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The Los Angeles Angels once trained at Murrieta Hot Springs! In March of 1911, members of the Coast League team came to Murrieta during an unseasonably rainy spring training. Members took hot mineral and mud baths and had alcohol rubs and massages. Hugo Guenther was at their beck and call, providing daily delivery of the Los …

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Murrieta Hot Springs used to be part of the Great Dairy Herd! Guenther’s purebred Holstein cows won prizes at shows and fairs for their quality of milk. Mary Von Moos, who worked at the dairy for eighteen years during the 1940s and 1950s, said the Guenther cows had numbers instead of names. Cow No. 23 …

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In 1975, a man named R. J. Rudd, a self-proclaimed doctor of philosophy as well as an economist and Baptist minister, leased the hot springs. Rudd and his associates set up a clinic, promising to cure cancer patients through a diet of lemon juice and water. Desperate patients from all across the United States came …

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The two female dormitories for Calvary Chapel Bible College–Monterey and California–were once hotels for Guenther’s Murrieta Hot Springs. The Monterey Hotel was completed in 1904 with running water and a toilet in each room. The California Hotel was built in 1908 to keep up with the demand of the ever-increasing popularity of the hot springs. …

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Guests from all over California, and even the country, would visit Murrieta to spend time at Guenther’s Murrieta, dubbed “California’s Greatest Health Resort.” Most traveled by train. Fritz Guenther met visitors from Los Angeles at the Santa Fe train station in Murrieta twice a day and transported them in his open Reliance bus. In 1904, the …

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The lake at Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center is known to be the centerpiece of the beautiful landscape at the historical property. Like the lake, many of the buildings have a lot of stories to tell about the rich history behind Murrieta Hot Springs. In the early 1900’s, resort employees harvested mud from the …

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Historical Fact Friday is back with a few more tidbits about Murrieta Hot Springs! The Conference Center Administration Building was constructed in 1963 as the Administration Building with an upstairs dining hall and downstairs coffee shop. Previously, there were horseshoes, badminton, and croquet courts there. The location for the original Administration Building and Dining Hall …

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We hope you’ve loved learning about our historical property! Next to our Main Lobby are the Hospitality Room, Theater, and Coffeehouse. Many big time musicians played in the theater when it was a dancehall, a big attraction to the resort every weekend. People from town would come to go dancing. The original design for the theater …

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We have more historical facts for you today! Did you know that our bookstore used have a miniature golf course? The building was designed as a clubhouse for the miniature golf course where guests visited and played cards. Ping pong tables were in the outside back patio area by the fireplace. Later, the building was a coffee …

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It’s Friday, and that means more facts about our historical Murrieta Hot Springs! Two minor springs, Cripple Creek and Radium Springs, were located near the Tulle Swamp, where the lake is now. Radium Spring was diverted into the Cripple Creek bathhouse where people could sit and soak their feet. A third minor spring, Kidney Spring, …