DDCalgary Calgary, Alberta Canada, AK
We were on a Friends of The Desert Mountain hike with you and loved it. Pobably the most informaive trip weve taken in quite some time. So a tremendous Thank You as I can see you put a lot of effort into it and thats not easy. Were down in Palm Springs every year and hope to gather some friends and book your tour in the future. I know it will be great.
Derek & KrisMJOutcaultHill Palm Desert , CA
I experienced Kerry Berman’s desert outdoor walking tour, strolling past history, flora, and wildlife. What an informed walk through Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort history, including the interaction between architecture, water, humans, and nature that speaks the low desert narrative. Kerry has a connection to the desert that is personal, from walking and looking and listening to that arid environment for enough time that it sinks in. He is involved with organizations all over the Coachella Valley, I plan to attend more presentations with Kerry, and I hope the readers considers the same! MJDon&SallyFriendsofDHSLibrary Desert Hot Springs, CA
Don and I absolutely love your beautiful book. (Enchanted Valley Palm Springs and Beyond). It is so readable and the colored pictures lend so much to it. It makes us want to go to all thoses places, even the ones we have been to. Thank you so much.
Don & SallyMargeSnell Desert Hot Springs, CA
Yesterday I received Kerry Bermans new book ENCHANTED VALLEY. Because of my love for the beauty of the Coachella Valley, I discovered that I have been to every location that he wrote about, except Salvation Mountain. The joy of reading the book last night was finding out so many fun facts that I did not know. Now I have a wonderful reference book with beautiful color photographs to share with friends and family who visit and are looking for things to do. Thanks, Kerry.WillGioia mill valley, CA
We visited Two Bunch Palms recently and had the distinct pleasure of taking a tour of the property with Kerry. He is a wonderful soul and a passionate story teller. As promised, we learned more about Two Bunch Palms and the area in general than we ever could have imagined.
We look forward to visiting again!Connie Carlsbad , CA
This was a great way to learn about Two Bunch Palms- I appreciate the resort so much more after attending Kerry Bermans nature walk! He is so knowledgeable, great sense of humor. Was a fun and informative hour! Would highly recommend!Mollyw Lafayette, CO
The tour was so informative. We really enjoyed it!P.S.HistoricalSociety Palm Springs, CA
Thank you again for the generous donation of your time and knowledge. We all thoroughly enjoyed your presentation (Journey of Water in Our Desert). Please let me know when your new books (Enchanted Valley Palms Springs & Beyond) are available, I would like to sell them in our little bookshop heare at the Adobe. I hope you have a wonderful summer, and stay cool! R. Watsondbpohl Ventura, CA
Kerry was very knowledgeable and had a working photo book that added an extra visual piece to his tour. He was very friendly and entertaining as well. I would most definitely book him again as a guide on our next Palm Springs trip. CMR Los Angeles, CA
I very much enjoyed our tour with Kerry Berman. He took us to the San Andreas fault, where we could see anticlines, fault gouge, metamorphic rocks, and sag ponds and the palm, mesquite, and willow oases that grow in them and along the fault where water concentrates. He took us into and by resorts with great vistas where he could point a lot of these features out and described Cabot Yetxas find of hot springs on one side of the fault and cold springs not far away on the other side, giving birth to the Desert Hot Springs resorts (and excellent local water). He talked about Cahuilla history and resource use and the impacts and changes brought about with American occupation. He took the opportunity to debunk a common local myth that Al Capone was active in Palm Springs during Prohibition.
In addition to this informative and interesting general tour, Kerry happily responded to our specific interests in botany, biogeography, and ecology, drawing on a depth of knowledge and curiosity about this landscape he obviously loves so well.
Highly recommended!SusanP. Redding, CA
Our general tour of the Desert Hot Springs-Palm Springs area was great. Kerry has an impressive range of knowledge about the Coachella Valley and imparts it in an engaging way. We learned history and geology, as well as the natural history of the region. Kerry brought the landscape to life. He also tailored the tour to our interests. Highly recommended! Steve&Lalo Yucca Valley, CA
Good Morning Kerry,
Weeks have gone by since our trip to Borrego Springs & the Salton Sea, and I am ashamed I havent written a note of appreciation before now. Kerry, you were instrumental in all of the rave reviews we received from participants following the tour. Simply great were you and your observations throughout the day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Warm regards, SteveKevin Vancouver, WA
Fantastic tour full of information on the local nature and geology. Kerry went above AND beyond to make our tour a fantastic, enjoyable experience. Thanks Kerry!
