Desert Trip poster

By now you’ve surely heard all about the miracle pulled off by Goldenvoice promoter and Coachella/Stagecoach founder Paul Tollett. Over the weekend of October 7-9 on the grounds the Empire Polo Club in Indio, a once-in-a-lifetime concert christened Desert Trip (www.deserttrip.com) will unite six legendary rock & roll acts for the first time ever on one stage. Bob Dylan will open for The Rolling Stones on Friday, Neil Young will open for Paul McCartney on Saturday, and The Who will open for Roger Waters on Sunday. Wow!

You know that tickets go on sale Monday, May 9, and will sell out in record time. You also know that 1,000 general admission tickets (priced at $435 each) will be made available strictly for the benefit of local Palm Springs Valley residents on October 5. The good news is that it looks like you’re going! The next question is, “Where will you stay?” Hotel rooms are selling out—and fast!

The four world-class resorts of Rancho Mirage—Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa (www.hotwatercasino.com), Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (www.rancholaspalmas.com), The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage (www.ritzcarlton.com/ranchomirage), and The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa (www.westinmissionhills.com) are all so central that they make the daily trek to Indio a brief breeze. These properties also happen to be among some of the most luxurious in the desert. Each brand, of course, has its own flavors and specialties to offer. Check out one—or all of them!—to decide which is best suited to your needs. Sure, you can listen to the music in Indio. But you’ll simply sleep better in Rancho Mirage.