For an exquisite experience in the amazing Joshua Tree National Park, why not do it in style, and stay at one of these breathtaking Joshua Tree glamping sites?
People love the High Desert for a lot of reasons: the open spaces, tranquility, and dry weather that is considered safe to travel around.
These unique places are all available near Joshua Tree and staying in one or more of those will be an unforgettable experience you will never forget!
Things you must know about Joshua Tree National Park before planning your trip
Joshua Tree National Park has always been glamorous—it is, after all, just two hours away from Los Angeles, so no wonder it still has the sparks from Hollywood. But before you pack your bags and are ready to explore the deserts, make sure to check these fun facts about Joshua Tree National Park and be prepared to amaze your friends at brunch parties!
1. Joshua Trees are Not Actually Trees
The Joshua Tree that we see is not a tree. It is actually a yucca plant and belongs in the same subgroup that includes flowering grasses and orchids.
Because they keep water in their roots, Joshua trees are often known as the “great canteen of the desert” and they really come in handy during extreme drought.
2. Joshua Tree National Park Includes 2 Deserts
Joshua Tree National Park actually consists of two different deserts that have different ecosystems, the Mojave Desert which makes up the western side and the Colorado Desert that covers the eastern and southern areas.
The Colorado Desert receives more annual rainfall and is home to desert lavender, desert agave, and colorful ocotillo plants, while the Joshua trees for which the park is named are found in the higher altitude on the Mojave.
3. Joshua Tree is a Millenial, as A National Park
Joshua Tree is one of the youngest national parks in the country, appointed in October 1994. This is meaningful because National Park status gives a higher level of conservation status and more resources. It now confines 800,000 acres, an area about the same size as Rhode Island.
Furthermore, it is one of the foremost well-known national parks for glamping, as it is only a two-hour drive from Los Angeles causing Joshua Tree to see an average of 3 million visitors per year within the past few years, despite its infrastructure being only built for 1 million annually.
This leads to long waits at the entrance gates and swarmed campgrounds. Much of the park is not reachable by road, causing overrun trails in the easier-to-access areas.
4. It Snows in Joshua Tree National Park
The park is known for its heat. The average high in the summer months is a scorching 100° F. But like many deserts, it can become quite cold as well, and snow in the higher elevations is nothing new. Temperatures have dropped below freezing in the winter and the park gets light snow every year. It is actually too cold for most cacti to grow there.
5. Joshua Tree National Park is Big and Wild
Another fun fact about Joshua Tree National Park is it actually is much bigger than what you can conceivably see on a visit. It covers 1,235 square miles and is the second-largest National Park in California, after Death Valley. What visitors see is only about 15% of the parking area. The remaining 85% is managed as wilderness. While there are some backcountry trails that go into that wilderness, the landscape and climate are quite forbidding and it takes a pretty hardy hiker to handle it making those lands stay reasonably pristine.
Most Unique Joshua Tree Glamping Sites
Our team has compiled the most unique Joshua Tree glamping sites for you, check these out!
1. Indian Cove
If you are looking to be inspired, or simply want to get a sense of being fully immersed into the great wide open, the Indian Cove on the border of the Joshua Tree National Park is the perfect spot. The backdrop of the mountains and the breathtaking view overlooking the whole valley offers privacy and tranquility.
As the house faces the park, the evening sunset is hard to your right, leaving the changing light and increasing explosion of stars as your evening show. The stark landscape makes the cabin seem like an oasis.
The cabin is 1100 square feet with 2 large rooms, a well-stocked kitchen, bathroom, and washer/dryer area on 5 acres with our residence. The decor is charming with Mexican furniture and hand-painted by the owner. Every room has its own accents that automatically put a smile on your face.
The king-size Earthing bed is all-natural and super comfortable. It grounds you to the earth’s energy for a great night sleep. Snuggle under the down comforter. Pick a book from the library and read by the Tiffany lamps. The living area has a hand-carved wood table, sleeper sofa and a leather chair. Board games, cards, Wi-Fi, and DVDs are provided.
The outside provides a more relaxing ambiance with the firepit, grill for bbq, hammock, and lounge chairs. Just choose between swimming in the pool or joshua tree glamping hot tub. There are amazing views from every angle of the property but the most favorite part is having morning coffee on the west facing patio.
Sitting on the patio makes you feel completely isolated as the property is bordered by the park when you actually are only minutes from stores and restaurants. Pioneer Town is about 30 minutes away. There is Starbucks, Stater Brother and Rite Aid 10-15 minutes down the road. Farmer’s market in Yucca on the weekend. Pizza, coffee, Indian food and breakfast spots are just a short drive away.
