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O'Donnell House Historic Tour

412 W. Tahquitz, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-320-0771
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Awesome Wedding Venue

My daughter was married here a couple of weeks ago. The house and grounds are beautiful. The view... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Ventura, California
A Little Disappointing

After reading such rave reviews of this trip, I booked a tour for my family. It was a nice tour... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2017
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This is a by-appointment-only hour-long Historical Tour featuring the history of Palm Springs and this iconic home. Situated high on the hillside above the Palm Springs Art Museum, the house built in 1925, meticulously restored, features the finest collection of mission style furnishings, including rare tiles, pottery and Early California Furniture. This property adjoins and is now a part of The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, a private luxury boutique hotel. All tours are conducted by a docent and require advance reservation. Tour sizes are limited for an optimal experience and fill quickly, so please call in advance to ensure availability.
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412 W. Tahquitz, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-320-0771

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

My daughter was married here a couple of weeks ago. The house and grounds are beautiful. The view is gorgeous. all the guests remarked how very special it was!!

Thank Sundancer93003
Reviewed January 21, 2017

After reading such rave reviews of this trip, I booked a tour for my family. It was a nice tour, but nothing "amazing". The tour was supposed to last 90 minutes. It was 45. The house was interesting from a historical perspective and the view...More

Thank cascio
Reviewed September 23, 2016

I attended a fundraiser at the O'Donnel House. I know that we parked at the Palm Springs Art Museum and were vaned up the Mountain so be sure to call the O'Donnel House for information before setting out. The inside is magnificent and the evening...More

Thank melanieg5
Reviewed March 21, 2016

4 of us enjoyed a stimulating & informative tour with Laura. Every room has a history and the original wall & floor tiles are particularly well preserved and attractive. The view is one of the best in the area, and we hope it will not...More

Thank Happilygreydave
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful house! The view is second to none. Our guide Laura was so informative, and friendly. So much Palm Springs history! This house embodies early California history at its finest. The tile, the furnishings , the view! You can see the whole valley....More

1  Thank Debbie F
Reviewed January 30, 2016

If you can afford it, you frequent Palm Springs, you love golf and you rent downtown Palm Springs, you should consider joining. The course will not disappoint you. The setting is glorious. The restaurant (old O'Donnell house) is superb. Service unparalleled. I've played here now...More

Thank love2eat333
Reviewed June 14, 2015

One of the most amazing vistas in Palm Springs. Great, architecturally significant property that is a must see.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed March 26, 2015

Just took this tour with Steve as our guide. Steve initially told us that this place was "magical" and that's just how I felt about it. I had no idea about the history of this place and surrounding area and Steve explained it all in...More

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed March 11, 2015

We did the O'Donnell House historic tour last March (2014) and were very impressed. We reserved a few days in advance and ended up being the only others on the tours, we we had a private 2 hour tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and...More

2  Thank drjawsCranbrook_BC
Reviewed March 5, 2015

We booked this tour via phone call to Steve~ the Tour Guide~ about two weeks ahead of our travel date. He can be reached at (760) 320-0771 or (800) 966-9597. The cost is $45.00 per person. Steve was very accomodating and a terrific story teller!...More

1  Thank Bink51
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February 18, 2016|
Response from tconrad412 | Property representative |
Please call the Willows at 760-320-0771 for available days and times. Thank you of your interest.
February 17, 2015|
Response from tconrad412 | Property representative |
The 90 minute, by appointment only, tour is $45 per person.