Summer in The Springs
Typically, the party slows down in Palm Springs during the summer months of July and August. It's the time of year that attracts a large European crowd who come to the vintage resort town to enjoy its midcentury-modern architecture.
This year, however, INNdulge co-owner Jon Jackson says, "We're keeping the party going." His hotel is known as the social place to stay in Palm Springs and he intends to keep his rooms packed all summer long.
"There's plenty to do here," he explains. "From the springs to the golf courses and spas. There are tons of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, all catering to the gay crowds."
Palm Springs is also a hiker's paradise with numerous hidden trails along the Coachella Valley. "And summer is the best time to experience the desert with its sultry days and simply incredible balmy nights," adds Jackson.
Palm Springs has been the desert playground for gay men and women since 50s-era stars like Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter made the town their second home. They cherished Palm Springs because it allowed them to escape the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and enjoy sexual freedom without fear of being outed. It is that same sexual freedom that continues to be a popular draw for gay travelers today.
Jackson and his partner purchased INNdulge six years ago. They say they were drawn to the hotel's epic mountain views. They have made significant improvements to the property over the years, including refurnishing the entire property will all new furniture, linens, fixtures and carpets.
The one fixture that has not changed - and never will under Jackson's watch - is the inn's magnificent kidney-shaped pool that is perfectly chilled in the hot summer months. The pool is a centerpiece of their impressive courtyard that features immaculately landscaped lawns and walkways with large modern figure sculptures by artist Mavis McClure.
"The courtyard at INNdulge is meant to foster friendships among guests," says Jackson. It has played host to significant events including weddings, birthdays, reunions and more. There is nothing more fun than a spontaneous midnight pool party, a frequent occurrence during the summer months. Next to the pool is a 24-hour, 12-man keyhole whirlpool spa.
"We love that INNdulge has been the backdrop of more lifelong memories for gay men than any other hotel in the Warm Sands section of Palm Springs," Jackson adds. "We look forward to making more memories this summer!"
INNdulge is offering a $99 Summer Special, beginning June 11 through September 15. The offer is valid for Sunday-Thursday stays in the hotel's non-pool Superior rooms. Discounts are also being offered on poolside rooms and weekend stays, as well