The Experience

La Casa del Zorro, a treasured Southern California retreat, has returned. The resort has been carefully restored to capture the elegance and style visitors first enjoyed in 1937. Experience the romance of a bygone era, with a superior level of service and the quiet, understated luxury of a classic resort. Be a part of the new and old traditions of authentic hospitality, serenity and solitude. La Casa del Zorro is San Diego County's most celebrated and luxurious desert resort, just 90 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and a three-hour drive from Los Angeles. Borrego Springs Airport is only five minutes away, with complimentary transportation available.

The Desert

no shortage of wonders so close to home

Located in Borrego Springs, California, La Casa del Zorro is nestled in the stunning Anza Borrego State Park, ranked by National Geographic magazine as the best state park in California. La Casa del Zorro enjoys a unique setting in the midst of the scenic 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego desert, a nature-land of serenity and solitude. Cradled by the Santa Rosa Mountains, towering six thousand feet over the desert floor, the resort is close to hiking trails and endless opportunities to explore unspoiled canyons, buttes, and mesas. Borrego Springs is one of the few "dark-sky communities" in the world. The skies are illuminated by millions of bright stars and galaxies due to night light restrictions. In spring, the pink and lavender Sand Verbena wildflowers cover acres of the desert floor.

Our History

a southern california classic resort

The hand-hewn beams and old adobe walls in the lobby of La Casa del Zorro are reminders of the resort's heritage. Our first guests arrived in the fall of 1933, when the resort was just a house on the old Burks Ranch.

Over the years, as more guests came to the quiet retreat, the resort began to grow. Visitors far and wide, from Los Angeles to Switzerland, from San Diego to the Netherlands, traveled to Borrego Springs to experience the rejuvenating desert, sparkling sunshine, and nights so dark and clear that the stars in the sky seemed closer to earth than anyplace else.

Decades ago, guests gathered around the kitchen table for their meals. Some even washed dishes. Today, fine dining in the Butterfield Dining Room and the Rose Garden Terrace is a hallmark of the resort, and so is the custom of families returning to visit as the years go by. Many of our guests and staff have known the resort since they were children, and the connections between La Casa del Zorro and the neighboring communities are strong.

In 1960, newspaper magnate James Copley purchased La Casa del Zorro. New guest accommodations were added, the first swimming pool was built, and the dining room was expanded.

Today, continued thoughtful and extensive renovations, which respect the unique character and charm of the property, capture the historic echoes of the past. Present day luxuries and amenities, including a full-service spa, compliment the essence of La Casa del Zorro… an inviting retreat for people who love the outdoors, appreciate gracious hospitality, and value the opportunity to spend their time in a stunning natural setting.

Contact Us

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The management and staff of La Casa del Zorro looks forward to serving you. Reserve a room, send us an email, or call us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

P: (760) 767-0100

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Maps of La Casa Del Zorro