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Dave and Sachi Bricker

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, burmese

Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Pioneertown Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Luxury guest house inside, raw virgin high desert outside

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).

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Dave and Sachi Bricker (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, burmese

About Dave and Sachi Bricker

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

Why Dave and Sachi Bricker chose Inland Empire

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!

What makes this cabin unique

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...

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Feb 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)
Boulders, Boulders and more Boulders (and plenty of Joshua Trees too!)
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Brentwood, Tennessee
5

Magical Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for privacy and a slice of Heaven, this is it. Dave and Sachi were delightfully amazing hosts and went truly up and beyond to make my stay enjoyable, peaceful and private.

I was visiting Joshua Tree for energy medicine training and on a restricted diet, so couldn't partake of the deliciously stocked fridge and pantry, but it was appreciated none the less.

It's hard to pick a favorite thing about my stay....the midnight dips in the hot tub enjoying the spectacular view of the stars, waking up to be greeted by the view of the magnificent boulders right outside, dancing under the stars as they faded with the rising of the sun, feeding the birds that flock to be fed or the sweet daily visits from Rosie, the sweet hostess dog.

The property is just far enough and just close enough from Joshua Tree to have a true desert experience and to experience the awe inspiring boulders within which the property is nestled. It took me a few trips to know my way, but Dave met me at the intersection no matter how late to ensure I got "home" easily. Once I learned my own way, I was buzzing those roads like a local and think I broke a record on shortest time to and from town. I enjoyed every minute of the drive in and out due to the sheer desert beauty that filled my heart with gratitude and joy.

Not only did I enjoy my visit, I couldn't have met nicer people and on a future visit I hope to have a more casual schedule to spend more time with the hosts and to meet Garth, the neighbor who lives in a teepee to which people flock from near and far to meet.

Thank you Dave, Sachi and Rosie!

Book NOW. Don't hesitate.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to tell everyone how awesome this place is because I'm afraid we won't be able to reserve it. Obviously I'm kidding, but if you're looking for a quiet getaway in beautiful surroundings this is your place. The scenery is awesome, they even supply birdseed to feed the many types of birds. There is a great bed for sleeping under the stars if you like. Great sound system, hot tub, pretty much everything you could want. All in all a great place with friendly hosts, we will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, CA
5

Perfect Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Are you looking to spend a calm, relaxing, peaceful time in the desert?

This is the place for you.

The property ticks off all the basics: clean, well appointed, comfortable.

The locations is really fantastic. You can go hiking right out the back door and be in an incredibly beautiful place. Or it is a short drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

I can't recommend this rental highly enough.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect get-away if you're looking for quiet, serene, relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous! This was exactly what we were looking for. Owners were very courteous and offered us complete privacy. Also offered their hospitality if we wanted to hang out with them! They've thought of everything-- outdoor hot tub, beautiful rear patio setting, outdoor bed with bed warmer if needed to star gaze! The yoga hut was so peaceful too. No need to go to Joshua tree park. Everything we wanted was in their own back yard: hiking, rock climbing, or playing with their little doggies, Rosie and shanti. Their dessert turtles were fun to watch too. Definitely going back and already recommended this place to family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whittier, CA
5

What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend three nights here. Just as Dave says in his description of the cabin, the weather reports indicated rain and he offered a cancellation without any penalty. We decided to go anyway and are so glad we did! The pictures don't do it justice. The majestic boulders, abundance of plants and wildlife are so peaceful and relaxing. Dave and Sachi welcomed us and offered assistance any time and then quickly dissappeared. The cabin is a perfect size for two people...even when confined to the cabin with the rain. All the windows make you feel like you're outside, even when you're inside. There isn't a single thing that the cabin lacks. The kitchen is well stocked, there are toothpaste and toothbrushes in case you forget yours, etc. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we booked 4 more nights the day we got home. Thank you Dave and Sachi for being such gracious hosts! We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Relaxation awaits...

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to experience Joshua Tree in this little jem. It was truly an amazing experience to stay in Dave and Sachi's guest house. The house is like a studio with everything you need, very spacious and the backyard view is breathtaking. The bathroom was super nice, shower with very hot water, kitchen was just the right size and they even have a great selection of snacks and goodies stocked for you. We were greeted by Dave upon arrival and he gave us the play by play of all the ins and outs of the room as well as some suggestions for things to do while staying in Joshua Tree. Once he gave us the tour he was on his merry way, if privacy is what you're worried about then don't worry because that was not an issue at all. If you want to see Joshua Tree and all it has to offer then stay in this lovely guest house you will not regret it! The hot tub was great too! Oh and Rosie (their rescue dog) was such a sweetheart and she'll totally accompany you if you want to explore the backyard trails. Don't look any further, this house is the place for you! P.S. It's a short drive away from Pappy & Harriet's, the most yummy food in Pioneer Town!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Pappy & Harriet's Palace
"It's been called the best Honky Tonk this west of the Mississippi. Live Music --- check web..."
Ma Rouge Coffee House -- CLOSED
"The areas alternative to Starbucks...locally owned coffee house serving light meals too."
Route 62 Arts & Antiques
"Fun area to explore...a handful of antique shops with plenty of desert related stuff for sale."
Las Palmas Restaurant
"Nice Mexican restaraunt...locally owned...one of my favorites is the Spinach Enchilada combo."
C & S Coffee Shop
"Reasonably priced locally owned breakfast joint. A locals favorite. Good selection of omel..."
JTNP West Entrance
"This is the best place to enter the Park when coming from the Gamma Gulch Guest House. "
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
"Outdoor desert art...many of our guests enjoy the experience...plus, it's free!"
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
"About 30 minute drive from Gamma Gulch Guest House...if you are a birder this is a place you..."
Salton Sea
"Either you love it or you can't stand it! A birder's paradise. The Salton Sea has an inter..."
Integratron
"Another odd piece of Desert Lore... many of our guests go there to experience the "Sound Bat..."
Crossroads Cafe
"Locally owned popular place. Good vegetarian and vegan offerings. Great place to fill you ..."
Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel
"This place is where the locals go ... it's inexpensive for a day pass. There are 8 or 9 spa..."
Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum
"Another odd bit of desert history..."
VillageFest Palm Springs
"Thursday night street fair in Palm Springs...they close down the main street to cars and ope..."
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
"From the desert floor to the mountains. Nice hiking trails on top and great views of the de..."
Joshua Tree National Park
"I'm a lover of the Park...it's what inspired me to move here. You will experience the high ..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Pappy and Harrietts
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Pappy and Harrietts
Car: necessary

The setting rivals the boulder outcroppings and land features in Joshua Tree Park, less the tourists and traffic.

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Rates & Availability

Pioneertown Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,183
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Guests will be required to sign a release of Liability agreement upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Pioneertown Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Towels and soap provided and a well stocked medicine chest with basics... bandaids, sunscreen, moisturizer, aspirin etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed with memory foam mattress top...very comfortable with fresh linens provided including choice of down or down alternative comforters... also, we have a very comfortable king size bed under the stars which can be great for the warmer summer nights -- fresh sheet, down ,and mattress heater included.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes:
The Guest Cabin is centrally located... You can google the following: "Pappy and Harrietts", a very popular Honky Tonk with live music and great food is just a short drive away. Joshua Tree National Park is also a popular destination about a 30 minute drive. Sound baths at the "Integratron". A popular and free outdoor desert art display "Noah Purifoy Joshua Tree". Our dear friend and neighbor, "Garth Boulder Gardens" within walking distance. Also some neat Antique shops in Old Town Yucca Valley just a short drive away.

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