There’s nothing more iconic than escaping to the desert for a getaway. Whether it’s to discover yourself under the star-studded desert sky, have meaningful experiences with the family in nature, or have a fly-by-the-moment escape without an itinerary, it’s always a time to remember. Sometimes when you’re looking for a vacation rental in such a stunning locale, it can be difficult to find something that has just the right mixture of aesthetic and utility—a place that you know you’ll never forget! If this is what you’ve been searching for, we’re pleased to tell you we have the perfect Joshua Tree vacation rental for your next vacation. Meet Red’s Ranch, the perfect blend of modern and rustic!
Property Walkthrough: Red’s Ranch
This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is ready to host you for your next Joshua Tree vacation! A huge bonus about this property is that it is pet-friendly, as long as you’re respectful of the furniture and thoroughly clean up after them. Bring along the entire family, without leaving your furry friends at home—and there are even areas of Joshua Tree National Park where you can bring your dog on a leash. With must-have features like free Wi-Fi and bonus quirks like the record player, this unique property is complete with mountain views and is surrounded by an array of desert foliage, including the Joshua Tree. Welcome to the desert!
Bright Living Spaces with Comfortable Touches
Enter the home through the front door on the porch, which offers ample seating for enjoying the outside space. You’ll step into the living room, which greets you with a bright atmosphere and a white ceiling with wooden beams. A generously sized sectional sit around a coffee table and faces the flat-screen TV, creating an appealing place to relax between exploring Joshua Tree. Cozy highlights include comfy rolled blankets in a basket and lots of plants that give the space a pop of color.
It’s a space that is perfect for both day and night, as a wide window lets in plenty of sunlight and offers views of the mountains, while ceiling lamps give it a warm ambiance in the evenings. The record player sits just behind the sectional, complete with a selection of records you can peruse. When you don’t feel like watching TV, sit back and relax to the sounds of your favorite tunes. The ranch has it all for a Joshua Tree getaway!
Fully Equipped Kitchen for Cooking at Home
Just near the record player, you’ll find the table, which has four stools and is situated right by a window, making it a great spot for morning meals or chatting over coffee. From the dining space, you can journey into the kitchen, which has handsome wood cabinets and polished granite countertops. You can cook up anything you’d like with the provided cookware—picnic lunches to take to the park, homemade family meals, cocktails for sunset, and most anything you can think of. The kitchen offers stainless steel appliances like the electric stove that will give you a high-quality cooking experience, as well as a fridge with lots of space for storing all your ingredients.
Cozy Bedrooms with Welcoming Vibes
This home has two bedrooms, making it great for family vacations and trips with friends. Even better, the home offers two bathrooms, so you don’t have to deal with the complications of only having one. Each room offers a bright atmosphere, accented with pops of color and desert-inspired décor, along with wood-style floors that give the spaces a clean and minimalistic feel. Each room has a queen-sized bed with fresh linens and its own ensuite bathroom. In both bathrooms, you’ll find a convenient walk-in shower. As a bonus, one of the rooms offers a chair and extra windows. Just as peaceful to wake up in as they are to fall asleep at night, these bedrooms are ideal for getting in your rest between the thrills of discovering Joshua Tree.
Outdoor Space with Gorgeous Views
This home has a front porch surrounded by sprawling desert views, along with stools, chairs, and white lights for enjoying the weather outside. The stools also have a counter extending from the wall, making it easy to bring drinks or snacks outside with you. Marvel in the wonder of desert sunsets as you make memories with your fellow vacationers, or enjoy your morning cup of coffee with the open desert horizon. As a final bonus, there’s a propane fire pit for star gazing on chilly desert nights. When staying at this lovely property, it’ll truly feel like your own home away from home in Joshua Tree!
It’s Time for Your Journey to Red’s Ranch!
If you’ve never experienced a getaway in the desert before, it’s one of life’s boxes that you must check off, and there’s no better place to do it than Joshua Tree, California. Besides being home to one of the most famous national parks in the world, our charming town offers visitors much to do in the way of discovering local culture and the culinary scene—especially the southwestern flavors this area of the country is known for. Wake up for once in a lifetime desert sunrise, traverse dusty trails with otherworldly plant life, gaze at a sea of stars at night, so many that you won’t even be able to count them all. If you’re looking for the perfect Joshua Tree vacation rental, check out our lovely home the flag ranch!
Stunning Ranch Bungalow Near Joshua Tree West Entrance
This fantastic property offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as up to two pets if you’d like to bring Fido along. Besides having stellar highlights like the on property hot tub, this home also boasts an excellent location only 25 minutes to the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park—and did we mention the ranch was designed by Doug Wiand Design, commonly featured on HGTV? An ideal location where you can enjoy low-key vibes and desert views while never being far from the action. you’ll find that dining and shopping are nearby. The Integratron, a famous spaceship-like structure built in 1954, is just a five-minute drive away. At his property, you can enjoy the best of remote living and simultaneously discover the culture of the area. Welcome to Flag Ranch!
