Rancho Camulos

Widely believed to be the setting of the popular 1884 novel Romona by Helen Hunt Jackson, Rancho Camulos will forever be associated with the California lifestyle and the Rancho era in California History. After the novel's publication, throngs of Easterners visited Rancho Camulos to experience the romanticized West they believed was portrayed in Jackson's writing. Charles Lummis paid frequent visits to Rancho Camulos and became close friends with the ranch's founding family, the del Valleys.

Plan a day trip to explore Rancho Camulos and the abundant recreational activities of the Santa Clarita Valley. Head to the Rancho Camulos Museum that resides within an 1,800 acre working ranch featuring an historic fountain, chapel, bell structure, and winery. While on the grounds, don't forget to seek out the famous California Black Walnut Tree, "El Rey Nogal", the only survivor of four "Black Eagle" seedlings sowed by the del Valleys in the 1860s. After, head west onto Highway 126 to Bennet's Honey Farm to purchase some exceptional home-made honey and experience the wall of live bees. Before leaving the valley, be sure to stop by Cornejo's Produce Stand and stock up on fresh fruit and some delectable watermelon licorice.

NOTE: The museum is open during the months of February - November, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. Docents lead tours at 1, 2, and 3 pm. For more information, call 805-521-1501.

DIRECTIONS TO START
CAR: Exit off Interstate 5 North onto Highway 126 West, near Magic Mountain. Rancho Camulos is situated on Highway 126 approximately 2 miles east of Piru. The entrance is on the south side of the roadway. Park in front of the white wall as marked.

SIGHTSEEING
Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
Located in the City of Fillmore's 1920s era Central Business District, this railway is home to antique and classic Hollywood movie trains.
351 Santa Clara St (Main Office)
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-2546

Bennett's Honey Farm
Operated by Ann and Red Bennett, this small Honey Farm provides award winning raw honey and honey products.
3177 E Telegraph Road
Fillmore, CA 93015
(626) 793-3334

Cornejo's Produce Stand
Pull off Highway 126 and pick up a grate of fresh farm fruit and nuts from this well-known roadside stand.
768 E Telegraph Road
Fillmore-Piru, CA 93015

NEARBY PARKS
Warring Park
This 3.9 acre park neighborhood park offers a softball diamond, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and playground.
Located at the end of Alley Piru.
Piru, CA 93040

DINING
Poncho's Place
A family run diner in the small hamlet of Piru, Poncho's Place offers some of the best menudo and chille rellenos in the Santa Clarita Valley.
3944 Center Street
Piru, CA 93040
(805) 521-0694‎‎

Yanni's Best Charbroiled
Known for their large serving sizes of Greek and American fast food, Yanni's doesn't disappoint with their impressive Hercules Burger and Souvlaki Sandwich.
736 West Ventura Street
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-1501

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