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The Enchanting Encanto Homestead Cabin

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

Welcome to the Enchanting Encanto Cabin!

The renovated Encanto Cabin is a vintage Jackrabbit Homestead in a spectacular and dazzling desert setting. It is perfect for a romantic weekend or a recuperative and peaceful escape from the clamor of the asphalt jungle. NEW: The cabin now has unlimited internet via Mojave Wifi. You can choose to disconnect, but you don't have to…

Located just 14 miles from the Joshua Tree National Park North Entrance in 29 Palms, this charming homestead cabin is on 5 acres in a magical desert setting. The interior is very comfortable outfitted with mid-century furnishings that accent the original 1950’s architecture without being too precious. We have adorned the walls with some interesting local “found” art treasures that we unearthed from in and around the 29 Palms area.

The cabin is a spacious single room with a designated kitchen area and bath. It features a comfortable Queen Bed, a large sliding door closet, extra blankets and pillows, a new shower stall, a TV enhanced with a satellite dish connection and a DVD player, and a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker, pots, pans, dishware, and utensils.

Outside there is an extra large patio area with a table and chairs and chaise lounges. The cabin is enclosed from the street by an outer gated fence, and there is also an interior fenced area that is perfect for your Canine Companions. Also on this 5-acre parcel is a fire pit for your night time storytelling - stargazing pleasure.

The desert vista will put on quite a show at Golden Hour and about that time you might want to pour a glass of wine and put some shrimp on the small hibachi-like grill. Life at the enchanting Encanto Cabin is soooo good many of our guests extend their stay. We bet you won't want to leave either...

If the cabin is available on the dates that you want, you can go ahead and instantly book it online, even if you are booking with well-behaved pet friends.

Lucy’s Trailer:

We've added Lucy's Trailer to the Encanto Cabin property. This pristine vintage trailer once served as Lucille Ball's dressing room at the RKO Studio in North Hollywood. This trailer sleeps 2 to 4 people. It is super comfortable, with a bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette. The back bedroom has two twin beds; there is a day bed in the middle room area and a large couch in the living room. If you would like to rent this trailer, it is an additional $75 a night. We do not rent the cabin out to separate parties; it is only available to the guests that are staying at the Encanto Cabin. Please let us know if you would like to rent this additional space.


Keywords: Desert Cabin, Jackrabbit Homestead, Joshua Tree National Park, Wonder Valley Cabins, pet friendly

More Details

Property Manager
Jeffrey Perry
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Jeffrey Perry

My name is Jeffrey Perry and I am the manager of the Encanto Cabin and the recently renovated Wonderama Ranch (2015). I've always been a big fan of the high desert and have been coming out here since the 70's. I have remodeled many popular vacation cabins – notably the Sapphire Ranch and Cabin 51. In early 2013, I was approached by Dana Desselle, another big fan of the high desert and the owner of DesertLand, to remodel the Encanto Cabin. The old homestead cabin was in sad shape, just a falling down uninhabitable heap really, but the potential of the setting was obvious. The renovation road was winding as remodels tend to be, but we are quite proud of the resulting cabin and everyone who sees it concurs – it is simple and comfortable and the setting is simply stunning.

Jeffrey Perry purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Jeffrey Perry chose California

The owner of DesertLand loves Wonder Valley. This part of the high desert is so pristine and the Encanto Cabin is arguably in the most visually spectacular section of Wonder Valley as it is intimate, up close and personal to the Wonder Valley Mountain range. Sunsets here are unspeakably beautiful.

What makes this cabin unique

The quiet hush of the desert. The brilliant sky. An opportunity to unplug and be human.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Excellent ! If you are looking for peace and quietness you have the right adress. It feels like you are alone on Earth. The interior is brand new. You will love it !
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wonder Valley in San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 852 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The Encanto is a 1 room cabin - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

The Enchanting Encanto Homestead Cabin
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog just spent a magical christmas at the encanto cabin.

