About Joshua Tree Mountain House
This cozy 1 bedroom cabin, at the end of the road, has stunning mountain views all around. No other properties are further up the road beyond the very private Mountain House. Creative touches inside and out. The back deck is the perfect spot to take in the sunrise and the sunset, with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Perfect for couples and small families. Easy access to Joshua Tree National Park and nearby trails. The house sits right on the park boundary near the remote Covington Flats entrance. Plenty of parking.
- 900 square foot home.
- 1 bedroom with queen-sized bed.
- 1 full-sized bed in the large living room.
- 1 bathroom with custom tile work.
- Full-sized kitchen equipped with cookware and custom tile work.
- Outdoor bar, bi-level deck, grill, and a number of seating areas.
- Wood burning stove and evaporative cooler allow for a comfortable temperature year round.
- Free Wifi.
- All linens & towels provided.
- Pet-friendly, fenced yard.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Cabins & Lodging
- Check in after: 3PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 40%
The vibe at Joshua Tree Mountain House
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This is a quirky house with a subtle theme of aliens and robots (through its sculptures and paintings). I was greeted by Lori (who is so sweet) when I arrived, and she was just finishing up this gigantic robot sculpture right out front. There was also a spacecraft crash landing sculpture on the other side.
The house is well-organized and decorated with vintage furniture, antique items, retro posters and paintings. I've never stayed at a house like this before. The living room is spacious with a large bed in the corner. There's a huge couch, two chairs, a wooden table with four seats (good for indoor dining). What caught my eye when I first walked in was the organ (which works) and harp in the corner. There's also another private bedroom with a desk, books. You can easily fit 6 people in this house. There's 1 full bathroom. There's also an AC which was nice since I visited in mid-September and it was kind of hot. The whole house uses a septic tank.
On the dining table is her manual (make sure to read it) which had a full disclosure about critters coming inside the house if doors are left open. Of course, I ended up not reading this manual until later at night. When I was about to sleep (I chose the living room), I saw something crawl on the wall then into the fireplace. It was a kangaroo rat, which is protected in this area. I told Lori later on and she told me that they set up traps and release them back into the wild. She's very open so if you're concerned about something, she's easily accessible. Anyway, this is what to be expected when you stay near/in the wilderness so I wasn't that surprised. Also-- I left a slice of pizza out in the open on the kitchen counter and left it there for a few minutes. When I came back, ants took over. It wasn't a big deal but seal your food if you're going to leave it without supervision. I had snacks and brownies and cookies in ziploc bags on the same counter but they were fine. :)
I loove how spacious the backyard is! There are 2 tables you can hang out and there's a firepit with a few more chairs. There are lots of hidden "treasures" to discover -- it was pretty fun always finding something, whether it was a chair or an old bathtub. The sunset out here is BEAUTIFUL. So is the nightsky!
This whole place is fun and perfect for the curious-minded who want some quiet.
Eclectic, cozy, fun house that has a huge open “backyard” area (an acre or two) with no one else around yet at the edge it’s fenced in. Has a separate, fenced in front yard so the doggies can chill. Open living room with comfy couches and a bed, plus a separate bedroom. Has all the utensils you could need. Entrance to the west entrance of Joshua Tree is about 15/20 min away and a closer entrance about 10 min. Great spot!!