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Twin Creek StageStop Ranch is a special place.
Serene, majestic, a comforting energy.
These are words visitors have used to describe our little slice of heaven here in Southern California. Located 75 miles north of San Diego, Twin Creeks StageStop Ranch is a place where history and natural beauty collide. The personal residence of Tom and Katherine Belt, the beautifully restored ranch house has a huge wrap-around porch that overlook acres of farmland stunningly surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest and Mt. Palomar, with its world-famous observatory just to the south. Nestled in the crossroads of history, natural beauty, regenerative farming and western culture, the ranch is the perfect setting for those seeking private coaching to bring out creativity, focus, and greater impact.
Twin Creek History: Originally Luiseno Indian country, the ranch has original Indian “metates” in the front yard which were relocated from the creek below where the ancient oaks provided acorns for the native people to grind into flour using these rocks which still bear the holes made from that effort. Later the ranch’s land became part of the Mexican Territory and was named Aguanga (pronounced Awanga) from a hybrid of the Spanish “little waters” and the Indian “dog place.” In 1847, the famous Mormon Battalion marched through the ranch’s land and a marker is dedicated a few steps away in their honor. By 1859, the Butterfield Overland Stage claimed Aguanga and our current ranch location as a stop on the famous stage line. The longest stage line in the world, it traveled 2700 miles from Tipton, MO to San Francisco. One of the local stage stops was the Bergman homestead, the remains of which still stand today on the ranch along with the Bergman family graveyard (both accompanied by historical markers). Eventually, the ranch’s land became part of the State of California and a working longhorn cattle ranch that stayed in the Bergman family for generations. Katherine bought the ranch in 2004 and completely remodeled it with great attention to the history and spirit of the original ranch.