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4 Secrets of Palm Springs

Limousines in Coachella Valley is nothing new. In fact, few cities in America have been home to more celebrities than this palm-lined oasis. Situated in the burning hot Sonoran Desert, this desert treasure is a popular winter destination for domestic- and foreign tourists. With nearly 4 million visitors per year, it has also become one of California’s most visited cities. With surrounding communities such as La Quinta and Desert Hot Springs, you are guaranteed to find something intriguing in the Coachella Valley. Our service have operated here for numerous years, and learned and ins and out of the valley. We have also come to know some exciting hidden facts about the city and valley.

4. Springs in the Oasis

Desert Hot Springs, named for its many natural hot springs, is home to numerous hot springs heated to over 160 degrees by mother Earth. Clients often reserve Palm Springs limos to the various resorts and hotels where they can be found.

3. Golf Mecca

With over a hundred golf courses in the Coachella Valley, cities such as La Quinta has been named “the Golf Capital of the World.” Featured in the PGA, several of these golf courses are common limousine destinations. Some of these include world famous The Quarry at La Quinta and SilverRock Golf.

2. Ascend 8,500 feet

The biggest rotating tramcar on Earth can be seen right off of Palm Canyon Drive. If you dare, ascend the over 8,500 ft. to a mountain top in the San Jacinto Mountains! Remember to bring a jacket, the temperature different is enormous! The tramway is number one for vacationers calling our Palm Springs limo services.

1. Two-Hour-Rule

Ever wondered why stars such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby and so many others ended up in Coachella Valley? It all started when the movie studios of Los Angeles began the 1920’s. This rule implied that all actors must be within “a two-hour drive of the studio.” For many, the desert gem seemed the perfect place to be spending their free time. That may not be the number one reason today why our limos transfer countless celebs per week. Maybe they just fell in love with the desert?

For your limousine needs in and around Palm Springs, you have many choices. Our company promises nothing but the best, and we are proud of offering the most recent and up-to-date vehicle fleet. We have an exclusive price-match-guarantee.

Palm Springs history · Uncategorized

NEW: Brothel Re-Opens in Palm Springs!

After years out of business, Palm Springs maybe most famous and legendary brothel re-opens in Morongo Valley! But this time the Willie Boys Saloon won’t house prostitutes, but rather be the home of a brand new limo service! This authentic and historic Old West saloon was once an operating brothel, then later a prison where “Wild Bill” Hickok amongst others were held, before becoming a steak- and burger house. Once again visitors are able to visit the famous saloon for unforgettable memories to be made. But who was Willie Boy?

Born in Twenty Nine Palms in today’s San Bernadino County, 23 miles west of Palm Springs and long before the time of limo services, Willie Boy was a Piute-Chemehuevi Indian that spent his life in the Mohave Desert. He was raised by his aunts and much of his life story remains unknown until age 28. In 1909 when Willie Boy was 27 the true legend of him really begins. He fell in love with a sixteen year old Indian girl, Lolita, the daughter of Mike Boniface. But as they were distant cousins the Indian law prohibited them from getting married, and her father would do anything in his power to keep them apart. The two would escape only to find her father hunting them down at gunpoint to separate them and bring his daughter home again. When Lolita and her family went to Banning, CA in September of 1909, Willie Boy decided to tag along and look for work in Banning. Willie Boy was a heavy drinker and had been imprisoned earlier for drunkenness, and on September 26th of 1909, Willie Boy killed Mike Boniface and took his beloved Lolita for an escape throughout the Mohave Desert. Follow in the footsteps of Lolita and Willie Boy with limos for rent!

willie-boys-saloon-morongo-valley-californiaPursued by numerous posses from the Morongo Reservation, Willie Boy was furious that Lolita wouldn’t keep up with the escape and rather slowed him down on his escape from the law. The posses would later found fourteen year-old Lolita killed with a single gunshot in the back. The manhunt for Willie Boy was intensified. The next month, on October the 7th, he laid a trap for his posses on Ruby Mountain in the San Bernadino Mountains. Here he killed three of their horses and nearly killed sheriff Charlie Reche of Riverside. Native-American tracker John Hyde was also seriously wounded when he tried to escape, fell and broke several of his ribs. The hunt for Willie Boy got particularly big following and interest when President William H. Taft vacationed in Riverside a few days later. Despite the wanted man in reality was over sixty miles away from the president, the national media was intrigued by stories of the president vacationing in the nearby area of a dangerous runaway criminal. Days later the sheriff of Riverside County brought several of his men back to Ruby Mountain to look for wounded and see if Willie Boy was still around on the mountain. But no ambush awaited them at Ruby Mountain, but instead they would discover Willie Boy deceased, killed by his own rifle after committing suicide. He was cremated on the mountain on October 15th, 1909. His grave is still occasionally visited by limo- and party bus clients with a love of history. The San Bernadino Mountains have long been a popular destination, where we for instance often serve clients to the cabins of Big Bear Lake and other mountain communities. You can also follow the footsteps of the famous outlaw on Temecula wine tours or on a limousine ride from Southern California to Las Vegas, crossing the Mohave Desert.

We offer Temecula wine tours, night outs, airport service and much more!
The story of Willie Boy has given its story to numerous films, TV-series, songs and more. The novel Willie Boy: A Desert Manhunt (1960) and the Hollywood-production Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) is just a few of the many recounts of the legend, often called “the last great manhunt in the Old West.” So why not come by the Willie Boys Saloon to learn some more while you’re reserving your Palm Springs limousine ride? His grave monument with the title “the Old West’s Last Manhunt” can still be visited, even though it’s located on a remote location, thirteen miles northwest of Yucca Valley at 34°17’30.0″N 116°32’15.0”W. Would you prefer taking a limousine or party bus to his place of birth? The Chemehuevi Native American village is said to be located at the location of the Twentynine Palms Inn in 29 Palms, California.

Whether to visit his grave, birthplace in Twentynine Palms or places of work in Joshua Tree, Morongo- and Yucca Valley, a Palm Springs limousine ride through the Old West will make you relive the story of one of the most famous manhunts in Southern California. In the film Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) you may recognize numerous nearby areas. The film was partially filmed in Palm Springs, Whitewater, Riverside, Banning and Joshua Tree. We have had airport sedan service clientele telling us various different accounts of his life. Some even doubt he ever committed suicide, but that he rather escaped to Las Vegas or Arizona. We have also had clients using our limo services that have questioned whether he was guilty in the first place. In other words, the legend of Willie Boy lives on and keeps many of us interested. Limos for rent in Willie Boy Country will not let you down!