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“Phantastic place in the desert”
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Campbell House
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Twentynine Palms
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Silkeborg
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“Phantastic place in the desert”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We had planned a tour to the USA for our silverwedding, and planned to stay at Roughly Manor for 2 nights. It had looked so well at their homepage.
Approaching the place we were a little sceptic. Could there be such at nice place in the middle of nowhere??
The answer is YES. Jan and Gary has created the most wonderful place where we had a phantastic time. Delicious breakfast - nice and VERY clean room (Cholla) - great service - wonderful garden where there were lot of places to relax and enjoy.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

I remember my arrival with my family at Roughley Manor. Still sitting in the car, my brothers asked me if this was really our hotel, and standing at the front desk, we were already considering to stay longer there than we had planned. Gary and Jan were very friendly, the main building was very nice, the garden gorgeous and the rooms beautiful. Everything was made with love for the detail. The breakfast was absolutely amazing! I've never stayed in a hotel or bed and breakfast like this and I would love to come back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Altadena, California
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

My wife and I have been to Roughley twice. The first time we had come to camp in Joshua Tree park and there were no campsites. By sheer luck there was a room available and Roughley and we had the most exquisite time! Great, unusual grounds, totally comfortable rooms and amazing breakfast! One of the most deliciious meals I've ever had. So we went back this Memorial day and spent two nights, one night in the main building and one in a private cabin that looks out over the desert. Gorgeous! Watched the full moon rise as we sat next to our fire pit. This place is heaven!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We are return visitors of this special oasis Inn and highly recommend it to others. Gary and Jan are very special hosts and we always enjoy the "decompression" qualities of this beautiful Inn. The Roughly Manor is one of our favorite escapes and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We approached 29 Palms via Wonder Valley after discussing with Gary whether we should drive across the Mojave or not from Las vegas (he advised it was a very scenic drive and was absolutely right) and I have to say we were a little concerned at what 29 Palms would be like. Roughley Manor is right on the western outskirts so even as we arrived, we were still wondering if we had made the right choice. Then this oasis appeared in front of us and we knew all was going to be fine!

The gardens with lots of sitting out space were wonderful and we even spotted the owl on our last morning before leaving. We (two adults and an adult sized 13 year old) had the Oasis room which suited our needs. A good size fridge and kitchen space and plenty of room - and very quiet. The only slight niggle was the size of the rollaway bed but our daughter assured us that it was, nevertheless, comfortable. We had tried to book the room with two double beds but there was a mix up with recording bookings and we found that it had already been taken.

Gary was a welcoming host and was happy to answer all our questions (and we seem to come up with a lot!). Breakfast was interesting. Heavily egg based as is often found in my experience of the USA and challenging for 3 people, none of whom are real egg lovers. But they did their best for us and what we had was fine. Coffee and cookies in the dining room in the early evening was a bonus.

When searching on line it was a toss up between this and one of the chains further up the road. We went for individuality and were glad we did. It is ideally placed for visiting Joshua Tree NP.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Corona
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Who knew that this Bed & Breakfast would be such a delight! Not only were the accommodations spectacular, but the food, the hospitality, and the overall charm were wonderful. The grounds are impeccably kept. You could just sit outside your cottage and drink in the palm trees, the flowers, and the sounds of the doves for hours. I was there for a scrapbooking weekend with girlfriends and can honestly say that this location will have me coming back for years to come. Jan told us a story of the property and the house on Saturday night that is truly amazing - you'll have to book a trip to find out what she has to say! Thank you Jan and Gary for providing a true place to relax.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Looking back at more than 20 years of travelling the world, the Roughley Manor is one of only a handful of true gems I have found as far as accomodation goes. Not wanting to be disrespectful, but initially cruising through Twentynine Palms noone could have blamed us for settling to stay in one of the franchise motels along the highway. Yet then entering the Manor, surrounded by Towering California fan palms, was like entering another world, a true oasis in the middle of nowhere. A beautiful old stone mansion, marbled terraces, breakfast tables set out in the lawn, and last but not least accomodations that you wouldn't reject for having as a permanent home. Yet whatever we might point out, in the end of the day it was the little things (like bottled water in the fridge of your cabin) that really made you feel cared for. This is the touch that Jan and Gary have given their place, and they are just like this place: welcoming, warm and helpful. Whenever you have the chance to go there, do it - there's not too many of places like this anymore...

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Campbell House
Address: 74744 Joe Davis Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-4802
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Twentynine Palms
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Twentynine Palms
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Formerly the Roughley Manor, this historic desert inn returns to its roots, honoring Bill & Elizabeth Campbell, the original homesteaders in the 1920's. Step back in time and experience old-world charm at this historic desert inn, located minutes from Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert, California. Choose from two guest suites on the second floor of the historic Colonial style house, and ten suites and cottages on the surrounding property. What began as a modest homestead property in 1925 has been transformed over the years into a modern day desert oasis, with twelve spacious and luxurious guest suites. Unlike anything you'll find in the Mojave Desert, The Campbell House is a Philadelphia style Colonial house built in the late 1920's by early homesteaders and renowned archeologists Bill & Elizabeth Campbell. Set on 25 secluded acres, surrounded by towering Washingtonia fan palms and lush gardens, The Campbell House property offers a peaceful retreat, where you can experience the quiet and calm of the open desert. Discover Joshua Tree National Park, experience our breathtaking starry night skies. Rejuvenate with a massage, followed by a dip in the pool or hot tub. Find some shade and unwind in one of our many gardens, or play a game of bocce ball with the kids and reconnect. The time is yours. Choose from two guest suites on the second floor of the main house, and ten cottages on the surrounding property. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, pool and hot tub access, and on-site massage therapy. Rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Direct TV. Select rooms are pet-friendly. ... more   less 
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