Hacienda Hot Springs Inn
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A few days hanging around waiting for overnight temperatures in Mesa Verde – which is up to 4000 ft higher than Moab - to stabilise above freezing then we can leave Moab.
Mesa Verde (spanish for green table) is not strictly a mesa, but rather a questa as it has 7 deg slope ...
... I think we will go to Southwest even though its probably 40 kms away in Palm Desert.
On Christmas Day Bob played golf in the regular men's league and then we went two doors down to the home of Rick and Darlene who are from Duncan BC. Darlene cooked a turkey, along with brussel sprouts, potatoes, carrots, stuffing and cranberry sauce and I brought my spinach/goat cheese salad and broccoli ...
... the size of my foot, and looked like a cricket with a transparent shell/body.
Eventually, we realized that there were no longer human tracks in the sand and only animal prints (primarily what appeared to be oryx based on what we saw during the drive into the park). We were quite certain we went too far, and this was confirmed when we were surrounded by sand dunes.
On the way back, I kept hearing this awful animal noise. I looked ...
Two days ago the weatherman gave a glimmer of hope that the cold windy weather was to subside. So how better to take advantage of decent weather but to take a field trip?
Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve is located approximately 16 miles southeast of the RV park. Many of those miles are in uncharted territory, at least we haven't traveled them. We head to the southeast on Dillon Road passing the funky looking but well stocked Blairs Landing ...
... through water. It spans Berrego Springs Road with the last segment of the "animal" flattening out- its tail has rattles like a rattle snake. It is spectacular!
We then head over to Anza Berrego State Park Visitor Center. It is built into a hillside so it is invisible from the parking lot. It sports a botanical garden containing native plants....... and fish!
What the? Pup fish are the only fish in these parts that can live in salt or brackish water that ...
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Awsome! Hacienda Hot Springs
The reasons that Hacienda Hot Springs is a repeat destination for my frequent rejuvenation are numerous. It is close to Los Angeles. It is a clean, cozy, personal establishment that "feels like home".
There are only 5 units, so there can be no crowds. It is run by the most delightful couple... they are hip,inteligent, sophisticated but laid back, and always accommodating.
I love that the swiming pool and jacuzzi consist of natural healing mineral water which are kept at perfect temperatures year round. The air is pristine and arid. The views of San Jacinto Mountain are inspiring.
It's so peaceful that it's eazy to relax and just let go instantly. And finally... the price is so reasonable... I feel that there must be some error!
I highly reccommend this destination, James
Want to rest?
After spending 4 days in the midwest for a family funeral, Hacienda Hotsprings Hotel was just what we needed. The room . kitchenette and back patio made us so relaxed, time passed. We soaked, drank wine, ate,soaked,drank wine, ate met wonderful people, some were other guests, others who had the good fortune to own or work at Hacienda Hot Springs. It was a remarkable time of peace for my husband and I after a year of losing parents. I hope to be able to return soon!
Beautiful Spanish-Style Getaway
Hacienda Hot Springs Inn is a small hotel whose buildings are Spanish style from the 1940s. They've been newly renovated and decorated appropriately. Each room is different.
I was exhausted from a busy week and I enjoyed the mineral water pool and spa -- very relaxing. My bed was also extremenly confortable and the homemade granola for breakfast was a nice treat. The service is excellent, very friendly and attentive, and well informed about the surrounding area.
Charming And Unexpected
This was my first trip to Desert Hot Springs.
I came to see the cactus in bloom, after the incredible rainy season in S. California, and I decided to try out the local hot springs as well.
I stayed at the Hacienda for two nights, and had a wonderful time.
The grounds themselves were beautiful, with a wonderful sense of intimacy and small, considered detail everywhere you looked- from the Spanish-style architecture to the carefully landscaped terraces of trees, green lawns, rock gardens, cacti and gently running water overlooking spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
The mineral bath was hot, bubbly, generously large and incredibly relaxing.
There was also a larger swimming pool, also heated - and it was bliss to go from one to the other...and back again.
My room was comfortable, clean, cozy...and quiet. I liked the little historical postcards, the Dr Bronner's soap, the colorful ceramic cups, all of which gave a personal, homey feel.
