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BOULDERS, BOULDERS AND MORE BOULDERS (AND PLENTY OF JOSHUA TREES TOO!)

Dave and Sachi Bricker

Speaks English, burmese
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
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BOULDERS, BOULDERS AND MORE BOULDERS (AND PLENTY OF JOSHUA TREES TOO!)

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Joshua Tree - Gamma Gulch Guest Cabin

Luxury guest house inside, raw virgin high desert outside

Not far from Joshua Tree National Park (near historic Pioneertown) sits the well appointed 'Gamma Gulch Guest Cabin' nestled deep within your own private valley of Boulders, Joshua Trees and Pinyon Pines bordered by miles of Protected Desert Wilderness with plenty of solitude and unlimited hiking opportunities. Perfect 'home base' for JTNP, Pappy and Harriets, Integratron, Noah Purifoy's outdoor desert museum, Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs. Nicely appointed kitchen with spices, coffee and all the basics. Wifi, phone, dish TV and DVD player, and Bose music system with plenty of cd's or can be used with your mp3 player. Coffee maker, microwave, fridge, oven and all utensils. Guest cabin has a 16ft wall of sliding glass doors that look out upon your own private valley of Granite Boulders, Joshua Trees and Pinyon Pines. Weber 'Barbeque for Two' on site. Hot tub to soak in after a long day of hiking and perfect for lounging in to do some star watching. A path leads to a private eight sided meditation/yoga hut nestled in the boulders. Our guests repeatedly return from a day in JTNP and say they don't know why they went to the Park as the scenery at the Guest Cabin rivals the Park (without the tourists and traffic).

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dave and Sachi Bricker (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Dave and Sachi Bricker

My wife, Sachi, and I (Dave) live in the main cabin adjacent to the Guest house. We both love the desert immensely with all it's solitude, wildlife and starry nights. As it turns out this guest cabin changed my life. I met my wife 5 years ago when she was a guest in the Guest Cabin -- she was staying in it to take advantage of the solitude and quiet of the desert while she finished her doctorate thesis in Buddhist studies. Sachi was a Bhuddist monk when she arrived at my guest house... saffron robes, shaved head. She'd been a monk for 21 years having ordained in Burma at the age of 19. Many of our guests find Saccavadi's story a very moving one. Simply google 'saccavadi' where much has been written about this simple monk from Burma. I haven't a clue as to what Sachi saw in me but as karma?? would have it we soon fell in love. Been married almost 4 years now.

Many guests enjoy meeting Sachi and often times will accompany her on her daily hike... this can be a great opportunity to learn about the area as well as a chance to get to know this gentle wise soul from Burma.

That being said, please know it's our policy to greet you when you arrive, help you get settled in, and be available should you need anything... after that it's our policy to leave you alone so that you may connect with what we're sure you'll find an amazing piece of the desert

Dave and Sachi Bricker purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Dave and Sachi Bricker chose Joshua Tree

This property is quite unique. The population density of the area is extremely sparse which helps assure a connection with the natural environment right outside your door. The Guest Cabin, along with the main cabin is situated on a piece of land that is surrounded by hundreds, actually thousands, of government protected acres with direct access into the Bighorn Mountain Wilderness Area. The Guest Cabin is truly away from it all. You'll travel along three miles of dirt road to get to our place. When you arrive you'll instantly become aware that you are nestled in a private valley of some of the most beautiful Boulder outcroppings one could imagine, where Joshua trees, pinyon pines, and wildlife abound. An endless variety of birds are attracted to the dripping bird bath located on the deck right outside the 16 foot sliding windows that gaze upon the valley of boulders. Cottontail rabbits, antelope squirrels, the occaisional bobcat can be seen. On three occasions we've seen bighorn sheep in the backcountry and last year a bear with two cubs came strolling through...a rare site...perhaps... but I wonder how many creatures pass by when I'm not looking out the window!

What makes this cabin unique

The Guest House is ideal for those wishing to hike, birdwatch, and just be awed by the miles of magnificent rock formations. It's unlikely that you will see anyone while hiking the area. Just you and nature. Many of our guests hike to Black Mountain...the reward being incredible endless views and that feeling of accomplishment that 'I did it!'.

A hot tub offers sore muscles comforting relief and also serves as an ideal location to relax and watch a falling star or two. No city lights visible from here, we're designated dark sky territory.

