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Mojave Walden: Desert Cabin North of Joshua Tree, Stay Off the Beaten Path

#407371 · Vacation Rental in , CA,

1 Bedroom
4 guests
1 Full Bathroom
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Located in Landers, this homestead cabin sits on 5 acres with vistas for miles and miles. 25 min to the entrance gates of Joshua Tree National Park, 30 min through the breathtaking Pioneertown Mountains Preserve to Pappy & Harriet’s. Take in the sunrise from the porch - or stargaze at night. Whether you’re in town to explore or just be, rejuvenate your soul in the high desert's peace and tranquility. ~ Instagram ~> @MOJAVEWALDEN

About the Home:

Built in 1957, this homestead cabin sits on 5 acres and looks out to miles and miles of undeveloped land – vistas for miles.

There is one bedroom, living room, kitchen and full bathroom. The kitchen and porch face the east, where sunrises never cease to amaze - and at night, stargazing enchants. If you look to the southwest, you may see the snow-capped San Gorgonio Mountain, depending on the season. It is the high desert and the Mojave winds commonly blow – sometimes a gentle howl, other times window-rattling gusts.

The space is heated using a propane wall heater with thermostat and equipped with an evaporative cooler for the warmer months. Wireless internet is available. The kitchen is modestly outfitted: stove, refrigerator, silverware, spice cabinet, drink ware, utensils, BRITA, cook set, etc. Corkscrew for your wine and opener for your beer. Full tea & coffee amenities (regular and decaf) tea, hot cocoa, sugars, creamers. For the exploratory cook, the spice cabinet is fully stocked with Ayurvedic herbs and spices.

Perfect for three, but the cabin can fit up to 4 people who are family or best friends (one full, one loft bed, one futon single). Check with me if you want to accommodate more people on your own in sleeping bags.

There is a dining area and comfortable full sized bed in the bedroom. The space above the closet has been converted to a reading & napping nook. It easily converts to another sleeping area for one. The single futon in the living area is small and closer to a day bed in size and comfort.

No streetlights, pavements or noise, except for the occasional training of the marines in neighboring Twenty-Nine Palms, where the largest marine base in the country is located. If you hear something like angels bowling or see Tinkerbell flairs in northern vistas, do not be concerned. Sound reverberates in the vast desert!

It is easily accessed from two directions on maintained dirt roads. However, for ease of navigation, I highly recommend arriving before sunset or after sunrise.

The land is speckled with creosote bushes. And in the front, a few lone pines, eucalyptus, and Palos Verdes grow alongside agaves, a silver cholla cactus and a baby Joshua Tree. Along with the sunrise, the neighborhood mourning doves, a hawk, or black crows will often greet you ‘good morning.’ It is remote, and many desert critters (spiders, lizards, whip scorpions, snakes, etc.) also roam the land.

Each night of your stay, I donate $1 for each night you stay to the Mojave Desert Land Trust – dedicated to the protecting the living landscapes of the Mojave Desert.

Discover life at the cabin here and experience just a sliver of high desert paradise by scrolling @MojaveWalden on Instagram.

Getting around:

We are 10 minutes to the Integratron (and a little farther to Giant Rock), 25 minutes to the entrance gates of Joshua Tree National Park, 7 minutes to Goat Mountain, and 30 minutes through the breathtaking Pioneertown Mountains Preserve to Pioneertown and Pappy & Harriet’s.

Guest Interaction:

I am often in town, but never at the cabin when guests are in. I am always easily reached via phone, text or email. Your privacy is important to me, but if you have any questions about the space or area, I would be happy to answer them for you.

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House Rules

Check In Time: Flexible (Check With Owner)
Check Out Time:
Max occupancy: 4 guests

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Double
1 Bed


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
2 Nights Minimum
$138 CAD - - -
09/01/17 - 04/30/18
2 Nights Minimum
$120 CAD - - -
09/01/17 - 04/30/18
7 Nights Minimum
$117 CAD - - -
09/01/17 - 04/30/18
30 Nights Minimum
$78 CAD - - -
01/12/18 - 01/12/21
2 Nights Minimum
$120 CAD - - -
01/12/18 - 01/12/21
7 Nights Minimum
$117 CAD - - -



Internet Access


Air Conditioned


Dishes / Utensils
Small Appliances


Deck / Patio
Parking Available

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Availability last updated Feb 22, 2018
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