The Original Joshua Tree Homesteader Cabin
The Original Joshua Tree Homesteader Cabin
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
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A homestead cabin reimagined. Located in north Joshua Tree, enjoy the solitude and peace of the Western Frontier in style + modern amenities on several acres. This is one of a oldest modernized homesteads left in California upgraded for new experiences!

The space

Chaparral Mesa includes both the Main Cabin as well as the Guest Cabana. The Cabin has a great kitchen (fridge, microwave, gas cooktop, toaster oven, coffee maker with coffee, kettle with tea, pots/pans/cutlery/all that), a fun bathroom, the dining area, and the sitting area (couch folds flat into a full sized bed) with a brand new 50inch 4k TV (Netflix/HBO), and surprisingly good wifi. The second Cabana mini building has incredible desert and mountain views from your cozy and clean queen sized bed. Both areas are cooled and heated. The wood burning stove is only decorative but the electric one does just the trick for cozy ambiance. The Cowboy Pool or Cowboy Cool Dip is 6ft by 2ft high - dips over laps! Given its thin metal walls it is not heated. The dipping season is typically from May-October.

Guest access

A contemporary way to experience the old Wild West of California! There's the original upgraded cabin with indoor bathroom, the original outhouse with a fully functioning flushing toilet, the satellite bedroom cabana. At the Mesa we believe design is great to be funky but for hygiene and cleanliness to be anything but! The cabin was featured in several magazines and is filled with art collected over many decades from places far and local. We hope to share it with you soon :)

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Please respect the house and property as you would your own home. We've worked extremely hard renovating the house from its dilapidated state, it feels like an extension of ourselves!

Any film or photo related bookings need explicit permission prior to putting in a reservation request. Regardless of the particular budget, we have to charge additional fees due to the nature of these bookings and our previous experiences :/

No music is allowed outside, and please only very respectfully inside. The house is secluded and private but any sound travels at the speed of light in the thin unobstructed desert air and miles away neighbors can get cranky!

Any guests above the number the booking was made for must be announced beforehand, even if they're "not staying over" ! Thank you!


144 Reviews

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Lorely User Profile
October 2017
Ryan is an amazing host and wants his guest to have the best time they can! He was super accommodating about some additional requests. Very easy check in. The house is super clean and as seen in the pictures. The area is remote and the stars are amazing. Only thing I would note is it's a bit of a drive from 29 palms the main highway (17mins) and there are a few dirt roads to drive carefully on! We had an amazing stay. A very unique property.

Kristen User Profile
September 2017
Ryan's place is amazing, hands down our favorite AirBnB stay to date. Very thoughtful details throughout the entire space, Ryan has thought of everything you'll need. The space is so much cooler than we initially thought, the photos in the listing are great, but in person is just awesome. Have fun exploring the house - There are special little details everywhere! The cowboy pool was amazing, especially after hiking - Wish we could have spent our whole trip just relaxing and soaking in the sun. We'll have to come back for a more leisurely vacation. My fiance summed it up by saying, "it was the perfect little home in the desert".

Jessica User Profile
September 2017
This property was wonderful! I'd stay here again in a heartbeat and I'd recommend it to friends who want a quiet desert weekend under the stars. Short drive to town and restaurants. It was perfect!!!

Delaney User Profile
September 2017
My friend and I had a great time at this house! Ryan provided amazing recommendations and was easy to communicate with. We spent most of our time by the pool when we weren't exploring the national park!

Dillon User Profile
September 2017
A lovely remote getaway tucked away in the desert. Ryan was a pleasant host who was on top of his game with communication. Would recommend to friends!

Danielle User Profile
September 2017
We had a great time here! The property is really unique and well maintained. I was a little skeptical about the shower when booking but it ended up being great. The details of the property made it special & Ryan was helpful. I would love to stay again.

Hayley User Profile
August 2017
Had an amazing time staying at Ryan's place - it's every bit as good as it looks. Ryan was great with communication & sent a very detailed list of directions, and area attractions & restaurant recommendations. Highly recommend, thanks again!

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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Ryan User ProfileRyan is a superhost.
I'm Ryan, I've been out in Joshua Tree for 3 years. Falling in love with the high desert kind of took me my surprise. It is so incredibly peaceful, tranquil, serene, and inspirational. It's a great place to 'get away from it all' and discover your connections with nature and wit…
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