This bed and breakfast, at the site of the old Hoberg Resort, has undergone major renovation. It is located at the base of Indian Head Mountain and the entrance to Anza Borrego State Park, within hiking distance to Palm Canyon and the park headquarters. The many date, California fan, and Mexican fan palms around the grounds lend atmosphere to the place and are the reason for the current name of the lodge.
The Hoberg Resort was the first major lodge in Borrego Springs and attracted the Hollywood movie crowd of the 1940s and 1950s. The lodge burned in 1958 and was immediately rebuilt in an art-deco style to reflect the glamour of Hollywood. The lodge changed hands frequently, fell into disrepair, and the outlying bungalows on the property were destroyed. In 1993, the current owners, Cynthia and David Wood, took on the project of restoring the facility to its original splendor.
They now have 10 restored rooms in the main lodge; all have private baths with tub and shower combos. They have hand-crafted, southwest-style king and queen-sized lodge-pole beds, some with four-posters and some canopied, all with down comforters. Rooms have stereo televisions, sofa chairs, and nice extra touches. The entire lodge is non-smoking. Breakfast is served in the sun room, which has a new stone fireplace, or on the patio, with a breath-taking view of the Borrego Valley. Or, if you're into cocooning for the weekend, you can have breakfast in bed.
The pool is their current project and, when it opens, prices at the lodge will increase. You can enjoy casual dining at the Krazy Coyote Saloon and Grille, a cup of coffee at the Roadrunner Espresso Bar, or more formal dining at The Palms Restaurant--all on-site. The Palms is constantly changing for the better. Stay here and see what fun new changes the owners have made.