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“A must see!”

O'Donnell House Historic Tour
Ranked #17 of 23 Tours in Palm Springs
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 31, 2011

The O'Donnell house tour was such a highlight of our recent weekend in Palm Springs. Our lovely tour guide, Laura, enlightened our group with the history and evolution of Palm Springs and it's founders. The house itself is an architectural dream - the interor and exterior construction, furniture and decor all beautiful examples of a time gone by, but a time that so deserves preservation. The gardens and rock formations are awesome and the views of the entire valley are spectacular. The tour is about 1 1/2 hours or so and well worth it. Every visitor to the area should make the reservation for this tour!

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Reviewed January 16, 2011

My husband and I had the pleasure of having a private tour of the O'Donnel house in Palm Springs. Laura, our guide was extremely knowlegeable about the history of the house as well as Palm Springs. It allowed us to see Palm Springs in a different time, to appreciate the history and the people of that era. The sunset was beautiful against the mountains of the Coachella Valley.

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Reviewed October 7, 2010

My mother, aunt, sister and I took this tour just prior to sunset and thoroughly enjoyed it. Laura, the guide, is one of the innkeepers are The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, just next to the Palm Springs Art Museum. The O'Donnell House and The Willows are owned by the same family, and we were fortunate enough to see both properties in this tour, which is not always the case. This is one of the oldest homes in Palm Springs, up high above the O'Donnell Golf Course, and features beautiful appointments, original tile, period furniture. The inn is very lovely, private and romantic. The O'Donnell House is a wonderful location for a wedding or other private function. Go check it out and enjoy a truly unique part of historic Palm Springs.

4  Thank Kate S
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