This was a spur of the moment Day Trip in the High Desert. I love doing things at the spur of the moment. On Monday while John and I were out doing some errands out in Apple Valley we decided to see if we could find the Bottle Tree Ranch. First, we wanted to make it to Linda Marie’s Treasures in Oro Grande, CA before she closed at 5:00pm. After we were finished visiting with her, we discovered that the Bottle Tree Ranch was just down the same National Trails Highway about 6 miles! It is on historic Old Route 66 in the Mohave desert.
We heard that it is open to the public all of the time and if Elmer is there, he will come out and talk with you. So off we went. Elmer was there and what a treat to get to visit with him. He gave us the grand tour and even invited us into his home. What an amazing artist he is. If you want to read more about our awesome High Desert Day trip to The Bottle Tree Ranch and see some amazing photos of things that Elmer Long has created visit Marti’s Muses and Marvels Blog
We highly recommend taking time to visit the Bottle Tree Ranch and meeting Elmer Long, the man that created this unusual for of art.