Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch, Oro Grande: Address, Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch Reviews: 4.5/5

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch
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Perkadventures
Banning, CA14,451 contributions
2 Guy's Find the Bottle Ranch
Oct 2021
Heading from Apple Valley findings we tracked down the bottle ranch. Gate was unlocked and sign said visit and we did. Wandered around this amazing place in the middle of no-where.

Many items are considered to be valuable and you should see and not steal. Worth your time to see this place on the side of the road. Leave a donation in the tip box near the rear of the ranch.
Written October 15, 2021
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flosventure
Arizona130 contributions
Crazy Place!
Aug 2021
I've heard of the Bottle Tree Ranch a while ago and I happened to be in the area so I thought I'll stop there, late on a Sunday afternoon. I was the only person there and there's no real parking, just at the side of the road. I've traveled the world but this place was one of the most bizarre places I've ever seen, in a very good way. It is a very unique experience, it's crazy to walk through all the trees and see all the things. Something you won't come by very easily and definitely a must-see in case you're around!
Written August 3, 2021
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Julie H
Point Arena, CA2,831 contributions
It was okay
Jun 2021 • Couples
Cute little spot. Not really worth going out of your way for. But if you're passing by definitely stop and walk around for a minute. Just a long back road with nothing but houses and empty fields. Don't expect a bathroom, A restaurant, or any kind of stores or shops.

There was not a soul around when we went in. I just walked around for a few minutes, took a few photos and left. It's basically just a bunch of bottles hanging from things. Interesting and neat to see.
Written June 26, 2021
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Chris K
81 contributions
Bottle Symphony - Worthwhile Visit
Apr 2021
This is a great and unusual stop while driving through Barstow. It's about a 30 minute or hour stop depending on how much time you want to spend looking at all the bottles and listening to the noises through the breeze. I spent an hour looking at all the different bottles and the kitschy items on top of all the bottle trees. Then as another reviewer suggested, I just sat, closed my eyes and just listened to the music of the bottles. I highly recommend it, good photos and it's free, Don't miss Tigger sitting in the tree as you enter or exit.
Written April 16, 2021
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LA_dweller
Joshua Tree, CA2,987 contributions
Worthwhile Quick Detour
Feb 2021
If you're traveling on the 15 between Victorville and Barstow this is really a short detour, maybe 10 minutes. because the National Trails Hwy allows you to drive quite fast so it's a worthwhile detour! And the National Trails Hwy used to be known as Route 66 so it's historic in it's own right.

Plus some cool stuff on the route to see-observe-note on the left and right - I mean you're driving on the old route 66 - used to be a big train hub area. You drive by interesting large industrial plants, Giant cement plant, Roy Rogers Ranch, a huge quarry...

And near Victorville, take Adelanto Road (which is a short cut and connects to National Trails Highway) at the south to access or depart from Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch because then you'll also go by an airplane graveyard - which includes the old George AFB, US Army Reserve Aviation Center, Southern California Logistics Airport and across the street is a Federal and a State prison (used to be part of the AF base I think).

I don't know if the Bottle Tree Ranch opens at all anymore, but it doesn't matter. You can see everything by walking around and looking over the fence. Parking right in front or adjacent. It's right on the National Trails Highway. Definitely worth a look and fun to see all the work someone put into it. Obviously a welder, lol. A great addition to what can be a boring drive traveling up or down the 15.
Written March 15, 2021
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Eric G
Pasadena, CA621 contributions
Quirky, Unique Roadside Attraction
Feb 2021
We stopped here, as planned, on our way to Calico. Unfortunately, the gate was locked (perhaps because it was a weekday, I'm not sure) so we could only view the bottle sculptures by walking around the perimeter fence. It was still worthwhile and interesting, but not as good as it would have been otherwise.

There is a large dirt parking lot, and since the "Ranch" is literally on the side of the road, it is easy to find.

It is clear that each individual bottle sculpture was lovingly and whimsically crafted by the late Mr., Long. The art form is at least in part deciding on the topper for each "bottle tree." The creativity is astonishing and well worth the 20 or so minutes it takes to look at everything.
Written March 10, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Bottles can be attractive with sunshine. Wow!
Feb 2020
I loved this experience the Bottle Tree Ranch. There are so many.

There was a dog and he made rucus. However, he was behind the fence.

The sun was hitting on the Bottle Tree Ranch.

What a beautiful place.
Written January 1, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Reflections from empty bottles
Feb 2020
It is all about empty bottles. The sun shines on it and it is truly gorgeous. There were lots of bottles.

They had a fence, because they have a dog that does not likes customers. That was funny.

I will remember the reflections of those bottles. Wow!
Written May 20, 2020
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CaliCanuck3
San Diego, CA149 contributions
Worth the Stop :)
Mar 2020 • Friends
Stopped here on the way from San Diego to Las Vegas and it did not disappoint. Cool little spot to admire the folk art and take some cool pictures :) Very neat to wander around and see all the random objects within, not just bottles can be found here! Spent about 10 mins here.
Written March 9, 2020
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Laura K
Raleigh, NC4 contributions
Worth the stop
Apr 2019 • Friends
My sister and I took our mom here on a road trip from Vegas to LA. It was a cool place and worth the time to find and stop. We took tons of pictures. This was our favorite stop among the 6 stops we made
Written January 10, 2020
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