2. Terrace Ranch
Ever wondered how it feels to have a glamping experience at a resort? Terrace Ranch is just enough for you.
You will sleep in a super comfy queen-sized bed with soft sheets, cool air conditioner, Netflix et al, but you will have to walk outside to the bathroom. No worries, the bathroom is well-stocked with sustainable toiletries from the face masks to moisturizer, hot shower and bidet. Feeling hungry? You can cook whatever you would like, but you will be doing so outside in the very well-equipped outdoor kitchen. From the coffee maker, snack bars, and ionized drinking water all are provided.
The outdoor spaces, on the other hand, are perfect for lounging and relaxing. Complete with a fire pit, outdoor music, Bluetooth speaker, TV, couches, hammocks and tables, dumbbells, pool, and jacuzzi; Terrace Ranch is perfect for couples or singles looking to getaway. You simply will not find a property that is more catered to your vacation needs.
The home is located up a rugged dusty dirt road on 5 acres in a remote area of Little Morongo Heights, Morongo Valley. It is centrally located between Palm Springs & Joshua Tree National Park and minutes away from Palm Springs The Aerial Tramway, Pappy and Harriett’s, Pioneertown, the Integratron, Joshua Tree and all of the music/art festivals.
3. Desert Breeze Oasis
Desert Breeze Oasis is an expanded homestead Jackrabbit Cabin situated on 10 private acres with unobstructed views of Joshua Tree National Park to the south.
The cabin alone can accommodate up to four guests yet offers a private adjacent cottage to host groups up to six in total. The open wooden floor plan provides space for entertaining with a private bedroom complete with a king-size bed, Cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, and climate-controlled air conditioner/heater. The bonus room offers a functional sofa-sleeper for additional guests or children.
Inside the humble kitchen, you are presented with a well-stocked pantry, ample filtered drinking water, and all the essentials for your stay. The sectional sofa makes you feel at home with Bluray movies, books, and guide resources. When you cannot unplug, a SmartTV with AT&T TV Now, Netflix, Amazon Prime plus basic WiFi are well provided.
The outside patio area has a wood burning stove and ample seating so you have got a spot whether having a cocktail or tending to the nearby gas BBQ. Explore a bit further to the deck eating area or fire-pit perfect for the celebrated marshmallow roasting and smores construction.
With views of Joshua Tree National Park to the south and Mt. San Gorgonio to the west you feel as if you are drifting away from daily life. Choose your patio based on sun or shade desire and watch the hummingbirds, roadrunners, and bunnies snack in the garden! Your desert dream is realized while swinging in a hammock or playing yard games with friends. Come nightfall, the night sky is amazing and perfect for the astronomy buff or astrophotographer.
Location-wise, Desert Breeze Oasis sits on 10 private acreages with sweeping views in every direction. It is ideally located within a few minutes walk to either the Joshua Tree National Park boundary or 29 Palms. A close drive to Indian Cove Campground and either the North or West entrance to JTNP. This rural setting provides great privacy but located close to town so you can plan excursions with ease. There is some highway noise that floats up but will not hear it once inside the cabin, yet outside it is more of a white noise while stargazing than a distraction.
4. California Dreamin’|1970 Silverstreak
If you are a bit more adventurer side, staying in a camper will be impeccable choice for you. California Dreamin’ is a Joshua Tree-Inspired, fully-remodelled Silverstreak and professionally designed with sustainability in mind. It is conveniently located for those wishing to visit desert attractions but stay in touch with local amenities.
The camper is also professionally cleaned by hotel-trained staff and completely hooked up to a water line with a tankless heater for hotel style comfort. The space offers a super comfy queen-sized bed that sleeps two comes with clean linen beddings, full air conditioner and heating, television and DVD player, as well as wireless internet.
The bathroom is completed with all essential needed including towels and paper towel. The small kitchenette does have everything one possibly needs to cook a basic meal, such as microwave, toaster, refrigerator, dish and utensils, coffee maker with sugar, coffee, and creamer for early mornings on the patio.
California Dreamin’ is only minutes away to Palm Springs, Coachella Valley Preserve, and Joshua Tree National Park, making it really ideal for hiking and other outdoor adventures and close to Von’s, Walgreens, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Starbucks, restaurants, and shops for those who want to enjoy outlet shopping. P.S. You can also take your pup here since it is pet friendly. You will never go wrong with this RV!