Rustic Ambiance Pairs with Modern Amenities at This Joshua Tree Vacation Home
Pull up to the home and you’ll be greeted by a minimalist looking structure with a clean and bright exterior, giving it a striking look against the rusty color of the desert earth. You’ll already be able to spot a few Joshua trees on the property, giving you the perfect photo op right at your vacation home. Walk through the front door to be greeted by the airy and inviting living area, furnished with an eye-catching blue sectional that is as spacious as it is stylish. A multi colored printed rug gives the smooth, polished flooring a pop of color, while cow hide chairs give the space a bit of a southwestern flair. Elegant gold lighting fixtures and gold accents on pieces like side tables complete the look of the room.
Here you can relax with your fellow vacationers after a long day of exploring Joshua Tree National Park or plan out your day with coffee as the sun rises. A large flat screen TV is mounted in the corner of the room, so you can easily unwind with your favorite programs anytime of the day. The vintage American flag offers a bold statement piece and ties the room together.
Soak Up Life in the Desert at The Flag Ranch
The fully equipped kitchen is just off the living area and offers its own trendy aesthetic with colorful blue cabinets and matching blue dining chairs. Countertops offer plenty of prep space, and high-quality stainless steel appliances give you the ability to cook anything you’d like on your vacation, from homemade snacks to celebratory dinners after conquering your favorite trail. This stove even offers a six-top burner for those ambitious vacation chefs! The highlights finish off with a red Keurig machine, so you’ll know you’ll never be wanting for your morning coffee.
From the kitchen you can venture out onto the back patio, which offers smooth paving and a rustic outdoor dining table with six red chairs. A gas BBQ grill outside lets you whip up your own meals with a view of the desert sunset or cook up meals alfresco on a mild winter day. Further out into the yard, you’ll find some amazing outdoor perks. A propane fire pit with two Adirondack loungers offers an excellent spot to do a little bit of star gazing at night, and you’ll find the private four-person hot tub right next to it. This home truly lets you immerse yourself in the desert lifestyle both in and out!
Spring break is nearly synonymous with epic vacations, and there’s no better place to take off for than Joshua Tree, California! Let the magic of the desert envelope you for a once-in-a-lifetime experience—traversing trails of blooming cacti in Joshua Tree National Park, stargazing at a canopy of desert stars, and discovering the southwestern charm of our town. Everyone can find something to love about Joshua Tree, whether it’s adventuring the most beautiful trails in the park or brunching and shopping locally. It’s even better to visit during the spring, because the weather is perfect and sunny during the day, without the scorching heat of summer. So whether you’re on a legendary odyssey across the country or coming from a neighboring state, you should Consider A Spring Break Getaway Trip To Joshua Tree!
Spring Break Getaway Trip To Joshua Tree
One of the best things about spring in Joshua Tree National Park is that you’re treated to a blossoming desert coming back to life after the chilly winter season. This is truly the desert at peak beauty, with breezy weather and a variety of sights only seen in the spring. Take for example the Hidden Valley Trail—always popular because of its easy terrain that consists of a simple one-mile loop, this classic hike is a must-see in the spring, as clusters of wildflowers have sprouted up all alongside the trail to provide you with stunning views.
Venture along the Barker Dam Trail to be treated to gorgeous views of the historic Barker Dam, along with other native Joshua Tree vegetation and massive rocks and boulders. This trail also offers a simple 1.1-mile loop, making it accessible for hikers of most skill levels. In the spring you can view Barker Dam at its most optimal time, as it’s the fullest after a rainy season. When the dam is lush with spring plant life, you’re also more likely to spot wildlife in this area during that time, as they come to the dam for a drink or a bite to eat! And speaking of, spring is an excellent time to have a picnic lunch at the dam day-use area, which offers picnic tables and firepits with grills.
When you visit Joshua Tree National Park in the springtime, you also have the chance to see one of the most popular trails in the park come alive with vibrant pops of color. The Cholla Cactus Garden trail has long been an iconic part of the park, full of stretching fields of uniquely shaped cacti that are native to the southwest and parts of Mexico, with prickly, stick-like limbs. When the cholla cactus blooms in the spring, they offer up stunning flowers in shades of bright purple. This trail is one of the top things to do in Joshua Tree during the springtime!
Visit the Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market in the Spring
Because we enjoy a temperate climate even in the winter, you’ll find the Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market is conveniently open every Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab some citrus fruit to throw in a spring sangria or margarita back at your vacation rental, or fresh berries to snack on as you explore the national park. The Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market offers even more beyond produce, as local vendors from all around the area come to sell their wares. Buy a leather coin pouch with a southwestern flair, or some natural handmade soap—the farmer’s market has a wide selection of products to browse, and you might even find your next favorite purchase there. You can find the farmer’s market in Downtown Joshua Tree at Turtle Island.
