellhole Canyon – 5.6 miles roundtrip

Travel west on S22 for less than a mile and park at Hellhole Canyon parking area. Follow the well-beaten path into the canyon until you reach Maidenhair Falls, a sparkling 20-foot waterfall. This is a fairly difficult hike and some rock scrambling will be required.

Following S22 east, turn right at Fonts Wash at mile 29.3. Drive 4.5 miles and take the one-way loop to small parking area. It’s a short uphill walk to the drop off, where you’ll have magnificent views of the Borrego Badlands and the entire Borrego Valley. 4WD recommended.

Pictograph Trail

– 2 to 3 miles roundtrip Follow Hwy S2 6 miles south of Scissor’s Crossing to Blair Valley turnoff at mile 22.9. Travel 3.6 miles ending at Pictograph Trailhead. This kid-friendly trail leads to a pictograph-covered boulder. Continue ½ mile to reach Smuggler’s Canyon. Trail stops at the edge of a dry waterfall with views of Vallecito Valley.

CAMPING & DAY USE:

Developed Campgrounds Borrego Palm Canyon Tamarisk Grove Vern Whitaker Horse Camp & Bow Willow Day-use fee: $8.00 per vehicle (collected at developed campgrounds) Visit the park’s website www.parks.ca.gov or contact the Visitor Center for current camping fees. • 20 •


Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 200 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs, CA 92004

PARK HEADQUARTERS: 760-767-5311 VISITOR CENTER: 760-767-4205 www.parks.ca.gov

Anza-Borrego Foundation 760-767-0446

Dogs In The Park Dogs are allowed in campgrounds and on dirt roads in the park. They must be on a 6-foot leash and may not be taken on trails or crosscountry. This is for the safety of the park’s native animals, as well as the safety of your dog. Rattlesnakes, coyotes and cactus are common hazards, and it is common for dogs to suffer from burned pads on their feet.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park remains one of the few places in the country where open camping is permitted. All primitive camping is free.

PRIMITIVE CAMPING GUIDELINES

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Visitor Center OCTOBER 16 – MAY 14: Open 9am to 5pm

MAY 15 – OCTOBER 15:

Open Weekends and Holidays Only

Campground Reservations

Primitive and Backcountry Camping

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ABDSP’s nonprofit cooperating association

800-444-7275

www.reserveamerica.com

Wildflower Hotline 760-767-4684

Camp at least 100 feet away from water Fires permitted in metal containers only Fires built on the ground are not permitted and will be cited. Please do not collect wood Park on the side of the road so others may pass Do not trample vegetation or drive over geologic formations Pack it in, pack it out: keep a clean camp and take all trash with you

For the latest flower updates, 24 hours a day

Interpretive Programs

Call or go online for Monthly Schedule

Stargazing at the Visitor Center 10/31/15 11/13/15 12/11/15 1/8/16 • 21 •

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2015

12/4 ������������Hot Shopping - Chili Nights Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

10/10 ����������Anza-Borrego Foundation Hikes & Hops in Culp Valley Anza-Borrego Foundation

12/4-5 ��������“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” & Christmas Dance Recital Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

10/10-11/1 ��The Art of Flora and Fauna Borrego Art Institute

12/4-6 ��������Colorado Desert Cultural Heritage Symposium Anza-Borrego Foundation

10/18 ����������Ironwood Canyon Hike with Frank Colver Anza-Borrego Foundation

12/4-27 �������Crafted Works of Art Borrego Art Institute

10/23 ����������Golf Course Opens The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf 10/23-25 �����50th Anniversary Borrego Days Desert Festival Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau 10/30-31 �����Anza-Borrego Foundation Desert Bighorn Sheep Class with Mark Jorgensen Anza-Borrego Foundation 10/31 ����������Stargazing at the Visitor Center Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

12/5 ������������Chili Fest Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association 12/6 ������������Star Party The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf 12/11 ����������Stargazing at the Visitor Center Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 12/12 ����������Anza-Borrego Foundation Mike’s Hikes: Yaqui Pass to The Slab Anza-Borrego Foundation

11/5-8 ��������Night Fall 2015 - Riverside Astronomical Society, Inc. Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort

12/12 ����������Chris Klich Quintet, Christmas Jazz Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

11/6 ������������Art Walk Borrego Art Institute/The Palms at Indian Head

12/12-14 �����Geminids Meteor Shower

11/6 ������������Farmers Market Opens - FRI 8 am to 12 pm, except WED before Thanksgiving Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau 11/7 ������������Golf Course Opens Rams Hill Golf Club

12/13 ����������Borrego Springs Century - 32, 65, almost 100 mile Bike Rides Julian Active 12/18 �������� Sundowner - Chamber Mixer Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau 12/19 ����������Hikes & Hops to the Elephant Knees Anza-Borrego Foundation

11/7-29 �������Through the Lens, an Exhibition of Photographic Art Borrego Art Institute 11/8 ������������Star Party The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf

2016

11/13 ����������Stargazing at the Visitor Center Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

1/1 ��������������Art Walk Borrego Art Institute/The Palms at Indian Head

11/13 ����������Golf Course Opens Borrego Springs Resort & Spa

1/2-24 ��������A Show of Latino Art Borrego Art Institute

11/13 ����������Opening Gala with Robert Bonfiglio, Harmonica Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

