John C. Harris
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John C. Harris

John C. Harris, Owner of Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant

California, USA (Coalinga, 93210)

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant can trace its history as a farm and gathering place back over 100 years. Current corporate chairman and owner John C. Harris is the latest leader from the Harris family, which has been continually managing the Harris Ranch land sits since 1937. The area now included more than 17,000 acres of working farmland in addition to the Inn & Restaurant.

The restaurant was founded in 1977 as a place for local farmers to gather, discuss the news of the day and rest after long hours working the land. It quickly expanded to include the Inn, a bakery, a butchery, a retail store and an event venue. The Restaurant is now one of the five busiest restaurants in California, serving Harris Ranch Reserve Beef as well as locally-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. The Harris family is committed to the vertical integration of their farming operations and operates with a farm-to-fork model that emphasizes seasonal produce and lower transportation costs for ingredients.

The 153-room Inn is inspired by the California hacienda style of architecture, with a country twist and modern amenities. The property features an airstrip, heated Olympic-sized pool, business center and exercise facility attracting travelers from across the world looking to relax and enjoy the beauty of central California.

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant have a long history of being committed to the people and land around them. Many of the staff have worked at the property for more than twenty years, lending a feel of closeness, expertise and hospitality for all who visit. The Inn has also serves as a hub for conversations surrounding water conservation as the community battles California’s recent drought. Water use training, agricultural conservation classes and education sessions with drought experts are just a few of the events The Inn & Restaurant have hosted to address the water shortage in the area.

The next time you’re looking to relax and enjoy the product and bounty of central California, visit Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant. Learn more about the property, its benefits and the Harris family’s commitment to the area at


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