The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

There’s nothing like a girlfriends’ getaway to the Ritz! After spending so many months traveling, I jumped at the chance to have an ultraluxe break at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage with my besties.

Of course, The Ritz-Carlton is synonymous with first-class style and its gorgeous mountaintop location in Rancho Mirage, overlooking Palm Springs and Coachella Valley, makes this place a dreamy desert destination.

Here’s our girlfriend getaway at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage!

Splashing in the Pool

– Relax by the Pool –

As soon as we arrived, we grabbed our bikinis and headed down to the adults-only pool. From our awesome private cabana, we kicked off our girlfriends’ getaway with delicious spicy margaritas and super-refreshing spiked Arnold Palmers.

Pool Time

Who needs the beach when you can unwind at a pool like this?

With everything you could need for a long day of basking in the Cali sunshine, Rancho Mirage’s pool area is the ultimate place for a blissed-out afternoon.

Rancho Mirage Spa

– Get Pampered at the Spa –

The Serene Spa Experience at Rancho Mirage is definitely one of the highlights of they stay at Rancho Mirage. You can unwind with a relaxing Swedish massage, get a custom facial, go for hydrating body scrub, or try one of its countless other holistic treatments that uses indigenous herbs and plants.

Aromatherapy Showers

For my day of spa indulgence, I got an eighty-minute hydra facial (highly recommended!) that left me glowing, followed by the the aromatherapy showers.

Afterward, I floated over to the steam room to keep my dream spa day going.

Rooms at Rancho Mirage

– Sleep –

Perched 650 feet above the Coachella Valley, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage offers spacious rooms that are timelessly chic and stylish, with jaw-dropping views and unparalleled attention to detail.

Suites at Rancho Mirage

Offering everything that you’d expect from a five-star hotel and then some, this luxury resort will definitely exceed your expectations.

We even had our own fire pit outside, which was perfect for late-night fun under the stars. From there, we ordered some good old-fashioned milk and cookies from room service. After indulging in homemade sweets, I hopped in the oversize soaking tub then nestled into to my crazy comfy bed.

Milk and Cookies at Rancho Mirage

State Fare Bar and Kitchen

– Eat and Drink –

Our breakfast at the State Fare Bar and Kitchen on property was delish! I’m still craving their huevos rancheros and my bestie swears by her breakfast burrito was amazing.

The Edge Steakhouse has delicious food for dinner alongside an impressive wine list. I was obsessed with the octopus while my girls said the filet mignon was literally the best steak they’d ever had.

Huevos Rancheros

For a sunny alfresco dining experience, the Air Pool Bar is perfect. With a great selection of lunch picks and drinks, this place gives you another excuse to never leave the pool.

Girlfriends' Getaway Rancho Mirage

– Activities at Rancho Mirage –

While the California coast gets all the attention, there’s so much to do farther inland. With more than twenty miles of mountain and hiking trails originating from The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage, it’s the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of this gorgeous area.

After a morning hike and afternoon poolside chill, we had a great Friday night listening to the Ritz’s live music and, of course, watching the Olympics!

Another perk to getting away from the city is being able to stargaze.

If you are a city girl, the view will take your breath away. Taking in the view of the constellations from the Ritz’s state-of-the-art telescope is the perfect way to end your ultimate girlfriends’ day at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.


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Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.