1/8 ��������������Stargazing at the Visitor Center Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

11/13-14 �����6-12-24 Hours Cycling Challenge - Race Across America Qualifier Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

1/9 ��������������Mike’s Hikes: Indian Head Summit Hike Anza-Borrego Foundation

11/15 ����������Rams Hill Open - Golf Tournament & Casino Night Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

1/10 ������������Star Party The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf

11/17-18 �����Leonid Meteor Showers

1/14-18 �������Borrego Springs Film Festival Borrego Festivals Foundation

11/20 ����������Sundowner - Chamber Mixer Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

1/15 ������������Sundowner - Chamber Mixer Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

11/21 ����������Bikes & Brews Down Grapevine Canyon Anza-Borrego Foundation

1/19 ������������Bandstand Boogie - The Diamonds Borrego Springs Community Concert Association

11/21 ����������Judy Taylor & Her All Girl Trio Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

1/25-29 �������Anza-Borrego Foundation Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop Anza-Borrego Foundation

11/27 ����������Home is Where the Hole Is - A Guide to Desert Burrows Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association 11/28-29 �����Anza-Borrego Botany Society Plant Sale Anza-Borrego Foundation 12/4 ������������Art Walk Borrego Art Institute/The Palms at Indian Head

1/28-2/28 ���Art Guild Show Borrego Art Institute 1/29 ������������An Evening with Author Victor Villaseñor Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association 1/29-30 �������The Californian’s…Where Did We All Come From? Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association • 22 •


CALENDAR OF EVENTS 1/30 ������������Muriel Anderson, Guitar Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

3/12 ������������Circle of Art Basic Assistance to Students in the Community

1/31 ������������Anza-Borrego Foundation Borrego Badlands Mountain Bike Ride Anza-Borrego Foundation

3/13 ������������Star Party The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf 3/14 ������������BSPAC Dance Recital Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

2/5 ��������������Art Walk Borrego Art Institute/The Palms at Indian Head

3/14 ������������Tour of Borrego - Bike Ride Julian Active

2/5 ��������������City Ballet Of San Diego Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center 2/5 ��������������Stargazing at the Visitor Center Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

3/15-18 �������Borrego Springs: It’s for the Birds Swainson’s Hawks Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

2/5-6 ����������Agriculture in California Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

3/18 ������������Teresa Walters, Piano Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

2/6 ��������������Anza-Borrego Foundation Photo Contest Opening Reception at Borrego Art Institute Anza-Borrego Foundation

3/18 ������������Sundowner - Chamber Mixer Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau 3/19 ������������Borrego Garden Tour Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

2/6-27 ��������Anza-Borrego Foundation Annual Photo Contest Exhibit Borrego Art Institute

3/23 ������������Anza-Borrego Foundation Coyote Canyon Mountain Bike Ride Anza-Borrego Foundation

2/7 ��������������Anza-Borrego Foundation Hikes & Hops at West Butte Borrego Mountain Anza-Borrego Foundation

3/23 ������������Annual Members Meeting and Installation of Officers Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

2/13 ������������Jesse Davis, Jazz Trio Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

3/26 ������������Spring Shred and Recycle Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

2/13-14 �������Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologist Symposium Anza-Borrego Foundation

4/1 ��������������Art Walk Borrego Art Institute/The Palms at Indian Head

2/16 ������������Photo Contest Opening Reception Anza-Borrego Foundation

4/1 ��������������Clay and Glass Show Borrego Art Institute

2/18 ������������Valinor Quartet - Gypsy Swing Ensemble Borrego Springs Community Concert Association

4/1 ��������������Stargazing at the Visitor Center Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

2/19 ������������Sundowner - Chamber Mixer Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

4/1 ��������������Borealis String Quartet - Classical Elegance Borrego Springs Community Concert Association

2/20 ������������Anza-Borrego Foundation Mike’s Hike: Granite Mountain Anza-Borrego Foundation

4/3 ��������������Anza-Borrego Foundation Glorieta Canyon Mountain Bike Ride Anza-Borrego Foundation

2/20 ������������Witness To Gettysburg Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

4/3 ��������������Bikes & Brews Up Glorieta Canyon Anza-Borrego Foundation

2/28-3/27 ���10th Annual Plein Air Invitational Borrego Art Institute

4/3 ��������������Star Party The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf

3/3-6 ����������“Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Grandmother,” a Musical Comedy Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

4/8-10 ��������Desert Living Weekend Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

3/4 ��������������Art Walk Borrego Art Institute/The Palms at Indian Head 3/4-5 ����������Anza-Borrego Foundation Desert Botany Class with James Andre Anza-Borrego Foundation 3/5 ��������������Native Plant Day and Sale Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association 3/7 ��������������Wine-tasting Fundraiser at The Palms Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center 3/8 ������������� Cross Strung - Family Blue Grass Band Borrego Springs Community Concert Association 3/11 ������������Stargazing at the Visitor Center Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

4/15 ������������Sundowner - Chamber Mixer Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau 4/29 ������������Farmers Market - FRI 8 am to 12 pm, except WED before Thanksgiving Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau 5/6 ��������������Art Walk Borrego Art Institute/The Palms at Indian Head 5/14 ������������BSPAC Dance Recital Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center 5/20 ������������Sundowner - Chamber Mixer Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau 5/29 ������������Star Party The Springs at Borrego RV Resort & Golf

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The Sculptures nodf the Ricardo Brecednaisa Avery Vision of Den THE SIGHT IS STARTLING.

