The Willow Palm Springs Inn is the iconic celebrity hideaway located on a Palm Springs mountaintop. The lushly landscaped Mediterranean style retreat possesses a quiet elegance that removes itself from the frenetic energy of modern LA.
It was built nearly 90 years ago for millionaire William Mead, a prominent Los Angeles business man and real estate developer. During the 1930s in the Willows became a place of rejuvenation for some of the era’s most notable figures like Albert Einstein, Shirley Temple, Marion Davies, Clark Gable and his wife Carole Lombard. It was quiet and private place to avoid the press.
The Inn boasts heated pool and Jacuzzi where guests are supplied with ice tea and towels, rich mahogany doors, hand carved limestone, Spanish tiles Mead, flat screen televisions, DVD players and WIFI access are available in all of the rooms. The rooms are fitted with fireplaces and private balconies, tandem claw foot tubs and period-appropriate fainting couches. Despite some technological upgrades the Inn has kept the spirit of the home. In 1924 began the construction of home which was built on a hilltop with beautifull landscaped gardens. The property also includes a heated pool and Jacuzzi where guests are supplied with ice tea and towels.
Guests with an interest in Hollywood can stay in room named per popular silent film actress Marion Davies who stayed here in 1950’s. Inside the inn, her room features an elaborately carved king-sized bed, large fireplace and a balcony with a view of the San Jacinto Mountains.
For those who really want to channel the colorful life the actress led, Davies’ Beverly Hills home were she lived can be leased for $600,000 a month. If you are perhaps looking for something a bit more economical, the rooms at The Willows start at $325 a night and include a three-course gourmet breakfast as well as evening wine and hors d’oeuvres.