Desert Hot Springs, CA (p1)

We travelled from the Joshua Tree National Park to Desert Hot Springs just north of Interstate 10. Our home for the next 4 weeks is Sam’s Family Spa RV Resort and Spa, an oasis in the desert on the outskirts of Desert Hot Springs. Sam’s is built on over 50 acres of the desert with underground mineral hot springs that are naturally heated and pumped from underground wells into the constantly flowing therapeutic pools. The beauty of Sam’s spa’s is the therapeutic pool’s water are changed everyday and they do not use chlorine in the spa’s pools. The views around us are spectacular, from the oasis of palm tree’s within the resort, to the desert with it’s mountain’s on one side, to the snow covered Mount St. Jacinto on the other. Sam’s is a family owned business and the staff are very nice and helpful. We have met some wonderful people from Canada and the United States staying at the park.

The resort is surrounded by hiking trails into the desert. Across the road there is a hike called “Two Flags Mountain”, up on one of the peaks there are rock piles with Canadian and American flags. The hike is about a 4.5mi round trip with spectacular views of the surrounding area as well as a wonderful view of the desert. Going up and down the mountain is a little tricky because of the loose rock. This is not a novice hike but is definitely worth the trip. Steve had already done the hike once himself but I made it to the top with him the second time.

Two Flags Mountain, Desert Hot Springs


During our stay we have visited Palm Springs VillageFest which is held from 6 – 10 on Thursday evenings where they shutdown N Palm Canyon Drive. There are lots of people, vendors, entertainment, food and music. Lot’s of fun and lot’s to see!!

N Palm Canyon Drive which is considered downtown Palm Spring’s designer district offers a vast collection of mid- century modern retailers and homes, fashion boutiques, consignment dealers, art galleries and antique shops.



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