Joshua Tree glamping sites and amazing cabins in the desert

If you are planning an adventurous escape in the spectacular Joshua Tree Park, why not do it in style, and stay in one of these dreamy Joshua Tree glamping spots? I this post I will share the best ones that I have carefully selected, based on style, location, and reviews. Read on.

California is home to the most amazing parks where you have the chance to isolate yourself and be immersed in nature, far from the city and yet with all the comfort and stylish ambiance. And for this, the Airbnb Glamping in California gives you a great choice of gorgeous places to stay.

Joshua tree park is one of those places and you will be happy to know that it is now open (at the time I am writing this) and you can enjoy nice walks in the deserts among interesting trails marked by boulders and the spiky Joshua trees, soak up the peaceful magic vibes of the desert and disconnect from the city routine.

I visited Joshua Tree on a day trip from the quirky city of Palm Springs which is also worth a visit. But next time I go I will surely choose to stay by the park for a couple of days and relax in one of these amazing glamping sites enjoying the desert starry nights and day walks.

But before diving into the stunning Joshua Tree Glamping spots, I would like to share some information that you should know.

Boulders and cacti in joshua tree national park

Things you must know about Joshua Tree National Park before planning your trip

  • Glamping is the best and most glamorous way to practice social distance, especially in Joshua Tree park.
  • Winters can be quite cold, ranging from the 30s to the 60s during the day and dropping below freezing at night. It can snow.
  • Summers can be quite warm during the day, up to 100 degrees and dropping to 70s at night.
  • There is no lodging inside the park but there are camping sites where you can set up your own tent and make your own glamping space.
  • …or you can stay just out of the park as far as 2 miles from the entrance and stay in one of the spectacular glamping tents with heated blankets and hot showers, besides the glamorous decor (see next section)
  • In Joshua Tree National Park you can explore on your own or with an expert guide and have many different experiences.
  • It seems that the name Joshua tree was given by Mormon immigrants who had made their way across the Colorado River in the 19th century. Legend has it that these pioneers named the tree after the biblical figure, Joshua since their branches reminded them of a biblical story in which Joshua keeps his hands reached out for an extended period of time to guide the Israelites in their conquest of Canaan.
  • The scientific name of the Joshua tree is Yucca brevifolia.

From November through February, please make sure that you check the weather before your arrival because that can change from one day to another. It can get very windy, very hot and cold – so make sure you know how the weather will be while your stay if this is a crucial factor for the positive outcome of your trip.

Also read: A detailed guide to Glamping packing list

The 13 most gorgeous Joshua tree glamping spots

Dome in the desert 

📍 Joshua tree – California (US) · 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

A beautiful modern-bohemian dome located in the middle of the desert. You will be welcomed by Kathrin and Brian and a million stars.

Definitely a glamorous stay in the middle of nowhere at a close distance from Joshua tree park entrance and easy to access.

The dome boasts a very unique design combining natural wood with decorative stone elements, antiques with modern pieces, and other precious details that create an elegant and yet cozy atmosphere that make this space so special.

A natural wood-burning stove and space heaters warm the home on chilly evenings, while AC keeps the dome cool on hot desert days.

Charming Socially-Distant Desert Experience

📍 Yucca valley – California (US) · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 baths ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

10 acres of open land all for yourself, in this cozy and glamorous tent, equipped with all the necessary amenities and stylish furniture and accessories. A great way to maintain social distance surrounded only by nature: Joshua Trees, jackrabbits, and crickets will be your sole companions.

The property is only 10 minutes away from local restaurants, bars, and shops, 7 miles from Joshua Tree National Park and 3 miles from the famous Pappy and Harriot’s Restaurant in Pioneertown. And yet you feel miles away from everything.

It’s a real hotel-like camping experience with a comfortable queen bed and luxury decor, but without compromising the feeling of being completely in nature, in the middle of the desert

Your hosts also cater for special occasions such as anniversaries.

The highlight of this place, though, is the king canopy bed outside, for the guest to watch the stars from the comfort of the soft mattress, or for an afternoon nap.

You also have available basic kitchen tools and several places where you can eat outdoors.

