Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree(6)Guestbook entries
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
We like the understated style and modern attitude of this simple desert dwelling and the secluded and peaceful location with sweeping views of Joshua Tree National Park land. This is desert homesteading for modern nomads!
Located on over two acres in the rugged hills of Joshua Tree’s northern boundary, Highdesert Homestead is surrounded by boulders, cacti and Joshua trees with faraway views of the desert highlands. By day, it’s the perfect location for getting to know the California national park and its abundant wildlife. By night, it provides a tranquil starlit retreat to take in the spiritual beauty of the desert.
Originally built as a homesteader’s cabin in 1957, it was recently renovated to be a back to basics modern getaway using environmentally friendly methods and materials and simple rustic style.
Designed to highlight the serenity and natural beauty of the desert landscape, the interiors are both cozy and bright with the main fireside living area off of the eat in kitchen and windows all around that flood the home with natural light. The two bedrooms accommodate up to four guests, making this an intimate getaway for couples or a small family. All furnishings are custom designed and handcrafted by the owner with a selection of unique details and decor that make it feel like home.
The fenced in yard is perfect for pets and also features two outdoor patios, one for dining al fresco and the other facing east for morning sunrise.
Wifi throughout, iPod docking audio system. Organic cotton bedding, natural soaps and bath products, yoga mats. Housekeeping and laundry facilities. Organic coffees and teas. Firewood provided for fireplace. Covered parking for two cars.
Situated just a few minutes from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, there are miles of outdoor adventure as well as the visitor center of shops, cafes and galleries. The house is also near several unique attractions including the historic old western Pioneertown, and Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace. Less than an hour’s drive to Palm Springs there are also a few interesting local museums and art venues such as the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, and the famed Integratron. Further afield, the San Jacinto mountains rise above the desert floor and are lined with miles of hiking trails at a cooler elevation. Indian Canyon and Palm Canyon are also within driving distance for the rural getaways in the Coachella Valley area. Los Angeles is a two hour drive.
Joshua Tree, California. Nearest Airport: Palm Springs International Airport (37 miles)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring and Fall