The Roughley Manor is a very special place, owned and managed by the friendly and pleasant innkeepers, Gary and Jan.
We had a wonderful two-night stay at this lovely oasis in the desert. The rooms and cottages are spread out among the desert landcape, pretty patios, and beautiful rose gardens. The Oasis, the Palms, and the Cholla are situated in a triplex next to the main inn. They have semi-privated patios. Nearby is a duplex where the Museum and Pinto rooms are located. Behind the triplex is one of the single structures called the Farmhouse which has a private patio shaded by huge trees which are occupied by at least one of the "famed" Great Horned Owls. Next to that are the Sunrise and Sunset cottages which have patios that look out at the serene desert. The Pool Bungalo and the Cottage are next to and behind the main inn. As described on the web site, the main inn has two rooms, both of which are located at the top of the stairs on the second floor.
We stayed in the very spacious and stunning Cholla room which was casual, yet elegant, with traditional, country, and Victorian accents. It had two queen beds with sumptuous bed linens, a comfortable sofa, loveseat, overstuffed wing chair, flat screened TV, plenty of storage and drawer space, a microwave oven, refrigerator, glassware, dishes, (real china) utensils, and a coffee pot. The bathroom was very pretty with many special touches.
I had the opportunity to see many of the rooms which all seemed quite spacious. They varied somewhat in size and in decor. (traditional, country, elegant) Even though, they were all different, they all were inviting and lovely. I would be happy to stay in any of them. You might consider view and bed size when making your request. Most have a queen bed. There is one with two queens, and a few with with kings.
All the garden areas are so inviting. The rose gardens were in bloom and were spectacular. There is plenty of comfortable seating everywhere. There are tables with umbrellas, benches, upholstered chairs, and lounges.
The "Great Room" in the main inn has comfortable sofas, books, and game tables. It also serves as the dining room where the delicious breakfasts are served. The tables are set elegantly and the food is presented beautifully. The first morning we had a yummy cheese, cranberry, and sausage strata, served with melons, orange juice, and coffee. The second morning, we had a delicious serving of peach and praline french toast with bacon, orange juice, and coffee. If you have dietary restrictions, let Gary or Jan know ahead of time. I saw them honor three different substitute requests, one for a fruit plate, one for no cheese, and another for dry cereal. Tea, coffee, and cookies were available all day in the dining room.
I highly recommend the exceptional and delightful Roughley Manor. This inn exceeded our expectations, and we are looking forward to returning for another relaxing get-away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly the Roughley Manor, this historic desert inn returns to its roots, honoring Bill & Elizabeth Campbell, the original homesteaders in the 1920's. Step back in time and experience old-world charm at this historic desert inn, located minutes from Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert, California. Choose from two guest suites on the second floor of the historic Colonial style house, and ten suites and cottages on the surrounding property. What began as a modest homestead property in 1925 has been transformed over the years into a modern day desert oasis, with twelve spacious and luxurious guest suites. Unlike anything you'll find in the Mojave Desert, The Campbell House is a Philadelphia style Colonial house built in the late 1920's by early homesteaders and renowned archeologists Bill & Elizabeth Campbell. Set on 25 secluded acres, surrounded by towering Washingtonia fan palms and lush gardens, The Campbell House property offers a peaceful retreat, where you can experience the quiet and calm of the open desert. Discover Joshua Tree National Park, experience our breathtaking starry night skies. Rejuvenate with a massage, followed by a dip in the pool or hot tub. Find some shade and unwind in one of our many gardens, or play a game of bocce ball with the kids and reconnect. The time is yours. Choose from two guest suites on the second floor of the main house, and ten cottages on the surrounding property. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, pool and hot tub access, and on-site massage therapy. Rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Direct TV. Select rooms are pet-friendly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Roughley Manor Hotel Twentynine Palms