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Joshua Tree Homesteader Cabin
Joshua Tree Homesteader Cabin
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet
*This cabin was just featured in the New York Times!* (January 2017) A magical homesteader cabin embedded in 5 acres of unfenced Joshua Tree desert wilderness, 12 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree. Experience peace, quiet, wildlife and STARS—on the grid but off the pavement.
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*This cabin was just featured in the New York Times!* (January 2017) A magical homesteader cabin embedded in 5 acres of unfenced Joshua Tree desert wilderness, 12 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree. Experience peace, quiet, wildlife and STARS—on the grid but off the pavement.

The space

If this cabin is booked on your dates, check out our other two cabins nearby ("Homestead Camp Cabin in Joshua Tree" and "Midcentury Prefab Homesteader Cabin") *** If you would like to use our cabin as a shooting location please get in touch to discuss our rates, otherwise we do not allow commercial or professional shooting of any kind (photo, video, film) during your stay. Thank you in advance! *** The restored cabin, which has been featured in the New York Times 'T' travel magazine, Wilder Quarterly, The Weekender and the book 'Jackrabbit Homestead,' was constructed in 1955 and still has its original green paint. Joshua Tree National Park is a 15 minute drive from the cabin. The Integratron and Giant Rock are also 15 minutes away. The cabin is less than two miles from artist Noah Purifoy's famous sculpture garden site. Two miles in the other direction is Dhamma Dena, teacher Ruth Denison's Vipassana Buddhist center. The always swinging Pappy & Harriet's BBQ and music roadhouse in beautiful Pioneertown is a 30-minute drive. The Lou Harrison House, which hosts occasional devotional, folk and avant garde music events in an intimate setting is less than 10 minutes away. We will be happy to give you directions to each of these unique places (and many others) that we frequent ourselves. The cabin sits on 5 acres, and feels remote, but it's just 12 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree. You will travel a few miles on a secure, hard dirt road to get here. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic sunset and sunrise—as well as a blanket of stars. In the wintertime, you can build a bonfire too. Sleep comfortably in a queen-sized bed. The renovated interior has a cookware-outfitted kitchen and dining area. There is an outhouse with a dry toilet and roofless shower a few yards from the cabin. Wireless internet is available if you require a connection to the digital world. The cabin is equipped with air conditioning. The cabin is located next to BLM land and a wildlife corridor, which means you will witness these wild animals in their native habitat. The cottontail rabbits, cactus wrens, lizards, desert tortoises, jackrabbits, coyotes, owls and roadrunners (and more!) that make the desert their home make a visit to this serene cabin all the more special. Guests may have freshly prepared organic juices made by local juice cleanse guru Angela de la Agua delivered to the cabin. A menu/pricelist is available upon request. Extra guests can sleep on the air mattress or camp on the site for an additional $30/person per night. This absolutely must be arranged with us ahead of time so that it can be reflected in the Airbnb reservation and bill. Please note that we have a TW0-NIGHT MINIMUM stay, and a THREE-NIGHT MINIMUM FOR HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. This requirement allows us to keep our rates low, so that the greatest number of folks get a chance to experience being here in the unfenced desert, under the Milky Way. We donate 2.5% of our proceeds to the Mojave Desert Land Trust, an excellent local non-profit organization devoted to "protect[ing] the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values."
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If this cabin is booked on your dates, check out our other two cabins nearby ("Homestead Camp Cabin in Joshua Tree" and "Midcentury Prefab Homesteader Cabin")

*** If you would like to use our cabin as a shooting location please get in touch to discuss our rates, otherwise we do not allow commercial or professional shooting of any kind (photo, video, film) during your stay. Thank you in advance! ***

The restored cabin, which has been featured in the New York Times 'T' travel magazine, Wilder Quarterly, The Weekender and the book 'Jackrabbit Homestead,' was constructed in 1955 and still has its original green paint.

Joshua Tree National Park is a 15 minute drive from the cabin. The Integratron and Giant Rock are also 15 minutes away. The cabin is less than two miles from artist Noah Purifoy's famous sculpture garden site. Two miles in the other direction is Dhamma Dena, teacher Ruth Denison's Vipassana Buddhist center. The always swinging Pappy & Harriet's BBQ and music roadhouse in beautiful Pioneertown is a 30-minute drive. The Lou Harrison House, which hosts occasional devotional, folk and avant garde music events in an intimate setting is less than 10 minutes away. We will be happy to give you directions to each of these unique places (and many others) that we frequent ourselves.

The cabin sits on 5 acres, and feels remote, but it's just 12 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree. You will travel a few miles on a secure, hard dirt road to get here. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic sunset and sunrise—as well as a blanket of stars. In the wintertime, you can build a bonfire too. Sleep comfortably in a queen-sized bed.