We also offer a secluded meditation/yoga hut with padded carpeting and cushions for sitting on the floor or doing yoga postures. The hut has fantastic views with plenty of privacy and quiet -- conducive to listening to the song of a bird, the stirring of the breeze, a perfect setting for some quiet contemplation...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dave and Sachi, I want to say to you two how amazing our stay was at your place. Seriously, it was one of the best places I have EVER stayed. As an architect, and as a human being, I can appreciate the attention to detail that you have put into your guesthouse and property. The bed outside, the hot-tub, the bench seats in the front of the house, the buddha keeping us company, the dimmer on the lights, the tables and chairs on the patio, the small privacy screens (with a cut-out to accommodate a tree branch outside of the Kitchen window)...I could go on and on. All of this created little moments for us that I hope linger long in my mind and heart. I saw the love that you put into your property and it was much appreciated and I feel blessed to have experienced it. I will recommend your place to anyone and everyone I know and hopefully, one day soon, we'll be able to come and visit again.
Feb 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p467588vb
760-365-2122
Joshua Tree California Desert
Lompoc, CA
5

Awesome Natural Experience

  • 5 out of 5
Hello----My wife and I enjoyed this wonderful place in the high desert, and have not stopped talking about it since. This has been our most relaxing trip into a natural setting ever, the weather was fantastic even in the summer, the weather was warm; but a cool breeze came up to make the days very nice! We wanted solitude and we got it, we wanted nature and it was there. We wanted starry nights, it was every night. Our hosts were great, they left us alone, but were there if we needed them. Great cabin, everything we needed. When we were packing up to go home at the end of our stay, my wife did not want to go!!! "Yeah" We will be going back! Wish we could take off and go right now....... Rich and Tina----------- p.s. it sure was nice not to hear any traffic for 5 days "Wow"
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p467588vb
760-365-2122
Joshua Tree California Desert
San Diego, CA
5

A Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 out of 5
This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here. It is the most amazing place! We needed to go somewhere where we could get away from our daily grind and this location was just perfect. The accomodations are top notch. You will want for nothing. If you forget something Dave and Sachi are right there to assist. One of the best things besides the view, the serenity, the hosts, etc.. is your hiking partner Rosie. Rosie is one of Dave and Sachi's dogs and she is priceless. She will guide you on your hike and make sure that you find your way back. I can't say enough about this place. We felt like we were coming home the moment we pulled up. We are already trying to figure out when we will be going back. Trust me, no time is soon enough for us!!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p467588vb
760-365-2122
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Amazing Desert Remoteness, Full Comfort Of Home

  • 5 out of 5
We had originally thought to camp in Joshua Tree Park but chose to stay at Dave and Sachi's place instead. It was perfect with otherworldly beauty and phenomenal star gazing at night. And unlike camping in the Park, the bungalow offered all the amenities INCLUDING a new outdoor heated king size bed! We would not only recommend this to anyone looking for the quiet and beauty of the desert we intend to return for a longer stay next year ourselves! Thank you Dave & Sachi!
  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p467588vb
760-365-2122
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Relaxing Boulder Oasis

  • 5 out of 5
Great Place. The hosts are fantastic people with a great mind-set. The little rental is in very good shape, every detail is thought off and very clean. Location is prime... basically miles upon miles of boulder gardens you can hike through. Lot's of privacy and solitude.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p467588vb
760-365-2122
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

High Desert Peacefulness

  • 5 out of 5
Just a great place to experience the high desert. A very peaceful getaway. Awesome accommodations for two in the studio guest house. Owners are very gracious, helpful, knowledgeable about the high desert and just wonderful people. If you want to get in touch with nature and get away from the city life this is a great place to stay. We look forward to returning!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p467588vb
760-365-2122
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

the perfect private getaway surrounded by incredible natural landscape

  • 5 out of 5
We were looking for an escape from the Chicago winter and this was the perfect place. It was completely private and surrounded in all directions with breathtaking scenery. Dave and Sachi were lovely hosts who respected our privacy but were available when we had questions about the area, making suggestions about places to eat and providing a map for a sunrise hike (do this!). The space was clean, comfortable with lots of extras that we weren't expecting including a bed outside for stargazing. As another review mentioned, it was even nicer than the photos. Joshua Tree National Park, Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Art Museum and the flea market in Yucca Valley are easy to get to and all well worth the trip. We ate at Crossroads Cafe, Natural Sisters and Pappy and Harriets which all had options for vegetarians. From the moment we arrived until we left three nights later we were so happy that we chose this place and would highly recommend it especially for a romantic getaway.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Pappy and Harrietts
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Pappy and Harrietts
Car: necessary

The setting rivals the boulder outcroppings and land features in Joshua Tree Park, less the tourists and traffic.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Joshua Tree in California Desert

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Towels and soap provided and a well stocked medicine chest with basics... bandaids, sunscreen, moisturizer, aspirin etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed with memory foam mattress top...very comfortable with fresh linens provided including choice of down or down alternative comforters...
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes:
The Guest Cabin is centrally located... Pappy and Harrietts, a very popular Honky Tonk with live music and great food is just a short drive away. Joshua Tree National Park is also a popular destination about a 30 minute drive. Great Antique shops in Old Town Yucca Valley just a short drive away.
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