175 S CAHUILLA RD, PALM SPRINGS
Casa Cody is the oldest operating hotel in Palm Springs, founded in the 1920’s by Hollywood pioneer, Harriet Cody, cousin to the legendary, Buffalo Bill. Our hotel is nestled against the spectacular San Jacinto mountains, in the heart of Palm Springs.
In the early 1900’s, Harriet and Harold Bryant Cody came by wagon from Hollywood to Palm Springs. They settled on land that was to become Casa Cody and built a home. By the 1920’s, Harriet established the property as a hotel and it became the stomping grounds for legends of the arts community, visiting the desert. Charlie Chaplin, American Opera Singer Lawrence Tibbett and AnaÏs Nin spent time on property, particularly in the Adobe House, where a stage was built and Tibbett’s piano was kept below the House for performances and parties.
All of the buildings at Casa Cody tell a story.
In the 1930’s, four cottages were brought to the property from the Los Angeles Olympics and are used as guestrooms today.
In 1986, Frank Tyson, a former USC Professor of Urban Planning, and Therese Hayes, former owner of a Los Angeles art gallery, took over as owners of Casa Cody. They expanded the property by incorporating the Apache Lodge, a 1950’s structure built by actress Polly Bergen. They later added units from the estate of Francis Crocker, known as the “Father of the Palm Springs Tram”.
In 2004, the “Winters House” an original 1930’s California Ranch House, was added to the property as well.
Casetta Group is honored to refresh the property, and continue to share Casa Cody’s vibrant history with our guests.