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The Cozy Cabin at Gamma Gulch Retreat

1br cabin
Yucca Valley,California,United States of America
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
Excellent221 reviews
airbnb$89 - $999

Description

The Space

Welcome to Frontierville, a lovingly restored homestead cabin originally built in the 50s by Italian-American artist Pasquale Napolitano. (RETURNING VISITORS, UPGRADES FYI - we replaced the fridge with a quieter unit, put dimmer switches on the lights and got a better-sounding stereo.) Leave the city behind and discover the wonders of the high desert down a one-lane dirt road. Experience the majestic wilderness of unspoiled Mojave landscapes in historic Pioneertown, where “the mountains meet the sky” according to the old cowboy classic, “Out in Pioneertown.” Situated between Joshua Tree and the peaks of Big Bear, Pioneertown features pine trees, mountain oaks, junipers and bristling cacti as well as the region’s unique signature tree. Because of the higher elevation, temperatures are generally cooler than Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, with the occasional winter snowfall. Come for a midweek rock show at Pappy’s and avoid the long drive home, take a romantic weekend escape or treat yourself to that much-needed week alone to work on your screenplay. Bring hiking boots a hat and binoculars and you’ll likely spot a red tail hawk or a quail family poking around, cottontails and jack rabbits, and maybe a bobcat if you’re lucky. Or just brew up a cup of coffee, relax on the porch and enjoy the unobstructed panoramic view, the brilliant sunrise, the golden silence, and more stars than you can possibly imagine.

The Neighborhood

With gorgeous views of the park’s tallest peaks in the distance and next to zero light and noise pollution, this remote getaway has all the privacy you could ever want. There’s easy access to downtown Pioneertown for a show or barbecue at Pappy and Harriet’s or a stroll down the historic faux-Western Mane Street. Take a scenic half hour drive to downtown Joshua Tree for a hand-poured coffee and delicious meal, then head into the treasured National Park. Drive an hour down the hill to the chic restaurants and shops of revitalized Palm Springs. Or step right out the front door and explore the pristine natural wonder of backcountry Pioneertown.

Getting Around

Lucky 777 taxis do service the area if you want to go to a show at Pappy's and not have to worry about driving.

Other Things to Note

• CABIN SIZE Our cabin is a small one bedroom. It is perfect for two people. If you are a family wanting to bring a child, feel free to contact us, but we have discovered that the cabin best suits only two people. • PLEASE NOTE!! You will be staying in a restored 1950s homestead. We've attempted to make the cabin as comfortable as possible given the limitations of the existing structure and utilities. This means you are trading some amenities for the experience. The shower probably doesn't have the kind of water pressure you're used to if you live in a city. The hot water doesn't stay hot very long (small tank, small electrical system = short showers, no bath). If you use a hair dryer, the A/C, the toaster and the hot water at the same time or you'll probably trip a circuit. People seem to really love it here, but if this doesn't work for you, we totally understand. No hard feelings. • CELL PHONES Not all cell phone companies have service in Pioneertown. We get AT&T pretty reliably, but the rest are spotty. • WI-FI We do have Wi-Fi in the cabin, but there are occasional outages beyond our control once every few months. We do not guarantee you will have full access 100% of the time you are here (though you most likely will). It's a bit of a miracle that we even have internet at all as some of our neighbors do not. Hopefully this will not be an inconvenience. • BBQ We have a propane BBQ for your use! • A/C There is a window unit A/C that keeps the bedroom cool if the door is closed, but the rest of the cabin is not cooled much by the A/C. Most of the year this is not an issue but July/August can be quite hot. If it's over 95 degrees be prepared to feel warm in the cabin. • DOG FEE Dogs may be allowed but the renter must first contact the owner for discussion. There is a flat $45 per dog fee. • EVENTS If you're interested in having an event please contact us for discussion first. • PHOTOSHOOTS If you're interested in having a photoshoot please contact us for discussion first. • FRESH JUICE DELIVERY Guests are able to have fresh juices delivered to their door daily (or in the fridge when they arrive!) by local Joshua Tree juice guru Angela de la Agua. Menus and pricing for this service will be emailed upon request. • STAR TOUR If you would like a better view of the night sky there is a company called Coyote Telescope that offers a “Star Tour” that uses the fantastic Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD computerized telescope. Visit www"coyotetelescope"com for more information. • MASSAGE For convenience, privacy, and relaxation, guests can request an in-house massage with Ryan Mussen of Mojave Massage. Book a neuromuscular therapeutic deep tissue massage, sports massage, swedish relaxation massage, or even a sound meditation session. Visit www"MojaveMassage"com for rates and booking information. Email us for more recommendations as well. • PAPPY & HARRIET'S If you plan to have dinner at Pappy & Harriet's, we strongly recommend making an advance reservation. • SOCIAL MEDIA If you plan on sharing your experience on social media, please mention us! @gammagulchretreat on lnstagram • TOT TAX In compliance with San Bernardino County law, an additional 7% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is applied to the nightly rates you see. Currently, Airbnb does not have an option to separately include this tax. • CLOSEST AIRPORTS Palm Springs, CA (PSP) – 60 mins Ontario, CA (ONT) – 1 hour 45 mins Orange County, CA (JWA) – 2 hours Long Beach, CA (LGB) – 2 hours 30 mins Los Angeles, CA (LAX) – 2 hours 40 mins San Diego, CA (SAN) – 3 hours • CO-HOSTED BY HOMESTEAD MODERN https://www.airbnb.com/users/27491364/listings www-HomesteadModern-com

