Travel Blogs from Desert Hot Springs
... as a result of a 24 year
extended drought around this time.
Throughout the desert, in all these national parks, are signs instructing visitors to stay on the paths. Ironic, as in Canyonlands - already flecked with the nodding derricks of oil well-heads - they're reseeding a strip 30 metres wide where they've just laid ...
... which meant lots of dust with a few sprigs of struggling grass. We settled in and had a look around the park.
It turned out that the road behind us had quite a bit of traffic and the next morning we decided to see about moving to a different spot. We drove around the park, looking at the vacant spots and made a note of our favorites before going to the office to ask about ...
... events that took place while Fiona and I took a different path down the canyon than the others had yesterday. Apparently Sven had stood atop of a big rock/boulder while everyone took a break. The boulder was only about a meter from the cliff’s edge, and, right as Sven began to step off to the side, the boulder rolled backwards and fell several hundred meters down the canyon. Everyone is convinced Sven almost died yesterday. He had no idea it was ...
... mixed into it. This soil doesn't look so fertile and no obvious source of water here. This is what the desert is like outside the oasis.
All in all visiting the oasis was enjoyable, the highlight of our day. Our only regret was having to cut the experience a little short because on that darned sign. You know the one that I mean, the one with the graphic of a dog with a circle around it and the dreaded line crossing through the dog and the circle. ...
... hour. The views up to Joshua Tree are beautiful! And I have to say that these pictures were not taken while I as driving down the interstate at 85 MPH.
I found a motel, High Desert Motel, right outside Joshua Tree National Park through an app I downloaded on my phone. I'm really not too worried about getting rooms at all during this trip, as it was really easy tonight. If one ...
How has this spa rated in the past?
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations
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.
Santa Monica CA
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.