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Welcome from Our Supervisor

It is an honor to be your San Diego County Supervisor for Borrego Springs. My family and I have always enjoyed spending time in this beautiful community, whether it’s hiking the endless trails of the Anza Borrego State Park, relaxing at the resorts, or enjoying the extraordinary food, golf and shopping.

The truly unique experiences offered in Borrego are the spring super bloom, discovering larger than life metal artwork, and appreciating the astronomical wonders only an International Dark Sky Park can offer.

I have had the tremendous fortune of using my piloting skills to fly into the Borrego Valley Airport. Being able to view the desert landscape from the sky

is truly a unique experience and I can honestly say Borrego is the crown jewel of North San Diego County.

I am proud to represent Borrego Springs and the people that call it home. Enjoy the beauty and wonder of Borrego Springs.

Jim Desmond

San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District


Quick RefeRence



Borrego Springs Fire Protection District ........... 760-767-5436

Borrego Springs Sheriff Substation ................ 760-767-5656


Borrego Water District . . .


CR&R Disposal Environmental Services .......... 760-403-4501

Ramona Disposal Service ....................... 760-789-0516

Republic Services .............................. 760-355-0004

San Diego Gas & Electric .

Telephone AT&T . .



Zito Media (Internet& Cable) .................... 800-365-6988


Borrego Valley Airport ............................ 760-767-7415

Palm Springs Int’l Airport.......................... 760-318-3800

San Diego Int’l Airport. .



Borrego Medical Clinic, Borrego Springs 760-767-5051

Woolcott Dental Emergencies 760-767-5112

Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage 760-340-3911

JFK Memorial Hospital, Indio ...................... 760-347-6191

Palomar Medical Center Downtown, Escondido. . . . . 760-739-3000

Palomar Medical Center, Escondido . . .


Palomar Medical Center, Poway ................... 858-613-4000

Pioneers Memorial Hospital, Brawley .............. 760-351-3333


Borrego Springs School District .

Borrego Sun Newspaper .



Library ........................................ 760-767-5761


Borrego Dark Sky Coalition 760-767-3052

Chamber of Commerce 760-767-5555

County of San Diego .............................. 858-694-3900

Post Office .

Wildflower Hotline .

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GReetings, Visitors and New Residents of BorRego Springs!

Welcome to this unique corner of the world. Surrounded by the amazing 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, our area is exceptional in its physical beauty and remote location.

Borrego Springs offers many great restaurants from quick bites to fine dining along with an array of accommodations, from free primitive camping to top-rated RV parks, affordable motels and hotels to top-of-the-line luxury resorts.

Outdoor activity is big in this area. Explore miles of hiking trails ranging from leisurely to challenging and hundreds of miles of jeep trails, especially for those with fourwheel drive vehicles. We have two parks, the beautiful Christmas Circle Community Park, and a lovely new San Diego County Park next to our world-class library. How about a round of golf on several awardwinning and distinctly different courses? You won’t be disappointed.

Culturally Borrego Springs is unique with its performing arts center featuring worldclass talent, and our multiple art galleries and purveyors of collectibles and antiques. Take time to explore the village. There is more to see than first meets the eye!

Our season is packed with great events starting with the Borrego Days Desert Festival, held in October since its conception in 1966. This family-friendly event features two days of live music, great food, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ zone, a car show, and more.

January brings the Borrego Springs Film Festival, now in its 10th season and rated by filmmakers as one of the top 50 festivals in the nation. Filmmakers come from around the world to participate in this five-day event.

March showcases splendor as wildflowers put on stunning displays of natural beauty. Also happening is the Circle of Art juried art show, and the Borrego Art Institute’s Plein Air Invitational. Learn more about these activities and local information by visiting the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Experience the beauty of our area yearround with stunning mountain views in all directions, and more than 100 Sky Art metal sculptures spread across the valley. So, welcome to our wonderful community that cares for each other and the beautiful valley we call home.


Welcome From Our Chamber PResident

Welcome to Borrego Springs! If this is your first visit to Borrego Springs, welcome. If you are a regular visitor welcome back!

Borrego is a unique community in a variety of ways as we are the gateway to the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, an International Dark Sky Community and home to the world-famous Sky Art Metal Sculptures.

As a longtime resident of Borrego Springs every day holds a new experience for me. The beautiful sunrises and sunsets color the nearby mountains in shades of orange, purple and blues a photographer’s dream. For stunning views Fonts Point shouldn’t be missed, nor should our relaxing spas, RV resorts, camp grounds, world class golf, tennis, hiking, fabulous restaurants and shopping galore.

The Chamber hosts many events throughout the valley such as our Farm-

er’s Market on Fridays (during the season), Borrego Days Desert Festival, the Borrego Springs Film Festival and more. Check our website for announcement dates as they return.

Our visitors come from around the world to experience the desert lifestyle and quickly find a serenity not found in the big cities. So, while you’re here and on behalf of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors please explore, relax and embrace Borrego!

Clint Brandin

President, Board of Directors, Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce

Board of DiRectors

Clint Brandin, President

Ramien Shalizi, Vice President

Mary Purvis, Treasurer

Daniel Wright, Secretary

Carol Brandin, Director

Corina Garcia, Director

Kirit Patel, Director

Harry Turner, Director

@EMBRACEBORREGO • BORREGO SPRINGS Contents TABLE OF Welcome . . . . . . . . Pages 3-9 From Our Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Quick Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Honorary Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Chamber President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chamber Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Galleta Meadows/Sky Art Map . . . . . . . . 11-13 Borrego Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Christmas Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Explore On Two Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Selfie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Miss Borrego Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-31 Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-42 Day & Night . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-47 Travel Erosion Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-52 Arts & CultuRe . . . . . . . 53-58 Hollywood History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Mid-Century Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-63 Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 63, 65 Desert Dwellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Advertisers’ Index . . . . .66 Cover photo: Alan Parks Location: Beavertail/ Coyote Mountain/ Borrego Valley @EMBRACEBORREGO • BORREGO SPRINGS

We’Re Glad You’Re HeRe!

If you are reading this you are either in Borrego Springs or planning your next adventure to Borrego Springs. As the Executive Director, who started coming to the area for the annual Borrego Days Desert Festival, it never ceases to amaze me the new things I continually discover about the valley.

Borrego Springs is known for being the gateway to the enormous and spectacular Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we are the second in the world Official Designated International Dark Sky Community and home to the famous Sky Art Metal Sculptures that attract visitors from around the world.

However, it doesn’t stop there. Our unique community offers visitors the opportunity to push their relax button and actually do it. In Borrego Springs you’ll find resorts, RV resorts, camping, hotels, spas, dining and shopping to fit every lifestyle and budget. We have topranked golf courses, miles of hiking–biking and equestrian trails, tennis, arts and culture, mid-century modern architecture and not a stoplight or big box store to be found. In fact, we even have a ‘Selfie Guide’ making it easy for you to find the locals’ favorite photo ops, and yes, we are very pet friendly!

