Last month, I had the most unique spa experience! I trekked out to the California desert, Desert Hot Springs to be exact — with Stef from We Heart This — to experience all that this quintessential desert oasis has to offer. To date, Two Bunch Palms is the oldest hot mineral springs resort in the country, and also the first carbon neutral resort in America. While this was my first time, Stef had been many years ago and told me I would love it, and a few friends of mine have enjoyed the Two Bunch experience as well. It was exciting to visit a place that was so well-loved, but so off the beaten-path. I knew I was in for a treat!
I live just north of Los Angeles, and it took me about two hours to drive to Desert Hot Springs. It’s near Palm Springs, so great shopping and restaurants aren’t far. To me, the lure of Two Bunch Palms is defined by a few things; the mineral-rich waters, the landscape, the healing spa services, and the QUIET. Since this is an adults-only resort, the level of peace and quiet is glorious. You’re encouraged to whisper while in the common areas of the property, so I felt really at-peace. I’m so used to hearing cars speeding down my street all day and night, I almost didn’t know what to do with myself when I pulled up to the property, and the only sound I could make out, was that of the swaying palms above my head. It was refreshing to say the least! [Read more…]