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37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-2008
+1 760-202-2222
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Somewhat disappointing

We had tried before to book a tour of the house but it was full so were delighted to do one this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Time well spent

The Annenberg Estate is magnificent in beauty & peacefulness. The house & grounds were well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rita A
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Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building international understanding, advancing world peace, improving the functioning of government and other purposes through high-level retreats for global leaders from a spectrum of fields.The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands welcomes national and international leaders for high-level retreats and meetings that address and seek solutions to serious issues facing the nation and world. Sunnylands, the former winter residence of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is available also for limited public tours with purchase of a ticket. The adjacent Sunnylands Center & Gardens, open free to the public, features exhibitions, films, and educational programs; and visitors can enjoy a nine-acre garden. The historic house and Sunnylands Center & Gardens opened March 1, 2012. Sunnylands Center & Gardens is closed June 5 through September 13, 2017. Reopens September 14, 2017.
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37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-2008
+1 760-202-2222
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had tried before to book a tour of the house but it was full so were delighted to do one this vist. The house sits in a splendid situation an oasis surrounded by mountains. The grounds and gardens are stunning and the house itself...More

Thank Dahlia72
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Annenberg Estate is magnificent in beauty & peacefulness. The house & grounds were well planned. The art collection & photographs are wonderful to view. Jessica was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable who took her job very seriously but had fun presenting the information.

Thank Rita A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We started our day with a stop at the Sunnylands Gardens. Very peaceful, very graceful, very beautiful natural space. We enjoyed the 20 minute film which provided background on the Annenberg's and the property. Very informative. We walked the formal garden and then a dirt...More

Thank Ready_For_Sun10
Reviewed 1 week ago

The former Annenberg Estate was the site for many important meetings of heads of state as well as top level conferences. Although it is still in use for these purposes today, Walter Annenberg established a foundation so that the public can enjoy the equisite collections,...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had done the tour a few years ago and decided to visit again. Our tour guide, Grace, was both knowledgeable and engaging. The art collection is impressive and I really wish I could have taken some pictures of the lamps - they are over...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was good that I did some preliminary reading on the property, the artwork, and the owners of the estate. The tour guide was pleasant and professional but not exceptional just barely reaching passable. He didn't know much about the artwork and in many cases...More

Thank Ms_Beasley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some down time and purchased tickets to go on the tour. They are very expensive for what you get. $48 each. The house is interesting and lots of famous people have been there and the tour guide was good. Just felt it was...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited Sunnylands before, but didn't have a chance to tour the estate. You can visit the museum, watch a brief movie, and walk in the garden for free, but there is a fee of almost $50 to go on a guided tour of...More

Thank mmLV777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard about the beauty of Sunnylands, but it surpassed our expectations. The mansion is appointed with master art works, magnificent furniture, and attention to every detail. The way the furniture is placed and the variety of color schemes shows the decoration was a...More

Thank Mixie M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We've visited the Annenberg Estate (Sunnylands) twice in the past year and have been unable to book a reservation for the house tour this year or in previous years.. Tickets are available only online and only beginning at 9:00 am on the 15th of the...More

1  Thank 40Lucyruth
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14 May 2017|
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Response from HenryLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Check their website.
14 May 2017|
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Response from kchavez2017 | Property representative |
Hello Gudrun74, Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open from 8:30 am to 4 pm Thursday thru Sunday. Hope to see you soon.
Rene P
16 April 2017|
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Response from garymack | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I don't have an answer. They are very good at what they do so I'm sure they will be able to accommodate you.