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O'Donnell House Historic Tour
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May 2, 2018
“Ah, what money can buy!”
Apr 16, 2017
“Awesome Wedding Venue”
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...more
412 W. Tahquitz, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-320-0771
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Imagine, it is 1925 and you are a multi-millionaire (hate to think of how many billions that would be today) and you have a health issue requiring time in the dry desert. So, a grand 4,000+ square foot home was built on 15 acres. How...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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tconrad412, Owner at O'Donnell House Historic Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope you enjoyed the tour. Thomas O'Donnell was worth about twenty-five million dollars in 1925. That is a lot of money! And he built the house to capture the incredible view of the whole...More

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!!

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: January 2017
2  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

Date of experience: November 2015
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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

Date of experience: March 2016
3  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

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank debbief469
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

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank love2eat333
Reviewed June 14, 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2014
2  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

Date of experience: March 2015
1  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

Date of experience: April 2014
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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.