El Chorro

El Chorro is an inspired dining & venue experience that attracts all walks of life.

El Chorro Lodge Logo

The story about this place originates with the couple who started it—the Grubers. Their love, turned passionate vision, transformed El Chorro Lodge into a beacon for friends, wanderers and staff. Many decades later, this welcoming spirit in a desert dreamscape is still felt in every detail.

About Us

Where Interest
Meets Interesting

A historic oasis of conviviality for all who wander.

Dining Together Cheers Dining Together Cheers

Destined meets
Destination

History breathes through El Chorro, adding layers of sophistication and significance to your wedding or event that will stand the test of time.
Outdoor wedding ceremony with scenic mountain views Outdoor wedding ceremony with scenic mountain views

Characters Welcome
Since 1937

Jan and Mark Gruber

In a Desert of Ordinary
- An Oasis

How did El Chorro become such an iconic destination? A big-hearted, pioneering husband and wife bought the lodge in 1937 and it was their legendary love, iconic friends, and welcoming spirit that breathed lasting life into this little corner of the desert.

Nearly a century later and still as iconic as ever — El Chorro draws in those hungry for something a little less ordinary.

El Chorro illustration
Collection of historic events

The Only Thing Better
Than Honoring Tradition
Is Improving It

Our legacy was built on the idea of
raising a glass to a good time – celebrating the finer moments, and company that brings meaning to all.

elevated spirits run deep
Special Places and history

Hopelessly Enchanted

The story about this place originates
with the couple who started it—the Grubers. Their love, turned passionate vision, transformed El Chorro Lodge into a beacon for friends, wanderers and staff.

Many decades later, this welcoming spirit in a desert dreamscape is still felt in every rich detail of the property.

Fireplace illustration

Characters Welcome

We’ve got one of every stripe and we always keep a stool open for the next character who wanders in.

Characters Welcome

We’ve got one of every stripe and we always keep a stool open for the next character who wanders in.