Pipes Canyon Lodge - Spa + Fireplaces + Boulders + Joshua Tree + Pappys = Bliss(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House &, Guest House 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps up to 20 in beds)
RATES VARY ACCORDING TO NUMBER OF GUESTS - PLEASE INQUIRE
$495 IS OUR BASE RATE FOR FOUR GUESTS - RATES ARE STRUCTURED ACCORDING TO GUEST COUNT. PLEASE READ RATES BELOW CAREFULLY OR ASK!
Pipes Canyon Lodge and Retreat center is the perfect place to host your retreat, your family or friends for an unforgettable experience. We have lodging options that provide privacy for retreat leaders and plenty of breakout space for small and large group process. Additionally, there are large spaces for yoga too!
We're just putting the finishing touches on our new bunk house. It's going to be fantastic and have views as spectacular as the house and guest trailer have. Cozy and inviting. We should have it up and running by December! Pictures to follow!
Situated at the Base of majestic Black Lava Butte (now part of the Sand to Snow Monument) , Pipes Canyon Lodge has everything you could want or need in a vacation rental. A private respite on18 stunning acres. It is everything you expect when you think of a lodge? A spacious 1,000 square foot great room where you can solve the worlds problems or cook a phenomenal meal. High beamed ceilings, comfy couches in front of an enormous stone fireplace, or cozy nooks to get away from it all with your favorite book. All of these things are possible here and much, much more. If you are like many who have stayed here, you will return to year after year! Relaxing, yes but don't get so relaxed that you miss hiking the 60,000 acre wilderness right out the door. Black Lava Butte towers over PCL. Recently named ' Ayte'ivyat' by Ernest Silva a respected elder of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, it was once home to the Serrano Indian tribe. A place where Chiefs and Shamans reportedly performed ceremonial rituals and dances on the peak. It is sacred ground. When you see it, you'll dance too! Climb it before breakfast and contemplate all that is good in your life. It and the adjacent wilderness are resplendent with glyphs and rock formations that rival Joshua Tree Park. But rest assured, you must go there too. So much to do, so little time. Why not stay a week?
Now about those stars in the desert. No not THOSE stars, we're talking about the Milky Way! Now those are some real stars and they are brightly visible at Pipes Canyon Lodge! Even the Paparazzi are distracted by them!
Of course Pipes Canyon Lodge and Retreat Center has gorgeous views out of every window, boulders to climb and hiking trails to follow out the door. What else? 3,400 square feet of space with a stunning great room and cozy nooks. Dreamy beds, soaking tubs, games, horseshoes, a fully stocked pantry with many staples, spices and cookware for a real dinner. We have a dining table that can be set for six or 12 or more and plenty of seated dining for up to 18. An indoor jacuzzi to take the chill out in the winter and provide a great cool down in the summer. All linens provided, tableware, firewood. As one guest put it, if we don't have it, you only think you need it.
We can easily sleep 15 in the house (including 8 in a dorm setting) and we can sleep 4 in the trailer. If that isn't enough, there are four additional rental properties on 'the street' within walking distance of the lodge. We currently manage two of them. Why not let us help you plan your yoga, spiritual, writer or corporate retreat. Catering services available.
Rustic Elegance, Boulders, Views, Stars and 18 Private Acres. Turnkey luxury, spare enough to reflect the environment and elegant enough to make you want to stay and stay. As the first VRBO in Pipes Canyon, and after ten years of inviting guests into our home, we've learned quite a bit about what makes you happy! Whether it's a good book to read in one of the many nooks and crannies, games for the kids, or cloth napkins and tablecloth to spruce up your evening meal, we have it. Not to mention, a peace and tranquility found no where else. Oh and just down the road, great music at famed Pappy and Harriets. Enjoy antiquing and hiking by day and music at night. Why not break away from city life for a few days of hiking in your shorts during the day and toasting yourselves in front of a roaring fire at night, after a soothing mineral Jacuzzi of course. Or perhaps thinking ahead to that spring vacation. Wild flowers, wild skies and wild dreams. It's time to Pleasuriate at Pipes Canyon Lodge.
Pipes Canyon Lodge was once referred to as 'The Ponderosa' by locals or 'The Big House' Why? Maybe it was the 12 foot high vaulted, beamed ceilings, or maybe it was the massive stone fireplace in the living room. It is rumored that Pappy himself left his mark on this grand old house. Hmm. A lot has changed since those days. The house can still seat all of its' occupants at a sweeping dining room table with elbow room to spare, but now the meals are cooked in a chef's dream of a kitchen fully equipped with every tool you will need and the spices to make all of your signature dishes. Thermador five burner cooktop, KitchenAid double ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator. Stocked pantry with bar refrigerator. Plenty of room for a handful of chefs to cook an impressive holiday dinner while others make those tangy Mojitos for sunset on the 60 foot veranda. Pipes Canyon Lodge is cozy and intimate enough to be enjoyed by a handful but spacious enough for everyone to sit around the roaring fire and tell ghost stories. There are lots of private venues indoors and out.
A total of three fireplaces (wood provided) and a central heating system ensure that you will be toasty during your stay. One in the dining room that adds to the ambiance of dinners that stretch into the wee hours, and one in the Jacuzzi room adding to the steam you create. The Jacuzzi is centered in it's own 500 foot square room. The spa room doubles as a dorm room and looks out at beautiful Black Lava Butte, just 250 feet away.
With forty mile unobstructed views all around, sunsets are not to be missed. Whether from our 60 foot covered veranda or under our shaded pergola. What the heck, try both. Our beautiful boulder monument is there to climb or just ponder. If staying close to home is your scene, just count boulders in the front and backyard.
