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***1 Mile from Joshua Tree Park, Climbers/Hikers Retreat!!!***

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Mile from West Park Entrance. Open floor concept living at its best!

Welcome to 'Our Climbers Cabin'!

Come in and open the 8' barn doors, grab a seat, relax and watch the sunset!

The cabin was built on 2.5 acres, approx 1 mile from the Western Gate to Joshua Tree National Park. It was built with a ton of good vibes and help from friends. It's a simple place, open concept with a large kitchen dinning area, a large bathroom and huge loft sleeping room. The kitchen offers a double sink, tons of counter space, hot pad, bar area, refrigerator and picnic table for wonderful group meals (feel free to move it outside as well). The cabin offer both heating and AC with a EUR style wall mount unit which is more than enough to keep the cabin very comfortable.There is Internet and Wifi as well as cell service at the property.

The upstairs offers a large loft for additional sleeping that can hold 8 folks without an issue. There is a queen Futon bed along with 4 sleeping pads for your use and a single futon bed down stairs. You will need to bring your own outdoor chairs, sleeping bags, pads, pillows and personal towels.

Depending on your preference and weather you can cook in, BBQ outside or restaurants are a couple miles away.

There is a large parking area and a small tack house with power that can also be used for sleeping or as a storage area for gear.

More Details

Property Manager
Shawn Sampson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Shawn Sampson

10 friends and climbing buddies tired of sleeping on the ground or in our cars for weeks on end decided to pool every penny we had back then and buy this property. That was over 18 years ago and we all still love our little slice of heaven. Now our families get to enjoy it as well. You will enjoy the vibe the minute you walk in!

Cheers, The Partners

Shawn Sampson purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Shawn Sampson chose Deserts

Even back then, the Park was getting harder and harder to get a camping spot in, so we decided to build our own. Best part back then and still today, is a hot shower at the end of the day playing in the park!

What makes this cabin unique

On any given day there is something to do and see just out the door. Great hikes around the local mountains, a walk down the road checking out local artists or just hanging out watching the day go by. It really is that easy to relax... must be the water (which by the way is great right out of the tap!)

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Mr Sampson,

i had really great climbings,hikings,scramblings done , just felt in love with the place!

The cabin was even more awesome than my expectations, just perfectly located and felt just like home,

thanks to you for letting people staying in this nice place.

Im actually planning to go back climbing in Joshua with my partner in the beginning of january , 2 weeks

around 5 january to 19, i would have loved to rent the cabin again but it look like its all booked already frown emoticon

please let me know if there is any cancellation for those dates or if you have any suggestions for another

great place to rent.



Nov 2014
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Joshua Tree Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large 3/4 with full shower. No tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Large loft sleeps up to 8 with tons of personal room. A cool ladder with hand rail and trap door allows access to the loft sleeping area (children might need a helping hand the first few times up and down). The cabin offer both heating and AC with a Eur style wall mount unit which is more than enough to keep the cabin very comfortable. The property also offers easy RV parking with dump station and a tack shed which can be used for sleeping as well.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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***1 Mile from Joshua Tree Park, Climbers/Hikers Retreat!!!***
average rating of 4.826087 based on 24 reviews

Best place i ever rent!

  • 5 of 5

Rustic, laidback, perfectly located, full of love,life,joy! Thanks to the owners

for sharing this place.

Merci à la prochaine.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phil, I'm so happy you had a great trip. Sorry the cabin was rented again in Jan but we hope you come out and stay with us again!
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Charming, stunning views, everything you'll need for a fun weekend of hiking

  • 5 of 5

In the middle of a stunning landscape of desert and surrounding mountains, this cabin was very charming and the perfect retreat. It is fully functioning and had everything that we needed for a weekend of hiking, making fires, and having fun!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great little hideaway

  • 4 of 5

nice spot with all the necessities, simple and functional

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rosarito, BC, Mexico

Our family shared a wonderful Easter weekend camping out at this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic weekend at the cabin! 6 of us plus dogs...for stress free, low maintenance quality family time. The cabin is so close to the west entrance to JTNP and bonus *free entry weekend*. We hiked Ryan Mountain and drove to Keys View for sights over the Salton Sea and San Jacinto. The rocky hill near the cabin provided a nice scramble for my son and I on Easter mornIng. We BBQ'ed and had campfires in the pit 2 nights...3rd night was too gusty so we went to Pappy & Harriet's for food and fun! Great location and had everything we needed so we didn't have to pack much of our camping gear.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt Shasta

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin met all our needs! We loved the space, the full-size fridge, the barn doors, and the proximity to excellent hiking and climbing. Oh, and the flowers this year were incredible. We stayed for a week, and most nights it was calm enough to sit outside with a fire in the firepit. Our daughter is a master s'more maker :)

We had one day and night with fierce winds, but inside it was toasty warm. That night, we enjoyed good food and conversation. We were thinking how nice it might be to have a journal in the cabin, so that guests could share their thoughts, poems, or inspirations. Anyway, thanks for creating such a great space!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place near Joshua Tree, responsive and kind owner/property manager

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights, and this place was perfect for us. We're two professionals who like to backpack, but for this trip wanted a shower, a quiet retreat (not a campground), and a place to cook. Our primary objectives for our trip were to explore the park and do as much hiking as possible.

It's very close to the park entrance and also close to restaurants, grocery stores, gas, etc. We were surprised that we didn't need to go to restaurants during this trip. There is a full fridge and freezer, 4 hot plates, a charcoal grill, a toaster oven, a coffee maker, and several other tools/appliances for cooking. We had been worried about the lack of a full kitchen, but we were pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to prepare meals here.

The owner Shawn was responsive via e-mail, and the property manager Sarah was very accommodating when we had a special request. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joshua Tree Local Bars
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Joshua Tree
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Car: necessary

There are some great restaurants in the town of Joshua Tree 2 miles away as well and in the Yucca Valley which offers a much larger selection of food stores and is less than 8 miles away. The other fun place to visit is Pioneer Town which is about 15 miles from the cabin and of course Palm Springs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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