Luxury Resort Casino in the Heart of Wine Country

All Photos courtesy of Pechanga Resort Casino

If you’re a fan of visiting wine country and also love the action of staying at a high-end resort with all the best amenities plus a state-of-the-art Casino, then Pechanga Resort Casino  is just the ticket for you. With one of the largest casino floors in the country totaling 200,000 square feet, it features more than 5,000 Vegas-style slot machines in a completely non-smoking casino, 152 table games, High Limit Gaming Area with High Limit Salon, and private gaming rooms.

This rivals any Vegas high-ticket resort without the hustle and bustle. The super deluxe well-appointed suites are both luxurious, well designed and peaceful. There was a $300 million expansion in 2018, which added the Resort Tower. There are a total of 1,100 rooms and suites. 

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The room accommodations and decor are meticulously appointed and casually elegant with a natural color palette and luxe amenities. The ultimate is an en suite bathroom that rivals any 5 Star Resort, especially with the huge oversized bath to dive into. The lighting is movie star quality and there’s even a second powder room in the suite, with an adjoining living room, and an additional 42” flat screen television. The ultimate is the corner suite with wrap-around windows and panoramic views of the mountains and valley.

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Spa Pechanga lobby is the ultimate in sophisticated spa design that rivals any top resort!

Spa Pechanga spiral staircase


If you are a spa aficionado, this is as good as it gets at the Spa Pechanga. It is so well designed it rivals the best hotel spas in Southern California. The ambiance and the services are top-notch. This 25,000-square-foot wellness sanctuary is worth spending the whole day to experience total immersion into serenity and relaxation. This is the epitome of luxe lounging with the steam, sauna, whirlpool, outdoor relaxation patio and state of the art fitness. The best is the signature native treatments. 

The Journey of the Payomkawichum is a unique “Zero Gravity Relaxation Soundscape” using multimedia to experience the journey through the indigenous lands of the native people of Temecula valley. This is an immersive audio experience using state-of-the-art sound waves and frequencies to relax and go on an inner journey, merging with the indigenous people back in time. It is a true healing experience to reconnect with the earth. 

The spa menu is replete with a comprehensive assortment of luxury and wellness treatments. The Great Oak Signature Massage is an 80-minute escape into the healing benefits of the live oak. It is a regenerative treatment that promotes overall healing with a choice of essential oils, Himalayan Hot Stones, and Tree of Life massage oil. It is a cornucopia of sensations for the whole body, including the calming sandalwood and sweet orange scents along with the rosemary mint reflexology foot massage. 

The salon is tucked away in a private space, so instead of going to a noisy salon with ear piercing music, you get a tranquil setting in a small, intimate space. The best is that if you get a service here, you are also invited to use the spa facility. The perfect antidote to the hectic life in the fast lane, it is not just a luxury but a necessity to indulge all the senses. Especially if you’re out all night gambling and dancing the night away at the disco, this is the perfect balance of outrageous fun and a chill out spa experience.

1882 Cantina


There are several dining spots to enjoy. One is 1882 Cantina, the newest spot with a Mexican and South American vibe. Lots of delicious dishes with a modern twist on traditional favorites. An impressive selection of 40 mezcals and tequilas for the most discerning alcohol aficionado.

There is a wide variety of dining options, with eleven Pechanga restaurants, from fine dining to casual on-the-go fare. For the most discerning foodies, the Great Oak Steakhouse offers the premier dining experience. 

This AAA Four Diamond Awarded restaurant is a carnivore’s dream, offering a sumptuous 100% Prime Black Angus beef and many other creatively inspired dishes. Recognized by the editors of Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines for its exceptional wine list, you can choose this venue for any type of celebration.

Another foodie favorite is UMI Sushi and Oyster BarWith its expanded bar and lounge area it offers an extended appetizer and small plate menu. Chef Kiyo Ikeda, originally from Tokyo, is well known and had won #2 Best Casino Restaurant by USA Today. 

There is an endless array of activities and entertainment including The Pechanga Theater, a 1,200-seat venue. It has hosted Broadway musicals and headline musical acts. Pechanga Events Center, a 40,000 square foot facility seating approximately 3,000 people for concerts and shows. There are 275.000 sq. feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and it is a favorite scenic spot for weddings, retreats and a favorite getaway

Pechanga Casino Resort

The Cove Pool is a year round playground for the whole family in a dramatic setting with food, drinks and a waterslide to delight the kids and grownup kids!

The cool vibe of this huge resort so ubiquitous, with so much to offer. It is California’s largest casino and rated #1in California rivaling the best in Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore. Pechanga Casino is 200,000 square feet of gaming space that attracts visitors from all over who appreciate the finest in resort/spa/casino/entertainment/fun!

Journey at Pechanga

Right in the heart of Temecula wine country, the Resort boasts views of the exquisitely designed Journey golf club and golf course. Mind/body is also in sync at this immaculate and stunning popular golf course, From the green hills and mountains in the distance to the whole valley landscape, this is the perfect place to both chill and thrill. This challenging golf course is one of the top public courses in California which is great for aerobic exercise as it rises and falls more than 300 feet over its 18 holes.

Their signature restaurant is a favorite hangout, Journey’s End. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired clubhouse is an impressive example of the finest quality architecture and design.

As a sophisticated resort, you can be sure to find the best in au courant fashion and brands in the boutiques. They also have a well appointed selection of men’s and women’s apparel and gifts galore so that when you hit it big on that winning streak you can indulge!

The property is expansive, with the addition of the stunning Journey golf course clubhouse, the resort’s 146-acre footprint (including the facility, RV park, parking lots, and structures) has more than tripled to 445 acres. This destination resort has so many picturesque spots for selfies you’ll be enamored with the landscapes, the decor, fine art installations, indigenous plants and the impeccable professional services.

Temecula Creek Inn - 27 hole golf course


Another must on the list of Best of Temecula is the Temecula Creek Inn which has undergone extensive renovations and is under the wing of the Pechanga family

A diners' delight is the sumptuous farm-to-table dining with a spectacular view of the golf course. With a focus on conservation, the resort boasts The Cork Fire Kitchen, with Chef Matt Steffen’s new menu.

Temecula Creek Inn

The view is a cornucopia of spring color and a tribute to his 900-square-foot organic herb, vegetable and fruit garden on the property’s 27-hole golf course. Not to be missed is a tour of the new monarch butterfly habitat which is a recent installation. With 125 hotel rooms and suites and a private 3-bedroom house, Temecula Creek Inn surpasses expectations for spacious, comfortable accommodations.

Pechanga Resort and Casino

Both Pechanga and Temecula Creek Inn are a delightful respite from the hustle of everyday life. Each is a  golfer’s paradise and the settings are world-class. Both offer so much for the whole family, especially Pechanga with the outdoor facilities and the most fun for kids which brings out the child in all of us!

Surely, this year-round playground is the best in the west and the perfect combination of resort, casino, fine dining and entertainment. Check out the special play and stay packages here.

Marjorie Hope Rothstein

5 Star Life Curator specializing in Interior Design, Luxury Spas and Resorts, Red Carpet Events, Wellness Travel As a spa trends specialist and 5 Star Life Curator, her passion is creating bespoke services including interior design, visiting and reviewing luxury pampering and resorts. The ultimate is experiencing healing retreats and spas to share the latest in luxury pampering, vibrant health an...(Read More)

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