As The Bay Area Reporter revealed in December, INNdulge, one of the longest running queer resorts in Palm Springs is up for sale.
Jon Jackson and his partner, Sandy Miller, (who have owned the proerty for 10 years) are asking $10.8 million for the Warm Sands neighborhood hotel. The sellers have stipulated that the property must remain a gay resort unlike others like All Worlds Resort which transformed into a resort for heterosexual swingers in 2019 (although it operates Inn Exile across the street as a gay resort).
"We've spent the last 10 years improving the property into a luxury gay resort," Jackson told The Bay Area Reporter. "We wouldn't want someone coming in and destroying the concept. We've built a strong clientele who have come to rely on Palm Springs and INNdulge as their yearly vacation destination. We care too much for them to let a new buyer take away the magical place they all know and love."
INNdulge is currently closed, but the property plans to reopen January 21 or when Southern California lifts its leisure travel ban.
"I think it will surprise people just how fast travel comes back," Jackson said. "The pent-up demand is off the hook right now. We are expecting our best fall ever, and if things fall right, a great summer as well. Spring will again be a challenge, but it's nice to see light at the end of the tunnel."
Randy Garner, public relations manager of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism told the BAR that all the city's gay bars have survived so far, an none of the queer enclave's gay resorts have yet to permanently close.