- Vintage comfort and charm! An intimate desert hideaway with a hacienda flair, the El Rancho Lodge is your relaxing oasis in a hurried world, offering the personal attention and hospitality of a country inn. Palm Springs' only ranch-style hotel, with only 19 unique rooms, either poolside or in quiet patio area. The El Rancho was built in 1951, a former Hollywood hangout. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views in our wind-free area, while only minutes from downtown Palm Springs and airport. Relax in our large heated pool, and large keyhole mosaic spa.