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Cozy Cabin Near Joshua Tree National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 760 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Cabin On 2 Acres - Rural And Private And Conveniently Located

This is a one bedroom, one bath cabin located in the Flamingo Heights area of unincorporated Yucca Valley. Just one block off Old Woman Springs Road (Hwy 247) it is located out "in the sticks", but is easy to get to and has amenities that are close. The owner lives on the property in a second house.

The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, gas stove, electric convection oven/toaster and a coffee pot. It is well stocked with condiments and all the utensils you could need.

WiFi (although not the speediest) and Direct TV are provided.

The cabin is a cozy 760 square feet and has a big bedroom with a King-size bed.

Our next door neighbors, Lucy and Ethel, are sometimes a little loud, because their owner Suzie is a late sleeper. These donkeys let her know when they are hungry.

At night, you can see so many stars it's breathtaking. That is, unless it's a full moon.

This is your little oasis to relax, explore and enjoy the high desert.

More Details

Kim Davis
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, I speak a little Spanish and French.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Kim Davis

Like you, I stayed in a vacation rental in the Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley area on my first visit to the park in 2012. I came back several times and enjoyed a number of vacation rentals. The Park and this part of the high desert kept calling me. I love this place so much, I moved here October 2014.

Originally from Colorado, I prefer warm weather and have spent most of my adult life in Southern California or Tucson, AZ. I enjoy the desert life.

Since moving to Yucca Valley I have been renovating the two structures on the property - the cabin and the main house (where I live).

Kim Davis purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Kim Davis chose California Desert

This property has two structures - the main house and the cabin. The cabin has it's own patio and a little yard. The property is surrounded by livestock, including a lama. It is the rural and rustic setting that is peaceful and enjoyable. You feel like you are in the country. The good news is, it's only one block of dirt road off Hwy 247, so it is very convenient; town (Yucca Valley) is only 10-15 minutes "down the hill".

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is quite sizable - 760 square feet. The bedroom is as big as the living/dining/kitchen area. The wood burning stove, with its little window, is the best fireplace and heater! July 2016, I've added an air conditioning/heat pump unit that keeps the place very cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. The kitchen is just perfect for two or three people and has plenty of spices, utensils and basic supplies.

The owner lives in the main house and can be as present or absent as you desire.

The best thing about this place is the patio. Sitting outside when the breeze is blowing through the giant pine tree is so calming and pleasant. It's a little slice of heaven!


Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Pappy & Harriet's
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
$5 Pizza Place
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
145 Miles
Santa Monica Pier
Car: necessary

Enter Joshua Tree National Park from the Joshua Tree Township entrance which is 18 miles from the door of your cabin. At some point drive out through the 29 Palms entrance and if you have the time drive through the entire park to I-10 and then have dinner in Palm Springs and head home up Hwy 62.

Pioneer town is a slice of the Old Hollywood West and home to the infamous Pappy & Harriet's. Stroll down Main Street and imagine Roy Rogers making movies in the 1940's and 50's. Then, go for a beverage and a game of billiards at Pappy & Harriet's.

If you like, play some cards or slots at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa which is 41 miles. Or if you really are a gambler, drive only 3 1/2 hours and 226 miles to Vegas.

You must grab your swimming suit and drive 28 miles to the Desert Hot Springs Spa & Hotel and enjoy an afternoon of healing, natural spring waters in a spa setting!

The Integratron is a structure that claims healing powers and is only 8 miles from your door. But, special reservations are required, make sure you call ahead. Or you can visit where it all started at Giant Rock (12 miles - 3 of which require a truck or a car with higher clearance).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Yucca Valley in the San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Property is surrounded by a fence. You must open and close the drive-in gate, each time you enter or leave the property. There's also a walk-in gate
  • Check-in and check-out times are flexible, please discuss in advance with the owner.
  • There is a $35.00 non-refundable pet fee. More than three pets, fee will be negotiated. Advise owner in advance of any pets that will be staying.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a modern shower that provides all the hot water you will want or need. All the toiletries you might need are provided, including towels, soap, body wash, shampoo, tissue, toothpaste, razors, a small hair dryer, Q-tips, lotions and first aid items.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full-size air mattress available
  • The cabin is divided into two sections, the main living area and the bedroom area. The bedroom is quite large and has a stereo and a television for your entertainment. Currently there is a King-size bed, topped with a 3-inch memory foam with cooling gel mattress pad. If necessary, a Full-size air mattress or regular mattress, are available. The bedroom has a large walk-in closet where you can easily store all of your travel articles. It is stocked with extra linens and hangers.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing


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Cozy Cabin Near Joshua Tree National Park
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

I've come here twice now and have enjoyed my stay immensely each time. The cabin is quaint and lovely, but I spend most of my time on the patio watching the fire and gazing at the desert landscape and hummingbirds and rabbits that pass by. The fenced in property allows my dogs to run freely and we all always have a great time. Kim is always very friendly and responsive to emails. Would recommend for a home base for a day at the park or as a writing retreat or place to relax and catch up on some reading.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review. It was a pleasure to have you again. I look forward to seeing you and your pups in the future!
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Perfect place to stay in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at R Ranch for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment! Though we were away for most of the day, it was such a treat to return to quiet evenings, with the sounds of coyotes in the distance, and the option to end the night with a fire in the chimenea (or in the fireplace inside!). Mornings were gorgeous to sit outside and have coffee with numerous hummingbirds buzzing by to check us out. The inside of the cabin was everything you would want while staying in the desert. Comfortable, super clean, thoughtful (there's more than just condiments in the cupboards). The bed was very comfortable and we had very restful sleeps. There's a market down the road if you need anything, and the drive to the main town area was super quick as well. Not far from Joshua Tree National Park - basically a great escape that feels far removed but still close to everything! We hope to be back :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your husband were great!! I am so glad you enjoyed RRanch as much as I do. Please come back anytime!
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Cozy Cabin!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here for one month. We loved everything about it and wished we could have stayed longer than we did. Kim is amazing and she really makes you feel that you are home away from home. We hope to come back soon!!! Thanks Kim for Everything. Peggy and Robert

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great High Desert Getaway

  • 5 of 5

R Ranch is a great cabin. Everything you need to enjoy a visit to the high desert and the Joshua Tree area. Kim is a great hostess. As an experienced VRBO patron who has stayed at many properties in the area I can say that R Ranch ranks high. I'll definitely be back. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Definitely want to have you back -- anytime! Thanks for sharing your passion for the stars with me!
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Charming, pet friendly, conveniently located. Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

This small but very cozy cabin got us wanting to come back. It's great for a couple to get away from it all and just relax. The fireplace added charm and comfort to every evening. We enjoyed the outside patio along with your dogs. This property will be perfect for you if you have dogs since it is all fenced and Kim, the owner, always kept an eye on our dogs whenever we were out and about exploring the area (later we found out there are several parks and amenities in which your pooch is allowed to come along). There is a wire fence around the perimeter of the property and a smaller picket fence beside the cabin. Kim was great with the dogs and very friendly. She liked to keep it to herself but was always available if we needed anything and promptly answered questions. The cabin might not be ideal for those with kids, though they could sleep on the hideabed in the living room. We enjoyed the comforts of home such as the kingsize bed and satelite tv. The cabin may need some minor repairs and updates. For instance the kitchen sink is tiny, making it a little challenging to prepare homemade meals. There could be a bathroom with more space. All that being said, the place is in good acceptable condition and it is priced accordingly. By replacing some furniture items and with a bit of feng shui it would be perfect. So if you are not too fussy, this cabin will win a place in your heart. The area is very quiet and great for walks. Small wild life is all over to be seen. The ranch was easy to find when we got there. It's very close to the highway and located 10 minutes to Giant Rocks and Landers, 20 minutes to Joshua Tree Park entrance (a must see), and 10 minutes to downtown Yucca Valley city. From Yucca Valley you can visit Joshua tree town (10 min.), 29 Palms (25 min.), Desert Hot Springs (35 min.) and Palm Springs (45 min.). Yucca Valley city is a very interesting town offering great Mexican food restaurants and local art. There are 3 or 4 main grocery stores in town, several drugstores, Home Depot and other home hardware and tool stores, Walmart, Marshalls, fashion boutiques and several other conveniences. There is a Dollar General, gas station and a nice restaurant just 3 min. up the highway from the ranch, going towards Landers, if you don't feel like going right into town. We had a very relaxing time there and would have liked to stay longer if we could have. Definitely worth it, we'll come back :) Chiara & Mike.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you detailed review! It was a pleasure to have you two and Maggie and Sasha at the ranch. There's baby squirrels now and I need your doggies here! I hope to make it to your neck of the woods someday soon!!
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Greatcplace to stay. Everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting!!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in the Yucca Valley, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
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1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.03
Cleaning £38.01
Tax Rate 8.5%

Minimum payment of $250 refundable damage deposit at time of reservation.
Balance, including $50 non-refundable cleaning fee, and the signed rental agreement, are due at least 5 days prior to the check-in date.
Check in: after 2:00 pm Check out: before 11:00 am (late check in and check out arrangements should be made with the owner prior to the stay)
Vehicle entry is on the north-east side of the property at Wood Rd and Yellow Knife Rd. Carport parking is to the right; the driveway closest to the cabin building. Pedestrian entry is in the middle of the property on Yellow Knife Rd. Look for the mailboxes and the the green gate.
A lock box is located on the front door knob, but door will most likely be open. If not, the code will be provided, with directions and important information, upon receiving payment in full.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call, text or email the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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