Hipcamp host Aaron  D.,
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Hello dear campers! We hope you like our rustic desert getaway!

Although we have two camp sites on our property, because of COVID we are only allowing one group at a time so you will have access to both sites! You have Joshua Tree National Park at your back and an expansive desert view. You're close enough to town to be convenient, yet far enough away to have peace an

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Hello dear campers! We hope you like our rustic desert getaway!

Although we have two camp sites on our property, because of COVID we are only allowing one group at a time so you will have access to both sites! You have Joshua Tree National Park at your back and an expansive desert view. You're close enough to town to be convenient, yet far enough away to have peace and quiet.

WE MEET AND GREET our campers in Joshua Tree in front of the Natural Sisters Cafe located at 61695 29 Palms Hwy and lead them to the property. Our incredible assistant Sara will meet you at the parking lot.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT PROVIDE BEDDING - so bring your own sleeping bags/pads, air mattress, blankets, pillows, flashlights, towels, etc. Make it your own cozy space. Please check weather and dress appropriately, nights are chilly in the desert up to May. Our private campsites have solar electricity! Excellent cell reception, solar powered plug, potable water spigot, and a wash up sink next to the cabin! Easy drive to Joshua Tree National Park and 3 minutes to JT village with local shopping, JT Saloon, Saturday Farmer's Market.

Our campsite has it's own outdoor shower and both sites share a fully plumbed and finished out house. Say good bye to hovering over a pit of human waste. (There is a pit toilet as a backup if there is some sort of bathroom emergency!)

The site is perfect if you want to visit the National Park, but couldn't get a permit.

Besides exploring Joshua Tree National Park, there is great shopping and restaurants in town as well as fun day trips to places like the Integratron in nearby Landers for a soundbath or The Dream Wanderer for a surreal VR experience that will not dissapoint!! Horse back riding, mountain biking and climbing are also very accessible here.

Sorry, no large parties or events allowed. It's simply a matter of impact, noise, treading lightly, only one toilet, etc... This is private property and you are on it by permission. We want to keep your desert camping experience authentic.

We do not allow RV's. The driveway is narrow and there is nowhere to turn around. While dogs are allowed, we must know about it ahead of time, and be aware that the property is not fenced and the main road is close by. Your dog must be well trained not to run off. Please pick up after your dog. Thank you!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Aaron a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Joshua Tree offers great hiking.

Horseback riding

There are a number of guided trail rides you can book while here as well. Knob Hill Ranch is a great spot to book a trail ride.

Climbing

Joshua Tree is renowned for it's climbing.

Wildlife watching

Even though it's the desert, it's still full of life. Joshua Tree National Park is home to coyotes, desert tortoise, big horn s...Read more

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Desert Pensione Joshua Tree in California.

Desert

Desert scenery with Joshua Tree mountain views.

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2022

We had such a great time at this property!! Thoughtfully laid out, it had all the essentials and two campsites/buildings to hang out at. It’s in a great location right off of the main road, but secluded enough where you have privacy and close to the national park entrance. The hosts were very responsive and helpful with any questions we had.

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie S.
recommends this listing.
April 17th, 2022

I didn't end up sleeping at Aaron's place because of a very last minute change of plans but he was super responsive and helpful when I got to Joshua Tree and called me with exact directions to the camp and how to find everything around the site.

Hipcamper Brelinda

Iconic joshua tree stay

Brelinda W.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

The Desert Pensione Cabin was such a cozy spot. Since being a JT local I’ve seen the missile on the side of Hwy 62 and I was excited about finally getting to check this place out. As a tourist, this is one of the best choices for your Joshua Tree adventure!

Upon pulling up I explored out the entire layout, finding my way to the amphitheater/camping spots inside the fence line. This entire property is perfect for big groups and single campers alike with at least three options to choose from and more on the way. I let my pup run around, she was so distracted about the smells of a new space she barely noticed when I started “making our bed” and lugged out our necessities for the evening out of the Jeep. The space is far away from the main road to feel comfortable enough to let your pup wander. But be mindful of after dusk, that’s when the coyotes start wandering and you can easily lose sight of your pet.

The outdoor shower was rad, but since there was a little wind and it was still a little chilly and it wasn’t the best for an actual shower. Come summer, this is probably the best feature on property so don’t let my aversion to the cold keep you from experiencing this amazing outdoor feature.

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Hipcamper Kari

Exceeded our wildest expectations!

Kari L.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2022

Planning a last minute trip is never easy. We booked Desert Pensione Joshua Tree 4 days before we planned to check in. We assumed we had "settled" for a very basic, very minimal campsite. Boy were we wrong. Aaron's place was incredible. The space is far enough away that we heard no other campers or people nearby. It's also close enough to town that it's a quick trip in. The running water and electricity were such a nice surprise! We ended up extending our stay.
Aaron and his site host, Maryah, could not have been accommodating, friendly and communicative. Absolutely best experience we've had in a while.

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Hipcamper Aaron
Response from Aaron , the Host, on April 18th, 2022

You guys were awesome thanks for visiting us and please come back any time!

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Hipcamper Kari

Exceeded our wildest expectations!

Kari L.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2022

Planning a last minute trip is never easy. We booked Desert Pensione Joshua Tree 4 days before we planned to check in. We assumed we had "settled" for a very basic, very minimal campsite. Boy were we wrong. Aaron's place was incredible. The space is far enough away that we heard no other campers or people nearby. It's also close enough to town that it's a quick trip in. The running water and electricity were such a nice surprise! We ended up extending our stay.
Aaron and his site host, Maryah, could not have been accommodating, friendly and communicative. Absolutely best experience we've had in a while.

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Hipcamper Gezelle
Gezelle W.
recommends this listing.
February 21st, 2022

The location is prime! Easy to get to National Park. I drove my VW Golf and had no problems (on dirt road). The host is very communicative and prompt with response. The property is private and well equipped. Convenient plugs for charging our phones. Great cell coverage. Outdoor shower was refreshing after getting sweaty and dusty on the trails. Little casita was perfect for two XXL cots and all our gear stored inside. We had a great time and plan on returning in the future.

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Hipcamper Aaron
Response from Aaron , the Host, on February 26th, 2022

Thanks again for staying with us and being such respectful guests, you're welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper Mela G.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2022
Property
The JT BOM!
State
California
Country
United States
$95/night
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