KevinDan Santa Monica, CA
Kerry is a great guide. He is full of stories about the history of the region. He has tremendous knowledge of the natural environment. He was able to explain the various uses of local plants by native Americans. And he delivered all this with humor. I recommend Kerry. BeatriceSilverstein Palm Desert, CA
Thank you for all the very interesting information about the geology of this part of the desert, and use of plants and flowers we saw on the trail. My friend and I would like to tell you how much we enjoyoed the hike.
Thank you again and hope to see you soon.
BeatriceElla Los Angeles , CA
Wonderful tour! So informative and a great experience!
Thank you Kerry!Bob.I Seattle, WA
We had a wonderful nature walk/geology and history lesson from Kerry at Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs. The one hour session lasted about 80 minutes, filled with fascinating details of the area, it’s cultural history and flora and fauna. We learned so much and enjoyed it immensely
Kerry’s passion, enthusiasm and humour was refreshing and added to our enjoyment. If you get a chance to have Kerry share his substantial knowledge of the area, go for firstname.lastname@example.org Palm Desert, CA
Thank you very much for the enjoyable tour. We loved it and appreciate your knowledge and sharing the information with us. The maps etc will come in handy.
DennisDavidS. Sacramento, CA
Thank you again for the educational tour. It was good to see you again and I learned a lot. I am impressed with all you do for your community. You are a good spirit and asset to the area. I also enjoyed reading your book. There is a lot of good in the book as well. Lets connect again for lunch or another tour.
DavidSueWaters Stony Brook, NY
Kerry is incredibly gifted in sharing historic facts and stories of the Palm Springs region. We felt so comfortable with him, he was most thoughtful of our comfort, and I learned more in two hours than I had in the prior 15 years of coming to the area. A genuine “good soul”! I would recommend spending time with Kerry on any of the tours he does.LauraSittoni Santa Monica, CA
Kerry was fabulous!!! We learned so many interesting facts about the desert and the springs. But what we enjoyed most was his enthusiasm and his love for the place. Thank you Kerry for the great tour and also for your service to this country!Alyssa Los Angeles, CA
Kerry’s nature walk tour at Two Bunch was incredible! My husband and I were so excited to learn about the rich history of the grounds, as well as the flora and geology! Kerry was so engaging, and his robust knowledge made for such an entertaining and educational time. Thank you for an unforgettable experience, Kerry! It was such a delight ❤️ESuter Kansas City, MO
Kerry does a great job of sharing the story of Two Bunch and the geological history of the southern california desert and the topography. His explanation of how Indians lived and took advantage of the plants for food, medicine and construction was fascinating.
A really great experience. RamonL Los Angeles, CA
Kerry’s nature walk of Two Bunch Palms was incredibly insightful and full of color. In the span of a little less than an hour my wife and I were able to learn the history of the property, the land around it, local legends, and of the native fauna and flora. Kerry also made the walk interactive and fun through his engagement asking and answering questions. Kerry made a point to remember everyone’s names as well, which we loved. Make sure to take his tour when you’re at Two Bunch!LynnAugstein LA, CA
I had the great pleasure of being guided on February 7th at Two Bunch Palms by you.
Your walk and presentation of history, geology, and practical knowledge was extensive and most interesting.
I will be sure to sign up for future walks when I find myself back in Palm Springs.
Thank you kindly for your enthusiasm.
With much appreciation,
Lynn BobbiMeier Chicago, IL
Kerry was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. He covered the history of the area, as well as the native and non-native plants. I even tasted palm fruit and learned that palms are part of the grass family. Now I know if you can hug a palm tree in California it is NOT native.
Two Bunch Palms Resort is a beautiful place and Kerry’s tour enlightened my experience!JoelSchonfeld Roslyn, NY
Kerry has a wonderful personality and a wealth of Knowledge. It was an hour well spent!
