Sleep in our "rustic bohemian" cabin (unfurnished)with solar electricity, cozy patio, windows. Enjoy the fire pit, table, forever views. Excellent cell reception, solar powered plugs, potable wash up sink and water spigot, PLUS shared bathroom with flush toilet and wash up sink. Easy drive to Joshua Tree National Park and 3 minutes to JT village with local shopping, JT Saloon,

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Sleep in our "rustic bohemian" cabin (unfurnished) with solar electricity, cozy patio, windows. Enjoy the fire pit, table, forever views. Excellent cell reception, solar powered plugs, potable wash up sink and water spigot, PLUS shared bathroom with flush toilet and wash up sink. Easy drive to Joshua Tree National Park and 3 minutes to JT village with local shopping, JT Saloon, Saturday Farmer's Market. We have another cabin camp site at the JT Bom - The Porte Cochere - just as fabulous!! - on the opposite side of the property. We respond quickly to inquiries and questions.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT PROVIDE BEDDING - so bring your own sleeping bags, air mattress/pads, blankets, pillows, flashlights, etc. Make it your own cozy space. Please check weather and dress appropriately.  

Campers MUST arrange to meet us in front of the JT Saloon at 61835 29 Palms Hwy (Hwy 62) and Park Bl. in Joshua Tree, and we will lead them to the camp site.

Sorry, no large parties or events allowed. It's simply a matter of impact, noise, treading lightly, only one toilet, etc... This is private property and you are on it by permission. We want to keep your desert camping experience authentic.

We do not allow RV's. While dogs are allowed, we must know about it ahead of time, and be aware that there is another camp site on the other side of the main building that may be occupied, and may not like wandering pooches. Also note that the property is not fenced and the main highway is close by. Your dog must be well trained not to run off. Please pick up after your dog. Thank you!

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap
Fires allowed
Fire ring, fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Cold water only
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
Desert
Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

Places to see near The Joshua Tree Bom

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
27 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
43 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
61 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
66 miles way Explore
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
83 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
94 miles way Explore
Saddleback Butte State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
96 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
98 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily T.
recommends this listing.
December 14th, 2016

The Pensione at JT Bom is such a treat! First off, Cheryl and Jimbo are great hosts. A few days before our trip Cheryl and I touched base and she offered us so many great tips and made us feel super comfortable. They even met us the day of our arrival to help us get settled in and show us around.

The site has everything you need for desert camping. We felt off-the-grid but took comfort knowing we were just a short drive away from town so if we needed anything in a pinch it was easy to pop in and out of camp. It was also comforting to have some running water and a port-o-potty, and while when we camp we try to stay off our phones, there are electrical plugs throughout the game property where we could plug in our little speaker or blow up our air mattress.

We camped in mid-december and were lucky that we had some warmer weather during the day. The temperatures can dip down to the 30°s at night but the little cabin structure on site kept us warm and cozy.

There is also a great fire pit with a detachable grill - perfecting for grilling up burgers and roasting marshmallows!

The sunset views are amazing here - and even on a night where the moon was fairly full and bright, we could see millions of stars. It was beautiful!

The surrounding town is great too. If you're looking for local entertainment you can pop into the Joshua Tree Saloon or make the trip out to Pioneer Town. If you're not in the mood to make breakfast onsite you can head out to Frontier Cafe for some yummy cold brew coffee and breakfast sandwiches! There are also some great little antique and vintage shops along the strip that are great places to pick up a souvenir.

While our trip was short lived - we had such a fabulous time and will definitely be back again soon! Thank you Cheryl & Jimbo!

The Pensione site has a small cabin that is perfect for sleeping in on chillier windy nights. As if it wasn't magical enough here during the daytime, once the sun starts to set the scenery becomes even more special. The Pensione campsite is equipped with picnic table, fire ring, running potable water (outdoor shower and sink!) and plenty of space if you prefer to set up a tent as well. Plenty of space to set up for dinner and dessert!
Hipcamper Noelle
Noelle L.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2017

Great spot near the park! Cool property and friendly hosts. We really enjoyed our stay. One thing to note: photos show a bed in the cabin, but there isn't one so make sure to bring your sleeping pads/air mattress, blankets, pillows, etc.

