This Desert Resort Will Rekindle Your Romance With Stargazing, Fire Pit Rooms and Hiking Trials

Head to The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage for a Dreamy Weekend Getaway

The Coachella Valley is a magical place where you’re guaranteed to experience romance and tranquility in the air. Escape to The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage with your significant other for an intimate and memorable weekend away. Situated on a hilltop, couples experience vast valley views during the day and an unbelievable stargazing experience at night at this luxurious destination. Whether you’re seeking to reconnect with one another or spend quality time together without interruption, here’s why The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is a timeless desert gem to explore. Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage


1 | Cozy Up Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

Offering 38 pristine guest rooms with privately designated intimate fire pits, you are sure to feel at home with your loved one. Each fire pit accented guest room offers a unique yet equally impressive view—south-facing views of the extraordinary vistas, west-facing majestic mountain range views and north-facing vivacious valley views. Enjoy the splendor and serenity of your evenings while relaxing on your fireside veranda with in-room dining just a phone call away. Bid farewell to a gorgeous sunset as you and your loved one get cozy with the fire and begin to roast delectable gourmet s’mores. (Pro Tip: Throw on the plush robes found in your guest room closet!) 

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

2 | Wide-Open Night Sky

What’s more romantic than stargazing? “After the sun sets, we invite you and your loved one to join us to take a journey through the cosmos,” says Marketing Coordinator Matthew Gresovic. Stargazing is offered in the heart of the property (near the reflection fountain) every evening. Since there is no light pollution and the resort is located high on a secluded hill, it is described as an “unmatched setting for stargazing.” Featuring a state-of-the-art telescope, you’ll be able to clearly take in the full and vibrant moon, seek out extraordinary constellations and find yourself millions of miles away mesmerized by the vast planets and twinkling stars! Unwind from life’s daily worries and experience this unforgettable evening. 

Local Insight: Ask about the day-time Solar Scope Experience offered on The Springs Lawn.  

3 | Reconnect in Nature

Early bird or night owl? Come along for a guided hike that suits both kinds of people! Early-morning and evening hikes are available on a variety of different trails. Mapping-out an array of splendid trails, the two trails closest to the resort include The Chuckwalla Trail and The Road Runner Trail, which range from 1.5 to 3.5 miles in length. Trails are walking distance from the resort; you simply exit the front lobby doors, and you’re a brief walk away from the trail entrances. “Evening hikes are quite romantic during sunset,” explains Gresovic. Turn that phone off and stroll hand-in-hand as you connect with nature and one another. 


4 | Intimate Dining 

On-site restaurant State Fare Bar & Kitchen offers an idyllic ambiance fit for a relaxing yet refined dining experience. Grab a seat on the expansive outdoor terrace under the overhead string lights or indoors within an intimate half-moon booth. Gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows and take in the breath-taking vista views. With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and local fare, the restaurant serves fine wine, incorporates fruits and vegetables from the Coachella Valley and creates delectable desserts curated by a world-class pastry team. 


5 | Spa-La-La 

To top off your weekend away, heading to The Ritz-Carlton Spa as a couple is an absolute must. “All of the massages can be offered in a couples setting, specifically the ‘Spirit of the Mountain,’ which is an entire full-body experience, including a deep massage, full body scrub and an outdoor shower,” says Gresovic. Couples are sure to experience a mutual sense of rejuvenation and revitalization. Be sure to check out the co-ed relaxation oasis, featuring a peaceful area to take a plunge in the whirlpool and let your everyday stresses melt away. Spend time together side-by-side in a blissful state of mind in this restorative space. 


The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
68900 Frank Sinatra Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Photography Provided By: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

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Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!


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