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Starry JT Nights

· Joshua Tree, San Bernardino, California
Hosted by Todd G.
Prior to 2001, this home and land was known as The Gordon Ranch. Rock Climbers from around the world could flop here whenever and for however long they chose. The Gordon Ranch officially "closed" on August 11, 2001, when we married and subsequently started our family. Although the house is now our private residence, we have now opened a bit of the property for JTNP visitors in need of a place to sleep and enjoy the star-filled sky this beautiful desert has to offer.
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230 ratings · 170 reviews
Kartik N.recommends
July 5, 2021
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Nicely isolated, amazing views of the night sky, can get pretty windy (strong enough to unhinge your tent), so ensure to pitch your tent robustly but apart from that, it’s perfect for a low to zero network getaway to experience Joshua Tree like you’re supposed to.
Mark H.recommends
June 6, 2021
Starry JT Nights The Cove
Great place! Very comfortable, great star gazing. Conveniently located near the park entrance. Todd was a very good host.
Christine C.recommends
June 3, 2021
Starry JT Nights Star Dune
Hot sun, blue sky, brilliant stars!
We had a wonderful time at Todd's! Great location perfect for a long weekend of camping with friends. We can't wait to return.
Christian S.recommends
May 14, 2021
Starry JT Nights The Cove
Perfect experience!
Todd was a wonderful host and site was perfect. Will absolutely be back, thank you!!!
Trevor B.recommends
May 10, 2021
Starry JT Nights The Cove
Amazing! (best w/ high clearance!)
This is a beautiful place to stay. I highly recommend staying here to anyone with a high clearance vehicle. We loved this place! Probs for the great big metal moveable fire pit and the firewood there. We slept in our sleeping bags on the pretty comfortable mattress. Word of warning though: totally our fault for not trusting his warning, but we did drive all the way to this place in our low clearance Honda Civic, and we would not do that again! We heard the road and the plastic protector panels under our car getting to know each other. Highly recommend with a high clearance vehicle, or hike out to here! I hope to stay out here again :-)
Lisa K.recommends
May 2, 2021
Starry JT Nights The Cove
Todd was incredibly friendly and helpful when I brought a group of 15 campers here. The property is very clean and only 3 miles from the west entrance to Joshua Tree NP. I would definitely recommend staying here over one of the National park campgrounds.
Joshua Tree, San Bernardino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) and Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Todd G.Joined in November 2017
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