Explore The Ranch at Bandy Canyon


The Ranch at Bandy Canyon provides a perfect escape from everyday life for both special events and personal vacations. Steeped in history, nestled in San Pasqual Valley and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, The Ranch is a premier venue for weddings, private or corporate events, weekday getaways and more.

The Ranch has multiple elegant and unique settings for any type of event - from its lovely terraces to several lush lawn locales to a magnificent pavilion area.

“With so many different areas and so much we can do in those settings, The Ranch offers a blank canvas for your event,” said general manager Pauline Gourdie.

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon has a rich history dating back to 1870. Its authentic 1930 Adobe Lodge was the first Weir Brothers adobe structure in San Diego County. It features both beams from the historic San Diego pier as well as bricks fired right on the ranch.

“When guests first come out to The Ranch, it can feel a bit like going back in time,” said Gourdie. “You just can’t help but get swept away.”

With a catering team, equestrian activities, nine cottages for overnight guests and more, The Ranch’s amenities marry the rustic splendor of the setting with the needs of contemporary guests. Fresh and modern menus for events at The Ranch come courtesy of French master chef Patrick Ponsaty and his creative culinary team. A variety of elegant and mouth-watering dishes and culinary options can be tailored for any event or need.

“The food is absolutely second to none, and we can cater to any type of special dietary requirements,” Gourdie added.

The public can enjoy this delicious fare at various holiday-themed events throughout the year. The Ranch’s peaceful, western setting is the perfect spot to celebrate Father’s Day this year with their country-themed Father’s Day BBQ on Sunday, June 21. Seatings are at noon and 2 p.m. with pricing at $44.95 for guests 12 and older, $25 for those 11 and under and $5 for those 4 years and younger. Reservations can be made by calling (760) 871-6494 or emailing

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon has even more options for getting away from the hustle and bustle of today’s fast-paced world. Families can book one of nine cottages for weekday overnight stays and take advantage of The Ranch’s dramatic pool and spa area or its full equestrian center. Guests can choose horseback-riding lessons or trail rides with both group and private options available. Kids will love The Ranch’s summer camps centered on equestrian activities that feature plenty of fun and free time as well.

To learn more about the great ranch escapes and special event options available at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, visit Call (760) 871-6494 for more information or to reserve a spot to celebrate with dad at The Ranch’s special Father’s Day Lunch.

Source: DiscoverSD