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The Castle House Estate

95%
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240 reviews
· Joshua Tree, California
15 acres
9 sites
6 Lodging
3 RV/Tent
Units designed to make the everyday extraordinary. The ULTIMATE "GLAMPING" experience!   Featured on HGTV: The Castle House Estate brings Tiny Home living to another level, located in the heart of Joshua Tree and minutes from the National Park. This unique medieval piece of architecture blends indoor-outdoor living with an emphasis on entertaining. The Castle House Estate is situated on eight picturesque acres, surrounded by many more private undeveloped acres. Our compound is GLAMPING at its finest and we hope you can get into the experience. Like a traditional campsite, the restrooms and showers are moved outside and can take some getting used to. However, we maintain each portable unit daily and each unit is completely emptied and refreshed weekly. Located in the heart of Joshua Tree, CA and only minutes from the entrance to the National Park.  This 12-acre compound is ideal for a fabulous unforgettable get-a-way. Instagram: @TheCastleHouseEstate
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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Ryan Allen C.Joined in April 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 6 hours
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349 ratings · 240 reviews
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Daniel B.recommends
November 17, 2022
Site 1 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Easy camping
Check in was easy. We had a tent camping spot. It was clean and the fire pit was nice. If you can’t get a spot in the park this was the next best thing.
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Amanda V.recommends
November 3, 2022
Site 3 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Cool spot! Great bathrooms. Ryan was very helpful. Beautiful views of sunset and sunrise.
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Claire Louise S.recommends
November 3, 2022
The Castle House I Yurt 2 with Pool
We loved our experience here, it really had the 'wow' factor. Everything was set up beautifully for our arrival, and Ryan even greeted us as we pulled in. We rose early for a stunning sunrise (I imagine sunset would have been equally incredible). We toasted marshmallows and made smores by the fire, rested in our yurt and even took a dip in the (admittedly freezing) pool. This place is an absolute gem and it was one of the highlights of our trip from Australia to the US. The facilities were even nicer than expected and the location is perfect. Idyllic AF!
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Vicki S.recommends
October 27, 2022
Site 2 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Beautiful property and very well maintained. The campsites & yurts were well spaced out and the energy was calming and peaceful. Pool was small and the bathroom a good distance away so had to plan accordingly.
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Jason W.recommends
October 27, 2022
The Castle House I Yurt 1 with Pool
Incredible place, awesome people, great service. Can’t wait to come back.
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Sarah W.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 3 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Camping with the family!
Amazing spot right outside Joshua Tree NP. Everything was so clean, simple but somehow luxe. Great ambiance, quiet, everyone was so nice, only a few sites, would definitely come back. Cute little soaking pool to cool off from the desert sun.
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Michelle N.recommends
September 22, 2022
Electric Yurt Experience with Pool
We would stay here time and time again when in this area. The facilities were amazing, host was welcoming and helpful and the stars were an added bonus. Highly recommend!!
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Jaeda W.recommends
September 20, 2022
Site 1 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Camping with a pool & room service!
We loved Ryan’s Hipcamp! Amazing amenities, extremely convenient location, and so much attention to detail throughout the property.
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Margaret B.
August 15, 2022
Site 3 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
It was nice, it feels a little touristy but was nice to be able to use the pool!
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Abraham R.doesn't recommend
August 11, 2022
The Castle House I Yurt 1 with Pool
Bit of a tourist trap
Overall we had a bad experience. For many reasons, one being that the camp was way too close to other camps & didn't feel very private as we expected. Secondly, the inside of the yurt the extra bed was stained and had water on it for some reason. Third, it was advertised that if the host was on the property he would give us a tour, however we had got there and he came out to greet us, but didn't give us a tour of the property just told us where the bathrooms were. Also he seemed to live there so if you're looking for a private get away it's not this? We left as soon as we noticed that this was not the private getaway that was seemingly advertised. We ended up leaving after because our baby was not happy and we did not want to disturb the other campers there. We texted the host to let him know & he didn't offer any type of help or even a small refund. Just offered his condolences & left it at that.
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Cheryl C.recommends
August 7, 2022
Shipping Container Tiny Home w Pool
Cool at heart
I loved the Shipping Container Tiny home. Just a few things. 1. The pool was part of the total compound and not specifically for this Tiny Home. 2. I wish there was a gas grill to use for cooking. 3. There were no pans in the tiny home so trying to prepare a meal was difficult. We ended up cooking hotdogs on an open fire. 4. No shoes allowed in the Tiny home but the wood deck outside the door was collapsing and was infested with red ants. I would not recommend leaving your shoes outside because of the ants. 5. Don’t miss the sunset, it was beautiful!
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Deva Dee S.recommends
July 26, 2022
Electric Yurt Experience with Pool
Highly recommended!
Overall awesome experience, beautiful place and amenities, great location.
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Jason M.recommends
July 23, 2022
Shipping Container Tiny Home w Pool
Tiny Home w pool
Very nice stay. Property was very well maintained and clean. We enjoyed the calm desert nights with a small campfire and warm summer days in the cool pool. Felt very private but close enough to town to be convenient.
