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The Area

Tips and Tricks

These helpful tips and tricks will help you get the most of your stay with us.


There are a LOT of really great restaurants in the area, but these are some of our favorites.


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Splash into year-round fun at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center featuring three pools, multiple slides, diving boards, and a variety of play features designed to delight water lovers of all ages. All or part of the 8-acre facility can be rented for private parties, corporate events, swimming competitions, and other special occasions.

Coachella & Stagecoach

Although Coachella’s roots are all about music, it’s become way more expansive than that in recent years. It features art installations and has also become a major fashion hotspot for bohemian-inspired styles. It’s also packed with celebrities, from the artists who are performing to stars who just want to hang out. A-listers like Kendall Jenner, Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more are spotted there almost every year.

Shields Date Garden

Where else to see the 10 minute video on "Romance and Sex Life of the Date Palm," except in the gift shop of Shields' Date Farm? Dates are a labor intensive crop brought to the Coachella Valley in 1890. This may have been the original Shields Date Farm, but now it is labeled palm and citrus gardens (free to walk in them with a meal receipt), good cafe (see separate TripAdvisor reviews) and gift shop with soda fountain, where you buy your excellent date shake. (We were skeptics, too, and became believers.)

Empire Polo Club

Established in 1987, Empire Polo Club has been an intricate part of polo history here in the California desert. Empire Polo Club has put together a fun polo season filled with competitive polo tournaments, parties and many opportunities to meet new people.



One of the best, most organized days I’ve ever had. Thank you to the whole staff for professionalism. This house is craftsman.

  Our family with 2 young kids loved the stay here, I think the pictures don’t do enough justice to how nice the home looks and especially the private backyard pool... read more

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April 10, 2024

  We had a great stay.

thumb Michael
March 25, 2024

  We really enjoy staying here. Close to Joshua Tree

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March 17, 2024

  Very nice place and accomodating host

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March 7, 2024