Borrego Springs also has a county airport, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, community parks, a seasonal Friday Certified Farmers’ Market in Christmas Circle and a wonderful small-town vibe that we are proud of and treasure.

Our seasons are packed with events beginning with the Chambers Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival kicking off the season every October. We’re proud to be home to the Borrego Springs Film Festival, cycling events, art festivals, theatre productions,

holiday events and much more. Information is readily available on the Chamber website or give us a call, and be sure you are signed up for our Chamber Weekly eblast which is always packed with community information. With all of that said, please make your first stop the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center on Palm Canyon Drive. We have everything you’ll need along with a knowledgeable and friendly team to help make your Borrego Springs adventure into a true experience explaining our hashtag #embraceborrego . See you in Borrego Springs!

For more information on the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce please scan our QR code:

Françoise Rhodes Executive Director Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Chamber Executive Director Françoise Rhodes at Fonts Point.

Galleta Meadows

Sky Art Sculptures

Little did Dennis Avery know that his passion for free-standing art would quickly become the most sought-after attraction for visitors of all ages when visiting Borrego Springs.

Spread over 1,500 plus acres of undeveloped desert land, over 100 larger-than-life creations roam the valley floor and welcome the public to discover and enjoy art outdoors.

These gifts of visionary town benefactor Dennis Avery and crafted from metal by sculptor Ricardo Breceda are so life-like in their desert surroundings that you’ll proba-

bly wait for them to move. Camels, sloths, llamas, wild horses, sabre tooth tigers, mammoths, giant birds, wild pigs, sheep, tortoises and yes, the famous dragon, seem to coexist despite time and rivalries. Breceda’s creations also 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. When viewing the sculptures don’t be surprised if time stands still, until of course you pose for the ultimate selfie.

For more information, refer to the Sky Art map on the following two pages or contact the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce at 760-767-5555 or on the web at


Sky Art Map

FT Sky Art Inspired by Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert

HN Sky Art Inspired by the History and Nature of the Anza-Borrego Desert

WF Sky Art Inspired by Whim and Fantasy

FT-1 Giant Tortoise

FT-2 African Elephant

FT-3 Camelids—Llamas and Camelops

FT-4 Harlan’s Ground Sloth/ Camelops

FT-5 Gracile Sabertooth Cat/ Peccary/ Merriam’s Tapir

FT-6 Shasta Ground Sloth

FT-7 Gomphothere/ Camelops/ Giant Tortoise

FT-8 Gracile Sabertooth Cat/ Extinct Horse

FT-9 Aiolornis in Nest

FT-10 Extinct Horse

FT-11 Columbian Mammoth

FT-12 Aiolornis w/ Prey

HN-1 Gold Miner and Saguaro

HN-2 Spanish Padre

HN-3 1946 Willys Jeep

HN-4 Indian Head

HN-5 Bighorn Sheep

HN-6 Scorpion/Grasshopper

HN-7 Farm Workers

HN-8 Capt. Juan Bautista de Anza

WF-1 Serpent

WF-2 Velociraptor

WF-3 Spinosaurus

WF-4 Carnotaurus/Allosaurus

WF-5 Utahraptor

WF-6 Tyrannosaurus rex


For information about the various sculptures, purchase a copy of the laminated Quick Guide to Sky Art Metal Sculptures in Borrego Springs by Diana Lindsay. Available from merchants in Borrego Springs and at the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center.


Did you know the desert has seasons? Hot in the summer where life slows down to a crawl, then fabulous from October to mid-May. And when the weather cools the community roars back to life with our first major event, the Borrego Days Desert Festival.

Started in 1966, business owners and residents saw an increasing number of visitors from other states coming to Borrego Springs to escape the cold winter and enjoy the beautiful desert sunshine. With these visitors (nicknamed snowbirds) came economic growth, tourism and a lively atmosphere felt by all.

Community leaders quickly realized how important the snowbirds were to the area and felt that a season opening festival welcoming snowbirds and visitors back to Borrego Springs was the perfect way to officially launch the new season.

BorRego Days Desert Festival

Festival – It’s a Tradition!

This year marks the 57th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival, a family friendly weekend held at the iconic Christmas Circle celebrating six months of perfect desert weather. Produced by the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center, attendees enjoy two days of live entertainment, car show, adult beer garden, crafts, artists, food, kids zone and lots of surprises. So join us for Borrego Days and let the season begin!

For more information on the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce please scan our QR code:

Christmas Circle

WheRe Locals and Visitors

Every community has a park where people gather to people watch, meet friends, enjoy live events, share wedding vows, have family reunions and simply embrace nature. In Borrego Springs that place is Christmas Circle, a uniquely round park that offers something for locals and visitors, children, teens and grownups.

Originating in the early 1950s, the land was donated by the DiGiorgio family in honor of A.A. Burnand. Time passed and the park developed into what locals refer to as “the hub of the community.” Christmas Circle is covered with a thick layer of luscious green grass and beautiful mature trees offering plenty of shade for park goers when there to use the gazebo, stage, picnic tables, kitchen, or public restrooms and all with plenty of parking. So why named Christmas Circle? There

are several theories but local sources say the most likely is the park was named after the cattle brand with the word XMAS inside a circle. If you look at the street signs in Borrego Springs many of the roads are named after cattle brands as ranching dates back to the 1700s when ranchers regularly moved herds between coastal, mountain, and desert lands which they owned or leased and as the weather determined the viability of pasturage. Today those ranches are long gone, but their legacy lives on throughout California.

In 1997 the park property was deeded to a new (and current) 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, the Christmas Circle Community Park, Inc. and is home to many of


Visitors Come to Play Community Park

Borrego’s signature events including the Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival, sponsored by the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and marking the official start of the popular desert season. Other happenings include the weekly Farmer’s Market, Annual Circle of Art Show and many more.

Today this wonderful Borrego Springs icon is maintained by grants and private donations and welcomes events. To donate or learn more about Christmas Circle Community Park please call (760) 289-9595.

700 Christmas Circle Dr. Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Exploring BorRego Springs

For the cycling enthusiasts of all levels, bicycling in Borrego Springs can be quite an adventure. We’ve listed three routes exploring different areas to ride at your leisure. All routes begin and end at the Borrego Springs Chamber of

Commerce, where you’ll find a friendly staff to help answer your questions about the area. Restrooms are located at the Chamber and can also be found at Christmas Circle, which you’ll pass on two of the routes.

These routes were designed by bicyclists and not by the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce. We remind you to wear a helmet and take water.

