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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed several days at the Desert Lily and totally enjoyed our experience. We were greeted by a welcome sign on the door of the main house and a welcome letter that directed us to our room. The public areas of the main house are very comfortable and we enjoyed spending our downtime there. Our room was a bit small,...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An exceptional B&B hidden away in the desert just outside Joshua Tree National Park. Our friendly hostess (Carrie) greeted us warmly and served a gourmet breakfast. Only three rooms available, so plan well ahead. You have to drive over unpaved roads for about quarter mile. A bit bumpy but no real problem!

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a long overdue review. We stayed 3 nights in Desert Lily during our last Thanksgiving holiday and we absolutely loved it. Location is perfect since very close to Joshua Tree NP main entrance. You just need to drive slowly on the unpaved road and everything will be fine. Desert Lily is really a peaceful retreat and it felt...

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We longed for a change of scenery and weather ; we got it all in comfort at The Desert Lily! We had the smallest but cozy room # 3: inspite of unusual low temperatures we were very comfortable and enjoyed great views! The living room had nooks for reading and a great fireplace! Each morning started with a just prepared...

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Yay!! So glad to hear about your experience at The Desert Lily!! I appreciate your wonderful review and hope to host you again soon! Happy New Year!!!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Wife and I spent 2 nights here and loved it. Away from the main part of town so the stars were visible - weather permitting - and it was quiet and secluded. It was great that the hotel is only a few mile drive to the park entrance as well. The owner was not in while we were there, but...

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El Cerrito, California
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Carrie has created a cozy space with everything we need for a comfortable stay. We appreciate the dark skies, the desert views and peacefulness. We have been coming here for years and are already looking forward to our next visit!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Wonderful accommodations and outstanding breakfasts. I loved the quaintness of being able to get to know the other guests. Carrie was a wonderful host. If we find ourselves in Joshua Tree again, we would definitely stay at the Desert Lily.

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you for the terrific review of The Desert Lily! I hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 December 2016

This place is friendly & relaxing. Great breakfasts mark this place out as special too. Nicely off the beaten track but only 10 mins to the town or park. It feels like you are right in the desert - 'cos you are!

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Such a pleasure hosting you =o) Thanks for the wonderful review!

Countryside, Illinois
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great place in a convenient location. The star gazing was amazing and the cabins are very quaint, clean and nicely decorated. I would recommend for a weekend getaway if you want to be near town and Joshua Tree.

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Thanks for the great review of The Desert Lily!

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Charming spot and location. Hostess was lovely and accommodating. Shared the bunkhouse with 5 people. I would suggest less people to share this house, for example: if you are attending a wedding there is only one shower! Otherwise, highly recommend. Would return!!

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review of The Desert Lily!! I hope to see you again soon =o)

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An intimate Bed and Breakfast and Desert Vacation Rental Retreat in the Joshua Tree Highlands. Two artist-embellished guest rooms with private baths and individual entryways from the covered patio, each with a private sitting room / library set away from the B&B Adobe into the desert landscape. Three-course gourmet breakfast served on the patio or in the newly remodeled great room of the main residence, where freshly baked cookies can always be found. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Lily

Address: P. O. Box 139, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-0139
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Desert Lily Hotel Joshua Tree
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