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Introducing: The Casita

Santiago’s new Casita is open for reservations!  At over 500 square feet, this suite is our largest accommodation containing the most amenities.  Furnished in Santiago’s unique modern hacienda style, you’ll never want to leave, well except maybe to go for a swim.  The private patio includes an outdoor shower and offers a separate street entrance.  Inside there’s a gas fireplace for those cool fall evenings.  And, the marble bathroom is the largest of any at the resort.   Book your stay now...

 

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Santiago's new Casita is open for reservations!  At over 500 square feet, this suite is our largest accommodation containing the most amenities.  Furnished in Santiago’s unique modern hacienda style, you'll never want... Read More »

VOTES ARE IN: BEST BURGER IN PALM SPRINGS!

Make no mistake, it does not matter if you are asking locals or visitors when you ask, “who has the best hamburger in Palm Springs?” the most common answer will be Tyler’s Burger’s. Located in “La Plaza” downtown. This is home to a simple, yet delicious paper wrapped burger deserving of all that adoration.

Tyler’s is only open from 11AM-4PM sadly, it is a lunch time spot only. Don’t worry, there are plenty of other incredible burgers here in Palm Springs that can be had after 4PM, so I thought I would highlight a few I have come to love.

Smoke Tree BBQ has an incredible burger. It is called the “smoked brisket Texas burger” and you guessed it, it is a big ½ lb. juicy beef patty topped with smoked, slow cooked brisket, then add Texas BBQ sauce, smoked gouda, onions & pickles. Absolutely a meat lover’s treat! Served with garlic fries, but don’t be shy about asking for a side of the homemade mac & cheese! It is delicious!

If you like something a little bit different, the “Patty Melt’ at Sherman’s Deli is one of their top sellers! A 1/2 lb. burger patty grilled between two pieces of rye bread, with melted Swiss. It is served with their own version of “potato chips” which are little homemade French fried potato coins. And if you have never been to Sherman’s Deli when visiting Palm Springs you should not miss out, it is a true institution! And try to save room for dessert; they are the best in the valley!

Here is a surprising place to find an awesome hamburger, Appetito. This is a small Italian place that is known for it’s homemade pastas and sauces, but I had been told the hamburger was really something special. How right they were! The “Appetito Burger” is so good! Big ½ lb patty, cooked perfectly with carmelized onions, fontina, butter lettuce. Served with a side of French fries. YUM!

Another local favorite is at Smoking Burgers, the “WOW Burger” has won many awards, including “Best of the Valley” and is considered by many the best burger in town. It is a real burger commitment with two patties, thousand island spread, pickles, crisp lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon and provolone cheese topped with crispy fried onions. Not for the faint at heart. It comes with French fries, but for a mere $2 extra you can order crispy and delicious tater tots! Who does not love tater tots??

And for my final burger, especially if you are a late night muncher, Black Book Bar serves food until 1AM, and for Palm Springs, that is very exciting news! They have a fantastic cheeseburger on the menu all day long! If you want fries, you have to order them extra, the portion is huge -great to share with the table! They also have an incredible chicken sandwich as well, if you are feeling spicy!

Hope you enjoy my list!

Tyler’s
149 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
tylersburgers.com

Smoke Tree BBQ
1775 E Palm Canyon Dr. #405, Palm Springs, CA 92264
smoketreebbq.com

Sherman’s Deli
401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
shermansdeli.com

Appetito
1700 S Camino Real #2, Palm Springs, CA 92264
appetitodeli.com

Smokin Burgers & Lounge
1775 E Palm Canyon Dr #220, Palm Springs, CA 92264
smokinburgerslounge.com

Black Book Bar
315 E Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
facebook.com/blackbookbarandkitchen/

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GET SOCIAL WITH US

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It’s as easy as, well, following us. Check out all the up-to-the-minute posts direct from the resort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see what’s going on in our Desert Oasis today.

 

 

 

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SPLASH HOUSE

Palm Springs celebrates summer twice a year with one of the hottest pool and music festivals anywhere.

Splash House 2, a second amazing weekend of poolside fashion, community and sounds, makes its way here August 11 – 13.

Three area resorts’ pools will host international artists like Big Gigantic, Hot Chip, Camelphat and SuperDuperKyle. Shuttles run non-stop all weekend so you can jump freely between all three poolside stages. Five years old this summer, Splash House is swimming strong.

Find out more about this hip and hot music festival here www.splashhouse.com.

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IDYLLWILD DAY TRIP

At over 5000 feet in elevation, “Mile High Idyllwild” is a favorite day trip for locals and travelers alike.  The 80 minute drive passes spectacular vista points as you climb from the desert floor and reach deep into the San Jacinto Mountains.

