Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Hotels


Smoke Tree Ranch

At a Glance


  • priceless privacy
  • simple luxury
  • recreational choices include horseback riding, lawn bowling, hiking, golfing, a playground, and jogging


  • no glitz
  • limited entertainment options
  • family atmosphere not for everyone

Smoke Tree Ranch 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 49 cottages, includes 18 suites
  • Rate includes some meals, all-inclusive.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Apr.–late Oct.
Updated: 05-05-2014

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