About Us

Once a respite for film stars of the Golden Age looking for a hideaway from Hollywood, the town of Jacumba has lived many lives throughout its history. Mecca for healing in therapeutic waters. Home to an Impossible Railroad. Secret hideout for underworld rogues of yesteryear. Surrounded by a vast landscape of bouldery mountains scattered with pictographs and matatés of the Kumeyaay people. Many tales lie beneath the soil here.

Ancient desert vortex

Jacumba Bar


The hotel has 20 artisan rooms and several mineral-rich pools with regenerative benefits, as well as a patio restaurant and grotto bar for guests and passers-through. Beyond the walls of the hotel lies the town of Jacumba, afloat in time and space – a place unto itself that has to be discovered to be believed.


Cruise along Old Highway 80 and find yourself in a mystical oasis of the Sonoran Desert. An hour’s drive from downtown San Diego yet worlds away. Once you are here, nothing else matters.


Owners Jeff, Melissa and Corbin fell in love with the town at first sight for the indescribable and specific magic found in high desert mountains of Jacumba. Its crumbling edifices begged to be renewed. The trio spent several years breathing life back into the property and stewarding the renewal of the town’s spring-fed natural landscape that had gone untended through the years, drawing inspiration from places like Morocco, Mexico and beyond.

Our hotel guest rooms and hotel mineral pools offer respite and recharge for humans age 21+.

Our hotel restaurant and all of our offsite guest houses - the Casitas, La Ranchita and the Village House - are child and dog friendly. Our Casita guest houses have private mineral spring soaking tubs, and our mineral spring lake is available for all to enjoy.