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Welcome to our Desert Casita - an adorable private mini cabin - tucked away in the open desert among the San Jacinto Mountains. This is the perfect peaceful getaway near the stunning Joshua Tree National Park and tons of outdoors activities. 

About the Property:

This property is a high desert setting with spectacular mountainous views surrounding


Welcome to our Desert Casita - an adorable private mini cabin - tucked away in the open desert among the San Jacinto Mountains. This is the perfect peaceful getaway near the stunning Joshua Tree National Park and tons of outdoors activities. 

About the Property:

This property is a high desert setting with spectacular mountainous views surrounding the campsites - it's definitely a picturesque scene. We are ideally situated about 25 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, which offers endless trails for hikes and stunning photo opportunities! You can also hit right outside your tent and enjoy exploring our desert land. There is a shooting range nearby as well if that interests you - just 5 minutes away. We are about 5 minutes from the Morongo Preserve, which is situated in the Little San Bernardino Mountains, and is a really fun day trip to hike, bird watch, and explore all the animals and wildlife there. Our property is also just 25 minutes away from Palm Springs downtown where you’ll find great restaurants, shops, pools, gyms, and fun nightlife. Even closer than Palm Springs is the classic old Pioneer town, with stellar sold out performances at Pappy and Harriet’s bar and entertainment venue. 

We, as your hosts, want you to enjoy your time here and we respect privacy. However, there is usually someone at the main house who can help out with any needs or questions during your stay. Otherwise, you can contact us by phone/Hipcamp app messaging. 

We are two friends and business partners who moved out of the city 3 years ago, and haven't looked back. The peace of mind outside of the city, allows us to think and dream big. We love sharing our land with guests!

We hope you enjoy the view of the San Jacinto mountains, and the amazing open-sky star-gazing as much as we do!

About the Listing:

This glamping haven offers a comfy bed for two, quaint design elements, and cold air conditioning! The casita also features a shared bathroom and outdoor shower. We do have multiple other tent/RV campsites, so you should expect to see other campers in passing and in common areas throughout your stay. There are private fire pits provided on site, so you can cozy up by the campfire and toast some marshmallows (when it is safe to do so - if there is a fire ban in effect, campfires of any kind are not allowed on the property). We have firewood available for sale and there is an above ground pool on the property that you can add to your booking if you'd like to enjoy it (see the “extras” below when you are completing your booking). We do not provide potable water at our campsites, so please bring drinking water with you. 

Additional Details to Note:

- Check-in is after 12pm and check-out is before 12pm

- Things to bring: Water to drink, trash bags (there is a dumpster for disposal), towels for shower, cooking supplies, etc.

- We have wifi by the main house, however there is no wifi throughout the campsites. Cell reception is strong for all carriers. 

- We welcome your pets! Please ensure your pets are on a leash during your stay and keep in mind we have 3 cats.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions and we look forward to your stay!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Desert Willow Casita


Above Ground Swimming Pool

Our above ground pool is up by the main house and Hip Camp Restroom and out d...Read more

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Pots Pans Dishes and Cutlery

Pots Pans Dish set for up to 4 people w/ cutlery.

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Firewood bundle

22$ donation unlimited burn for one night. Burn sensibly and keep fire inside...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Our pool is seasonal May-Sept

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Desert Willow Casita in California.


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Hipcamper John
John C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 3rd, 2022

The place was nice enough, although overpriced after all the additional fees are added on. The owner was also pretty obnoxious and rude after we had left, which leaves me with mixed feelings….. but this is America at the end of the day and it’s people sometimes leave much to be desired……

Hipcamper Caitlin

Beautiful place, mixed experience

Caitlin F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 13th, 2021

The casita itself is adorable- loved the design elements and art. Comfortable bed. Pretty surroundings. However I felt let down and like we overpaid for what we got. 'private bathroom' was not private at all- a bunch of tent campers were using it and our dog accidentally scared them when they were walking right by our casita at night to get to the bathroom. there was another bathroom but it seemed somewhat out of commission (filled with pool stuff, wet toilet roll in the sink). Also the host did not provide wifi information until after checkout which was odd. Not a huge deal but I feel like that info should be provided in the casita or trip page.

Hipcamper Jessi

Super cozy casita!

Jessi N.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

Cute, simple and very clean with bonuses! Desert Willow Casita was so cozy. The AC was perfect for our old dog who enjoys his comforts. The mountain views were lovely to enjoy while having coffee in the outdoor kitchen/seating space. Great outdoor shower and big clean bathroom. Looks like the host have lots of awesome project going on... very cool area and gardens. I hope to come back in the cooler months to enjoy the fire pit. Host communicated very well throughout our stay. Thanks!

Hipcamper Katie
Katie P.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2021

Elijah & Nate's casita site was the perfect spot for us to spend the 4th of July! The kitchen setup was super convenient - we loved having so much countertop to work on! The casita was super nice and the AC was a great perk. We really appreciated the private bathroom and I don't know if we would have survived the heat without their pool!

In addition to the site being so awesome, Elijah and Nate were amazing hosts. They are so friendly, welcoming, and fun to hang out with and we really enjoyed the time we spent with them and their friends!

Hipcamper Patrick

Fun casita

Patrick M.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2021

This was a wonderful place to stay! Conveniently located 25 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs, it’s a great middle point. We stayed during a heatwave so the casita was pretty warm by mid-day, however, we were out and about for most of the day and just hanging out in the shade outside for that time. The AC and fans really cooled the place off once the sun went down. Very nice property, clean bathroom, and very nice outdoor shower! Overall, a good 2-day stay.

Hipcamper Mikey
Mikey G.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2021

Incredibly peaceful, perfect and gorgeous space! Best views to wake up to! A pomegranate tree right outside! Sublime!

Desert Willow Casita
Hipcamper Katie

Enjoy time with the stars and moon!

Katie H.
recommends this listing.
May 4th, 2021

Great stay! Views are great, bedroom and bathroom are clean, fire pit and dining area create a great setting to relax and enjoy the stars and moon!

Good location to JT and shopping. Host very nice, accommodating and responsive!

Definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Bud

Peaceful and calm

Bud R.
recommends this listing.
April 1st, 2021

I completely loved staying at Desert Willow. Sooo quiet, soooo calm. Comfortable. Private. Close enough to Joshua Tree and to Palm Springs.

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Hipcamper Lindsey

Wonderful little spot

Lindsey W.
recommends this listing.
March 24th, 2021

Perfect little spot to be able to comfortably relax after a full day exploring the area. I loved all of the small touches of crystals and things! They were very responsive when asked questions, and overall made it an easy experience!

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