The days of pioneers heading west by covered wagon on the hunt for gold may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean travelers still can’t experience those bygone days. Banner Ranch, a 62-acre property located just east of Main Street Julian in California, is surrounded by everything a pioneer would have dreamed of: gold mines, the Pacific Crest Trail, apple orchards, plenty of wildlife, and breathtaking mountain views.
Banner Ranch is owned by siblings Melissa and Jon Block, who also own Tiny House Block, a community of tiny homes available for short- and long-term stays. Their themed tiny houses and resort have been featured on ABC Channel 10 in San Diego, San Diego Reader, and Tiny House Giant Journey. Banner Ranch is expected to create a similar buzz as tiny houses and wagon rentals add new intrigue to the historic community of Julian.
“When Melissa called us about putting wagons into Banner Ranch, we knew this partnership would be a homerun,” said Dennis Steinman, Founder and CEO of PlainsCraft Covered Wagons. “Is there any better place for a covered wagon than an old gold mining town? The Blocks have done an incredible job of creating an unforgettable experience for their guests and we’re so proud to be a part of that experience.”
Julian and Banner Ranch are an hour east of San Diego in the Cuyamaca mountains. It’s a perfect location for outdoor lovers, history buffs, or creative types looking for a way to disconnect. The location is available for events guaranteed to create extraordinary memories, and a General Store will soon offer snacks and local handicrafts.