It’s a well know fact that Elvis fans flock to King of Rock n Roll’s former home, Graceland, in Memphis Tennessee, but it’s not the only domestic pilgrimage a fan of The King can make.
The Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway house in Palm Springs, California is a spiritual experience for any Elvis fan, and in some ways, a more intimate look into’s Elvis’s life in the 60s than Graceland.
The lounge of the Honeymoon Hideaway home
The house, designed and built by famed mid-century architect George Alexander, also attracts Mid century Modern architecture fans. Alexander, and his son Robert, were credited as one of the early adopters of the MCM movement in Palm Springs before their untimely death in a light place crash in 1964.
The home is a like stepping back in time, it’s as it was when Elvis and Priscilla lived there in the two years after their marriage, and it’s a spectacular monument to the Alexander Construction Company’s innovative work of time.
The pool is a work of art itself, it’s shape mimicking the roof of the home, the only square lines in the entire home. The entire house design made up of only concentric circles.
The house contains original furniture from when the famous and stylish couple lived there, and in stark contrast with the experience at Graceland, fans can sit on the furniture, touch the personal mementoes and see every room in the house.
Elvis and Priscilla’s newlywed bed.
The kitchen is full of the original 1960s appliances, state-of-the-art at the time.
Tour groups are small and intimate, and as your attentive guides will tell you, the home was where Elvis and Priscilla got ready with their respective parents, before their famous Las Vegas wedding.
The bathroom where Elvis and his father Vernon got ready on his wedding day.
A large traditional family wedding had been planned in Palm Springs, but a local gossip columnist got wind of the ceremony, forcing Elvis and Priscilla to flee via light plane to the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas, with the help of Frank Sinatra no less, who smuggled them out of of the back of the house in his personal limousine.
The view from the back lot of the house where Frank Sinatra whisked the couple away to the airport on their wedding day.