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This secluded homesteader cabin, which rests on 22. 5 private acres adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, is the perfect spot to unplug and relax. Great patio with custom tilework and grill has a great view of the landscape at sunrise and sunset. Take it all in as you sip a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Lots of artistic touches inside and out. Walk out the door to private Continue reading...

This secluded homesteader cabin, which rests on 22.5 private acres adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, is the perfect spot to unplug and relax. Great patio with custom tilework and grill has a great view of the landscape at sunrise and sunset. Take it all in as you sip a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Lots of artistic touches inside and out. Walk out the door to private trails and Joshua’s Perch on your own personal mountain. Plenty of parking. Near the remote Covington Flats entrance to the park.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 14 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, wood burning stove
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
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%
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Heidi

My husband and I arrived to the Shell House and were immediately overwhelmed by the smell of soot in the house, so much so that we both had headaches within ten minutes. I emailed Lori to let her know that we could not stay there because of the strong smoke smell and asked if it was it was possible to receive a refund even though we understood it was a "super strict" policy.

Lori wrote back that we should not have booked a rustic cabin with a wood-fired stove if we are sensitive to smoke and said that she guessed we were "more comfortable going to a well lit building with a preset thermostat". This was our only communication with Lori and I was very taken aback at the snide remarks.

My husband and I both grew up with wood-fired stoves, fireplaces, and love to have campfires around. We are not sensitive to smoke. I even grew up in a quaint cabin the middle of nowhere, so I appreciate the rustic appeal. What we found in the house smelled more like a house fire and the remains of rancid soot.

Because of our experience in the Shell House and our experience with Lori, I do not recommend staying at this property or at a property Lori manages.

Property
Thunderbird Lodge Retreat
State
California
$138/night
1 Site