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Something prehistoric. Something mythical. Something other-worldly. Here, in the middle of our desert, is a magical menagerie of freestanding sculptures that will astound you. The gifts of visionary town benefactor Dennis Avery and the craft of sculptor Ricardo Breceda, the sculptures began arriving in April, 2008, taking up residence on Avery’s private parcel of land known as Galleta Meadows Estate and easily visible from Borrego Springs Road, north and south.

LLETA MEADOWS

Numbering in the dozens, Breceda’s metal creatures appear almost natural in the desert landscape. Camels, sloths, llamas, wild horses, sabretooth tigers, mammoths, giant birds, wild pigs, sheep, tortoises and, yes, dragons, seem to coexist in spite of time and rivalries. Breceda’s c re a t i o n s a l s o include sculptural representations of homo sapiens, including Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza who is said to have trekked through this desert on his way to San Francisco. Galleta Meadows is truly a unique and wonderful “find” in our desert community---a must-see for every visitor and resident, alike.

For more information, consult the Sky Art map on the following two pages, or visit Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau at 786 Palm Canyon Drive

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WHAT TO DO BICYCLE RIDING & RENTALS Bike Borrego

583-D Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Bicycle Rentals, Sales, Accessories, and Repairs.Bikes for the entire family! Carbon road bikes available.

760-767-4255 bikeborrego.com (See Our Ad On This Page)

55 PLUS

Borrego Springs Senior Community Center 580 Circle J Dr., at Cahuilla, PO Box 1362 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Tues./Wed./Fri. lunch available for $6 suggested donation for Seniors 60 years and over. Games and Good Company. Exercise program, Bingo, Movies, and Bridge. Medical equipment loan closet.

760-767-3116 borregoseniorcenter@gmail.com


WHAT TO DO ENTERTAINMENT

Anza-Borrego Foundation

The Fox Den Bar

The Mall - 587 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 110, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Join us for educational hikes, workshops, lectures and tours in the State Park. Topics include astronomy, paleontology and more. Anza-Borrego Foundation members receive discounts. Check website for schedule.

3845 Yaqui Pass Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Live Entertainment each Friday and Saturday evening. 7pm10pm. No Cover. Come as you are. Food and Beverage Service available at the Fox Den Bar Pool.

760-767-0100

760-767-0446

www.LaCasaDelZorro.com

www.theabf.org

(See Our Ad On Page 44)

(See Inside Front Cover)

GOLF

Borrego Night Sky Tours

1112 Tilting T Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 For an exceptional golfing experience, play this professionally manicured 18-hole championship course, with vast practice facilities, against the breathtaking backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

760-767-3656

Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Awe-inspiring tours of the cosmos above Borrego Springs with noted astronomer & celestial tour guide, Dennis Mammana, using the power of a large telescope. Personal and group tours available. Reservations required.

Borrego Springs Resort & Spa

www.borregonightskytours.com

888-826-7734 • 760-767-5700

(See Our Ad On Page 29)

www.borregospringsresort.com (See Our Ad On Page 15)

California Overland Desert Excursions

de Anza Country Club

1233 Palm Canyon Dr., PO Box 567, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Explore the incredible hidden places deep within the amazing Anza-Borrego Desert in our open-air excursion vehicles. Try one of our private Jeep or public group tours, overnight camping with all gear set up beforehand, or even a Julian back country wine tour. It’s all out there waiting for you! Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Inductee 2015.

Private country club with championship golf. Full service clubhouse and dining facilities.

760-530-6577 (See Our Ad On Pages 36-37)

Rams Hill 1881 Rams Hill Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 “Tom Fazio has carved a masterpiece out of a mountain hillside surrounded by the tranquility of the Anza Borrego Desert.” Considered the best public course in San Diego County! Membership & Stay & Play packages available.

760-767-1232 www.californiaoverland.com (See Our Ad On Page 29)

TENNIS

760-767-3500

Mike Rogers, USPTA Elite Pro, USPTR P1

(See Our Ad On Page 28)

Certified Tennis Teaching Professional with a Recreation Leadership Tennis Teaching Diploma, has worked with Vic Braden, and is president of SDJTA, San Diego Junior Tennis Association. Mike is available for Adult and Junior lessons and hitting sessions, any level by appointment - on your court or his. Recipient of the 2012 USPTA San Diego Division Community Service Award.

The Springs At Borrego 2255 Di Giorgio Rd., PO Box 70, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Green and gorgeous golfing at reasonable rates! Championship nine-hole golf course with full-length driving range. Pool, mineral water spas, swim club memberships.

866-330-0003 • 760-767-0004 www.springsatborrego.com

858-361-1135

(See Our Ad On Page 11)

www.mikerogers.usptapro.com mrogerstennis@gmail.com

GUIDES & TOURS

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association 652 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Stop by ABDNHA’s Desert Nature Center, one block west of Christmas Circle, to learn about ABDNHA’s hikes, lectures and tours. Have fun, meet interesting people, and learn about the Anza-Borrego Desert. History, geology, birding, flowers and botany, biking, astronomy, photography. All programs open to the public.