Al Capone…who knew!?KKieley Palm Springs, CA
I greatly admire you. You have great enthusiasm for our desert. Your love of it shows with everything you do. Your lectures and tours are heartwarming and accurate. You invite listeners to learn about our environment and appreciate it.
K KieleyDanielFoster Mountain Center, CA
The Two Bunch tour by Kerry Berman was an absolute 10 out of 10! Kerry Berman is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides that I’ve ever experienced. He possesses expertise in so many subjects… and presents it all in such a friendly and entertaining manner.Brent Costa mesa, CA
We took a guided tour around the 2 Bunch Palms property with Kerry. What a great time! The man has a wealth of interesting information and he presents it in an entertaining way. A true pro. It was a blessing to meet him. Go of your way to take one of his tours - you won’t be disappointed!Jeff Los Angeles, CA
Kerrys your was one of the best parts on our recent trip to the Desert Hot Springs. He’s a wealth of knowledge, engaging, and inspiring all at the same time. We now are encouraged to look at things with a bit more detail than before. There’s so much around us that we don’t often see.Ckelly Los Angeles, CA
Kerry was awesome! So knowledgeable .. highly recommend the tour! IanRobertMcClendon Seattle, WA
Kerry was great! Made such a special experience. LindaHatfield Laguna Beach, CA
Our tour was so fascinating and educational. My two daughters and I were very impressed with the quality of Kerrys presentation. Not only did we learn about the history of the area but we learned about myths and survival techniques used by the Indians. It is obvious Kerry loves his job and he makes is tours fun and so enjoyable!
This is a must tour if you are in the area!!! Elkie Lake Balboa, CA
Kerry is the real deal! Part nature guide, part anthropologist, part historian, and part geologist. Kerry brought the history and environment to life with is abundant knowledge and passion. Given the chance, I highly recommend you take his tour. I took the Two Bunch Palms tour and loved it. RachaelT Los Angeles, CA
Kerry Berman has a profound knowledge of the plants, geology, people and history that have shaped the beautiful and unique desert landscape of California. With deep and abiding respect Kerry shares his knowledge with signature humor and generosity. We can’t recommend taking one of his tours more highly; we left feeling wiser, happier and more connected to the spiritual presence of the desert. Highly, highly recommend!Amy Oakland , CA
Kerry was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and generous! If anythinthong he has too much information he is trying to impart - from Al Capone to the benefits of creosote. I throughly enjoyed our time together and recommend the experience. MicaKeeney New York, NY
I visited Two Bunch Palms and had the pleasure of joining Kerrys nature tour of the area. Kerry has an incredible talent of being educational yet entertaining. The group were engaged from start to finish, and I thoroughly recommend taking his tour for any visitors to Palm Desert.Veronica San Diego, CA
Very informed and fun.
Learned a lotCarla Napa, CA
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of the Two Bunch Palms area in Desert Hot Springs. I have been coming to the desert for many many years, but I was pleased to learn new things from Kerry. I especially liked understanding more about the aquifers and the hot and cold springs that run through the property. His demeanor is friendly and any group will find his tour informative and fun
Thank you Kerry! 🌞🌵JoeBoyd Boise, ID
Hi Mr. Berman, this is JB and I ws with your group at Two Bunch Palms Today. I was the one in the back row and I finally got to ask my question at the end of the walk. I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful presentation, it was thoughtful, entertaining, and informative. Weve been coming here for a long time and there is so much we didnt know about the history and nature. I really appreciate your enthusiasm and passion for this special place.
Thanks again, JoeMashaandElena New York , NY
Super informative and fun! We loved learning about the history and plant life and tectonic plates around the area. Thank you Kerry! Dr.ShARE Palm Desert, CA
Good evening Kerry:
You had a great turnout tonight, congratulations.
You came across very well read on this topic, (geology & water in our valley) extremely informative and also enjoyed the humor that was timely and funny.
Well done my friend!!!
Doc JoeRebecca Palm Desert, CA
A belated note to tell you how much Rebecca andI enjoyed your presentation last night. So interesting and informative with tons of facts, dates, and numbers. No one but you could tell this history of Coachella Valley.
Keep up the great work, Kerry. You are truly a professional.