North Loop

9.5 miles – completely flat route

1. LEFT out of the Chamber parking lot on to STIRRUP ROAD (no street sign)


3. RIGHT at the yield sign onto BORREGO SPRINGS ROAD

4. At the 3.2 mile mark CURVE RIGHT on HENDERSON CANYON ROAD

5. Around the 4.4 mile mark RIGHT at intersection onto DIGORGIO ROAD and turn immediately LEFT onto HENDERSON CANYON ROAD

6. Around the 5.4 mile mark RIGHT onto BORREGO VALLEY ROAD

7. Around the 8.3 mile mark RIGHT at stop sign onto PALM CANYON DRIVE

8. You’ll see the Chamber coming up on your RIGHT, back to the parking lot!

de Anza Golf Estates Loop

7.5 miles – slight uphill grade in the beginning and then flat the remainder of the route

1. RIGHT out of Chamber parking lot and immediate RIGHT onto PALM CANYON DRIVE

2. Follow the road as it curves around Christmas Circle and continue on PALM CANYON DRIVE



Springs On Two Wheels

4. CURVE RIGHT at the Y intersection – you are now on LAZY S

5. Enter de Anza Golf Estates

6. RIGHT at intersection onto MONTEZUMA DRIVE


8. RIGHT at intersection onto CATARINA –stay on CATARINA through many curves



11. RIGHT at yield sign and go ¾ of the way around Christmas Circle and right onto PALM CANYON DRIVE

12. Chamber is up ahead on your LEFT

South Loop

10.6 miles – mostly flat with a slight grade for approximately two miles on Borrego Springs Road

1. RIGHT out of Chamber parking lot

2. Immediately turn LEFT at PALM CANYON DRIVE


4. LEFT at intersection onto TILTING T ROAD

5. RIGHT at intersection onto BORREGO VALLEY ROAD

6. Road curves to the right


8. RIGHT at yield sign around Christmas Circle to 2nd RIGHT onto PALM CANYON ROAD

9. Chamber is up ahead on your LEFT

**Please note: The mileage figures were measured with a vehicle and may be slightly different from your bike’s computer. Some roads do not have bike lanes. Bicyclers are riding at their own risk and must abide by county/state laws and rules governing all roads.

Selfie Guide

Borrego Springs offers so many “perfect locations” for the ultimate selfie that we asked the locals what their top favorites are. Enjoy the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce’s “Selfie Guide.”

Special thanks to Miss Borrego Hannah Lynne Strate for helping us with the Guide and showing us her own perspective on fun camera angles. All locations are free and open to the public. We suggest you read the tips so they are easier to find and navigate. Remember to use #embraceborrego when posting on social media.

1. BorRego Springs Chamber of Commerce Sky Art CReatuRes

The creatures are located near the parking lot in the back of the Chamber. While at the Chamber come in and say hello and pick up all types of information about the area. 1 2

3. ABDNHA BorRego Botanical Garden

For those interested in experiencing desert foliage without going into the desert this botanical garden is beautiful, factual and interesting with an easy walking path. Located next to Carlee’s on Palm Canyon Drive.

2. Christmas Circle Welcome to BorRego Springs Sign

Christmas Circle Park is easy to find on Palm Canyon Drive, a beautiful green circle of grass with park benches, restrooms and more.

With over one hundred metal sculptures scattered throughout the valley, the dragon is probably the most popular for selfies. The dragon is north on Borrego Springs Road off of Christmas Circle. Please, no climbing on the statues! 3 4

4. Galleta Meadows Sky Art SculptuRes –Dragon

5. AnzaBorRego Desert State Park Sign

There are several of these signs throughout the valley, but this one is near the Visitor Center road which will be your next stop. Located at the base of the mountain on Palm Canyon Drive.

7. BorRego Springs Mural

Located rather inconspicuously at the west entrance of The Center Mall, this spectacular tile mural is definitely a must see. The mural has 1,000 different shades of color and was created by Nancy N. Colbath with 100,000 individual pieces. 8 7 6 5

6. Coyote Canyon

Coyote Canyon is in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and a popular hiking area. Off of Palm Canyon Drive go north on Di Giorgio Road until the pavement ends and where your adventure begins. The road is open to any vehicle until you reach the Desert Gardens. After that 4-wheel drive is suggested because the sand gets looser the farther you drive in. You never know what will be blooming or what animals will be roaming in this hidden gem so have your selfie smile ready.

8. rams Hill Golf Course Viewpoint

Located at one of the toprated golf courses in the country off of S3 toward Julian, the viewpoints at Rams Hill is all about stunning Borrego Valley views. You’ll find these views from various locations near the clubhouse, so why not stay and have a delicious lunch while there.

Please note some locations might be closed due to weather or other circumstances. These designated locations are suggestions only and are not the responsibility of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce, as visitors to these sites are doing so at their own risk.

Miss BorRego Springs

Hannah Lynne Strate, 18, and a senior at Borrego Springs High School, is this year’s Miss Borrego Springs.

Hannah moved to Borrego Springs at age 11 and entered sixth grade. After graduating high school, her plans are to earn an Associate’s Degree at Palomar Community College and and then transfer to Cal State San Marcos for her BSN. She hopes to become a pediatric registered nurse.

“Since I was a little girl, it has been my dream to be able to work inside of a hospital with young children,” Hannah said. “Being accepted into college has been another step closer for my dream career to become possible.”

Hannah was crowned Miss Borrego Springs 2022-23 on Oct. 15, 2022.

“I have been so honored to represent my community this year,” she said. “Becoming Miss Borrego has become one of my biggest achievements since I have lived here. To me, being Miss Borrego is not about how you look or how much makeup you have on, it is about your determination and passion for your community.”

Hannah said serving as a role model has been heartwarming and described being involved in the community as an “exciting experience” where she has learned new things and met new people.

“I will always cherish the fond memories that this year has brought for me,” Hannah said. “My mom told me in the beginning of this experience that being part of Miss Borrego is a ‘right of passage’ in this small town, and she sure was right.”


The sights and sounds of travel include the delicious tastes of food and Borrego Springs has you covered! Our restaurants serve a wide array of tempting choices that range from five-star to casual dining, poolside delights and full service bars. Visitors and locals enjoy steak houses to continental cuisine, ice cream parlors, cafes and intimate bistros. Locally owned and operated also means fabulous pizzas, American cuisine and sweet tooth satisfiers. In Borrego Springs there’s something for everyone and every budget.


We’Re Food Enthusiasts

Like our loyal customers, we’re food enthusiasts, and we make it our mission to ensure that every dish that comes out of our kitchen is made to order with the skill and expertise you’d expect from your neighborhood family restaurant. With so many diverse menu options, you’ll never order the same entree twice!

Whether you’re meeting a group of friends or attending a large party, Carlee’s offers a complete bar with many options from which to choose. Our professional bartenders will assist you with your selection, or if you’re feeling creative, we’ll mix you up something yummy from our own recipes.

