The Sustainable Retreat
“We have made every effort to put
‘nothing more than needs to be’
in our rooms,” noted April Greiman, co-owner and co-creator of
Miracle Manor Retreat,
MMR’s Sustainable Practices include:
All renovations and additions were made using construction materials that are either sustainable or recycled.
We're proud to support the City of Desert Hot Springs new recycling program.
All of our bedding and products are 100% organic.
MMR soap, lotion and shampoo/conditioner are produced locally and made with natural ingredients and food-grade essential oils
Our spa menu includes a variety of treatments using freshly mixed blends of locally harvested and natural ingredients.
Our rooms, spa and communal kitchen are all maintained with nontoxic cleaning products.
Exterior nighttime lighting is controlled by solar rheostats. All bulbs are fluorescent and/or low wattage to conserve energy and prevent dark-sky light pollution.
Entry, sitting and courtyard areas are landscaped with local decomposed granites and planted with indigenous specimens that double as a “teaching landscape” for guests.
All plantings are watered with the overflow of mineral waters from the pools
“It’s thrilling to see how many
folks in the accommodations business truly care
about offering guests
a sense-of-place experience.
The hotels and inns that made it onto the list
give back to the community,
work to conserve and sustain,
and — day in and day out —
celebrate the very best
that their destinations have to offer.”
– Traveler Senior Editor
Sheila Feldman Buckmaster