Explore the Spring Culinary Scene of Joshua Tree
Roadside cafes, quaint brunch spots, and country diners all await you on your visit to the southwest—especially in Joshua Tree! Swing by The Dez and order a quick sandwich or other food for a picnic in the park. Set in a building with a diner sort of vibe, Crossroads Café offers an assortment of fare, from traditional breakfast to lunch and dinner options—there are even some vegan items on the menu. If you’re a pizza lover, stop by Sky High Pie, where you’ll find a menu of gourmet pizzas, along with build-your-own options, salads, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. This is just a sampling of all our amazing restaurants in town—and don’t forget spring is perfect for patio seating!
It’s Time to Book Your Joshua Spring Break Trip!
We offer a collection of beautiful rentals in and around Joshua Tree, with all-star amenities, stunning décor, and gorgeous outdoor spaces. Take a look at our lovely Joshua Tree vacation rentals, and give our local team a call and we’ll help you book your dream Joshua Tree spring break rental today!
There’s nothing quite like getting away for a Thanksgiving vacation. Somehow, even if you’re still planning on seeing family, or cooking, or doing the usual Thanksgiving things, getting away for it all makes it a little more special—and there’s no place more magical for a Thanksgiving vacation than Joshua Tree, CA. You’ll be treated to sunny days and endless desert views stretching to the horizon–but don’t worry, as even the desert has mild seasons, so you’ll experience that delicious seasonal chill at night when the temperature drops. It’s the perfect blend of nature and relaxation, without the heavy cold that arrives this time of year in most parts of the country. So, whether you’re escaping the city, the snow, or just getting away to nature, Joshua Tree is the ideal Thanksgiving destination—so get ready to book your Thanksgiving stay in Joshua Tree!
Thanksgiving Stay in Joshua Tree
Our vacation rentals offer a boutique type feel, with each location being unique and each property having its own special highlights. Many of our properties put the desert right at your backdoor, whether it’s sweeping mountain views from every window in the home or a hiking trail right in your own backyard. Of course, one of the major draws of the area is Joshua Tree National Park, and you’ll find we have a variety of locations that will put you as close to the park as you want to be—or you might prefer something closer to town, or a property with a more secluded feel. Either way, you’ll have an impressive selection to choose from, and you can expect your Thanksgiving to be full of vibrant desert scenery! It’s the perfect time to book your Thanksgiving stay in Joshua Tree, so you can ensure you get the ideal property for your holiday escape.
Rent One of the Best Thanksgiving Vacation Rentals in Joshua Tree
Our portfolio of Joshua Tree vacation rentals is unmatched, with each property offering a unique design, flawless décor with a southwestern flair, and cozy accommodations. Our homes offer the best of modern living combined with a rustic aesthetic, so expect things like wide windows with lots of natural light, wood details, and vintage touches to contemporary spaces. We have properties with TVs and without TVs, as well as studios, one-bedrooms, and larger homes that are great for big Thanksgiving vacations. Often our homes will sit right up against the desert, and you might even have a Joshua Tree just outside your door! Since every home has some one-of-a-kind feature, it’s always great to get a head start on booking your Thanksgiving vacation to Joshua Tree.
Joshua Tree Thanksgiving Rentals with Fully Equipped Kitchens
Whether you’re planning on cooking or not, a fully equipped kitchen for a Thanksgiving getaway is a must. Our kitchens offer upscale appliances and a variety of cookware, so you can prepare your own Thanksgiving feast right at home! Alternatively, if you pre-order a meal from a local grocery store, you’ll have an oven and all the utensils you need at your disposal. Most of our rentals also have necessities like coffee makers—ideal for both the morning and Thanksgiving dessert! When you stay at one of our Joshua Tree Thanksgiving rentals, it’s truly a home-away-from-home experience.
Gorgeous Outdoor Spaces for a Joshua Tree Thanksgiving
Our homes have outdoor spaces with amenities made for gathering with family and friends, from our properties with cozy covered porches to those with outdoor firepits with ample seating. We have a long lineup of homes that offer hot tubs as well, which makes for perfect stargazing when the temperature drops at night and the air becomes crisp and chilly. Every home has a different set up, but some things you might find include BBQ grills, outdoor furniture, hammocks, private walking trails, and outdoor dining areas.
Amenities and Curated Spaces for an Unforgettable Holiday
Whether it’s a trip for two or a big family getaway, our properties offer cozy accommodations for your Thanksgiving holiday vacation. Bedrooms can include features like king- and queen-sized beds, private entrances to the outside space, and ensuite bathrooms with luxurious features. Some homes have bedrooms with features like flat screen TVs, workout equipment, or multiple beds (great for the kids!). Both inviting and comfortable, you’ll feel right at home on your Thanksgiving getaway when you stay in one of our wonderful vacation homes in Joshua Tree.
