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Not far from Joshua Tree National Park (near historic Pioneertown) sits the well appointed 'Gamma Gulch Guest Cabin' nestled deep within your own private valley of Boulders, Joshua Trees and Pinyon Pines bordered by miles of Protected Desert Wilderness with plenty of solitude and unlimited hiking opportunities. Perfect 'home base' for JTNP, Pappy and Harriets, Integratron, Noah Purifoy's outdoor desert museum, Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs. Nicely appointed kitchen with spices, coffee and all the basics. Wifi, phone, dish TV and DVD player, and Bose music system with plenty of cd's or can be used with your mp3 player. Coffee maker, microwave, fridge, oven and all utensils. Guest cabin has a 16ft wall of sliding glass doors that look out upon your own private valley of Granite Boulders, Joshua Trees and Pinyon Pines. Weber 'Barbeque for Two' on site. Hot tub to soak in after a long day of hiking and perfect for lounging in to do some star watching. A path leads to a private eight sided meditation/yoga hut nestled in the boulders. Our guests repeatedly return from a day in JTNP and say they don't know why they went to the Park as the scenery at the Guest Cabin rivals the Park (without the tourists and traffic).
My wife, Sachi, and I (Dave) live in the main cabin adjacent to the Guest house. We both love the desert immensely with all it's solitude, wildlife and starry nights. As it turns out this guest cabin changed my life. I met my wife 5 years ago when she was a guest in the Guest Cabin -- she was staying in it to take advantage of the solitude and quiet of the desert while she finished her doctorate thesis in Buddhist studies. Sachi was a Bhuddist monk when she arrived at my guest house... saffron robes, shaved head. She'd been a monk for 21 years having ordained in Burma at the age of 19. Many of our guests find Saccavadi's story a very moving one. Simply google 'saccavadi' where much has been written about this simple monk from Burma. I haven't a clue as to what Sachi saw in me but as karma?? would have it we soon fell in love. Been married almost 4 years now.
Many guests enjoy meeting Sachi and often times will accompany her on her daily hike... this can be a great opportunity to learn about the area as well as a chance to get to know this gentle wise soul from Burma.
That being said, please know it's our policy to greet you when you arrive, help you get settled in, and be available should you need anything... after that it's our policy to leave you alone so that you may connect with what we're sure you'll find an amazing piece of the desert
Dave and Sachi Bricker purchased this cabin in 1998
This property is quite unique. The population density of the area is extremely sparse which helps assure a connection with the natural environment right outside your door. The Guest Cabin, along with the main cabin is situated on a piece of land that is surrounded by hundreds, actually thousands, of government protected acres with direct access into the Bighorn Mountain Wilderness Area. The Guest Cabin is truly away from it all. You'll travel along three miles of dirt road to get to our place. When you arrive you'll instantly become aware that you are nestled in a private valley of some of the most beautiful Boulder outcroppings one could imagine, where Joshua trees, pinyon pines, and wildlife abound. An endless variety of birds are attracted to the dripping bird bath located on the deck right outside the 16 foot sliding windows that gaze upon the valley of boulders. Cottontail rabbits, antelope squirrels, the occaisional bobcat can be seen. On three occasions we've seen bighorn sheep in the backcountry and last year a bear with two cubs came strolling through...a rare site...perhaps... but I wonder how many creatures pass by when I'm not looking out the window!
The Guest House is ideal for those wishing to hike, birdwatch, and just be awed by the miles of magnificent rock formations. It's unlikely that you will see anyone while hiking the area. Just you and nature. Many of our guests hike to Black Mountain...the reward being incredible endless views and that feeling of accomplishment that 'I did it!'.
A hot tub offers sore muscles comforting relief and also serves as an ideal location to relax and watch a falling star or two. No city lights visible from here, we're designated dark sky territory.
We also offer a secluded meditation/yoga hut with padded carpeting and cushions for sitting on the floor or doing yoga postures. The hut has fantastic views with plenty of privacy and quiet -- conducive to listening to the song of a bird, the stirring of the breeze, a perfect setting for some quiet contemplation...
Dave and Sachi, I want to say to you two how amazing our stay was at your place. Seriously, it was one of the best places I have EVER stayed. As an architect, and as a human being, I can appreciate the attention to detail that you have put into your guesthouse and property. The bed outside, the hot-tub, the bench seats in the front of the house, the buddha keeping us company, the dimmer on the lights, the tables and chairs on the patio, the small privacy screens (with a cut-out to accommodate a tree branch outside of the Kitchen window)...I could go on and on. All of this created little moments for us that I hope linger long in my mind and heart. I saw the love that you put into your property and it was much appreciated and I feel blessed to have experienced it. I will recommend your place to anyone and everyone I know and hopefully, one day soon, we'll be able to come and visit again.
Unmatched scenery coupled with a beautifully furnished guest house make this secluded vacation spot a perfect romantic getaway. We can't wait to come back.
Thank you so much to Dave, Sachi and Rosie, our stay was perfect. The guest cabin is better than in the photo's, very well equipped with everything you could want. Wish we could have stayed longer watching the birds and listening to the silence!
Hello----My wife and I enjoyed this wonderful place in the high desert, and have not stopped talking about it since. This has been our most relaxing trip into a natural setting ever, the weather was fantastic even in the summer, the weather was warm; but a cool breeze came up to make the days very nice! We wanted solitude and we got it, we wanted nature and it was there. We wanted starry nights, it was every night. Our hosts were great, they left us alone, but were there if we needed them. Great cabin, everything we needed. When we were packing up to go home at the end of our stay, my wife did not want to go!!! "Yeah" We will be going back! Wish we could take off and go right now....... Rich and Tina----------- p.s. it sure was nice not to hear any traffic for 5 days "Wow"
This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here. It is the most amazing place! We needed to go somewhere where we could get away from our daily grind and this location was just perfect. The accomodations are top notch. You will want for nothing. If you forget something Dave and Sachi are right there to assist. One of the best things besides the view, the serenity, the hosts, etc.. is your hiking partner Rosie. Rosie is one of Dave and Sachi's dogs and she is priceless. She will guide you on your hike and make sure that you find your way back. I can't say enough about this place. We felt like we were coming home the moment we pulled up. We are already trying to figure out when we will be going back. Trust me, no time is soon enough for us!!
We had originally thought to camp in Joshua Tree Park but chose to stay at Dave and Sachi's place instead. It was perfect with otherworldly beauty and phenomenal star gazing at night. And unlike camping in the Park, the bungalow offered all the amenities INCLUDING a new outdoor heated king size bed! We would not only recommend this to anyone looking for the quiet and beauty of the desert we intend to return for a longer stay next year ourselves! Thank you Dave & Sachi!
Great Place. The hosts are fantastic people with a great mind-set. The little rental is in very good shape, every detail is thought off and very clean. Location is prime... basically miles upon miles of boulder gardens you can hike through. Lot's of privacy and solitude.
The setting rivals the boulder outcroppings and land features in Joshua Tree Park, less the tourists and traffic.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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