About Lovelight Tent Camping
Bring your own tent and set up anywhere around the property. You'll have access to outdoor bath and kitchen facilities, as well as a shared fire ring.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 5
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Lovelight Tent Camping
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What a unique getaway! I wasn't quite sure what to expect from my first Hipcamp experience but was pleasantly surprised! The property owners are very laid-back and greeted us when we arrived. They have 3 friendly dogs who ran and chased balls with our 2 dogs for our entire stay. There is so much to explore on the property that just walking around it kept us busy. Be sure to bring your swimsuit to take a dip in their small above-ground pool and a blanket to enjoy the beautiful night sky atop the deck. Running water, a shower, swing-set, and a small outdoor food prep area with sink were a nice change from the traditional campsite. We pitched our tent under the shade of an old tree in the Buddha Lounge outdoor area, which was perfect to shield us from the hot desert sun. Another group set up their tent near the palapa, an underground hut, and enjoyed their evening under the stars. The charm is indescribable, but if you're looking for a unique camping experience come with an open mind and you'll enjoy this little gem.
Super nice place and hosts. You can camp anywhere and use everything, we even made a barbecue and watched the stars on a bed on the rooftop. Little negative point: there is no curtain to the outside shower so no one is using it, and everyone is doing a little wash using the sink of the bathroom instead. It makes a line at the bathroom in the morning because of that and that's a pity cause the shower looked actually nice!
Wow. Lovelight is beautiful! It's completely remote, completely unique, and entirely amazing! Julie was such a great host, and recommended a beautiful hike and a killer mexican restaurant. Her animals are so sweet, Winkle the turtle came out to greet us and Boojay-mae was our guard dog up on the sky bed. If you're out for a unique experience and don't mind the isolation, lovelight camping is an awesome option!!
Julie was a very nice, accommodating host. This area has small structures turned into viewing decks and guest houses. We didnt see the dome with the hammocks on site but we were greeted by their friendly dogs and were also able to see the 12 year old tortoise. Acceptable alternative to camping near the state parks, if the state park camping sites are unavailable. It was nice waking up and being surrounded by the mountains.
This camp is EPIC to say the least! All the amenities you need as a camper..clean bathroom, reverse osmosis water, outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower and bathtub with multiple chill spaces! This is a special, beautiful land with different little nooks and crannies to explore. Plus, there is a CLEAN cool pool to jump into and get refreshed after a hike and play in the desert. And saving the best for last, the hosts Julie and Mikey are so helpful and hospitable. They are the true gem of Lovelight representing those two words combined to their fullest! They pour their hearts and souls to providing a great camping experience. Thank you thank you for our first hipcamp experience to be so AMAZING!
Julie and Mikey run a great spot for groups to camp at. They warmly welcomed us to their property and everyone staying there was very friendly. We'd recommend this as an affordable place to stay for weekend travelers or people staying for several weeks - there is plenty to do in the area. We'll likely be back!
Absolutely loved Julie and her friends! Place was great, she was extremely kind, and I'd definitely go back. She gave us an awesome recommendation for a day trip and we had a blast! I even forgot some stuff there and she was kind enough to mail them back to me this week. Good people, great dogs, fun adventure! Thanks Julie!
Very neat property with lots of fun nooks. There is a kitchen set up under the shade, refrigerator, clean bathroom with soap, outside cold shower, and pool. Everybody living/working there is super nice and friendly and ready to help. Very lovely and welcoming people and cute dogs. My one complaint is super loud parties somewhere next door (sound carries far in the desert) that went into the wee hours of the night for the weekend I was there; given that you can't sleep in when it's 85F at 7am, this was a problem for me. So this is probably not a place if you are looking for a quiet peaceful evening, although perhaps it was just my luck for those two days.
We had a great stay over Memorial Day weekend! The first night we stayed was extra windy so Julie was super nice and offered to let us sleep under the "hut" since it was empty...even though we had only booked a tent site. It helped ALOT at keeping the wind off! The uniqueness of this property is definitely something to remember and was a great experience. The pool was very refreshing after a long day of hiking/climbing in Joshua tree. And stting under the stars is a real treat at night!!
Lovelight was such a great experience. Julie and the other hosts on the property were so accommodating and really welcomed us into their beautiful home. They've created such a creative, fluid, and inviting space that made for the perfect getaway. It gets quite hot in the desert, but the property had lots of misters and even a great pool. The pool was so clutch and kept us entertained and cool all day. We loved the outdoor kitchen with a running sink, and there was even a refrigerator to keep our beverages and food cold. I've read a couple concerns about the outdoor shower being too exposed, but it looks like the owners really took that into consideration and made improvements. They added a leaning wooden shutter door, a curtain, and a burlap sheet. It does the job and still preserves to the laid back aesthetic of the property. We showered with comfort and privacy! The glorified outhouse was immaculate and clean. It had a solar powered lamp inside, running water sink, a flush toilet, and Asian-inspired decor. The property is eccentric and vibrant just like our hosts -- full of neat nooks to explore, very happy dogs that are great company, and plenty of places you can pitch a tent.
We had a great time at the ranch! Very easy to find and convenient to grocery stores if needed. Julie and Miley were gracious host! They showed us around the whole property, lots of shady areas to set up camp if you're trying to beat the summer heat. Best part?? The swimming pool! Definitely a great perk! They also have very friend dogs on the property and a tortoise! I would definitely book them again! Thank you for a great time! :)
The Lovelight Ranch was a perfect place to stay. My group of friends and I came from Los Angeles to watch a meteor shower. When we arrived Mikey and Julie were so welcoming. Mikey helped us a pick a shady spot to pitch our tent. As far as facilities go- there's a little outdoor kitchen area, an outdoor shower, a pretty decent bathroom, and an above ground pool. It was over 100 degrees so needless to say we spent most of the afternoon in the pool! The property also comes with a host of dogs and two tortoises. All of the animals were so friendly. Watch out for Deus, he will want you to throw the ball on an endless loop. Over all we had a great time staying at Mikey and Julie's place. Will definitely visit again.
We had a great time and the accommodations were great. They mentioned that there was a mattress to sleep on top of a wooden structure (we brought tents and sleeping bags so we were good), and we noticed there was a bug on the mattress that looked like a bed bug. It's a mattress in the middle of the desert so this is not the most scandalous thing but something to keep in mind. Everything else was as expected and they were incredibly hospitable.
Me and some friends came for my boyfriend's birthday and had the best time. Julie and Mikey were very accommodating and awesome. They had a filtered water but I would recommend bringing your own large water jug to put in their fridge since it is so hot. We were in the pool practically the whole day and loved playing fetch with (all five!) of the dogs on the grounds. We had a magical time looking at the stars and definitely will come back if we can.
Super nice place! Julie was really helpful as well as everyone else.
You have multiple options to sleep – including a bed under the sky(might get a little chilly though). There is an outdoor kitchen, awesome shower, a pool and lots of other stuff.
Would definitely visit again!
Julie and Mikey were such great hosts, so accommodating and friendly! They answered all our questions and more, gave us great advice on hiking nearby and shared stories from time spent in and around joshua tree!
Beautiful place to spend a few nights under the stars, waking up to an epic sunrise with friends was a moment I will never forget!