So whether you prefer cold, refreshing beer, a fine selection of vino, or a tasty mixed cocktail, we’re here to serve you.


All Burgers are a Half Pound of Angus Beef. All Burgers, Sandwiches and Grinders are served with a side. Choices include: Beer Battered French Fries, Cottage Cheese, Homemade Potato Chips, Cole Slaw, House Salad or Sliced Tomato. You can substitute Onion Rings for an additional $1.99

ADD A Fried Egg to any Burger for 1.50

 Carlee's Burger Bacon, Avocado & Cheddar

 Borrego Burger Bacon & Cheddar

 Ortega Burger Mild Green Chiles & Cheddar

 Avocado Burger Avocado & Cheddar

 Patty Melt Sautéed Onions & Swiss, Served on Grilled Rye

 Cheeseburger served with Cheddar. Swiss available on request

 BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Smothered in BBQ Sauce with Bacon & Swiss

 Mushroom Swiss Burger Sautéed Mushrooms & Swiss

 Jalapeno Burger Topped with Grilled Jalapenos & Cheddar

 Grilled Onion Burger Loaded with Grilled Onions & Topped with Swiss

 Hawaiian Burger Glazed with Teriyaki Sauce & Grilled Pineapple

 Black-n-Bleu Burger Cajun Blackened & Topped with Melted Bleu Cheese

 Baja Burger grilled pickle, onions, Avo, Chipotle Mayo, Swiss & Cheddar on Ciabatta Roll

 Turkey Burger Served on a Ciabatta Roll

 Veggie Burger "Garden Burger" served on a Ciabatta Roll

 Portobello Burger Large Portobello Marinated in Balsamic with Mozzarella

served on a Ciabatta Roll

 Beyond Burger Vegan Patty served with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & Avo on Ciabatta Roll

 Chili Size Open Faced Burger Smothered in a Full Cup of Chili, Cheese & Onions


 Steak Sandwich A Charbroiled 8 oz. New York Strip

 Center Cut Sirloin Our center cut sirloin sliced and fanned atop a Ciabatta Roll, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, lightly breaded & fried onions. Served w/ a Sweet Onion Curry Sauce

 Smoked Pulled Pork Topped with Cole slaw, homemade fried onions & a tangy BBQ

 Smoked Cuban A Traditional Cuban Sandwich with our Smoked Pulled Pork

 Philly Cheese Steak

 Classic Club Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Cheddar, Swiss, Lettuce & Tomato

 French Dip

 Reuben We Slow Roast our own Corned Beef to Perfection!

 Turkey Reuben Grilled Turkey topped with Melted Swiss & Cole Slaw

 BLTA Loaded with Bacon and we add Avocado

MoRe Sandwiches & Wraps
760-767-3262 • 660 PALM CANYON DR. BORREGO
Baja Burger

 Grilled Ham & Cheese

 Deli Sandwich stacked with your choice of Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef or Tuna Salad

 Frisco Grilled Roast Beef & Turkey, Melted Swiss & Cheddar with Sautéed Onions

 The Torpedo Loads of Turkey, Ham, Salami, Swiss & Cheddar on a Sourdough Roll

 Breast of Chicken Sandwich BBQ add 50 cents

 Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Topped with Grilled Ham & Melted Swiss

 Baja Chicken Grilled Pickles, Onions, Avo, Chipotle Mayo, Swiss & Cheddar on Ciabatta

 Chicken Caesar Wrap Your Favorite Salad wrapped up with a special sauce

 Thai Chicken Wrap Thai seasoned Chicken with a toasted Sesame dressing carrots, cabbage, red bell peppers, cucumbers, lettuce and La Choy noodles

 California Veggie Wrap Baby Spinach, Red Onions, Yellow Bell Peppers, Black Beans, Chevre tossed in a house vinaigrette & served with a side of Chipotle Mayo

 El Nino Grilled Salmon on Ciabatta with cabbage, Pico de Gallo, chipotle aioli & cheddar

 Fish Sandwich 2 Fillets of Atlantic Cod

 Tuna Salad on a Croissant

 Tuna Melt Grilled with Melted Cheddar on Rye

 1/2 Sandwich & Cup of Soup Tuna Salad, Turkey, Ham or Roast Beef

Oven BaKed Grinders

Baked Open Faced on a Sourdough Roll

A Blend of Red Wine Vinegar, Mayo & Seasonings is served *

 Turkey & Swiss with Red Onion, Lettuce & Tomato *

 Roast Beef & Cheddar with Red Onion, Lettuce & Tomato *

 Ham, Salami, Swiss & Cheddar with Red Onion, Lettuce & Tomato *

 Chicken & Sun Dried Tomato with Baby Spinach, Red Onion & Swiss *

 Sweet Onion, Turkey & Salami with Parmesan, Pickles, Tomatoes, Avocado

Southwestern ChicKen Caesar

and Chino's Sweet Onion Dressing

 Spicy Pizza Pepperoni & Hot Italian Sausage with Mozzarella & Marinara

 Meatball Sub 10 Italian Meatballs topped with Marinara & Mozzarella

 Veggie Artichoke Hearts, Bl. Olives, Mushrooms, Onions, Bell Peppers over Marinara



 Fish Tacos Two Tacos with our own sauce served with Rice & Cole Slaw With Beer Battered Shrimp in place of Fish

 Fish & Chips 3 Atlantic Cod Fillets with Cole Slaw & Homemade Potato Chips

Shrimp Basket Deep Fried Shrimp with Cole Slaw & Homemade Potato Chips

 Southwest Chicken Quesadilla Spicy BBQ with Grilled Onions & Peppers

 Steak Quesadilla an 8oz Top Sirloin

Grilled in our Homemade Salsa

 Andy's Quesadilla The owners favorite quesadilla created by Chino. An 8oz Top Sirloin Grilled & sauteed with Jalpenos & Onions in our Homemade Salsa, Citrus Juices and Chino's special blend of seasonings


Choices include Chino's Homemade Chili, Cold Seafood Gazpacho or the Soup of the Day


All Salads are served on a Large 13" Platter and made with a Blend of Romaine Lettuce Baby Spinach and Iceberg Lettuce. You can add Grilled Flatbread for $2.00

 Seafood Salad Bay Shrimp, Krab, Avocado, Tomato & Red Onion

 Greek Salad With Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, Pepperoncini's, Artichoke Hearts, Cucumbers and a Feta Cheese Vinaigrette

 Cobb Salad Turkey, Bacon, Tomato, Avocado, Egg & Bleu Cheese

 Chef Salad Turkey, Ham, Swiss, Cheddar, Egg & Tomato

 Chicken Caesar Salad Simply, The Best Around!

