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Fully BOOKED for 2012 WEDDINGS! 
* Now booking 2013 WEDDINGS *
Photoshoot Dates for Engagement Shoots
still available for 2012 & 2013
 
Photo above:  Taken by Leah Vis Photography of Ashley & Greg, Engagement Shoot; to be married at the ranch later this year...
 
a recent quote we love...
 
".....We and our guests had a magical time at the ranch. The setting and your home were such an unexpected surprise. It is like opening a package wrapped in plain brown paper and finding the best gift ever.You and your husband and staff should be applauded for all you efforts and you especially for opening your home as the setting for the day when two become one."
-Mother of Bride, Rickie Hawkinson
 
 
 
Our babies --all together in one pasture!
photo above courtesy of:  Kristin Rogers
 
The GREENHOUSE
photograph above courtesy of:  one-love photo
Jon & Virginia
 
{below}  The POOL Area -- our favorite reception spot!
 photo below courtesy of: Katie Neal Photography
 
 
About the Ranch.... 
We are a private estate available for select weekends, offering private use of our 20 acre ranch for your WEDDING! --no, there won't be random strangers wandering around, or multiple events going on at once!... it's peaceful, quiet and private!
EACH and every wedding is special to us.
It's all about YOU - so we won't be kicking you out after a couple of hours either -   
  We include lodging,for up to 15, and all of the fixins! 
 
...and unlike any other typical wedding venue ~in so many many ways, we ONLY schedule 1 WEDDING per weekend (yours!)
and you are free to add on additional nights if you'd like!
 
*please see "wedding packages" page for all of our pricing! ...and we ONLY do wedding packages, which are all inclusive (no games, and figuring out how much for corking, cutting, parking, etc.!) - we've got our own crew/staff/team ready to go!  
We include just about everything you will need from a venue! -EVEN LODGING for 15! --this way your family and/or friends are able to spend time together for more than a couple of hours... you can stay for up to a week!  You can cook together, break bread, watch movies, make wedding favors, put together the flowers for each table, spend time with all of the animals, go swimming, play croquet/horseshoes, you never have to leave the property!!! 
 
 We also do PHOTOSHOOTS for:
engagements
fashion catalogs & lookbooks
 bouqoir
family
by appointment only
*please see our "photoshoots" page for our fees* 
 
 
Tristen and Kevin -- photo courtesy of: Garrett Davis Photography
 
 
CLICK
 on link below, then press play for a short VIDEO! 
(from FortyOneTwenty)
 
 
 
photo above courtesy of Zelo Photography
 
  {photo by: Jennifer Dery Photography}
 
This is a historical Ranch, originally known as "The Condor's Nest" and it is a place like no other. It is located in Pala, CA,  (North San Diego County),  up top a long winding road -approx. 3 1/2 miles off of highway 76.  We are elevated approx. 1,800 feet above sea level, so the ocean breezes make it cooler than nearby Temecula and surrounding areas.  It is private and secluded. You will drive up the long palm lined and stone wall driveway to see the horses,  llamas, alpacas, a donkey, chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats, cows, the barn (an old working barn), the horse arena, the gorgeous grounds, (we've got 20 acres), the windmill, the tractors, the fire truck, the vintage slaughter house/now bar/pool house, the cottage (which used to be an old bunk house), and a giant adobe house, built by the famous Weir Brothers, designed by a senior Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, Fritz Liebhardt, that is in the shape of a cross.
 
Behind huge iron private gates, this all Glass and Adobe brick Ranch house, 6,000 square feet, is furnished in cowboy and Indian  ranch style.  We are located in Pala, California. Pala is a small unincorporated area in North San Diego County and is close to Fallbrook and Temecula.  Our ranch offers all the amenities of home, but in a sprawling, private and peaceful 20 acre "Rustic Elegance" ranch/estate setting. There are 5 bedrooms in the Ranch house (allowing sleeping for 10 in beds), also in addition, there is a cottage which allows sleeping for 5 and includes a kitchen and two bathrooms.  Come for the weekend or stay for a week --it's a great family getaway and you feel like you are in another world.  We have all of the "fixins" onsite for your Wedding Ceremony and Reception.  We have plenty of space, gorgeous views, and the whole place is yours!  We've got chairs, tables, linens, even heirloom silver flatware and china (of course all mismatched) and a bar and dancefloor.  In addition a beautiful extra large pool (35,000 gallons) with lush trees all around and on a clear day the ocean is visible ... you will see a sparkle off across the horizon.  Or you could have a Barn Wedding!    We think spending time with those special people near and dear to you is something many weddings miss out on with their small windows of time --and especially those loved ones you don't get to see very often... spend some time over breakfast in the big ranch house having nice long talks.... not just the 5 minutes of quick conversation at the wedding reception and then that's it!  Your family & friends are what it's all about - and those memories will last a lifetime.   So many beautiful spots to make your day unique.  The beauty of it is you don't have to rush out because the next Wedding is on their way in! We make it all about you and book ONLY 1 Wedding or Event per weekend!!!! It's about making it special for you and spending time with your family!  That's what makes us (and YOU) happy!  You may even want it all week and that's ok too!!!  As long as it's available you are free to add on as many extra nights as you wish and make it a destination wedding and vacation all in one!  Our favorite compliment is hearing from the bride and groom afterwards that their guests said "it was the best wedding they've ever been to"!    
            