Book Your Thanksgiving Stay in Joshua Tree Today!
Our company is made up of Joshua Tree locals, so we know the area well if you have any questions about Thanksgiving in town! We’re more than happy to guide you in the right direction based on your ideal vacation, and to help you in picking out the perfect Thanksgiving vacation rental. Give us a call today!
Golden-hued sunrises, dusty desert trails winding through worlds of cacti and rugged boulders, a clear evening sky, and a low horizon perfectly primed for stargazing—when you come to vacation in Joshua Tree, CA, this vision comes to life for a getaway unlike any other. The majesty of Joshua Tree National Park draws visitors year-round, with the promise of sunshine and desert sunsets, but beyond exploring the park, you’ll find there’s much to do in town and endless ways to enjoy outdoor recreation in the area. Spend your Sunday morning brunching at a café in town before hunting for southwestern antiques and take the evening to sit around an outdoor firepit and marvel at the open skies. The desert is waiting for you—and you can check out what your Joshua Tree vacation could be like by following along on the property walkthrough of our Pickle Ranch vacation home! Say hello to Pickle Ranch, one of the top vacation rentals in Joshua Tree!
One of the Best Joshua Tree Vacation Rentals
This amazing property is ready to host you on your getaway from the city, with 2-bedrooms, and 2-bathrooms set on 2.5 acres of desert wonderland. Situated right in the foothills of a mesa, you’ll be sure to get plenty of sunshine at this property—and as a bonus, it’s ideal for those with a love of music, as there’s an upright piano, guitar, and a vintage record collection. Even better, it has an excellent location just a 6-minute drive from downtown Joshua Tree, easily allowing you to indulge in the best of nature and our charming town. There are over 40 Joshua Trees on the property alone, setting the scenery for your desert escape. The land offers its own private Pickle Ranch Loop Trail and amazing amenities such as a hot tub. This property is also fully fenced, and you can bring up to two dogs during your stay at this home. Say hello to Pickle Ranch, one of the top vacation rentals in Joshua Tree!
Welcome to Your Desert Vacation Home
Pull up to this fantastic property, and you’ll be greeted by a beautiful exterior expertly landscaped with quaint walking paths lined by desert rocks, and a variety of cacti welcoming you home. In the distance you can see stretching mountain vistas, making the view simply stunning from anywhere on the property. Step inside, and you’ll find yourself in a gorgeously curated, open-concept space with a living room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen is absolutely a work of art, with handsome dark cabinetry, a blue-tiled backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. A beautiful wood dining table is generously sized and can seat up to six. Features like the hanging frying pans give the space a rustic touch.
Southwest Style Meets a Modern Flair
At the end of the kitchen area, you’ll see a lovely little sitting space, situated near the handsome brick fireplace. In this room, there is also a convenient workstation desk, and the property has complimentary high-speed internet! From here, the kitchen transitions into the living area, which has an air of being professionally decorated while feeling completely welcoming and inviting. A sleek, golden-tan leather sectional invites you to cozy up, and a large flat-screen TV is there for whenever you want to relax with your favorite shows. In this room, you’ll find one of the best highlights of the property, as it features the piano, guitar, and vintage record collection. Sit back and enjoy making your own music, or simply admiring the tunes from the vinyl. A door from this area leads out to the back patio, where your own personal desert oasis awaits!
Everything You Need for a Flawless Joshua Tree Getaway
Out on the covered patio, you’ll find lots of places to unwind and enjoy the views—there’s a brightly colored hammock where you can take an afternoon nap or watch the as the fiery colors of the sunset light up the sky before dark. A BBQ grill on the patio allows you to do a little al fresco cooking, while a picnic table offers the perfect spot to take your meals outside. The two must-have outdoor features include the hot tub and the fire pit—ideal for enjoying crisp nights under a blanket of stars.
Back inside, you’ll find the two bedrooms. The first offers a queen-sized bed, and in the second bedroom, you’ll find a king-size bed. Each room has access to a shared bathroom, while there’s another bathroom in the hall. You’ll have your choice of a shower-tub combo or a gorgeously tiled walk-in shower. To top it all off, each bedroom has its own private outdoor access!
Reserve Your Stay at Pickle Ranch Today!
If you’ve been dreaming about your trip to Joshua Tree, it’s the perfect season for a stay at Pickle Ranch! Please feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have about the property—we’d love to help you start planning your Joshua Tree getaway today!