The manager's name was Leslie, and she was funny, personable and very helpful all around for this first-time visitor.
As a kind of added bonus, I happened to make a couple of new friends - and possible creative colleagues - on my second night there, who I met in a sort of open lounge and game room.
I took in Palm Springs and Josua Tree (which were the purposes of my visit), but Hacienda was such a charming, unexpected "home base" to return to, I might well make it the reason for my trip to the area.
Hacienda Hot Springs is the perfect relaxing remedy for the stressful LA lifestyle. We had such a wonderful time there the first time that we returned a few weeks later! The rooms are comfy and cozy, the kitchenettes have everything you could possibly need and the jacuzzi is right outside your door! All rooms have patios. There are gorgeous views -- especially at sundown. Oh, have I mentioned the amazing landscaping? Even the swimming pool was the perfect temperature. Finally, they could not be more friendly -- the hospitality is excelent! Be sure to ask for home-made granola for breakfast. I can't guarantee they'll have it but when they do, it's scrumptious.
We'll undoubtedly return to Hacienda Hotsprings in the very near future.
We Have a New Favorite
If Hacienda Hot Springs Inn had been around a few years ago, my first marriage would probably have been saved .... What a lucky find this was! Unlike other spas, Hacienda is low key, quiet, romantic, and so tastefully well-appointed we thought we were at home. Except we don't have a geothermally heated spa, or a pool with a brook babbling nearby, or electricity supplied by photovoltaic panels on the roof, or fastidiously detailed and well-kept .... well, everything. Who else puts fresh milk in the frig for their delicious homemade granola? Everything you need is thoughtfully and generously provided and it's all where it should be. And, relative to other spa resorts in the area, it's inexpensive! Magic! Congratulations to the owner, staff and especially to Graham Barker, the builder of this beautifully renovated inn. We'll be back!
Loved the intimacy!
Loved the intimacy!
The desert sky above was always filled with stars at night and the sun
of course during the day time hours. And those pools of natural mineral water pumped in from the ground below are truly a revelation.
We spent most of our time in the pools of healing revitalizing water
and were completely relaxed and rejuvenated as a result.
The grounds are nicely landscaped with local plants and trees and green
There is a charming community lounge which turned out to be a good
place to go for interesting conversation with some of the other guests as well as the owner and manager.
The service and hospitality were first rate. excellent.
A True Oasis in the Desert!!!
We went to Hacienda Hot Springs Inn in the beginning of March. It's fabulous!!! Much better than an other Hot Springs we've stayed at in the past. Makes all the others seem like run down old motels.
When we entered the courtyard, we were immediately transported into a traquil desert oasis. The courtyard is beautifully landscaped with aromatic desert natives, manicured lawns, a meandering spring and georgous old trees. The therapeutic mineral pool and spa are artistically placed in this multi-terraced courtyard. There are many niches to sit and take in the view of the valley below and the mountains that majestically rise above Palm Springs. The Spanish-hacienda architecture makes the picture complete.
Our room was a dream-vintage California/Spanish styling, with one-of-a-kind details that are specific to the area (a vintage map and framed postcard, were just a couple of the details). French doors led out to our own private patio for sunbathing and relaxing. The bed was incredably comfortable and the room was incredibly clean. We stayed in one with an attached kitchenette, which I would highly suggest getting, as you are not going to want to leave.
Our host, Leslie was very down-to-earth and personable. She knew all about the area, it's history and the hot springs. In the morning she set out fresh coffee and made us the most incredible home made granola with fresh strawberries.
In the end, the only regret we had was having to leave. We tried to attached a couple of pictures, but they wouldn't upload. Never-the-less they really don't do the place justice. You have to go and see it for yourself and check out their website. Our search is over. This is it. This is the only hot spring retreat in this area worth going to. We wish we were there now.
OK but small
The rooms were large enough to get around the very nice King Size bed. We had a private patio but it looked onto a high wall. There was a TV with VCR in the closet and our breakfast consisted of a small container of home-made granola which was not replenished. The hot tub is very nice as is the pool and there is a common room which you are welcome to use. The grounds are nice but the rooms are very small.