A warm bit of Tuscany against a backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains characterizes the smallest, most intimate, and most opulent of the Indian Wells hotels. Guest rooms, with lavish appointments (especially in the bathrooms) are in red-roofed villas on 11 acres of bougainvillea-filled gardens surrounding a lively pool area. Many have private patios or balconies with views of perfectly manicured, brilliantly colored gardens. Reading nooks and hammocks are tucked into secluded corners. Guests may use facilities at the Indian Wells Golf and Tennis Center.