Long considered one of California’s most luxurious destinations for RV travelers, the Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert is becoming even better. The goal, says owner Sunland RV Resorts, is to elevate Emerald Desert into one of the elite RV resorts in all of North America.
The latest improvements will be completed this fall, just in time for guests arriving during the peak tourist season in Palm Desert and Palm Springs.
An elegant remodeled lobby, with its floor mosaic artfully crafted from tumbled marble and two shades of travertine and Vitoria Regia granite, welcomes visitors to Emerald Desert with the feel of a five-star hotel. And yet, Sunland RV Resorts said it is keeping the resort’s rates affordable.
“Improvements to this magnificent property started last June,” said Sunland’s CEO, Reza Paydar. “After renovating the lobby, creating a state-of-the-art fitness center, remodeling the energy-efficient laundry facility, and adding new furnishings and fixtures last summer, it was time to embark on the next phase of our ambitious, beautification plan.”
The second phase entails fresh new interior designs for the clubhouse and ballroom areas, and adding a sports and entertainment lounge to the clubhouse. These and other new features are nearing completion.
Emerald Desert is a 32-acre lushly landscaped gem with 251 full-service RV sites with full hookups, including cable TV. In addition, the resort offers nine 1,600- to 2,000-square-foot villas, which can be rented on a daily or monthly basis. For long-term guests, the resort also offers a secure, temperature-controlled motorhome storage facility.
The list of amenities is extensive: sparkling pools, indoor and outdoor spas, practice putting greens, a pet-friendly park, lighted tennis courts, and more.
Using Emerald Desert as home base, luxury RV travelers are free to soak up the sunshine and indulge in the activities that have made the Palm Springs and Palm Desert communities world-famous. From antique stores and art galleries to the region’s numerous golf courses and gourmet cuisine, each day can be a delicious new adventure. The popular Cabazon Outlet Mall is a quick 25 minutes from the resort. Also nearby is the upscale El Paseo Drive shopping venue, featuring 150 boutiques, galleries and fine restaurants.
Emerald Desert has teamed up with local golf courses to secure preferred rates. The nearby Woodhaven Country Club, an 18-hole championship course, and the Cimmaron Pebble executive course offer discounted green fees for Emerald Desert guests. Palm Royal Country Club, an executive course in La Quinta, welcomes golfers from Emerald Desert with a special rate of $18 for 18 holes.
But you don’t have to leave the resort to find fun. A full schedule of activities fills the resort’s online calendar. Popular group activities include frequent “game nights,” open pickle ball, swing and ballroom dance camps, and weekly aerobics classes.
Guests who enjoy socializing appreciate the resort’s spacious outdoor barbecue areas for entertaining and making new friends. For some quiet time, you can pick up a book from the on-site library; shoot a few game of billiards in the clubhouse, or reconnect with friends and family on the resort’s guest computers with high-speed Internet access or use the free Wi-Fi available at all sites.
Emerald Desert RV Resort is now open all year. In celebration of its appearance on the cover of this month’s RV Life, the resort is offering a free night’s stay during the month of October. Phone (877) 727-9571, mention the RV Life cover, and you can claim a free night. The offer depends on available space, requires advance registration, is for one time use, and is not valid with club stays.
For more information about Emerald Desert and Sunland RV Resorts’ other properties, visit emeralddesert.com and sunlandrvresorts.com or call (877) 624-4140.