The original Campbell’s Ranch was
established in 1925 as a 160 acre
Homestead by Bill and Elizabeth Campbell.
They came to the area because Bill had
gotten Mustard Gas damage to his lungs
during WWI. Due to the dry climate Bill
healed from the lung damage and they lived
an eventful life in the desert (including
becoming the Desert Extension of the
Southwest Museum). Bill died in 1944 and
Elizabeth sold the Homestead to Ali Wrubel.
He was a song writer from Hollywood who
wrote Zipity Doo Da, Gone With The Wind ,
Lady From Twentynine Palms and
numerous other famous songs from that
era. The house changed hands two more
times before Jan & Gary Peters purchased it
in 1994 with the idea of turning it into a
Bed & Breakfast. The property now consists of approximately 25 acres. The name “Roughley” was Jan’s
family name. Gary retired from the Marine Corps two and a half years later after 32 years and they have
run the Manor together ever since.
Whether it's romancing your soul, or romancing the soul of someone you love, our history provides you
with the path to make time slip away, and worries fade.
"The desert... I have come to the oasis to get the feel of it in my bones."
So remembers Elizabeth Crozer Campbell, who with her husband Bill, gave life to our Manor.