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Relaxing retro: Cozy inn
is quiet desert experience
By CARY ORDWAY
Sometimes simpler is better. Sometimes a cozy, quiet getaway is what the doctor ordered rather than a place where things seem to move just as fast as they did back home. Sometimes you just want to chill.
Tucked in between the mega resorts of the Palm Springs area and located just footsteps away from the famous El Paseo shopping district of Palm Desert is a little blast from the past. It’s called the Inn at Deep Canyon and it prides itself on being quiet and secluded.
Like some other hotels in the area, the Inn at Deep Canyon has a retro feel, a shout-out to the simple days of the 1950s and 1960s when the big Hollywood stars would come out to the desert to escape L.A. The inn only has 32 rooms, positioned around a center courtyard and garden area with a heated swimming pool, palm trees and plenty of lounge chairs to accommodate the guests.
It’s the kind of place where you check into your nicely decorated and updated room, grab a book and immediately head for the pool deck just because it looks so inviting. On our visit, there were just two or three other couples reading their books and newspapers while soaking up the desert sun. It was blissfully quiet—a simple place in the heart of Palm Desert shopping that is hidden away from any traffic or hub-bub.