Joshua Tree Ranch House was originally built in 1947 at the onset of the California desert exploration and road trip fever across the nation. It operated until the mid-80's, when it was sold and shuttered. Henceforth, it was primarily used as storage, however to locals, it doubled as a road house for all kinds of colorful characters and their escapades, just ask!
The structure underwent a 5 1/2 year restoration, paying careful attention to period details and preserving the vintage ambiance. Returning to it's original décor and classic pioneer charm, the rooms have been upgraded with modern details, without compromising the 1940's road trip experience or sacrificing the history of one of Joshua Tree's most famous private desert getaways.
The property was sold in 2014 and an extensive renovation process began. Particular attention was given to the historic, period details and to preserving the vintage ambiance. Returning to it’s original pioneer charm, the rooms have been upgraded with modern details, without compromising the 1940’s road trip experience or sacrificing the history of one of Joshua Tree’s most famous private desert getaways.
The owners have just recently completed the all of the interiors , the pool and many of the exterior improvements, but many more are planned in the near future. The rooms are lined with knotty pine walls, feature original Dutch doors, vintage western fixtures, and small, yet cozy kitchens. All told, it's reminiscent of your grandparent's wooden cabin or your parents favorite rendezvous point. However you look at it, part of history awaits your arrival.
We currently have 8 rooms available, and one of which is a generous suite with an adjacent, separate mid-century lounge for larger groups and gatherings. We can also provide a Three Bedroom , Two Bath Family Suite (with a FULL kitchen) which can accommodate up to eight guests. This is possible by combining Rooms 1, 2 and the lounge, all of which have adjoining interior doors
Our pool has recently been renovated, and has a large flagstone deck, perfect for events and parties. Undoubtedly, the location can't be beat; all the local shops, cafes, and galleries are just a minute or two walk away. Furthermore, the must see, Joshua Tree Saloon, is only two blocks away for live music and a whisky at sundown. The Saturday morning Farmers Market is across the path for early risers and people watchers. The Ranch House boasts an ideal central location in the village to get all that you need before venturing into the National Park, yet a block off the busy highway so your stay will be quiet, private and enjoyable.
We're looking forward to the next chapter in this property's remarkable history and continuing a classic revival of a vintage lodging. We aim to please and have your room ready and waiting for your next Joshua Tree adventure or big city escape.
Come be our guest!