6 Joshua Tree Airbnb Alternatives to Stay in This Spring
Hike and stargaze in the park, and then come back to one of our beautiful homes
If you’re looking for Joshua Tree Airbnb alternatives to stay in this spring, then Plum Guide has you covered (as usual). Spread across the desert, we have countless beautiful homes that would make for an ideal holiday. Many of them feature ingenious architectural designs and quirks that harmonise with the park and its arid cacti-filled terrain. You’ll find plenty of swimming pools and hot tubs in which to cool down after a lengthy hike in the beautiful spring weather. Many people consider this the best time of year to visit the Joshua Tree National Park, when the wildflowers are in bloom and it isn’t yet too hot. At night, it’ll cool down a touch, and you’ll be able to sit by one of the fireplaces or warm up in a hot tub after a day of hiking. For something a little different, head into the nearby city of Palm Springs for some shopping. Climb into the sky on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and stop in at the Palm Springs Visitors Center.
Book a stay at Desert Perspective
Kicking off our list of 6 Joshua Tree Airbnb alternatives to stay in this spring is Desert Perspective. Perched on the north-western corner of the Joshua Tree National Park, this home makes for a beautiful staycation. Its floor to ceiling windows allow stunning views of the desert terrain, with the rocky behemoths of mossy mountains reminding you at all times of the awe-inspiring natural topography in these parts. Admire the bohemian and alternative décor, and head into Pioneertown to see an old-world Western town often used for film sets.
Enjoy a sustainable stay at Saw It Written
We’re now in the heart of the scenic Yucca Valley, with arid hills of cacti rising and falling from the windows of Saw It Written. Again, floor to ceiling windows open to the magnificent trail-filled terrain, while a charming terrace with a table makes for a perfect spot for lunch, or even dinner beneath the stars. Also, the home uses solar energy to power everything, from its TVs to its hot tub…so you can feel really good about your pampering.
Put your feet up at Hi-Desert Fade
We’re back near Pioneertown, this time with Hi-Desert Fade. It stands in utter seclusion, with a modern sheen and white walls adorned with art. Relax with a few drinks between the pretty line of hanging light bulbs of the garden, and put together a meal at the outdoor cooking station, as you gaze out at the impressive boulders. ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,’ said Oscar Wilde. He obviously didn’t know about this home though, so think on that, as you lie back in your beautiful hot tub with a view of that black carpet of lights in the night's sky.
Admire the art at Abstractionist
For something a little playful, creative and futuristic, go for a stay in Abstractionist. Between the trees and shrubbery of the desert plains, this home is full of fun surprises, from hanging chairs to furniture making up geometric shapes. Intriguing works of art add colour and personality, while inspiring you to create your own pieces in the studio, complete with a blackboard and art supplies.
Leave city life behind at Hey Cowboy
Like slick gun slingers, the sun loungers and deck chairs appear to huddle up in a line beside a circular hot tub outside Hey Cowboy. An outdoor grill adds to the scene, making for an idyllic barbecue setting. And it’s all powered by clean solar energy, so you can show off to your friends back home about your environmental friendliness. Relax in a hammock between the trees and listen to the rustle of the wind in this desert hideaway.
Go for a dip at Desert Nomad
A gorgeous, shiny rectangular pool lies in the fenced garden of this isolated desert retreat. The garden is a true highlight, decorated with well-placed cacti, umbrellas and deck chairs. The home itself adopts a Mediterranean style, with a secret cinema room, while outdoors there’s a Jacuzzi by the pool. You might even spot a few chipmunks and rabbits while sunbathing or doing yoga in front of the scenic sunset.