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Whitewater Cabin: Desert Retreat

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· Whitewater, Riverside, California
4 acres hosted by Foxden H.
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Near Joshua Tree National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Black Rock Nature Center.
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Featured on the Discovery Plus Magnolia network, this architectural marvel is a magical retreat set amid the beautiful Whitewater nature preserve. Massive hand-carved cedar timbers form a bucolic A-frame exterior, while thoughtful, luxurious décor presents an ideal atmosphere for romance…or simply escaping the hustle and bustle. And adventure is never far. Explore Whitewater Preserve, enjoy a desert hike, plunge into the oasis pool and then settle in for some truly remarkable stargazing. The only A-frame log cabin in the California Desert, Whitewater Cabin boasts 18-inch, hand–carved cedar timbers imported from the mountains of British Columbia. Its open concept design with warm interiors, comfortable furnishings and expansive windows that flood the space with natural light make this the perfect mountain getaway. Whitewater Cabin is located in Whitewater, CA just 10 miles northwest of Palm Springs, 45 minutes from Joshua Tree and two hours east of Los Angeles. Whitewater is a local secret: a small, hidden town you might just miss, despite being right off the 10 Freeway. Once there, however, you will find the area full of magic. Sitting on five unexpectedly lush acres and surrounded by BLM land, Whitewater Cabin features an ever running stream that runs right next to the Cabin. This stream, fed by water from the San Gorgonio Mountains, creates a verdant oasis full of hiking trails that begs for exploration. Drive just 6 minutes from the Cabin’s door and you will find yourself in the Whitewater Preserve, a gateway to the San Gorgonio Wilderness Backcountry. Whitewater is the historic Native American Cahuilla Indian village formerly named Wanapiapa (Place of Water). You can simultaneously relax, brush up on your photography, study some of the rare birds in the nearby oasis as well as explore the diverse nature at your doorstep. And if you’re a nature lover who also loves style, shop the likes of Gucci, Tom Ford, YSL, Alexander McQueen and more at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets, a mere 15 minute drive away. All hail the king of glamping. Welcome to Whitewater Cabin. Amenities: · Secluded location at the Whitewater nature preserve · Made from 300 year old Canadian timbers · 2 story A-frame with sweeping views · Romantic King sized canopy bed · Large bathroom with clawfoot tub · Expansive Deck to take in the views · Cozy 2 person cedar hot tub · Outdoor gas fireplace · Outdoor gas fireplace · Cowboy tub with adjacent 2-person hammock · Hiking trails starting on property leading to flowing streams At Whitewater Cabin, not only will you be able to access our stunning, remote 5 acre property but also the surrounding area. Our property borders BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Land which is open to further walk along the stream and explore. WI-FI Whitewater Cabin is in a stunningly remote location. Until recently, it was impossible to obtain any internet access at all. Thanks to Starlink, we now have fast satellite internet on site. Please note that it is normal for the system to drop out for periods of 30 seconds up to 2 minutes at a time since this is early stage technology. STRONG WINDS The winds in the desert are very strong between February and June which may limit your enjoyment of the outdoor amenities. We do all we can to navigate around the winds but cannot control the impact it may have on your stay. POWER OUTAGES The power is cut off for 8-12 hours at least twice a year by the electrical company in order for maintenance to be done (for instance in preparation for the fire seasons). We inform our guests of outages as soon as we are made aware but cannot control the time or manner in which this may impact your stay. REFUNDS Should any inconveniences such as those listed above or anything else beyond our control affect your stay, we will not provide refunds. Please understand certain things simply come with the windy, rural, desert location. Thank for understanding! PETS There is a one time, non-refundable pet fee of $80 per pet and no more than 2 dogs are allowed. We kindly request that any pets accompanying your reservation be specified under the "Extras" section. Failure to include this information will result in the pet fee being deducted from your deposit. Thank you for your attention to this matter. REQUIREMENTS Upon booking, you will receive a link with a request to sign and agree to our house rules, verify your identity, pay our refundable security deposit, and schedule a phone call with our manager. Please note that these steps are required for all guests. All steps must be complete in full prior to check-in.Just 15 minutes from Palm Springs, you'll find Whitewater Cabin. Seen in Travel & Leisure and on Discovery Plus, this architectural marvel is a magical retreat in the beautiful Whitewater preserve. Massive hand-carved cedar timbers form a bucolic A-frame exterior, while luxurious décor sets an ideal atmosphere for romance…or simply escaping the hustle and bustle. Explore Whitewater