Charming, Comfortable, Well-Appointed, Spotless Home, and Gracious Hosts Too
We confidently recommend Mid-Century Desert Escape for your high desert getaway or as your base for hiking and rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. The home and grounds are peaceful, lovely and very conveniently located. The architecture is pure 1950's desert style, as are the eclectic furnishings. All the mod cons - high speed WiFi, great entertainment center, efficient and well-equipped kitchen - are provided, and every wall is covered with interesting art. The living room has a fireplace and wall heater to take the chill off in winter, and for summer relaxing, mature trees shade pleasant patios. There's one bedroom, off the living room, next to the bath, and there's a sleeping nook in the enclosed porch, off the living room on the opposite side from the bedroom. The owners are genial, accommodating, generous, informative and helpful, providing clear, easy-to-follow directions and things-to-do suggestions and how-to instructions for the home appliances and equipment. If you travel to Twentynine Palms via Route 10 to Route 62, do your grocery shopping at the Von's in Yucca Valley. Stater Brothers stores are far less well-stocked, and sad to say, the Stater Brothers store in Twentynine Palms is truly depressing. There is a new Rite Aid in Twentynine Palms, which also boasts every fast food eatery in the known universe. The one recommended restaurant is Bistro 29, though what's advertised as a "gastro pub" is opening in late 2016 or early 2017. Joshua Tree National Park is renown for rock climbing and bouldering, and the long trails are desert wonderlands for hikers. Be aware that on holiday weekends, the park is chock-a-block with tourists and RV campers who crowd the highways and parking areas near the touristy hot spots such as Skull Rock, Jumbo Rocks, Keys View, Indian Cove, etc. Joshua Tree has always had very poor park management, unfortunately. The poor management is demonstrated, for one example, by the vehicular wait times to enter or exit the park at peak hours, which wait times can exceed an hour or two. Plan ahead! And speaking of planning, we're already planning our next sojourn in the appropriately named, delightful, welcoming Mid-Century Desert Escape.

November 2016
Midcentury Desert Escape
Midcentury Desert Escape
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