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Palm Springs Modernism Week is in full swing

Palm Springs is bustling with sun-seekers and fans of our midcentury houses by notable architects such as Donald Wexler, Albert Frey, William Krisel, and E Stewart Williams. One of the best ways to see the houses is from the top of a double decker bus with a tour guide giving you the history of the homes. The higher vantage point even lets you look into the yards of some of the more hidden properties.

Even better, you can take a tour inside some of the homes that were built and owned by movie stars of the 50’s and 60’s. It’s a fun time for the die-hard mid-century enthusiasts and casual admirers of our unique Palm Springs history.

For a list of dates and events, go to: http://www.modernismweek.com

Book Direct and Save Some Green!

February 7th is “Book Direct” Day, highlighting the benefits of booking direct with vacation rental owners and skipping the high fees that are being charged by listing sites like VRBO, HomeAway, and Airbnb.

Those sites now add almost 10% to the total cost of your stay at Colin’s Palm Springs Getaway just for booking through them. You don’t get anything more – you just pay more. And those sites also block much of the communication between you and the home owner prior to booking.

So, book direct when possible, and use sites like VacationSoup.com that make it easy to find your perfect vacation rental without the extra expense.

Thaw Out in Palm Springs this March

Most places in Palm Springs are booked up in March, but at Colin’s Palm Springs Getaway we had a cancellation for March 25 – 31. If a sunny Palm Springs vacation sounds good right about now, take advantage of this opportunity. And, of course, book direct and get your best rate.

The desert is gorgeous and warm in March, and the town is alive with activities, so come join us! Click HERE for more info.

 

Have You Ever Had A Sound Bath Inside A UFO?

It’s not exactly a UFO, but the Integratron, located in the high desert outside of Palm Springs was built by UFO-logist George van Tassel based on instructions he got from some visitors from Venus.

Perhaps a silly conception, but the building itself is very cool and available for you to go inside and enjoy a “sound bath” meditation where you lay on a mat and get serenaded by the ethereal sound of crystal bowls.

If you like things a little offbeat, this is something for you. The website for Colin’s Palm Springs Getaway has been updated with many activities, from mainstream to madcap. Something for everyone!

Palm Springs Downtown Renewal Continues

Downtown Palm Springs, once the site of the long-defunct Fashion Plaza, is now coming to life with a new hotel, and several new shops.

The six story Rowan hotel is welcoming the public to it’s rooftop deck every day after 5pm to take in the views. They are quite stunning. You can also have dinner at the 4 Saints restaurant or enjoy a cocktail poolside.

Also open is the new Starbucks Reserva, a larger version of the coffee shop giant’s location featuring gourmet coffee blends and preparations alongside the usual offerings.