Hipcamp host Mikey R.,
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The “ Desert Isle”is a sub terrainian private camping structure/windbreak in a far corner wth a palm frond roof, chill areas and sleeping spots for 6 folks and it's own fire ring. Feel free to set up a tent next to it as well or camp a group here utilizing the fun unique structure as a hub and gathering spot . Extra camper fees apply here after minimum and up to 3 cars near


The “ Desert Isle”is a sub terrainian private camping structure/windbreak in a far corner wth a palm frond roof, chill areas and sleeping spots for 6 folks and it's own fire ring. Feel free to set up a tent next to it as well or camp a group here utilizing the fun unique structure as a hub and gathering spot . Extra camper fees apply here after minimum and up to 3 cars near the site .

Lovelight Ranch is our 5-acre hippie paradise, centrally located in the Coachella Valley. We are near the amazing 1000 Palms Oasis and Coachella Valley Preserve for great day hikes and wildlife viewing, and also near the splendors of Joshua Tree and the high desert. We are within a half hours drive of Palm Springs, recently voted the hippest mid-sized city in the country and Coachella, home of the Coachella and StageCoach Festivals. We are also very near Sam's Hot Water Spa, a chemical free hot springs soaking experience which is the perfect ending to a day of hiking, climbing or just sight-seeing.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Mikey a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper Yuval

Great pet-friendly camping

Yuval H.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2022

We enjoyed very much staying at Desert Isle in Mikey's land. Mikey and his wife were very friendly and helpful, the desert isle and the farm are great, and the local dogs are very cute (our dogs enjoyed playing with them).

Hipcamper Olga
Olga T.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2022

Amazing funky location, awesome friendly hosts. Can’t wait to come back and bring friends!

Hipcamper Chelsey

Desert oasis in the desert

Chelsey D.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2022

This place is a absolutely amazing and I would high recommend. The location was east to drive to, beautiful, secluded, but also close enough to enjoy a morning in Palm Springs or a full day at Joshua Tree. The hosts were helpful, kind, welcoming, and very accommodating.

From stars, pool, spacious area, common cooking areas (pizza oven and fridge :)), to a little dog pool, and amazing art, this place was definitely a desert oasis.

Beautiful Location, kind and welcoming host, adorable friendly dogs, dog friendly (I brought my two dogs) and secluded enough to have privacy but enough community area for it to feel welcoming- I loved this place and hope to come visit very soon :))

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Hipcamper Jasmine

A favorite in the coachella valley

Jasmine L.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2022

I truly love coming here to relax and visit with the folks here at Lovelight Ranch. I get lost looking at all of the art and enjoy the vibes and cozy spaces all over the property. I feel safe in this fenced off location, and even safer with the pups.

The hosts are very nice and extremely welcoming. I love chatting with them, and the dogs are all so sweet and amazing. I will definitely be back when I’m next in the area.

Hipcamper Franklin
Franklin E.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2022

We had an incredible time at Mikey's place. Mikey and his wife have added so many thoughtful touches — from the palm frond shelter to the outdoor kitchen to the many gathering spots they've set up for campers. We especially loved the sunrise from the campsite and all of the friendly dogs!

Hipcamper Leah
Leah S.
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2022

Not only was our space extra comfortable but had a stargazing area as well. Mikey is a fantastic host and we can’t wait to come back. If you go be sure to spend some time in the gallery and viewing the many art installations 💚

Hipcamper Dakota
Dakota M.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2022

Thank you so much Mikey and his partner for such a wonderful stay! They were truly kind, compassionate hosts! I could not have imagined a better way to spend my birthday. We are already planning another trip back! :)

Hipcamper Pipo

Love lovelight ranch

Pipo F.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

Great atmosphere. Awesome space. Good vibes. Nice bed, shower, bathroom and kitchen.

Hipcamper Stella

We'll be back!

Stella C.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2022

We loved the Desert Isle shelter. We spent two nights there during a full moon, the skies were spectacular. Friendly, affectionate dogs were a bonus. Sitting by our fire under a full moon and stars, listening to the night sounds was heavenly. The sunken shelter is charming, peaceful and meditative. We could see staying there for a week and really settling in.

As others have mentioned, earplugs may be a must for you. The nighttime rooster chorus, near and far, was amusing but not the best for sleep. (Don't let this put you off. We just think knowing what to expect will steer away anyone for whom this place might be too eclectic/fun/funky, who might subsequently overlook its charm and warmth in their reviews. Folks who might fare better at a Best Western ;-)

In other words we loved being there and will come again.
This is definitely a HipCamp site. I can easily say it's not for everyone. We played a game of thinking of friends who would definitely not appreciate it's charms. But if you're looking on HipCamp, it's likely that IT IS for you. (And maybe your earplugs.)

We also think families with kids would love it. Dogs, a giant tortoise named Rocky, an outdoor kitchen, an art gallery, a variety of shelters, nights with live music, a pizza oven, swing sets ... what's not to love?!

Yeah, honestly, now that we're home, we can't wait to go back.

Thanks Mickey and JoAnne!


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