The founders of the Tuscan Springs Hotel and Spa wanted to recreate their experience in Italy’s Tuscan countryside for visitors in Desert Hot Springs. The 16-room boutique hotel makes for a romantic couples’ getaway in the heart of the desert, with cozy rooms for two looking onto lush gardens and the Little San Bernardino Mountains. Guests can enjoy a massage or facial at the La Bella Spa, followed by a trip to the sauna or a soak in the hotel’s large hot mineral water pool or two Jacuzzi-style pools. Complimentary continental breakfast and snacks start the day off right, with countless dining options available in town for a delicious meal or evening drinks.

1.Rooms, Suites & Spa

Rooms, Suites & Spa
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Accommodations at the Tuscan Springs Hotel & Spa include 16 guest rooms in two styles. Most rooms can accommodate two guests with a choice of one king size or two full size beds. There is one Garden Guestroom with two double beds that can accommodate up to four guests.

All guest rooms feature the warm decor of an Italian countryside villa, with luxury spa amenities in the private bathroom. Each kitchenette includes a coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge, and bar sink, and is stocked with plates, utensils, and wine glasses.

In the Garden Guestroom, French doors open onto a desert garden and sitting area, while the Mountain View Terrace Guestroom offers a private patio terrace with views of the surrounding mountain and city landscapes.

The Spa

La Bella Spa at Tuscan Springs offers a variety of services to promote a sense of health and wellbeing among guests. La Bella Spa’s massage treatments incorporate Swedish, Lomi-Lomi, deep tissue and Thai techniques with essential oils and heated stones to relieve stress and soothe sore, aching muscles. Couples massages offer a side-by-side treatment experience, while the sport massage targets overused muscles in athletic individuals. For expecting mothers, a therapist trained in maternity massage tailors’ treatment to the physical and mental stresses of pregnancy. La Bella Spa also offers a number of facials, body scrubs and wraps, and scalp, hand, and foot treatments.

Visitors to La Bella Spa have free access to the Day Spa, with a Dry Sauna, two hot mineral water Jacuzzis and a large hot mineral water pool for a relaxing soak after a Spa treatment. The Day Spa’s eight spa packages include the Romance Retreat, with two hours of couple’s massage and body wrap or scrub, and the two-hour Mother and Daughter Day package with a Tuscan Signature massage and custom deep-cleansing facial.

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Tuscan Springs Hotel and Spa serves a complimentary continental breakfast with French press coffee, make-your-own waffles, fresh fruits, bagels, and pastries, as well as snacks available in the Tuscan Lounge.

Guests can explore Desert Hot Springs for a variety of dining options for any taste. The Gray Cafe is the community’s first and only organic vegan cafe, with gluten- and soy-free breakfast items, wraps, burgers, salads, entrees, and smoothies. Desert Hot Springs boasts a number of Mexican restaurants, including Zapopan Mexican Food, South of the Border and Las Palmas Mexican Cuisine. The Cottage Too Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, serving omelets, pancakes and biscuits and gravy, as well as sandwiches, chili, and their specialty Giant Cottage Burger. Visitors can also find classic Asian dishes and sushi bites at Sushi Domo Japanese Restaurant or Kam Lun Chinese Restaurant.

For an afternoon pick-me-up, The Dim Mak Coffee Shop serves hot and cold coffee and espresso creations, and La Abuelita Bakery bakes fresh authentic Mexican bread and treats.

Things to Do Nearby

The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve spans 31,000 acres of wildlife in the Little San Bernardino Mountains. Located where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts meet, the area boasts an especially diverse array of wildlife. The preserve offers hiking and horseback riding to explore the area’s lush desert oasis landscape. Visitors may spot mule deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lions and other mammals moving through the valley in search of food and water. Perennial streams and seasonal wetlands attract migratory birds, making the park one of the country’s best birdwatching sites.

The Mission Creek Preserve is another wildlife viewing area with miles of trails and four stone casitas perfect for a picnic after a day of hiking through the valley.

Visitors can also explore Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, housed in the Hopi Indian pueblo-style home of adventurer and artist Cabot Yerxa.

While Desert Hot Springs is a relatively small community with quaint shops and eateries, nearby Palm Springs boasts hundreds of options for world-class shopping, from outlet malls to thrift shops, clothing boutiques and souvenir spots.

68187 Club Circle Dr., Desert Hot Springs, CA, Phone: 760-251-0189

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