The 9 Most Unique Joshua Tree Airbnbs for Nature Lovers

Dreamy desert cabins, pueblo-style casas, and geodesic domes amid the iconic California desert

The 9 Most Unique Joshua Tree Airbnbs for Nature Lovers

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Breanna Wilson

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Traveling during such times increases the risk of inadvertently introducing the virus to remote communities ill-situated to handle such a thing. It already happened in Moab. So, please, use your noggin and book your visit for months from now. And if you do travel, stock up on supplies and fuel in your hometown first, wash your damn hands, and practice social distancing with locals.

Things are getting weird out there. Which, you know, because there’s no escaping the news right now. (Unless you’re Jerod Leto, bless him.)

So, while folks everywhere continue to stock up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer, let’s imagine a world where we disconnect from it all and get as far away from the crowds as possible. That’s exactly where these nine cabins, pueblo-style casas, and geodomes in and around Joshua Tree, California come in.

Join us in a daydream of riding out this wave of panic and aisle-clearing hoarding off-grid, incommunicado style at any of these properties. Then book your visit for a few months from now, once things clear up.

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Casa Mami Pioneertown

Location: Pioneertown

Vibe: Real Life Rothko

Sitting on five acres of property, with simple, yet well thought through details that are hard not to love–hello, out-swinging French doors, Moooi Cloud Sofa by Marcel Wanders, outdoor shower and mid-century Malm wood burning fireplace–Casa Mami is just the place we could use in our lives right now. The property owners specifically warn that there’s no cell phone service at the house, which normally might deter some, but right now, might be just the ticket.

Rate: $190/night

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Hawk & Mesa

Location: Yucca Valley

Vibe: Secluded Solace

Sitting on an impressive 120 acres, Hawk & Mesa is the place for seclusion. Spend your days hiking through the nearby canyons and your nights stargazing from the comfort of your cowboy tub, sweating out all the negative energy you’ve been carrying with you over these last few weeks. Not only will your body thank you for this much needed break from the real world, your mind will too.

Rate: $328/night

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Mojave Mesa

Location: Yucca Valley

Vibe: Treat Yo Self Isolation

While we’re big fans of the architecture at Mojave Mesa, the selling point on this affordable little rental is the amenities that can be delivered (quite literally) to your doorstep. From farm fresh eggs to private yoga sessions, a morning visit from a masseuse or a late afternoon hand-poke tattoo—there’s pretty much no better place to stay relaxed and disconnected than from this high desert haven.

Rate: $90/night

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The Shack Attack

Location: Joshua Tree

Vibe: California Southwest Minimalism

With natural wood and all the right black and white vibes, there’s just something special about this property you can’t deny. Soak in the outdoor tub, which you can fill with hot or cold water, or make a homecooked meal and enjoy it out on the covered patio–either way, the California desert vibrations will surely have you relaxed and reenergized in no time.

Rate: $152/night

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Dome in the Desert

Location: Joshua Tree

Vibe: Life on Mars

Dome in the Desert feels like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie, and we’re very much into it. Whether you need to realign your chakras under the desert sky with the dome as your beacon for posi energy, or you just want to feel like you’re on a planet where life is simpler, this other worldly retreat is just the place to do that.

Rate: $170/night

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Off-Grid itHouse

Location: Pioneertown

Vibe: Off-Grid Goals

Raw, remote, and relaxing, the itHouse makes going 100% off-grid look like pure smarthouse goals. Powered by solar panels that handle everything from electricity to hot water, the house is completely self-sufficient. Green living is easy here. And there’s no television on the premises—only satellite Wi-Fi—but with floor to ceiling windows, the views are the entertainment here.

Rate: $450/night

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Folly Off-Grid Stargazing Cabin

Location: Twentynine Palms

Vibe: Adult Camp Sleepover

Tiny living has never looked quite so appealing–these modern, minimal steel structures might not look comfortable, but trust us when we say that they are. Chose to sleep under the stars in the open bedroom or opt to sleep indoors in the second bedroom loft, there are plenty of places to make yourself right at home in these tiny off-grid cabins.

Rate: $250/night

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Hawkeye Geodesic Dome

Location: Yucca Valley

Vibe: Unplugged Magic

This geodesic dome is off-grid living at its coolest. With 112 acres to call your own personal playground, exploring the property by foot, making your way through the Joshua trees and yucca plants that dot the property, is one of the best parts about staying at this vibey dome. Sitting seven minutes from the main highway, you’ll feel far enough away from everything to relax, but close enough to head into town if you run short on supplies.

Rate: $200/night

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Rock Reach House

Location: Twentynine Palms

Vibe: Desert Dreamz, with a Z

Built into the boulders, among the ancient juniper, pinón, and desert oak trees, the Rock Reach House is a Field Mag favorite for a reason. Sitting 4,000 feet above sea level in the Mojave, the house is 1,000 square feet of pure desert-dwelling delight. With a wood-burning fireplace, Jacuzzi and cowboy tub, an electric car charging port, and with pets allowed, this hideaway is everything we’ve ever wanted during our escape to the desert.

Rate: $432/night

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Cielito Lindo Retreat

Location: Joshua Tree

Vibe: Spring Break Desert Style

Please let us know if you stay here. Also please feel free to send an invite. With a $2,000/night price tag, the more the merrier, right? Best for large groups or events, this recently remodeled homesteader cabin is equipped with 4 sleeping quarters, a state of the art kitchen, mid-century modern decor, an outdoor shower and a hottub/deck combo overlooking the local conservation area. Book this spot far, far in advance for a post-quarantine reunion with all your buddies because who wouldn't want to celebrate here?

Rate: $2,170/night

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Published 03-24-2020

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