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Butterfield Ranch Resort

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Chula Vista, California
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I've been coming to this campground for over 25 years !! From thanksgiving to memorial wknd to off roading expeditions,by far the most laid back place to camp👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻the staff is so friendly and helpful, all my family also enjoys this campground.And as for Doug ,the manager theie very nice helpfull go to guy!!! They go out of their way to...

1Thank miloesparza68
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We intended to stay at Butterfield for a couple of days when our daughter got sick. We ended up taking her to a hospital an hour away and were unsure about what we were going to do. Doug was very understanding and helpful. We ended up staying a few extra days, which put us there over Easter with 4 children....

1Thank Chris M
San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Our first time visiting; stayed 6-25-14 to 6-29-14, with our 21' toy hauler and ex cab truck. We were the only 'weekenders' there, Douglas(mgr) and Albert(groundskeeper) could not have been more accommodating! Even though it was the 'off season', they made sure the pool/jacuzzi was prepped and clean for us EVERY day! (thanks) Douglas took time both on the phone...

1Thank DavidinSoCal
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is a really big site with lots of room for both RVs & camping. There's a store on-site as well as toilets so if you've forgotten anything you won't be caught short. Doug who runs the place couldn't be more helpful. Having looked at a few other options in the Anza-Borrego area this was absolutely the winner and I...

3Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 September 2013

My husband and I came across this place after our original camping plans were ruined. I found Butterfield on Google, and they seemed to have good ratings. When I called to check availability Douglas answered and was beyond polite. We decided to take the drive down to Butterfield. The ranch had plenty of spots for our travel trailer. They also...

5Thank VanessaGarcia
San Dimas, CA
Reviewed 23 January 2013

My husband, dog, and two horses spent Christmas 2012 at Butterfield. We had a wonderful time. Doug, the gentleman in the check in place, was VERY helpful and very accommodating to all our requests. He also made it a point to check in with us every day, even Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. As we are a bit older, that...

5Thank jrauseo
San Diego, Texas
Reviewed 12 September 2012

The people we talked to from Butterfield Ranch were very helpful and nice! We were almost the only campers there on a Saturday evening. There were a few RVs but we never saw anyone. It was very nice because we had two pools basically to ourselves. We grilled at one of the pools and it was a great evening! The...

2Thank nikki224
El Cajon,CA
Reviewed 6 September 2011

This is the ultimate desert getaway. Hiking with Barbara, Crafts for the kids with the other Barbara, swimming in the refreshingly cool pools(107 outside and the pools felt icy cold,buurrrr, awesome), and even talking with that funny fellow in the office/store were all highlights of our trip. The staff here is extremely friendly and accommodating and we will definitely be...

3Thank Tod_and_Jacque
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 5 September 2011

My husband and I camped here, and we were able to bring our dog too. The best part is that they had 2 hot tubs and 3 pools, plus plenty of bathrooms and showers. The pools were refreshing when it was hot. We had to take turns, because pets are not allowed in the pool area, but that was only...

1Thank MrsCDinLA
Funky Town
Reviewed 26 February 2011

Butterfield Ranch Team, I would like to send my gratitude for your excellent hospitality hosting our 8th annual Desert Dash ride again this year. This is my second year attending and I am quite happy to share the wonderful facilities you guys offer to my friends, co-workers, and family. I am looking forward to next years event and will be...

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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: $28 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 200
Also Known As:
Butterfield Ranch Hotel Julian
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Menifee, California
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“All are good !! Depending on how u like to camp rv,cabin,tent”
miloesparza68, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Cabins available are bed only units, and full-on two story units completely furnished and supplied with the essentials.”
DavidinSoCal, 19 Jul 2014 | Read review
“All was great.”
jrauseo, 22 Jan 2013 | Read review
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