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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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  • Tranquil, fun

    "Love this place. Second time here. Great place to get away, be in the open desert and feel cozy , like home. It's got all you need, really charming."
    Guest: kimberly o. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 30, 2016
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  • The Adobe House Provides Great Location and Amenities to Relax and Enjoy the Desert

    "Great setting in the JT Highlands. Minutes from the Park Entrance and other attractions. Amenities are accurate. The outdoor bathtub is heaven. Some improvements would help. The Good: - Best view in the JT Highlands! The queen room side gets the sunrises, the king room side gets the sunsets - The king bed is firm, the queen bed is firmer - we tried both and had good sleep. Pillows are soft and fresh linens - The front door sitting area provided a great spot to view the city lights and stars at the same time - Houses in proximity (~100 yards) but still felt secluded, - Great array of wildlife visible from the house (coyotes, quails, rabbits...) - Kitchen is stocked and offers great space and equipment for preparing meals, fridge makes great ice - The outdoor bathtub is heaven, this helped us cool off tremendously, along with the constant breeze - The bathroom has a great big tub and sink, towels were fresh and soft, water pressure and temps were good - Windows and glass surround the house, great for views of the vast desert The Not-So-Good (reasons for the 4 stars): - The weather was peaking upper 90's to 100's. The swamp cooler and ceiling fans tried their best, but the house only got cooled to about 85's even at night. Perhaps providing electric fans in the bedrooms can help especially during summer. - The kitchen didn't have a microwave so we just used the toaster oven to reheat foods - The winds do pick up at night, the king room screen door is loose and it does keep banging against the door and frame, making it a little difficult to sleep. - The Wifi is only about a 2Mbps speed (may not be enough for Netflix, etc..), but we didn't mind too much - The hammock and reclining outdoor chair on the pictures were not present on our visit - perhaps they broke? Other Notes: - The JT Highlands roads are not paved. A standard car/truck/suv will do fine, but sports or lowered vehicles will have difficulty. - With AT&T we got about 1-2 bars inside the house - PioneerTown and the Giant Rock in Landers were nearby and are great attractions. Due to perhaps the hot weather, we were alone at these sites - kind of eerie but a great experience at the same time. - We didn't get to try any due to timing, but Jeff provided a great list of eateries and attractions, will definitely try them on our next visit. The Adobe House provided what we were looking for - a relaxing weekend with a little adventure on the side. Will definitely be back. Thanks Jeff!"
    Guest: GINNO C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 2, 2016
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  • Beautiful natural surroundings with all the luxury of a hotel and more

    "The accommodations perfect, and Max and Robin keep a very warm and welcoming environment for all living things. The quiet, peaceful and natural surroundings allow a full recuperation from the hustle and bustle of the city. My second time back and I will be back again! Lisa"
    Guest: Lisa R. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 17, 2016
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