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Experience high desert magic in a beautifully restored 1940's Cabin.

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Vintage charm with a trailer option, located in a stunning desert landscape.

Originally built in the 1940's and freshly restored to it's former glory, the Owl's Nest Cabin is a slice of Pioneertown history. In addition to the Cabin we are now proud to offer The Little Hoot trailer. The Little Hoot is a 1957 Aljo that has been completely restored. The trailer option functions as another bedroom for the cabin and is an additional $60. Guests in the trailer will use the bathroom in the cabin, just steps away.

Located in Water Canyon just 1.8 miles from famous Pappy and Harriets and Pioneertown's scenic Mane St. The Owl's Nest Cabin offers majestic views of the Sawtooth Mountains and is just a short drive to the nearest Joshua Tree Park entrance (Black Rock). Also nearby, The Pioneertown Mountain Preserve offers plenty of hiking trails.

Here's a link to our instagram page. #owlsnestpioneertown

This cabin is a world away from the hustle bustle of the city. Completely surrounded by nature, it's the perfect place to get away. Enjoy listening to the birds sing, watching the coyote's wander in the wash, and breathing in the fresh desert sage air.

We do not offer a TV. We do have internet and a bluetooth radio. The main source of heat in the cabin is a pellet stove. There is also a wall mounted electric heater in the back room. If you decide to add the trailer option during the cold months be assured it is as cozy as can be, thanks to a small but powerful electric heater. It's also quite cozy inside the cabin, however a warm sweater and warm socks are still recommended during the coldest winter months. The pellet stove in the cabin features simple push button operation and has a thermostat. It can run for about 14 hours before more pellets must be added to the hopper. We provide the pellets. In the warmer months the cabin is cooled by an evaporative cooling unit (swamp cooler) that is mounted on the roof. It forces a large amount of air through the cabin and can only work if a window or two in the front room are left about halfway open. If all the windows and doors are closed the evaporative cooling unit will not have the desired effect.

There are several choices available for dining and shopping a short drive from the cabin . Old Town Yucca is about one mile down the road. There you can find a handful of great antique shops, vintage clothing stores, restaurants, as well as a coffee shop and some mom and pop style restaurants. Pioneertown is 2 miles up the road and the home of the famous Pappy and Harriet's Bar and Restaurant. There you can experience some unforgettable Santa Maria BBQ and world calss live entertainment. Frontier Coffeehouse is about a mile down the road in the center of Old Town Yucca. They dish out some of the best BLT's and sophisticated egg sandwiches your palette could ever yearn for, while serving the finest local Joshua Tree Coffee. They have a beer and wine license and a couple nights a week offer live music.

If you'd like to venture a little bit further take a short ride down Hwy 62 to the Joshua Tree Saloon. There you'll get a taste of more local talent and yummy bar fare. The End Clothing Shop is an eclectic blend of chic housewares, jewelry and hand picked second hand fashion. The Hoof and Horn, a western style fashion boutique with a flare. Pioneertown Crossing has a great selection of antiques! Art FX and Furnishings has an amazing selection of local art and gifts. This place is full of desert gems.

Now for hiking,

There are plenty of special areas to hike very close to the cabin. Just a short walk across Pioneertown Rd will bring you to the base of Water Canyon where you can walk up the wash to the Sawtooth Mountain Range. If you'd like to explore further please check out this site for information on Joshua Tree National Park and The Pioneertown Mountain Preserve.

To catch a glimpse of the deserts creative visionaries, visit the sculpture site of the famous Noah Purifoy and enjoy strange and unique sculptures. Head to the historic Integratron if you enjoy architecture and healing sound baths (sound baths are by appointment only).

We are happy to answer any questions you may have during your stay.

Come out and enjoy everything this high desert getaway has to offer!

More Details

Lulu Stewart
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Lulu Stewart

We are Lulu and Matt from Water Canyon. We moved to the canyon in 2011 and have been smitten ever since. We have enjoyed carving out a creative life surrounded by nature. We enjoy travel and and sharing our little slice of heaven that just keeps getting better and better.

