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“Peaceful Wildlife Retreat”
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51 reviews
Living Room & Seated bar Area
All Wildlife are sacred at the Rental House
The Hot Tub At Sunset
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View you wake up to.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, California

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island900
Tenby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Peaceful Wildlife Retreat”
Reviewed 21 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017
2
people found this review helpful

What a well appointed smart, clean perfectly located property! Ron has stocked the house with everything you will ever need and more. He has spent years encouraging so much wildlife to surround it and entertain the visitors. We loved watching the quail, chipmunks and hummingbirds. Ron gave us seed to feed them, too. The views from the inside and out were outstanding. The bed, sofas everything was so so comfortable it made it hard to leave. The dirt track to the property was dusty and on leaving it was not easy to turn left on some occasions, but if you manage to do so, just a few minutes' drive takes you to the Big Morongo Canyon Reserve for lovely walks. Turning right takes you to Yucca Valley for shops. We stayed here for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year and had a perfect quiet relaxing break.

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Tom-Robin...
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very quiet, great base for hiking”
Reviewed 22 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017
2
people found this review helpful

The cottage was ideally located between Joshua Tree and Big Morongo Canyon, where we did a lot of hiking. The view is fantastic, especially watching sunsets from the hot tub. We saw more wildlife on the property than at any of the parks. 10-min drive to major grocery stores in the town of Yucca Valley.

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tiffanysa...
Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Desert holiday”
Reviewed 28 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This is our second year visiting this lovely desert getaway! The lovely house, the beautiful view, the access to so many hikes and shops and venues to explore...and don’t forget the hot tub! We will certainly be back. Thank you, Ron!

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brenda456...
1 review
“Charming retreat!”
Reviewed 21 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This very secluded cottage was very comfortable and had beautiful views. Loved the outside hot tub looking over the valley and up at the stars.

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Sundeevah
NYC
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Desert Sanctuary”
Reviewed 14 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017
2
people found this review helpful

I hesitate to write this review only because I don’t want to share it with anyone but, Ron, the owner. Hahaha! I spent three blissful days in this parasdise, fully submerged in solitude and nature. I am quite grateful to every quail, jack rabbit, scrub jay, raven, humming bird etc. They helped me remember that whata simplest is what’s most important. This location is near so many trails including Joshua Tree. Ron knows literally everything there is to know about the area. He is a treasure. I cannot wait to go back, sit under the stars in the hot tub. This is on the short list of spiritual retreats for sure. Thanks again, Ron.

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pdm66
London
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Perfection - Tranqual and amazing views”
Reviewed 23 July 2017 for a stay in April 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Its difficult to review the Ranch without sounding over the top but it was perfection.

Ron showed us around and left us to ourselfs. He gave us some helpful tips about the area and what to do and see, and some of the history of the valley.

We loved the peace and quiet, the views, the spectacular sky at night, the wildlife, the hot tub, the sitting on the patio with a beer just enjoying our time there.

There is everything you need in terms of mod cons, local shops and Palm Springs only half an hours drive away. The house it self is lovely, well cared for and clean.

My one tip would be to make sure you follow Ron's directions to get to the Ranch, we didn't and had a very hairy adventure on some disused roads (totally our own fault!). Don't use the Sat Nav for the final bit it will take you on roads that are not accessable.

Overall we had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend. Thank you Ron for sharing this gem. We hope to come back again soon!!

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Ed M
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic and quiet home in the desert”
Reviewed 27 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This was my second time staying here and was every bit as good as the first. Booking and communication in advance were easy. Ron gave me a friendly welcome on arrival and took me round the property to show me where everything was.

The house is great, with a massive window providing a picturesque view over the valley and a snow-capped Mount San Gorgonio in the distance. The kitchen is small but has everything you should need and there is a large grill outside which I made good use of. The bedroom was very nice, with cool slate floors and a comfortable bed. There are birds and animals all around so if you're a nature lover or photographer you're in for a treat.

The location is great too, just a few miles from Big Morongo and only 20-30 minutes from the North end of Joshua Tree NP. The place was really quiet, with the only sounds being the birds.

I highly recommend this place and hope to be back for a third time in the not-too-distant future.

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