We are now equipped for retreats. We can accommodate up to fourteen participants comfortably in the house, and we have a separate instructor/s quarters. New this season? Our completely tricked out 1953 Spartan Royal Mansion Trailer. 300 square feet of luxury - 1950's style! Full kitchen! Indoor and outdoor showers. Sleeps two/three or four if you're 'close'! Separate rental fee. Our beautiful 20 x 20 pergola perfect for medicine circles or yoga mats or dining alfresco! Come on, you deserve it! Sipping sunset cocktails on your own boulder monument is pure heaven. What are you waiting for? Perched on top of Pipes Canyon with views of San Jacinto, Sleeping Indian (Sawtoothe) and Big Bear.
Pappy & Harriets just down the road!!!!
What we cannot describe? The ineffable power and presence of the unseen, the whisper on the wind of a time that was, and the limitless imagination that you bring to this ancient landscape. This is a place where the loudest thing you will hear is your inner voice or the howl of a coyote. Come on up and get reacquainted.
Utterly unique Pipes Canyon Lodge at the cultural crossroads between the old and the new west. From experimental architects to cow-punk rock and roll, the Pioneertown-Pipes Canyon area has it all. Whether you drive the 20 minutes to magnificent Joshua Tree National Park or simply step out our backdoor and hike the 60,000 aces of undeveloped Mojave wilderness immediately adjacent,with awe inspiring rock formations, stunning mesas and complete quiet, you will be changed. More stars than you can possibly imagine so close you can reach out and touch them.
The lodge is perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, your own big chill weekend with friends, unforgetable wedding or peaceful retreat. Located just 8 minutes from famous Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, great music and good food are easily accessible.
And keep in mind, we are always 15 degrees cooler than Palm Springs and 10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree Park, making this destination perfect year round. Additional accommodations available close by for larger groups. Enjoy delicious gourmet meals from Pipes Canyon Productions - with or without service. Excellent location for photo or film shoots. Location, kraft services and gourmet catering packages available.
Two night minimum - holidays - three nights. Christmas , Thanksgiving, Easter four day minimum.
PLEASE NOTE: $595 BASE RATE FOR FOUR GUESTS - DOUBLE BEDS AND QUEEN BEDS SLEEPING DOUBLE. RATES STRUCTURE BASED ON GUEST COUNT AND NUMBER OF BEDS REQUIRED. 15 beds total.
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Member since: 2008
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Guest trailer - separate rental. Sleeps up to four guests.
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course View:
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 18 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Dialup Access
- Filtered Water
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
- Indoor Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
Cleaning Fee: $175 - $300, Trash Fee: 12+ guests - $100.00, Cancellation Policy: Strict: 50%(of full reservation) refund up to 30 days prior to arrival, less fees, less than 30 days no refunds. Events and Holidays: No Refunds. Refundable Deposit $350. Check in 3:00 p.m. Check out 11:00. Rates and Policies subject to change without notice. Late check out: $50. Sorry, no dogs.
Rates: Up to 4 guests $495/night, $40 per additional guests up to 18 - Guest Trailer additional charges. Two Night Minimum. Three to five night minimum on Holidays. Event Fees Apply: For parties including more than guests registered. Rates upon request. 50% Deposit at booking, balance two weeks prior to arrival. Weekly 7 nights for 6
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Bouldering, rock climbing. Close to Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown. Eight minute drive. Adjacent to 60,000 acre wilderness.
Year Purchased: 2000
Why the Owner Chose Pioneertown, CA, USA:
We had no intention of buying in the desert although it has always been our favorite place to reset our spirits. A friend invited us for tea in Pipes Canyon. On the way there, we agreed we would never want to live in a place so remote. After twenty minutes at their house, we called a realtor who brought us to this magical property. The sheer drama of the panoramic views, the power of Black Lava Butte and we were hooked. We made an offer the next day and we have never looked back. As artists, we cherish the inspiration we always find in Pipes Canyon and we adore sharing this wonderful hideaway with fellow artists and thinkers from around the world. After 13 years, this little pocket of wonder continues to thrill and inspire us.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The play of light from dawn to starry night sky. The wildlife. The brilliant colors of the sunsets. Soaking in the indoor mineral spa with a warm fire burning. The warmth of the stone fireplace in the expansive great room, 'sit down' dinners in the luxurious formal dining room, cooking in the amazing and perfectly stocked kitchen, hiking in the 60,000 acre 'park like' wilderness out the front door, waking to the golden glow of the sun coming up on black lava butte, just outside your window. Watching the sunset from the boulder monument on the property or from the 60 foot covered front veranda. Our wonderful pergola and Boulder Lounge!
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Our front veranda is the perfect spot for sunset Mojitos . . .
..all the bells and whistles of your own kitchen and then some . . .
End the day with a hot mineral spa next to a warm fire and blissful waterfall
Awaken to apricot sunrises on ancient Black Lava Butte just outside your room.
How about morning yoga listening to the ancients for a change . . . ommmm.
Bored? Why not count the colors you can see in the sunset?
Whatever you do, embrace the wonder of it all!
What better way to spend the evening. Just one of three fireplaces in the house.
On chilly nights, warm yourself by one of three fireplaces.
Civilized dining in the middle of desert wilderness, why not?
The sheer silence guarantees deep sleep and sweet dreams.
Nestle into a cozy spot where you can hear yourself think or read a book..
The stillness, the ancient vistas and the eternal Now await you!
. . . or simply walk through fields of gold!
Management takes no responsibility for employees who do not return to work!
A rare snowy Christmas in the High Desert.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017
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