Hipcamp host Lori P.
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The spacious two bedroom 1940s Rock homesteader cabin on acreage has a great outdoor space for entertaining. Take in the expansive views in every direction from the porch swing, fire up the grill, and enjoy the starry skies as you gather around the fire pit. The cabin is one of the oldest structures in the area and is said to have been built before the existence of La Contenta

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The spacious two bedroom 1940s Rock homesteader cabin on acreage has a great outdoor space for entertaining. Take in the expansive views in every direction from the porch swing, fire up the grill, and enjoy the starry skies as you gather around the fire pit. The cabin is one of the oldest structures in the area and is said to have been built before the existence of La Contenta Road. We imagine that the rocks used, which are not native to the area, must have been transported across the desert landscape by Model T. Luckily, we've got roads now! The house sits at the corner of La Contenta and Covington Flats, a little-known "back" entrance to the national park, away from the crowds. Many artistic touches inside and out. This house is great for adventurous families and groups of friends. Plenty of parking.

Features:

  • 1100 square foot home.
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-sized bed, 1 full-sized bed. 2 long couches in the open format living room.
  • 1 bathroom with custom tile work.
  • Full-sized kitchen equipped with cookware and custom tile work.
  • Porch swing, grill, and a number of outdoor seating areas.
  • Stone fireplace, wood burning stove and evaporative cooler allow for comfortable temperatures year round.
  • Additional bunk house is located on the property with a double bed/twin bunk bed and couch. Great alternative to camping on the property if your party is larger than 6.
  • Free Wifi.
  • All linens and towels provided.
  • Pet-friendly, fenced yard.
Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 24 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, pump or well
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, wood burning fire...
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Lori a message!
  • 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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Joshua Tree Rock House in California.

Desert

Places to see near Thunderbird Lodge Retreat

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
5 miles way Explore
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
22 miles way Explore
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino National Forest
39 miles way Explore
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
57 miles way Explore
Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park
60 miles way Explore
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
79 miles way Explore
Cleveland National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
90 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
91 miles way Explore
Saddleback Butte State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
92 miles way Explore

The vibe at Joshua Tree Rock House

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Hipcamper Brie
Brie W.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2017

The rock has was adorable and cozy! After exploring the national park and the town of Joshua tree we settled in at the rock house for a quiet evening! Lori has everything you need. A great place to cook, relax, play games, and watch the sunset by a fire!

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Hipcamper Rafael
Rafael J.
recommends this listing.
November 5th, 2017

My friends and I stayed here for the weekend and had a great time! Awesome cabin with very cool decorations and a beautiful scenery surrounding it. Lori was responsive and helpful. Right near Joshua Tree as well, of course. I highly recommend it

Hipcamper Moussa
Moussa J.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2018

beautiful place with amazing 360 views. Lori is a great host and very accommodating.

Hipcamper Avril
Avril H.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2018

A group of 11 of us stayed at Rock House and it was awesome!! So close to the National Park, where we did the West Side Loop hike which was beautiful. The Rock House was perfect for what we needed. We brought some airbeds and made use of the sofas and outhouse. There was plenty of space for outside activities and the fire pit was great. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for having us Lori!!

Hipcamper Sharon
Sharon S.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2018

This place was amazing! Lori was a very responsive and accommodating host. It was a perfect place for quick getaway from the city. There was about 5 adults, 2 kids, and a small pup. Super spacious for everyone and we had a ton of fun. Would definitely recommend to a family or small group of friends to enjoy

Hipcamper Luke
Luke B.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2018

Rock House is a fun quaint place to stay with a great location nearby the Joshua Tree National Park. Lori was a wonderful host, super friendly, and very responsive. We especially loved the fire pit which is right beside a beautiful Joshua tree. The surrounding mountains are magnificent, vibe is positive, and sunsets are simply amazing!

Hipcamper Stephan R.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018
Hipcamper Jasmine N.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2018
Property
Thunderbird Lodge Retreat
State
California
$165/night
1 Site