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Reviewed 27 September 2018

As the owners of a mid-century modern house, we had to visit Palm Springs, which we recently did for the first time. We definitely wanted to take a tour, and I know the less expensive tours would have worked, even though exteriors were only viewed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Whenever we visit an area we tour whatever the local structures there are. We have been to castles,cathedrals , rock houses, Wright houses you name it. This guy gives the best tour of any of them. You do not need to be a mid century...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We were a little taken aback by the cost of this tour, but getting inside some of these hames was a must! We felt like it was worth every penny, despite the lost keys! Michael is so funny and informative.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pamela h
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Yes, I know it sounds dramatic, life changing? But it's true. It wasn't entirely about the architecture, but what it brought out inside of myself that has transitioned into other areas of life. The irony is that the tour was completely my wife's idea. I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We have been coming to Palm Springs for years and had never taken an architectural tour so I signed up for this one. We saw the insides of many homes and learned some fascinating information, not just about architecture but Palm Springs in general. Well...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Michaels a humorous tour leader with access to the most wonderful gardens and homes. To actually be able to enter homes and experience them in all their glory really was fabulous. The pinultimate was Frey House perched up on the hill over Palm Springs with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Palm Springs with some great friends who all share a passion for modern architecture. Michael guided us through a most amazing afternoon of architectural inspiration and education in a deep and rich history architecture in Palm Spring. I would highly recommend this tour....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Following recommendations from friends, my wife and I took The Modern Tour during our stay in Palm Springs. We are not architects and knew very little about mid-century architecture and design; however, it was a great tour. Michael Stern, our host, drove us through various...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Rene-Elizabeth
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Several girlfriends and I visited PS for a fun getaway. One of our friends booked the tour. The price per person was high, so several friends decided against it. There were four of us and one other woman on our weekday tour. We all really...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kandice S
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Whether you love architecture or are just someone who loves interesting and unique activities, I strongly recommend The Modern Tour. At $150 per person, it is priced higher than others, but Michael Stern is THE authority on mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs and has...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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15 November 2018|
Response from trevormom | Reviewed this property |
I dont have his number but I know the concierge at The Rowen hotel does.
Laura T
10 September 2018|
Response from pamela h | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember being offered a $300.00 option. We did the $175.00 and we were very pleased. Michael is very "connected"!!!
15 August 2018|
Response from pamela h | Reviewed this property |
We had a few problems reaching them too. Maybe call and leave a message? I know they were going to be leading some tours in the midwest too.