Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
Presley’s Palm Springs House
Elvis Presley’s Palm Springs house was designed by modernist architect Robert Alexander; Alexander used the house as a show piece and went on to design over 2000 other houses in Palm Springs, California.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley leased the house in 1966, Elvis was mainly working in Hollywood at the time and Palm Springs was an ideal get away from Los Angeles. The couple had planned on marrying at the house, there was a last minute change of plans when the press got hold of the news and Frank Sinatra snuck them to Vegas on his private plane. They returned to the Palm Springs house afterwards for their honeymoon and there is a replica of a photo of Elvis carrying Priscilla over the threshold.
Today the house is open to the public, it apparently has the most photographed pool in the Palm Springs. Even if you’re not a massive Elvis fan the house is a time capsule of glitzy 1960s style and is packed full of original features along with the Elvis memorabilia. The master bedroom is a highlight, it has a sloping ceiling and an incredibly camp dusky pink bed, with canopy style drapes. Palm Springs was a town built by celebrities for celebrities, where big stars could escape the scrutiny of Hollywood and let their hair down; Marilyn Monroe’s house is visible from the garden of the Elvis house.
If you are a passionate Elvis fan it is possible to do what he had planned and get married at the house, it would be the ultimate party venue in a town built for partying in.
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, 1350 Ladera Circle, Palm Springs, CA, 9226