It's not very often that modernist design can combine with a cozy and comfortable feel, but this cabin achieves that. It is both pristine and impeccable.

You are really in the middle of an undisturbed desertscape, although there are a few other houses visible about 1/2 mile away so you don't feel completely isolated.

Also, the large southern exposure picture windows allow for a light-bathed vista--really amazing to wake up to.

All this and heat that works, reliable wifi, functioning satellite tv and an eclectic dvd library, a fully functional kitchen, reliable hot water, etc. We have gotten used to funky but pricey desert lodging with corroded electric contacts and rusted shower stalls passing as "charm"; this was a welcome and huge step up!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and it was just as enjoyable as the first. Clean, cozy and perfect for a quick trip out of the city. Extremely quiet, well stocked with entertainment and kitchen supplies. Thanks for another great stay. Hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Clean, Secluded

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything I had read in the reviews and more! The owner was gracious about allowing our dogs, who are "special needs" and require lots of space. What a treat for us to be able to let them run around a fenced in area without worrying - something we rarely get to do. The sunrise/sunsets were absolutely stunning! We loved having a chance to try out what it would be like to live in a "tiny house", because this is like that. Comfortable, clean, nicely decorated, lots of smart storage ideas, everything we needed except the food - which we picked up in town not far away. One thing that surprised me that I worried about when we were driving there were the dirt/sand roads. No one had mentioned that in the previous reviews. We were driving a Prius, with no ability to use 4 wheel drive. It was raining on our way in, and stopped raining the second day. My worrying was for nothing - if you come here and see the dirt roads, we never had a problem, wet or dry. Also, the rain wasn't a bother at all - there is a wonderful covered porch so we could still sit outside and enjoy the open space. I longed to stay for an extended period of time, as we drove from a long way as a leg of another trip. That means it's likely we'll be back under different circumstances. Having more than a day or two to sit quietly in the desert would be fantastic! We saw a lot of birds that I was unfamiliar with, and also saw a coyote running around (outside the fence) - loved the wildlife! If you're not an "off the grid" type, don't worry - there is free secure wifi, and also satellite television with movie channels and everything! There was also a fire pit stocked with wood for our use (we didn't end up using it due to our short stay). If I had to sum it up in one word for us, I have to say, PERFECTION. Thank you so much for sharing this unique, fun, stylish cabin with us!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is pure heaven, what a gem! It is spotlessly clean and bright. The views extend 360 degrees. There is nothing but a feeling of peacefulness. It was a perfect place to relax for several days. A huge bonus for us was the dog-friendly environment for our two Great Danes. I walked endless miles with them off leash. When we needed them safely contained there was a perfect huge enclosed area where we confidently could leave them to spend hours at Joshua Tree. The Fire Pit was so enjoyable as we watched the stars explode after the sun set. The sunrise was magnificent each morning. If there were a way to put an outdoor bathtub to soak in it would be amazing! :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, comfy place to escape hectic LA!

  • 5 of 5

Super neat place. Very clean with a fun decor. Love the huge fenced in space for our pup to run around, and the big covered patio to relax and read and listen to tunes.

A bit of a brutal awakening at 6:45 with the sunrise, might want to put in some blackout curtains with those east facing windows. But we wanted to get up early to hike anyway.

Had a great time and would love to come again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay. Spent two days cruising Joshua Tree.



Cool, retro decor

Comfy bed


Full kitchen


Low shower pressure

A bit too far off the main drive for my personal liking (although this is a pro for many)

Overall, would highly recommend. Cool trailer too.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shower head fixed. Pressure restored. Still off the main drive. Quiet and dark and excellent for star gazers and moon lovers.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Palms Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
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Car: necessary

We like to go out and get lost in the Mojave exploring the old abandoned homesteads that still dot the high desert landscape.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Wonder Valley, USA

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Portable wifi hotspot

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