When you arrive at Outdoor Resort Indio in Indio, California, the first thing you notice is the stunning $50,000 array of flowers planted every October.
But gorgeous landscaping is just one reason Outdoor Resort Indio is billed as “The Ultimate Motor Coach Resort.” Available to Class A motor coaches, this five-star resort has 419 lots resting on 45 acres. Nearly all the lots have fully developed, modern outdoor kitchens with protective pergolas and cozy gazebos. Most oversized lots back onto an 18-hole private executive golf course that is open to unlimited play by resort residents at no added cost.
A spectacular clubhouse is the hub of resort activity. During the season, a full calendar of dinners, dances, stage entertainment, movies, bingo and themed parties abound. A full-time activities director makes sure there are plenty of options. The private owners’ lounge offers comfortable seating, a library, billiard room and a state-of-the-art big screen TV, which was just installed in February.
There are clubs for many interests, including off-road Jeep adventures, biking and motorcycling. There are courts for tennis and pickleball and a four-lane pitch for bocce ball. A workout in the health and exercise facility can be followed by a sauna or steam bath. You can choose to swim in the Olympic-size main pool or one of three heated satellite pools, or relax in one of five indoor or outdoor spas. And best of all, if you prefer, you can spend all day soaking up the sun in this desert paradise doing absolutely nothing!
A newly refurbished Oasis Café provides breakfast, lunch and dinner on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no monthly cost assessed to the residents.
Outdoor Resort Indio is owned and operated by its homeowners association, and sites are available both for sale and rent. Renters have a choice of either lots with walls that provide privacy or view lots that overlook the golf course, nine on-site lakes and Coachella Valley mountains. Buyers of lots can design their own space within the resort’s established guidelines and they acquire clear title to their lot as well as a share in all the common amenities.
Outdoor Resort Indio is located in west Indio, a mile from major La Quinta shopping, dining, and entertainment. Upscale shopping at El Paseo in Palm Desert is just 15 minutes away, and Palm Springs is a half-hour away. Also nearby are casinos that feature top-notch entertainment. Many residents enjoy short trips to San Diego (two hours), Mexico (an hour and a half), or Phoenix and Las Vegas (both four hours).
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which hosts the BNP Paribas Open on the world tennis tour, is nearby and there are 140 golf courses within a half-hour’s drive. The area is home to one of the nation’s largest dog shows, in Palm Springs, and to golf courses that host the Humana (formerly the Bob Hope) and Kraft Nabisco (formerly the Dinah Shore) golf tournaments.
Other attractions include the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Palm Springs Follies, the Southwest Arts Festival, the Indio International Tamale Festival, and the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival. The Riverside County Fairgrounds also hosts the FMCA Western Area Rally, which attracts motorhome travelers from a large part of North America.
For information about Outdoor Resort Indio, visit www.orindio.com or call (760) 775-7255 or (800) 892-2992.