Many have asked how we came up with the name Rockford Grange. The property’s original owner, mystery doctor Omar Palmer known as “The Wizard of Oto”, came to this area in the 1900s to retire and named his new country home just that. He built the three story natural rock home overlooking a spring fed lake that we now call Rockford Grange Cottage.
Our property has had many lives. After the passing of Dr. Palmer the property changed hands and became a dude ranch. Fast-forward to the 1960s the property expanded and many of the facilities were built, including the main venue, for Olympic Judo Martial Arts training.
After extensive remodeling and reclaiming of the land our property is now a beautiful setting for the ultimate wedding day or wedding weekend. We find that our rich history gives Rockford Grange a uniqueness that sets us apart!