Please keep in mind that there is no electricity though, so it is best to bring portable chargers for your electronics.

IMPORTANT: Please do not drive past the small chain link barrier in the driveway; the north end of driveway is washed out with up to 12 inches thick of deep sand, most cars will get stuck there and then you will be responsible for getting towed out of there if you try to drive it.

ALSO – despite the beautiful decor of the tent, please remember you are not in a luxury hotel. You are required to keep the kitchen clean and tidy after use and take the trash with you when you leave, as there is no trash service yet. Trash bags are available at the bottom of the trashcan in the kitchen.

What some of the previous guests say:

This location was super convenient after visiting the national park. The tent was decorated well and the bed was comfy and warm.

If ANYONE needs to get out of the city this is the place to STAY! amazing amazing amazing location and the atmosphere is so cozy! Will definitely be back.”

Great visit! Such a special site.”

Joshua Tree Tents..Pool-Value

📍 Joshua tree – California (US) · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 2 baths ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

One of the 5 tents of the Joshua Tree Tents compound which includes 2 full bathrooms/showers with hot/cold water, huge pool, deck, patio/BBQ.

Situated on 5 acres of desert, only two miles from the entrance to the national park, one of the best locations if you don’t want to rough it and bring your own camping gear or if the camping sites inside the park are already full.

Tents are fully equipped with mattresses, bed frames, pillows/linens, kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, water station, heater, towels, plates, cups, etc.

You will also have your own property parking near your tent.

No kids are allowed and neither is smoking

This is a nice tented camp where you have your own kitchenette and you will only share the bathroom and the pool, besides the camping area.

Having a pool to cool off after a day hiking, especially in the summer is definitely a great plus.

You are also at less than 1 mile from the quaint town of Joshua Tree.

If you are traveling with a group of people and wish to rent the entire camp for you click on the red button below and contact the host to enquire about a special rate.

@ Marbella Lane – Joshua Tree Remote Desert Bubble Stargazing Glamping!

📍 Joshua tree – California (US) · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

This beautiful and unique Bubble-tent is perfect for an exceptional getaway from the city or just a special treat to yourself and your partner.

It is located in a private 30 acres lot, 13 miles from Joshua Tree National Park in Joshua Tree, CA.

You will have all the area for yourself but if you are concerned about privacy, worry not. There are curtains inside your bubble that you can pull et voila’, nobody will be able to see you.

The bubble has been designed to maximize your luxury experience in the desert and take it to a different level, guaranteeing comfort, privacy for a glamorous adventure in nature.

What’s inside the Bubble:

  • a comfortable bedroom with a queen-sized memory-foam
  • half bathroom
  • Space heater and a heating pad for bed
  • Comfortable sofa
  • outlet to charge phone and computer (although you are supposed to disconnect from those devices and connect with the magic of the desert)

Outside the bubble:

  • Outdoor shower run by propane, hot water by 30 mins for a quick shower
  • bbq island with stove, grill and sink, cookware, and coffee dripper

BE AWARE SMOKERS!very strict no-smoking policy in place. Any traces of smoking inside the unit will result in a penalty of $500 USD.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.

Last but not least, pets are allowed for $50 per pet per stay!

What some of the previous guests say:

Absolutely outstanding!!! Everything was perfect! So relaxing and gorgeous. It’s was so comfortable and beautiful I didn’t want to leave. The grounds keeper and hostess are super helpful and attentive. This place is definitely a must stay!

We absolutely loved staying at this Airbnb and definitely recommend it. That being said, we didn’t have electricity/water for half our stay which was very inconvenient. Though the host responded to us quickly, they were inflexible and unhelpful throughout our reservation. This was a surprise given we paid 3x higher for the night than the average rate for the Airbnb. Overall, the place was an amazing experience but is overpriced for the issues/customer service we had.”

What a magical, lovely little bubble! The site is exactly as advertised – very remote, peaceful and tranquil. The owners were incredibly quick to respond to messages both in advance of and during our stay. We had a great time cooking over the grill and sitting by the fire — we arrived late due to traffic otherwise the cowboy hot tub would have been lovely as well I’m sure. In a time when we can’t safely be around too many other people, the Bubble is a perfect getaway to clear your mind.

