With its spectacular panoramic views, The Desert Lily is a peaceful and delight-filled place to experience all that this high desert wonderland has to offer.
The B&B is surrounded by desert foliage and creatures of all descriptions. Be warned: stay away from cacti, but be sure to listen for the music of coyotes and to observe the quail families, lizards, jackrabbits, tortoises and other creatures that call this desert home. In the stillness of dawn, greet the day by watching the rising sun softly color everything, from mountain to sky, in a pink and orange glowing light. Invisibly, the desert wind picks up. It interacts and magically brings the sculpture garden to life… each sculpture's distinctive movement mirrors the shifting nature of the wind and environment. Admire the hummingbirds flitting and swooping about in their desert garden that is surprisingly lush and fragrant when full of springtime blossoms.
Depending on when you are here, spend your evening gazing at the brilliant starry sky or bathe in the intense desert moonlight that turns night to day. A beautiful wall of adobe and bottles surround a cozy firepit where you can snuggle up around a fire on cool evenings.You may want to curl up in the hammock and dream of other worlds, or sip port beside a fire in the great room. The weather in the high desert is cooler than in Palm Springs, only 40 miles away in the low desert. Fall is delightful with warm days and cool evenings. Winter is a wonderful time to do outdoor activities that might be too strenuous for very warm days. The spring season is glorious with the desert abloom. And... the sun is almost always shining.
Hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding are extraordinary experiences in this rock-strewn, mountainous desertland. We can offer suggestions about the most interesting places to visit inside and outside of the park, including a magnificent orchid farm; Pioneertown that was built by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry for making those old time westerns; a wonderful artist's outdoor sculpture studio; a real live drive-in movie; unique area shops and antique stores.
If you would enjoy an amazing desert massage or spa treatment, that too can be arranged. Sound baths are available at the world famous Integratron. And, private or group “Nightsky Narrations” can be arranged on site, as no trip to the desert is complete without spending a few hours gazing at the night sky. We are happy to recommend a selection of local restaurants, as well as direct you to the local music scene.
Each room has an individual entry from the covered patio, private bath, queen-sized bed and has been uniquely hand embellished and decorated to create a relaxed but sophisticated desert experience for guests. There are no televisions or phones, however you can request use of the residence phone or connect to the Internet using our wireless network. All rooms are nonsmoking. Two private sitting rooms with a CD player, books and magazines are nestled into the desert landscape.
Gourmet breakfast is served to your patio table (weather permitting) or in the great room of the main residence. Your meal will be as delicious to the eye as it is to your palate. And the freshly baked homemade cookies are not to be missed. Please let us know if you have unique dietary concerns. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, smoore kits (with telescoping marshmellow roasting rods!!!), and a selection of wine are always available.
Choose our Bed and Breakfast or one of our private, self-catering Cabin Rentals:
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Greet the day by watching the rising sun softly color everything, from mountain to sky, in a pink and orange glowing light. Each room has an individual entry from the covered patio, private bath, queen-sized bed and has been uniquely decorated to create a relaxed but sophisticated desert experience for guests.
Tour the rustic B'iltmore Bunkhouse!
Stay in an original homestead cabin and piece of high desert history with panoramic views of the mountains and tilted plains. The B’iltmore Bunkhouse is as versatile as it is charming, it can sleep up to five or provide a lovely sanctuary for an individual or couple as well.
Relax in contemporary Casa Rosita!
Newly remodeled Casa Rosita is located on its own secluded desert 2 1/2 acres in the Joshua Tree Highlands, overlooking the mountainous western entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. It also has views of the Little San Bernardino Mountains as well as the twinkling lights of Joshua Tree and the mesa beyond.
Go western in Rancho Rincon!
A western-style adobe that encompasses the very essence of desert tranquility. Surrounded by natural desert landscape, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back 100 years when settlers first discovered the magic and mystique of the west – without any of the hardships! When you’re ready to say “Whoa,” soak away the day’s long, rocky trails in a private ‘cowboy hot tub’ next to a glowing campfire at Rancho Rincon.
Stay with your family in Quail Haven!
Light and cheerful, Quail Haven is the perfect family-friendly retreat! Watch in delight as an endless array of desert creatures scamper through the boulders, cacti and huge agave – especially the hundreds of quail which make their migration to the palm trees every day, and for which this desert escape was named. Take time to discover and explore the unique collection of antique farm implements surrounding Quail Haven, but don’t worry if you miss something, you’ll be back.
Hacienda de la Hamaca!
Experience the rugged adventure of the desert without missing any of the modern conveniences of home! Hacienda de la Hamaca is a newer home in a quiet south Joshua Tree neighborhood only 4 miles from Joshua Tree National Park (on a paved road!) It’s perfect for a family getaway or group of friends. Climb in the hammock and let your cares sway peacefully away… watch the desert wake up while you enjoy a cup of coffee and the sun rise over the mountains, nap lazily under the shady patio through the heat of the day, curl up with a good book, sip cocktails at sunset, snuggle up with your loved ones, listen to the coyote’s song, be amazed by the starry nights, then sleep under the Milky Way.