760-767-3098 www.abdnha.org (See Our Ad On Page 61)

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The

summertime Milky Way shines brightly over Southern California and nowhere is it more beautifully visible than in the Anza-Borrego Desert. Borrego Springs has been declared a Dark Sky Community by the International Dark Sky Association. The IDA defines a Dark Sky Community as “a town, city, municipality, or other legally organized community that has shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education, and citizen support of dark skies.”

Receiving the designation of Dark Sky Community is both prestigious and difficult to come by, having taken the Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition more than two years to accomplish and placing Borrego Springs as one of only three communities in the world that have qualified for this distinction. As a Dark Sky Community, Borrego Springs offers the rare opportunity to see a myriad of stars no longer visible in most cities. Whether you are a professional astronomer, an amateur astronomer, or just someone who wants to look up and see the rest of the universe, the night skies of Borrego Springs will amaze and delight you!

Photo compliments of Dennis Mammana © 2015. All Rights Reserved. This photo features the Milky Way with the silhouettes of two of Ricardo Breceda’s sculptures in the foreground. During the 13 second exposure, a bright meteor shot across the sky and added even more drama to the scene. www.dennismammana.com • 34 •


Borrego Springs is a great place for kids! Filled with natural beauty and adventure, Borrego offers children an exceptional opportunity to explore one of the world’s most intriguing environments and to create memories that will last a lifetime. Borrego is the perfect place for kids to BIKE, CAMP, DRIVE, EXPLORE, GAZE, GOLF, HIKE, LISTEN, CREATE, INQUIRE, RIDE, SKATE, SWIM, VISIT, WALK, WANDER and WATCH. There are a wide range of activities suitable for kids happening every day in Borrego. But, be careful! You just might find yourself enjoying all these activities as much as the kids do!

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B O R R E G O ’ S

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Borrego’s Art and Artisans are a huge part of what makes Borrego Springs such an exceptional place to visit and to live. Our community is rich in its artistic past and present. Painters, sculptors, musicians, singers, dancers, writers, poets, designers, photographers, cinematographers, and other visionaries have long found Borrego to be the place that most excites their imagination and entices their creativity. So, whether art is your profession, your hobby, or simply something you appreciate, Borrego has something to offer you. Beautiful fine art and craft galleries, exceptional music venues and performing art stages, craftspeople who travel great distances to bring their art to our community, a burgeoning film festival…we have it all. Please, join us and be uplifted, delighted, motivated and moved. We welcome you!

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In spring, Borrego is famous for becoming a riot of wildflowers. When winter gives us enough rain and the temperatures are just right, Borregoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desert landscape becomes absolutely vibrant. From the red haze of the blooming ocotillo bushes, to the gold-dripping pala verde trees, our valley flats are transformed into acres of fragrant, living color. Our village also comes alive with cameras, canvases, sketch pads, water colors, oils, acrylics, paint brushes and pastels as our resident and visiting artists rush to capture the beauty of sunrise on the blossoms, the depth of color enhanced by the middayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sun, and to stalk every blosson and ray of sunlight, chasing the night blooming exotics and rare cactus that debut after sunset. It is all too glorious!


BORREGO’S ART ART-ENTERTAINMENT Basic - Circle Of Art

Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 27th Annual Fine Art Show & Festival. March 12th & 13th, 2016. 70 Artists On Display. FREE to the public. Show is sponsored by BASIC, a 501c3 Scholarship for students in Borrego Springs. All proceeds go to the BASIC Scholarship Fund. Sat 9a.m.-5p.m. • Sun 9a.m.-4p.m.

307-359-0191 www.circle-of-art.org

Borrego Springs Community Concert Association PO Box 2426, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 An exciting and electic selection of concerts. Four concerts a season available by membership. Concerts held at the Performing Arts Center.

760-440-5117 www.borregoconcerts.org (See Our Ad On Page 41)

Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center The CENTER - PO Box 243, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Year-round entertainment. Special Christmas variety shows, plays, musicals, concerts, dance recitals, youth theater and readers’ theater. Season tickets available. Tickets online and at box office before performances.

760-767-4275 www.bspac.us (See Our Ad On Page 41)

ART-GALLERIES

Borrego Art Institute 665 Palm Canyon Dr., PO Box 2383, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 A non-profit center for art exhibitions and instruction. Workshops, classes, and open studio sessions. Call, email or go to our website for schedules of events and workshops.

760-767-5152 borregoartinstitute@gmail.com www.borregoartinsitute.org

Liesel Paris Art Studio & Gallery The Mall 587 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 121, PO Box 2460 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Reverse Glass Paintings. Exotic Jewelry, Specializing in a great selection of Armand Vallee Prints, some Original Paintings available, Canadian and Desert Vallee Calendars, Unique Gifts, Tibetan Treasures and Singing bowls.

760-767-0415 www.lieselsart.com | www.valleeart.com (See Our Ad On Page 41)


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Great food

is almost always a part of a great travel

adventure and Borrego’s restaurants are ready to satisfy that need. Our restaurants offer a wide range of tempting food choices, from savory fresh Mexican food to pizza, from fivestar dining to casual “bar food,” from sophisticated continental cuisine to ice cream parlors and intimate bistros. Our restaurants offer distinct environments, diverse menus and varied prices and are sure to provide gastronomic options to meet every budget and craving!