Preserve, enjoy a desert hike, plunge into the oasis pool and then settle in for some remarkable stargazing. The space All hail the king of glamping. Welcome to Whitewater Cabin. The only A-frame log cabin in the California Desert, Whitewater Cabin boasts 18-inch, hand–carved cedar timbers imported from the mountains of British Columbia. Its open concept design with warm interiors, comfortable furnishings and expansive windows that flood the space with natural light make this the perfect mountain getaway. Whitewater Cabin is located in Whitewater, CA just 10 miles northwest of Palm Springs, 45 minutes from Joshua Tree and two hours east of Los Angeles. Whitewater is a local secret: a small, hidden town you might just miss, despite being right off the 10 Freeway. Once there, however, you will find the area full of magic. Sitting on five unexpectedly lush acres and surrounded by BLM land, Whitewater Cabin features an ever running stream that runs right next to the property. This stream, fed by water from the San Gorgonio Mountains, creates a verdant oasis full of hiking trails that begs for exploration. Drive just 6 minutes from the Cabin’s door and you will find yourself in the Whitewater Preserve, a gateway to the San Gorgonio Wilderness Backcountry. Whitewater is the historic Native American Cahuilla Indian village formerly named Wanapiapa (Place of Water). You can simultaneously relax, brush up on your photography, study some of the rare birds in the nearby oasis as well as explore the diverse nature at your doorstep. And if you’re a nature lover who also loves style, shop the likes of Gucci, Tom Ford, YSL, Alexander McQueen and more at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets, a mere 15 minute drive away. Amenities: · Designer furniture and furnishings throughout · Multi-zone Sonos audio system with audiophile turnable · Samsung 'The Frame' TV · Fully furnished kitchen with premium cookware and dinnerware · Romantic King sized canopy bed · High end Queen sized convertible sofa (when booked for 3 or 4 pp) · Large bathroom with clawfoot tub · Premium linens, towels and robes from Matouk · Expansive Deck to take in the mountain and valley views · Deep 2 person cedar hot tub · Outdoor gas firepit · Cowboy tub with adjacent 2-person hammock · EV Level 2 charging (complimentary) via Nema 14-50 outlet · Hiking trails starting on property leading to flowing streams Here are a few kind words from some of our previous guests: "The cabin was absolutely stunning!! Such a home away from home feel. It was the most romantic spot. I rented it as a birthday surprise for my husband and it exceeded expectations. And the help desk is so communicative and kind. 10/10 best Airbnb experience ever!!" - Natalie "Our stay was incredible. This is a secluded place where you can have peace and quiet. The place is clean and well equipped. We felt right at home. The host was very responsive even on Christmas. I would highly recommend this place. We were sad to leave!" - Sharon "My husband and I stayed here over the weekend to celebrate our 15-year-anniversary. First of all, this place is absolutely stunning! We felt like we were in the middle of nowhere but also had the comfort of being just a little over a mile from the freeway. The inside of the space was immaculate and had everything we needed to whip up a couple of meals (pots, pans, salt, pepper, oil, etc…). Everything was decorated beautifully (very photo-worthy!). The bed, the couch, the linens and pillows were all SO comfortable and clean. We enjoyed stargazing from the hot tub at night and hiking/exploring the grounds during the day. This place was PERFECT for the two of us. What a wonderful, romantic, getaway! Thank you so SO much for everything. We hope to be back again soon!" - Callyn "I need a little staycation, and this was the first place on the app that showed up. I'd love to stay here again; with all the great amenities, seeing the stars clear at night, and hearing the water flow, very relaxing. It's not far from Palm Springs or Morongo Valley. The host team was accommodating and responded quickly. If you're looking for some R&R, stay here!!" - Karolyn Guest access At Whitewater Cabin, not only will you be able to access our stunning, remote 5 acre property but also the surrounding area. Our property borders BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Land which is open to further walk along the stream and explore. Other things to note WI-FI Whitewater Cabin is in a stunningly remote location. Until recently, it was impossible to obtain any internet access at all. Thanks to Starlink, we now have fast satellite internet on site. Please note that it is normal for the system to drop out occasionally since this is early stage technology. STRONG WINDS The winds in the desert are very strong between February and June which may limit your enjoyment of the outdoor amenities. We do all we can to navigate around the winds but cannot control the impact it may have on your stay. PETS There is a one time, non-refundable pet per fee of $80 and no more than 2 dogs are allowed. REQUIREMENTS Upon booking, you will receive a link with a request to sign and agree to our house rules, verify your identity, pay our refundable security deposit, and schedule a phone call with our manager. Please note that these steps are required for all guests. All steps must be complete in full prior to check-in.
