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 green, three hole pitch and putt course, horseshoes, tennis courts, bicycle riding and a variety of other activities. The swimming pool is of the 50's era but clean and well maintained.
This is an excellent place for families who want activities provided. An activity sheet is provided at check-in with many possibilities from yoga to hikes and horseback riding.
The restaurant was excellent. The service was excellent and the food was superb. The freshness, variety and overall quality was wonderful.
The classic rooms, where we stayed, were 50's to 60's basic. It has one room with a separate bathroom. The bed was fine but the bathroom could use an update. The mirror had spots and discoloration. There is very little counter space. The room was musty and wall air-conditioning was adequate.
We spent Valentine's day weekend and the dinner for Valentine Day was steak and lobster and a first class meal. We enjoyed the history and memorabilia throughout the facility. Pictures of past presidents, celebrities and Walt Disney adorn the walls. For anybody who appreciates Walt Disney it is a must visit destination but very pricy.
- Also Known As:
- Smoke Tree Ranch Hotel Palm Springs