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In Memory of Ashley

Darbywood's Redsky Major Ashley Wilkes

04-19-2002 to 05-31-2015

It is with great pain and sadness that we share with you that Ash has passed away. He was our VP of Guest and Pet Relations and he will be missed by us, our guests and the many dog guests that he encountered and played with over the years.

"He was the best dog ever!!!"

Casa Ocotillo has been a Favorite choice on Trip Advisor for a desert vacation getaway by gay men, since January 2009.

Gay men traveling to Palm Springs now have a superior choice above the typical resort rooms abutting city streets. Casa Ocotillo is a small historic luxury vacation home situated on two lots steeped in history, offering old world luxuries and privacy that once drew old Hollywood to Palm Springs. The Casa offers a different Palm Springs vacation experience affording gay men intimacy and privacy unlike any resort property. The Casa offers five uniquely designed accommodations within two wings of the old Hacienda on over a one-half acre of lushly landscaped grounds. The rooms have been finished meticulously with details and oversized furniture befitting an old Mexican estate home with original artwork and fine fabrics. Both the Hacienda and Carriage House offer private outside areas and share the salt water pool and outside living room for socializing or just taking in the magnificent mountain views with others. The full property, including parking in the motor court, is gated and walled off and provides the maximum privacy that was only found in the old vacation estates of the Hollywood elite. The Hacienda was reputedly once owned by Howard Hughes and included the three abutting vacation homes.  See History

We invite you to step back in time and experience why so many Hollywood actors were drawn to Palm Springs. Come experience The Casa difference and see why we have become the #1 choice to stay by gay men traveling to Palm Springs!  

The Hacienda is the original 1934 home, with two king suites and sleeps up to four. Each suite has a private outside living room and unsurpassed amenities. Coved plaster and wood planked beamed ceilings, original hardwood and Mexican paver flooring and custom high end furnishings provides unsurpassed old world luxury.

The Carriage House built in 2005 replicates the architecture and charm of the 1930’s hacienda offering two bungalows and one suite and sleeps up to six. Each of these rooms have walls of wood casement windows and French doors, hand-troweled plaster finishes as well as private patios. And if you are traveling with a pet the Carriage House has a 56 ft. fully fenced dog run with citrus trees for shade that is conveniently accessible by both of the bungalow’s rear French doors.

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240 East Ocotillo Ave Palm Springs, CA 92264 800-996-4108 760-327-6110

Palm Springs Renter Permit Number 4131000 20008617