Lulu Stewart purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Lulu Stewart chose Yucca Valley

We chose the Joshua Tree area for it's unique landscape and proximity to the pulse of life as we know it. When we landed in Water Canyon for the first time it felt as though time stood still and all of the animals perked up. We love being in the mix of nature in this special canyon that bow's to the glorious Saw Tooth Mountain's.

What makes this cabin unique

The Owl's Nest Cabin is a wonderful mix of romantic bohemian with a rustic desert touch, we like to call our style Hillbilly Boho or Hillbohemian chic. ;)

This is your chance to experience the high desert magic in true vintage style.

Both the cabin and trailer have been painstakingly restored by us personally.

Rather than filling up our Cabin with low quality goods from Ikea, We have searched far and wide for unique furnishings and art to create the perfect space for your vacation.

One of the best features of The Owl's Nest Cabin is that it's very close to town while still being secluded in nature. The nearby mountains provide a welcome barrier to the noise and light pollution of town. The night sky above offers stargazers a profound view of the galaxy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of the best places I’ve stayed in through Airbnb. Terrific space, great decor, and just fantastic hosts. We will be here again.
Dec 2017
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Yucca Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • We offer locally made Joshua Tree body wash and shampoo along with some amenities you may have forgotten to bring for your convenience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    1957 Aljo Trailer - 1 double , Add this trailer/bedroom to your cabin rental for $60
  • Cabin- Comfortable queen size bed in the main bedroom, a daybed in living room 1 and a pull out twin bed in living room 2. 1957 Aljo Trailer- For an additional bedroom we offer the Little Hoot trailer for an additional $60 (payment details available once the Owl's Nest Cabin is booked). The fully restored 1957 Aljo Trailer is nest on its own. Comes with a double short, memory foam bed (very comfortable if you are not taller than 6') and sleeps two perfectly. The trailer does not have it's own bathroom, it's just a couple steps away from the cabin entrance for bathroom and kitchen access. The trailer has a great hang out area around the dinette where guests can sip tea or coffee while enjoying the grand views of the Sawtooth Mountains outside.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Water Canyon offer's hikes right outside the Owl's Nest Cabin door and up the road is Pioneertown for a sliver of wild west history, and BBQ at Pappy and Harriet's. Not far away is the entrance to the majestic Joshua Tree National Park. Along the way to the park entrance you'll find many artisan and antique stores to wander through.


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Experience high desert magic in a beautifully restored 1940's Cabin.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Desert perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Lulu has done a wonderful job adding to but not taking away from the perfect desert stay. We so enjoyed the retro perfection of the Owl’s Nest, and I would recommend it to anyone. Quit looking and book!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host you at the Owl's Nest Neely! Consider it a home away in the high desert! Happy Trails Hoot Hoot
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Beautiful, cozy, comfortable, sweet cabin nestled between the desert and stars.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cabin offered everything we needed for an awesome 3 day stay in Yucca Valley. Lulu and Matt's intuitive touches are throughout the cabin.. everything we needed for our comfort and enjoyment was provided! Lulu was a welcoming host, providing us a perfect balance of support and privacy.

We miss watching the quail, the bunnies, the sunsets and the stars from this little pocket of serenity.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and accommodating cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was the cutest thing. Beautifully decorated and comfortable with a fully stocked kitchen for cooking, a heater, swamp cooler, and even a few games to play. The location was ideal - pretty short drive to both pioneer town and Joshua Tree.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing cabin. Great charm and warmth. A perfect hideaway. Immaculate! Lulu was great to

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cabin!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girls weekend destination

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely lovely. Great location and every detail of the space is so well thought out and comfortable. Loved it can’t wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is adorable. It was cozy, spotless and had everything you would need for an incredibly relaxing weekend. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pappy and Harriets
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pappy and Harriets
Car: recommended

Yucca Valley Old Town just down the road has a great selection of antique shops, vintage clothing stores, coffee shops, restaurants and yoga classes. There are a handful of grocery stores and everything else a small town can offer.

Just up the road is Pioneertown and the famous Pappy and Harriets Bar and Restaurant for dining and entertainment. Mane street in Pioneertown offers homespun artisan shops and live Wild West reenactments.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $70

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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