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Recent Joshua Tree reviews

  • Great little cottage

    "Booked the cottage a week out for an impromptu trip to the desert. The owners couldn't have been more accommodating. Great communication, great price, great location. I would stay here again over a hotel in a heartbeat. There were just 2 of us, but we could have easily brought our two kids and had more than enough room. I only wish we could have stayed a little longer."
    Guest: BQP Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • The perfect Joshua Tree retreat

    "We have stayed at Quail Mountain House several times over the years, and always return to Los Angeles feeling refreshed and rejeuvenated even if it's just been a short trip. This house is an extremely special place, thoughtfully designed and furnished to be a balance of modern and cozy. A highlight of staying here is waking up in either of the bedrooms to an incredible view of the mountain. When the sun is rising, the color of the light cast on the rocks is one of the most beautiful things you can experience. For people who like to cook, the kitchen is extremely well equiped, with a good gas stove, and lots of counter space. It's a short drive to town to get essentials at the health food store (including some fresh produce and organic wines), or to the farmers market which takes place in the same parking lot on Saturdays. There is a wonderful collection of books, fiction and non-fiction, CDs and DVDs, and wood burning fireplace, if you bring firewood. I often end up reading a new book from the collection from cover to cover while staying there. Another major highlight is the close access to hiking trails from a short drive up towards the mountain. There are some marked trails that lead into the park from a point close by. As long as you take water and have a good sense of direction, you can figure out incredible walks into the mountains that get you back to where you've parked. It takes a bit of experimenting, and you need to be extremely mindful of the route you take, but it's incredible to be hiking on trails where you don't run into anyone else. This is type of place where you can really get into a meditative state and leave the world behind. It is a perfect place for writers or creative people that are looking for a retreat, as well as great place for a short getaway."
    Guest: Vishal J. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 28, 2014
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    "My family and I arrived to be greeted by quail and rabbits waiting for their dinner. It was a pleasure to relax and take in the scenery. We were excited to explore the property after hearing from friends who had recommended this great get-away haven. The magical evening of star gazing followed and sitting outside with the bottlerock house and neon signs as a backdrop was breathtaking. It was certainly a memorable stay and we are already planning on our next opportunity to visit again. The drive thru the park and surrounding area has provided many photos that are postcard worthy."
    Guest: Ginger Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • A Personal Exodus

    "I have been remiss writing this review for a long time because I wanted to spend focused time writing about what was one of the most important retreats I have ever taken. My boyfriend and I (along with our little dog Gemma) have stayed at this house a few times before. We come here to recharge once a year (at least) and especially around our anniversary, but this time I had an additional agenda to embark on a year-long art project that focused solely on my stay in this house. We stayed for over a week and each day I continued a ritual of sketching, photographing, making DV diaries, hiking and meditating. I would then take this experience and the resulting materials back with me to my studio in Los Angeles and create paintings and a film that would result in a show that will exhibit next spring. I am now half way into the project. This experience has not only changed the way I work as an artist and the way I paint, but what I paint, the mediums I use, who I am, and my outlook on art, in life, and in general. My gratitude for this precious hideaway is overflowing with love and thanks and I can't wait to return again. :)"
    Guest: esart Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: October 11, 2014
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Joshua Tree Travel Tips

Joshua Tree Vacation Rentals are a Breath of Fresh Air

Literally, it's a breath of fresh air. The smog-free air and near-perfect year-round weather of Joshua Tree attracts people from across the world; especially those who need an escape from the routine of everyday life. Rich with history and natural wonder, many people come to Joshua Tree Park's 800,000 acres to enjoy open space, clear skies, clean air, peace and the incredible beauty that only the desert can offer.

Joshua Tree Lodging Can Vary From the Beautiful to the Quaint

Just 120 miles from L.A. and 30 miles from Palm Springs, Joshua Tree is a short drive to an oasis of discovery. Joshua Tree vacation rentals, located in the town of Joshua Tree, are just minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park and include everything from the extremely modern to extremely rustic. California Desert vacation homes can be sublime.

There is Plenty to Do and See in the Desert

Joshua Tree National Park welcomes over a million visitors every year. There is rock climbing, hiking, biking, camping, bird watching, stargazing and exploring. Close by are hot springs, horseback riding, gambling, outlet stores, tram rides, and more. Hiking in the desert you may find old mining camps, historic homes built into the rocks, hidden oasis where Indians once settled. There is nothing like lying under the desert stars and being able to see the Milky Way.

Joshua Tree has a Rich History

In the 1800's, Mormon pioneers came across the Colorado River. It is said these pioneers named the tree after the prophet Joshua, seeing the Joshua tree limbs outstretched in supplication, guiding the travelers westward. Earlier, American Indians had left behind rock painting and pottery. Then came explorers, cattlemen and miners in search of gold. They too, left behind their remnants. In the 1930's homesteaders came seeking free land and a chance to start over.

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