At Los Arboles, Felipe and Lisbet Castañeda have focused on reviving the nearly forgotten traditions of the ‘Posada’ – the small local inn offering lodging and hospitality to generations of travelers. Since opening El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana in 1985, their tiny restaurant has grown into a several Palm Springs restaurants marked by the same warm and welcoming personality and a genuine passion for traditional flavors and wholesome ingredients.
Natives of the small ranching town of Tepechitlan, Zacatecas, an area with a proud culinary history that borders Jalisco’s famous Tequila region, the Castañedas’ have remained faithful to food and hospitality traditions that trace their roots back to the Spanish Colonial Era.
Mexican food traditions will always be revered by this small family business. But with the opening of Los Arboles, charming rooms and a relaxing resort environment are now as much a part of the experience as are piping hot plates of Chicken Mole or Shrimp en Pipian from Lisbet’s well guarded family recipes.
Rich in Old California hospitality traditions and Palm Springs history,
Los Arboles was built in or around 1937 and originally served an Old Hollywood clientele here in the Movie Colony neighborhood before the property was renamed “Indian Manor” in the mid 1950’s. Indian Manor was a filming location for several motion pictures in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s before closing its doors in the 1990’s.
Owners Felipe and Lisbet Castaneda have carefully restored the resort to its former glory and opened their second “El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana” here at
Los Arboles adding a new level of service to the resort.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us Los Arboles Hotel Palm Springs. We welcome the opportunity to share with you the things we love about the desert!