I can’t even begin to list all the amazing Airbnb rentals you can stay in while visiting Joshua Tree National Park. Vacationing in mid century and ranch style homes with boho gorgeous interiors is reason enough to make the trek. Did I mention the views? Imagine sitting in a hot tub and watching the sunset over the vast expanse of the desert while hanging out in the coolest outdoor living spaces you have ever seen. There are no shortage of incredible homes to rent for the day or week.
Where To Stay
Joshua Tree Luna Cabin is located just outside the town of Joshua tree. This desert oasis offers wide open views of Joshua Tree and the mountains.
Casita by The Joshua Tree House What makes this casita so special? The 900 plus acres of protected land that serve as a wildlife corridor to Joshua Tree National Park. You’ll see many kinds of birds, antelope squirrels, lizards, cottontail rabbits, jack rabbits and maybe even a desert tortoise or a coyote! Only a 12 minute drive into town.
We just love all of The Joshua Tree Airbnb’s. Perfect for boho decor lovers! If desert vibes is your thang, check out this book At Home in Joshua Tree: A Field Guide to Desert Living.
WHERE TO DRINK, DINE AND SHOP NEAR JTNPHabitat A home decor and furnishing shop embracing a bohemian chic desert aesthetic. Cowboy Attic The place to go for all of your rustic western wear. Mojave Moon Cafe A friendly café and dessert lounge offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Shopping & Dining
Shop on the Mesa The ultimate boho shoppers dream. The store is light and airy and sells everything from jewelry to leather and wood lounge chairs as well as the popular Tio Y Tia hats.
Moon Wind Trading Co. This local boutique features unique desert treasures and products that are made from natural, and organic ingredients.
Funky & Darn Near New A curated collection of vintage clothing.
The End A curated vintage & designer shop featuring unique clothing, jewelry, textiles, & art by local artist Time Buzzelli.
Hoof and Horn. An eclectic selection of men and women’s apparel, mixing western & bohemian styles.
Frontier Cafe, Gourmet salads and sandwiches. A kale lovers cafe.
Lo Copine Chic desert style meets thoughtfully created dishes at this stylish, fine dining hot spot. First come first serve. No reservations.
Cali Greens Cafe. This vibrant cafe serves the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for travelers heading into Joshua Tree National Park.
Shopping & Dining
The Station Set in an old garage, this shop is Instagram heaven. You can even rent out the place! Souvenirs such as T-Shirts, eclectic Gifts and vintage trinkets line the shelves. Sit outside and enjoy coffee, cool drinks & snacks.
Crossroads Cafe Serves diner food with a Southwestern twist. It’s open 7 am to 9 pm, so you can get your smoothie fix in the morning and your cocktail on at night. They also have free WiFI which, out in the wilderness, is a plus. Everyone agrees that their food is tasty.
The Natural Sisters Cafe For those who prefer plant-based, organic fare after a day of outdoor adventuring, Natural Sisters Cafe offers salads, sandwiches, and desserts made with seasonal ingredients.
Joshua Tree Saloon Hang out “in the yard,” with outside barbecue and cocktails. This is the happening place Friday and Saturdays. 7:30 am till late at night for live music, open mic and karaoke.
Pioneer Town is a bit of a jaunt from the park (30 mins) but we had to give it the attention it deserves. One, for the sheer weirdness of the place, and two, for the infamous Pappy & Harriets.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Pioneer General Store A great curated selection of vintage flannels, leathers, Levi jeans and work wear.
MazAmar Art Pottery Locally made pottery sold in a wooden western building.
Pappy & Harriett’s A biker bar famous for their live entertainment.
Integratron 26 min from Joshua Tree National Park entrance. “This historical structure is a uniquely resonant tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert.” I think that pretty much sums up why you have to visit this place.
A-Z West A-Z West is artwork located on over seventy acres in the California high desert next to Joshua Tree National Park. Since it’s inception A-Z West has functioned as an evolving testing grounds for living in “a place in which spaces, objects, and acts of living all intertwine into a single ongoing investigation into what it means to exist and participate in our culture today.” If you would like to visit, A-Z West hosts monthly tours as a fundraiser for High Desert Test Sites.
Krblin Jihn Kabin While exploring the desert, you can stop by the home of a fictional heretic. The Krblin Jihn Kabin is a faux-historic preserve where religious dissidents were exiled. It is complete with explanatory panels and plaques outlining the historic preserve.
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