3 bedroom, 3 bath new home with unique desert landscaping on 5 acres is surrounded by mostly undeveloped land. Enjoy walks on Turquoise Ridge on an informal trail that runs the ridge top, south to Rattlesnake Hill and onto Lookout Hill. Fantastic views in all directions include Joshua Tree National Park, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio, and the towns of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. If you are intrigued by the many paintings displayed in the house, you can arrange with the artist owner to see his neighboring art studio/gallery.
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
3 bedroom, 3 bath
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 22, 2018
About Spelman Downer
Artist and educator Spelman Evans Downer has lived in Joshua Tree for 14 years. Property is next door to artist's home and studio.
Spelman Downer purchased this House in 2011
Why Spelman Downer chose Yucca Valley
This large spacious house provides a private retreat with 360 degree views, close to Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree, hiking trails onsite, surrounded by mostly undeveloped park like land.
What makes this House unique
Views, privacy, new construction, spacious large home for family and friends, garage, onsite hiking trails, owner has guided and taught photography workshops in the park and can recommend places to visit. Local music and art scene.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home in prime scenic location
We are a close-knit extended family (age-range 7 to 72) who regularly vacation together. We especially enjoy the high desert around Joshua Tree National Park and have stayed at many VRBO properties in the area. Turquoise Ridge has captured first place among our favorites. It is a spacious and well-appointed home with all the essentials for an enjoyable visit, plus many extra to enhance the experience. The high desert adventure is easily accessible from this great house in the heights above Yucca Valley, Located high on a hill you get the feeling of remote wilderness while being literally within 10 minutes all the convenience and shopping available in the town below. We are amateur astronomers and really appreciate the dark skies available in the desert. If your goal is to appreciate the high desert experience in solitude and comfort you cannot go wrong staying here.
Michael and fellow astronomers,
I am so pleased you truly enjoyed and appreciated Turquoise Ridge.
Yes, the Perseid meteor shower was something to witness from our ridge-top property.
Please come again, Spelman Downer
Met our expectations. Good base for exploring Joshua Tree NP. Would book again.
Amazing property! Incredible views!
This property was just what we were looking for -- and more. Incredible views, serene atmosphere, friendly owner and a place to just take it all in and appreciate what the surrounding area has to offer! We will definitely book here again.
Beautiful views, spacious and comfortable house!
Stayed here with five family members for 3 nights over Easter weekend. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views. Very spacious and comfortable ... with a HUGE kitchen! So nice to have 3 full baths as well. Convenient location for visiting the park. Didn't get to meet the owner as he was away, but he was great to communicate with over email. Enjoyed seeing his artwork all through the house. Some fluctuations in water pressure and temperature in the baths, but that's probably to be expected in the desert. Beds were a little soft (for our taste). But overall, thoroughly enjoyed it and would stay here again!
Quiet, Spacious, Well Equipped
We loved this property! It is in a quiet neighborhood with great views. The lovely outdoor patios invited a leisurely conversation and sip of tea. The kitchen has plenty of equipment for preparing meals. The many windows allow you to soak in the beautiful desert while sharing that meal you just made. The owner's art graces and enhances the beauty of the home. We enjoyed quiet evening walks and starlit skies. It's minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park. The town is small but has everything you'd need to buy groceries or enjoy a meal out. The owner was delightful, gave us information to make our stay even more pleasant, and worked to make sure we had a memorable family trip. We would definitely stay here again!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Torquise Ridge. Clean and spacious.
Conveniently located near Joshua Tree National. The views are spectacular. We look forward to returning to Torquoise Ridge again when visiting Yucca Valley.
Short drive to the village of Joshua Tree and the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.
Rates are for 6 persons. 7+ persons are $25 each per night. $50 cleaning fee. 7% tax to be added.