This place is a treasure
We just got back from our stay at Panorama Guest House. All of us (one grandma, two parents and two kids, ages 11 and 2) were very comfortable and happy with our stay. This house really suited our needs to have a cozy home base to retreat to in between stunning forays into the National Park. Everything was as advertised: comfy, warm beds, clean, toasty house (painted in lively, friendly, bold colors), big windows, great views of the rocks. The owner was exceedingly pleasant and accessible — she checked in with us to welcome us and make sure everything was OK — but not overbearing in any way. We would recommend this house without reservation to any of our friends or family, and we would be delighted to have the chance to stay there again. We would also recommend that guests bring a lot of their own food. The food choices available in Joshua Tree or Twentynine Palms restaurants can be very limited if you're not the kind of folks who enjoy eating in diner-like chains or fast food places. One note: another unhappy reviewer with toddler children mentioned broken glass scattered around the yeard. We did see some of that. It turns out, however, that much of it was safety glass which posed little threat to tender toesies. It also turns out that glass pieces are quite beautiful lying there in the fierce desert sun. We simply asked our children to wear their shoes outside (which we would have done anyhow) and we watched them while they played (which we also would have done anyhow), the watching made all the more pleasant by sitting in the glider out back on the porch.
A Perfect Desert Getaway! Walk into the park!