Turnkey luxury, rustic enough to reflect the environment and elegant enough to make you want to stay and stay. As the first VRBO in Pipes Canyon, and after nine years of inviting guests into our home, we've learned quite a bit about what makes you happy! Whether it's a good book to read in one of the many nooks and crannies of the house or cloth napkins and tablecloth to spruce up your evening meal, we have it. Not to mention, Eighteen boulder strewn acres, 2500 square foot house and 350 square foot vintage guest house. A stunningly spacious great room suited perfectly for intimate dinners from 2 -18. Comfy chairs and couches, enough for everyone in your party to kick back in comfort. Immediately adjacent to a 60,000 acre park-like wonderland for stargazing, boulder climbing and petra-glyph exploration. Just down the road? Great music at Pappy's, antique shops, perfect weather for hiking. Why not break away from city life for a few days of hiking in your shorts during the day and toasting yourselves in front of a roaring fire at night, after a soothing mineral Jacuzzi of course. Or perhaps thinking ahead to that spring vacation. Wild flowers, wild skies and wild dreams. It's time to Pleasuriate at Pipes Canyon Lodge.
Or if marriage is your thing, DOMA SCHMOMA!!! Hip, hip, hooray! Ding dong the witch is dead, let the weddings begin! Have you been dreaming of a Joshua Tree Wedding? Sunset, sunrise, you pick. 20 gorgeous acres that become your wedding canvas to paint on. Bring your friends, family and your dreams of the perfect day.
Pipes Canyon Lodge was once referred to as 'The Ponderosa' by locals or 'The Big House' Why? Maybe it was the 12 foot high vaulted, beamed ceilings, or maybe it was the massive stone fireplace in the living room. It is rumored that Pappy himself left his mark on this grand old house. Hmm. A lot has changed since those days. The house can still seat all of its' occupants at a sweeping dining room table with elbow room to spare, but now the meals are cooked in a chef's dream of a kitchen fully equipped with every tool you will need and the spices to make all of your signature dishes. Thermador five burner cooktop, KitchenAid double ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator. Stocked pantry with bar refrigerator. Plenty of room for a handful of chefs to cook an impressive holiday dinner while others make those tangy Mojitos for sunset on the 60 foot veranda. Pipes Canyon Lodge is cozy and intimate enough to be enjoyed by a handful but spacious enough for everyone to sit around the roaring fire and tell ghost stories. There are lots of private venues indoors and out, for pouring over a good book or that script or...
Two more fireplaces and a central heating system ensure that you will be toasty during your stay. One in the dining room that adds to the ambiance of dinners that stretch into the wee hours, and one in the Jacuzzi room adding to the steam you create. The Jacuzzi is centered in it's own 500 foot square room. The spa room doubles as a dorm room and looks out at majestic Black Lava Butte, just 250 feet away. The Butte was recently named ' Ayte'ivyat' by Ernest Silva a respected elder of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. The Serrano Indians lived on this butte and Chiefs and Shamans reportedly performed ceremonial rituals and dances on the peak. It is sacred ground. When see it, you will dance too. Climb it before breakfast and contemplate all that is good in your life.
With forty mile unobstructed views all around, sunsets are not to be missed. Whether from our 60 foot covered veranda or under our shaded pergola. What the heck, try both. Our beautiful boulder monument is there to climb or just ponder. If staying close to home is your scene, just count boulders in the front and backyard.
We are now equipped for retreats. We can accommodate up to fourteen participants comfortably in the house, and we have a separate instructor/s quarters. New this season? Our completely tricked out 1953 Spartan Royal Mansion Trailer. 300 square feet of luxury - 1950's style! Full kitchen! Indoor and outdoor showers. Sleeps two/three or four if you're 'close'! Our beautiful 20 x 20 pergola perfect for medicine circles or yoga mats or dining alfresco! Come on, you deserve it! And of course, the Lodge! 2500 square feet of bliss. Incomparable stargazing. Sunset cocktails on your own boulder monument. It's pure heaven. What are you waiting for? If that's not enough, how about the 'wild' backyard directly adjacent to 60,000 acres of wilderness. Oh, and those gorgeous bobcats. Perched on top of Pipes Canyon with views of San Jacinto, Sleeping Indian (Sawtoothe) and Big Bear.
Pappy & Harriets just down the road!!!!
What we cannot describe? The ineffable power and presence of the unseen, the whisper on the wind of a time that was, and the limitless imagination that you bring to this ancient landscape. This is a place where the loudest thing you will hear is your inner voice or the howl of a coyote. Come on up and get reacquainted.
Utterly unique Pipes Canyon Lodge at the cultural crossroads between the old and the new west. From experimental architects to cow-punk rock and roll, the Pioneertown-Pipes Canyon area has it all. Whether you drive the 20 minutes to magnificent Joshua Tree National Park or simply step out our backdoor and hike the 60,000 aces of undeveloped Mojave wilderness immediately adjacent,with awe inspiring rock formations, stunning mesas and complete quiet, you will be changed. More stars than you can possibly imagine so close you can reach out and touch them.
The lodge is perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, your own big chill weekend with friends, unforgetable wedding or peaceful retreat. Located just 8 minutes from famous Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, great music and good food are easily accessible.
And keep in mind, we are always 15 degrees cooler than Palm Springs and 10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree Park, making this destination perfect year round. Additional accommodations available close by for larger groups. Enjoy delicious gourmet meals from Pipes Canyon Productions - with or without service. Excellent location for photo or film shoots. Location, kraft services and gourmet catering packages available.
Two night minimum - holidays - three nights. Christmas , Thanksgiving, Easter four day minimum.
Keywords: Ranch House/Lodge
We had no intention of buying in the desert although it has always been our favorite place to reset our spirits. A friend invited us for tea in Pipes Canyon. On the way there, we agreed we would never want to live in a place so remote. After twenty minutes at their house, we called a realtor who brought us to this magical property. The sheer drama of the panoramic views, the power of Black Lava Butte and we were hooked. We made an offer the next day and we have never looked back. As artists, we cherish the inspiration we always find in Pipes Canyon and we adore sharing this wonderful hideaway with fellow artists and thinkers from around the world. After 13 years, this little pocket of wonder continues to thrill and inspire us.
The play of light from dawn to starry night sky. The wildlife. The brilliant colors of the sunsets. Soaking in the indoor mineral spa with a warm
fire burning. The warmth of the stone fireplace in the great room, 'sit down' dinners in the luxurious formal dining room, cooking in the amazing
and perfectly stocked kitchen, hiking in the 60,000 acre 'park like' wilderness out the front door, waking to the golden glow of the sun coming up
on black lava butte, just outside your window. Watching the sunset from the boulder monument on the property or from the 60 foot covered front