Within a 60-minute drive from the Black Rock Nature Center.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
The Lovelight Ranch is our 5-acre hippie paradise, centrally located in the Coachella Valley. We are near the amazing 1000 Palms Oasis and Coachella Valley Preserve for great day hikes and wildlife viewing, and also near the splendors of Joshua Tree and the high desert.
We are happy to offer fun & relaxing activity Experiences such as the Tepee Sound Bath experience, DrumCircle and Didgeridoo experiences, Artistic Endeavor experiences. Sharing makes us Happy and we hope you will choose an Experience or two to enhance your visit and interests.
We are within a half hours drive of Palm Springs, recently voted the hippest mid-sized city in the country and Coachella, home of the Coachella and StageCoach Festivals and not so far from the ever amazing Joshua Tree Festival .
We are also very near Sam's Hot Water Spa, a chemical free hot springs soaking experience which is the perfect ending to a day of hiking, climbing or just sight-seeing. We have a Pool & Deck , A Horseshoe Pit, Nice Shady Hangouts and plenty to look at in every direction.
We offer accommodations ranging from Elevated SkyDecks to SubTerrainian Glamping spots RV spaces as well as Basic Tensite camping . - Please check out our offerings for your Desert camping visits.
Guests love staying here: "We had the most amazing time at Mikey’s place. Spiritual, reflective, and beautiful. The dogs and Rocky were the best! Mountain Views didn’t hurt (; we will definitely be back; Mikey was a welcoming and generous host. We stayed in Desert Isle and had a mystical time. You won’t regret staying here!"
Desert Hot Springs, Riverside, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ɂívil̃uwenetem Meytémak (Cahuilla) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mikey R.Joined in February 2016
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
1115 ratings · 547 reviews
November 28, 2023
The Stargazer Bed
Mikey, Joanne and Kyle are the best hosts I’ve ever meet. The place is pristine, incredibly unique, tidy, and gorgeous. It really has everything youncould for ask for and more!
November 25, 2023
Site 1 - LovelightTentsite & Car Camping
We had another great stay at the ranch (our third)! Mikey and JoAnn are great hosts -- always so warm and welcoming. And the property is beautiful comfortable, laid back, weird (in the best ways), and is always improving as they continue work on it. Thanks!
November 22, 2023
The Desert Isle
We had a great time at Desert Isle! The beds were neat and we liked being a little more secluded. We pulled our van right up and enjoyed a fire under the stars. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating !
November 21, 2023
Site 2 - LovelightTentsite & Car Camping
Mikey is a great host. The Lovelight is great for a day or two exploring Joshua tree, especially in a van. Also very dog friendly!
November 18, 2023
The Desert Isle
This place was absolutely AMAZING! A must stop. The dogs had their best time here. 5 acres of freedom to roam with the local and traveling pups. The placement of everything was so artistically eye pleasing. Each time we walked around we saw something new and exciting.
November 15, 2023
The Stargazer Bed
The stargazer accommodations provided an incredible opportunity to enjoy the mountains both at night and at sunrise. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and there were plenty of blankets (we stayed in mid-November with overnight temps in the low 50s). Once we warmed up the bed it was plenty toasty as long as you snuggled ;)
The one consideration would be for light sleepers. We had a veritable Old McDonald song of animals that chorused throughout the early night, wee hours, and morning. Coyotes yipping, dogs barking, so many roosters, ducks, sheep, and even some crows. While we found the humor in it, it did prohibit us from getting a good night's sleep. This was not just occasional noise, it was fairly prolonged and constant for long stretches (15-30+ min) (dogs and roosters).
Bring ear plugs for the light sleepers because it is quite the unique experience and beautiful setting if you are set up to enjoy it!