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Hiking Out West: Hit the Trails From These Favorite Hotels

Fortunately, the United States has no shortage of evocative places in which to tramp. Here are seven of our favorite hiking hotels out West.

Video: Classic Hollywood Hideaway in Palm Springs

Built as a family retreat for a Hollywood producer in the 1950s, L'Horizon Resort & Spa has gotten a refresh and now encompasses one residence and 24 bungalows.

Palm Springs Shopping

Fans of midcentury-modern design will love strolling Palm Springs' Uptown Design District with its galleries, coffee shops, art stores and clothing boutiques.

Another Storied Palm Springs Hideaway: The Willows Inn

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is a Mediterranean villa of just eight rooms. It has an atmosphere of gracious tranquility and is close to downtown.

Palm Springs' New Boutique Hotel

In Palm Springs, we stayed at L'Horizon Resort & Spa, a boutique hotel encompassing a residence and 24 individual bungalows, plus an alfresco restaurant.

Palm Springs' New Restaurant Scene

SO.PA and Workshop Kitchen + Bar ushered in a new food era in Palm Springs, and with the addition of other restaurants, the dining scene is now adventurous.

Letter From the Editor: April 2017

It is a delight to stroll through the neighborhoods of Lisbon's historic center. This fall, I stayed in a number of smart new heritage hotels there.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Portugal and Palm Springs

Mr. Harper discovered two new luxury boutique hotels in Lisbon and one newly refurbished Palm Springs hideaway with Hollywood roots.

Historic Hotels: The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

In the stark shadows of a Palm Springs hillside footed with ancient desert willows, William Mead found a winter refuge.

Palm Springs: Contrasting Hideaways

Large, comfortable resorts fill the spaces between the fairways in Palm Springs, but none could be considered a luxury hideaway. My favorite property in the city remains The Willows.

Private Tour: Desert Modernism

The casual visitor to Palm Springs could be forgiven for regarding the city as architecturally undistinguished. But much of the beauty of its buildings reveals itself only when you have penetrated the outer walls.

Gallery: The Willows, Palm Springs

My favorite property in Palm Springs remains The Willows, an eight-room mansion built in 1925 into the side of a mountain, a five-minute walk from the heart of downtown.

Joshua Tree National Park, California

It takes only about an hour to reach the northwest entrance of the immense (1,234 square miles) Joshua Tree National Park from The Willows, and the trip is well worth the effort.

A Gourmet Walk in Palm Springs: Desert Tasty Tours

We ate most meals in Palm Springs during our recent visit, but Palm Desert to the south has its own collection of tempting restaurants, as well as an upscale shopping street called El Paseo, lined with top designer names.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

In 1935, an overheated electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker dreamed of a way to reach the cool, snowy heights of San Jacinto Peak.

Palm Springs Dining: Six Recommended Restaurants

Despite the affluence of Palm Springs, the dining scene is rather uninspiring. Nevertheless, there are standouts.