A Parker Palm Springs Thanksgiving

“I awoke this morning with thanksgiving for my friends, old and new.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday. Family and friends around a bountiful table, giving thanks and sharing good graces is the epitome of life’s best moments.

This year, after so much time apart, the opportunity to gather takes on extra meaning. A special occasion deserves a special place, and in the California desert, that place is Parker Palm Springs. Our private, 13-acre estate is the perfect setting to reconnect with loved ones.

Time simply feels different here. From the moment you arrive, there is an unhurried sense in the air. Young, old, and the forever in-between will cherish the chance to truly relax, catch up, laugh, and celebrate together.

There are so many reasons why we are known as one of the best Palm Springs hotels. Thanksgiving offers the perfect chance to experience it with family and friends, without Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Now is the time to let the warmth of the desert be the excuse to finally reunite.

The key to a successful reunion is unstructured structure because often, life’s best moments are rarely planned. Yes, make an itinerary – and we are experts at helping with that – but be sure to include plenty of free time for extended conversation, wandering, and discovery, both on and off property.

Start with reservations for our sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner. This year, Parker Palm Springs will again be creating an amazing meal with roast turkey and an array of delectable side dishes that make the meal so special. Around a table with loved ones, some you may have not seen for a while, it is easy raise a glass, count your blessings, and give thanks for these precious moments together.

The best part of Thanksgiving at Parker Palm Springs is that we do it all for you, so you can enjoy what is really important about the holiday — time spent with your family and friends.

What to do with the rest of the weekend is up to you.


  • Parker Palm Springs Pool Setting Aerial
  • Giant Chess
  • Croquet
  • Petanque


Mornings here begin at Norma’s, our colorful open-air Terrace restaurant that serves breakfast all day. No matter what time members of your group choose to rise, the perfect meal — minimalist or extravagant — is waiting.

After breakfast, it is never a bad idea to take a stroll about our lush, desert estate. There is something to discover around every corner. It begins with three sparkling swimming pools, each with their own subtle ambience. Or Terre Battu tennis courts, to help discover your inner Nadal. Or hammocks strung between the giant trees of Palm Court, to close your eyes and dream a little.

There is also a Pétanque court, table tennis, giant chess, and an immaculate croquet lawn, all offering a chance to mingle over libations, while you forget to keep score.

For a spectacular outing that everyone can enjoy, consider taking the short drive to Indian Canyons, a hidden gem and true oasis. We recommend bringing along one of Norma’s famous picnic baskets, Champagne included, for a memorable al fresco feast.

Palm Springs attractions are numerous, and so are the shopping opportunities. Unique, curated boutiques, designer fashions, antiques, jewelry, and more abound. Finding the perfect gift to say thank you to someone is always easy here.

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition at Parker Palm Springs, where time to connect with what truly matters awaits.


About Us

Parker Palm Springs is quietly known as the luxury hotel in Palm Springs. We offer only 144 rooms on 13 acres of exclusive, private property. Contact us today to help plan your next vacation, weekend escape, special event, or wedding.


Call 760-321-4606 or email us with questions

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