John & RebeccaDagmar San Diego, CA
Kerry’s Nature and History Tour at Two Bunch Palms was informative and very enjoyable! He is an excellent guide and is so enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge. Highly recommend taking his tour!AndyRobinson San Diego, CA
Kerry’s tour of the Two Bunch Palms grounds surprised us. It was much more interesting and enjoyable than we expected, frankly. His knowledge (and especially his enthusiasm) for the local history and the geographical makeup of the area was terrific. The way he described how early native Americans used every plant we looked at made it very easy to picture what life must have been like back in those days. He also had knowledgeable answers for any questions we asked. It was obvious he loved his work, and that made it all the better. Plus, I earned $1.50 for answering his questions correctly! ;) Well done, Kerry. Thanks again!AbbyPeterson Orange , CA
Kerry was very kind and gave us a very informative tour. Highly entertaining. Enthusiastic. And passionate. Great job!!! Ian Brooklyn, NY
We took the Two Bunch Palms tour with Kerry. It was a pleasure to learn so much about the local history and nature in the desert, including the hot springs. Kerry is great tour guide and his enthusiasm is wonderful too!ProgramChairDHSWomensClub Desert Hot Springs, CA
You never cease to amaze us with your wonderful, enthusiasm, and knowledgeable presentations. Even the old time Desert Hot Springs residents learned something new..Thank you for giving your time to educate us to the wonderful attributes of our area. Everyone enjoyed having you. Thanks, again for all you do to promote our community. S.H. Program Chair for the Desert Hot Springs Womens Club.Hjfronek San Diego, CA
Kerry is extremely knowledgeable about the entire area - its history, geology, and animal and plant life. He was extremely engaging and welcomed questions and we finished the one hour tour with a great understanding of the area. JanisHill Cathedral City, CA
I just finished reading your book for a 2nd time. Many things moved me. You evidently had an exciting life. I always believe our lives make us what we are today. You have always been a good friend. I love your integrity that never changes. Thank you again for mentioning me. I read again what Khal wrote. What a nice tribute to you.
Im sure you have changed many lives, you have grown wiser! I always say God has a plan for me, I just dont know what the heck it is... I cherish our friendship (did I already say that)? I would say you are my best man friend. Im honored to be your friend. God Bless you and keep you healthy for the rest of your days, may they be long.
JanisElizabethErickson La Quinta, CA
Thank you!! And thank you for being such a tremendous mentor. I learned so much from you.
E.O.E.Belinda London, CA
Thank you, thank you, for giving Cathy and I the most AMAZING DAY!!
We both had such a wonderful time learning about and experiencing the REAL BEAUTY of the Coachella Valley and cant thank you enough. You have such a passion for what you do and it shines through in the way you expertly guided us through the tour. We havent stopped talking about it since we got back.
Heartfelt thanks again,
Bliss BabeNicole&Claire Los Angeles , CA
We absolutely loved this book. So full of wisdom and joy and curiosity - will be recommending to many of our friends. Kerry is so gifted!!!!KHayes Palm Springs, CA
Your presentation Creation of the Coachella Valley on Thursday was perfection. You did a marvelous job. I am so proud of you and your work.
KH Don&Sally Desert Hot Springs, CA
Thank you so much for sharing your book with me. I was fascinated how you condensed the importants parts of your life in 99 pages.!
Needless to say it held my interest, and I couldnt put it down until I finished it. Your writing is so genuine, I felt like I was sitting down and haveing a conversation about your life. The honesty, the sadness, the struggles, the wins and your courage to stay positive through the war, heartbreak, jobs, love, and your wonderful son and his family.
I will treasure my autographed copy.
Huggs, D & SBecky&Mac Palm Desert, CA
Just wanted to say thank you for the tour of the wind mill farms this morning. As always, you are a wealth of information. Look forward to seeing the photos.
BeckyAnna Los Angeles, CA
This was an excellent history and nature tour! We had a ton of fun! KenniaAstorga Pasadena, CA
I had a great experience, Kerry is a great guy. You will enjoy all the interesting and beautiful facts about the dessert and the hotel. I highly recommend to take this tour.philippekatkhouda Two Bunch Palms, CA
Very enthusiastic. Very knowledgeable. Love him.Jfisrael Los Angeles, CA
Kerry is a great guide!Charles and Talia Faramo Lakeland, FL
Kerry was absolutely amazing! My husband and I were the only ones on the tour and it felt like the VIP tour!!