5. Vintage 1969 Silver Streak Trailer
Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Take a desert trip to Twentynine Palms, situated a few miles from the 29 Palms Marine Base and minutes from the North Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park! As you make your way to the Flying Point Homestead, you will be greeted with wide open spaces and views in every direction.
Step back in time and stay in the unique and cozy vintage travel trailer; complete with a fully functional kitchen area with refrigerator, propane cooktop stove/oven, microwave oven, as well as coffee maker, and a rejuvenating and exhilarating outdoor yet private shower with full amenities. When it is time to turn in for the night, you will find a comfy full-sized bed to cuddle up in.
The dining area is located outside under the covered patio, allowing you to have your meals while taking in the desert views. An outdoor fireplace is also installed alongside lounge chairs and hammock which is perfect for keeping warm while stargazing.
Although this property actually features three different living accomodations, it is completely private yet common spaces such as the unique boat graveyard, old trucks, and yard art are shared among guests.
The location itself is close to everything, just within minutes to Joshua Tree National Park, downtown 29 Palms, and the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base. One thing to consider before renting this space is that you will have to travel briefly on a dirt road to get to the location, but no worries since the road is well-maintained and easily driveable by most vehicles.
6. Joshua Tree Glamping Airstream
Come dream in this unique 22″ 2019 Airstream at Roadhouse Rodeo on a sprawling 12 acre property ideal for stargazing surrounded by Lava Buttes, also known as the “Volcano Vortex”. This modern trailer sits on 12 acres in the back of a property. There is abundant privacy and guests are free to roam around the vast property.
The Airstream itself features modern amenities including kitchen with cooktop, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and other essentials. Bathroom with hot water and basic toiletries, cool air conditioner, Wi-Fi, TV, and dining area with Donizetti sofa bed that can convert to a second bed allowing you to sleep 3 comfortably or two adults and two kids. There is also outdoor seating around the propane fire pit and a hammock for relaxing and dining amongst an open desert filled with Joshua Trees.
Besides being completely kid and pet friendly, The Airstream is also perfectly located just 10 minutes to Pappy and Harriets and 15 minutes to Integratron and Giant Rock. Yucca Valley Community Park and Hi-Desert Nature Museum are only 5 miles away. Furthermore, even though it seems like in the middle of a desert, the fact that the trailer actually is just a few feet from the main house on the property adds an extra sense of security as well.
7. Joshua Tree Forest Bungalow
Relax and unwind in this remodeled, chic 870 square feet 1950s unique cabin with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The house is thoughtfully designed from the layout to the aesthetics furnishings. Both bedrooms are equipped with the same size California King Bed that can accommodate up to 4 in comfortable beddings and top notch linens. There are a ton of lamps throughout and USB chargers next to the beds as well.
The back yard is completely fenced and private with a fire pit, bbq, lounge chairs, and a picnic table with cute dimmable lights above, perfect for evening meals or morning coffee. There is also a large, amazing Jacuzzi hot tub to relax in after a long day of hiking. If you have never relaxed in a hot tub underneath the starry Joshua Tree sky, then it is about time to start asking yourselves some tough life questions and book this house immediately. The jacuzzi has towel hooks right next to it and there is even a stand to just push the jacuzzi cover on to.
Location wise, the home is conveniently located for hiking, exploring and shopping the YV/JT area, yet nestled in a quiet neighborhood if you are looking to just experience some down time and respite. It is about a 20 minutes drive from the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, but far enough away from the main roads which makes it so quiet you can hear the wind rustling through leaves in the nearby palm trees. Nonetheless, there are quite a few big name stores on the main street about 5 minutes away for picking up groceries and supplies. Check out for more info on what to do around the area.
8. Vintage Guest House
Enjoy a relaxing retreat in a cozy South Joshua Tree Guest House. It is an open, airy, and vintage-themed 1000 square foot studio on a private 4 acre gated property with beautiful north facing sunset views. The interior of the property is quite spacious with an open concept kitchen, fireplace and lots of beds to snuggle in. Modern art and music keyboard is a bonus. The exterior has gas and charcoal barbecues with a backyard sitting area and Jacuzzi.
The bedroom area has a queen sized bed and newly remodeled bathroom with shower. On the other side of the studio there is one or optionally two twin size beds that can be set up separately or also be pushed together for a Cal King size if needed.
The living room area has a super comfy down-filled mid-century couch and ottoman in front of the fireplace. There is a stereo, CD & DVD player, turntable, AirPort Express with AirPlay for wireless connection to your Apple IOS music player, and television complete with cable in the living area for your modern entertainment needs! An interesting selection of CDs, DVDs, records, and books are provided for use during your stay.