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WHERE TO EAT Bighorn Fudge Company

The Arches at Borrego Springs Resort & Spa

At The Center - 590 Palm Canyon Dr., PO Box 1945 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Tues.-Sun., 8a.m. - 5p.m. Full Espresso Bar, Seattle’s Best Coffee. Fresh Pastries, Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor.

1112 Tilting T Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 American fare, coupled with Southwestern dishes, served daily in the restaurant, bar, Fireside Lounge, and Gaslamp Patio, while offering guests panoramic views of the pristine golf course, and the Santa Rosa Mountains.

760-767-5407 www.fudgedirect.com | sales@fudgedirect.com (See Our Ad On Page 56)

888-826-7734 • 760-767-5700 www.borregospringsresort.com

Butterfield Room Restaurant The Fox Den Bar & Cantina

(See Our Ad On Page 15)

Big Horn Bar & Grill

3845 Yaqui Pass Rd. Borrego Springs, CA 92004 The region’s most elegant dining. The Butterfield Room Restaurant offers gourmet cuisine with a new dedication to culinary excellence. Quiet luxury, acclaimed wine list, and impeccable service. Enjoy The Fox Den Bar & Cantina restaurant and poolside entertainment.

221 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Interior western atmosphere, patio dining, fireside lounge & saloon. Steaks, seafood, chicken & burgers, appetizers and Kid’s menu. Weekend breakfast buffet and scheduled live entertainment in season.

760-767-5341

760-767-0100

(See Our Ad On Page 57)

www.LaCasaDelZorro.com (See Our Ad On Page 44)

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WHERE TO EAT Carlee’s Bar & Grill 660 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 The best food and drink, served in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Open daily 11a.m.-9p.m. with extended bar hours. Full bar, pool table, live entertainment. Andy Macuga, Manager.

760-767-3262 (See Our Ad On Page 48-51)

Carmelita’s Mexican Grill & Cantina The Mall - 575 Palm Canyon Dr., PO Box 2107 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Best margaritas & Mexican food in Borrego! Full bar. Make reservations for large parties. Menudo, ceviche, fajitas, Mexican-style shrimp cocktails. Complete plates or a la carte. Open daily 9a.m.-9p.m. Weekends 8a.m.-9p.m.

760-767-5666 (See Our Ad On Page 52-53)

Coyote Steakhouse At The Palms At Indian Head Boutique Hotel 2220 Hoberg Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Fine Steaks & Seafood. Prix Fixe menu, Happy Hour, Patio Dining, Fabulous View of Borrego Valley, Wine & Spirits. Reservations Suggested. Open 5p.m.-8:30p.m.

760-767-7788

El Borrego Restaurant 747 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Popular Mexican food restaurant offering indoor and outdoor casual dining, take-out and catering. Winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Award-Rotary Taste of Borrego. Located just off Christmas Circle next to the gas station. A Must Try – Local Favorite!

760-748-2937

Rams Hill Golf & Restaurant 1881 Rams Hill Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004

The Rams Hill Clubhouse features an incredible wine list, great food and extraordinary al fresco dining on our patios and from your own private hillside dining terrace, all with magnificent views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Please join us for lunch, happy hour or dinner.

760-767-3500 (See Our Ad On Page 54-55)

The Red Ocotillo 721 Avenida Sureste, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Open 7a.m.-8:30p.m. Daily. Breakfast Served All Day. Lunch, Dinner, Early Bird Dinners, Good Coffee, Pet Friendly, Outdoor Dining Patio, Beer & Wine, Wi-Fi Access.

760-767-7400


B O R R E G O’S

MEN U GUID E

Looking For A Great Meal ? Look no further! Borrego Springs offers an incredible range of culinary options, from the casual to the sophisticated, all for your dining pleasure! But let’s get specific. The following pages provide you with menus of some of our finest. Browse through them to see what excites your pallet… and then simply enjoy!

CARLEE’S BAR & GRILL CARMELITA’S 48 - 51

52 - 53

BIGHORN FUDGE COMPANY

RAMS HILL GOLF & RESTAURANT 54 - 55

BIG HORN BAR & GRILL

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Shopping

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experience. There are no “big box” stores, no predictable chain stores or strip malls. Instead, Borrego offers truly unique and individualized shopping venues. Featuring distinctive merchandise and friendly, welcoming staff, Borrego’s one-of-akind boutiques and shops provide everything from outdoor gear to housewares, from gourmet wines to hand-crafted jewelry and accessories, from children’s books and toys to ethnicallyinspired pottery, from something flattering to wear to something special for that someone special. We can almost guarantee you will be pleased with your choices and proud of your purchases!

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WHERE TO SHOP AUTOMOBILES

Borrego Outfitters The Mall - 579-E Palm Canyon Dr. Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Clothing & Sportswear • Shoes, Sandals & Socks Bathing Suits • Hats, Visors & Sunglasses • Home Décor Skin Care & Sunscreen • Packs & Outdoor Gear Handbags & Accessories • Gifts & Greeting Cards

Toyota Of Escondido 231 Lincoln Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92026 Sales & Parts Open Everyday Service Open Monday – Saturday Full Service Certified Collision Center

760-746-0601

760-767-3502

(See Our Ad On Page 60)

www.BorregoOutfitters.com (See Our Ad On Page 59)

CLOTHING, GIFTS & GEAR

Borrego Desert Nature Center

Ocotillo’s

652 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 One of the most complete desert bookstores in the West. A great desert shopping experience. Unique and affordable gifts, cards, jewelry, shirts, hats, and items for the home. Excellent selection of guides to the AnzaBorrego Desert. Operated by non-profit, educational ABDNHA, members receive 15% discount.