When you think of a typical and standard Halloween, images might come to mind of fall foliage, spooky forests, and a constant chill in the air—but there’s an entirely different way to experience Halloween at Joshua Tree! Trade the dreary daytime temperatures of fall for a breezy 80-degree average, literally the perfect temperature to enjoy the warmth of the desert without the scorching heat, giving you an ideal environment for exploring some of the most iconic sights of Joshua Tree National Park. Even better, you don’t have to sacrifice the chilly crisp of fall, as the temperature lowers in the evenings to the low 50s–dare we say, ideal stargazing from the hot tub weather?
No matter your Halloween style, you’ll find lots to do when you visit Joshua Tree for Halloween! Attend a local Halloween event, shop for handmade fall décor, and stop by the town farmers market to whip up your own fall treats—the Halloween fun is endless in Joshua Tree, making it a uniquely delightful destination for a Halloween vacation!
Halloween at Joshua Tree National Park
Of course, the major attraction on your vacation is likely to be our famed Joshua Tree National Park, home to stunning sights such as the otherworldly Joshua Tree, the Cholla Cactus Garden, Skull Rock, and so much more! In fact, Halloween is an ideal time to visit the park and explore it in all its glory, with comfortable weather and great stargazing opportunities. Spy Bighorn sheep at Barker Dam, traverse the hidden Valley and visit the Hall of Horrors—aptly named for a Halloween excursion to the park, the Hall of Horrors is not all that spooky but includes narrow rock passages on the 30-minute trail. Whatever you put on your Joshua Tree Halloween itinerary, you’re sure to see plenty of natural wonders on the way!
Visit a Local Farmers Market in Joshua Tree
To get into the fall spirit with seasonal treats, or pick up a pumpkin to carve, stop by the Joshua Tree Farmers Market. In addition to local fruits and vegetables, you’ll find lots of vendors selling handmade goods, from jewelry to candles to organic lotions. It’s a place that brings all the best of farm-to-table, and it’s never a bad idea to pick up a few fresh ingredients for a home-cooked meal either! You can find the Joshua Tree Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Downtown Joshua Tree at Turtle Island.
Shop for Spooky Desert Antiques
In Joshua Tree, we’re somewhat well-known for our rustic southwestern antique shops, where you can find everything from new front yard décor to vintage glassware and desert-themed artwork. Ideal for finding something original to remember your trip by, the antique shops are worth stopping by in search of a Halloween souvenir—you might even find the perfect piece or accessory to complete your costume! Our antique shops are spread over the town and in our neighbor, Yucca Valley, only a short drive away. Popular stores include Pioneer Crossing Antiques, Route 62 Arts and Antiques, and Desert Curios.
Check Out a Joshua Tree Halloween Event
When visiting on Halloween or near Halloween, you might want to stop by a local fall event! Typically, the second weekend in October brings the Joshua Tree Music Festival, a family-friendly event to put you in the seasonal mood. At our local community center, there’s a Halloween Haunt event, offering spooky décor and treats for the kids. On Halloween is also a great time to visit Skull Rock in the park, perhaps for some evening stargazing!
Enjoy a Festive Halloween Night Out in Joshua Tree
Of course, sometimes on Halloween, you’ll want to get dressed in your best costume and go out to explore the town. Joshua Tree definitely offers more of a small-town vibe, but you’ll still be able to find a few places where you can celebrate Halloween in style, with a cocktail of your choosing! Local watering holes with live music on Halloween weekend include AWE Bar, Joshua Tree Saloon, and The Red Dog Saloon. Don’t forget to bring your costume for a festive night of Halloween thrills!
Book Your Joshua Tree Halloween Vacation Rental Today!
When you’re vacationing in Joshua Tree, forget about booking a standard hotel room—it’s no way to experience one of the most beautiful places on earth, and definitely not on Halloween! We offer a wide array of boutique vacation rentals, with well-thought-out designs that make each home an entirely unique experience. With amenities like hot tubs, dipping pools, mountain views, outdoor firepits, and so much more, we have homes that are perfect for a Halloween escape to Joshua Tree. Give our friendly local team a call today, and we’ll help you pick your Halloween Joshua Tree rental!
If you’ve never been to the desert, there’s a magical land of fantastic landscapes and dreamy sunsets waiting for you—and if you have been, then you certainly know how life-changing experiencing the beauty firsthand can be. One of the best desert destinations is easily Joshua Tree, checking all the boxes for an epic trip to the otherworldly terrain of the southwest—countless trails and sights at the renowned Joshua Tree National Park, delicious local cafes, quirky art galleries, and rustic antique shops. It’s an ideal place for family vacations and getaways with friends—and the best place to stay is a private Joshua Tree vacation rental. If you’re planning a trip to Joshua Tree, take a look at the walkthrough of our amazing Alana House property!