Furnished with fun mid-century decor, it is very clean and well-appointed with a great record collection and lots of fun retro games for the kids. The faux grass inside is an awesome touch, and everything within the space is so pain-stakingly put together. The high ceilings, large windows, and interior spaciousness gives the property a true sense of home-away-from-home. The coolest aspect of the place is the old vinyl record collection along with a functional turntable. It brings back such cool memories of hearing the crackling of vinyl LP’s.
The kitchen has everything you possibly need during your staycation: plates, flatware, glassware and starters, but if you do not feel like cooking, worry not since Joshua Tree also has a decent variety of cute restaurants.
There is a private patio with table and chairs and a fire pit that faces north and features beautiful views – especially great for stargazing at night! There are two hammocks for lounging under a large shade tree next to the carport where you can park your car under cover. There is also a secluded Jacuzzi J-LXL hot tub with lounge seats on a slab just a few steps off the patio, such a blessing after daily hikes of up to 20 plus miles!
The location is private and sits amongst Joshua Trees and desert flora and offers panoramic views of the sunset, surrounding mountains, city lights, and amazing stars at night.
9. Modernist Cabin
People love the High Desert for a lot of reasons: the open spaces, tranquility, and dry weather. Here in Modernist Cabin – Joshua Tree, your visit to the desert will be a unique experience you will never forget.
Modernist Cabin is ideal for a romantic escape or a solo retreat with awe-inspiring desert surroundings. This elegant jewel box of a cabin was designed by one of the leading modernist architects of our time, Ron Radziner. Designed to embrace the enormous, weathered boulders on the 5-acre site, Modernist Cabin – Joshua Tree has been featured in The LA Times, Western Interiors Magazine, Cozy Hideaways, and Dream Retreats.
Once you step inside the cabin, you feel like you are all alone inside the national park. The efficient floor plan includes a full bed and custom built-ins with ample storage space. From the bed you can see the courtyard through a big glass door and window. The bathroom features a one-of-a-kind outdoor shower fenced with glass on top and a bathtub that truly must be experienced to understand.
In the kitchen, you will find a gas stove, oven, fridge, and freezer. Extras include a kettle, a drip coffee maker, a French press, a blender, and toaster. Whip up a quick breakfast before a hike or cook a romantic dinner to enjoy as the sun sets. The dining table seats 4 next to the large window, and there is a breakfast bar with a pair of stools. Or, opt for al fresco dining on the patio behind the house with an outdoor table.
The cabin has WiFi, heating, and air conditioning, plus parking for two vehicles. The patio behind the house includes a table and chairs, plus some chaise loungers that are perfect for soaking up the desert rays. Grill up something delicious on the barbecue, or take a refreshing dip in the unique cowboy tub. From the house, you are within walking distance of the Park, which offers endless trails and scenery.
This area is renowned for its forever unique panorama of the Mojave Desert and its proximity to the national park. The quiet neighborhood offers a tranquil vibe and big, open skies, so you will feel like you are miles away from it all, but plenty of restaurants and things to do are within a short drive. When you are ready to hike, bike, or climb, Joshua Tree National Park’s West Entrance is a 13-minute drive away. You can also find great eats, drinks, shops, and things to do in nearby Joshua Tree Village.
10. Live Centered
This thoughtfully designed and unique desert retreat is centrally located between Downtown Joshua Tree and the Joshua Tree National Park. The house is in the perfect location to enjoy all that the town has to offer and still be able to enjoy the relaxing desert scenery in our outdoor space. Lounge around in the hammocks provided and enjoy the beautiful night sky.
There are two bedrooms and one bathroom with comfortable sleeping arrangements for 5 people; two queen beds and a large couch. The cooling/heating system for the house is an HVAC unit. You’ll have no problem keeping cool or warm throughout the entire house.
Make the most of your relaxing desert getaway in the fenced backyard area with the outdoor amenities including hammocks, swinging chairs, a stargazing platform and a fire pit. The pool is a cowboy tub that can be filled up with water for your use. It is not operable during the winter months and is only available April – October, it is cold-water-only.
Hiking trails are minutes away from this pet friendly space and it is a quick walk to all the unique restaurants and shops that downtown Joshua Tree has to offer. The house also provides many private services including in-home yoga, massage, meditation, reiki, and sound baths, hiking guide, as well as a private chef who caters whatever your specific food needs would be. Please note that all the private services should be inquired upon booking.