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At 4,400 feet, the undiscovered gem called PIPES CANYON VALLEY, just a stone's throw from historic PIONEERTOWN, is a refuge of serenity nestled at the foothills of the BIG BEAR MOUNTAINS adjoining 33,000 acres of WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY. Our gorgeous solar and wind-powered Southwest casita, graced by fine art within, is situated on 22 acres of nature's own artistry without.
HIGH DESERT EDEN surrounded by a spectacular panorama of rare flat-topped mesas, jagged peaks, a volcano, and giant boulders, delights the senses with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and the Milky Way on display virtually every night. We're a short drive from JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK and the BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE, a world-famous birders haven. We enjoy four seasons here, each with its own distinct pleasures; spring with its unmatched wildflower bloom; summer (20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs, 10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree) with maximum greenery and balmy, star-filled nights; autumn's crisp days and changing colors; and snow for a fantasy winter holiday.
Here you can create the vacation of your dreams - a solitary respite to write or reflect in perfect peace and quiet; a romantic lovers getaway; or a rejuvenating PRIVATE YOGA RETREAT customized to your personal needs with renowned yoga master MAX THOMAS.
Enjoy a sitting meditation in our tee-pee or walk our desert vista labyrinth. Have a telescope delivered to your door for optimal stargazing, or play a game of bocce ball on our new bowling court. Kids (and adults) love 'mining for stardust' in our Rockhound Wash.There's a great library of fiction, nature, human anatomy, off-grid and healthy living books and magazines, as well as eclectic spiritual, philosophy and yoga titles for times you want to lie on a comfy couch or under a shady tree and just READ.
Besides the huge bedroom (queen memory foam mattress) there are two comfy single beds in the livingroom. But best of all is a FABULOUS SCREENED 220 sq.ft. LIVING and SLEEPING PORCH (queen bed) with perfect privacy and million dollar views.
For the more adventurous, take advantage of back roads the likes of which you've never seen, groves of the planet's largest Joshua trees, secret gardens, hidden caves and ancient petroglyphs. With its unmatched biodiversity of plant and animal life (a result of the area straddling the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts), Pipes Canyon Valley is an untrammeled national treasure, one that rivals the grandeur of Joshua Tree National Park itself. Or just for fun, drive a few minutes down the road to wild and wooly, world-famous music magnet and restaurant, PAPPY AND HARRIET'S PIONEERTOWN PALACE.
Keywords: Southwest, luxury casita, wildlands-adjacent, ancient trees, boulders, stargazing, labyrinth, tee-pee, kid-friendly
Your hosts are yogi and healer MAX THOMAS and his wife of 30 years, bestselling author and screenwriter ROBIN MAXWELL. They are privileged to be caretakers of the land and creators of the High Desert Eden sanctuary. Countless artists, writers, musicians, healers, yogis, parents and children have found quiet, comfort and inspiration in this remarkable 'home away from home.' Now Max and Robin have decided to share their little corner of paradise with you. Depending on your wishes, they will grant you total privacy or offer guidance for your many adventures.
The Owner purchased this house in 2004
An Eco-Friendly Destination
'We'd always dreamed of owning property adjoining public lands and to live a sustainable life. The magnificent WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY on two sides of High Desert Eden is that dream come true, and we're proud to be off the electrical grid, with a photo-voltaic array mounted on a state-of-the-art 'tracker,' augmented by a wind generator. While we have all the modern amenities here, we've learned to be conscious about consumption and live lightly on the land. We ask all our guests to do the same.' Max is available for discussion and consultation about our system.
PRIVATE YOGA RETREATS: If you make yoga a part of your HIGH DESERT EDEN getaway, you will enjoy the most delightful, tailor-made experience of your life. With 35 years of yogic wisdom at his command, MAX THOMAS offers his own eclectic and non-dogmatic style of yoga to everyone from raw beginners to seasoned practitioners. You can choose gentle, restorative session to promote healing from injuries or illness; basic to more complex breath work; or learn how to use 'Yoga as Preventive Medicine.' Yoginis and yogis might wish to kick-start their days with energetic classes, to refine or re-design their current practice...or even create one from the ground up. And there is no one better than Max at just 'playing yoga,' with kids from 9 - 90. LODGING AT THE CASITA, YOGA CLASSES and HEALTHY GOURMET MEALS included.
The casita is a beautiful, perfect refuge for artists and nature lovers. It's spacious, very clean, the bed is really comfortable, and the kitchen is completely furnished. You can enjoy nature from the porch and sleep under the stars or just take a nap without being worried about bugs, because you're totally protected by the screen...we called it Animal TV...you'll see why. I give 5 stars for the owners, they'll give you many good ideas if you want to visit around, they are so friendly and also respectful if you just want to breathe alone. Don't hesitate to do Yoga with the owner too, whatever your level; After that, you'll be really relaxed!
If you want peace, quiet, beauty, and relaxation then this is the place for you. The property is amazing... lots of room to hike, explore and discover. You have the beauty of the desert all around you.
Watch little animals, birds, and insects live out their lives from the comfort of the sleeping porch. Enjoy hikes in the desert just outside the back door. Relax and enjoy the comfort of the beautiful little Casita that includes Satellite TV (which you'll probably never use).
If you miss the nightlife, just five minutes down the road is Pappy & Harriet's... a great roadside bar & grill with live music Thursday through Sunday.
Robin and Max are excellent hosts who you will never see or hear (if you want privacy), or will give you unexpected hospitality with incredible listening ears, and sweet, down-home comfort like old friends.
We'll definitely be back again for a respite from the city. Highly recommended!!!
Amazing place! We enjoyed the wonderful outdoor fire pit and stars.
Our return visit to this wonderful 20+ acre property. Like the first time, we hiked all over, enjoying the vistas and the spring wildflowers. But we also just kicked back with a glass of wine in the sunroom/sleeping porch and watched the parade of wildlife not ten feet from our seats. If you enjoy watching cottontails, jackrabbits, quail and other animals we highly recommend this property.
We had an amazing time in pioneertown at robin and max's place. Their home is off the beaten path so it is great for a getaway from the city life. Their property is amazing! So many fun spots to explore. They are on acres of land that you can hike, relax on- they have a hammock, tons of rock gardens, a fire pit! They also have a screened in porch that has a bed so you can sleep outside but still be protected. We saw so many jack rabbits and birds every morning! They also had everything you need in their place including coffee and they brought us bread! Definitely recommend 100%!
We will definitely return! The screened-in porch was amazing - it allowed us to wake up to the chirping of the birds in the morning and go to sleep feeling like we were camping out. The scenery around the casita was wonderful -flat top mesas, big boulders to climb, gullies to explore... The owners took care to have all the right touches like a fresh load of bread, wood already in the firepit and a variety of books to read. We wish we could have stayed longer. Next time we hope to take a yoga class from Max.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest|
|Notes||Private yoga classes with Max available upon request - $75/hr per person. $15 for each additional person|
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