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Nestled high in the hills of Joshua Tree, California, Highdesert Homestead is a private retreat situated on 2.5 pristine acres of granite boulders, cacti, and Joshua Trees. Originally built as a homesteader’s cabin in 1957, the house’s recent renovation offers a modern yet rustic minimalism that is designed to let you experience the serenity and natural beauty of the high desert.
The rugged northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park fills the views and its west entrance is a short two miles away. Local wildlife, including coyotes, jackrabbits, and quail, among others, are regular visitors to the property, and nighttime brings an incredible and unencumbered display of stars.
Renovated using environmentally friendly methods and materials and also filled with custom hand made furniture by the owner, Highdesert Homestead is the perfect place to indulge yourself amidst a modern yet rustic environment. Highdesert Homestead is the ideal retreat for the mind, body, and soul.
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Edmund Griffin is a Los Angeles based designer and furniture maker.
Edmund Griffin purchased this house in 2008
Our house is located in an incredible secluded location in the high desert of Joshua Tree, CA. It has extensive panoramic views, including views of Joshua Tree National Park which is within short hiking distance. Highdesert Homestead, located just two hours from Los Angeles, is the perfect getaway to reconnect with yourself and with nature.
Amongst our favorite things to do here, is relaxing inside with a good book while basking in the warm glow of the wood burning fireplace, or exploring the great outdoors on this pristine 2.5 acres of desert landscape. Please be sure to check our weblink above for additional information and photos.
We returned today from the US and we can say that the stay at Highdesert Homestead was our absolute highlight. Accommodation, view, and calm ambience with the surrounding nature were fantastic. We immediately felt at home and were so sad as we had to leave too early.
Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!
Not only was this property beyond charming (the pictures truly don't do it justice), but it has an intangible and wonderful vibe. It is inviting, warm, and immediately feels like home. It is secluded and private, yet also feels a part of the wonderful community that is Joshua Tree. Equal distance between the west entrance to the park and the town, it is ideally situated. I had a magical stay, and would return in a heart beat!
My husband, two dogs and I stayed at the Highdesert Homestead over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Edmund was great from the very beginning, and made us feel at ease with booking. The location is perfect as it's tucked in the JT Highlands for quiet and privacy, but is only a 5-10 minute drive to the West entrance of the park.
The house is incredibly spacious, clean and well maintained. The photos listed are exactly what we got. We loved that there was a fence around the property so that our dogs could roam around. It is pretty rocky, sandy and just overall desert-y so we did have boots on them to make it easier. There's an iHome so you can play music, and great books and magazines to peruse through. The kitchen has almost everything you could think of, and we took advantage of the grill too!
Overall, we really loved it and can't wait to come back. We would recommend it to anyone!
This is the second time we've rented this place in March (8 nights). We love staying here. The setting is private, quiet, and scenic. The house and furnishings are simple but classy and highly functional. It's well-cared for. It's close to the NP, the visitors' center, and "downtown". The fenced-in yard is great for our dog. The owner, Edmund, is responsive and easy to deal with. In short, we'd stay here a lot longer if we could.
This tastefully appointed home is situated in the high desert just off the access road to Joshua Tree. The perfect place from which to enjoy this remarkable landscape. Every piece of furniture, artwork, linens, magazines, and books were carefully chosen to provide a calm respite. The sunrise is incredible.
This was a nice place to stay while visiting Joshua Tree National Park. It made a good base camp for visiting the surrounding area including Palm Springs while not being in an urban environment. If you are a desert fan, this is the place. Our winter visit was quite chilly, but once we got a fire and the heater going we were warm inside. There is also a pretty good barbecue place in Yucca Valley.
The property is clean, a bit minimalist, well maintained and accurately represented. The kitchen has almost everything you need. The heating will keep you warm in the cool part of the year. It looks like the cooling would be good for the summer. The pictures show the property well. We loved the fact that fenced yard provided a good place for our dogs to run and play.
I would recommend this property to a friend if they wanted to be in the desert, away from the silly tv, and they just wanted to explore and relax.
This property is everything that it says it is, but does not reach above and beyond. The owner however was quite cooperative and provides good service.
Joshua Tree is one of our favorite places to go. Its so easy to just sit in silence and soak up the desert sun and amazing mountain views.... or go out and hike through the incredible surrounding landscape. The Highdesert Homestead offers itself easily to both options. One of our favorite parts of staying here was the delicious smell of the real wood burning fireplace on the cool desert nights. And the fact that the property was fenced in allowed us no worries while our two kids played outside in the yard. The location is very close to Joshua Tree Ntl Park (less than 5 mins driving) and close to all the natural restaurants we love on the main strip. The house was the perfect balance of minimal designer and raw simplicity. Definitely recommend for a quiet getaway.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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