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Matheus B.recommends
July 7, 2022
Site 3 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Unreal!
Some friends and I drove down from Berkeley to camp and let me just tell you that this place is unreal. It is a must stay. The pool was very refreshing in the heat and everything was cleaned and well organized. We met Ryan and he was the most awesome guy ever. Im going to have to message Ryan to have my wedding here! This place is a must stay! One of the most beautiful places ive ever been.
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Zach A.recommends
July 5, 2022
Site 1 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Great communication!
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Cosio F.recommends
June 30, 2022
Guard Tower Suite #1 with Pool
Amazing place!
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Melissa E.recommends
June 20, 2022
Site 3 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
This place is magical everything I needed was there w a bonus of having a cool down pool it was heavenly! Will go back for sure!
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Susan S.recommends
June 15, 2022
Site 2 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Star Gazing!!!
This place is amazing!! We enjoyed the star gazing and truly enjoyed the beautiful camp site! Dale the grounds keeper was very kind to us and welcomed us with open arms! We will definitely go back!
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Darryl H.recommends
June 7, 2022
Guard Tower Suite #2 with Pool
The Guard Tower is amazing. Truly an experience that we'll never forget. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Darla B.recommends
June 2, 2022
Site 3 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
To answer this question “ what went well”. Everything!!!! They say details everything is in the details! This is correct. Being a event designer/planner. This property had so many small details that they thought about. We stayed in a tent and just how they positioned the tent area…. It’s just a must see I must stay I must enjoy!!!
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Cristobal F.recommends
May 23, 2022
Site 3 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Great place. Easy access and all as advertised
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Kailey P.recommends
May 1, 2022
Site 2 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
New Favorite Spot
Great location, clean bathroom, safely gated property, and rock free campsite for anyone pitching a tent. Lovely at night. Host was very welcoming and accommodating.
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Vanessa D.
April 14, 2022
The Castle House I Yurt 1 with Pool
Amazing place and landscape. Host was very welcoming and helpful. The amenities need a bit of improvement:The place would need a sink to wash camping cookware, more restrooms and a hot shower.
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Tammy C.recommends
April 4, 2022
The Castle House I Yurt 2 with Pool
Our yurt rental was amazing. The host Ryan was incredible. Super nice abs took great care of us. The accommodations were clean and beautiful. Would definitely recommend!
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David T.recommends
March 25, 2022
The Castle House I Yurt 2 with Pool
We loved Castle House Estate! However, we were disappointed that we could not park our van next to the yurt and had to use a parking lot outside the gate. Although it was a short walk, but, with kitchen supplies and kids it was not what we expected. The owner was very nice and explained that there is a new local law that prohibits parking next to tents for safety reasons. This is something we will keep in mind when booking future spots in other places. Again, we still had a great time at Castle House and highly recommend the property.
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Charles B.
March 20, 2022
Site 1 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Nice, but misleading
Unfortunately, the pool is not for campers. The title is in that way misleading. Also, the place is missing some tidying up to be really luxurious. It’s a nice place, just very expensive for the amenities.
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Sushanth K.doesn't recommend
March 16, 2022
The Castle House I Yurt 2 with Pool
Great pictures don't expect service
Our experience was not as great as the pictures seemed to show! They have a good property, the pictures came out very good, but their motive seems to be about charging extra for everything, than to provide a good experience to the guests. Wood burned Pizza turned out to be microwaved pizza, and not even a good one at that. The response to our requests seem to be selective, they would only respond if they made money.. It was a very cold night and requested hot coffee when we woke up early in the morning. They responded after 9AM in the morning with a disclaimer they only provided you service after 9AM. What good is it especially if you are getting ready to check-out! Just some caution if you are planning to stay there!
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Paul R.recommends
March 15, 2022
Site 1 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
If you’re looking for the serenity of the desert with the right balance of comfortable amenities, this is to place to go. Ryan is very hospitable and there to help when you need.
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Js R.recommends
March 13, 2022
The Castle House I Yurt 2 with Pool
A Desert Evening in a Yurt!
This site is an Instagrammer's paradise! It's also super convenient to the roads & park (about 20 mins to the visitor's center) and to the town (15 mins to the best breakfast we had all trip at Andrea's). The Yurt was gorgeous and unique, and they provided plenty of blankets so we could stay warm. The bathrooms were impeccable (with flushing toilets!) and Ryan went out of his way to make sure we had a great stay - lending us a corkscrew for the wine we'd brought, and starting up the sauna for us. There were just enough other folks to say hi, but few enough that we still felt like we had the place to ourselves. We can't wait to come back!
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Riaad V.recommends
March 10, 2022
Site 1 - The Castle House | Campsite w Pool
Perfect spot
Really beautiful and secluded spot with everything you need to feel like you’re treating yourself—even if you’re only camping. Ryan is an amazing host and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and staying at Castle Estate! 10/10 would recommend
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