Santiago Resort – Gay Palm Springs Resort

Author: , June 16th, 2017

Santiago Resort

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Santiago Resort is a luxury boutique hotel in Palm Springs where men come to hit pause, be spoiled, and rediscover the bliss of completely giving in to the moment.

Santiago offers free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments in the cantina. The wealth of amenities includes the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs, clean spacious remodeled rooms with either poolside or mountain views.

Santiago is conveniently located 1.5 miles from Downtown Palm Springs.

See the Santiago Resort Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Palm Springs Private Home – Palm Springs, California

Author: , May 22nd, 2017

Palm Springs Private Home

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Palm Springs Private Home is located on a quiet cul de sac.

It has two bedrooms, master has a king with ensuite, and the second has a queen bed. There is a study with pull out queen sofa complete with fax and copy machine and house wide wifi and free calling long distance Canada and USA.

The living room has a smart tv with satellite service. The dining room seats 8. The kitchen is completely set up for home dining.

The patio set seats 4 and has a gas bbq. The salt water pool also has a spa. There is an adjoining casita with two bedrooms and two bathrooms but we would like to rent the house on its own.

If you’re looking for a great place to stay in Palm Springs, visit us at the Palm Springs Private Home.

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La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa – Palm Springs

Author: , December 14th, 2016

La Dolce Vita Resort & SpaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa is an elegant, upscale, gay owned clothing optional resort in Palm Springs. We offer 28 guest rooms, accented with Italian touches, on just under an acre of land.

The Resort features cabanas where you can relax away from the heat of the desert, enjoy our two heated pools, soak away your cares in one of our two hot tubs, relax in our twelve man steam room, or work out in our outdoor exercise area. We foster a friendly, no attitude atmosphere.

Pamper yourself at our day spa with massages, facials, waxing and luxurious body treatments designed for men and performed only by male therapists.

The entire resort is clothing optional – enjoy the warmth of the Palm Springs sun on your naked skin.

The property is blanketed with micro misters, which spray a fine water mist into the air and cool the ambient temperature as much as ten degrees.

We also offer many opportunities for our guests to meet each other, including breakfast & social hours in the evening.

You can enjoy beautiful sunsets over the San Jacinto Mountains, and stroll through our gardens – fruit trees, palms, cacti, stone sculptures and fountains

Our gay resort is close to all the gay bars, restaurants, and shops in Palm Springs. Palm Springs hosts some of the largest gay events in the country, including Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party, Palm Springs Gay Pride and Palm Springs Gay Leather Pride.

Palm Springs has one of the largest gay and lesbian populations per capita in the country, and is also one of the top 2 destinations for gay travel.

We also offer free wifi internet access, and a computer internet station for guest use. There’s a safe in each room that’s big enough to hold a laptop computer.

Each of our rooms has AVEDA bath products for gay men who expect the best, as well as spa bath robes.

By the end of the evening, as you stare up at the stars, you’ll have arrived at La Dolce Vita, “The Sweet Life”.

See the La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Casa Ocotillo – Gay Palm Springs Resort

Author: , September 11th, 2016

Casa Ocotillo

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Welcome to Palm Springs’ Finest gay place to stay…Casa Ocotillo, a luxury vacation accommodation for gay men in a 1934 Mexican Hacienda tucked away behind gates on over one-half acre of lushly landscaped grounds. Nestled at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains in old Palm Springs, this property offers you all of the best features for your Palm Springs vacation.

From the moment that you arrive, you’ll realize that you have entered a special place that you can call “home” while visiting Palm Springs. This gated compound offers you the ultimate in luxury and privacy. The wonderful grounds will envelope you in an oasis setting with lush tropical plantings, gardens and even a citrus grove where you can pick your own morning fruit (when in season). The spectacular mountain views are breathtakingly beautiful as the mountains soar thousands of feet above you.

Each suite has been uniquely designed to provide you a warm, welcoming hospitality. The wonderful Hacienda style setting makes Casa Ocotillo the perfect place to invite the out-of-doors into your living space and fully enjoy the beautiful climate.

Our guests experience unparalleled resort-like accommodations and services designed especially for gay men in a personal hideaway you can call your very own. This is truly your own private resort in the desert, away from the hustle and bustle, and yet minutes from the excitement of downtown Palm Springs.

