Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort
What We Love
- Award-winning spa escape in Desert Springs, just 20 minutes from Palm Springs
- Trailblazing eco policy, including a three-and-a-half-acre solar field and organic linens
- Farm-to-table restaurant that serves vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and whole food menus
What To Know
- Expect a hushed vibe and "Quiet" signs across the resort
- Pack light — most guests spend their entire stay in a spa robe
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Desert Springs, just 20 minutes north of Palm Springs, Two Bunch Palms is an adults-only spa retreat famous for it healing waters and trailblazing eco program. First opened in 1940, the resort was a favorite among Hollywood starlets (and the occasional California mobster) throughout the ’50s and ’60s. Today, the 77 landscaped acres encompass a farm-to-table restaurant, spa, Grotto mineral pool, meditation lakes and yoga studios. Some of the 70 guestrooms are in the hotel’s Vintage section nearest the spa, pools and restaurant; for seclusion seekers, the Soulstice rooms and suites are more spread out beyond the meditation lakes and have private outdoor areas. Fresh off a full revamp in 2013, the new interiors sport an elegant look with custom-built furnishings, energy-efficient fixtures and sustainable latex beds topped with organic linens. Relaxation is the focus here thanks to the Two Bunch spa and its 22 treatment rooms (including two mud cabanas), the Conscious Conversation or Intention Burning classes, the meditation lakes and a Grotto pool, which is naturally heated to 104 and 99 degrees. Essence restaurant dishes up vegan, gluten-free and whole food options, all prepared with organic ingredients grown on the property or selected from local farms.
In the Area
With a focus on rest and relaxation, most guests are content to explore the resort’s 77 acres and its pampering spa, mineral pool and farm-to-table restaurant. Beyond the grounds, Desert Springs is a playground of arid canyons and golf courses galore, or there’s increasingly hip South Palm Springs, just a 20-minute drive away. Here, hit the city’s fave cafe, Koffi, the Appetito Italian deli and supper club scene at the Purple Room. Alternatively, discover the great outdoors in Joshua Tree National Park, or up close at Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyons.
How to Get There
I have wanted to experience Two Bunch for many years and finally visited for my birthday this year. This resort delivers on the promise of providing a relaxing and rejuvenating environment where I was able to get some peacefulness and escape from busy daily life. Kinda like Sedona, there really is something about the energy at this place. The grounds have a simple, elegant desert charm. The rooms are really spacious, nice and upgraded. There is wildlife all around the property. The ability to walk the shaded paths and just find an open bath where you can fill with mineral spring water, sit, and enjoy in quiet was amazing. The grotto--which is a heated mineral pool where many sit in solitude, read, float, socialize, etc.--was fantastic (and is sorta famous). They have a sound bath offering in the grotto that was cool (ask about it). They have a cold pool for sunning and drinks, where it was easy to make friends with other guests. I also went for a mud bath at the Spa--this is not to be missed! Unique, fun, weird : ) and so relaxing. Not doing the mud is like going to DLand and not riding Space Mountain. So worth it! The restaurant has a great menu and was consistently delicious (good thing, because it's great to just stay hidden away on the property and not have to leave for anything--truly escape). It was a perfect trip (even with an earthquake for entertainment!) and I will return for sure! The staff is so friendly and so attentive. We had a little hiccup in our arrangements and they quickly responded, cared, & corrected things--so, no biggie. And, as a bonus, it turns out that Desert Hot Springs is cooler than Palm Springs by several degrees. If you visit the desert, this place should be on your list.
The summering the desert is hot, but the prices are great during their low season. There was always a nice breeze and plenty of water to soak in, so we never felt too hot. It was tranquil and peaceful, very relaxing. The spa treatments were wonderful too!
What a wonderful beautiful magical refreshing time! I can not wait to go back for more sooner than later. The mud bath was literally one of the most uniquely incredible detoxifying experiences i have had and i would suggest anyone trying that for sure who is headed out there. The food is great too