Joshua Tree National Park is full of wonder with its rugged boulders, quirky Joshua Trees, and starry nights. It’s a truly one of the most unique places to stay in California! (And also one a great winter destination). There are endless options for accommodations, too. Here, I’ve curated the best of the best based on traveler reviews, unique features, and well-loved hosts. From luxe desert hideaways and off the grid cabins to actual space ships and private Airstream trailers, these are the best 18 Airbnbs in Joshua Tree.
Joshua Tree Airbnbs
1. Zebra Shadow for Indoor Outdoor Living
If you are in search of an experience that reflects the breathtaking natural surroundings here, look no further than Zebra Shadow.
It’s one of the best Joshua Tree airbnbs. This two-bedroom retreat offers swoon-worthy views from every single room.
The goal? To reflect the beauty around you so you can drink in the peace and tranquility.
It’s conveniently located just a 5 minute drive to the entrance to the park and comes with a large jet hot tub and outdoor shower (in addition to the two indoor bathrooms) plus outdoor propane fire pit.
You won’t be sharing those amenities with others either.
This is your own private desert oasis located on 3.5 acres of land. Be aware that there is an outdoor shower though (cold water only).
Review: “If you’re thinking about booking this Airbnb, DO IT. Zebra Shadow is such a stylish and lovely space! It’s worth the splurge and it’s even better than the pictures.”
2. Architect’s Off-Grid Stargazing Cabin
Are you up for a bucket list stargazing experience?
Stay in this architect-designed off-the-grid oasis.
This Joshua Tree cabin is basically a tiny house made from a simple steel structure that is open to the starry night and mountain desert views.
This place is magical. Since it sleeps two, it’s ideal for a romantic retreat (but it can sleep up to six).
There’s an indoor bed, an outdoor bed, and a pull out sofa.
It’s the best of both worlds: Sleeping directly under the velvety black sky while also enjoying a comfy bed.
Review: “Wow! What an unforgettable and magical experience. Saying my boyfriend and I loved it would be an understatement. Sleeping under the stars, sitting by the fire, cooking delicious meals, waking up to the smell of coffee and the sounds of silence was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced.”
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3. Cozy El Agave Ranch on 1.5 Acres
If you’re visiting Joshua Tree with family or friends, you are going to love El Agave Ranch.
It accommodates up to six guests with two bedrooms (plus a third bed in one of the two bedrooms).
Plus, the ranch is on 1.5 acres right by the park. (It’s a 10-minute drive to get there.) And, it comes with homemmade banana bread and local coffee.
You’ll chill in the hammock as you soak in the desert magic and starry nights here. Roast s’mores by the fire pit when the night grows cool.
And lounge in the cozy living room by the wood-burning fireplace.
Review: “The property is incredible! Very close to the entrance to the national park. The backyard is amazing!”
4. Dome in the Desert
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two couples, or even traveling with family, the Dome House—with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths—makes an ideal base for a gathering.
It’s also perfect for a group creative retreat…meditation, yoga, or photography, for example.
You’ll feel completely secluded on five acres of desert with 360-degree mountain and desert views from the dome.
Watch the sunset flicker over the windmills in the distance from panoramic windows.
Just be aware that the last few blocks to get here are along a dirt road so bring your sense of adventure.
Review: “Felt transported to another world with the home’s 360-degree views. The pictures do it little justice really!”
5. Magical Airstream with Stunning Views
Whether you’re heading to Joshua Tree alone, looking for a romantic weekend, or traveling with friends, you will love stargazing outside your private 25 foot Flying Cloud Airstream.
There’s a comfy queen-sized bed in a private bedroom along with a couch that converts into a full-size bed.
There’s A/C, heat, a shower, toilet and two sinks in this luxury space.
Every amenity has been thought of before yor arrival. Keurig or French press? Choose your coffee adventure. Plush towels. Ample closet space.
Guests give this place glowing recommendations.
Review: “If you get the chance to stay here, consider yourself lucky. In close proximity to the national park and filled with fun and fantastic/adorable amenities, this space is special.”
6. Casa Indian Cove
Casa Indian Cove is all warm, earthy desert tones and a mix of mid-century style.
There are two bedrooms and one bath with fast Wifi, heating, and A/C.
You’ll love the serene vibe here and comfy king bed. (There’s also a queen bed in the second bedroom.)
The bath has just been renovated and includes a nice tub for soaking after a day hiking at the park.
It’s a 15 minute drive to the park from Casa Indian Cove.
