Elvis' Palm Springs Hideaway Transcends Passage of Time

Tour recreates courtship with the desert



Darlene Perez, the official tour guide of Elvis' Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs, shows off the kitchen's indoor barbecue grill.

Jim Powers

 

More than 1,700 miles separate Palm Springs and Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion.

But take a tour of the King's Hideaway Honeymoon house in the Las Palmas neighborhood of north Palm Springs, and suddenly the distance disappears.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley's one-year stay from 1966-67 - which broke down to six months before and after they were married - comes alive in the Robert Alexander designed and built house in 1960.

Like so many stars who lived and frequented Palm Springs over the past 50 years, the house provides a means to relive their stay, where they played, who visited, and who were their neighbors. The estate, a testimony to Palm Springs' midcentury modern architecture, remains on the must-see lists for visitors and residents alike.

Tour guide Darlene Perez, who dresses up as the bride Priscilla complete with wedding gown, gives a spirited tour complete with anecdotes about the house both before, during and after Elvis was there.

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