Named for its presence on Chuckwalla Road in Palm Springs, The Chuck is a fabulous luxury hideaway boasting a plethora of local and So Cal art that complements its gorgeous modern design.
Originally built as an apartment complex in 1948, The Chuck offers five distinctly designed suites.
The Bungalow could be used as a residence with its 700 square feet of indoor living space, according to Jeremy Zablotsky, owner of The Chuck. As with all of the Chuck's suites, this one includes a full kitchen, living, sitting and dining rooms along with a full separate bedroom suite. A combination of bright blues and soft greys give a restful contrast to the bright, desert sun.
VIDEO: Find out what makes The Chuck unique from owner Jeremy Zablotsky.
The Bungalow features art from local photographer Gary Dorothy of Imageville, who is famed for his colorful photos of Palm Springs landmarks, including the “Welcome to Palm Springs” sign, the Marilyn Monroe statue, and the Rancho Mirage Car Wash neon elephant sign.
Los Angeles-based Anja Van Herle is also featured with both classical and contemporary ideas of fashion in her beautiful, idealized faces and bright, expressive eyes.
The brilliant, comfortable beds stand out around unique signature pieces like eclectic chandeliers, animal sculptures and items of pop culture like a Marilyn Monroe chair and oversized chess pieces.
Bathrooms are floor-to-ceiling marble with walk-in rain showers and doors right off the private patios — perfect for a sun into shower experience followed by a nap before dinner. And dinner is eat in or out, however you prefer, since there's a full kitchen for cooking.
“We're fully booked through April, but we encourage our guests to call and get on our wait list. Sometimes, we get a last minute cancellation and we go to our wait list to fill it!” says Zablotsky.
Sitting room area inside The Bugalow.
• Spend a couple of hours on your translucent walled, private patio, enjoying the sun without worrying about tan lines.
• Take a walk to Palm Springs' ModShop to see the inspiration for the boutique hotel's furnishings.
• Enjoy Gary Dorothy's art in the suites, then take a short walk to see his gallery, Imageville, at La Plaza.
• Have a glass of wine at sunset and play a little bocce ball on the court adjacent to the swimming pool.
The Chuck, 770 E. Chuckwalla Road, Palm Springs, 604-700-8251, www.thechuckpalmsprings.com
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