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Recent Joshua Tree reviews

  • Oasis in the desert!

    "Rancho Loco is an amazing oasis in the desert! My family of three went with another family of four over a long weekend and had such a great time here. It’s not too far from Los Angeles where we live, just a little further than Palm Springs. First off, it’s located a few minutes north of the town of Joshua Tree. We brought a cooler of food, but if you need anything there's a Walmart and other grocery options about 13 mins away on the 62. There’s also some small shops and restaurants (Crossroads Cafe yum!), and the National Park entrance is right around the corner. (The National Park is definitely not to be missed if you visit—just bring lots of water!) Back to the Rancho Loco—The property is very large and very private as the nearest neighbor is far off in the distance. The main house has the kitchen (stove/oven, small microwave, regular sized fridge, coffeemaker, etc), and large open family room which includes dining area with a big table that would seat at least 10-12. The rest of the family room is quite a comfortable place to hang out and talk, play games, etc. There’s lots of windows and lots of light coming in, and you can enjoy the beautiful desert and and mountain views. There’s a main bedroom which we didn’t stay in but had two beds (a queen and a futon) and a bathroom. Across the side is the guest house, which looks like a converted small barn. There’s a loft with a queen bed, and downstairs a picnic table, living area and single sofa beds. There’s a door which takes you to the laundry room and bathroom. There’s a small refrigerator in there too. It must be said that both houses on the property are both utilitarian and neatly designed. You can tell the owners have put a lot of love into this place. Swamp coolers and fans did a fine cooling job in both houses in 100 degree heat. Everybody was very comfortable. In between the houses is the pool area. They have a salt water pool which is so refreshing. There’s a nice seating area under shade too, and you can put music on the stereo system in the main house and listen outside, which was a really nice touch. There’s also a grill you can use. Then you realize as you watch the sun setting behind the purple mountains, with a beer in the hand, friends and family on your side, that Rancho Loco is a special place, and you wish the weekend wouldn’t end."
    Guest: Brian Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 22, 2016
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  • Incredible bungalow in the middle of the desert

    "This bungalow is a must-stay. The whole place was renovated by artists using reclaimed materials found in the area. There are so many fantastic features - everywhere you look there's something great. Well stocked kitchen with facilities and the air condition and climate control is easy to use. The owners live in a nearby house and were very welcoming and accommodating. It's very remote, so I would recommend coming prepared with your own food etc, although there are markets nearby. It's a short drive (15 minutes) to the Joshua Tree park."
    Guest: Gabrielle W. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 5, 2016
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  • Amazing Location! We loved it!

    "Traveling with teens can be difficult at times ...but this property had something for us all! And I loved that our dogs could enjoy this piece of paradise too...Thanks Larry."
    Guest: Janet S. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 3, 2016
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  • Wonderful cottage for a couple or small family visiting Joshua Tree

    "Two of us and our 7yo son stayed three nights at this cottage and would definitely go back when visiting JTNP. David and Patty are great folks and great to rent form. They responded to all my emails and texts instantly. When we arrived they met us at the cottage and gave us a quick run down of the place. They are very good at respecting your privacy but also very responsive and attentive should you need assistance. The cottage itself is spotlessly clean and very well maintained -everything worked great. Supplies are well stocked. Both the bed and the sofa sleeper are very comfortable. The cottage is located on a quiet street 5 minutes form the west entrance station to JTNP and less than a mile form the visitors center and town."
    Guest: Fernan M. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 13, 2016
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