***RATES VARY WITH PARTY SIZE***PLEASE INQUIRE*
Some houses just have 'it.'
'It' being that romance, comfort and sense of home that just makes you want to snuggle in and stay forever.
Some of it has to do with the dramatic contrast between inside and out. From the luxe, stylish and home-y interior, you step out into the jaw-dropping grandeur of fifteen private, boulder-strewn acres. Private hiking trails and climbing opportunities abound. Days are brilliant and glorious, and at night, sunsets and starscapes envelop you in magic. Peace,silence,vastness, freedom and the electric energy of the desert vortex have drawn people to this area since the days of the Chemeheuvi.
Inside, Boulder House offers a level of luxury, detail and sophistication rarely seen in such a stark, remote location.
There are rooms of sheer rock. Sleek handrails carved to look like snakes. Floors hand painted with Dia de los Muertos skulls. Artisan-designed concrete countertops with Mexican tile detail. Original paintings, prints and photos are everywhere. And every rug, blanket, placemat, vase, serving piece, coffee cup, etc, is chosen with care to create a uniform, highly developed, intensely enchanting space.
It's a big, rambling house filled with cozy nooks for sleeping, reading , drawing, hanging out. We can sleep 14 people in beds. There's a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV and wireless internet throughout. Rock-solid and gorgeous (green!) woodstove (wood provided) for nights around the fire. Powerful, dual zone heat and air, atmospheric lighting, iPod dock and speakers, comfy beds with top-quality linens, DISH network on two televisions, reliable wireless, free domestic and Canadian landline service ...basically, everything you need to feel at home.
Outside, there are a number of lovely patios and comfortable seating areas. There's a private, walled jacuzzi outside the master, a full-size pool ( not heated) , gas barbecue and an outdoor shower with a view of the entire desert floor.
Boulder House is so much more than just a place to sleep.
It's a place to awaken.
***Please be advised that our pricing is dependent upon the number of occupants. Please do not assume the listed rate of $695 will apply to your party of 5+****
Keywords: House, adobe, rustic, private, retreat, Old West, large,pool,jacuzzi
As a director and an artist, it's not surprising that the visuals were what got us. The road wound up through the desert, the yuccas and Joshua trees becoming more and more plentiful as the signs of civilization retreated. There was Pioneertown itself, perfect as a movie set (well, it was a movie set, duh!), Pappy and Harriet's, and then, of course, the boulders themselves - massive, majestic, at once welcoming and foreboding.
The house itself. Of course we appreciate the cool, minimalist modernism of so many brilliantly designed or re-thought desert cabins. But for ourselves, we wanted something a little warmer, cozier. Something that felt more like home. Boulder House, with its four bedrooms ( five if you count the guest bed in the computer room), living room, dining room, TV room, outbuildings and pool, felt right. It had intimate spaces, private spaces, hang-out spaces, outside spaces, places to play and places to work. It sprawled over fifteen acres and had views of washes, a stream, the lights of Yucca Valley far in the distance. It was everything we had been looking for, and it was two hours from Los Angeles. It was home. Ours, and now, if you like, yours. Welcome.
Boulder House is a handmade house representing thousands of hours of work by various artists and craftspeople who poured their lives, labor, and love into their sanctuary in the desert. Whatever passion leads you to the desert, we invite you to add your spirit to those of the Native Americans, cowboys, ranchers, dreamers, artists, and visionaries who have blessed Boulder House with theirs.
If you would like to contribute a colorful piece of broken ceramic to our broken ceramic garden bed, please feel free.
If you would like to document the contribution in our guestbook, or on Facebook, we would love to hear from you!
The Pipes Canyon area is uniquely blessed with sweeping vistas, dramatic boulders,lots of native artifacts, wistful abandoned cabins, and some of the only flat-top mesas in the State of California.
From your front door, you can hike our 15 uninterrupted acres, or try the beautiful trails at Pipes Canyon Preserve, or, of course, the Park.
Stargazing and sunsets are unparalleled here. Check local sites for info re : wildflower and meteor shower timing.
Art fans will appreciate Noah Purifoy's masterpiece installation(directions available), Pioneertown itself is like walking into a Louis L'Amour novel, and be sure to book a Sound Bath at the Integratron. Pappy and Harriets is a legendary bar/restaurant with world-class musical acts - check their margaritas, BTW ;), and new restaurants and hip shops keep popping tip down on Highway 62, check it out. More cool shopping Sat and Sun mornings at the SkyMall ( Hwy 62 @ Old Woman Springs Road.
We have contacts for horseback riding as well as personal/group yoga instruction/massage.
Here is a helpful link about the wildflower season.
Personalized yoga instruction available, from single classes to full retreats,www.livingyogaofthedesert.com
Local wildlife and botanical tours and seminars available on request.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
My Standard Rate
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|Year Round 1-4 people ..$595/night, 5-7 people ..$695/night 8-11 people ..$895/night. 12-15 ..$995/night, 16+ ..$1095/night + ($100 trash fee). 2 night minimum, 4-night minimum on Holidays and events (Holiday fee applies) For parties staying 7+ days, there is a $150 charge for a mid-booking cleaning, Cleaning fee (varies depending on guest count), CA lodging tax (7%) of rental fee|
|Pet Fees: ($35 per dog/per night) - Cleaning Fee: ($200+ varies). - Holiday Fee: ($250.00). Mid Week Cleaning Fee: (for 7+ nights, $150.00), Trash Haul Fee: (12+ guests, $100.00) Security deposit: (varies). Cancellation policy: Strict: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees.|
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