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San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 February 2011

A nice quiet place to enjoy the surrounding area. I was in an RV, with full hookups and loved the convenience. I didn't get much time to walk the ranch and see all the sites and sights, but what I did see was great. We were able to park two 36' motorhomes with 20' trailers no problem! Park people were...

1Thank JohnnyAirtime
Reviewed 16 February 2011

We love this RV park because it's low key and a very natural desert setting. Amazing views of the hills all around you. we found a great stream in the next canyon over. We love the desert carpet at our feet with the little purple flowers. And it is a great base place to go 4 by in your truck/jeep....

1Thank redheadrules
Reviewed 5 April 2010

My husband and I visitied Butterfield for our 2nd annual trip this year! I love this park, it is quaint, has a beautiful night sky, and the hosts Marty and Sheila go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay! We will definatley be back again next year!

1Thank kdale01
desertcoyote, manager at Butterfield Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Marty and I would like to let you all know we are no longer at Butterfield Ranch. We are on a new adventure, traveling and living life! Happy Trails

Ramona, Calif.
Reviewed 5 March 2010

Calvary Chapel Ramona Youth Group spent the weekend, for a retreat, at the Butterfield Ranch Resort. We stayed in the 4 Huts that slept 5 tight and in a Park cabin modular that slept 6 which was very comfortable. The facilities were a little rustic but clean and presentable. We used the Club house for meetings, due to rain, and...

2Thank OldYouthPastorDude
Reviewed 28 February 2010

This was the first time camping at this site and it was a real pleasure. I will be going back and will be recommending it to all my friends.

Thank Gunnyb4
Reviewed 26 February 2010

Prepare yourself for extreme temperature differences. Wind rain sun. Beautiful panoramic views, you'll wanna take pictures all the time. Nice nature trails. Wouldn't recommend tents as the wind can be crazy fierce.

Thank fishface15
san diego, ca
Reviewed 26 February 2010

Butterfield Ranch is a great place. If you like camping, rv ing, this resort is in a gorgeous desert environment in Anza Borrego Desert State Park...They also have little cabins and trailers to rent....Great Base camp to explore via 4 wheel drive, hiking, dual sport motorcycles...Also Wild flower viewing...Service is excellent.

Thank dsfoxSanDiego_Ca
Murrieta, CA
Reviewed 26 February 2010

I stayed at Butterfield Ranch while participating in a Dual Sport Motorcycle event. We used the campground as our base camp. Sheila is a wonderful hostess that went out of her way to make sure we had a great time. I will be returning with my family..

Thank rexr13
El Cajon, CA
Reviewed 25 February 2010

Excellant accomodations Sheila the mangager and her husband bent over backwords to make the stay very enjoyable. They are very upbeat and caring

Thank Lakesiderider
Reviewed 19 February 2010

We stayed at the Butterfield Rand Resort over Feb 11-14 with a RV club. Sheila was so sweet and so helpful, we felt like we had known her for years! She was upbeat and accommodating. When there was an electrical issue her husband was on it! They turned on the spa near our group just for us, and just right...

1Thank Judy K

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Take a break from life, come to Butterfield Ranch Resort where the stars are brighter and the sky is so blue. The perfect get away! We're a short drive away from the town of Julian and Borrego Springs. Discover desert oasis or abandoned Indian villages. We offer sparkling pools, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, fully contained cabins, RV & tent camping and so much more..... Check us out! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Butterfield Ranch Resort

Address: 14925 Great Sthrn Overland Stg Rt, Julian, CA 92036
Region: United States > California > Julian
Price Range: RM89 - RM553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 200
Also Known As:
Butterfield Ranch Hotel Julian
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