The Bachelorette made it no secret that they filmed this year’s season during the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, it was a pretty important part of last night’s premiere, between footage of everyone quarantining, to scenes showing the men getting tested before getting the go-ahead to meet Clare Crawley.
While the virus affected filming dates and procedures, it also impacted The Bachelorette‘s filming location. Instead of using the Bachelor Mansion to film Season 16, ABC moved to a new location this year, which may look like the original house, but longtime fans will know is a different spot than years past.
Curious about where The Bachelorette switched its filming location to and why? Here’s everything you need to know about where The Bachelorette filmed Season 16:
WHERE IS THE BACHELORETTE FILMED?
We’re used to the iconic Bachelor Mansion, Villa de la Vina, by now, with its terra cotta roof, impressive archways and gorgeous backyard pool. But this season, The Bachelorette packed up its bags and moved to a new spot for the first time ever. The ABC reality dating drama was filmed in a quarantine bubble at La Quinta Resort and Club.
WHERE IS LA QUINTA RESORT AND CLUB?
While the Bachelor Mansion is located in Agoura Hills, California, La Quinta Resort and Club is located right by the Santa Rosa Mountains, also in California. If you’re looking for specifics, we’ve got an exact address for you: 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, California.
WHAT ARE THE AMENITIES AT LA QUINTA RESORT AND CLUB?
La Quinta is a Waldorf Astoria resort set on 45 acres of land, filled with luxury amenities for guests. According to their official website, they offer five championship golf courses, 23 tennis courts and 41 outdoor pools — that’s enough for every Bachelorette contestant to have their very own pool! They’ve also got a fitness center, shop and boutiques, seven distinctive restaurants, the award-winning Spa La Quinta, and services for pets, including a bone for every furry friend on arrival and a pet spa, which was likely a perk for Clare, who bought her two dogs along on her search for love.
CAN I STAY AT LA QUINTA RESORT AND CLUB?
Whether you’re a Bachelor super-fan or just looking for a luxury getaway, you’re in luck, because La Quinta is currently open and accepting guests. While the Bachelorette was filming there this summer, La Quinta was closed to enforce the show’s production bubble, but it opened back up again in September. Still, if you’re staying at the resort, you’ll need to comply with social distancing and wear a mask in all public areas. La Quinta is currently offering rooms starting at $204 per night, and you can book a reservation on the La Quinta website, roses and dozens of single men not included.
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