Excellent Private Joshua Tree Vacation Rental
This lovely 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom desert home was named Alana House, as “Alana” is the combined initials of the owner’s family members. With a trendy look and upscale amenities, it has everything you need for an epic Joshua Tree vacation. Boasting one of the best locations in Joshua Tree, you’ll find the Coyote Hole hiking trail is just a 5-minute jaunt from your front door, and that the national park itself is only a 5-minute drive away. Besides being close to all the natural wonders you’ll want to see, this property is also only 2 minutes from Joshua Tree Village, which features The Saloon, Natural Sisters Café, the Saturday Farmer’s market, and a variety of other shops. Welcome to your desert vacation home!
Stylish Décor Creates a Relaxing Aesthetic
Step into the home and you’ll immediately admire the bright and clean atmosphere, with lighter flooring and walls, which adds to the open feeling of the space. Upon entry, you’ll find yourself in the game room area, with a handsome pool table and magnificent gas fireplace. Continue on, and you’ll come across the open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area. The living area offers up a plush orange sectional, with additional chairs and complimentary artwork. The gas fireplace is two-sided, facing both the game area and the living room—amazing for those chilly desert evenings! A large flat-screen TV completes the space, and with free Wi-Fi, you can easily stream your favorite shows on your accounts. Add in central heat and AC, and you’re relaxing in prime comfort!
Fully Equipped Kitchen for Your Vacation Cooking Needs
The living area flows seamlessly into the kitchen, which offers a gourmet look with stainless steel appliances, smooth countertops, and plenty of light. You’ll also find other appliances for your cooking must-haves, such as a coffee maker. A large island with a sink provides an excellent place to prep meals or set out snacks, and four counter stools provide a casual place to sit while using the kitchen. Near the windows that face the backyard, there’s a dining area that can seat up to eight. From here, you can continue out to the breathtaking backyard through sliding glass doors. A ceiling fan adds extra comfort, while the décor gives off post-modern meets southwest vibes.
Outdoor Features Create a Private Desert Oasis
Enter the backyard, and you’ve arrived in your own personal desert oasis. This home truly has it all, as there’s an above-ground pool for those scorching summer days and a hot tub for when it cools off in the evenings and seasonally. Float and stargaze on a perfectly cloudless night or take a dip in the steamy water on a cold day. The pool area is furnished with four loungers, while in the corner of the yard you’ll find four hammocks where you can relax on a breezy day. Beneath the covered patio, you’ll find a picnic table for outdoor dining, along with an outdoor sitting area with a coffee table. To top it all off, this home also offers a BBQ gas grill for cooking al fresco, along with a handsome firepit area with chairs. The backyard is also fully enclosed, giving you a sense of privacy while never being far from the action!
Cozy Bedrooms with a Refined Look
Inside the home you’ll find the four bedrooms, offering gorgeous accommodations with striking décor that gives an elegant yet accessible feel. The master bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed, desk, ceiling fan, large flat-screen TV, and ensuite bathroom with double sinks! The second bedroom also offers a king-sized bed and a flat-screen TV. The other two bedrooms have queen beds, and there is a shared bathroom in the hall. This property is certainly primed for an epic Joshua Tree vacation!
Reserve Your Stay at Alana House in Joshua Tree Today!
Joshua Tree National Park draws visitors from all over the world, campers, hikers, and regular travelers, each searching for their own unique experience in the otherworldly beauty of the desert. Exploring rugged dirt trails for secret gardens of blooming cholla cacti, discovering old ruins from the wild west days, wandering through sprawling forests of Joshua Trees—it’s all in a typical day for a Joshua Tree vacation, and visitors from all walks of life can find excitement in the geological wonder of the desert. That makes it the perfect destination for a family vacation, and it’s a popular national park for families on vacation!
Besides the obvious sites, you’ll want to explore, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do with the family while you’re visiting Joshua Tree, and what events are family-friendly enough to attend with the children. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of family friendly activities in Joshua Tree, so you can have an unforgettable family getaway to the majestic landscape of the southwest!
Family Friendly Activities in Joshua Tree
This is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes-style peek at what goes on at the park. Enjoy a selection of several programs designed to educate visitors about the wildlife and vegetation throughout the park, as well as the human history of the area and how the desert landscape was formed throughout the millions of years of our planet’s history! There are programs for both the day and night, so be sure to dress appropriately and bring sunscreen during the day. You can find a list of ranger-led programs on the National Park Service’s website!
Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market
This is a terrific event to attend with the family, and it occurs on Saturday mornings throughout the year off Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. Our local farmer’s market is certified, meaning that it had to meet strict rules in order to receive such a certification—so expect only locally grown and handmade items here! You can find all manner of fresh produce, as well as goods like pickled garlic and peppers, homemade spices and seasonings, fresh-cut flowers, handpicked fruit, handcrafted jewelry, bags, coffee, and more. Pick up a piece of blown glass to display in your living room back home or buy some prints from local artists to frame on your wall. The kids will love the wide array of colorful things to look at, and you can grab lunch while you walk around.
