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Smoke Tree Ranch

1850 Smoke Tree Lane, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

First off, this is not your typical Hotel, but a Dude Ranch, with a lot of interesting history. There are only 2 ways one can enter the property - you are a guest or owner. Once you enter, you have no idea you are minutes from civilization. It's fabulous for a quiet getaway! The food was unbelievably fabulous and the... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Smoke Tree Ranch was the second home for Walt Disney prior to his death. There are private homes here and there are rental cottages. Some have been updated and then there are classic units that have not been. The Ranch House is where you check in and where the main dining room is. The grounds include a swimming pool, bowling... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This property was once a top-notch guest ranch. These days the stables are not connected to the "ranch" but they are not too far away if you want to ride horses. The cottage accommodations are fine during the day, but we had a new cockroach every night! Not the small kind, but the HUGE, as big as your thumb kind.... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were looking for a nice, quite and peacefull hotel for our 4 children family in Palm Springs. The Smoke Tree Ranch was the perfect pick for us. This is a beautifull place, refined, full of history with very nice accomodations. The restaurant is great for families with a very nice buffet and plats du jours. If you do not... More

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Virginia, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

This was a fantstic place for a family to visit. Located just outside La Quinta in Palm Springs, this resort catered a wedding event that was fanatstic. Very rustic and natural, Smoke Tree Ranch was still elegant and friendly. Always love La Quinta area. I know the Tucker family had a great time. Thanks, Geoff Tucker

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Bellevue, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I was unsure about what kind of accomodations to book in the area, but ended up choosing Smoke Tree because so many people I knew had stayed there. It was perfect! We read books, swam in the uncrowded pool, took walks, etc. Smoke Tree has a laid back, but refined atmosphere. The dress code was refreshing: none of the men... More

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San Francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I cannot say enough about Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs California. The cottages are spacious and have everything you will need for a one night stay or a ten night stay. The RANCH has been left in its natural desert state. The raw beauty of the landscape and the mountains will take your breath away. The stars at night... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My stay here was for a business related retreat. Normally the cost well exceeds what I spend for my personal travel. The cottage was immaculate, probably recently remodeled, very comfortable but not extraordinary. What you're paying for here is the beautiful view and surroundings, the really good service and exceptional food. Also the the sense of remoteness even though you... More

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Austin, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

Just got back from a beautiful wedding at Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs. Unfortunately we ended up leaving with a very bad taste in our mouth. We arrived to the hotel late on Friday night and checked into our Studio Cabin. The cabin was dated and rustic but very comfortable. We got a good night sleep and I woke... More

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Carlsbad, California
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

We're staying in Palm Springs at another hotel. We called twice to see if we could drop by and look over the hotel. They refused us and said they weren't that kind of hotel. Amazing. Their website seems like they want to have people stay there, but that's now how they answer the phone. The front desk person transferred us... More

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Also Known As:
Smoke Tree Ranch Hotel
Smoke Tree Ranch Hotel Palm Springs
Address: 1850 Smoke Tree Lane, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
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Ranked #25 of 40 Specialty lodging in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$

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