The Self-Directed Retreat

Who knows more about how to help you unwind than you?
As an intimate spa resort with a true connection to nature and its innate healing powers, Miracle Manor Retreat provides each visitor with a personal opportunity to connect body, mind and spirit at their own pace.


Long, languorous soaks in naturally warm mineral water pools — one large enough for swimming; the other sized for savoring stillness — facilitate the process of renewal.


The combination of minerals present in The Manor’s miracle are said to both detoxify and nourish the body while the gentle heat helps float physical, emotional and mental tensions away.


Let the mind drift over the ever-changing desert landscape. Observe its beauty in the open air or view it through the frame of each guestroom’s panoramic window — and see the desert as a living work of art with the power to astonish. Light, clouds, color and constellations become close companions.


Swim or swirl in the pools. Practice yoga in the glow of sun setting beyond Mount San Jacinto. Tread lightly on quiet desert trails in nearby Joshua Tree National Park. Stretch. Play.


Massage adds therapeutic touch to the process of relaxation, release or rejuvenation. A choice of styles — water, hot stone, deep tissue and others — allows the individual to work in concert with the therapist to find a perfect match.


In rooms furnished with nothing more than needs to be there and designed to provide a seamless transition from the indoors to out, there is space to look inward and restore the parts of you that have been lost in a haze of stress and distraction. Spirits are restored in the quiet of the desert and the song of coyotes.


The fragrance of the desert is enhanced with The Manor’s own desert sage aromatherapy soaps, shampoo and body lotion. Sage, traditionally used for purification, also helps to ease depression and mental fatigue. Native American tradition holds that wherever sage is, evil spirits cannot enter. Breathe deeply, sleep soundly.


Make new friends or find joy with old ones. The intimate scale of The Manor invites easy acquaintance, conversation and laughter as much as it allows for sweet, and much needed silence.