5 cool things to do in Palm Springs when it's hot

ice cream
Kreem, a new spot in town serves delicious small batch ice cream. You can find their daily offerings on their instagram @ilovekreem. One of our favorites is Ube and Smores and yes they do pints and cold brew for an early afternoon pick me up.
11am-9pm Sun-Thur--11am-10pm Fri-Sat


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What is this beautiful masterpiece you may ask? It's Kiyo's Grapefruit Special where he combines a delicious array of fish and grapefruit to create a mouthwatering dish as satisfying as it is refreshing--perfect after a hot day in the sun.  Check out @Kiyosaku Thursday-Monday 5:30-9pm (closed tue/wed) 
PS Aerial Tramway

One of the coolest and easiest things you can do is take a ride up the tram where you will experience a one of a kind (unless you go on a helicopter tour)  bird's eye view of the desert floor and cooler temperatures. A meal can be enjoyed at Pines Cafe or Peaks for dinner. take a peak at their hiking trails here. For about $25.90 you can take a trip up for the day or come often with a summer pass at $80. 

photocred: @coachellavalley 
Cool down with Comedy and Drama
The Palm Canyon Theatre (a 5 minute walk away) has three upcoming shows now through July 14th.

Big River. Twain's classic
Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, a comedy
Spring Awakening, musical show
Adult Tickets - $36
Special s u m m e r rates

Yup, as the temperature heats up the rates come down.

Join us at the cool spot you love. 

Special Rate at Los Arboles for Idyllwild Area Residents

Thursday, 18 July 2013

All of us in Palm Springs have been dealing with the smoke and ash of the Mountain Fire for the past few days but the situation for our neighbors in Idyllwild has turned serious and evacuations are now under way. The Los Arboles and El Mirasol family would like to offer residents of Idyllwild, Mountain Center and any mountain community threatened by this fire a ?Mountain Fire Rate? of $49 per night if they need accommodations during the evacuation. The town of Idyllwild and our local mountains have a special place in our hearts and we hope we can, in some small way, make this disaster just a little bit easier for those who need to evacuate. We?d also like to thank to all the first responders putting their lives on the line to battle this massive fire. Please be safe.

Destination Wedding at Los Arboles?

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Have you ever wished you could get all of the people you love together for a once in a lifetime celebration ? at your own private retreat? If you can picture yourself, your friends and family members in that scenario, you might consider a destination wedding at Los Arboles Palm Springs. At just 21 rooms, a dozen or so guests of each partner will fill the place, meaning you have a full buyout of the hotel. This 1930?s era Spanish Revival boutique resort will be yours and yours alone. Add to that delicious catered food and drinks by El Mirasol, poolside and mountain-view upper deck special event areas and close proximity to the fun of downtown Palm Springs and you have a truly unique destination wedding. Could Los Arboles be right for you or someone you know who will be planning a wedding soon? If the answer is yes, give Scott a call at 760 459 3605 to learn more about how a small boutique hotel can deliver a wedding celebration of a lifetime.

A Great Step Forward

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Amazing and beautiful news today about the return of marriage equality to the state of California. All couples deserve equal treatment and respect under the law along with the many joyous and sometimes … not so joyous moments that marriage can bring. Plus, more weddings equal more cake … and who doesn't like wedding cake? I guess this means we should start working on our Tres Leches wedding cake recipe ASAP!

Catering for People who Hate Banquet Food

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Much of the character of the Los Arboles hotel emanates from the hand prepared, traditional Mexican food served in El Mirasol. Dried chiles are converted into sauces and Pasilla chiles worked by skilled hands become chiles rellenos. Pretty much the antithesis of mass prepared banquet food held in warmers and rolled down hallways to hotel ballrooms. At Los Arboles we cannot feed 375 guests at tables of 10 in 45 minutes or less so that no one misses the afternoon general session meeting. But we can deliver colorful, flavorful, hand crafted Mexican food to groups 20-100 people in a patio dining, poolside or small event space setting. Chef/owner Lisbet Castañeda takes pride in building custom catering menus around the tastes of our special event customers and can provide, vegetarian, gluten free and vegan dishes that maintain that rich flavors and aromas of the food served daily in El Mirasol. If your family, social, or business gathering could use a healthy portion of authenticity, fun and flavor … it might be time to consider event catering by El Mirasol Los Arboles.