Joshua Tree Music Festival
In October, you’ll find our local music festival taking place annually—and it’s been rated as one of the top family friendly festivals in the country! The festival prides itself on being friendly to parents with toddlers and younger children as well and offers a special “Kidsville” area for the kids to enjoy activities and rock out to the live music. You’ll find arts and crafts booths, yoga, puppet, and magic shows, as well as free face painting that’s sure to delight the kids. Tickets for kids are discounted, there’s plenty of shade at the festival, and well water offers festival goers free water refills. If you’re visiting in October, this family-friendly festival is a must!
Embark on a Tour of Keys Ranch
Located within the Joshua Tree National Park, Keys Ranch is a historic site that you can only access by a ranger-led walking tour. The Keys family were some of the original homesteaders in the desert, and the tour includes educational information about life and what it was like to survive in the desert back in those days. The walking tour will take you to the ranch house, as well as other sites on the property like the schoolhouse and workshop. The tour runs from October-May, making it ideal for families visiting the park during the fall, winter, and spring breaks from school.
Night Sky Festival
One of the huge attractions in Joshua Tree is the night sky itself, as mostly clear desert skies and a lack of trees blocking the horizon makes for unbeatable star gazing. Every September the Night Sky Festival is held, and the ticket event is held at the Limit Nature Center and Observatory by the park’s north entrance. Educational for the kids and fascinating for all ages, this is a magical night of stargazing that they’ll remember forever!
Reserve Your Family-Friendly Vacation Home in Joshua Tree Today
Our friendly team can help you plan your family-friendly Joshua Tree vacation and book your ideal rental for an unforgettable getaway. We offer a wide selection of properties ranging in all sizes, with perks like hot tubs, flat-screen TVs, outdoor firepits, and gorgeous desert views. Give us a call to learn more about our vacation rentals and start planning your Joshua Tree vacation today!
Otherworldly rocky vistas, incredible plant life, spectacular sunsets—there’s nothing quite like the desert, and the best of it all comes together in Joshua Tree, California. Besides being home to one of the most well-known and famous national parks, our quirky desert town welcomes all visitors with art galleries, cafes, and shops with a southwestern flare. The desert offers a special kind of magic year-round, but there are ideal times to visit, as the sunshine and heat can be a bit oppressive in the summertime, and even winter in the desert can get quite chilly! If you’re searching for the perfect time to plan your Fall trip to Joshua Tree, the fall season is one of the best times to visit Joshua Tree and the national park!
Explore the Joshua Tree National Park in Ideal Weather
With temperatures cooling down from the intensity of the summer, you can find lots to get up to when adventuring through the national park. Visit Skull Rock, a unique rock formation that resembles a skull—you can even stargaze there in the evening! Fall is a great time to spot some bighorn sheep on the Barker Dam Nature Trail, or you can take a scenic drive along Geology Tour Road. The Wall Street Mining Trail offers visitors a glimpse into the old west, with ruins of Wonderland Ranch visible from the trail. Keys Ranch is a historic ranch in the park, and they start up guided ranger tours again in fall 2022, after their summer break. It’s an unforgettable seasonal activity that will allow you to immerse yourself in western history!
Eat at the Best Restaurants in Joshua Tree
Whether it’s to celebrate after completing a long hike in the park or just a leisurely Sunday brunch, you’ll find that there are plenty of delicious restaurants in town. At the Crossroads Café, you’ll find expertly prepared café fare like sandwiches and salads—perfect for lunch before doing some antique shopping, or breakfast before adventuring out to see the Cholla Cactus Garden in the Joshua Tree National Park. To grab a slice of delicious pumpkin pie, stop by The Natural Sisters Café, where you can dine in for a meal and take extra pie to-go, for enjoying at your vacation home later. They also have other fall favorites available!
Nearby in Yucca Valley, you’ll discover an even wider selection of eateries, such as La Copine, a trendy restaurant with an indoor-outdoor setting serving American fusion fare. For those who can’t go without their fall-themed coffee, there are chains such as the tried-and-true Starbucks, as well as local options like the C and S Coffee Shop and the Joshua Tree Coffee Company.
Enjoy Crisp Nights with Clear Stargazing On Your Fall Trip to Joshua Tree
It’s an unfortunate reality that many big cities in the US are not well equipped for stargazing. Whether it’s a light pollution issue or constant cloud coverage, not everyone can look up at the night sky and see what’s there very clearly. When you come to visit Joshua Tree, that’s unlikely to be the case. Light pollution poses no issues here (with the exception of a full moon, of course!), and most nights are clear of clouds, weather permitting. Depending on planetary positions, you might even be able to catch Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn—just as bright specks of light of course, but impressive, nonetheless. The real joy is being able to see more stars than you might have ever thought possible, so grab a glass of wine and sit outside to admire the cosmic show—you’re likely to even catch a shooting star or two!
