|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Rancho Loco is perfect for your desert hideaway home away from home. Come rain or shine, Rancho Loco has something beautiful to offer. When it's sunny, drinks by the pool, quiet time on the veranda with a book, watching the sun rise or set and enjoying some good barbecue with friends and family. When it's stormy – get cozy on the couch with a fire crackling away, a home cooked meal with a glass of wine while you watch the clouds roll in over the dramatic landscape, framed by the huge picture windows. Rancho Loco also affords extra privacy with separate living quarters, the cozy & bright main house and the open & airy studio.
Located on its own secluded 20 acres, minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, Rancho Loco offers 360º views with over 50 Joshua trees, yuccas and native desert foliage all on the property. Situated between the two houses is a salt water swimming pool with an observation deck, perfect for sunset viewing, outdoor dining, and maybe even a skinny dip under the stars. Rancho Loco is a rustic modern take of a 1920s ranch house updated to today's standards including solar power as its primary source of energy and water drawn from a private on-site well!
Rancho Loco is a great affordable base no matter what your interests are – rock-climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, model rocket launching [our fave], novel writing or just relaxing by the pool. So please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to get away and visit this magical California vacation home location.
We, Karen and Marcus, have lived in Los Angeles since 1990 and take great joy and pride in making things better.
Marcus Wright purchased this house in 2001
We purchased this property after many years of traveling to Joshua Tree as a get-away. It became our home away from home with the space, privacy and solitude that was hard to come by in Los Angeles. The idea of a two hour car drive putting you in a different world creates an invaluable peace of mind.
More than just a base for exploring Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area, Rancho Loco is a self-contained resort. It provides all the comforts of home in a spectacular setting. Unlike many vacation homes in Joshua Tree, Rancho Loco provides a year round experience due to the salt water pool, which provides the remarkable sensation of cool blue water beneath the hot summer sun and the limitless night skies.
Very private beautiful home in the middle of Joshua Tree. Super close to the Integratron as well as many hiking and sightseeing adventures. If you want to forget about city living this is the place for you. Lovely views ALL around the home, we saw the most magical sunset and sunrises! The owner was VERY helpful, answered all my questions and accommodated all of my needs (including my dog!). There is surround sound inside and by the pool area as well, which made for a lovely day of grilling and eating in the sun. The home is decorated beautifully and the guest house has plenty of room. We really could not have asked for a better weekend and we are sad it's gone. We are already planning a trip back to this lovely slice of heaven in the desert.
We really enjoyed our week at Rancho Loco. It was perfect for our needs, the guest house gave us great options for sleeping arrangements. Pool was was very 'refreshing' as April is still a bit early in the season for swimming :-) Supper great support from owner with the couple of q/a items that came up. This was my second week long verb in the area and I like this location a better - a few more minutes to town but felt very private. Highly recommended if you are looking for a desert getaway.
We had an absolutely amazing weekend at Rancho Loco. Leading up to our trip, Marcus was beyond helpful, accommodating, and simply NICE. As for Rancho Loco itself, the photos of the property are beautiful, but they don’t even do the place justice – it’s GORGEOUS. But it’s also not one of those places where you’re afraid to touch anything – we all felt amazingly comfortable and relaxed all weekend, and enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and lounging and reading in the living area. Would highly, highly recommend to anyone seeking a high desert escape! We’re already scheming and plotting to come back.
I stayed here for my recent birhtday, and it was such a great place to visit with a fun group of friends/family. It was relaxing and it helped make my first trip to Joshua Tree so memorable. Also, the National park is just a short drive away!
this is our third stay at rancho loco & it just gets better every time. we always feel like we are coming home to the really awesome desert home we all wish we had. :) the property is beautiful, wonderfully relaxing & has all the modern amenities u could ask for. marcus is a great host: communicates well & has always been responsive & very understanding w/ various requests. the house sleeps 8 adults comfortably, is doggie friendly, and has a fully equipped kitchen for even cooking up a proper feast. the house stays cool in the summer & warm when it's cold outside. pool time, desert strolls & night time star gazing by the fire are among our many favorite pastimes at rancho loco. we could not recommend this property enuff. we can't wait for our next visit! thank you for keeping such a wonderful place, marcus!
Year round Joshua Tree activities and festivals, Big Bear is an hour away for skiing and lake activities, Palm Springs and Palm Desert communities, airport, shopping, and aerial tram within one hour drive, Las Vegas is just under 4 hours away for gambling and whatever else floats your boat, Los Angeles is just over a two hour drive.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$150.00 + Tax|
|Per person over 4 guests||$10.00 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$10.00 + Tax|
|Notes||Pet cleaning fees are $10 per pet per night.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.