THE MOON dust shine – nature getaway+stargazing

📍 Landers – Joshua tree – California (US) · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

The Moon Dust is a cozy and intimate glamping experience in 2 acres of desert only for your own utmost enjoyment, surrounded only by the sound of nature.

You will enjoy day and night views with endless desert and a million of stars.

The 16ft bell tent, is fixed on a lovely wood deck where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee while gazing at the horizon.

The outdoor area includes:

  • a tub
  • a fireplace with a picnic table
  • a BBQ,
  • a HEATED outdoor rainfall shower and sink
  • a portable restroom.

During this time, stay cozy in our heated tent and enjoy the day&night views while taking a warm shower.

What is provided:

  • comfy queen bed with blankets and pillows
  • internal propane heater ( you need to bring your own propane)
  • chairs to chill and relax
  • towels
  • shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap
  • wine glasses & a bottle of wine
  • plates, bowls, cups
  • a fireplace with chairs (you need to bring your own firewood!)
  • a hammock for stargazing and tanning
  • Charcoal BBQ with grill equipment and a table (make sure you bring your own charcoal)
  • a heated rainfall outdoor shower with great views
  • an outdoor sink
  • portable restroom
  • cool tub for stargazing & cooling down (water heats up during summer)


– there is no running water, but the shower and the sink are connected to the water tanks – you just need to open the faucet. (That water is absolutely not drinkable)
– there’s no electricity but cell service – however, you are welcomed to forget about social media and make the best of your experience in the desert.

Find out more and check rates and availability on Airbnb

What some of the previous guests say:

The location is great, it’s far from town and you really feel like out in the middle of nowhere. There are comfortable amenities for grilling and hanging out, and the tent is large and tidy. The only issue is if you’re going in the winter, it gets really cold at night. We probably should have expected that in a tent, but overall i think it was worth it to enjoy a brisk morning outside, and stay warm by the fire at night.

Amazing! I really enjoyed this place, I like the design and structure and layout of the place, the place is kept pretty clean! The place is very very private! Other than one neighbor down and across the street, it’s pretty much as private as you can get! I would definitely come back!”

Really magical place in the desert. The description of the stay is super accurate. The listing had everything you need for an amazing “glamping” experience. Ellen is very nice and super responsive. Would definitely come back!!!

The Aquarius Tent at Purple Peaks

📍 Twentynine Palms – Joshua tree – California (US) · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Purple Peaks is one of the few Joshua Tree glamping that are situated very close to the National Park entrance.

So if you were hoping to stay in the park but you find it full, this is a great alternative option. Or you just book here directly and avoid the crowds and enjoy the silence and panoramic views, of endless Joshua Trees dotted desert and starry nights.

The Aquarius Tent is located inside a gated fence on 5 acres of land shared only with a vintage RV rental and another tent. However, they are set at a nice distance away and facing different directions to guarantee privacy.

Let’s look inside this luxury large Oxford Bell Tent made in cotton canvas:

  • Queen memory foam mattress, frame, and bedding
  • Indoor-safe propane space heater and thermal blankets (still pack warmly- nights in the desert are cold)
  • Gas fire pit with propane and grill attachment
  • a Cooler
  • Solar energy set up with lights and device-charging options
  • Fresh towels
  • Coffee station
  • Books and games for entertainment

What’s outside:

  • Outdoor shower with brand new hot water setting!
  • Fully stocked water tank with hose attachment – running water for bathing and cleaning!
  • a chemical portable toilet (serviced regularly)
  • Picnic table and chairs
  • a hammock for stargazing
  • fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and other safety amenities

Disclaimer from the owner: Our fence is situated next to a new cannabis grow operation (not affiliated). If you feel that you would be bothered by this, The Aquarius Tent is not an ideal rental for you. If you appreciate the cannabis industry, however, feel free to see this as an added perk.

If you are coming with more people it’s possible to add an extra tent and beds. Please click on the link below and contact the host to enquire.

