Guesthouse near Joshua Tree National Park
We enjoyed our stay for a week. We did not use the fireplace nor the hot tub nor the exercise equipment, but I can see that they would be a bonus for many people. We did try the hammocks one day when the weather was nice. We liked the rather isolated location on a dirt road and well enough back from a busy highway. Very quiet at night. We spent two days in the park, but one could spend a lot more, especially if one took several hikes. We experienced the gamut of desert weather - sunny, warm, windy, rainy, cold, cloudy. It was especially cold at night, but the duvet and the fur throw kept us warm - plus 4 heaters which Mark supplied after the first night when the heating unit did not work. (The heating unit was replaced after we left & should be in working order now.) During the day, it was fine, but the temperature went down to upper 30s and low to mid 40s at night. Heaters kept us comfortable. The town of Joshua Tree does not have large supermarkets; for those one has to travel to Twentynine Palms or Yucca Valley. Yucca Valley is a larger town with good restaurants. Mark has a section in his binder of things to do and places to eat with personal reviews. A place we really enjoyed was Pioneertown, CA with a visit to Pappy & Harriet's restaurant. Besides the park, Pioneertown and Pappy & Harriet's were highlights of our stay. The guesthouse was fully furnished and had accumulated so many staples that we did not want for anything. If you are looking for a quiet getaway very near a national park, this place is for you.
Modern Guest House - Vintage Records, Hot Tub, 4+ Acres, Wifi, Cable, Views!