The Center - 590 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 201 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 “Spiffy” is the way to describe their fun desert fashions in great colors and fabrics. Lots of unusual accessories. Brighton Jewelry and Handbags. Don’t Miss This One!

760-767-5993 • 760-271-5171 (See Our Ad On Page 59)

760-767-3098 www.abdnha.com (See Our Ad On This Page) • 61 •


WHERE TO SHOP State Park Store The Mall - 587 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. #110 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Great book selection of all things Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (hiking, birding, wildflowers, night sky & wildlife). Free information about the Desert State Park, and includes exclusive and affordable items for adults and children: T-shirts, hats, jewelry, artwork, toys, pottery and CA State Park items. Operated by the only non-profit official Park partners Anza-Borrego Foundation (AnzaBorrego Foundation), members receive a 15% discount.

760-767-0446 www.shop.theAnza-Borrego Foundation.org (See Our Ad On The Inside Front Cover)

GARDEN DECOR

Regalos De Borrego 622 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Southwest jewelry, blankets, pottery, rocks & fossils, bath, cards, rugs, wall art, garden art, purses, kachinas & local organic honey & dates. Find us on Facebook.

760-767-4492

PHARMACIES

Borrego Community Health Foundation - Borrego Pharmacy 655 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. B, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 For all your prescription needs

760-767-3047 (See Our Ad On Page 64)

SEED, FEED & SUPPLEMENTS The Desert Robin

628 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Specializing in wild birds (Borrego’s Best Wild Bird Seed & feeders, hummingbird feeders), dog & cats (food & treats, pet care…), and supplements for people (vitamins, personal care…). Also, a wide selection of gifts (solutions for desert living), info on hiking (meet the author of two local hiking books), and more...

760-767-5560

SPECIALTY ITEMS

Sunbelt Publications Publishers of the books Ricardo Breceda, Accidental Artist and Fossil Treasures of Anza-Borrego Desert. Available locally in Borrego Springs and through bookstores everywhere!

800-626-6579 www.sunbeltpub.com | info@sunbeltpub.com (See Our Ad On Page 60)


SERV ICES The service

establishments supporting the community

of Borrego Springs are a significant contributor to the “Borrego Experience.” From hair styling to car repair, spiritual support to spa services, plumbing services to pet care, real estate services to massage therapy, you will find what you need right here in our little village!

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SERVICES BEAUTY & SPA Ermelinda Salon

626 Palm Canyon Dr. Borrego Springs, CA 92004 (Shop & Parking in the rear of the “Patio”) “Full Service Salon.” Hair Services, Facials, Pedicure Spa, Shellac, Ear Candling, and Waxing. Business hours 8a.m.-5p.m., Tues. - Sat. (Summer hours June-Sept., 8a.m.-3p.m., Thur.-Sat.) Call to schedule your appointment.

760-767-3660

The Spa At La Casa Del Zorro 3845 Yaqui Pass Rd. Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Relax your mind, pamper your body, and rejuvenate your spirit. Enjoy a full array of treatments and services to soothe and beautify you!

760-787-2660 www.LaCasaDelZorro.com (See Our Ad On Outside Back Cover)


SERVICES Spa Serenity at Borrego Springs Resort & Spa

Rotary Club Of Borrego Springs

1112 Tilting T Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Soothe and energize mind, body, and spirit with an array of therapy options at this opulent full-service spa; including massage, duet and cabana massage, facials/masques, wraps/ scrubs and manicures/pedicures/acrylics.

PO Box 1593, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 “Service Above Self” Rotary is a 100-year-old service organization with thousands of clubs worldwide. Our club supports youth, seniors, and the community through programs and giving. Visit our weekly meeting, Wednesdays at 8a.m. at Borrego Springs Resort.

888-826-7734 • 760-767-5700

760-767-1058

www.borregospringsresort.com

FITNESS

(See Our Ad On Page 15)

Club La Casa @ La Casa Del Zorro Resort

CHURCH, COMMUNITY & EDUCATION

3845 Yaqui Pass Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Enjoy all the fabulous benefits of La Casa Del Zorro Resort with a membership to Club La Casa, State-Of-The-Art Fitness, Tennis and Aquatics Center, offering great amenities, affordable member rates and friendly, attentive staff.

Anza-Borrego Foundation The Mall - 587 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 110 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Art, books, maps, shirts, hats, guides, postcards & more. Get wildflower, hiking and camping information. Proceeds directly support the Park. Anza-Borrego Foundation members receive 15% discount. Also shop ABDSP’s Visitors Center, west end of Palm Canyon Drive.