 Southwestern Chicken Caesar Tortilla Strips, Black Beans, Cheddar, Monterey

Jack, Avocado and a Special Lime Caesar Dressing

 Jerk Chicken Salad Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Bell Peppers, Sliced Almonds

Mandarin Oranges with a Sweet & Zesty Vinaigrette

 Stuffed Tomato & Avocado Stuffed with Tuna Salad Served on a bed of Lettuce & Mandarin Oranges

 Honey Encrusted Salmon Encrusted in Honey & Chipotle Tortilla Strips, with Sundried Cranberries, Chopped Walnuts, Diced Pineapple and a Strawberry Vinaigrette

 Fiesta Salad Topped with seasoned ground beef, tortilla chips, Tomato, Green Onion, Black Olives, Cheddar & Monterey

Jack Cheeses, Sour Cream and a side of Salsa



 *Salmon Poke Tostadas Fresh Salmon served with Avocado, Mango, Cilantro

Green Onions tossed in Sesame Oil, Rice

Wine Vinegar and Soy Sauce *These items are served raw or undercooked

 Vegan Caprese Tofu seasoned, grilled and then chilled served with tomato and fresh Basil then drizzled with balsamic vinegar and a Chile citrus vinaigrette

 Shrimp Cocktail Six Tiger Prawns

Topped with Bay Shrimp

 Grilled Flatbread With Chipotle Mayo, Sliced Tomato, Fresh Basil Leaves,Roasted Bell Peppers, Drizzled with Pesto and Sprinkled with Chevre

 Shrimp & Bacon Flatbread Pesto, Parmesan, Cherry Tomatoes & Red Onion

Topped with Chipotle Aioli

 Chicken & Spinach Flatbread Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto & Parmesan

 Stuffed Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage & Pesto. Topped with Melted Parmesan. Sautéed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette & Served with Grilled Flatbread

 Steak Bites Marinated N.Y. Strip on Garlic Bread with a Spicy BBQ Dipping Sauce

 Spinach & Artichoke Dip Made Fresh! Spinach & Artichoke Hearts with a blend of Mozzarella, parmesan and topped with chevre. Served w/ 2 Grilled Flatbreads

 Shrimp Cakes Tiger Prawn Cakes served with a cilantro & Chile aioli

 Portobello Pizzas Two Large Portobello Mushrooms filled with a

seasoned Tomato Sauce, Fresh Basil & Garlic. Topped with Melted Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheese

 Ranchero Nachos Chips & Cheese topped with Chino's Beans--Ranch Style Beans with Grilled Bell Peppers, Jalapenos, Red Onions and Tomatoes, Topped with Sour Cream

 Idaho Nachos Onion Battered Potato Wedges topped with Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheeses, Green Onions, Black Beans, Avocado & Sour Cream

 Calamari Rings Italian breaded & served with a Sweet & Spicy Chile Sauce

 Jumbo Chicken Wings Spicy, BBQ, Teriyaki or Sweet & Spicy Half Dozen Full Dozen

 Cowboy Bites Breaded Cheese, Corn, Bacon & Chives with Ranch and Chipotle aioli

 Mozzarella Sticks

 Chicken Tenders served with Ranch. Spicy or Sweet & Spicy add $.50

 Cheesy Garlic Bread Served with Marinara Dipping Sauce

 Potato Skins

 Onion Rings Gourmet Breaded

 Chili Cheese Fries A Huge Plate Topped with Homemade Chili, Cheese & Onions Pizzas Choose Regular or Thin Crust. *Our Thin Crust is Vegan & Gluten Free


 Carlee's Supreme Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Onion, Mushroom, Black Olives, Green & Red Bell Peppers Pizzas

 Carlee's Greek Spinach Under the Mozzarella, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes, Red Onions and Pepperoncini Peppers

 Hawaiian Ham & Pineapple. Ask For Shaved Almonds for Something Different

 Vegetarian Tomato, Basil, Portobello Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts Onions, Black Olives, Green, Yellow & Red Bell Peppers

 Meat Lovers Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham & Salami

 BBQ Chicken Grilled BBQ Chicken, Red Onions & Cilantro with BBQ Sauce

 Chicken & Artichoke Grilled Chicken & Artichoke Hearts with Pesto Sauce

 Carlee's Margherita Tomato, Portobello Mushroom, Onion, Garlic & Basil

 Cheese


Extra Items add $1.29 for Meats, Artichoke Hearts & Portobello Mushrooms. Add $.79 for vegetables Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham, Salami, Onion, Red & Green Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Jalapenos, Tomatoes, Portobello Mushrooms, Black Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Pineapple, Cilantro & Sun Dried Tomatoes Traditional Pizza Sauce, Pesto and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto There is a 50 cent charge for Pizza Take Out Orders


Served 5pm-9pm Entrees served from 5-9pm Daily. Each Entrée comes with a choice of soup or salad. Entrees other than Pastas and Fajitas include blend of Chef's Vegetables and Choice of Baked Potato, Chef's Mashed Potato, French Fries or Rice Pilaf

Steaks & Ribs

Our Ribs are slow roasted with a Rubbing Spice and then finished on the Grill

 Half Rack of Baby Back Ribs

 Full Rack of Baby Back Ribs

 Cajun Blackened Steak Our New York Strip Cajun Blackened Served atop Grilled Onions, Mushrooms and Bell Peppers on a Sizzling Cast Iron Skillet Topped with a Tomato Remoulade

 Large Rib Eye 14oz

 New York Strip 12oz

 Filet Mignon 8oz topped with a Madeira & Portobello Mushroom Sauce

Shrimp Bacon FlatbRead

Madeira & Portobello Mushroom Sauce is available for any Steak for an additional $2.00


 Chicken Penne Grilled Breast of Chicken sautéed with Tomato & Fresh Basil in a Garlic & Chardonnay Cream Sauce

 Tequila Chicken Fettuccine Yellow & Red Bell Peppers, Mild Jalapenos Sautéed in a Light Tequila Sauce, Shrimp in place of Chicken

 Sun Dried Tomato & Steak Cajun

Blackened Top Sirloin Steak, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Red Onion in a Brandy & Tomato Sauce served over Bow Tie Pasta

 Baja Penne Cajun Blackened Chicken with grilled Tomatoes in a Crushed Garlic & Red Pepper Cream Sauce

 Blackened Shrimp Fettucinne with a Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pesto

 Shrimp Scampi Six Tiger Prawns sautéed with fresh Basil in a Beurre Blanc

 Scallops & Pesto Jumbo Sea Scallops, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms & Onions in a White Wine & Pesto Sauce

 Baked Penne Spicy Italian Sausage, Onions & Peppers in Marinara Sauce

Oven Baked with Penne and topped with Mozzarella & Parmesan. Served with Garlic Bread

 Pasta Primavera Tomato, Basil, Portobello Mushrooms, Onions, Artichoke Hearts, Black Olives, Green, Yellow and Red Bell Peppers, plus Chef's choice of other fresh vegetables sauteed in Garlic, Onions