Review: “Charmie and Aaron’s place is a true desert boho, cozy oasis. The home is clean, beautifully designed and had everything we needed. It is also super close to two of the entrances to Joshua Tree National Park.”
7. Aberdeen Arrow Bohemian Retreat
If you’re in search of cabins in Joshua Tree to match the Bohemian vibe of this area in an upscale sort of way, stay at Aberdeen Arrow.
This modern mid-century cabin has one bedroom (plus sofa bed) and one bath but sleeps four comfortably.
The Boho look is completed with the hosts’ art from Turkey, Africa, Vietnam, and local California artists.
So relax into one of the swinging hammocks in the living room and throw a log into the wood-burning fireplace to warm up cold desert evenings.
Watch the stars sparkle from the swing sofa on the front porch.
Review: “WOW. This is a dream getaway for anyone but especially the bohemian lover. So many thoughtful touches make this space unique and oh so dreamy for photos.”
8. Area 55 Futuro House
If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind glamping near Joshua Tree National Park, stay at the Area 55 Futuro House.
This is one of 85 original Futuro Houses worldwide…completely restored for your one-of-a-kind stay.
While it looks like a flying saucer just landed here, you’ll be “roughing it” in this unique tiny house with a Bluetooth sound system and coffee maker and enjoying fresh water for hot oudtoor showers and private restrooms.
This is off-the-grid Joshua Tree at its best. Charge your phone with on-site solar power.
Prepare dinner in the outdoor kitchen and eat under the stars by the fire pit.
Review: “Magical and Unique place. It’s out of this world!!”
9. Desert Wild Oasis
Looking for super cool places to stay near Joshua Tree? Desert Wild Oasis is the perfect spot for a romantic rendez-vous or gathering of friends.
It invites you to sloowww down and breathe in your tranquil desert surroundings. Possibly one of the best airbnbs in Southern California.
With two bedrooms and two baths, it’s both cozy and spacious. Watch the rabbits from the hanging chair with a sunrise coffee or wine at sunset.
Take a dip in the in-ground pool after a warm day hiking or a snooze in the shady cabana.
As the evening cools off, snuggle up by the adobe fireplace. And watch all the tension melt away…
Review: “Lou and Nat’s place is an absolute slice of heaven! My husband and I agreed that we have never enjoyed any space we’ve stayed in quite so much.”
10. Tile House
Looking for a place to rejuvenate your spirit? The host of Tile House describes it as a “vortex in the desert of love and space.”
Meditators and creatives will feel at home in whimsy here.
With touches of luxury, it feels both safe and adventurous. This is Joshua Tree lodging at its most creative.
There are two bedrooms, both with queen-sized beds, at Tile House. Wifi is fast and reliable and there are laundry facilities, a full kitchen, and a wood-burning stove.
Plus, Tile House is pet-friendly! There’s access to a fenced yard for your pup.
You’l feel like you’re living in an art exhibit here. Lose yourself in the odyssey of pattern and color mosaics…a fusion of ceramic and stained glass that seems to glow in the desert light.
Review: “Wondrous place. Truly the most unique place you’ll ever stay.”
11. Purty Yurt
If you’re in search of both nature and comfort, the Purty Yurt is the place for you. It’s the ultimate California Airbnb glamping adventure.
You’ll be transported to a serene oasis once you enter Purty Yurt and take in the open skylight in the “ceiling.” Think of it as your personal portal to the stars.
Purty Yurt also comes with “Mini Me”, a second, smaller yurt. Both yurts, however, have queen beds so between the two, you can sleep four.
Just be aware that this is a glamping experience. That means you’ll need to bring your own food and water as there’s no on-site kitchen.
Or get take-out from one of the fantastic local restaurants. There is a porta-potty and solar shower as well.
Review: “Beautiful! my daughter got to see her first shooting stars. It was amazing!”
12. M-House Modern Desert Retreat
Escape from reality at M-House in a luxurious retreat featuring local artists and photographers. You’ll experience the sound of silence on 2.5 acres of serenity here.
M-House offers easy access to local supermarkets and the park but is just far enough away to be peaceful.
Slip into a plush bathrobe and take a dip in the pool. Then lounge in the hammock or around the fire pit.
Your stay includes a delicious bag of Joshua Tree Coffee Roasters coffee. Yum.
Review: “Pictures don’t do this stunning place justice. It’s actually bigger than appears. All of the finishing touches are top-notch.”
13. Stargazing Tiki Boat for Two
A boat in Joshua Tree? Yes, this is where the desert meets the sea. The stargazing Tiki Boat is the perfect spot for two!