Uniquely decorated Bungalows & Suites individually designed with your personal comfort and privacy in mind

  • Private in-suite Baths
  • Oversized showers with Rain Heads & Seats
  • Outside Entrances
  • Private Porches/Patios
  • Heated Salt Water Pool and Spa with outside Fireplace
  • TV/CD/DVD/VHS/Cable in each bedroom
  • King Size Beds with Luxury Linens
  • Judith Jackson Spa Products
  • Expanded Continental Breakfast
  • Plush Robes, Hair Dryers, Iron and Ironing Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • High Speed Internet-Wireless and plug-in
  • Guest Computer, Fax and copying service
  • Pet Friendly rooms available (ask for pet policies)
  • Walking Distance to Downtown Palm Springs Village
  • Guest Service Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free indoor environment (Smoking permitted anywhere outside)
  • Clothing Optional Sunbathing around Pool and Hot Tub
  • Secure Motor Court Parking Behind Remote Controlled Gate
  • Complimentary Hollywood Video Library with over 1000 titles
  • Come visit us in Gay Palm Springs and stay at this beautiful, upscale men’s resort.

See the Casa Ocotillo Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD – Melvyn’s Restaurant, Palm Springs

Author: , June 17th, 2016

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When we travel from coast to coast we usually do not know where to dine to have a memorable dining experience. Once we find a fabulous place, we go back again and again and again. We have been traveling to Palm Springs, California for 15 years and from the first time we went there we found one of our favorite restaurants in the entire country. Melvyn’s Restaurant which is located in the Ingleside Inn in downtown Palm Springs. We first heard about the restaurant on the television program, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.

melvyns to use interiorWe knew that we had to try it out which we did 15 years ago and since then we have been back dozens of times. Mel Haber, the owner is a tremendously good looking gentleman and has owned the restaurant for 41 years. The decor and menu has not changed in all those years. If something is perfect, then why change it? It is like stepping back in 1950 and 1960’s Hollywood ! Large photos of Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and all of the glorious Movie stars from the past are on the walls. Usually while we are dining there, we always see a celebrity or two.

Brian Ellis, the Maitre d’ has been there since day one. He has won numerous awards as being one of the finest Maitre d’s in the country. He knows how to do things right and to make every guest have a most memorable dining experience. He has made friends with many of his thousands of diners including us. Travelers to Palm Springs always return again and again to Melvyn’s.

Owner Mel Haber is one of the nicest gentleman that we have ever met. He has contributed back to the community in so many ways. He has written two books on his personal experiences in operating his Inn and restaurant. He is a celebrity in his own right and has a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

mel haberMelvyn’s Restaurant is located in the Ingleside Inn which Mel has also owned for 41 years. Over the years, the Inn has become a magnet for Hollywood’s elite, U.S. Presidents, royalty, aristocrats, captains of industry and celebrities visiting Palm Springs. According to Wikipedia, his guests have included Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marlon Brando, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Marie Shriver, Sylvester Stallone, Liza Minnelli, Liberace, Jerry Lewis, Barry Manilow, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Rita Hayworth, Pat Boone, Debbie Reynolds, Larry King, John Travolta, Sidney Sheldon, David Hasselhoff, President Gerald Ford, George Hamilton and celebrity travel columnists, Donald Pile and Ray Williams and dozens and dozens of other celebrities.

Check out Melvyn’s Restaurant at www.inglesideinn.com. They are located at 200 West Ramon Road. Their phone number is 800-772-6655 and the direct number to the restaurant is 760-325.2323.

For those readers who have never been to Palm Springs or are not going to be there in the immediate future, Mel Haber has given us one of his favorite recipes to share with our readers that he has on the menu.

VEAL INGLESIDE
– for Two people-

3 ounces of veal cutlet pounded until thin. Put in pan 2 ounces of peanut oil until hot. Flip both sides of veal into flour until lightly dusted. Whip one egg in a bowl, dip veal into egg batter, saute veal on each side 20 seconds until light brown.

Remove veal from pan and throw oil out. Put veal back into the same pan. Use 2 ounces of sherry wine. Reduce for 1 minute. Add 2 ounces of demi-glaze.

Cut 1/4 of an avocado fanned and put on top of veal. Cover with 2 ounces of mousseline sauce. Mousseline sauce is made with 8 ounces of heavy whipped cream combined with 4 ounces of hollandaise sauce (all whipped together). Preparation time: 6 minutes.
ENJOY !

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

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The Dinah Was Awesome This Year (With Pics)

Author: , April 9th, 2016

The Dinah

WELCOME to The Dinah — the world’s biggest lesbian festival where more than 20,000 women meet every year for pool parties alongside celebs like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

These outrageous pictures from inside the Palm Springs party show thousands of bikini clad revellers enjoying the Florida sun, booze and debauchery. Almost everyone at the party — where ‘flashing is normal’ — is female.