Chardonnay & Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Served over Bow Tie Pasta


 Grilled Salmon served with a Malibu Mango Relish

 Jumbo Sea Scallops sautéed in Lemon Butter & Capers

 Sizzlin' Shrimp Caribbean Seasoned Shrimp served on a Sizzling Hot Skillet with Mixed Vegetables and Rice. Available in Teriyaki, Spicy or Sweet & Spicy Sauces

Other EntRees

 Liver & Onions Grilled over Bacon and our Specially Seasoned Onions

 Medallions of Beef Tenderloin

Two Medallions of Tenderloin marked & fi nished in the oven with Garlic and Bleu Cheese then topped with a Balsamic Reduction

 Sirloin Scampi an 8oz Top Sirloin Steak & 3 Tiger Prawns sautéed in White Wine, Butter, Garlic, Tomatoes & Fresh Basil

 Mixed Grill Combo Dinner for Two…or more Includes Two Boneless Chicken Breasts, 12 oz of Top Sirloin Steak and Six Tiger Prawns All are Marinated in Chino's Blend of Citrus Juices and Seasonings. Served with Grilled Green Onions on a Sizzling Skillet. Includes a Large Salad and Boat of Rice Pilaf Chicken Entrees


 Fried Chicken 3 piece

 Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Served with Grilled Pineapple

 Sizzling Chicken Fajitas Marinated Chicken, Grilled Onions & Bell

Peppers With Lettuce, Tomato, Sour Cream, Salsa and Guacamole. Flour Tortillas & Frijoles


 Pepsi  Diet Pepsi  Sierra Mist

 Mug Root Beer  Dr. Pepper

 Mountain Dew  GingerAle

 Iced Tea  Pink Lemonade

 Raspberry Iced Tea

 Coffee & Herbal Teas

 Aquafi na Bottled Water

 San Pellegrino Mineral Water


 Orange  Cranberry  Grapefruit  Pineapple


 House-Salmon Creek

 Forest Glen Pinot Grigio

 Carmenet  Pinot Noir

 Robert Hall Sauvignon Blanc

 Castoro Bottle Only-Ask Your Server


House wines include Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & White Zinfandel

Carmenet Wines & Clos du Bois Wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Chardonnay

**Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfi sh or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express & Discover There is a $1.50 Charge for all split Sandwiches and Salads There is a $3.50 charge for Split Dinner Entrees There is a 50 cent charge for each item packed for take out . We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE


Kitchen Hours 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Extended Hours in Bar


The perfect accommodations might be an upscale resort, vacation rental, hotel, RV resort, pet-friendly lodging or a campground. In Borrego Springs you’ll find it all and for every budget. So no matter what type of lodging you’re looking for, pack up the kids, pets, and all of your toys for an experience like none other in the hidden gem of the desert, Borrego Springs.


Gol Tournaments Casual & Fine Dining

Member Special Events Fitness Center

Discovery Memberships Starting at $200 Tours Available

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BorRego’s Resorts

Borrego Springs is a truly exceptional destination. Surrounded by the unique majesty of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego plays host to hundreds of thousands of visitors annually and our resorts play a huge role in doing it all

BorRego Valley Inn

A serene and peaceful 15-room Southwest style inn, Borrego Valley Inn offers beautiful native gardens, exceptional desert views, a clothing-optional swimming pool, private patios and an abundant continental breakfast. (760) 767-0311 •

La Casa Del Zorro

with style. Whatever your idea is of a great resort experience, you are likely to find it in Borrego. And, of course, each of those experiences is wrapped in the genuine hospitality for which Borrego has become famous! Here is a snapshot of our resort community.

BorRego Springs Resort & Spa

With stunning views and only minutes from downtown Borrego, the Borrego Springs Resort & Spa offers guests spacious rooms with patios/balconies, tennis courts, swimming pools, jacuzzi’s, dining and the relaxing Serenity Spa. (760) 767-5700 •

Rich in history and charm, La Casa del Zorro has been carefully restored to capture the romance and style of its past while offering all the amenities expected of a full-service luxury resort: exceptional food, five swimming pools and 4 tennis courts and 8 Pickleball courts. (760) 767-0100 •


Palm Canyon Hotel & Rv Resort

Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort offers a relaxed, Western-style resort hotel with RV facilities, two pools, restaurant, snack store, on-site laundry and full-service bar. (760) 767-5341 •

rams Hill Resort

De Anza Country Club

What country clubs were designed to be, De Anza Country Club does. It offers a championship golf course, excellent dining, condo and home rentals to accommodate your stay and play needs and world-class service. (760) 767-5577 •

The Palms At Indian Head

A classic mid-century style desert hotel, The Palms at Indian Head boasts an Olympic-sized swimming pool, full service bar and restaurant. Private and surrounded by expansive desert views.

760-767-7788 •

The Springs At BorRego

Come stay in comfortable, fully furnished, park model tiny homes in The Springs at Borrego, a five-star resort and golf course with saltwater swimming pool, hot mineral baths, tennis courts and more. (760) 767-0004 •

With a championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio as its centerpiece, Rams Hill Resort offers stay and play packages, an exceptional restaurant with an extensive wine list, pro shop and magnificent views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. (760) 767-3500 •


BorRego Holiday Homes

This peaceful desert community and RV resort features “tiny homes” and RV sites available for rent by the night, week, month or year. Manufactured homes and park models are for sale. (760) 767-3285 •

Hacienda Del Sol

BorRego Springs Motel

Just two blocks from the shops and restaurants around Christmas Circle, this seasonal, solar-powered, vintage motel offers modern, affordable rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and is a short drive from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. (760) 767-4339 •

This recently renovated 20-unit hotel is dog-friendly and spread over 10 acres, featuring a 40-foot pool. It is set in the heart of Borrego Springs, steps from entertainment and services. (760) 440-4778 .

RoadRunner Club

Oasis Inn

Revisit the past in this 1950s-style motel and find the serenity you’ve been looking for. Remodeled retro motel rooms, RV accommodations, heated pool, spa, free WiFi, and barbecue area. Within walking distance of Borrego Springs village. (760) 767-5409 •

Own or rent a beautiful, affordable manufactured home in this pet-friendly paradise with access to a members-only 18-hold executive golf course and putting green. This 55+ luxury golf community offers low golf rates for homeowners. (760) 767-5374 •

Stanlunds Inn & Suites

Book your spot now at this classic 1960s desert motel featuring a year-round outdoor pool, barbecue area, free parking and WiFi. Pet-friendly accommodations and a short drive from Borrego Springs. (760) 767-5501 •


RV Sites

BorRego Holiday Homes

Feel at home in the peaceful desert community and RV resort, Borrego Holiday Homes. Known for their “tiny homes” and RV sites, Borrego Holiday Homes provide seasonal and long-term lot rentals at affordable prices. (760) 767-3285

The Springs at BorRego RV Resort & Golf Course

Borrego’s most unique RV camping experience can be found at Springs at Borrego. An RV paradise that features 163 spacious, full hook-up RV sites with double pedestals between each site and 3 fully-furnished “tiny homes” for rent.

