Palm Springs has long been a haven for people looking to get away from it all, and Sparrows Lodge is no different. When Doug and Josie Smith purchased the property in 2013 — which was built by actor Don Castle in 1952 — and then sold it a year later, the new owners hoped to capture the area's established escapism. "[The Smiths] are the ones who really set up the bones," general manager Jason Perry said. Rich redwood beams are a consistent backdrop throughout the lodge's 20 rooms, and kitschy decor gives off the cheerful coziness of a sleep-away camp. Pair that with an abundance of open spaces, like private patios and a pool, and it would seem like that would be enough to make guests feel at ease. But, Perry notes that's Sparrows Lodge has other detail to make sure visitors are truly relaxed: there are no TVs or phones in the rooms, he said, so that the lodge "really has that communal feel." Sip a glass of white Sangria at check in, and escape. In a setting like this, it's not that hard.