United States California Twentynine Palms

29 Palms Inn

Charming desert oasis offering unique accommodations, local cuisine, and a natural spring-fed pool near a national park.

Tips from the community

While the nearby Oasis Visitor Center for Joshua Tree National Park offers a nature trail through the park's portion of the Oasis of Mara, the best place to experience the oasis is on the grounds of the historic 29 Palms Inn, which has been operated by the same family since 1928. Here, you can see the last remaining pond at the Oasis of Mara, which once hosted Native American settlements (see the nearby Chemehuevi Indian Cemetery), prospectors, and homesteaders. You can walk the Inn's Faultline Gardens, where they grow produce for their restaurant guests, enjoy a mural, watch the turtles and occasional wildlife that comes to the pond, and enjoy a lunch, dinner, or just cocktails poolside, at this classic desert inn.

sunrunnermedia 3 years ago

We featured the 29 Palms Inn and its owner, Jane Grunt Smith, whose family has owned and operated the Inn since 1928. While we lost Jane in 2021, her family continues the tradition of providing guests with an incredible historical desert inn experience on a real oasis in the Mojave. We feature dining at the Inn's restaurant with food freshly picked from the Inn's own Faultline Gardens. We must have hit the right buttons with the show, because people began arriving the day after the premiere of the episode, having to check things out for themselves. We love this place!

southweststories 2 years ago

Due to Covid restrictions, only hotel guests can visit at this time.

chiefseeker 3 years ago

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