Bring Your Horses, and/or Write, Record, & Edit Utilizing MacBook Pro!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Yucca Valley house description
Rockin' Dawg Ranch is Freedom/Friends/Fun & Folly...
Audio/Music/Editing/Photography, and Horseback Riding!!!
Bring your horse, guitar, or both! Rockin' Dawg Ranch is not only a scenic relaxing vacation destination, it's a unique place in which to create your art; whether it be recording music/video or editing audio/video, etc. The Rock-n-Roll Room includes a MacBook Pro dual Core Intel, Pro Tools, editing software, and more (too much to list here). You may 'get away from it all', write and edit your screenplay, script, treatment, or book, in the solitude and serenity of the high desert.
Elvis is in the building! You'll enjoy the fun & folly of our Shelf o' Toys, which includes dress-up wigs, Pee-wee Herman glitter shoes, funky glasses, and even a Belly Dancing DVD course!
The music Room also includes a green screen for your photography or videography; make sure to take lots of photos/videos and share them with us!
The main room, an African-themed hang-out, is a fun place to just kick back and watch a good movie from our expansive video library. Amenities also include WiFi and streaming video. Enjoy the fun private patio off the main room with a soaking tub and BBQ.
The bedroom is a romantically cozy equine-themed room, which includes air conditioning and heating, and a cute retro-themed tiled (full) bathroom.
The old-school cozy kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils and everything you'll need to prepare a wonderful gourmet meal (be sure to pick up your fire wood and groceries on your way to RDR).
In addition, you may trailer your horses out to RDR ranch and stable them on our 2.5 acre property for your stay. Enjoy horseback riding on one of the many scenic trails surrounding Rockin' Dawg Ranch.
RDR sleeps six, and is comfortable with cool air conditioning for the summer months, and warm cozy wood burning fireplace for the winter months.
When you've had a rough day of fun, you may work-out in the gym (Gym Neighbors), reserve (*book lessons, etc., in advance) a professional back massage (on property) or take a horse-back riding lesson, at 'Rockin' Dawg Ranch Too', located on the other side of Goat Mountain. With your horseback riding lesson, you may request a tour of our 501c3 Animal Rescue and meet our Rescued horses, dogs, cats; a sweet donkey named Star, and our house-pig, Annie.
Rockin' Dawg Ranch is continually evolving! Make sure to visit us again soon to see what new surprises we have waiting for you! (see www.rockindawgranch.com for updates)
Rockin' Dawg Ranch supports Animal Rescue. Twenty-five percent of proceeds are donated to Pet Place International, Inc. (www.petplaceinternational.com).
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
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- To Book your reservation: Send us an e-mail from this site (VRBO). We'll respond ASAP, gather your details, and book your stay. Rockin' Dawg Ranch has it all! The natural beauty of the desert; brilliant stars at night; bird watching; photography; and hiking. Trailer your horses out, and ride on the scenic trails surrounding the property. Write your next best seller or record your hit record on the MacBook Pro, editing sound and/or video, or have fun utilizing the green screen. Rocking' Dawg Ranch is a fun, artful, cozy, relaxing, music-making unique place to stay... bring your gear and/or your horses and make it the best adventure ever! P.S. Ask us about booking the following extras: Guitar/singing lessons; Pro-Tools; massage; horseback riding lesson/tour of RDR Too and Pet Place International (the rescue ranch). Let us know if you have any special requests! ...moreless
Fun toys, and dress-up stuff; several wigs (including a mullet), and masks, etc. A very cool assortment of unique stuff: Pee-Wee Herman shoes, a tutu, hula-hoops, puzzles, table-top ping pong......moreless
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Pool & Spa
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- Tourist Attractions
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Duty Free Shops
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Vast desert views surrounding the property on all sides. Beautiful and unique photo-opportunities; bright and brilliant star gazing right from the front porch. Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park; Antiquing in downtown Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree; sight-seeing and shopping at Pioneertown; dinner and live music entertainment at Pappy and Harriet's a must-do, located in Pioneer Town (Yucca Valley)!...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Rockin good time
Rockin good time
It was what I expected and much more. I was hoping for a ranch, and thats what I got. Joan and Jeff really took care of us the time we were there. Right up to serving up some home cooked chili and eggs for breakfast. I felt like a rock star in a John Wayne movie. Fell in love with a great horse. I will be back. The studio was a major plus and capable of recording if thats what you wish to do. We did that and spent alot of time on the trail. Do yourself a favor, get out to Rockin Dawg Ranch and make a record, or just ride a horse
- Guest Bluse (Fallbrook, ca)
- Date of stay 10/05/13
- Review Submitted 10/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, pet owners.