Kerry is so knowledgeable and made it fun for us! He rewarded us for asking questions and getting answers to his!
He even accommodated me by sharing as much as he could but making sure he kept us in the shade because I had a sunburn from the day before.
We could have listened to him talk for hours.
He was such a down to earth guy and his tour was so exciting and creative! We loved every minute of it and was happy we got merry all to ourselves!
Highly highly recommend taking a tour with him!The Palms at La Quinta La Quinta, CA
In all Honesty you are one of the coolest guys Ive met here in the desert. I cant express how much we appreciate you, your knowledge and your passion for what you do. Well look down the road for another time we can get you here. Remember... youve got friends here:)
D.Wells / Manager
The Palms at La Quinta
Gracious Retirement LivingSkye OY San Francisco, CA
Had an amazing nature tour with Kerry. Kerry knows all the history and ecosystems of desert and is an awesome storyteller. I can definitely see how much he loves his joy and hope he can share his knowledge for another 7 years and more!Steve G White Plains, NY
Amazing experience. Kerry is passionate and knowledgeable!!!Jeff Bowman Desert Hot Springs, CA
Kerry knows his stuff - the History of Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley as a whole!
I took the tour at Two Bunch Palms and it was outstanding. His knowledge of the plants, animals, aquifers and the amazing history just flows out of him. What I appreciate is that he doesnt embellish history but just states it in a fun and enjoyable way.
Thanks Kerry for bringing our area alive!
Jeff Bowman, former Desert Hot Springs Historical Society President.Leesa Evans los angeles, CA
Kerry was a joy to walk and talk with, a historical legend.Margie Snell Desert Hot Springs, CA
Kerry it was a wonderful morning...the weather, the Historical / Walking Tour at Two Bunch Palms was great. What fantastic statistics added to your sense of humor made it memorable. Youre a wealth of information. Thank you. Margie, Past President of Desert Hot Springs Historical Society.Nicole Brentwood , CA
Amazing your!!! Kerry is very informative. The highlight of our trip. Don’t hesitate and BOOK now! Robert Arko Santa Cruz, CA
Thank you Kerry for the informative tour at Two Bunch Palms. I enjoyed gaining an understanding of this special desert ecosystem and appreciated your passion for this beautiful area.Sue Loringer Palm Desert, CA
My name is Sue Loringer and I am just touching bases with you to let you know I havent forgotten your generous offer of a tour of the Desert. You may remember I donated $1000 to the Morongo Basin Humane Society at the ACT meeting a couple of months ago. I am waiting for a couple of my Canadian friends to get here as I would like to have them be my guest on the trip. They will be coming in a couple weeks time, so I will contact you again after they arrive.
Maybe late March or early April would be when we would go if thats OK.
Let me know if that would work for you. My email address is above.
Linda Crowson Desert Hot Springs, CA
This is a portion of the minutes from the Friends of the Desert Hot Springs Library after Kerrys presentation:
President Linda Crowson opened up the meeting at 10:05 by introducing our speaker, Kerry Berman who is one of the most knowledgeable Certified Interpretive Guides in the desert, and now we know why. Kerrys presentation spanned the history, geology, of DHS from the Mission Springs Band of Cahuilla Indians, through the period of Cabot Yerxa and Cole Eyraud, who was a neighbor of Kerrys in 1974. He covered the mineral waters, the topography, the scenery, and why we have the most unique city in the world.Sally Hedberg Desert Hot Springs, CA
Thank you so very much for being our guest speaker at the Friends of the DHS Library General Meeting.
It was thrilling and invigorating to hear about the history and geology of our wonderful city. Your visuals were great but your manner of presenting brought it alive. We hope you will do more presentations in the future.