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Tara C.recommends
April 3, 2024
Whitewater A-Frame, Featured in T&L
Magical experience near Joshua Tree
What a beautiful property! It looks exactly like the photos, was spotless, and has any amenity you would ever need. If you plan on cooking a meal here the kitchen is very well equipped. Also, the hot tub was such a nice touch. I can't say enough amazing things about the property. We will definitely be back.
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Andrea D.recommends
March 28, 2024
Whitewater A-Frame, Featured in T&L
Thoughtfully designed private cabin
This A-frame cabin is so beautiful and thoughtfully designed! The wood interiors are so warm and lovely. The large windows bring in so much light during the day. The king size mattress was so comfortable and it’s amazing waking up to the light streaming in from all four sides. Truly, this place is more beautiful in person. My fiancé and I booked this cabin as a weekend getaway from LA. It was the perfect spot to relax :) The cabin isn’t too far from town and Palm Springs but feels so private and tucked away because you’re in between the mountains. You also don’t see other houses or people so this feels like your own piece of the earth. Hot tub was lovely and fits just 2 people snuggly. We also used the bath for a nice soak. The cabin is near a wind farm, which you can see in the distance. It was pretty windy when we went so we didn’t use the fire pit. That wasn’t too much of a problem since inside the cabin is amazing. But on a less windy day, it would be such a lovely spot to hang out! Would come back again!
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Chad H.recommends
November 6, 2023
Whitewater A-Frame, Featured in T&L
The perfect getaway
This was a perfect getaway. The house is in an amazing location and every little detail made our stay so enjoyable. Most importantly, the hosts were incredibly accommodating and responsive. They even helped me prepare a birthday gift for my girlfriend that was waiting for her when we arrived. 10/10 - would recommend to anyone!
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Genie M.recommends
June 7, 2023
Whitewater A-Frame, Featured in T&L
This house provides the perfect spot for a romantic getaway for two. It is secluded and cozy, but not to far from local activities. Soaking in the hot tub watching the moon rise over the hills was truly breathtaking. The thoughtful details the host put into the house were also a nice touch. From the bath robes, choice in old records, cute little plants, to the lighting, made the place feel like a home away from home.
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Maria C.recommends
January 12, 2023
Whitewater A-Frame, Featured in T&L
Look no further-stay here!
If you are looking for a secluded getaway that is still close to downtown Palm Springs and Joshua Tree, then this is your place. Has everything you need for a perfect week, or weekend away Super clean, super quiet, just perfect.
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Ava Z.recommends
May 18, 2022
Whitewater A-Frame, Featured in T&L
Such an adorable and perfect spot to relax for a few days! Jeff has thought out every detail that makes the stay more unique! The hot tub and pool were perfect amenities. Jeff was very communicative and responsive. Would definitely stay again!!
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Whitewater, Riverside, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) and Ɂívil̃uwenetem Meytémak (Cahuilla) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Foxden H.Joined in February 2021
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