Sample Old Hollywood glamour and elegance at this 1927 landmark lodging
This elegant old hotel, with rows of date palms, tamarisk trees, and a natural spring, is an oasis in the desert. Step inside to get a taste of comfortable luxury as envisioned when the inn was built in 1927, shimmering with the glamour of Old Hollywood. If you’re lucky enough to stay here, walk through the garden to the pool and take a dip. Stone arches at the pool’s edge frame the sun setting behind the Panamint Range to the west.
The evening emerges, intensely blue. And the desert is transformed; the air softens, birdcalls echo back and forth, and a bat swoops over the water. The stars are crisp and bright. Slip back inside for dinner in classical elegance (sorry, no shorts, tank tops, or t-shirts allowed), paired with fine California varietals. The inn’s dining room serves three meals daily to guests as well as the general public; dinner reservations recommended.