Sally H.Leslie San Francisco, CA
We took a desert walk with Kerry and it was fantastic. We learned so much from him. He has a great depth of knowledge and a very interesting background. We highly recommend a tour with Kerry!Penny Storie Palm Desert, CA
Kerry is a wonderful tour guide. He is so knowledgeable that I think his head is filled full with facts. He does a professional presentation with added humor. I went on his windmill tour today and learned about the importance to each homeowner. I have been on his tour of Old Palm Spring and I want to go again! I am not from California. His information that he passed along to us was fascinating. I can’t wait to go again so I can retain more of his stories he shared with us.
Also, he remembers ever persons name on the tour and uses it. Wow, he is a real professional. I thank you Kerry for everything you do in Palm Desert.
Martha M Temple, PA
My husband Jeffrey and I enjoyed meeting you and truly enjoyed your wonderful tour and nature walk. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and knowledge. MM & JF
PennsylvaniaBrenda Bowen Desert Hot Springs, CA
Your lecture at the Desert Hot Springs Library on the Native American Cahuillas was excellent. It was an amazing and successful event and we all felt such good vibes from everything. I appreciate your time. Let me know if the pictures came through? Thank you so very much.
Brenda B., Program CoordinatorTwo Bunch Palms Los Angeles, CA
I took your tour at Two Bunch Palms last Tuesday and I just loved the tour and your energy was so great and I learned so much. You are so informative and passionate about the desert.
RachelBrian Leonard Simi Valley, CA
Kerrys Nature Walks & Historical Tours are a 5+. His passion and knowledge are unbelieveable. He is like a Wikepedia on the Sonoran Desert. Ask him any question about the desert and Ill bet he can answer it.
He also shared with me Life is a journey not a destination.
God is in charge: Proverbs: 3:5-6
Brian LeonardKitty Coffman Kieley Hayes Palm Springs, CA
Thank you Kerry for a fabulous morning. You did a superb job. Im so proud of you. First and foremost, you are a great asset to the hospitality industry. You made everyone feel so welcome with your great sense of humor interjected with your scientific and historic information made this a delightful and educational trip. It was a wonderful Nature Walk and Two Bunch Palms is a treasure indeed.
Kitty Coffman Kieley HayesThe Carlsens Edmonds, WA
We took Kerrys, Nature Walk at Two Bunch Palms Resort. It was fabulous! We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We are looking at the desert with new eyes and greater appreciation. Hearing about Kerry is a lot of fun. He has a great sense of humor and is passionate about his subject matter. He is a talented educator.John Carlson Palm Desert, CA
After moving to the desert just a few years ago, we kept hearing about the need to visit The Living Desert, which has an abundance of flowers , plants, and wild animals. You can walk on your own or have a tour guide. We were advised that having Kerry Berman, a Certified Interpretive Guide, lead our tour was the ultimate way to see the Park. They were correct. Not only is Kerry extremely professional and knowledgeable about the subject matter, but he has a passion for the Park unequalled in our travel. We have visited half a dozen National Parks and I can say without hesitation, Kerry is the best we have ever encontered. The Park is wonderful to visit on your own but seeing it with Kerry Berman makes it an extra memorable experience. John G. CarlsonDiane Moore Bermuda Dunes, CA
It was a marvelous time with you today...very informative and interesting... your presentation was professional and personable at the same time! Im very grateful!!! Would love to have you as our guest speaker and the Annual Desert Plein Air Festival!!!Katie W. Chicago , IL
We took a tour with Kerry from our resort at Two Bunch Palms and enjoyed ourselves tremendously! He has such a passion and knowledge for the surrounding area it was contagious. A highlight was pointing out owl scat and looking striaght up to two beaufiful owls in the Palm Tree above us. Kerry is terrific.Dianna Gardner Segovia of Palm Desert Palm Desert, CA
Kerry Berman is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to our Coachella Valley. We have taken many tours with Kerry and have never been disappointed. You learn something new each time and are always fully entertained by his humor. Kerry is also a great speaker and has been invited to our community many times to give lectures. Do not miss an opportunity to take one of the many tours Kerry offers…you will not regret it! Richard S Simi Valley, CA
I took my family for a tour with Kerry Berman and we were blown away. Kerry is the most knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate guide we've ever met. He knew about all the flora and fauna, the history, and pointed out a bunch of neat creatures along the way.
If you're looking for the best guide in Palm Desert, look no further.