Stallion Spring Resort

RALPH LAUREN GOES WESTERN

The Resort at Stallion Springs
Tehachaphi, California
1986-1988

Located on a hilltop overlooking Stallion Springs, the design for this luxury resort included the Mountain View Restaurant, saunas, and seasonal Jacuzzi and swimming pools. The bar is decked out with a game room, wide-screen TV, pool table, darts, and vintage jukebox. The bar features commissioned artwork made of Western cowboy newspaper scenes that were collaged, painted, and then burned on the edges to add to a weathered look. The log face of the registration desk is flanked by a sculpted wood grizzly and horse. Cooper commissioned Pennsylvania Amish quilts — no two are alike — to hang above each of the rustic post beds. The two-story restaurant has a bucolic gazebo with a copper cupola and Indian blanket striped carpet.