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High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Joshua Tree house description

At 4,400 feet, the undiscovered gem called PIPES CANYON VALLEY, just a stone's throw from historic PIONEERTOWN, is a refuge of serenity nestled at the foothills of the BIG BEAR MOUNTAINS adjoining 33,000 acres of WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY. Our gorgeous solar and wind-powered Southwest casita, graced by fine art within, is situated on 22 acres of nature's own artistry without.

HIGH DESERT EDEN surrounded by a spectacular panorama of rare flat-topped mesas, jagged peaks, a volcano, and giant boulders, delights the senses with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and the Milky Way on display virtually every night. We're a short drive from JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK and the BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE, a world-famous birders haven. We enjoy four seasons here, each with its own distinct pleasures; spring with its unmatched wildflower bloom; summer (20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs, 10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree) with maximum greenery and balmy, star-filled nights; autumn's crisp days and changing colors; and snow for a fantasy winter holiday.

Here you can create the vacation of your dreams - a solitary respite to write or reflect in perfect peace and quiet; a romantic lovers getaway; or a rejuvenating PRIVATE YOGA RETREAT customized to your personal needs with renowned yoga master MAX THOMAS. Enjoy a sitting meditation in our tee-pee or walk our desert vista labyrinth. There's a great library of fiction, nature, human anatomy, off-grid and healthy living books and magazines, as well as eclectic spiritual, philosophy and yoga titles for times you want to lie on a comfy couch or under a shady tree and just READ. Kids (and adults) love 'mining for stardust' in our Rockhound Wash.

Besides the huge bedroom (queen memory foam mattress) there are two comfy single beds in the livingroom. But best of all is a FABULOUS SCREENED 220 sq.ft. LIVING and SLEEPING PORCH (queen bed) with perfect privacy and million dollar views.

For the more adventurous, take advantage of back roads the likes of which you've never seen, groves of the planet's largest Joshua trees, secret gardens, hidden caves and ancient petroglyphs. With its unmatched biodiversity of plant and animal life (a result of the area straddling the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts), Pipes Canyon Valley is an untrammeled national treasure, one that rivals the grandeur of Joshua Tree National Park itself. Or just for fun, drive a few minutes down the road to wild and wooly, world-famous music magnet and restaurant, PAPPY AND HARRIET'S PIONEERTOWN PALACE.

Keywords: Southwest, luxury casita, wildlands-adjacent, ancient trees, boulders

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Private yoga classes with Max available upon request - $75/hr per person. $15 for each additional person


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Private yoga on site, exploring back roads, historic Pioneer town, caves, birding, rock hunting, petro glyphs, guided nature hikes and photography, eclectic live music scene

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Your hosts are yogi and healer MAX THOMAS and his wife of 30 years, bestselling author and screenwriter ROBIN MAXWELL. They are privileged to be caretakers of the land and creators of the High Desert Eden sanctuary. Countless artists, writers, musicians, healers, yogis, parents and children have found quiet, comfort and inspiration in this remarkable 'home away from home.' Now Max and Robin have decided to share their little corner of paradise with you. Depending on your wishes, they will grant you total privacy or offer guidance for your many adventures.

Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
An Eco-Friendly Destination 'We'd always dreamed of owning property adjoining public lands and to live a sustainable life. The magnificent WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY on two sides of High Desert Eden is that dream come true, and we're proud to be off the electrical grid, with a photo-voltaic array mounted on a state-of-the-art 'tracker,' augmented by a wind generator. While we have all the modern amenities here, we've learned to be conscious about consumption and live lightly on the land. We ask all our guests to do the same.' Max is available for discussion and consultation about our system.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
PRIVATE YOGA RETREATS: If you make yoga a part of your HIGH DESERT EDEN getaway, you will enjoy the most delightful, tailor-made experience of your life. With 35 years of yogic wisdom at his command, MAX THOMAS offers his own eclectic and non-dogmatic style of yoga to everyone from raw beginners to seasoned practitioners. You can choose gentle, restorative session to promote healing from injuries or illness; basic to more complex breath work; or learn how to use 'Yoga as Preventive Medicine.' Yoginis and yogis might wish to kick-start their days with energetic classes, to refine or re-design their current practice...or even create one from the ground up. And there is no one better than Max at just 'playing yoga,' with kids from 9 - 90. LODGING AT THE CASITA, YOGA CLASSES and HEALTHY GOURMET MEALS included.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Warm, cozy living room

    Warm, cozy living room

  • Fully Equipped Casita Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Casita Kitchen

  • Flat-topped mesas in your backyard

    Flat-topped mesas in your backyard

  • Brand New Desert Vista Labyrinth

    Brand New Desert Vista Labyrinth

  • Coopers Hawk on our Boulders

    Coopers Hawk on our Boulders

  • Bobcat just outside porch

    Bobcat just outside porch

  • Friendly roadrunner outside the casita

    Friendly roadrunner outside the casita

  • Cottontail and scrub jay having brunch together

    Cottontail and scrub jay having brunch together

  • The World Famous 'Integretron,' just minutes away.

    The World Famous 'Integretron,' just minutes away.

  • Giant Joshua tree up the back road near us

    Giant Joshua tree up the back road near us

  • Casita in Winter

    Casita in Winter

  • Spacious Casita Bedroom

    Spacious Casita Bedroom

  • spectacular sleeping porch

    spectacular sleeping porch

  • New Teepee for Quiet Meditation and Magical Sunrises

    New Teepee for Quiet Meditation and Magical Sunrises

  • Sunrise at High Desert Eden

    Sunrise at High Desert Eden

  • Your own personal boulder garden

    Your own personal boulder garden

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

  • Casita with Sawtooth Mountains Behind

    Casita with Sawtooth Mountains Behind

  • World-class music at Pappy and Harriet's - five minutes drive away

    World-class music at Pappy and Harriet's - five minutes drive away

  • Private yoga sessions to soothe your soul

    Private yoga sessions to soothe your soul

  • Red barrel cactus in bloom at the pond

    Red barrel cactus in bloom at the pond

  • The beautiful Pipes Canyon Mesas from our property

    The beautiful Pipes Canyon Mesas from our property

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 2 days
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/27/2015
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