Hipcamper Myra
Myra A.
recommends this listing.
November 22nd, 2016

The PENSIONE was fantastic! I brought my friend visting from Seattle out for a little adventure. After a motorcycle ride from LA to Joshua Tree, the accommodations were perfect- solar energy to charge your phones, a fire pit to get cozy and grill, a picnic table for a game of cards, and a comfy roof over your head to shield you from the desert chills. The grounds have a cool vibe with great art and cool vibes. Even the sign to the outhouse has character!

The location is a close drive to the town of Joshua Tree for breakfast, dinner and fun bars, but is far enough out to feel completely in nature. There is a multitude of shops to pick up supplies for your hipcamp campout and the park is close for hiking and exploring.

Jimbo and Cheryl are also great hosts. They were friendly and welcoming. They had great advice on local places for food, drinks, music and art. I will definitely be back in the future and will bring a crew for the adventure!

Hipcamper Natasha
Natasha B.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2016

This was a great campsite and Jimbo and Cheryl were great hosts. We were glad to have the little shelter because it can get super windy in Joshua Tree. Would definitely stay here again!

The camp. The little shelter. Inside the little shelter. It was clean and warm with lots of windows. Sink under the water tower. There is also a shower head above here from outdoor showers.
Hipcamper Unmesh
Unmesh K.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2017

I really enjoyed The Desert Pensione. The room was helpful in keeping the wind out. Fire pit worked great. Bathroom was close by. Loved the lights. Best of all you don't really have to share it with anyone (there is one other campsite but it is on the other side of a building and you can't see it from here). And of course it is only a 20 min drive to get into the park (5 min to the visitor center). Cheryl and Jimbo are great hosts.

Hipcamper Alli
Alli C.
recommends this listing.
January 12th, 2017

We loved our stay at The Desert Pensione. Before our visit, Cheryl emailed giving us detailed driving instructions that were very helpful. Jimbo met us and gave a tour of the property. We can't wait to visit again once the two bedroom house (located close to the Pensione) is completed!

No detail is spared in the design of this unique place. A solar panel powers string lights and outlets for charging. We love this feature, there are always have camera batteries that need to be charged! Another unique feature of this site is the water tower, providing fresh water for cleaning dishes and freshening up. There's even an outdoor shower! The Pensione structure is a great retreat from the desert winds. The weekend we stayed here it was clear enough to see all the way to the snow-capped mountains of Big Bear!

The Desert Pensione is situated close to the 29 Palms Hwy, meaning you're only three minutes away from downtown Joshua Tree. We loved eating at The Natural Sisters Cafe and getting fresh dates from the local Farmers Market, what a treat!

Can't wait to return to this site! Those hills in the background are Joshua Tree National Park. Truly a magical place. Incredible location for star gazing!
Hipcamper Sey
Sey P.
recommends this listing.
February 6th, 2017

Cheryl met us a couple miles away from the site so she could kindly lead us there since it's on an unmarked road. She gave us a tour and made us feel very welcome. The place itself is a treasure that is a work in progress. Our stay at the Pensione was too short - it was so magical and we had everything we needed, we wish we could've had more time. The backdrop is otherworldly, and you feel like you're in your own little world, especially at night under the stars in front of the fire. We had so much fun and were able to make great memories. Definitely coming back! Thank you Cheryl & Jimbo!

Hipcamper Jenna
Jenna C.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2017

We loved the Desert Pensione! Jimbo was very helpful and met us in town to show us how to get to the hipcamp site. We were very close to the town and close to the park. Grocery stores were fairly close, there were some spots in town for food and some little shops. The cabin was perfect for our needs — we brought our sleeping bags and sleeping pads. We also brought a tent in addition, and some of us slept outside. The one thing that was a bit of a bummer was the proximity to the road; this could be seen as a positive or negative depending on whether you want to be able to skip into town easily, or whether you want solitude. Overall, our stay was great! Thank you!

Hipcamper Alejandra
Alejandra A.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2017

Cheryl and Jimbo were great hosts! My boyfriend and I had a great time at Pensione, I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Joshua Tree. The camp also has wonderful amenities; running water, electricity, and a newly installed flushing toilet! Overall, it was a great experience!

Property
The Joshua Tree Bom
State
California
$75/night
1 Site