(760) 767-0004

Leapin’ lizard RV ranch

Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort

A TripAdvisor Hall of Fame winning hotel & RV resort, Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort allows you to immerse yourself in the Wild West, with vintage inspired trailer rentals, airstream rentals, and hotel rooms available for rent. Adjacent to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Palm Canyon Oasis. (760) 767-5341

Known as the premier RV resort for the Ocotillo Wells and Anza-Borrego Desert area, Leapin’ Lizard RV Ranch offers 60 spaces with sewer, water and power hookups in a secure fenced area, available for daily, weekly or monthly rental. Leapin’ Lizard RV Ranch is the perfect venue for adventure seekers with a wide array of outdoors activities at your disposal. (619) 508-3468


The Borrego Valley has exceptional scenery that by day has plenty of places in which to play. Surrounded by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, visitors will find countless hiking and camping destinations while discovering endless places to explore our desert’s treasures. During the day take your time and savor this unique and vibrant community, whether strolling our streets or cycling along our many bike paths, but when the sunlight descends be prepared to be dazzled by Borrego’s star filled skies. Both Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park are official Dark Sky areas. So when you visit, don’t be in a hurry to rush home, instead stay to watch the other half of the show—the constellations that sparkle in the universe above.


Erosion Road Time Travel Driving Tour

The 600,000 acre Anza-Borrego

Desert State Park is a vast wonderland of nature’s beauty and terrain that dates back millions of years. It also offers adventure seekers miles and miles of hiking trails and dirt roads that are often comprised of soft sand, large boulders and other hazards. However there’s another way to enjoy this same experience from the comfort of your air conditioned vehicle, the driving tour of Erosion Road.

Erosion Road is also known as S-22 (Borrego-Salton Sea Way), which runs between Highway 86 and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitors Center on Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs. **This 21 mile driving tour has 12 different turn-outs, some with easy signage and parking, and others with dirt and sandy roads.

This hour long adventure (depending on how often you stop and revel in the jawdropping views) will take travelers back in time when the area was covered in grassy marshes, lakes and streams and when

sloths, mammoths and sabre-toothed cats roamed the land. Many of the turnoffs are easy to find with visible signage, however mapped-out mileage-markers will help travelers find the not so obvious turnoffs all beholding a variety of stunning views of gorges, vistas, canyons, mountains, badlands, and earthquake faults. Sights include Font’s Point, Coyote Mountain, Clark Dry Lake, Borrego Badlands and more. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of the bighorn sheep, mountain lions, coyotes and other animals who call the desert home. However you choose to experience Erosion Road, make sure it’s on your list of the many things to do and see while visiting Borrego Springs.

Downloadable maps are offered on the State Park website, or stop by the Borrego Springs Chamber / Welcome Center for an easy to read printed version.

**Always check road conditions with the State Park before leaving the paved highway.

Shopping in Borrego Springs is as unique as its surroundings. With no “big box” stores or the typical mall we seem to find everywhere; Borrego Springs instead offers exclusive individualized shopping venues. Browse our one-of-a-kind boutiques and shops and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff show you everything from outdoor gear to housewares, gourmet wines to hand-crafted jewelry and accessories, children’s books and toys to incredible art, pottery, and of course something to wear for any occasion.


Look around and you’ll see why artists of all methods love Borrego Springs. With breathtaking and inspiring views that dramatically change colors as the day progresses, Borrego welcomes artists from around the world who either call Borrego Springs home or visit annually.

The vibrant arts and culture scene includes performing arts and education opportunities, live theatre, art galleries, photography studios, sculptures and local crafts. It’s always fascinating to see how the area inspires the creativity in others.


BorRego’s Hollywood History

Borrego Springs has a long history with Hollywood and film makers from around the world who find the region’s location a versatile backdrop for their various stories. The town’s film history begins in 1920 with a feature length film depicting the rescue of a damsel in distress using an iconic touring car of the times, the Maxwell Touring Car.

Once filming started in Borrego Springs it didn’t take long for celebrities to discover the Hoberg Resort (now The Palms at Indianhead) which became a well-known Hollywood hideout in the late 40’s to early 50’s as a place for the famous to escape their hordes of fans. Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Raymond Burr, Charles Laughton, and Lon Chaney Jr. are just a few of the luminaries who wanted to get away from the Studios to relax and let loose! Soon this wonderful getaway called Borrego Springs evolved into a place to live for celebrities such as Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon and Burgess Meredith to name a few.

Filming in Borrego Springs offered directors an immense range of landscapes that varied enough to substitute for many localities around

the world. Films such as THE DESERT FOX (1951) used Borrego’s deserts rather than go all the way to the North African Sahara Desert to produce this iconic WWII war film about General Erwin Rommel and with Los Angeles only about a 3–4-hour drive from studios to shooting locations, financially it made perfect sense.

In recent years Borrego Springs has seen television crews film episodes for many series such as the X-FILES, which came to shoot two episodes of their iconic series in 2000 and 2002. BANACEK (1972), a detective series with George Peppard and DYING ROOM ONLY (1973) a murder mystery with Clois Leachman. Even big box films like SCORPION KING (2002) with Dwayne Johnson as the sword wielding hero and Ewan McGregor playing Jesus Christ and the Anti-Christ in LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT (2015) used our desert backdrop to help tell their stories effectively for their audiences.

Today independent film makers from many states and countries use our area for commercials and small films prompting Borrego Springs to hold its own annual film festival celebrating the independent film makers of today. From film, to photo shoots and music videos, Borrego Springs continues and welcomes its Hollywood connection! Join us for the Annual Borrego Springs Film Festival when we celebrate filmmaking in our desert. For more information visit

BorRego Springs WheRe Stars ARe Meant To Be Seen

On Friday, July 31, 2009, Borrego Springs was designated by the International DarkSky Association (IDA) as only the second official International Dark Sky Community on earth—and the first in California. While not perfectly dark, Borrego skies offer views of the heavens that are not visible to 22 million people living along the urbanized coast of Southern California.

The International Dark Sky Places Program promotes preservation and

protection of night skies across the globe. It aims to protect locations of exceptional nighttime visages for future generations while inspiring res ponsible lighting policies and public education to stimulate respect for the night sky.

To learn more about Borrego Springs Dark Sky Community and what this entails please contact the Borrego Dark Sky Coalition at or by calling 760-767-3052.


Visit our gallery, gift shop, and the ArtPark gardens with fresh produce available when in season. Please join us for shows, classes, and other events. Go to our website for exhibit information, programs, and our opening hours.

