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Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Hotels

Smoke Tree Ranch

Pros

  • Priceless privacy
  • Simple luxury
  • Recreational choices include horseback riding, lawn bowling, hiking, golfing, a playground, and jogging

Cons

  • No glitz
  • Limited entertainment options
  • Family atmosphere not for everyone

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

A world apart from Palm Springs' pulsating urban village, the area's most under the radar resort complex occupies 400 pristine desert acres, surrounded by mountains and unspoiled vistas. A laid-back genteel retreat since the mid-1930s for some of the world's foremost families, including Walt Disney's, it still provides an experience reminiscent of the Old West. A collection of simple mid-century cottages is spread among manicured desert gardens and shaded by smoke trees.

Most have fireplaces and private patios. A large rambling ranch house right out of a western movie, with gleaming paneled walls and picture windows framing desert scenery, holds a dining room where three meals are served daily.

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Hotel Information

Address:

1850 Smoke Tree La., Palm Springs, California, 92264, USA

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Phone:

760-327–1221; 800-787–3922

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Apr.–late Oct.
  • 49 cottages, includes 18 suites
  • All-inclusive; Some meals

Updated 05/05/2014

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