Experience the comfort and creativity of our eco-friendly western ranch style lodge, in the unspoiled desert wilderness near Palm Springs.

Hot tub platform under the stars at Casa de los Desperados

Leave Your Stress Behind

Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or need a base from which to explore the natural wonders of the Coachella Valley, immerse yourself in the natural beauty and charm of our desert oasis.

Learn Our Story

Starting his culinary journey at a young age, Wayne King (owner + host) has devoted his life to hospitality, from waiting tables in Paris, to opening his own nationally recognized restaurants in the US. Casa de los Desperados is his latest creation: “I really wanted a mountain lodge meets western ranch feeling, and it’s been great fun creating a space to make people feel relaxed and at home, but also get away from it all.”

Living room dining table - Casa de los Desperados
Stay in the King Room at Casa de los Desperados

Create Your Perfect Stay

Experience the magic of a serene getaway with the comforts of home. Casa de los Desperados features 3 well-appointed rooms, each with their own private bathroom, entrance, and patio.  Stunning views from the hot tub are complimentary.

“The house is warm, inviting, comfortable and very homey…In short, this is surely a destination…and our stay was just perfect! Thank you Wayne and Michael. We can’t wait to see you again!”


“Wayne and Michael, owners of this property, are hospitality experts extraordinaire. They have created a lovely, welcoming experience. We stayed five nights in the main house. Our days were spent exploring the area – Wayne and Michael offered excellent suggestions – perfectly suited for our active interests. Evenings were spent relaxing in the main house. There are drinks and snacks always available and comfortable indoor and outdoor spots to read a book or take a nap…The bedroom was quiet and private with a small deck off of the back. We used the hot tub and were given lots of privacy. The location is out of town although easy to get to Palm Springs on a local road. The views are the best you’ll find in the area. Our hosts were so lovely and professional. We’d return in a minute!


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“The perfect Airbnb! Comfortable beds, adorable dogs, nice hot tub, freshly baked cookies…it has it all. The amazing breakfast is worth the price alone! Wayne is really, really nice and a marvelous host! Definitely planning to come back asap.”


“Second time here, and of course it was excellent. Wayne is a world class host and the Airstream is all kinds of retro awesome. Can’t recommend enough.”


“You’re about 15 minutes away from Palm Springs so it’s the perfect balance of feeling like you’re away but being able to explore when you are up for it. It was the perfect place to escape to from LA for a long holiday weekend. Definitely a hidden gem, and I hope to visit again.”