Owner response: Hey, you guys! It was so fun to have you there. You ARE John Wayne - that's why you got the royal treatment. Don't tell anyone else that we waited on you hand and food! lol We loved spending time with you. Of course you're welcome back anytime. You are truly rock stars! But next time, you're going to cook for us. Love ya! Jeff & Joan
We love Rockin' Dawg Ranch!
We love Rockin' Dawg Ranch!
First off, my family and I want to thank you for providing such a wonderful place to vacation. We absolutely LOVE Rockin' Dawg Ranch. It was everything you promised and more. My daughters and I brought out our horses and rode every day on the beautiful trails. The view was incredible for miles. My husband brought his guitar and equipment and spent a lot of time playing guitar and messing with the MacBook Pro. He was in heaven! We had to drag him away to take a hike. We love the beauty and peacefulness of the ranch and surrounding area. We BBQ'd at night and then sat out on the porch to star gaze. The stars in the desert are amazin!. What a treat. We will definitely recommend RDR to our friends. In fact, we might come back with them next time. I love the cozy house with the different themed rooms. We all tried on wigs and played with the fun stuff on thee Shelf o' Toys. We laughed so hard. I have some great pictures to send to you guys. Thank you again! We can't wait to come back.
- Guest Roxy (Orange County)
- Date of stay 10/24/13
- Review Submitted 10/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Owner response: Hello! It's great to hear from you. Thank you for your wonderful review on Rockin Dawq Ranch. We're really glad to hear you had a great stay. Thank you for coming out! We hope to see you again soon. You're welcome anytime. Don't forget to tell your friends. Thank you! Joan & Jeff
Perfect Place to Record
Perfect Place to Record
I was told about this place through another recording artist, and it was fantastic. They had all of the top of line recording equipment which made it simple for us to record. We especially loved the fact that there is no body around you for miles,
- Guest mbase (Hollywood, CA)
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/23/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Owner response: Hello, Mark! Thank you for your stay and your nice remarks. We loved having you and your party at Rockin' Dawg Ranch. You're welcome back anytime. Keep on Rockin'! Sincerely, Jeff & Joan
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2 night min stay
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Oct 1 - May 1
2 night min stay
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Additional information about rental rates
Please let owner know if you do not intend to use the MacBook Pro. Special discounted rates will apply (and the computer/programs will not be available to you).
Only registered guests are allowed onto the property!
If you would like to book Rockin' Dawg Ranch to bring your horses out to stay and ride on the trails, we will adjust the rate (the recording equipment will not be available).
- Pet Fee: $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Tax Rate 7%
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- Nearest Airport: Palm Springs Airport at 40 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Bal Boa Island, CA at 120 Miles
- Nearest Train: Palm Springs at 40 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 247 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Orange County Beaches at 100 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Castle Inn at 2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Big Bear Lakes at 60 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Palm Springs at 35 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Yokozuma at 10 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Jeff and I met in 1975 and formed a close bond and connection that would last until we would finally meet again 35 years later in 2009 (you may read our full bio on our site: www.rockindawgranch.com). Shortly after Jeff and I reunited, we started a 501c3 non-profit Animal Rescue, which is located at 'Rockin’ Dawg Ranch Too'. We rescue and offer a sanctuary to horses, dogs, cats, pigs, and a donkey name Star. Jeff is a professional drummer, animal advocate, vegan - and an old hippy soul. I have had a colorful life and have gone from being a hitch-hiking hippy (that's how we met) to a stenographer, dancer, dog groomer, published writer, vegan, alkaline-water drinking, animal advocate, and flower-child ol' soul. Together Jeff and I found our inner bohemian once again. Our love for saving animals has become a full-time passion. In addition, we endeavor to start a low cost spay/neuter clinic in our community. Our ultimate goal is to unite animals and people together to help them learn to trust, and live with love, compassion and empathy. In between animal activism, Jeff and I make time to play and enjoy live music. We're rich with family, friends, and lots of animals to love.