It’s hard to overstate the fun factor of this tiki boat.
From the stargazing sofa to the sharky surfboard outdoor shower and the boat dock with a “tiki” pool for two, you might spend more time here than at the park!
In addition to the bed on the boat, you’ll love the Bluetooth-enabled record player in the Tiki Lounge and nautical punk theme in the modern-day outhouse.
While the owners are artists who work on site, you’ll have plenty of privacy here.
Review: “So many little things to discover the more time you spend there, and everything is so thought out. The quirkiness really makes the Joshua tree experience amazing. The ship is super cozy, the tiki bar room is an incredible little spot to hang and listen to music, and that surf shower is something else!”
14. Mojave Green Cabin
If you want an Airbnb with a hot tub, stay here. Enjoy endless starry nights and insane views from the adorable Mojave green cabin.
It’s just 8 minutes into Joshua Tree and 15 minutes to the west entrance to the park. And you’ll be the only one here on 2.5 private acres.
This rennovated 1956 homesteader cabin can accommodate up to four people between the comfy queen bed and the convertible sofa. Or sleep under the stars on the air mattress.
Inside, you’ll enjoy a hot generous shower, a fully equipped kitchen, and unforgettable mountain views. Soak in the hot tub at sunset.
Review: “Staying at the Mojave Green Cabin was a dream. The views and open air allowed for such a beautiful escape from the city. I looked specifically for a place with a hot tub and this one did not disappoint- I highly recommend a sunrise soak!”
15. Love Nest and Farm Stay
Looking for a truly romantic, unique stay? The Love Nest may be your spot.
It’s a private room with a deck set above the barn at a beautiful Morongo Valley ranch, about a 20 minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park.
Soak in the iron clawfoot tub or enjoy a complimentary drink in the saloon. Play pool or horseshoes. Most of all, bask in the sounds of nature here.
Review: “Galiena and Gary and just wonderful people! You feel like you’ve known them your whole lives. Their farm was probably the coolest Airbnb we have stayed at. The Love Nest is the perfect couples getaway. The outdoor shower was my favorite part along with the exotic bird and baby chicks.”
16. The Rising Sun Tipi
The Rising Sun tipi is located on 10 beautiful acres within the Lazy Sky Boutique Retreat.
While you’re kind of camping, you’ll also be sleeping in extreme comfort on a cozy tuft and needle queen bed.
The tipi is decorated in Native American and Southwestern colors.
Sit outside and watch the sun rise over coffee. Store drinks in your Yeti cooler.
There are five tipis in total which share flush toilets and a hot outdoor shower, plus a full kitchen with a full size refrigerator and french press.
Review: “Believe the reviews, this Tipi is a must stay! Incredible experience, so comfortable and quiet – there are other tents around which helps it feel safe, but not close enough to hear normal conversation levels from others in the tent. Propane fire pit was the highlight of the spot.”
17. Minimalist Cabin
Can you imagine what it would be like to have your very own private and romantic hideaway or solo retreat…right inside Joshua Tree Park?
This minimalist cabin is the next best thing.
This gorgeous cabin was inspired by locals who love art and architecture and it shows.
In fact, it was designed by Ron Radziner, an amazing modern architect of our time. It’s even been featured in the LA Times and Dream Retreats.
No expense has been spared here in turning this place into the luxe space of your dreams.
Plus, you can actually walk out your front door and into the park!
This open living space is sleek and warm in desert hues. There’s a full bath and an outdoor shower and bathtub.
Review: “Do not hesitate and book this place! This beautiful, quiet homestead with its perfect location left us speechless. We have stayed at our fair share of airbnbs, but no other has left us in complete awe as this one did. The location is insanely beautiful. “
18. Marbella Stargazing Bubble
Imagine: You are in your warm, cozy bed (heated mattress no less) but also dazzled by the night sky above you.
Or, you feel the sunshine warm your face as the sun rises around you casting your world in a peach glow.
This is the experience of the Marbella Stargazing Bubble. There is simply no other experience like this available in Joshua Tree.
It’s like sleeping under the stars. But in your comfy bed. Also included: Barbecue deck and cowboy tub.
Review: “Way better than even the pictures can convey! The team was so thoughtful & very quick to answer. The bubble bedroom & bathroom were so cool! They really though of every creature comfort & beyond!”
Best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree
As you can see, there are incredible options for creative places to stay in Joshua Tree!
Embrace the area’s quirky, outdoor theme for a memorable adventure. The sky’s the limit!
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