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Amenities
  • Internet
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Self check-in
  • Keypad
Bedrooms
1
Sleeps
3 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
1

Place's rules

SMOKING & FIRE: Our cabin is non-smoking although you're welcome to smoke outside as long as you properly dispose of cigarette butts. This area has very high fire danger, so unfortunately we do not allow outdoor fires or fireworks of any kind. NO PARTIES: You're welcome to have a friend or two over for a visit or a meal, but the cabin is not set up to be an event space of any kind. We ask guests to keep volume down to a reasonable level and be respectful to neighbors (even as far away as they are - sound travels out here). No overnight guests. COMMERCIAL USE: No commercial photo shoots, videos or filming without prior permission from the hosts. Contact us for rates and terms. NO OFF-ROAD VEHICLES. NO GUNS. NO EXCEPTIONS. VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT - (THIS IS NOT A LEASE) This is a vacation rental agreement for a temporary vacation stay at a managed vacation rental property. THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT A LEASE AND CONVEYS NO RIGHTS IN REAL PROPERTY. By agreeing to these Terms & Conditions, you stipulate and agree that you have not and will not receive a real property interest in or rights to the vacation rental property. [1.] The number of people who may be at the property at any one time is the same number of renters stated on the reservation confirmation. In other words – no non-renting guests are permitted. If you would like to invite guests over for drinks or dinner you must receive permission ahead of time from the owner. No more than two cars are allowed on the property at a time without permission. Cars may only be parked in designated parking areas – never alongside the roads/drives. If the renter wants to seek permission to vary from any of these occupancy and/or parking requirements you must receive permission ahead of time from the owner. [2.] The vacation rental agreement begins at 3 p.m. on the check-in date and ends at 11 a.m. on the check-out date (unless other times are approved in writing by the owner). [3.] Dogs may be allowed but the renter must first contact the owner for a discussion. We understand that many people do not want to leave their dogs behind when they go on vacation. We are open to having dogs stay so long as their owners are sensitive to and understand some basic issues. -Inside the House- Unlike a hotel with many “units” we have only one unit we can rent at any one time. If that unit is damaged or soiled we are unable to rent the unit to the next guests until repairs or cleaning can be completed. And often we have back-to-back guests – one group checking out by 11 am and another group checking in by 3 pm the same day – thus no time in which to complete anything other than standard cleaning. Using their own sheets or other protective coverings, dog owners should always cover any place where their dog may elect to lie down (other than the bare concrete floors). We are not equipped to shampoo furniture or rugs or dry clean bedding when fast turnarounds are so common. -Outside the House- Dogs should at all times be kept on leash. Dog owners should immediately pick up after their dogs and deposit the waste in a plastic bag that is placed in storage cupboard #1 at the carport. Finally dog owners should understand that we will not hesitate to deduct as needed from their house deposit to cover any cleaning or repairs necessitated by the presence of their pets. [4.] An illegal or abusive use of the Internet access is not allowed. [5.] No professional photo shoots allowed without written permission from the owner. If you're interested in having a photo shoot please contact us first for a discussion. Unauthorized use of the name “Landers Sage House," images of the Landers Sage House property, exterior, surroundings, or interior for use in the selling, advertising, marketing and/or promotion of any product or business or used in any tv or film production is unlawful and will be pursued with appropriate legal action. [6.] Special events such as weddings and parties are not permitted without written permission from the owner. If you're interested in having an event please contact us first for a discussion. [7.] The guest shall allow the owner (or his designee) access to the property for purposes of repairs and inspection if required. The owner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. [8.] If for any reason beyond the control of the owner the house is unavailable the owner may cancel the rental agreement and a full refund of all fees paid will be made to the guest. [9.] Smoking is not allowed inside the house or within 15 feet of any open door. [10.] The owner may withhold all or part of the deposit if any of the house rules are broken. Cause for withholding deposit funds include, but are not limited to, the following: • Damage to the premises or contents • Missing items requiring replacement (including keys) • Excessive cleaning required • Not complying fully with the "before you depart" checklist • Lingering smell of tobacco smoke • Charges for mailing personal items left behind • Evidence of more persons using the property than were authorized • Evidence of a dog that wasn't authorized • Unauthorized late check out [11.] We will not rent single nights if they do not back up against another reservation or do not create a single "orphan night" themselves.
Checkin time
3:00 PM
Checkout time
11:00 AM

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 221 reviews
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