May 3, 2022
Gorgeous Dessert Escape!
Wow, what an amazing spot that has all you need. It has a comfy bed, electric outlets for charging your phone, grill to cook on, head lamps and plenty of solar powered lights. It is walking distance (about a mile) to the local market on the main road. But the cabin itself is set off the main property and overlooks a gorgeous area. Lots of boulders, mountains in the distance, and has quiet solitude you are looking for!
April 4, 2022
Peaceful and tranquil
We enjoyed our stay at Crickets Cabin.
The actual cabin is small but actually has everything you need. It is very comfortable and clean and nice.
Thanks to Tom for all the instructions he gave. Would definitely recommend!
March 17, 2022
Our stay at Crickets Cabin was peaceful and relaxing. I spent so much time staring our at the scenery. Tom was very helpful before and during our stay, sharing details on the cooking equipment and tips for using the shower. I wish we had brought some warmer clothes for stargazing, but the bed inside the cabin was warm and comfy. We traveled to California from the east coast, so didn't come with much gear, but the cabin had everything we needed! It was handy to have cellphone service to plan hikes and a day trip to Joshua Tree.
February 28, 2022
A wonderful spot with beautiful views. Very peaceful. The cabin is a perfect writer's retreat spot. Tom was very helpful throughout our stay.
January 31, 2022
I booked this place as a Christmas present for my sister and it was the best idea! She has been so positive about her stay! Her review: this place is an absolute oasis! So divine and peaceful for a trip away. The host was so friendly but also respected my space. Highly recommend and very easy to get to from San Diego!
December 25, 2021
Beautiful desert location with all sorts of thoughtful touches to provide guests with everything they need for a comfortable yet basic stay. The host was very kind and easy to coordinate with and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy the cabin.
December 15, 2021
Great location with quiet windswept & starry nights. It's all about the solitude and the views. Thanks Tom!
November 23, 2021
Perfect Weekend Getaway
We had a wonderful weekend getaway at Crickets Cabin! Very peaceful, beautiful scenery, and Tom was an awesome host! Would love to come back!
October 22, 2021
I didn’t I had to cancel but Tom was really nice.
September 23, 2021
Had an awesome time!
We had a lovely time here at the Cabin! Tom was a welcoming host, who made us feel right at home. The nights were GORGEOUS with millions of stars, and no sounds but the crickets and a few coyotes howling. Definitely recommend!
Julie & Andy M.recommends
September 8, 2021
Perfect Cozy Cabin
Crickets Cabin is amazing! I gave my reservation to my friend and she absolutely loved it. I did swing by to check it out and there are so many personal details and artistic touches that really show how much effort Tom puts into making this spot truly special.
Tom was extremely communicative, gracious, and sent along dark sky recommendations for the stay. Highly recommend staying here.
July 18, 2021
An oasis of peace and tranquillity
Tom’s cabin was the perfect weekend getaway to decompress and detach. The site offers all the amenities you need. There are multiple trails located around the property if you’re looking to get a little activity in. Otherwise just sitting and hanging out is about as peaceful as it gets. A great place to go if you don’t want to venture out too far. This place just might be my monthly weekend hideout. Thanks Tom for sharing such a beautiful place.
July 5, 2021
Thanks to Tom, our stay at Crickets Cabin was very welcoming and our days there were so peaceful, the perfect place to unwind. Thanks again Tom!
May 23, 2021
Nice Meditative Space
Crickets Cabin was a wonderful stay! M We loved the variety of books to read, the wildlife, and the amenities Tom provided. He was very personable and attentive to our needs. The location was quiet and gave a nice isolated feel for relaxation. Would definitely book again. Next time, we’ll make sure to check the weather to dress appropriately but the mini fireplace was a life saver.
May 21, 2021
Perfect for us!
My partner and I stayed in Cricket's cabin for four nights and really enjoyed it. The cabin is set in a beautiful spot overlooking mountains and gorgeous scenery all around. It's perfectly equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable and peaceful stay. Tom did a really great job with the details. He's a great host, very responsive and really cares about your experience. My partner and I had plans to wake early each morning for hikes, but it was just so difficult to leave such a peaceful atmosphere. If you don't mind a little scenic driving, this is a great spot to use as a base if you plan to explore the PCT trail and Anza-Borrego nearby. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks again, Tom.
May 9, 2021
Absolutely, incredible beautiful drive on the way up there as well as there. Tom was very friendly and helpful. Even our dog enjoyed it definitely will be recommending it my friends and family.
April 7, 2021
The most peaceful experience. If you need to get away and just be, visit Tom's cabin. Tom is a gracious host, and the cabin is very comfortable and inviting. comfortable bed, stunning views. I loved it so much, I'm already booking my next stay.
March 3, 2021
In case you're wondering if the pictures are too good to be true, I promise they aren't! This is such a stunning, lovely little retreat, and Tom was an excellent host. The trail networks are lovely to stroll. It's the perfect combination of nature and front country amenities!
February 26, 2021
Had a wonderful time at Crickets Cabin! Tom was a very great host, very accommodating. Will definitely come back again anytime I need time away from the city!
February 23, 2021
Serene Birthday celebration
If you are wanting a serene , quiet getaway , this artist cabin is the place to go ! It is a stunning sight to see , sunrise , sunset . I came here to celebrate my 30th birthday with my gf and my dog . We brought a cooler full of food / ice/ beverages . We stayed for 3 nights . I brought my own propane fueled camping grill ( there is one on the property ) . There is a porta - potty and it’s kept super clean . We used the outdoor shower which is open and you get a view of the mountain ( has hot water ).
The cabin has a small propane fireplace and it kept the cabin warm enough , we had warm layers on . Tom is a great host and made us feel welcomed and safe . He guided us when we drove in at night ( which I don’t recommend ) it’s easier to see the path and way in daylight . I drive a Prius c , it’s super low to the ground and it had no problem making it . There are also a few games like dominos , cards ... etc ..
there are so many fun sculptures around the property and a meditative path on the property . There are plenty of hikes around the area , we went to one that was dog friendly montezuma valley trail 11 miles but relatively easy ( no major inclines ) highly recommend it ! I had such an incredible time and can’t wait to come again !
February 20, 2021
Cricket cabin is the place if you are seeking desert solitude! You will be the last people up the ridge, facing an undisturbed view of the mountain lines. We were surprised to see the cabin equipped with all the amenities we needed and more. Tom is an amazing host and artist - the scriptures on the property are beautiful and the walking trail so meditative. Hoping to come back again soon.
February 12, 2021
Love this place! Highly recommend
We absolutely loved staying here. Highly recommended for two people or just one person that just wants to get away from the city and relax with a nice view. Tom is a great host and is there to help when you need it. Check it out you won’t regret it!
January 1, 2021
Crickets Cabin was absolutely amazing. My partner, myself and our dog, Heath, had a fantastic trip. Tom is a lovely and gracious host, eager to share his beautiful property and thoughtful amenities. The site is private and the views are stunning. We were comfortable, sleeping in a heated cozy cabin while it snowed and waking up to snow capped mountains backed by the high desert colors. We can't wait to come back when Tom has his ceramics workshop up and running! We are definitely recommending this place to all of our friends. Perfect getaway for 2 (plus a pup).
December 22, 2020
Cozy cabin with stunning views
It was an absolute delight to stay at Crickets Cabin. Tom is a gracious and generous host, he went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. The views from the cabin are sublime, both of the nearby mountains and of the stars. Bring a heavy jacket so you can make it to the outhouse without freezing in the regular cold nightly winds. Be sure to explore the fascinating art and impressive display of craftsmanship across the property, as well as the meandering trails wandering below!