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The 1950 Spartan Mansion: an immaculately-restored mind-blowing nomadic midcentury dwelling. This shiny work of art has a rich past; she served as a rolling home for a traveling family that worked on big contract jobs around the US in the fifties. The Spartan sleeps 3 and has a kitchen with original, working fridge and its own groovy bathroom with sink, toilet and hot/cold s

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The 1950 Spartan Mansion: an immaculately-restored mind-blowing nomadic midcentury dwelling. This shiny work of art has a rich past; she served as a rolling home for a traveling family that worked on big contract jobs around the US in the fifties. The Spartan sleeps 3 and has a kitchen with original, working fridge and its own groovy bathroom with sink, toilet and hot/cold shower.

A perfect desert homestead for your next retreat.

Camp Temenōs sits on the north edge of the Pioneertown Mountains Preserve in California's Mojave Desert with a trail from our back gate into the preserve. (Guided hikes and breakfast available upon request and arranged in advance) We're 9 miles from Yucca Valley, 5 miles from charming Pioneertown and the legendary music venue Pappy & Harriet's, a 30 min drive to Joshua Tree National Park, an 18 min drive to the Integratron & Giant Rock, and a few minutes' walk away from sweet, complete solitude in a true desert wildland full of riparian corridors and boulder-rich canyons. The desert truly is alive and our neighborhood makes a great basecamp.

Our family home is in the center of a 1.25 acre property and there are 3 cultivated spaces available for rent in the corners of the acre (the 1950 Spartan Mansion, the large tipi and the small tipi) as well as several good tent spots and an RV electric hookup site (no septic).

We have a private, heated bathroom/showerhouse, a hot & cold outdoor shower, an outdoor kitchen with fridge, hot/cold dishwashing sink and campstove and several communal spaces on the property to enjoy a fire, grill, sit, contemplate... Temenos means sanctuary. We hope that you will enjoy the restorative sanctuary we are working on creating here.

Lodging provided
Onsite RV or trailer
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at 1950 Spartan @ CampTemenōs in California.

Desert

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Hipcamper Philippe

Unforgettable stay near jtnp

Philippe W.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2022

Karen & Chris's property was above and beyond our expectations.

Location is perfect, a few minutes away from Pioneer town with gorgeous mountain views, and the perfectly maintained, well decorated trailer was the highlight of our stay in the Joshua Tree National Park area.

Stargazing around the fire pit is a must, the shower area is sparkling clean, and the outside kitchen is very cute and well stocked, with a very good breakfast choice, perfect start for your day.

Last but not least, Karen & Chris are wonderful host, very helpful when you need it, but also giving you enough space and privacy.

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie C.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2022

Wonderful experience , Karen Chris ate so wonderful and everything that we needed was there… Coffee in the morning outside shower you name it! We were there for my dear friends wedding that actually got married couple of loads down the road. You able to walk there within four minutes walk to the Rimrock Ranch! What a wonderful experience and I highly recommend to anyone to come over here and explore this place! It’s beautiful. Thank you guys, it was a pleasure meeting you 😉

Hipcamper paige

Perfect stay!

Paige G.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2022

We had such a lovely time at Karen and Chris's property! We stayed in the Spartan trailer and it was clean and roomy - had everything we needed. Plus, the shared outdoor area was lovely, and the kitchen was well stocked. You can tell Karen and Chris go out of their way to add special touches that made our stay even better, including the continental breakfast!
The location was perfect for going to a show in Pioneertown, and it was easy to find. It was also a short drive to Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley for more food/hiking options too! Would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you Karen and Chris!

Hipcamper Hilary

Great stay!

Hilary A.
recommends this listing.
March 24th, 2021

Camp Temeños definitely lived up to its excellent reviews. We had a lovely stay in the vintage trailer which had the heater and lights on when we arrived to make us feel welcome. Our last day we took part in the generous continental breakfast and had a nice chat with our host. The bathroom was very clean and there was a well stocked fridge as well. Will definitely come back to try out the tipis!

Hipcamper Ines

We love our stay on the spartan

Ines A.
recommends this listing.
March 4th, 2020

We love our stay at this amazing trailer ! Host Karen is so lovely and made us feel right at home ! We got some snow on our first night which made our stay so fun ! We can’t wait to come back with friends

Hipcamper sarah

Perfect cozy getaway

Sarah G.
recommends this listing.
February 21st, 2020

this place was magical and just what i needed for a little getaway. it was cozy and perfect. karen chris and their little girl were so sweet and the best hosts. i’ll definitely be back

1950 Spartan @ CampTemenōs
Hipcamper James
James F.
recommends this listing.
February 17th, 2020

The hosts were great and the other guest were friendly. We stayed in the RV which worked out really well but we were a little jealous of the others that were staying in the tepees.

Hipcamper Twyla
Twyla F.
recommends this listing.
January 19th, 2020

Karen & Chris were tremendous hosts, this place was a perfect getaway for the weekend. There were great personal touches throughout, including breakfast every morning. The trailer was cozy and impressive. We look forward to coming back!

Hipcamper RHE

Amazing weekend

Rhe W.
recommends this listing.
January 13th, 2020

CampTemenōs was awesome and everything we expected! Karen & Chris have really out did themselves with this place. It was def cold during the evening/night but they provided an electric blanket and a heater in the Spartan, so we were nice and toasty throughout the night! I loved the outside kitchen and the continental breakfast was great! There is a bathroom in the spartan but they also have a beautiful stand alone bathroom that you can share with the tipi campers. All in all we had a great stay and plan to head back there again soon!

Awards

Best of 2018 California
Finalist

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