Last weekend the husband and I decided to take a weekend getaway. We had both been out of town separately and wanted to getaway together. We had our hearts set on Palm Springs, but we wanted to try somewhere “new to us”. So, the Sparrows Lodge it was!
Palm Springs is normally our go-to for a quick weekend getaway. It’s close, it’s warm (we both love the desert), and it’s always fun. We have stayed at other places in Palm Springs several times in the past, like the Ace Hotel and The Parker, but we had heard a lot of recent buzz and good things about Sparrows Lodge so we decided to try it out, and we hit the resort jackpot!
The Sparrows Lodge is more like a retreat. Everything is very tranquil, modern, and rustic, and this vibe carries throughout the rooms and the common areas . In the center of the property is a big red barn. Apparently, this big red barn was built in 1952 for the old Hollywood elite, restored in 2013, and today retains all the charm from the original barn.
We laid in the sun, swam, and enjoyed sangria for what felt like a seven day vacation. Talk about disconnecting. In a good way 🙂
This barn is now the communal area where the beer & wine bar is, where the amazing continental breakfast is served (more on that later), and is also a lounging area to read or chat in the shade. Behind the barn is an outdoor fire pit- I’m sure used much more in the colder months, a long wooden banquet table for entertaining, a hammock garden, and horseshoes for some friendly competition. The majority of the 20 rooms surround the pool, and sun loungers boarder both sides of the pool. Once we checked in we were greeted with complementary white wine sangria, which was a welcome cold treat and consumed quickly once we snagged our spot in the sun. Bonus- misters also surround the pool area to help cool you down.
The Rooms. We had a poolside room, #4.
The rooms mirror the feeling of the barn; very modern-rustic with no tvs or phones to really disconnect from the outside world. Outside our front door were two seemingly private sun-loungers in the shade. Our room had high ceilings, exposed beams and concrete floors. The bed was super comfy with a heavy Swiss army blanket. Two leather covered butterfly chairs and a red wooden bench at the foot of the bed added to the aesthetic appeal in the room. The bathroom was open with a rock wall dividing it from the bedroom (with a private wash closet of course). I loved the rain shower and the huge horse trough tub. They offered such nice details in their bathroom amenities like a salt cellar with sea salt and lavender for a soak, a red wooden tub shelf, and a tiny paper wrapped roll of cotton swabs. Our room had a private outdoor patio, too. Which was an especially great place in the morning to enjoy coffee on the daybed before the Palm Springs heat set in. When the heat did exceed 100 degrees, luckily our room had air conditioning. Double bonus- they allow dogs!
Two things my husband and I both thought stood out as a “nice touch” at the Sparrows Lodge were the DIY Guest Book and the Continental Breakfast. I love a DIY and this little creative detail was no exception. In the bar area was a box full of letter and number stamps, ink pads, gel pens and card stock tags for you to customize to add to their guest book which was in the form of a big metal ring full of paper tags. Of course, we made a tag and left it with the others.
Their continental breakfast (included) was one of the best we have ever had. Not in the endless array of pastries sort of way, but in the design, simplicity, and quality sort of way. There were fresh juices in glass bottles, selection of bread and gluten free options, butter and preserves, mini muffins, Greek yogurt in small glass jars, a variety of granola, hard boiled eggs with egg cups, and bottomless coffee. Oh, and enamelware plates were also a nice touch with a nod to vintage rustic style.
So, guys. You have to stay here if you’re in Palm Springs!