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Historic 1945 Spanish style bungalow Palm Springs

Historic 1945 Spanish style bungalow. This home is one of eight existing guest bungalows of the B-Bar-H Ranch, a popular dude ranch for many Hollywood stars in the 1930's thru the 1940's, whose guest list reads like a who's who of that era. (There is an exhibit with artifacts and photos of the history of the B-Bar-H Ranch in Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs.) This bungalow was called ''The Bunkhouse'', Kitchen is remodeled with spanish tiles, and opens into the dining area and living room with the original adobe fireplace. One of the master suites is attached to the main house. The remaining two bedrooms, each with their own full bathroom, have separate outside entrances. This property is located only 9.2 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport. The property is entered through a custom designed wrought iron gate on a concrete driveway leading into a two-vehicle carport. There is additional parking around the other side of the property through a shared remote-controlled wrought iron gate, where there is a storage shed and room for an RV. From the front driveway, you enter a peaceful oasis through a smaller wrought iron gate into a private walled courtyard with mature desert landscaping on a sprinkler system, wa deck and private soaking tub, a fire pit/chairs and an outdoor dining table. There is also a producing tangerine, lemon, and grapefruit tree, plus several olive trees. HISTORY: B-Bar-H Ranch Club: Old West easy living 10 miles from Palm Springs Here is Romance, Steeped in the Legends of the Old West. The pleasures of a vacation in the land of sunshine are an experience of unforgettable enjoyment. Lazy blue skies invite you to engage in a choice of an endless variety of recreation…golf driving range, putting green, tennis, badminton, swimming, ping pong, square dancing, bridle trails, shuffleboard, children’s playground, entertainment. When you long to get away from the humdrum routine of city dwelling; when you seek escape from the rigors of wintry climates; when you seek active diversion or genuine rest and relaxation in the world’s most perfect winter climate, you will find your wish fulfilled at B-Bar-H Ranch Club. Located in an authentic atmosphere of the true Western ranch, combined with the comforts of the finest metropolitan hotel. B-Bar-H ranch was located 10 miles from Palm Springs, an easy station wagon ride, framed by majestic snow-capped mountains through a vast expanse of rolling sand dunes, sagebrush and cactus. Started during the Great Depression, B-Bar-H Ranch was named for Hollywood mogul Lucienne Hubbard and his son-in-law Charles Bender. The men purchased the land from the Southern Pacific Land Company in 1927 and began promoting the natural hot mineral springs, soon becoming an invitation-only resort. Let there be no two strangers between these walls” was the motto of B-Bar-H and Charles Bender, the genial original manager. “Informal ranch life is emphasized. Guests dwell in luxurious cottages, decorated in dude style and surrounded by verdant grass yards. The ranch became an exclusive destination for celebrities and artists, like Walt Disney, Bing Crosby and Mary Pickford. Men and women dressed in western outfits and rode horses during the day. When the sun came down they were wined and dined, dressed in their best evening attire. But in 1950 a new owner closed the ranch to the public and several other owners bought the property later.

Category and style


Desert, Southwestern, Ranch Style, Spanish


Private parking for 6 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property, Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
1675 sq ft
Lot size:
7405 sq ft
Main floor number:

Location Rules

No adult filming
No smoking


Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area


Exposed Beams
Screen Doors
Wood Doors
BBQ Grill
Front yard
Fireplace With Mantle
Rustic Fireplace
Concrete Floor
Tiles Floor
Desert Garden
Dated/50's to 70's Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
White Walls
Slider Windows

Crew access

Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Exact location provided after booking