760-767-0100 www.LaCasaDelZorro.com (See Our Ad On Page 65)

HEALTH & WELLNESS

760-767-0446 www.theAnza-Borrego Foundation.org

Borrego Community Health Foundation - Borrego Medical Center

(See Our Ad On The Inside Front Cover)

Borrego Springs Senior Community Center

4343 Yaqui Pass Rd. Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, x-ray & lab, women’s health, behavioral health, podiatry, cardiology, dermatology, immunizations, home health, Preventive Health Care, Family Planning, Pregnancy Tests

Meals for the Homebound 580 Circle J Dr., at Cahuilla, PO Box 1362 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 One nutritious meal a day ($6 suggested donation) delivered Mon. thru Fri. to the homes of our seniors 60 years and over who are incapacitated. Sponsored by the Borrego Senior Center and Aging Independence Services of San Diego! Your donations will help support this important community service for the elderly.

760-767-5051 Visit our website for more information www.borregomedical.org (See Our Ad On Page 64)

760-767-3116 borregoseniorcenter@gmail.com

Borrego Community Health Foundation - Borrego Pharmacy

Community United Methodist Church

655 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. B Borrego Springs, CA 92004 For all your prescription needs

633 Church Ln., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 All of God’s children are welcome here. Sunday morning 10a.m. September - May, 9a.m. June - August.

760-767-3047 (See Our Ad On Page 64)

760-767-5596

Laara K. Maxwell, PhD. Alexander Technique Teacher

jebrooking@wildblue.net

Borrego Springs, CA 92004 The F.M. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE brings more ease and enjoyment, less stress and pain to whatever we are doing – golfing, hiking, casual walking, gardening, driving, performing, talking, singing or dancing.

Kiwanis International - Borrego Springs PO Box 2333, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Founded in 1915, Kiwanis has over 600,000 members in 80 nations working together to improve children’s lives locally and around the world. Meets Wednesdays, 12:00 noon at the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau, 786 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA. Club President Brad Tidwell.

760-767-5496

760-600-6544 BorregoBrad@gmail.com

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SERVICES Renate Nishio, H.H.P., N.C.T.M.B.

Tandem Solar, Inc.

Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworker licensed Holistic Health Practitioner since 1999. For me, a massage is an individually refined, holistic approach, setting new standards that exceed the range of regular offerings, using eastern and western modalities. Services provided in the comfort and privacy of your home, hotel, or my office. Call me for your appointment in BORREGO SPRINGS and San Diego. HHP Lic. #95008281 • CAMTC Lic. #21977

3845 Yaqui Pass Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 A full service solar provider delivering premium solar solutions to homes & businesses throughout Southern California & Arizona with over 50 years of combined experience.

858-551-0241

REAL ESTATE

855-385-4007 www.Tandem-Solar.com (See Our Ad On Page 65)

www.holistichomeservice.com renatenishio@gmail.com

Anza Borrego Realty, Inc.

Catherine B. Gay Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Over thirty years of experience selling real estate in Borrego Springs. Whether buying or selling, I am the one to call to be your real estate professional.

The Springs At Borrego Wellness Center 2255 Di Giorgio Rd., Borrego Springs, CA, 92004 Offering Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage Claudia McNeish

760-767-3455 cbgay@anzaborregorealty.com

760-678-8327

(See Our Ad On Page 66)

(See Our Ad On Page 11)

Borrego Rentals

HOUSE CLEANING

In THE MALL, Borrego Springs, CA “Experience IS The Difference” Let the experts manage your home or commercial building and maximize your rentals! Borrego Springs largest property management company. A real estate licensed, insured and proper trust accounting company, property management is our specialty. With a 90% return renter base, let us place our renters into your homes! We are local and offer a hands on, quality, time-share like service. Join our family of properties, and let us manage your property for you! Office by appointment only; visit our website or give us a call.

Welcome Home Borrego - Diana Fox Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Welcome Home Borrego is not just a cleaning service... we are an organization that really cares about Borregan’s. We are here year round to make your life easier. No need to clean before or after a long trip. We live, shop and work here in Borrego Springs. Summer checks, watering, cleaning, etc. Give us a call

760-301-5292 (See Our Ad On Page 66)

760-767-4040

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

www.borregorentals.com

Backyard Lagoon Pool & Spa

(See Our Ad On Page 13)

Monthly Maintenance, Equipment Installation, Service & Repair. Borrego resident with over 22 years experience. Clint Brandin, Owner

Borrego Valley Realty The Mall - 587 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 104, PO Box 1020 Borrego Springs, CA 92004-1020 Rock Solid Integrity! We are an experienced full-service office. We welcome your questions and inquires. We work hard so you don’t have to. Come visit us!

858-272-4618

Borrego Pool Supply 648-A Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 All Your Pool Needs! Weekly service, pool & spa repairs, equipment & installation. We carry water aerobics gear, inflatables, toys and pool chemicals. Located behind Coldwell Banker.

760-767-1121 www.borregovalleyrealty.com

Desert Way Realty

760-975-1354

Rebbeca Falk, Broker/Owner, CalBRE #01782674 587 Palm Canyon Dr., #112, PO Box 538 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Friendly and knowledgable Real Estate Brokerage! Homes | Land | Commercial

borregopoolsply.com (See Our Ad On Page 66)

Orange Book Directories

760-767-3300 | Direct 760-331-7526

701 Main St., Ramona, CA 92065 Publishers of the Borrego Springs Community Orange Book, the Borrego Springs Village Guide, and www.weareborregosprings. com, Borrego’s community website. Contact us to make sure your business is represented in any or all of these Borrego Springs marketing tools!

www.desertwayrealty.com

760-789-4243 luann@orangebook.com

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SERVICES Lifestyle Investment Group

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Rick Vesci, President Specializing in Residential, Second Homes & Investment Real Estate.