photo below courtesy of Jennifer Dery Photography! 
 
         A gorgeous commercial stove and large kitchen is perfect for making a big breakfast.  All of our personal guests never want to leave and we think you won't want to either!
 
Here, you'll get the best of everything.  Each of our rooms is professionally decorated with comfort in mind. Sink into a lush, tempurpedic mattress and let your cares float away.
 
 
A variety of room sizes and features are available including king or queen-size beds, bathrooms, private entrances and patios for each room, connecting rooms, even a separate cottage/guest house is available.  It is all one level, except for the step down formal living room.  It is easily accessible for those that have a hard time getting around and there are shower bars in each shower - that way all of the relatives can come - even from far away or those with disabilities.
 
You can feed the horses carrots, the pigs will eat any kind of scraps you've got, collect fresh eggs every day, go swimming, play croquet or touch football, there is a ton of outdoors to do whatever it is you fancy... and off the property there are several Indian casino's - some 5 minutes away, some 15 minutes away; you can go wine tasting in nearby Temecula, visit old town Temecula, go Antique shopping, hot air ballooning, go golfing at one of the many nearby courses, take a day trip to go to the Del Mar racetrack, Wild Animal parks, go to nearby Julian for their famous pies, go to the Palomar Observatory, along with all the many things to do in San Diego in general... the list is endless.    The ranch would be the perfect place to have your wedding, reception, renew your vows, have a birthday party, outdoor BBQ, family reunion... it's something different... and an incredible experience.   For your guests without a bed reserved at the ranch, they can stay at the Pala Casino, which is just a few miles away!  It's a very beautiful and upscale casino.  It also has the largest (and yummiest) buffet in all of Southern California.
 
   Large Groups, Weddings, Receptions, Parties and RATES for WEDDING PACKAGES  - *please see the Wedding Packages Page! for pricing!!!*  (you can get to it by clicking on the link at the top of this page on the LEFT !!!)       
                       
LEFT:  Nishi getting ready in the Master Bathroom! (photo courtesy of Apertura Photo)
 
A separate Guest House (shown below!, courtesy of Apertura Photo) which allows sleeping for 5, two full size beds and one twin bed, two bathrooms, small kitchen, private bedroom and living area is available.
 
All stays require a $5,000 fully refundable* security deposit, due at time of booking -and cashed, which is returned after your departure, upon inspection of the house for damages/missing items.  Rental rates and security deposit can be paid by cash, personal check, money order, cashiers check, **paypal (**extra fees may apply).   {*we have a no cancellation policy, therefore your security deposit is forfeited if you cancel for any reason} 
 
photo below in front of cottage:  courtesy of Leigh Miller Photography
 
inside ranch house
photo above courtesy of NE Photography
 
Please call for reservations! (949) 290-6088 or a tour --
or send us an e-mail at Lisa@thecondorsnestranch.com requesting your dates!
photo below courtesy of Zagal Photography
    Call Now to book 2013    ~don't wait too long, they are filling up!
We are fully booked for  2012!!!
~sorry they go quick when you only do one per weekend!  
 
We can put it all together for you - we've got great contacts and Amazing Vendors!!!!
 
 
 
 
left: Photo courtesy of Alice Hu --  The inside of the Barn! great for rehearsal dinners!
Styled by: Amanda Heer
 
more photos!  lots and lots!  please  scroll up and click on the other pages listed at the TOP LEFT --see "wedding photos" !!!
photo above: courtesy of Zelo Photo
 
We now have a page on FACEBOOK!   Please click on this link to see all kinds of extra photos, comments, etc!
 
 
 
Please become a fan! --and see all kinds of links to blogs, photoshoots, the latest info/visits, etc.
it's under "The Condor's Nest Ranch"
 
 
 
The Condors Nest Ranch is proud to share resources with the Mesothelioma Community Resource Network.  Family and loved ones of those undergoing cancer treatment or other procedures will find comfort while lodging with us. "http://www.mesothelioma.com"