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.
Roughley Manor front entrance view
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 remember Elizabeth Crozer Campbell, who with her husband Bill, gave life to our Manor.
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