Boulders, Boulders and More Boulders (and Plenty of Joshua Trees Too!)(34 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Luxury guest house inside, raw virgin high desert outside
Not far from Joshua Tree National Park (near historic Pioneertown) sits the well appointed 'Gamma Gulch Guest Cabin' nestled deep within your own private valley of Boulders, Joshua Trees and Pinyon Pines bordered by miles of Protected Desert Wilderness with plenty of solitude and unlimited hiking opportunities. Perfect 'home base' for JTNP, Pappy and Harriets, Integratron, Noah Purifoy's outdoor desert museum, Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs. Nicely appointed kitchen with spices, coffee and all the basics. Wifi, phone, dish TV and DVD player, and Bose music system with plenty of cd's or can be used with your mp3 player. Coffee maker, microwave, fridge, oven and all utensils. Guest cabin has a 16ft wall of sliding glass doors that look out upon your own private valley of Granite Boulders, Joshua Trees and Pinyon Pines. Weber 'Barbeque for Two' on site. Hot tub to soak in after a long day of hiking and perfect for lounging in to do some star watching. A path leads to a private eight sided meditation/yoga hut nestled in the boulders. Our guests repeatedly return from a day in JTNP and say they don't know why they went to the Park as the scenery at the Guest Cabin rivals the Park (without the tourists and traffic).
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Member since: 2013
- 300 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
Pets Not Allowed:
we love pets...in fact we have two pound rescues, Rosey and Shanti, and a 3 year old desert tortoise named Kokomo Joe. Our policy is that the guest house remain pet free...including our pets. We feel that we wouldn't want to sleep on beds where numerous animals have slept on...the hair, fleas, unrine odors, etc and that it shouldn't be part of our guests experience either... ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size bed with memory foam mattress top...very comfortable with fresh linens provided including choice of down or down alternative comforters... also, we have a very comfortable king size bed under the stars which can be great for the warmer summer nights -- fresh sheet, down ,and mattress heater included....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The Guest Cabin is centrally located... You can google the following: "Pappy and Harrietts", a very popular Honky Tonk with live music and great food is just a short drive away. Joshua Tree National Park is also a popular destination about a 30 minute drive. Sound baths at the "Integratron". A popular and free outdoor desert art display "Noah Purifoy Joshua Tree". Our dear friend and neighbor, "Garth Boulder Gardens" within walking distance. Also some neat Antique shops in Old Town Yucca Valley just a short drive away. ...moreless
Books about the desert...info on Joshua Tree Park trails, birds, desert wildlife, western folklore along with the most recent issues of New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harpers and Smithsonian magazines!...moreless
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- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 7%
Guests will be required to sign a release of Liability agreement upon arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The setting rivals the boulder outcroppings and land features in Joshua Tree Park, less the tourists and traffic.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: My wife, Saccavadi and I (Dave) live in the main cabin adjacent to the Guest house. We both love the desert immensely with all it's solitude, wildlife and starry nights. As it turns out this guest cabin changed my life. I met Saccavadi 9 years ago when she was a guest in the Guest Cabin -- she was staying in the guest house to take advantage of the solitude and quiet of the desert while she finished her doctorate thesis in Buddhist studies. Saccavadi was a Bhuddist monk when she arrived at my guest house... saffron robes, shaved head. She'd been a monk for 21 years having ordained in Burma at the age of 19. Many of our guests find Saccavadi's story a very moving one. Simply google 'saccavadi' where much has been written about this simple monk from Burma. I haven't a clue as to what Sachi saw in me but as karma?? would have it we soon fell in love. Been married almost 9 years now. Again, it's important to note that my wife and I live adjacent to the guest house. With that being said, please know it's our policy to greet you when you arrive, help you get settled in, and be available should you need anything... after that it's our policy to leave you alone so that you may connect with what we're sure you'll find an amazing and unique piece of the desert -- this is reflected in our many positive reviews. Thank you :-)
Why the Owner Chose Pioneertown, CA, USA:
This property is quite unique. The population density of the area is extremely sparse which helps assure a connection with the natural environment right outside your door. The Guest Cabin, along with the main cabin is situated on a piece of land that is surrounded by hundreds, actually thousands, of government protected acres with direct access into the Bighorn Mountain Wilderness Area. The Guest Cabin is truly away from it all. You'll travel along three miles of dirt road to get to our place. When you arrive you'll instantly become aware that you are nestled in a private valley of some of the most beautiful Boulder outcroppings one could imagine, where Joshua trees, pinyon pines, and wildlife abound. An endless variety of birds are attracted to the dripping bird bath located on the deck right outside the 16 foot sliding windows that gaze upon the valley of boulders. Cottontail rabbits, antelope squirrels, the occaisional bobcat can be seen. On three occasions we've seen bighorn sheep in the backcountry and last year a bear with two cubs came strolling through...a rare site...perhaps... but I wonder how many creatures pass by when I'm not looking out the window!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The Guest House is ideal for those wishing to hike, birdwatch, and just be awed by the miles of magnificent rock formations. It's unlikely that you will see anyone while hiking the area. Just you and nature. Many of our guests hike to Black Mountain...the reward being incredible endless views and that feeling of accomplishment that 'I did it!'. A hot tub offers sore muscles comforting relief and also serves as an ideal location to relax and watch a falling star or two. No city lights visible from here, we're designated dark sky territory. We also offer a secluded meditation/yoga hut with padded carpeting and cushions for sitting on the floor or doing yoga postures. The hut has fantastic views with plenty of privacy and quiet -- conducive to listening to the song of a bird, the stirring of the breeze, a perfect setting for some quiet contemplation...
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Enjoy your coffee as the morning sun sweeps across your valley of boulders
and the occasional bunny too!
A retractable awning if the wind ain't blowin too hard...
Kitchen area with stove, micro, fridge, toaster, coffee machine, spices, oil ...
Plenty of information on local flora and fauna, JTNP trails, and general reading
Time to pour a glass of wine and enjoy the desert sunset with view of Black Mtn.
A Weber grill-for-two , propane included...
Boulders catch the sunrise...
Miles of boulder outcroppings right outside your door...
A bird bath on the patio attracts plenty of birds
View from the patio looking in to the guest house...
View of interior with morning sun igniting boulders in the background...
Sitting area with Bose stereo and plenty of cd's or plug in your mp3 phone...
A view of Love Mountain... where I first held hands with the girl I would marry.
setting sun through 16' sliders
yoga hut in the boulders with thick carpet, great views and plenty of solitude
View from hot tub in morning...imagine what it looks like at night!
we're designated 'dark sky territory'...photo of milky way at sundown...
Strap on your boots, let's go for a hike!
Just you and mother nature for as far as the eye can see...
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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