Palm Springs, California, Simply Obtained a Model-new Lodge — With Panoramic Mountain Views, Hammocks, and an Idyllic Pool

Somewhat greater than a month for the reason that opening of its first California property in Santa Barbara, Drift Lodges has added one other stylish keep to its portfolio within the Golden State — this one with desert views as a substitute of ocean surroundings. 

The 30-unit Drift Palm Springs, which opens at this time, sits in downtown Palm Springs, a straightforward stroll from lots of the metropolis’s landmarks. It is minutes from the Palm Springs Artwork Museum and climbing spots just like the Museum Path. It is also simply an hour away from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Pageant grounds and Joshua Tree Nationwide Park.

The lodge’s prime location is certainly one of its many attracts. Design is one other. The property blends conventional Spanish colonial and Moorish architectural parts with mid-century trendy accents, like artwork from up to date artist Sean Spellman and furnishings by Los Angeles-based studio Waka Waka.

Lodging run the gamut from studios to 1,629-square-foot four-bedroom suites with spacious kitchens and dwelling rooms. There are additionally one-, two-, and three-bedroom models. Aside from the studios, all suites include a full kitchen. (For these desirous to prepare dinner, the kitchen has a curated “market” within the pantry, stocked with native elements, plus wine and beer, for buy.)

The colour palette attracts from the encompassing desert panorama — assume shades of beige, olive, and comfortable pink — and is layered with natural supplies and decor sourced from Mexico. Within the bigger lodging, French doorways open to non-public balconies with hammocks, lounge furnishings, and spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

On the heart of the lodge is a swimming pool with non-public cabanas and solar loungers, surrounded by towering palm timber and desert vegetation. Gentle bites (like beet aguachile and adobo fish tacos) and agave-based drinks can be found on the Drift Pool Bar.

When visitors work up an urge for food, they’re welcome at Maleza — the lodge’s all-day eatery providing a seasonal menu created by chef Ysaac Ramirez. The menu has indulgent Baja-style dishes, together with braised pork shank with mole coloradito and a vegan chile relleno. There’s additionally a wide range of Mexican spirits, craft cocktails, and wine.

The restaurant options ample out of doors seating, plus indoor communal tables and a personal eating room overlooking the pool. There’s additionally a fireplace pit, which makes it a wonderful lounge space and the very best place to chill out within the night after a day of exploration. Friends may even cater meals from Maleza for a extra intimate eating expertise of their suites.

These desirous to partake within the metropolis’s biking scene can seize a complimentary bike from the foyer. (There are a number of cycle routes and trails that tour town — starting from a three-mile loop by the downtown to a 13-mile citywide experience that helps newcomers get acquainted with the world.)

“Drift was designed for the trendy traveler by offering attainable, well-designed lodging that stand out from the ocean of similar, engineered by environment friendly tech [and] revolutionary working fashions,” Philip Bates, cofounder and CEO of California-based TMC Hospitality, which owns Drift Lodges, stated in a press launch shared with Journey + Leisure. “The lodge honors the magic of the desert whereas introducing new bespoke experiences, fashion, and repair to downtown Palm Springs.”

After inaugurating its first lodge in 2021, Drift Lodges presently operates three properties: San José del Cabo, Santa Barbara, and now, Palm Springs. A fourth lodge in Nashville is slated to open by the top of 2023.