Sol to Soul named by Condé Nast: Coolest In Cali


Entire home hosted by Sol To Soul

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
Featured in
Condé Nast Traveler, December 2021
Dwell, November 2019
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.


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When’s the last time you felt wildly alive? We built this luxury, 10-acre sanctuary from the ground up for you to merge with the otherworldly and experience the sorcery and enchantment of silence, space, and the stars. To reclaim your awe, magic and freedom, reconnect with nature and leave more spellbound and in love with life than when you arrived. Come stay up late with the Milky Way, dance on boulders + raise a glass to the moon and each other from the salt water hot tub. Live now Book Now.

The space
We have the honor of being distinguished by Condé Nast Traveler as the coolest Airbnb in the entire state of California, in their December 2021 feature of the Coolest Airbnb in Every State.

The enchantment begins the moment you turn off the pavement into the exclusive area of Gamma Gulch. You’ll drive 3-miles down our private dirt road, past fields of Joshua Trees and the geological phenomena of massive granite boulders that stack skyward in sculptural feats as far as the eye can see.

Turning into the driveway there is an otherworldly sense of arrival, with our affectionately named Whale Rock rising up from the mystical theater of boulders surrounding Sol’s all-white structure to greet you.

Sol is high design in the wild desert, with every amenity for your heart, soul and human comfort. We welcome you to do as much or as little as you desire while here. There’s bbq and live music 15-minutes away at world-famous Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace; a sound bath at The Integratron – built by a UFO advocate; antiquing in Yucca; and custom guided hikes, rock-climbing lessons and even a night with your own personal astronomer in JTNP.

The other option is to arrive and never wander foot off the 10-acre property. Either way, you cannot help but leave differently than you arrived. Deserts have always been steeped in mysticism and the awakening of clarity, awe and transformation… a place where the Phoenix comes to set itself on fire and the Alchemist to learn how to become the wind.

Our personal recommendation is that you stay up late counting stars, wake early for an unbelievable sunrise and grab a nap on the outdoor sofa later in the afternoon after a day of writing music, catching lizards, drinking margaritas at Red Dog, playing Scrabble, watching clouds, getting an in-home massage, reading the Great American Novel, reconnecting with your beloved, picnicking on the rocks or hiking. Before you doze off, grab the binoculars and have a peek at the family of hawks that lives in Whale Rock – or wait for them to take their afternoon flight over the house.

At sunset, you’ll definitely want to dip into the salt water hot tub, and then hop over to the firepit to dry off and start cocktail hour. With Pappy’s, Red Dog and La Copine (reviewed by the NYTimes as a “dining room run with joy and exuberance”) all within 20 minutes, we like to do dinner out at least one night (or as take away). And cook in the rest of the time.

At day’s end, we look for the moonrise over the eastern boulders. And, if it’s Milky Way season (March-September), the rarer delight of basking under that pale, luminous band of fire and light called the Milky Way. Like Joshua Tree National Park – a designated International Dark Sky Park – Sol is blessed with deeply dark nights that allow the Milky Way to shine boldly right over the house. We've sometimes said it's almost feels as if the cosmos has come for a conversation. And who’s to say it hasn't?

Inside of Sol to Soul, we have created an elegant and serene sanctuary, combining furniture by world-renowned designers like Christian Liagre with one-of-a-kind handmade Moroccan rugs and curated artwork and details by local artists.

All rooms, with the exception of the bathrooms, have floor-to-ceiling sliders with magical views of the sky and boulders, and decks to transition you from inside out into the wild. The bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with views (and curtains for privacy).

The bedrooms feature king-sized beds with pure Dunlop Latex mattresses and pillow tops (all natural from trees, no chemicals or metal coils); organic cotton and linen bedding; floor-to-ceiling sliders so that you may sleep with a view of the moon and stars – or black-out curtains if you prefer.

Tucked into the shelter of a giant boulder, there is a deck with a top-of-the-line Hot Springs salt water hot tub, outdoor shower and cozy seating area with some of the most amazing views at Sol to Soul.

There are sun loungers on the master bedroom deck.

On the main deck there is an outdoor living room with the Alejandro Artigas designed Zig Zag sofa from Artless, Philippe Starck Bubble Chairs and a firepit. There is also a teak-dining table with seating for 6. There is another teak dining table inside by German designer E15, also with seating for six. These two tables could be combined to entertain larger parties.

The house is equipped with a state-of-the-art radiant heating and A/C system; Wifi; fire sprinkler system; smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

During your stay you may see lizards, cotton tail rabbits, jack rabbits, coyote, hawks, snakes, bob cats, crows, quail and all kinds of other desert birds.

Whatever you are moved to do or not do, let go of or allow to come in while you are here, we wish you a beautiful, blessed, joyful, magical, transformative and memorable stay at Sol to Soul… where we welcome you to dream, play, burn, be and love.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Pioneertown, California, United States

Sol to Soul is 3 miles down the dirt road Gamma Gulch, and is the epitome of high desert magic. With the seclusion of 10- acres all to yourself, you will be invigorated by the wonder all around you, from the mountains of boulders to the Joshua Trees and sunsets that make way for the Milky Way.

Hosted by Sol To Soul

  1. Joined in March 2016
  • 192 Reviews
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-Owned and Hosted by Leslie Longworth


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Climbing or play structure

Cancellation policy