Shop at Local Antique Shops in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley
Our area is home to several unique stores and antique shops and is a great fall activity for a day when the weather isn’t optimal for the park. It’s a great fall pastime, as you might even be able to find something that can be used as seasonal fall décor back home! In Joshua Tree, you’ll find The Station, where you can pick up locally made gifts, and Ricochet Vintage Wears if you’re a fan of groovy recycled clothing. Yucca Valley is where you’ll find the most antique shops and can be a convenient stop if you’d like to visit several at once, as there are quite a few just off the local 62 highway. Route 62 Arts and Antiques is a well-known spot and sits near other shops such as Pioneer Crossing Antiques, Pope’s Antiques, Nitty Gritty, Desert Curios, and This N’ That Treasures.
Reserve Your Joshua Tree Fall Vacation Rental Today!
If you’d like to make the most of your fall trip to Joshua Tree, it all starts with the perfect vacation rental—and we’re proud to offer a selection of trendy and unique properties that have been professionally curated for a flawless Joshua Tree vacation. Give our local team a call to learn more today!
There’s nothing quite like a desert escape—stretching, rust-colored vistas dotted by alien-looking plant life, rugged mountains that seem to go for miles, and color-popping sunsets that have to be seen to be believed. There’s no better place this vision comes to life than in Joshua Tree, California, gateway to the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park. Here you can spend your days traversing the trails of the park, discovering hidden gems at secret turns, and take the evening to stargaze from the comfort of your back porch hot tub. When you’re not exploring the natural wonders the area has to offer, you’ll find plenty to experience in town, from delicious local cafes to southwestern antique shops. For those dreaming of a Joshua Tree vacation rental, we have the perfect property for you: JT Desert Escape!
Meet Your New Joshua Tree Vacation Rental
This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home is ideal for a little getaway with friends or family, giving you everything you need for a flawless vacation at just the right size. If you’re the type that craves adventure just outside your door, this property is on 5 acres of land, surrounded by a fence—so explore to your heart’s content! In this property you’ll easily enjoy the highlights of warm weather living, with a gorgeous backyard that includes a hot tub and cowboy tub style pool. Hiking trails are only a few minutes away, and you’ll never be far from discovering the eateries and shops of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. Welcome to JT Desert Escape!
Bright Spaces with a Southwestern Flair
Step into the front door, and you’ll be in a spacious and well-appointed living area with exposed wooden beams on the ceiling that give the space a hacienda-style vibe. The space is open concept, and also includes the kitchen and living area further in. Yellow painted walls create a peaceful atmosphere primed for relaxation, and a large living room rug provides the space with a homey feel. A plush couch faces a large flat screen TV, where you can sit and unwind after a day out in the desert. Throughout the room you’ll find tastefully done décor, and completing the space is a charming two-seater table near the front window—a great spot to take your morning coffee, or to sit with your favorite reading material.
Relax with All the High-Quality Amenities You Need
Continue onward and you’ll come across the fully equipped kitchen and the dining area. The kitchen simultaneously gives an upscale yet homey feel, with bright cabinetry, sleek countertops, and high-quality appliances. Colorful accents throughout the area make it a welcoming space, along with decorative plants above the cabinets. With such a well-equipped kitchen, you can easily whip up a nutritious breakfast at a moment’s notice or spend the afternoon planning a gourmet homemade meal with ingredients from a local market. On the other side of the countertop, there’s four high-top chairs, giving you an extra spot to indulge in quick snacks or keep the cook company. The dining table can seat four, and is just off the kitchen next to the French doors that lead out to the backyard.
Enjoy the Best of Desert Living
Enter the backyard to find yourself on a charming deck, with a covered seating area with high-quality outdoor furniture on one side, and the cowboy tub style pool on the other side, also conveniently covered. Relax at the sitting area with amazing desert views or have a splash in the pool after a morning hike. It’s a small dipping pool that is filled with water then drained between each guest and can be a great way to cool off from the desert heat. Just off the deck you’ll find the BBQ grill—grill up a homecooked meal beneath a fiery sunset, and dine al fresco on the deck. At night, little white lights strung along the deck give the outdoor area a warm ambiance. If you’re visiting during the colder season or when the evenings are chilly, there is a hot tub just off the back porch, along with an outdoor firepit—both excellent spots for stargazing!
Comfy Bedrooms for a Restful Retreat
Inside, the two bedrooms are furnished with queen-sized beds, giving your group ample sleeping space. The first has a lovely window that overlooks the desert scenery, giving the room a bright and open feel. The second offers a small desk perfect for using your computer or writing, and also has French doors that lead out to the back deck. With complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected on your devices, this home has it all for a Joshua Tree getaway!