The Suits Nostalgia, Vocal Quartet... Thursday, January 18

Barbara Padilla Operatic Superstar... Thursday, February 1

Mary Elizabeth Bowden with Chrysalis Chamber Players... Tuesday, February 27

Maria & Sergei Teleshev Father-Daughter Accordion

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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As Palm Springs grew in popularity Hollywood icons were soon in search of a new hideaway to relax, play golf and have fun. It was Borrego Springs that welcomed the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Lon Chaney Jr., James Dean, the Rat Pack and Burgess Meredith, to name a few. Along with the many famous faces came Mid-Century Modern homes known today by some as Desert Modern.

Springing up in 1945 until the late 1960s, this unique architectural style is defined by large glass windows, flat planes combined with striking angles and what we refer to today as open concept centered on nature and simplicity.

In Borrego Springs you’ll find residential and commercial builds from famed mod-

ernist architects Richard Zerbe, William Cody, Leo Raffaeilli, Cliff May, William Krisel and Henry Hester.

We don’t have a map to guide you, but some designs you’ll spot on Palm Canyon Drive in plain sight. However, we suggest you start where it all began at de Anza Country Club, whose private clubhouse was designed by Richard Zerbe and Hal Martinez. Take your time and drive through de Anza Golf Estates to experience the beautiful Mid-Century Desert Modern homes scattered within the country club. But don’t stop there because more homes can be found in the surrounding neighborhoods, and who knows maybe the mid-century home you’ve always wanted is right here in Borrego Springs!

Stanlunds Inn & Suites

Every wonderful experience begins with service and the services offered. In Borrego Springs our services are a significant factor in the “Borrego Experience” because life dictates that we’re not always sure when we’ll need something. Our established community offers a variety of professional services, many of which you’ll find in this guide. However, if you still need help finding a specific business remember to call the Chamber, because we’re here to help! 760-767-5555.

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Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association

652 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 62

Anza-Borrego Foundation

ABF State Park Store, 587 Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 110, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


Visitor Center Store, 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, Page 2

Anza Borrego Foundation (State Park) 587 Palm Canyon Drive, #122, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 47

The Bargain Barn - American Legion Post #853

Just off Christmas Circle on Avenida Sureste, Borrego Springs (443) 497-1455

See ad, Page 51, 52

Big Horn Burgers & Shakes

221 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

760-767-5341 ext. 154 palmcanyon

See ad, page 24

Bighorn Fudge Company

The Fudge Factory

At The Center, 590 Palm Canyon Drive, PO Box 1945, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, Page 53

Borrego Art Institute

665 Palm Canyon Drive/P.O. Box 2383, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 57

Borrego Basic “Circle of Art”

See ad, page 55

Borrego Holiday Homes

351 Palm Canyon Drive/P.O. Box 1978, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 42

Borrego Night Sky Tours

Dennis Mammana P.O. Box 2071, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 or dennis@

See ad, page 44

Borrego Outfitters

The Mall, 579-E Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, Page 53

Borrego Pool Supply

648-A Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 62

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau

786 Palm Canyon Drive/P.O. Box 420, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 65

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Borrego Springs Community Concert Association

P.O. Box 2426, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 57

Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 57

Borrego Springs Resort & Spa

1112 Tilting T Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004



See ad, page 33

Borrego Valley Endowment Fund

575 Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 1225, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

See ads, pages 62

Borrego Valley Realty

587 Palm Canyon Drive #104, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


Borrego Valley Inn

405 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

760-767-0311 borregovalleyinn

See ad, page 38

Borrego Village Association

See ad, page 56

California Overland


See ad, page 44

Carlee’s Bar & Grill

660 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 67 • See menus, pages 28-31

Community Valley Bank

571 Palm Canyon Drive, Suite A, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 60

De Anza Country Club

509 Catarina Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004

760-767-5105 ext. 4

See ads, pages 34-35

Frugal Coyote

590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 52

Hacienda Del Sol

610 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs, CA 92004 (760) 440-4778

See ad, page 55

La Casa Del Zorro

3845 Yaqui Pass Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ads, pages 60, 68

Laidlaw Plumbing

P.O. Box 2705, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 760-767-7723

See ad, page 62


Desert Dwellers

The Borrego valley is filled with a variety of fascinating creatures that bring wildlife experts, photographers, amateur researchers and students from around the world to this area. From bobcats to coyotes, snakes, tortoises, foxes and jackrabbits, the desert has a fascinating ecosystem teaming with wildlife. When it comes to visitor viewing, two of the more popular groups that come to the area are herpetologists and ornithologists.

Herpetology or herping is the study of traditional reptiles. More than 70 species of snakes, lizards and amphibians are found in Anza-Borrego. Most frequently seen by visitors is the Zebra-tailed Lizard, however we also have the Southern California Legless Lizard, Western Banded Gecko, Glossy

Snake and so many more.

Ornithology or birding is of course the study of birds. At various times throughout the year over 300 species of birds will call the area home. Some feathered friends stay here year-round, while others only to rest as they continue on their journey to nesting regions. Barn Owls, Roadrunners and Hummingbirds are everywhere; however we also have Warblers, Verdin, Flycatchers and the spectacular Swainson’s Hawk migration.

Seeing our wildlife may be tricky as many are out in the early mornings and dusk, however one never knows when a coyote will cross your path, bighorn sheep will be seen on the mountain side or a lizard will be sitting on a nearby rock. Wildlife viewing stations are found throughout the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, featuring a magnificent assortment of animals that roam freely over the diverse desert terrain in the valley they call home. Remember they are wild so please keep your distance and just enjoy the show.

Harris’s antelope squirrels Bighorn sheep Swainson’s Hawk PHOTO BY: HAL COHEN

Leapin’ Lizard RV Ranch

Siegfried & Deborah Traviss

5929 Kunkler Ln., Ocotillo Wells Borrego Springs, CA 92004


Oasis Inn Borrego

366 Palm Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004


O’Shun’s Orchard LLC

Montezuma Valley Market

37552 Montezuma Valley Road, Ranchita, CA 92066


Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort

221 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 42

Rams Hill Golf & Resorts

1818 Rams Hill Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 46

Red Ocotillo

721 Avenida Sureste, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See menu, pages 25-27

RoadRunner Club

1010 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 40

Stanlunds Inn & Suites

2771 Borrego Springs Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 33

The Center Mall

587 & 590 Palm Canyon Dr. Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Food * Retail * Services * Health

See ad, page 52

The Palms At Indian Head 2220 Hoberg Rd., Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ads, page 24

The Red Ocotillo 721 Avenida Sureste, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 760-767-7400

See menus, pages 25-27

The Springs at Borrego 2255 Di Giorgio Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 40

Tubs Coin-Op Laundromat

571 Palm Canyon Drive, Suite C, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


See ad, page 62

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