The renovated interior has a cookware-outfitted kitchen and dining area. There is an outhouse with a dry toilet and roofless shower a few yards from the cabin. Wireless internet is available if you require a connection to the digital world. The cabin is equipped with air conditioning.

The cabin is located next to BLM land and a wildlife corridor, which means you will witness these wild animals in their native habitat. The cottontail rabbits, cactus wrens, lizards, desert tortoises, jackrabbits, coyotes, owls and roadrunners (and more!) that make the desert their home make a visit to this serene cabin all the more special.

Guests may have freshly prepared organic juices made by local juice cleanse guru Angela de la Agua delivered to the cabin. A menu/pricelist is available upon request.

Extra guests can sleep on the air mattress or camp on the site for an additional $30/person per night. This absolutely must be arranged with us ahead of time so that it can be reflected in the Airbnb reservation and bill.

Please note that we have a TW0-NIGHT MINIMUM stay, and a THREE-NIGHT MINIMUM FOR HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. This requirement allows us to keep our rates low, so that the greatest number of folks get a chance to experience being here in the unfenced desert, under the Milky Way.

We donate 2.5% of our proceeds to the Mojave Desert Land Trust, an excellent local non-profit organization devoted to "protect[ing] the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resource values."

Interaction with guests

Upon your arrival, we will introduce you to how the cabin works, and to the land and its animals. We live up the road and will be available 24/7 during your stay.
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Upon your arrival, we will introduce you to how the cabin works, and to the land and its animals. We live up the road and will be available 24/7 during your stay.

Amenities
Family/kid friendly
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Prices
Extra people ₹1332 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 12%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

CHECK-IN TIME is by appointment only, between 3pm-8pm. We recommend arriving before dark.

CHECK-OUT TIME is noon.

No smoking indoors. Smoking outdoors is permitted away from the cabin only, using an ashtray. We live in the wild and brushfire is a real possibility.

No firearms. No drones. No ORVs. Nothing mechanical and moving is allowed on the property or over it.

Absolutely no commercial photography or filming is permitted on site without previous agreement with us.

Please check with us as to where you can roam on foot. The cabin is situated on five acres of near-wilderness, next to many more acres of BLM-owned wilderness, including a wash. We'll be happy to show you where the boundaries are, where the best views are, the best flowers, the tortoise burrows and so on.

Most importantly, do not harm or harass the wildlife or tamper in any way with their respective nests or burrows. We will explain to you what to do if you encounter specific animals (roadrunner, cactus wren, desert tortoise, coyote, snakes, etc) while you are here. We all live here together. It's easy to do.

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

608 Reviews

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Kristah User Profile
November 2017
If you are looking for peace and quiet with breathtaking sunrises and sunset, and wide open sky views of the stars, then look no further than the JT Homesteader cabin. Perfect little cabin for two!

Elaina User Profile
November 2017
Stephanie and Jay's place was the perfect place to get off the grid and enjoy the quiet and beauty of the Mojave desert. It provided views of the mountains and was secluded off a dirt road, but was also only a 15 minute drive from town, and 25 minutes to the Joshua Tree park entrance. The home was clean and minimalist, and every picture we took of it against the desert sky was beautiful. We were able to view stunning sunsets and sunrises from the porch and the window close to the bed, and spent a nice afternoon reading in the hammock. The outdoor shower and compost toilet were easy to use and a fun experience we don't get in the city. It was hands down our favorite Airbnb to stay in and we'd highly recommend it to others.

Arianna User Profile
November 2017
Cozy, tasteful, with just the right combination of rustic and modern. Fun, yet centering getaway - shifting one's focus on beauty of all things simple...Our 2 nights' stay was a really good fit for us. The hosts graciously accepted our visit with our 3 year old - the space was perfectly suitable for her - she was the biggest fan...

Colleen User Profile
November 2017
quiet, secluded, rustic and peaceful.

Jacqueline User Profile
October 2017
great stay in this old homestead cabin. beautiful vistas. if you like a bit of the old west this place is perfect!

Rabea User Profile
October 2017
The cabin is perfect! We had such a good time. This beautiful setting – and every detail was wonderful. Jay was very helpful and nice. We definitively would stay here again. Absolutely recommendable!

Brandon User Profile
October 2017
Super scenic and very remote. Had a great stay here!

Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in January 2010
Stephanie And Jay User Profile

We are creative types who left Los Angeles in 2010 seeking a richer, more serene lifestyle inside nature. Stephanie is an architect, Jay is founder/editor of Arthur Magazine. We live in Joshua Tree full-time and rent out our three restored homestead cabins (with a fourth on the way). We're active in the local community and we also maintain ties to friends and colleagues in LA and beyond. We're excited to meet you and we offer you a warm welcome.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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