The five-day mega event, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, is the largest female festival in the world attracts celebrity fans and performances by Katy Perry and The Pussycat Dolls.

Full Story at the Sun

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Palm Springs Not As Popular With Lesbian Travelers?

Author: , February 5th, 2016
Photo: Taya Gray

Photo: Taya Gray

What’s abundantly obvious is Palm Springs is a popular destination for gay male tourists. What’s maybe less well known is the region is not so sought out by lesbians. In fact, Palm Springs tied with New Orleans and Miami for the No. 15 spot for top gay male travel destinations in the United States and Canada, ranking ahead of Denver, Portland, Oregon and Toronto, according to a November 2015 survey conducted by Community Marketing & Insights, a gay and lesbian marketing research firm.

The survey polled 3,772 self-identified members of the LGBT community and 412 respondents said they had come to Palm Springs for leisure travel.

While among lesbians, Palm Springs barely ranked in the top 20 with only 7 percent of gay women reported having visited Palm Springs for an overnight trip in the last 12 months. “Women are more likely to be traveling in rural America and national park America,” David Paisley, senior research director at CMI, told the Desert Business Association recently. “They tend to not be so urban focused.”

By Skip Descant – Full Story at Desert Sun

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Casitas Laquita, Lesbian-Owned Resort in Palm Springs

Author: , January 8th, 2016

Casitas Laquita

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great places to stay.

Casitas Laquita is a private retreat that offers women a unique, fun and comfortable environment where they can totally be themselves. There is as much or as little to do here as you want — sightseeing, great shopping, recreational sports, Happy Hour socializing and BBQs….or just simply relaxing in a chaise lounge by the pool. Casitas Laquita Resort provides guests with an atmosphere of rustic tranquility and dramatic mountain views. The property features handcrafted furnishings accented with tribal indian artifacts, and an old mission charm on 1.2 acres of private spiritual grounds. The interior design pays homage to the desert’s native Indian heritage by incorporating unique, handcrafted furnishings with authentic Indian/Southwestern influences. All rooms feature private bathrooms, full kitchens, televisions, telephones with guest voice mail and in-room Internet access. Some units are equipped with Southwestern style fireplaces.

See the Casitas Laquita Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Palm Springs

Author: , December 18th, 2015

Gay Palm Springs

With cold weather approaching in Chicago now is the time to take a trip to the desert paradise of gay Palm Springs, California. The name is said to come from Spanish explorers who described it as being the palm of God’s hand. As a tourist there is a lot to grab onto.

American Airlines has direct flights to this balmy destination from Chicago. Just walking through the open ceiling airport warms the soul as the dry heat and palm trees are in stark contrast to the Windy City.

There are peak times to visit Palm Springs throughout the year to center around events. For example there is an International Film Festival in January that grows bigger every year. The White Party for gays and the Dinah Shore Weekend for lesbians are both held in April with huge numbers of people. Although Pride is practically every day in this town it officially arrives the first weekend in November with a festival paired with it to celebrate.

While over a dozen new hotels have opened in the past two years, the private resorts are the place to be and be seen. Choosing the right resort can make or break a trip to gay Palm Springs. There is a variety to suit almost every taste like one specifically for the Bear community or couples who travel together.

By Jerry Nunn – Full Story at Windy City

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City Sundays: Palm Springs

Author: , December 6th, 2015

City Sundays: Palm Springs

Hey all,

Welcome to our weekly series on the blog and our Facebook travel groups – City Sundays. Each week we’ll select a different LGBT friendly city to talk about, and we’ll invite our innkeeper and travel agent/tour operator friends to come talk with us about it as well.

Palm Springs is truly a year-round destination – though it gets a bit hot in the summer days, it’s gorgeous at night; and it stays relatively warm in the winter. It’s also one of the gayest cities per capita in the US, with thousands of LGBT folks who have moved there from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Palm Springs is filled with LGBT accommodations, as well as clubs, restaurants and bars. But there’s lots to do outdoors here too, including desert jeep tours, hiking, and the famous tram.

Have you ever been? What did you do while you were there?

Do you wanna go?

Let’s chat! Join the conversation here:

Gay (Men) Travelers: Gay Travel Club
Lesbian Travelers: Lesbian Travel Club
Transgender Travelers: Transgender Travel Club
Bisexual Travelers: Bi Travel Club
LGBT Families: LGBT Families Travel Club

Check out our Palm Springs page here:

https://www.purpleroofs.com/usa/california/casdeserts.html

And our Palm Springs articles on the blog here:

http://purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog/?s=Palm+Springs