House, 1 Bedroom - queen + 1 Convert. queen + 1 single ,1 Bath, Sleeps up to 5*
Robin Maxwell and Max Thomas
About Robin Maxwell and Max Thomas
Your hosts are yogi and healer MAX THOMAS and his wife of 35 years, bestselling author and screenwriter ROBIN MAXWELL. They are privileged to be caretakers of the land and creators of the High Desert Eden sanctuary. Countless artists, writers, musicians, healers, yogis, parents and children have found quiet, comfort and inspiration in this remarkable 'home away from home.' Now Max and Robin have decided to share their little corner of paradise with you. Depending on your wishes, they will grant you total privacy or offer guidance for your many adventures.
Robin Maxwell and Max Thomas purchased this House in 2004
Why Robin Maxwell and Max Thomas chose Pioneertown
An Eco-Friendly Destination 'We'd always dreamed of owning property adjoining public lands and to live a sustainable life. The magnificent WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY on two sides of High Desert Eden is that dream come true, and we're proud to be off the electrical grid, with a photo-voltaic array mounted on a state-of-the-art 'tracker,' augmented by a wind generator. While we have all the modern amenities here, we've learned to be conscious about consumption and live lightly on the land. We ask all our guests to do the same.' Max is available for discussion and consultation about our system.
What makes this House unique
PRIVATE YOGA RETREATS: If you make yoga a part of your HIGH DESERT EDEN getaway, you will enjoy the most delightful, tailor-made experience of your life. With 35 years of yogic wisdom at his command, MAX THOMAS offers his own eclectic and non-dogmatic style of yoga to everyone from raw beginners to seasoned practitioners. You can choose gentle, restorative session to promote healing from injuries or illness; basic to more complex breath work; or learn how to use 'Yoga as Preventive Medicine.' Yoginis and yogis might wish to kick-start their days with energetic classes, to refine or re-design their current practice...or even create one from the ground up. And there is no one better than Max at just 'playing yoga,' with kids from 9 - 90. LODGING AT THE CASITA, YOGA CLASSES and HEALTHY GOURMET MEALS included.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Casita has become our annual haven away from home.
We can't speak highly enough about Robin and Max as hosts, and what the experience at the casita provides and encompasses. We have been fortunate to have taken vacations at the casita for the past three years and can only hope that we have many, many more years to come. We appreciate the opportunity to be able to relax and wander and observe the glory of the land and high desert. Robin and Max are gracious, thoughtful, lovely people, and they take care of space and the land so others can enjoy it. Thank you!
Lovely little spot set in the high desert
Enjoy peace and seclusion in a natural, desert environment. With room to explore during the day, and a pristine sky for stargazing in the evenings, this is a perfect spot to escape the bustle and take it easy. Robin and Max are great hosts. You will receive a warm welcome, and they'll be there when you need them, and not there when you don't. Take my advice, pile on the comforters and sleep in the screened off sunroom. You'll fall asleep with the stars and wake to the sun breaking over the ridge, and if you stay quite, an amazing array of wildlife.
We'll be back.
Robin and Max are such wonderful hosts. Their property is so peaceful with lovely trails to explore. We had such a lovely break out in the desert. I highly recommend this property!
A Slice of Heaven
Before arriving, I had a very easy time communicating with Robin and having questions regarding my stay answered, which was very nice and let us prepare ahead of time. Robin and Max have also perfectly outlined directions for arriving since wi-fi gets a little weak on the way over.
Upon arrival, my husband and I were greeted by Robin and Max, and were given a very nice tour of the property. We also super appreciated the bread and coffee which was provided!
As for the casita and property itself, it is absolutely stunning! My husband and I took the opportunity to sleep in the screened-patio every night and wake up to the sunrise. It was like an experience like no other. It absolutely calmed me and I felt relaxed upon leaving for home. We enjoyed watching all the critters visit the rock garden in the morning - there were especially a lot of jackrabbits!
The property is 22-acres, which means you can stay here and skip visiting the Joshua Tree Park, which is just what we did. It has a lot to see and do right next to the casita, and has beautiful views in every direction.
Inside, the casita is very clean and very well stocked with pretty much everything you could want. A lot of extra pillows and blankets, umbrellas for the sun, and a very nice selection of books (including Robin's own works)!
In addition to all this, Robin gave us some great advice for things to visit around the area when we originally booked. We greatly appreciate this advice, since it was definitely worth it, as well!
Overall, I have to say this was one of my favorite vacations I've taken. I really can't express enough how much we enjoyed it there and how much we appreciated the hospitality.
10/10 Would recommend and would come back!
Thank you for your kind words about our casita and hospitality, but the one that needs thanking for all the beauty and serenity is Mother Nature herself. We are the protectors of these 22 acres. We hope all our guests, like you will do what you can to extend that protection to the rest of the planet.
Far beyond what my soul needed
I was looking for a place for my soul and mind to experience peace, quiet, and some darkness to be able to view the stars. What I received from this trip was far more than I could have hoped for.
Robin and Max are welcoming, kind, and generous with their spirit. The care and time they have spent on curating trails is evident. They have created a haven from the hustle and bustle.
The house is clean and styled in a way that it feels like home. Beautifully put together and comfortable no matter what room you are in.
Go outside and stargaze. Sleep on the sleeping porch. Practice Yoga. Blaze the trails and check out the local wildlife tracks. So much life in the desert. Sit on the porch and watch hundreds of rabbits and birds, and then at night, listen to the coyote in the distance. This was my first trip to the high desert and I fell in love with the place. And I very much look forward to visiting again.
Wonderfully quiet and tranquil
Both my girlfriend and I have stressful sales jobs and had the opportunity to take a rare few days off over the 4th holiday to get away and luckily selected Robin and Max’s casita to spend it in. The view from the screened in patio was so breathtaking and relaxing. We spent time watching the quales and jackrabbits do their thing, and hiked all over their land and into Rim Rock. It’s only a few minutes to Pappy and Harriet’s and some really good bbq. It was just a very relaxing and pleasant time. I would highly recommend it to others.
Private yoga on site, exploring back roads, historic Pioneer town, caves, birding, rock hunting, petro glyphs, guided nature hikes and photography, eclectic live music scene