Make base camp in our fully equipped 1970 Aljo trailer under a large shade structure, just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and the amazing town of Joshua Tree. Trailer sleeps two, with space for two additional campers outside. Enjoy the comforts of indoor trailer living plus plenty of outdoor space for cooking, eating, sleeping and hanging out. Some basic

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Make base camp in our fully equipped 1970 Aljo trailer under a large shade structure, just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and the amazing town of Joshua Tree. Trailer sleeps two, with space for two additional campers outside. Enjoy the comforts of indoor trailer living plus plenty of outdoor space for cooking, eating, sleeping and hanging out. Some basic kitchenware provided. Bring your own sleeping bag/linens and towels. Many delicious local eating options available in Joshua Tree (5 minute drive), Twentynine Palms (20 min) or Yucca Valley (20 min).   Please note that we do not provide bedding or linens.  Please bring your own sleeping bags, pillow, blankets and towels.

Accommodation provided
Rv or trailer provided
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
Potable water available
Tap
No fires
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
Showers available
Cold water only
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at DE/TOUR Joshua Tree in California.

Desert

10 minute walk to the national park.

Places to see near Basecamp for Desert Exploration

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
2 miles way Explore
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
28 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
42 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
60 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
66 miles way Explore
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
82 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
93 miles way Explore
Saddleback Butte State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
96 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
97 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper May
May I.
recommends this listing.
February 5th, 2018

If you are looking to enjoy Joshua Tree National Park, but don't want to camp exposed in the elements or splurge on a pricey, trendy Airbnb, De/Tour Joshua Tree is a perfect option.

Doug was on-site to welcome us and checking in was a piece of cake. We had no trouble arriving in a non 4WD vehicle. The space has all the amenities you might need - running potable water, a toilet, fridge, a shower(!), peace and quiet. There's a grill for those to like to BBQ, but bring a camp stove if you want to do more cooking. There's cell service should you need it.

I slept like a baby inside the trailer. There's a portable heater as well as a small AC unit, though we didn't need either in winter. The trailer is humble, retro and cozy.

It's only 15 minutes door to door to the entrance of the National Park - it really couldn't be more convenient if you're looking for no frills lodging.

Savoring the moment - taking it all in. The cutest little dining nookThe grounds are made for meandering. It's delightful for those who like to stroll and explore the quiet.In addition to the trailer, there's a futon outside great for lounging or for hosting another camper.
Hipcamper Briene
Briene R.
recommends this listing.
October 20th, 2018

As soon as I arrived at the location and began to settle in, I knew one night would not be enough, so I easily arranged with Doug to stay a second night. I am surprised how safe and comfortable I felt sleeping and being there given that I was on my own. It’s private enough that you feel the space is yours, but the owners house is close enough for some solace if you are by yourself. The pictures don’t really relay just how peaceful and charming this little spot is. There is a bench/section in the back that was perfect for viewing the stars at night. Another perk, it’s about 8 minutes from Sams Market which has just about anything you’d need. I would definitely stay here again.

Tip: I brought a heated blanket and was very pleased with that decision because 1. It gets really cold at night and 2. There are convenient outlets at the foot of each bed :)

SunsetLittle treasures all over the propertyDriveway at sunriseFront of the trailer look out
Hipcamper Doug+Jillian
Response from Doug+Jillian, the Host, on October 29th, 2018

Hi Brie, the photos you took of our little getaway are amazing! Thank you so much for posting. We hope to see you again soon! Doug

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Hipcamper Bruno
Bruno S.
recommends this listing.
March 10th, 2018

Doug and his family are so kind and helpful!!
They’re place is amazing!!! Great location, breathtaking views of the landscape, a really tidy and cozy trailer.

Was one of the most wonderful experiences i’ve ever had, on a road trip!

Totally recommend Doug’s trailer! I really hope to come back soon!

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Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel S.
recommends this listing.
March 13th, 2018

DE/TOUR was a dream! The location is convenient and the accommodations are perfect, literally a stone's throw away from Joshua Tree National Park. Doug/Jillian were easy going and responsive. The location is relatively private, the 1970's vintage camper is outfitted with just about everything you could want or need with the exception of a stove. I'd also check in with Doug/Jillian about the hot water available in the shower before you go as it was acting up when we stayed. The enclosure that houses the camper offers multiple spaces to enjoy including a few hammocks that were dreamy for cat napping. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back from more desert oasis!

Hipcamper Mose
Mose L.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2018

What a great place!...not only is the set up just right - a sunlit vintage trailer with all the amenities you could wish for, a couple of hammocks swinging just under the roof so they're shaded from the sun and/or protected from the rain, a private area surrounded by weathered wooden walls to shield you from any winds (a great place to take a nap or read on the futon in this space). The Weber bbq was clean and ready to use, just right for grilling outdoors surrounded by the smells of the desert and the peaceful sounds of cooing of doves in the bird houses set above the weathered corrugated tin privacy fence cleverly blocking the view to the residence a ways down the hill. The views are sweepingly majestic, there's plenty of bouldering to do directly behind the trailer and the entrance to Joshua Tree is ridiculously close. This is the perfect spot to experience the desert if you're looking for peace, quiet, immersion in nature and a reprieve from life's hustle. Thank you to our generous and tuned-in hosts for providing this sanctuary of repose. Blessings, health and peace. Thank you!

Hipcamper Ray
Ray H.
recommends this listing.
March 17th, 2018

As advertised. Great host,s . I would stay there again.

Hipcamper Molly
Molly S.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2018

Cozy and quiet Hip Camp listing in short driving distance to Joshua Tree National Park

Hipcamper Jared
Jared L.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2018

Amazing place! The camper feels secluded enough so everything is quiet and you see all the stars at night and close enough to the road so it is easy to get to the park entrance or run to the store if you need anything.  Doug is a great host who is available if needed.   Would definitely stay again.

Lounge hard and cook out Longshadow at dusk
Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly C.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2018

The place was great! It was perfect for what we needed. It’s close to Joshua Tree National Park and a quick drive to stores. Doug was super friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again!

Property
Basecamp for Desert Exploration
State
California
$70/night
1 Site