Amazing, amazing spot. You can set your tent up directly on the ridge and wake up to views of the vast valley that Lake Mead cuts through. If the winds are too strong though (that was the case for me; the ground is not possible to stake in), you can set up your tent literally just off the ridge on the "driveway".
Extremely private, not a soul in sight except for one dune buggy that had come to visit the property down the hill. You feel safe too because you are still in a residential neighborhood. The "road" is all gravel so you can sleep soundly knowing you'll hear anyone or anything approach your tent.
This is one of those campsites in the SoCal deserts that are not entirely secluded, but private enough to feel at peace! The interesting thing about this site is that it is situated at a higher elevation than the rest of 29 Palms, so it has a great view. The houses around the site seem to be intermittently occupied, so I had no problems with noise -- it was exceedingly quiet during my stay. The cabin is a nice amenity, which I did not use because it heats up fairly quickly in the day.
The cabin is closer to a storage unit than a place for you to sleep and feel comfortable in.
Blue Sky is one of those places you go to when you like your camping with some amenities! We did the dispersed camping option but gladly partook in some cornhole in the communal area, dipped in the small pool (it was very hot at this time of the year), and played board games in the lil' Cantina (which was somehow maybe designed to stay cool without AC? it was quite fascinating). We also enjoyed having the clean shower facility in the main building.
I personally love New Cuyama, so that was a plus to be so close to all the stores -- all three of them -- fronting 166. Cuyama Buckhorn never disappoints.
It was a bummer we couldn't have a fire but fire season is what it is.
Kane and Malia were great, great hosts. It was their first time but they did such a great job accommodating us, even though we made the booking quite at the last minute.
The camp site is a little tight but we really liked how the fire pit area is right on where your tent would be. This really is a great option for camping within the trees in the SoCal area!
I think they have some really great ideas on improving the place so it will only get better. As of now, we had little to complain.
NOTE: please note that this is in a residential neighborhood, so it's not as secluded/private as some people would like. Still, being in the back of the house, we saw no one and barely heard Kane or Malia in the house!