Other things to know before you book:

  • please bring your drinking water!
  • guests have access to the entire property aside from closed vintage trailers.
  • plenty on-site parking
  • great trails at Copper Mountain, just outside the fence (maps are in the tent)
  • Please plan for “leave no trace” style camping and to take your trash with you upon check out.

Read more and check rates and availability on Airbnb

What some of the previous guests say:

Purple Peaks was a better experience than what we expected, we had an amazing time here! If you are visiting Joshua Tree Park this is the place to stay, it’s very well located and you can live closely the real experience of camping. There was a manual with instructions of how to use everything so this was very helpful and also a nice touch! We would def come back for future visits!”

Recommend to everyone! Spent my 22nd here and love every second

Such a pleasant experience. We had everything we needed for such a relaxing getaway . Thank you so much

The Wonder Valley Yurts – Zen

📍 Wonder Valley – Joshua Tree – California (US) · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Located in Wonder Valley, (not Yucca Valley as stated) this cute cozy property lays on five acres of land surrounded by desert and silence, at a close distance from Twenty Palms and Joshua Tree Park east entrance.

It’s also a short drive from The Palms bar and restaurant if you don’t feel like cooking.

The spacious yurt is made of 100%cotton and stylishly furnished with two chairs, a full-sized bed, a cabinet, a cooler and an outdoor hammock for star-gazing.

You can charge your phone and devices with solar energy powered chargers. However, we suggest you just enjoy the beautiful nature and the magical energy of the desert and disconnect from the city habits. That’s why you are here, right?

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What some of the previous guests say:

This place was so magical. It was a wonderful experience my husband and I will remember forever. We hope to come back to this amazing place again in the near future!! Highly recommended. We feel so relaxed after the trip.”

Awesome place! We were able to snag this place last minute. We’ve been to Joshua tree a bunch of times and this is our second yurt we’ve tried. The area had a nice touch to it and the other yurt on Eric’s property is about 50 yards away, so the privacy is nice. Although you can definitely hear the people in the other yurt chatting at times. Although this yurt isn’t as secluded as others, it is still quiet in the area and definitely a nice getaway. As much as I love the outdoors, I run a business and have to be around my phone somewhat often, so it was also nice that there was cellular signal in the area, although none inside the yurt

This place is exactly as described in the photos/bio and the previous high reviews. Eric has a really special property and has cultivated a space that is remote yet close to everything you want to do and see and has a charm and fun to turn your Joshua Tree NP experience into something truly memorable. If you, like us, visited in the winter, keep in mind that it does get cold at night and that the outdoor shower doesn’t have hot water — best tempted in the heat of the day!

The Nomad (sleep 3)

📍 Yucca Valley – Joshua Tree – California (US) · 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 2 baths ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

The Nomad Tent is part of Lazy Sky Boutique Retreat that stretches over 10 acres of desert together with other beautiful tipis and tents (see links below).

It’s the perfect place to get away from the daily routine or city noise and enjoy the silence of the desert.

Some Covid safety restrictions and advice apply to keep the guests safe and happy:

  • Occupancy of each unit is limited to members of a single household.
  • Units are sanitized prior to each occupancy.
  • Most businesses are still closed in town (restaurants, bars, stores, etc.)
  • You are kindly requested to bring in all food and items you may need to limit additional contacts with the local small community.
  • You are advised to check the opening time of the park before traveling.

The spacious Nomad tent, decorated in a modern Bedouin style, features a large king bed for 2 to sleep in extreme comfort. However, the sofa bed can allow an additional person (extra charge)

The tent is equipped with a Yeti cooler to store your drinks and snacks but there is no running water.
In your private area you can enjoy a private patio with propane firepit (no wood needed) and hammock, perfect for star gazing.

You will share restroom and kitchen with other guests from the other tip (5 in total).

Among the facilities:

  • two fully functioning FLUSHING toilets
  • beautiful propane heated HOT outdoor shower
  • indoor sinks
  • full kitchen including a full-size refrigerator, cooktop, dishes, french press (bring coffee) and pots and pans in case you want to cook and a propane barbecue grill and dining area on the patio.
  • Trash service is daily, so just bag it and leave it in the kitchen.

