About Camp Ruffin' it Joshua Tree
Private comfy dog friendly camping property! Bring your friends and family to our unique piece of Joshua Tree land with vast beautiful views and phenomenal sunsets. A very short drive to everything local. Dog sitting can be available when you hike or go to dinner. Let the dogs run around while you sit back with a glass of wine enjoying the camp fire and sunset! 3 different sites available currently or rent the whole property.....types of sites: Rv site (dry), cleared tent sites and a tent sleeping platform, also the back corner of the property for those looking for the most privacy. Base camp Kitchen (shipping containers) is opened early with hot camp coffee on the stove. We typically host a camp happy hour around 4. The Camp Ruffin' camp fire goes until at least 10pm every evening, often later. Smores?
A small inverter available for the camp lights, speaker and charging things.
Additional add ons available:
Who needs a tent when you Glamping!? 1 Queen Bed in base camp available! Only $35 extra a night!
Camp breakfast $8, Camp or Pack Lunches $10, Custom Campfire side dinners $18. *Food Cost are close estimates and not exact until the meals are planned between you and The Camp Chef.
Rides to the national park, the World Famous Pappy and Harriet's, The Desert Hot Springs, Morongo Casino, Palm Springs and of course our local eateries. All depending on group size and timing.
Hiking or exploring? We can make pack lunches.
We also provide 1 bundle(4 to 5 pieces) of firewood for your bonfire per night....additional bundles available for only $5
Need us to provide any Cocktails?
Easy 5 min drive to Joshua Tree National Park and 5 minutes to JT village with local shopping, JT Saloon, Saturday Farmer's Market. Please ask any questions it's not a problem. We will try and respond quickly to all inquiries and questions. PLEASE NOTE: WE do Have some BEDDING options but you should bring your own sleeping bags, air mattress, blankets, pillows, flashlights, etc if possible to insure your comfort. Please check weather prior to arriving to insure your comfort Joshua tree is known for being windy. Firewood is for sale at Walmart 4 minute drive. Full showers are available at Coyote Corner, across from the visitor center. We love dogs but please let us know about all dogs ahead of time. Please pick up after your dogs if it's close to the club house. We are excited to host you and yours soon.
Yes the club house and entire property are available for private rental just email inquires. Roughly $400 a day.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 3
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 3PM
- Check out before: 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 8 months out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Camp Ruffin' it Joshua Tree
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We had such a blast in Camp Ruffin' it hanging with our hosts and his dogs for the day! His property is beautiful with stunning views of the desert valley below. Sunsets/Sunrise up here are stunning and stargazing in his comfy "orbital" sofa was awesome! Thanks for having us Hook, hope to return soon :)
WOW! I cannot say enough good things about this place. Don't miss out on the chance to camp here!
The best aspect of this trip that made it all come together were the wonderful hosts; Hook & Tonya! They were kind, hospitable and oh so sweet. Hook was very responsive from the beginning with some tips to help some of our first-time campers prepare for the experience. And Tonya is a world class campfire chef! (Worth every penny to pay for the meals :) especially the campfire caramel corn!!!!) You can tell they both really care about the place and want everyone to have a good time!
The campsite itself is flat and cleared while being very easy to pitch a tent. Flip flops worked just fine for us! Hook & Tonya make it even easier by offering a pop-up RV and extra 2-person tent. There's even a bedroom with a very comfy mattress. Also, there is no running water and no electricity - although they do have a generator you can hook up to your car (it may be small, but actually is fairly powerful!) While it was secluded from the touristy center of Joshua Tree, it was still very close to general stores (like Walmart). So in general, bring lots of water and be prepared to unplug while here :)
This is truly a dog-friendly place. We had a large group and ended up bringing 5 pups! They all had a great time :) Though be careful of chollas (little prickly plants). Otherwise, all the dogs had a nice time and got along well with Bourbon and Nook (the camp's own pups).
The heat was not a problem for us - though it was expected to be quite hot, the fans and shade of the containers were perfect, and the breeze was cool. We even brought some water balloons to ambush each other with! The pups were fine in the shade during the day and given ice water. It was perfectly cool at night for everyone :) Other than heat, be aware of the wind! It can get strong, but it's absolutely fine with sturdy stakes in the ground.
This is the perfect spot for any type of camper. Play horseshoes with Hook, start a campfire with Tonya, play around with Bourbon and Nook - whatever you do, you're guaranteed to have an incredible time. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience!
Ultimately, you simply can't miss out on Camp Ruffin' It!