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

Yucca Valley, CA, USA
  • Cabin950 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

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!


Lulu Stewart

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
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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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Yucca Valley shops, galleries, coffee shops and restaurants are 2 miles away and Joshua Tree's town center is just 10 minutes down the road.
        • Monument View
          Joshua Tree National Park also known as the Monument
        • Mountain View
          Sawtooth Mountain Range
        • Resort
          Palm Springs
        • Rural
          Pioneertown Community
        • Village
          Yucca Valley Old Town and Pioneertown's Mane Street


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Evaporative cooling allows the windows to be open while cooling the cabin
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric wall heater and Pellet Stove
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      The cabin has two living room areas. The front living room offers spectacular views of the Sawtooth Mountains while the the back end living room is steps away from back porch and fire pit area.
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      Pellet Stove stocked with pellets


                        • Coffee Maker
                          We have a coffee maker, stove top espresso maker, electric kettle and tea pot.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plenty of dishes including pots and pans
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped with all the basics you need to cook a delicious meal. We also offer organic coffee, tea, sugar, honey and creamer as well as filtered water.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Toaster Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Open dining area offers surrounding view of the Water Canyon wash and all the wild life in action.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  A collection of classics
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  A vintage suitcase with a selection of card games
                                • Stereo
                                  Blue Tooth Stereo for you to listen to your music from your device wirelessly
                                • Television
                                  43" Flatscreen
                                • Video Library
                                  We offer a collection of apx 45 titles to choose from. Western silents, pulp fiction classics to planet earth specials. PLEASE DO NOT STREAM TV/MOVIES ON WIFI OUR RURAL DATA PLAN WON'T ALLOW


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Deck has picnic table, hanging swing chairs and a gas fire pit
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      To escape the summer sun the covered back porch is furnished with 2 hammock chairs, a cozy day bed and pic nic table.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      We have added artistic features to the exterior of the cabin, including a propane fire pit for ambiance and a bottle and rock wall that illuminates at night.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We can offer a propane grill upon request


                                        • 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.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          12 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect girls weekend destination

                                                          Heather L.

                                                          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!!!

                                                          Wonderful weekend in the desert!

                                                          Brian M.

                                                          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.

                                                          Desert perfection!

                                                          Neely C.

                                                          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!

                                                          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

                                                          Perfect Desert Getaway

                                                          Britt C.

                                                          The photographs seriously do not do justice to the desert oasis that Matt and Lulu have built. The whole property is beautiful and just secluded enough while still being close to town. We loved having coffee while relaxing in the hammocks in the morning and making s'mores by the fire at night. This was the perfect spot for our girls weekend and we will be back again one day!

                                                          What a lovely retreat!

                                                          Stephanie S.

                                                          The Owl’s Nest was the perfect getaway from bustling city life! We relaxed and enjoyed the fire pit, hammocks, and chill vibes of desert life. We would love to come back and visit!! It was the best!!


                                                          Jack M.

                                                          The place is straight up fantastic. Perfect location, great people.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Jack

                                                          We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Owl’s Nest and we welcome you back anytime!

                                                          It was our pleasure to host you and your friends!

                                                          Matt and Lulu


                                                          Yucca Valley, CA, USA

                                                          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.

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