Mission Palms Apartments, a place to call home. Lush Landscaping with beautiful mature trees and plants. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, Mission Palms was known as Rancho Nezhone Beautiful Ranch in Navajo. Raw desert land was cleared and a ranch, orchard, greenhouse, barn, and a 300-stone wall in front of the property, which still stands today, were built. The property was a retreat for celebrities like Liberace, singer and actress Kate Smith, Gen. John Pershing, and William Boyd (aka Hopalong Cassidy). After almost two decades of serving as a guest ranch, the main house was converted to apartments, a dining room was built, and the property became a guest resort and supper club. In 1976, the remaining monkeys and parrots were removed from the property, and the property became as it's currently known, Mission Palms Apartments.