Bella Monte Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Travel Blogs from Desert Hot Springs
... water – if not both. There is evidence, too, of check-damming of some of the water courses during flash floods which served for the irrigation of their protected crops on the terraces of the canyon floors. By the 1200s the population had grown dramatically and pollen studies show that most of the tree cover had been removed; ...
... five minutes away from home the installer called to say that he could do it right away! We were really lucky - first we happened to see the installer's van and then he had the cancellation.
Bob had set up our satellite dish when we first got here but we have trouble keeping the signal. We finally decided that it wasn't worth the trouble so we have suspended our satellite TV ...
... about putting a camera trap. I guess I thought we would drive in the canyon, somehow, and walk from there. Definitely wrong, and boy was I glad that I wore pants.
We drove to the canyon, and Matt told us to get out of the car. I assumed that we were just looking into the canyon (stupid me) as he was pointing a few things out. The canyon we were parked above is called Honey Canyon because native people used to climb the canyon to get where the bee’s ...
... irrigation runoff was frozen. Water runoff out in the desert normally sinks into the sand but this morning it pooled and frozen solid. In fact the 50 square foot pool of water was still frozen at 1330 hours this afternoon.
Our British Columbian neighbors named their dog Kermode, after the infamous white spirit bear native to the islands of B.C. The bear is actually a black bear. Its white coat comes from a recessive gene and ...
... bighorn sheep, desert tortoise and iguana, Wiley coyotes and kit fox. A large variety of plants live here as well. Yucca, smoketree, bottlebush, ocotillo, palo verde, juniper, scrub oak, Perry's Nolina, prickly pear cactus, and the namesake Joshua Tree. Of course there are the obligatory slithery rattle snakes, non-poisonous snakes chuckwallas and smaller species of lizard.
Driving up the road into the park is a steady climb at first, then flattens out ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking