The Weather has been great! Warm days and cool nights: Now is a great time to come out and enjoy the Joshua Tree National Park and everything the surrounding Mojave Desert has to offer.
And believe it or not....right here in the shadow of the National Park...there have been countless reports over the years of Crashed Saucers, Captured Aliens and Secret Military Installations.
There is also a road...Old Amboy Road...that heads East from the Historic Town of 29 Palms. And because of theses stories and sightings, local folks have often referred to it as the MOJAVE UFO HIGHWAY...as it cuts through this really interesting and unspoiled part of the desert.
Nearly unchanged since the 1950's, just crusing along this 2-lane ribbon of blacktop seems to transport you back through time and space into an area of the Mojave Desert that has more UFO sightings and related phenomena than just about anywhere else. Many curious forgotten cabins and vintage trailers dot the landscape. This is also the secret back way to Las Vegas...and is traveled at various times by luxury vehicles, cars and slow moving old pickups...and occasional convoys of young military recruits in big transport trucks. (Wonder what's under those green tarps?) On one side of the Highway is the Joshua Tree National Park and on the other is the largest Military Base in the world. Perhaps it's these opposing forces that generate all this unusual activity? Maybe. Besides the many UFO reports, rumors have circulated for years of underground caverns and interdimensional portals out in nearby Dale Dry Lake. And even the Desert Bigfoot! Then at the end of the road is Roy's Diner and gas station along with the prehistoric Amboy Volcanic Crater. Hike up to the top and then down inside...it's like going to another planet!
All this Mystery is a great backdrop for plenty of Fun and Adventure!
And we just so happen to know a great place you can stay...
Welcome to CABIN 51 !
Located just off the Mojave UFO Highway (old Amboy Road) and only 18 minutes from 29 Palms and the Joshua Tree National Park. Situated high up on 5 scenic acres with a FANTASTIC view of the entire Joshua Valley, this fully restored Mid-Century Cabin is in like new condition. Modern and Retro furnishings compliment the unique theme of this Fun Desert Hideaway.
The Cabin features a spacious Living Room with large picture window, fireplace, TV, classic sci-fi movie & music library, books, magazines and fun board games. Bedroom with comfortable Queen Bed, TV, large closet with plenty of fresh linens, blankets and pillows. Modern Bath with shower. Galley style Kitchen comes fully equipped with microwave, coffee/espresso maker, all pots, pans, dishware and utinsels.
Sleep 2 more in the really cute free-standing 'BUNKHOUSE'. Perfect for the kids and features cozy Camp Style decor with a fun collection of UFO artifacts, TV, DVD/CD player, heat and air.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors: Relax on a large covered Patio with BBQ, table and chairs, lounges and hammock. Take in the spectacular Desert and Mountain views in all directions. (Note: Even an alleged UFO crash site is visible on a nearby mountain!) At night sit around a real-campfire and and gaze upwards at the dark clear sky with a million stars overhead. Listen to tales of visitors from other worlds and then wonder if we really are alone in this endless Universe.
Easy access from paved road. Property is private, safe and secure, fully fenced and gated. Park in Double Carport. Friendly neighbors are close...but not too close.
Housebroken dogs are welcome. Cabin is kept very clean and is well maintained.
When you stay in Cabin 51 you can totally escape the city. Feel free to do nothing but relax. Time REALLY does slow down here. Watch the skies. Eat. Read. Write. Create art. Explore the surrounding desert or check out the local art colony. Meet interesting people and visit out-of-the-ordinary places. Even take in a movie at the still operational Drive-In Theatre!
Cabin 51 has quickly become a favorite of many artists, writers and musicians. And just regular folks who want to get away from it all.
Summer is over. The weather is perfect. Make Cabin 51 your Headquarters for a great adventure!
So why not treat yourself, your family or friends and plan to come on out for a day, a weekend or or even longer. But however long your stay, a True Desert Adventure of the Best Kind awaits you at Cabin 51!
Keywords: Cabin, Desert Retreat, Incredible views, National Park, Hiking, Rest and Relaxation, Sky Watching, UFO Crash Site.
I originally purchased this cabin as a get away for myself and friends from LA. I've always been a big fan of the high desert and have been coming out here since the 70's. Also been facinated with the extensive UFO lore associated with the area. And when I learned about the 'other' UFO Highway...Amboy Road...just outside 29 Palms, well, so much the better! What started as a 'quickie' fixup took nearly 2 years. But the final result is a perfect desert get away...situated in a perfect desert location. Up high with fantastic views of the mountains and the Joshua Tree National Park beyond. Having been in the retro furniture business in Los Angeles for over 20 years...I was able to accumulate alot of really nice furniture and accessories as well as fun collection of UFO artifacts to decorate the cabin with.
This part of the desert is so clean and unspoiled. The view is some of the best you can find anywhere.
Peace and Quiet. Clean Air. Clear, Starry Nights. And The UFO Highway passes by right out front!