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.
- 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%
The vibe at Joshua Tree Shell House
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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.