Lovingly called “The Ranch,” Cottonwood Farms is rich with a family history of love. Designed and hand-built by father and daughter, The Ranch is the product of a special bond between family.

The Barn

Our barn is perfect for any indoor or outdoor event. The barn features an open breezeway, hand-built saloon-style bar, open lounge or photobooth room, charming pot-belly stove, hanging market lights, and 30ft x 30ft dance floor. This is a real 7-stall barn that still has a functioning horse tack room. Although the barn no longer houses horses, it now houses the creative space for unique events and one-of-a-kind experiences. Upstairs is a private apartment for the groom's quarters. At night, the barn literally GLOWS with a special, intimate ambiance thanks to its numerous market lights. 

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The Lawn

Our lawn features a wide-open grass setting surrounded by flower gardens, horse pastures, and rustic white fencing. Numerous Cottonwood, olive, and pepper trees encompass and drape the lawn. A level foundation lends itself to any outdoor ceremony or reception. Vibrant, green tree foliage naturally serves as the perfect backdrop for any photo. Golden hour leads to the most breathtaking views of desert sunsets while dusk gives way to the twinkling of desert stars.

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Our Grand Oak Tree

Located central to the ranch is our grand oak tree, estimated to be hundreds of years old. With a wrap-around deck, this location is great for a "cocktail hour" or casual dinner. Pull up a chair and grab a cool beverage, as this is the best place to relax and enjoy the views of the ranch when the sun dips and the shadows grow long. On warm days, this shady place is a great spot to cool down and catch the breeze. At night time, the tree magically comes "alive" with hundreds of market lights attached to its gigantic, sweeping branches. 

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Our Resort Style Pools

Our ranch boasts TWO resort style pools -- a welcomed desert oasis during the warmer months of the year. With a covered pool lanai, bbq area, 80 foot waterslide, spa, handbuilt outdoor fireplace, and a massive masonry bar, this spot is perfect for any casual day. As you may guess, countless lazy summer days can easily be spent here... just bring your own pool floatie!

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Bridal Suite

Our bridal suite is what bride tribe dreams are made of! Featuring two bedrooms, a kitchen, private bathroom, central heat/AC, handbuilt wood-burning fireplace and feminine details, our bridal suite has plenty of room for you and your tribe to relax and get ready. And did we mention it's separate and located far away from the groom's quarters? 

Groom's Quarters

Located upstairs above the barn, our John Wayne-inspired groom's quarters is guranteed to get any group of groomsmen excited! Complete with a TV, satellite channels, poker table, kitchen, two bedrooms, private bathroom, central heat/AC, and a handbuilt wood-burning fireplace, our masculine groom's quarters will keep any group of guys easily entertained while the bride tribe is getting ready. 


Spirit is a 23-year-old black Tennessee Walking Horse, living out his lazy retirement as the ultimate wedding crasher. His favorite pasture is located adjacent to the lawn, where he's front row/center to everything. Don't be surprised if he "photobombs" your ceremony, as he can never pass up an opportunity to be in a photo or take a selfie with any guest of the ranch. In case you were wondering, carrots are his favorite treat and he WILL pose for them.

Ranch Views

Golden hour is BEST on The Ranch! With the most beautiful desert landscape between Temecula and Joshua Tree, our ranch is literally a photographer's paradise. The granite boulders of the Jojoba Hills creates a jaw-dropping backdrop and is peppered with cacti and natural desert flora. Looming in the distance is the blue Palomar mountain range. Every spring beginning in March, the ranch awakens anew with desert wildflowers that linger well through June. In recent suberbloom years, our ranch has had its own bloom of orange California poppies. Fall brings cooler temperatures and yellow leaves, while winter brings the most phenomenal water-color desert sunsets.