Why the Owner Chose Yucca Valley:
Visit the one-of-a-kind vacation destination, Rockin' Dawg Ranch! Horse-back Ride/Relax/Record/Write: You and your party will enjoy the ability to record and edit your music, video, or screenplay utilizing MacBook Pro, loaded with multiple programs. There's a Green screen with lighting for your own photography/videography. Rockin Dawg Ranch is also a wonderful vacation destination to trailer out your horses to spend a few nights and enjoy the wonderfully scenic trails surrounding this cozy desert property. A great place for writers, musicians, horse lovers (animals lovers), and an all-around relaxing, star-gazing photo-opportunity that is unique only to the high desert. Jeff and I left the big city to live in an area where we could get away from it all, have a place to house and build our dog kennels and grow our animal rescue/sanctuary. We're so grateful that God led us to the desert. We absolutely love the peaceful solitude of our home and the beauty that surrounds us. We knew that if we love where we live, that others will too! Rockin' Dawg Ranch is a wonderful retreat to get away from it all, enjoy the brilliant stars at night, bird watch, and simply relax. Moreover, we designed RDR with all the elements that we would enjoy on our own vacation: music-making, horseback riding/animals; the ability to create our art, and enjoy fun, folly, and relaxation - against a peaceful, beautiful, and unique desert backdrop.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Along with our multi-themed rooms, we offer a place for writers, musicians, and artisans to create their art by utilizing the following: See link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp3tM7hVzv4 A Mac Book Pro dual core Intel; Pro-Tools 10, and Logic 8.; Yamaha studio monitors and speakers; Lexicon A/D interface 8 x 4 plus 2 SPIDF, 10 inputs plus Adat optical light pipe as well as 4 outputs - control room and headphones; separate Bootable Drive for Video Editing and Effects; Final Cut Pro; Motion; Photoshop C7; DVD Studio Pro; Live Fonts; and a Yamaha Keyboard with midi, a Green screen/lighting, and more. You may book private lessons for MacBook Pro, Final Cut Pro, or Pro Tools when you make your reservations. Classes are given by Jamie Browning. Jamie is a professional musician and engineer. He was pivotal in designing RDR's Music Room. To check out Jamie's site, go to www.jamiebrowning.net. Thank you, Jamie. You may stay at RDR whenever we have an opening. :-) In addition, you may book guitar or singing lessons with your reservation. In addition, you may book a massage, riding lesson, and a tour of the Rescue Ranch (Rockin' Dawg Ranch Too). Rockin' Dawg Ranch is a unique vacation destination. We provides a place for your horses on 2.5 private acres, along with many scenic riding trails that surround the property. BBQ on the cozy patio at night and take a luxurious soak in the out-door tub for two. Rockin' Dawg Ranch also has WiFi, streaming video, and a huge assortment of videos to enjoy at the end of your full day.
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Elvis is in the room! Kick back & join the bright Stars in the Rock-N-Roll Room
Rockin' Dawg Ranch Property and view
Rehearsal at Rockin' Dawg Ranch
Hello from Rockin' Dog, Booster. I'm extremely exhuberant to meet you!
Rockin' Dawg Ranch's Music Room
Visit your inner Don Cornelius with a fun wig & take a ride on the soooul train!
Cute retro-designed, tiled black, white, and pink full bath with view!
The road to Rockin' Dawg Ranch. Smell a rare stormy day in the desert. Aaaaaah
Rockin' Dog, Booster at Keyboard. Set 'em up, drummer - I'm waiting to jam!
Star gives Diane a kiss at Rockin' Dawg Ranch Too (the Rescue Ranch).
The Missing Links Band
The sun sets in the west every night at Rockin' Dawg Ranch - breath-taking!
Entrance to Rockin' Dawg Ranch
The African-themed Room is just off the MacBook Pro Music-making Room!
Take a riding lesson at Rockin' Dawg Ranch Too!
Rockin' Dawg Ranch's Wood burning stove in the African-themed Room. Soooo Cozy!
Roxy and Cinnamon at Rockin' Dawg Ranch Too (the Rescue Ranch). Take a tour!
Romantic cozy bed in the Equine-themed Room; your own dresser; full bath; & view
Our Rockin' dog, Booster wants to jam. 'Give me some bottom, bloaks!'
Jammin' at Rockin' Dawg Ranch
A gorgeous Joshua Tree soars up to the clouds at Rockin' Dawg Ranch
Our rockin' dog, Booster, knows how to really chillax!
Cozy kitchen includes utensils, pots/ pans, dishes. Prepare your gourmet meal!
Owners, Jeff & Joan meet in 1975, Topeka, KS
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