Just like so many Palm Springs properties, this lodge has lived many lives before it’s most recent incarnation as a beautifully-restored 20-room retreat. The Sparrows is the sort of place where the salt-water pool isn’t much of a scene but rather a serene spot to work your way through a fat stack of magazines. In lieu of a restaurant there’s the barn, which serves as a communal breakfast area and a bar-slash-hangout the rest of the day. There are no phones or TVs in the rooms, but there are Swiss army blankets, rain showers, and rustic furniture. At night, guests tend to gravitate to the fire pit for drinks and conversation.

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