About the property
- Cabin500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
The “Birdcage” is a cozy, rustic cabin with breathtaking views of the Coachella Valley. Sited high atop the Cahuilla Hills (adjacent to Bighorn Golf Club) and enveloped by the Santa Rosa Mountains, it is only 2 miles from downtown Palm Desert.
My aunt and uncle homesteaded this land in 1948 and built the cabin, affectionately known as 'The Bird Cage'. Frequented by movie stars in the 1950s who valued its privacy, it's one of the last homesteads in our area.
The Birdcage has one bedroom with a new queen-sized bed, a bathroom with a good size shower, and a living/dining/kitchen room — all with beautiful views. The large patio is perfect for drinking morning coffee while the sun rises over the mountains, gazing at hawks soaring overhead during the day, or watching the Valley below transition from gold to pink as the sun sets behind you. And at night, the sky holds a canopy of twinkling stars.
With its proximity to nature, The Birdcage captures the ambiance of life in the Wild West, yet the restaurants and world-class shopping on El Paseo (the Rodeo Drive of the desert) are just a 5-minute drive down the hill. Sublime and safe, the entrance to the property is secured by electronic gates and flanked by a beautiful stand of date palms.
Keywords: HOMESTEAD, CABIN, VIEW, ROMANTIC, NATURE, ACREAGE, GOLFCOURSE VIEW, CITY LIGHTS, HILLTOP, PALM DESERT, CAHUILLA HILLS,
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- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
We grew up using this property as our own vacation home. Now we want to share it with other. On the lower property we grow date palms and organic vegetables.
Owner purchased this Cabin in 1973
Why Owner chose Bighorn
You feel worlds away from the congestion of the city. Yet it's only a 5 minute drive to wonderful resturants and shopping. The peace of having wide open spaces and a view of the valley below cannot be beat.
What makes this Cabin unique
It's fun to stay here, relaxing, exhilarating at the same time. You're close to hiking, town and all the amenities of the area, yet in this quiet beautiful setting. The city light view is so spectacular that you won't want to go to bed!! Ask about your dog. Dogs over two years old, well trained are okay. We are dog lovers!
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Our stay at the Birdcage was so perfect and enjoyable. Ann was extremely accommodating and the cabin was clean, very comfortable, and well-equipped. The retro vibes and decor made for the perfect dessert getaway. We can't wait to come back!
Quiet, gorgeous view of the valley floor, a bit of a drive to downtown, but if you are looking for privacy and no neighbors it is worth it. Very convenient to Hwy 74. Small cabin, but was traveling by myself so the space was just fine; everything you need. Neat, clean, everything in working order, again just a great location, great views. Such a marvelous collection in the cabin of eclectic mementoes of the owner. I would definitely book again.
The Birdcage - an interesting, eclectic place!!
We enjoyed our stay. It was during BNP Paribas Open weeks, so we were gone most of the time at tennis or with friends in town. It served our purpose. Centrally located, great view and a reasonable price. Ann Cooper, the owner, was very friendly. I recommend it for those who'd like something a bit different !!
vintage cabin with a wonderful feel
My wife and I stayed a week. We had a great time. The 70 year old cabin is its own conversation piece and the view, especially at night, is incredible. It is located within easy distance of everything Palm Desert and Palm Springs has to offer. If Ann (the owner) suggests someplace to eat, just do what she suggests, no questions asked, you won't regret it. She is a wealth of information and a sweetheart, too. We would stay again if we have a chance.
The Homestead Cabin is a special place and we are pleased to share
it with so many satisfied guests; it really does make us happy to have
others share in this special place rather than just letting it sit there for
our occasional personal guests. We are simply astounded by the
quality of wonderful people who seek us out and take such good care
of the cabin. They are ones who enjoy nature and want a special
experience. Thank you for the lovely review.
Had a very good two days. Secluded, quiet, great view and very much enjoyed happy hour sitting out by the fire.
Great Cabin in Great Location
The Birdcage is a great little cabin in Palm Desert with fantastic views. My girlfriend and I stayed there for 3 nights and had a great experience. The cabin is clean, quiet, and private - the place is a nice escape from Los Angeles. The cabin has everything you need, including good Wifi, AC, and a very comfortable bed. Ann was a great host - she was responsive and at the same time gave us privacy. I would recommend the Birdcage to anyone and would definitely stay there again.
Wonderful hikes and walks. The Coachella Valley is full of many activities and great shopping and restaurants.
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