Once there, you’ll find a rustic and charming, art-filled village with galleries, antique stores, restaurants and other surprises.  Nearby hiking trails let you explore the quiet wilderness area high above Palm Springs.  It’s a cool getaway during the desert summer.

To learn more about Idyllwild and what to do on your day trip there visit www.idyllwild.com.

 

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EAT WATCH LOVE

Two upcoming June events have us very excited! June 2-11 is Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Throughout the Coachella Valley, its best chefs are creating special prix-fixe menus using seasonal and locally sourced foods. With all of this past year’s new openings, Restaurant Week is a great time to discover new gems or revisit some old faves.

To learn more about Restaurant Week click here.

June 20-26 is North America’s largest short film event: the Palm Springs International ShortFest. With 325 short films from over 50 countries, along with parties, panels, and master classes, this event will keep any film lover busy and delighted.

For more information about Palm Springs International ShortFest click here.

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BEFORE THERE WAS MID-CENTURY MODERN, THERE WAS THIS

Alexander, Cody, Wexler and all the others weren’t the first ones to build cool stuff in the desert.

For a completely new architectural experience, check out Pioneertown, a unique destination that’s just what the architect ordered. Built as a movie set in the 1940s by Gene Autry and other Hollywood actors, Pioneertown is a monument to the Old West–only about 30 minutes from the Uptown Design District and not a sunburst wall clock in sight.

By far the most popular spot here is Pappy and Harriet’s, a saloon-type joint that features live music every night (you never know who will be playing) and an authentic, mesquite-grilled menu. Make rezzies!

Click here to learn more about Pioneer Town.

 

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WHO’S YOUR COWBOY?

Ropes. Leather. Barn animals. It’s time for Palm Springs Hot Rodeo 2017. This is Palm Springs’ major gay rodeo event and the perfect place to watch men in tight jeans move around in all sorts of interesting ways. Calf roping, bull riding, and barrel racing are just a few of the exciting events on tap.

If you’ve never been to a rodeo, this is a great first-timer’s experience–and meeting the cowboys themselves is easy thanks to all the associated events throughout town.

Santiago makes a great home base for all the action May 12-14 so be sure to book early.

Learn more at the Hot Rodeo Web Site.

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Tour de Palm Springs

The 19th Annual Tour de Palm Springs will be held January 20-21, 2017. This exciting desert tradition has raised more than $1 million since 1999 and this year more than 10,000 cyclists will generate funds for over 100 local organizations. Even better is that if you’re a cyclist Santiago’s got your back. We’ve got a safe space to store your bike before the ride—and a bubbling hot tub to soothe your quads afterwards. So grab your bike, slap on a helmet, and head our way.

Learn more about how to register and the different options for the ride by visiting www.tourdepalmsprings.com.

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The 19th Annual Tour de Palm Springs will be held January 20-21, 2017. This exciting desert tradition has raised more than $1 million since 1999 and this year more than 10,000 cyclists... Read More »

Joshua Tree National Park

With the recent celebration of the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary, Joshua Tree National Park celebrated a birthday of its own just two weeks prior. This stunning expanse of natural desert beauty has been preserved for the people for 80 years, and there are plenty of reasons for you to check it out on your next visit to Santiago.

From the park’s iconic and distinctive namesake trees to the breathtaking granite rock formations, from the desert wildlife to the flourishing cacti and desert plants, there’s much more to see than you might expect. Everyone from curbside photo-taker to enthusiastic back-country hiker should take time to visit this special place near Palm Springs.

This protected area encompasses over 1,200 square miles of the stunning Mojave Desert. Over 1.3 million visitors enter the park each year to experience Joshua Tree’s scenic vistas, that are easily accessible via paved roads that traverse the length of the park.

Definitely visit one of the Park’s Visitor Centers in order to plan your time at the park most wisely. Whether you’re all about hiking, camping, photography, rock climbing or simply enjoying the serene desert scenery, the helpful Park Rangers will give you the park map and let you know the best spots to visit for your interests, and you can find out if there are special programs or tours available.

You can also find more information and helpful resources on the park’s web site: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm. The Plan Your Visit page is especially helpful.

Below you’ll find some of frequent Santiago Resort Guest, Toby J. Morris’ images of Joshua Tree. Toby is a fine art nature and landscape photographer out of Las Vegas, and he’s photographed 29 of the 59 National Parks, as well as numerous National Monuments. You can find his Joshua Tree images available for purchase on www.tobyjmorris.com.

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