In winter it can be freezing and snowing. It’s warm in the tent but very cold outside in the bathroom and kitchen. Please check the weather and consider this when booking.

Explore the other beautiful properties within Lazy Sky Boutique Retreat

Check-in usually only between 3-6 pm. However, if you cannot make it, please let the hosts know and we make other arrangements.

Read more and check rates and availability on Airbnb

What some of the previous guests say:

We had a great stay at the nomad! It was very cold at night, the heated blanket was a huge plus! Thanks for everything !”

Amazing spot to spend a little gateway!! My husband and I stayed at the Nomad, and it was an awesome experience, even though it was a windy night, we stayed warm by the fire and we also were warm under the provided blankets. The kitchen and bathroom are very accessible and clean. We will definitely recommend this place, and I can’t wait to go back!

This space was incredible. The stars…the outdoor shower…the heated bed…the sounds of coyotes at night. Our host, Joshua, was stellar. Already looking forward to staying again.

Purty Yurty and Mini Me

📍 Joshua Tree – California (US) · 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Purty Yurty & Mini Me are two yurts in the desert fare away from everything else to offer the ultimate glamping experience to 4 guests traveling together.

It is sold as a unique property so you won’t have other guests around. It will be all for your group of max 4 people. It’s a truly unique experience whether you want to travel on your own or with friends and family.

You can even book on the very same day of check-in if it’s available and once confirmed you will be redirected to your self-check-in information and a manual of the place and how to enjoy it fully.

It’s the perfect getaway for those who love peace and tranquillity and escape from city life.

Things to know before booking:

  • There is no kitchen or running water on-site
  • However, there is a propane grill for you to use.
  • Joshua Tree town is at only 15 minutes drive away and you can either explore one of its great restaurants or order take away.
  • The restroom is a portable one and there are a shower stall and solar shower (bag of water heated by the sun).
  • Summer months can be extremely hot. So it’s not recommended to stay longer than two days.
  • There is a solar panel that charges battery packs where you can charge phones and small devices.

Read more and check rates and availability on Airbnb

What some of the previous guests say:

Super cute yurts with great camping amenities! Love that there are two yurts. My teen daughter lived the cute and stylish (Mini me) yurt!

The purty yurty! Such a beautiful location and beautiful set up of the yurt. Stayed here for a night, and it was amazing! The bed was super comfortable, as well as the lovely heater provided. Directions getting to the location were made easy by the hosts, and we appreciated that. Would come back and stay again! Beautiful location.

Great place for a nice getaway. Very close to JT National Park. Beds were comfy and the Yurt stayed warm even though it was 40 degrees outside. Very peaceful.

Joshua Tree houses/Doug’s corner

📍 Joshua Tree – California (US) · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

A boutique-style glamping experience in Yucca Valley, very closed to Joshua Tree, Park entrance but also to the lovely town. The perfect location to explore the surrounding area and beautiful hikes in two distinct desert ecosystems.

You will be able to spot a fascinating variety of plants and animals in a surreal landscape surrounded by twisted spiky trees, massive boulders of all shapes and an infinitive wilderness.

A place to unwind and reconnect with yourself or your traveling companion.

Read more and check rates and availability on Airbnb

What some of the previous guests say:

“Everything was just as described and this location was close to everything. Nice and peaceful stay!”

great location! we loved our stay at the stylish glampsite. be aware of fast changing desert temperatures. we brought an electric blanket and that really saved us at night. oh — and the jacuzzi is clutch!.

doug’s corner is the place to be! the hot tub was bomb and the yurt was clean and safe. will stay here again. thanks much!

Find out the amazing experiences you can have in Joshua Tree Park

As I mentioned above you can explore the Joshua Tree Park on your own, just make sure you don’t go off road too deep and get lost.

If you want to explore the area on a different levels and with expert guides, and do different kinds of activities you can check out the below options.

Rock Scramble in Joshua Tree Ntl Park with Elizabeth
Private Wild West HumVee Tours Pioneer Town with Henry
Herbal Medicine Making & Plant Hike with Christina
Meditation & Sound Journey in JTVortex with Sarah
Sunset Photography in Joshua Tree Park with Casey

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