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***1 Mile from Joshua Tree Park, Climbers/Hikers Retreat!!!***

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Mile from West Park Entrance. Open floor concept living at its best!

Welcome to 'Our Climbers Cabin'!

Come in and open the 8' barn doors, grab a seat, relax and watch the sunset!

The cabin was built on 2.5 acres, approx 1 mile from the Western Gate to Joshua Tree National Park. It was built with a ton of good vibes and help from friends. It's a simple place, open concept with a large kitchen dinning area, a large bathroom and huge loft sleeping room. The kitchen offers a double sink, tons of counter space, hot pad, bar area, refrigerator and picnic table for wonderful group meals (feel free to move it outside as well). The cabin offer both heating and AC with a EUR style wall mount unit which is more than enough to keep the cabin very comfortable.There is Internet and Wifi as well as cell service at the property.

The upstairs offers a large loft for additional sleeping that can hold 8 folks without an issue. There is a queen Futon bed along with 4 sleeping pads for your use and a single futon bed down stairs. You will need to bring your own outdoor chairs, sleeping bags, pads, pillows and personal towels.

Depending on your preference and weather you can cook in, BBQ outside or restaurants are a couple miles away.

There is a large parking area and a small tack house with power that can also be used for sleeping or as a storage area for gear.

More Details

Property Manager
Shawn Sampson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Shawn Sampson

10 friends and climbing buddies tired of sleeping on the ground or in our cars for weeks on end decided to pool every penny we had back then and buy this property. That was over 18 years ago and we all still love our little slice of heaven. Now our families get to enjoy it as well. You will enjoy the vibe the minute you walk in!

Cheers, The Partners

Shawn Sampson purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Shawn Sampson chose California Desert

Even back then, the Park was getting harder and harder to get a camping spot in, so we decided to build our own. Best part back then and still today, is a hot shower at the end of the day playing in the park!

What makes this cabin unique

On any given day there is something to do and see just out the door. Great hikes around the local mountains, a walk down the road checking out local artists or just hanging out watching the day go by. It really is that easy to relax... must be the water (which by the way is great right out of the tap!)

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Mr Sampson,

i had really great climbings,hikings,scramblings done , just felt in love with the place!

The cabin was even more awesome than my expectations, just perfectly located and felt just like home,

thanks to you for letting people staying in this nice place.

Im actually planning to go back climbing in Joshua with my partner in the beginning of january , 2 weeks

around 5 january to 19, i would have loved to rent the cabin again but it look like its all booked already frown emoticon

please let me know if there is any cancellation for those dates or if you have any suggestions for another

great place to rent.



Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Joshua Tree in the San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large 3/4 with full shower. No tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Large loft sleeps up to 8 with tons of personal room. A cool ladder with hand rail and trap door allows access to the loft sleeping area (children might need a helping hand the first few times up and down). The cabin offer both heating and AC with a Eur style wall mount unit which is more than enough to keep the cabin very comfortable. The property also offers easy RV parking with dump station and a tack shed which can be used for sleeping as well.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

***1 Mile from Joshua Tree Park, Climbers/Hikers Retreat!!!***
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews

Best place i ever rent!

  • 5 of 5

Rustic, laidback, perfectly located, full of love,life,joy! Thanks to the owners

for sharing this place.

Merci à la prochaine.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phil, I'm so happy you had a great trip. Sorry the cabin was rented again in Jan but we hope you come out and stay with us again!
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Great rustic cabin experience

  • 5 of 5

For someone wanting to camp with warm water, shower, and roof over their head, this was great. We typically camp, but really enjoyed this cabin as "Deluxe camping".

Think "Little House on the Prairie" with a fridge, heater, and warm water. Very cozy and fun.

Bring a camping stove, indoor shoes/slippers, dish and shower towels, some games, some music, some wine, and a camera for fun memories.

We will stay here again, for sure. 10 times better than staying in a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience. Very magical cabin with a simplistic design.

  • 5 of 5

If you want to go rock climbing in Joshua Tree, renting this cabin is going to be your greatest option.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your always welcome to come stay. Sarah our property manager said you guys left the cabin perfect! Over the years we have never had guest add back to the cabin but your gift of wine glasses is fantastic. Thank you!
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Great cabin for visiting Joshua Tree National Monument

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was our "base camp" for a week of hiking and enjoying Joshua Tree National Park. It had everything we needed for our purposes. We made much use of the "barn doors." We liked the outdoors feel, the picnic table, barbecue, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David thanks for the kind wards. Perfect way to use the cabin and you are correct, the barn doors really make sunset a wonderful exsperance!
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A perfect getaway to relax in the desert.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two sons (7 & 8), and my retired in-laws had the perfect LA getaway long weekend in Joshua Tree. Close to the park, close to town, far enough away to feel like you are on the moon. The cabin had everything we ever could have needed. We are definitely going to stay here every time we go to JT. Thanks for offering to share your amazing hiker's retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in the Joshua Tree, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 8.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joshua Tree Local Bars
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Joshua Tree
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Car: necessary

There are some great restaurants in the town of Joshua Tree 2 miles away as well and in the Yucca Valley which offers a much larger selection of food stores and is less than 8 miles away. The other fun place to visit is Pioneer Town which is about 15 miles from the cabin and of course Palm Springs.


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