Improbable but true to its 70-year history, the destination spa/retreat,
Rancho La Puerta evolved from an unembellished adobe hut.
One day I plan to visit!
To chill.. to tune out.. to leave my computer in quiet mode - a well-deserved respite for me & my machine.
Rancho La Puerta engaged in organic gardening methods before the practice was popular.
The nearby 6-acre organic farm, Rancho Tres Estrellas provides the fresh produce served to guests,
in beautifully presented repasts to entice all the senses.
Sustainability and conservation are high on the list of the Rancho's guiding principles,
as they were in the beginning: In the 1940s,
when founders Edmond and Deborah Szekely brought their vision for a 'health camp' to Baja California.
La Cocina - Photos courtesy, Rancho La Puerta
For now, I'm dreaming.
Imagining the clear, brisk air surrounding Mount Kuchumaa, the peak spanning the Tecate border,
connecting the U.S. to Mexico while overlooking the 3,000-acre valley setting of Rancho La Puerta.
The Rancho - basking in the mountain's splendor.
A recent video narrated by Deborah Szekely chronicles Rancho La Puerta's development over 7 decades.
A place where Aldous Huxley and like-minded notables were drawn to the writings and philosophy
of the late Edmond Szekely.
Look for the Video icon when clicking on the link below, to hear Deborah reveal the remarkable history of: