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CampTemenōs: Bohemia+Tipiopolis

· Pioneertown, San Bernardino, California
1.25 acres hosted by Karen & Chris W.
Welcome to Camp Temenōs! We love our property and hope this love shines through during your stay here. We call our property Temenōs from the ancient greek word which means 'a piece of land cut off from common usage and dedicated as a natural sanctuary.' The atmosphere we try to maintain here is one of quiet contemplation and reverence for nature apart from the everyday hustle and bustle of emails and cellphones (though wifi and extremely limited cell service - AT&T only and barely at that - are available). Please respect the fact that we are in a rural neighborhood; people move out here for a quiet life, though their dogs can get to howling at the full moon and sometimes their humans do too. Besides the main house where our family lives, there is a smaller tipi and a restored vintage Spartan travel trailer also on the property, and communal spaces are shared by both the family and other guests. Finally, remember that this is the high desert - it can be a wild place! Weather can change quickly, windy conditions happen often, summers are hot during the day (and perfect at night), winter temperatures can drop below freezing and snow isn't unheard of (and it's absolutely beautiful). Our property backs up to raw desert where animals and insects rule. Keep this in mind and share in our stewardship of this unique ecosystem. We have lovely neighbors with hens (fresh eggs!) and a rooster (crows at every suitable moment). There are also barking dogs and howling coyotes in the neighborhood. And ancient footpaths leading through the boulder gardens and canyons in the preserve behind us. Windstorms and dust devils and serene sunrises and astonishing wildflowers. It is not the mildest of climates, but if you come prepared for the elements, the high Mojave Desert is truly an eden for those that love the outdoors. A great place to experience everything and nothing at the same time.
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Philippe W.recommends
November 28, 2022
1950 Spartan @ CampTemenōs
Unforgettable stay near JTNP
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.
Sean M.recommends
September 26, 2022
Pathfinder Tipi @ Camp Temenōs
Hotel quality stay save for climate control. Absolutely amazing hosts and incredible landscape and view. We went with the intent to stargaze and were not disappointed whatsoever. Thank you so much for an amazing stay and will 100% stay again!
Elizabeth W.recommends
September 5, 2022
Pathfinder Tipi @ Camp Temenōs
Perfect time in Grand Tipi!
We were on a glamping roadtrip throughout the southwest, and after going to 5 beautiful glamping locations, we have to say, Karen & Chris's land was one of our favorites! We booked the smaller tipi, but Karen surprised us when we arrived by letting us know that since we were the only ones there that night, they upgraded us to the grand tipi! We were so excited and thrilled! We also didn't realize there would be a small soaking pool on the property, so we enjoyed that thoroughly. It was a perfect respite from the heat and we enjoyed sitting in the pool sipping drinks late into the night. We also enjoyed the propane campfire in front of the trailer. Such an amazing experience! The Grand tipi, was, of course, very comfortable and beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. There was running water, refrigerator, and there were flashlights to use, and a desk and plenty of blankets, and a sofa. I chose to sleep on the sofa, and while it was short, it was very comfortable too! In the morning, Karen prepared a small breakfast bar for us, including coffee, a variety of cereals, and boiled eggs. All in all, a perfect time. We didn't want to leave! We would definitely consider coming back!
Stephanie C.recommends
August 14, 2022
1950 Spartan @ CampTemenōs
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 😉
Patrice C.recommends
July 10, 2022
Grand Tipi @ Camp Temenōs
We had a wonderful experience with Karen and Chris. They were very welcoming, their property is well equipped, the ambiance is unbeatable, and the accommodations were clean and inviting! Thank you and your family for the fantastic memories!!
Judy W.recommends
June 11, 2022
Grand Tipi @ Camp Temenōs
Such a magical campground!
This place was just what we needed to start off the summer! We took our kids (9, 7, 5 and 8 mos) and stayed one night. They were all so excited to explore the campground which had something to see at every corner. We played with the games, frisbees, and of course the cold plunge pool during the early evening and morning. The beds were comfortable and the hosts were wonderful! The kids loved climbing the tree, who doesnt! The breakfast in the morning was such a bonus - the host was extremely generous with the servings. We enjoyed our brief stop at this town and would love to visit and stay again!
Pioneertown, San Bernardino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Karen & Chris W.Joined in February 2016
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