Hidden amidst the steep walled canyons of the infamous San Andreas Fault, sits a unique and beautiful private desert paradise…METATE RANCH, located just 15-20 minutes and a world away from the golf greens and gardens of down-valley resorts and 30-40 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. This magical private preserve offers a place where nature creates an ever-changing palette of beauty and color, with several authentic and striking desert settings and interpretive displays to explore.
Set back in a beautiful canyon in the Indio Hills, this amazing wedding & event venue offers two dining and entertainment areas located on two levels.
The upper level features a replica Indian Village that has been recreated with historically accurate detail using the same techniques used by the Cahuilla People 2-3,000 years ago. Palteewet features a ceremonial house, kishes [huts] filled with Indian artifacts, and interpretive displays showcasing the foods, weapons, and tools of the Cahuilla Indians. There are three sparkling pools, a running stream, and spectacular views. The upper level includes ambient lighting, path lighting, and colored uplights on the hills.
The lower level (main event area) showcases the awesome beauty of the desert through the use of spectacular lighting and natural elements. The Enchanted Desert features a magnificent natural desert setting adjacent to a lush natural palm oasis and surrounded by breathtaking hills that are bathed in dramatic colored lighting at night. White stringer lights provide a warm, whimsical feel to the main dining and entertainment area. The venue features a beautiful water feature, desert themed sculptures, and a fire pit with fireside seating.
The Enchanted Desert is available for outdoor weddings, corporate events, company BBQs, and private parties.
Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)
Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
Society of American Travel Writers
Bureau of Land Management/US Department of Interior