‘Ranch on the Road’


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On Thursday, Feb. 23, the debut “Ranch on the Road” was held at the home of Donna and Charles Sher in Rancho Santa Fe in conjunction with Rancho La Puerta. The occasion was a celebration of “The Ranch” and its 72nd year history of being a wellness retreat for San Diegans.

Guests were joined by members of the “Ranch” staff including the chef, the spa director, fitness staff and the activities director as they were treated to a cooking demonstration and sampling of signature Ranch dishes, mini spa treatments and activities. In addition, guests caught up on the latest health and wellness practices.

Rancho La Puerta, founded in 1940 by spa pioneers Edmond and Deborah Szekely, continues to set the standard for modern day fitness resorts & spas. Its fitness program is unmatched. There are over 325 instructor led clinics and classes each week for up to 140 guests. Spa treatments & therapies are offered in three spacious health centers. Full salon services are provided as well. A program of lectures, workshops, art classes and entertainment take place throughout the week.

The Ranch is known for its extensive 5-acre organic garden. The world renowned cuisine features an abundance of the freshest organic fruits and vegetables as well as spectacular seafood dishes.

Rancho La Puerta is 40 miles southeast from San Diego, a one-hour drive, in Tecate, Baja California. To learn more about the Ranch & future “Ranch on the Road” programs, email Donna Sher: or visit their website: