Where to Stay
Joshua Tree, California

Luxury

Glamping Hub Rentals

Rent a cabin from Glamping Hub. You have access to unique types of rentals from barns and cabins to tree houses and caves, to yurts and tipis – there are endless types of glamping, and glamping hub provides you with the inspiration and simplified booking system for all of them. You’ll find each one described in detail, along with a link to start browsing what suits you. While each of them is distinct in its own way, you can count on unique structures and an incomparable access to nature.  This is the way to book your vacations from now on!

The one you are seeing in the photo is Joshua Desert Retreats.   5 acres of a desert oasis adult playground.  This charming ranch compound is packed full of character with the amenities and comfort home.   Rustic chic front and back patios allow glamping-hubbers to soak in breathtaking mountain and Valley views.  Outdoor amenities range from a massive swing structure to watch the stars, a horse shoe pit, an outdoor fire place with wood, a BBQ and chic picnic area, a Jacuzzi, and a swimming pool.

Comfortably sleeping 6 the ranch house features a queen bedroom, and a queen detached bunkhouse, a convertible sofa, a large eat-in kitchen, a washer/dryer, and dishwasher.

In case you are bringing the family and the horses the ranch also has, 2 horse corrals that are sheltered from the sun and come with feed bins and watering buckets and offers plenty of room for your Gooseneck or Bumper Pull trailer.

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Trendy

The Mojave Sands

The hip Mojave Sands, eco-minded lodging with a distinctive rock-sided exterior and an ultra-modern vibe is 7 miles from Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca Valley, and the Desert View Conservation Area.

Featuring repurposed materials, original artwork and custom-tiled showers, the 3 eclectic, industrial-chic rooms come with private patios, plus mini fridges, vintage typewriters, and record players with vinyl libraries. The 2 suites and kitchens and living rooms; 1 has an outdoor shower. Parking is free. Additional amenities include a reflecting pool, a communal courtyard, and a barbecue.

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Budget

Camping in the Park

How much will camping cost me?

The per-vehicle entrance fee to the park is $20, which is good for a seven-day stay. If you happen to be arriving on foot, motorcycle or bike, the fee is $10. On top of that, you’ll pay $15 per site per night or $20 per night per site at the three campgrounds with potable water.

Can I reserve a campsite in advance?

Most campgrounds in Joshua Tree are first-come, first-served—the park can get extremely busy on weekends from October through May, so if you can camp during the week, or try to arrive Thursday night or early Friday morning, you’ll improve your chances of finding an open site. Black Rock and Indian Cove campgrounds do offer reservations (available for booking up to six months in advance online or at 877-444-6777) from October through May; in the summer, all sites are first-come, first-served.

What to Pack?

Aside from the essentials like a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc., you’ll definitely want to bring firewood—the nights get cold and wood is not provided. And only three campsites in the park offer running water, so it’s very important to bring as much as you’ll need for cooking and cleaning, as well as staying hydrated during long, sunny days. (There’s a coin-operated spigot just inside the entrance to the park if you’d prefer to bring empty jugs and fill up on site.) Most campsites are equipped with fire grates for cooking, though you’re welcome to bring a camp stove. And while each site has a picnic table, camp chairs for sitting around the fire are always nice. Aside from that, it’s the necessities (sunscreen, sturdy shoes, etc.) and the fun stuff (card games, a guitar, s’more fixings), which is up to you.

What are the best places to camp in the park?

We’ve outlined each of the park’s nine campsites below with everything you need to know to choose the best one for you and your group.

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