Travel Blogs from Desert Hot Springs
We awoke around 5:30AM the morning after our wedding to rush to the airport for our flight to Las Vegas. Wanting to take a road trip for our honeymoon, we decided to use the cheap flights to Vegas as a starting point and thought we'd take a drive through the desert.
We started off the morning with a quick cab ride from Hotel Monaco to …
Our entire first day in Palm Springs was spent in the pool. Why? Let me back up to our arrival the night before...
When we arrived at Sagewater Spa, a small 7 room hotel & spa, we were informed that we were going to be the only guests until our last night. We were encouraged to swim as soon as we got there to shake off the stress from …
... as bus chocks since it didn't burn too well. It still didn't burn well.
We let the fire smolder, settled in under the milky way, and watched some stars fall from from the sky. Marcus slept like a little girl on his soft fluffy air mattress, Andy went the Cowboy Way and slept on the ground.
... all rusting away in the desert.
Around this time swarms of mosquitoes had decided that we were the only warm blooded creatures for miles around and started feasting upon us with gusto. We high tailed it out of there, but not before rescuing a pair of lost souls from orange county who had been wondering around in circles....
Tomorrow we will arrive in San ...
... unless the wind starts to blow". The ranger obviously hadn't been outside for a while as the cold desert wind was starting to whistle once again.
The preserve is home to the rare giant palm boring beetle. Its a 1.5 to 2 inch bug that bores into the bark of a palm to lay its eggs. Its larvae bores its way out of the palm and emerges rear end first so as not to get stuck. Boring its way to fresh air may be hazardous especially if ...
How has this spa rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sagewater Spa Desert Hot Springs
From the first phonecall, I knew that Sagewater was the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Christine was lovely on the phone--friendly, thoughtful, eager to take the time to share everything the hotel offers. She offered to book spa services and make restaurant reservations. And later when I called back, Ronnie, the other owner, was equally friendly and personable. We fell in love with both of them when we finally got to meet them in person, and fell head over heels for Sagewater. It truly is an oasis--a lovely, simple soothing aesthetic sets the tone for your vacation immediately. The hot springs pool is wonderful. The rooms, though sparse in decor, are simple and beautiful, and have all of the amenities you could hope for--plenty of kitchen necessities; dvd player; hair dryer; robe--and are uniquely thoughtful in design for hotel rooms--hooks for hanging clothes in all the right places; etc. The hotel has a nice little library of dvds and magazines. The coffeecake you receive upon arrival is such a great way to do the small hotel breakfast thing. All of Christine and Ronnie's recommendations were right on--from their favorite restaurant in Palm Springs, to the massage treatments--which were very expensive but great. The directions on the website were a little off, partially due to road construction, but in general our weekend at Sagewater was so easy and perfect and relaxing. And even though they don't allow dogs, if you're lucky you'll get to meet their very special dog, Sage-the perfect mascot for this truly special place.
Just what the doctor ordered
It didn't take long to relax at the Sagewater Spa. We enjoyed everything there was to offer from the amazing mineral water pool and jacuzzi to massages in our room to the relaxed and comfortable rooms. It was a perfect weekend getaway for my husband and I to spend some quality time together. We hope to be back.
Take me to my special place
When I feel stressed or exhausted I think of "my special place" for a moment of sanity...that place is the hot pool at Sagewater Spa. I can picture myself soaking in the water under a star filled sky and gorgous moon. The water is magical. The spa is simple and healing. The air really smells like sage. I can't wait to get there again and soak up the rays and soak in the healing water. The clientele is also great and I've seen many regulars there on my need-to-be-more-frequent get-aways. It feels lke coming home. Ask Cris to make you a famous Brazilian Cairpina. Be back soon. Lisa
Most relaxing place in SoCal
My wife and I first went to Sagewater Spa in 2001, and we've returned at least once a year since then. Rhoni and Cris are the kindest, most generous hosts you could ask for. The place is simple, clean, quiet, and beautiful. The pool and hot tub are naturally heated; it's hard not to stay in all day long. A gorgeous desert setting with amazing mountain views. We're going again in a week and we can't wait!
A Desert Gem
Sagewater Spa is the perfect home away from home. The owners welcome you with warmth comparable to the desert sun. The rooms are clean each with its own kitchen and the most comfortable bed made up with Frette linens. The only thing better than lying in the bed is soaking in the amazing pool where the mineral waters wash over you relieving all stress.
You Had Me at Frette
My recent stay at Sagewater - one of many and hopefully many more to come - was what I can only describe as delightful. The thing that keeps me coming back is the beautiful blend of authentic hospitality and sumptuous attention to detail. If that's not enough invitation, then the night sky over a joshua-tree-lined hill, velvety mineral water and generous treatments should do the trick.
I would like to comment on a find in the Desert Hot Springs..an oasis literally, to leave cares and worries and stress behind. I needed to do all of that and a friend recommended Sagawater Spa. In one weekend I felt renewed. The hospitality of the owners and a delicious "Grandma B's loaf cake awaited my arrival. The rooms are immaculate with Frette sheets and endless views that carry all cares away. But, the best part was the mineral pool with water that can take all the aches and strain from you as you soak. This is like no other "swimming pool". It's like being in velvet wrapped luxury. I also had several massage treatment, given by experts, who made me feel like a new person. I just want to pass on an amazing place to renew and refresh. I am thrilled to know I can get that feeling again, by returning to Sagewater Spa any time I need to unwind and relax.
The Only Place to Relax and Rejuvenate!
After a soak in the healing waters and a night in the scumptious bed, you will want to re-vist and share this experience time and again.
Paradise Found at Sagewater Spa
After testing the waters at many hotels and spas in Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, my wife wife and I have settled on a favorite: Sagewater Spa. The hosts, Cristina and Rhoni, are charming and gracious. The rooms are immaculate, comfortable and stylish. The main attraction is the hot-spring fed pool and spa, with superbly silky and sulfer-free water, open 24 hours. This is the perfect place to float and soak. Everyone immediately gets in the same relaxed and congenial mood. We've enjoyed many an impromptu group barbeque, sharing food with other guests at the outdoor table, but if you want peace and quiet, no one will disturb you. Best kept secret: skinny dipping after dark is encouraged.