As such, the Native Americans in the area of Borrego Springs were there to encounter the very first Spaniard, one Lieutenant Pedro Fages who was hunting down deserters from the Spanish army in 1772. In 1774 they would encounter Juan Bautista De Anza who was seeking to establish a safe route from Sonora to Monterrey. All was quiet in Borrego Springs for a while longer, until 1875 brought the first homesteaders. Wells were dug, irrigation systems were developed, and soon there was a regular farming community living at Borrego Springs who also raised cattle for their needs.
Yet progress and the advent of modernization came very slowly to Borrego Springs. Electricity, telephone lines, and even paved roads were a luxury the residents of this little community did not indulge in until about the 1940s when the proximity of navy and army personnel helped to usher in modern living.
Today this area is home of the famous Borrego Springs Resort, which has accommodations for 100 guests. In keeping with the luxurious resorts that so often spring up around the desert hotspots and cater to tired and worn out city dwellers who love the peace and quiet of the desert to recharge, this resort is a model of comfort and deluxe accommodations.
If you visit the Borrego Springs Resort, you will be able to enjoy a suite or a room, in room cooking facilities, as well as a beautiful swimming pool. For the golfers among you, there are three nine-hole courses where you will be able to have a relaxing game of golf in a breathtaking environment. It is important to note that the designers of the golf course went to great pains to ensure that the theme of the resort as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding area would be incorporated in their design. The result is a beautifully sculpted set of holes, well manicured lawns, and date palms as well as desert foliage which have a stunning effect in a natural setting.
For your dining pleasure, you will be able to choose from a variety of culinary choices located on the resort property. The Arches Restaurant offers a combination of American and Southwestern dishes, yet clearly with the American palate in mind. The Roadrunner Café is much more informal and offers several crowd pleasers, while the Fireside Lounge is more geared toward the small appetite. What a wonderful location from which to branch out every day to explore the surrounding areas and also to walk in the historic footsteps of missionaries, settlers, and Native Americans alike.