652 Palm Canyon Dr. Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Stop by our Desert Nature Center, just one block west of Christmas Circle, for information about hikes, things to do, flowers, and places of interest. Visit our website for detailed information about the Anza-Borrego Desert.

888-588-5856 (Toll Free) resorts@rickvesci.com | www.rickvesci.com

760-767-3098

RESIDENTIAL

www.abdnha.org

HVAC

(See Our Ad On Page 61)

Borrego’s only air conditioning company Heating - Air Conditioning - Evaporative Coolers Sales, Service & Repair, Lic#541507

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® Visitor Center

760-580-3528

200 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 There’s more than meets the eye in ABDSP! Knowledgeable staff will help you plan your desert exploration, wildflower spotting, hiking, and camping. Look for monthly schedule of Park activities. 7 Days A Week, October through May, 9a.m.-5p.m. Weekends & Holidays, June through September

hvacsd@yahoo.com

Ramona Disposal Service 324 Maple St., Ramona, CA 92065 Waste hauler and dumpster services for residential, commercial and industrial waste.

760-767-4205

760-789-0516

www.theAnza-BorregoFoundation.org www.parks.ca.gov

posio@ramonadisposal.com

Tandem Solar, Inc.

Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

3845 Yaqui Pass Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 A full service solar provider delivering premium solar solutions to homes & businesses throughout Southern California & Arizona with over 50 years of combined experience.

5172 Hwy. 78, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Ocotillo Wells SVRA’s 85,000 acres offers visitors an unmatched opportunity to enjoy quality off-road recreation while exploring the park’s striking desert landscape. A trip to the Discovery Center and participation in one of the many interpretive programs is sure to accent your Borrego Springs visit.

855-385-4007 www.Tandem-Solar.com (See Our Ad On Page 65)

760-767-5393

VENUES

owinterpretation@parks.ca.gov www.parks.ca.gov/ocotillowells

Rams Hill 1881 Rams Hill Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Looking for the perfect venue for your special wintertime occasion? Rams Hill offers the beauty of lush green fairways, cascading waterfalls and beautiful lakes that reflect the scenic mountain views surrounding our course to complete the perfect setting for any event. At Rams Hill, we promise to exceed your expectations and leave your guests nothing short of impressed when they attend your private event or wedding. Call us today!

State Park Store The Mall - 587 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. #110 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Great book selection of all things Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (hiking, birding, wildflowers, night sky & wildlife). Free information about the Desert State Park, and includes exclusive and affordable items for adults and children: T-shirts, hats, jewelry, artwork, toys, pottery and CA State Park items. Operated by the only non-profit official Park partners Anza-Borrego Foundation (Anza-Borrego Foundation), members receive a 15% discount.

760-767-3500 (See Our Ad On Page 28)

VISITOR INFORMATION

760-767-0446 www.shop.theAnza-Borrego Foundation.org

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

(See Our Ad On The Inside Front Cover)

786 Palm Canyon Dr., PO Box 420, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau is Borrego’s official Visitors’ Bureau, providing visitors with a wealth of information about what to do, where to stay, where to shop, where to eat, and what services are available in Borrego Springs. Open Mon. - Fri., 9a.m. to 4p.m., please drop in and say hello!

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ADVERTISERS Index A

D

Anza - Borrego Foundation...........................IFC

De Anza Country Club...............................36-37

Anza Borrego Realty, Inc. - Catherine B. Gay....................................... 66

L La Casa Del Zorro............................10, 44 & 65

B

Leapin’ Lizard RV Ranch................................ 14

Bighorn Fudge Factory................................... 56

Liesel Paris Art Studio & Gallery..................... 41

Big Horn Bar & Grill........................................ 57 Bike Borrego................................................... 30

O

Borrego Community Health Foundation........ 64

Oasis Inn Borrego........................................... 14

Borrego Desert Nature Center........................ 61

Ocotillo’s......................................................... 59

Borrego Holiday Home Mobile Home Park....................................... 15

P

Borrego Night Sky Tours................................ 29

Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort.................... 12

Borrego Outfitters........................................... 59 Borrego Pool Supply...................................... 66

R

Borrego Rentals.............................................. 13

Rams Hill Golf Club...........................28 & 54-55

Borrego Springs Community Concert Association................. 41

RoadRunner Club........................................... 11

Borrego Springs Motel................................... 15

S

Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center................................ 41

Springs At Borrego, The................................. 11 Stanlunds Inn & Suites................................... 14

Borrego Springs Resort & Spa....................... 15

Sunbelt Publications...................................... 60

Borrego Valley Inn.......................................... 12

C

T

California Overland......................................... 29

Tandem Solar, Inc........................................... 65

Carlee’s Bar & Grill....................................48-51

Toyota Of Escondido...................................... 60

Carmelita’s Mexican Grill & Cantina............................................52-53

W

Club Circle East Resort.................................. 13

Welcome Home Borrego................................ 66 • 72 •


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