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Casa Cody-Untouched by Time

January 16th, 2011 • by Sandy Zimmerman

“Casa Cody- Untouched by Time!”

By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by Casa Cody)

I found the most wonderful inn in Palm Springs.

The Casa Cody Inn is different from hotels, motels, and other inns because it is a historic inn.

In addition to a 100 year old adobe,

the 28 one-story bungalows date back to the 30’s- 40’s all still preserved and maintained.

And the interesting mixture of interior and furniture themes range from Moroccan,

Indian, Sante Fe, and India.

Celebrities seemed to be drawn to the Casa Cody’s hacienda-style buildings, gardens,

and citrus-filled courtyards.

Colorful bougainvilleas hang over the

roof, seeming to cover the front of each


During the 30’s,

Metropolitan Opera

baritone/movie star

Lawrence Tibbett

and Charlie Chaplin

entertained guests in

this house.

Other famous guests: “Papa John” Phillips (“Mamas and the Papas” and father of

actress Mackenzie Phillips), Herb Jeffreys (sang with Duke Ellington), and the celebrities

are still coming to the Casa Cody Inn today.

Frank Tyson, the owner, said, “Barry Manalow flies back every night after his

Las Vegas show to his home in Palm Springs. Perhaps the tourists love Palm Springs because it is

so totally like going stepping back in time.

We have a village atmosphere with restaurants, shops, entertainment,

mountain hiking, and everything within a few blocks. to your

bungalow there is no need to use a car.”

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Casa Cody- Untouched by Time (Continued)


Today the Casa Cody B&B Country Inn

exudes the charm and beauty of another


Palm Springs was a barren desert

filled with Native Americans, a few

settlers, a post office, several buildings,

and the Desert Inn Hotel,

when Harold Bryant Cody

and his wife, Harriet, arrived in a

covered wagon in 1916. 

Harold was a cousin of the famous

cowboy performer Buffalo Bill. 

The couple made the trip from Hollywood

because the climate would help Harold's


Changing from a rich, successful environment,

the couple camped out while their adobe house

was being built. 

After moving into the adobe, Harriett

opened a successful stable.

She still wore her silk blouses and stylish clothes.

With the purchase of 4 cottages from a

California exposition,

Harriett opened the Casa Cody Hotel (1920's).

Throughout the years more rooms were added,

only one of the original

cottages remains- unit #17.

You can stay in this famous Palm Springs

landmark- rooms,

studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom apartments,

a cottage,

Honeymoon Suite, and the famous adobe house.

The adobe has 2 bedrooms, kitchen,

high domed redwood ceiling, stone

fireplace, and a unique bathtub built of stone.

Guests get together during the all- you- can- eat

Continental Plus breakfast.

Packages and rates depend upon seasons.

Palm Springs is only four hours from Las Vegas.

Palm Springs' weather is

warmer than Las Vegas in the winter and cooler

in the summer.

For information, call (800)-231-2639.

The Casa Cody B&B Country Inn.