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The Sexiest <br/>Places to Stay <br/> in Joshua Tree

It’s officially Coachella season when the desert really comes alive. If you’re like me and not in your teens anymore, the mere thought of crashing on the floor with five other people after a massive night of partying probably gives you arthritis. The flip side of this is that you’ve graduated to more sophisticated venues, and your cash flow now allows for it because it’s more than your $20/week allowance. Congrats!

Now imagine waking up to a clean place with sparkling natural light, fresh brewed coffee and an epic view. These are what all of the below have in common, plus killer architecture and interior design. Because you’ve also graduated to fancy AF, here’s your guide to doing the desert in style.

Rosa Muerta

Hands-down one of the sexiest venues I’ve ever seen. Punk rocker-turned studio artist-turned architect, Robert Stone, describes it as “black to the bone”. The one-bedroom retreat has one roof and walls that don’t fully enclose the space to create fluidity between indoor and outdoor elements. You’ll be pleased to find all the modern luxuries you could want under that one roof: a spa, fire pit, barbecue grill, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor shower and bed. This is glamping at its finest.

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Rosa Muerta
Acido Dorado

Acido Dorado

Sister property Acido Dorado is Robert Stone’s foil to Rosa Muerta. Larger and brighter, the space is all white and metallic gold with reflective surfaces everywhere, including the ceilings. (Porn may come to mind, but is that a bad thing?) You’ll find all the same luxury amenities and fluid indoor/outdoor spaces. In fact, the house can be opened up entirely to enjoy the outdoors in all its glory. Bonuses are a stereo system and indoor reflecting pool.

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Geodesic Dome House

I’m sure I had you at “geodesic dome”. This beauty sits on over 2.5 acres with 360 degree views of majestic mountains, valleys and vistas from every window. The newly remodeled home was inspired by Bucky Fuller and designed to “create, inspire and relax”. Size is another plus as this 4 bed, 4 bath stunner houses up to 8 guests. Grab your friends and go!

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Geodesic Dome House
Cabin Cabin Cabin

Cabin Cabin Cabin

Kathrin and Brian Smirke did it again. You may know them as creators of the other amazing geodesic dome in the desert. This time they created a modern boho cabin in Joshua Tree village inspired by the original homestead cabins of the desert. Every nook of this place oozes charm and character. Highlights include an outdoor clawfoot tub. The 1 bedroom space is perfect for a small family, sleeping up to 4.

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The Casey Jones House

Uniquely stunning architecture makes this one of the most memorable homes I’ve stayed in. Originally built by a shipbuilder, the ceilings maintain the wooden arches that give the historic site a futuristic vibe. An outdoor shower and floor-to-ceiling views of the desert landscape complete the experience. Perfect for a couple’s getaway.

 

Casey Jones House
Lazy Sky Retreat

Lazy Sky Retreat

For a more authentic glamping experience, you can choose to stay in a yurt, a teepee or a cute little trailer at Lazy Sky. This mini community shares a small outdoor kitchen and bathroom, complete with an outdoor shower. Break some bread with other travelers while you’re here.

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Rimrock Ranch

Originally built as a weekend retreat for actors Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, this 11-acre ranch in Pioneertown now serves as lodging and a venue for weddings and shoots. Described by the LA Times as “urban industrial meets desert cool”, there are four types of lodging to choose from: the main Hatch House, the Lodge, four original 1940′s cabins or an airstream camper. Renters can enjoy use of the entire grounds so you really can’t go wrong.

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Rimrock Ranch
The Joshua Tree House + Joshua Tree Casita

The Joshua Tree House + Joshua Tree Casita

Sometimes love stories end with some fabulous real estate. Sara and Rich Combs bought their first Joshua Tree property a year after a fateful night’s stay in the desert on a cross-country road trip. The two designers clearly collaborate well with two wildly popular rental properties under their belts — the Joshua Tree House (a 1949 hacienda) and the Casita (a two-bedroom home built in 1958). The modern boho vibes were designed with the intent of allowing guests to stay in the present as much as possible. “It’s a place to reflect, reset and create.”

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Flamingo Rocks House

Hot tub stargazing is definitely a thing in the desert, but how about the stargazing you can do from this indoor tub? The affordable 2 bed, 2 bath spa-like retreat will make you never want to leave home.

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Flamingo Rocks
Spirit Wind

Spirit Wind Joshua Tree

An architectural oasis, this spacious 3 bedroom property boasts high ceilings, a hammock circle, “opium den” and all the views. If you don’t need quite that much space, opt to stay in the guest house, Beavertail Loft. The artistic vibe includes a hot tub, hanging chair and rad mural by Xio Design Studio.

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