The BOHO guide to the high desert

Becky
The BOHO guide to the high desert

Sightseeing

Probably one of, if not THE main reason that you’re visiting! Enjoy all the park has to offer just a short drive from The Lodge. JT Park is HUGE, so how you spend your time there is up to you. No matter what, it’s one of the most unique places on earth, and you will not be disappointed by nature’s majesty. We recommend taking in the sunset at Keys View when you’re not enjoying it from our hot tub.
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Джошуа—Трі
74485 National Park Dr
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Probably one of, if not THE main reason that you’re visiting! Enjoy all the park has to offer just a short drive from The Lodge. JT Park is HUGE, so how you spend your time there is up to you. No matter what, it’s one of the most unique places on earth, and you will not be disappointed by nature’s majesty. We recommend taking in the sunset at Keys View when you’re not enjoying it from our hot tub.
Outsider art and what makes the High desert a place of unique expression... absolutely worth your visit... wander around and feel his unique voice.
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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
62975 Blair Lane
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Outsider art and what makes the High desert a place of unique expression... absolutely worth your visit... wander around and feel his unique voice.
From www.bigmorongo.org: Nestled among the Little San Bernardino Mountains in the Sand to Snow National Monument, the desert oasis at Big Morongo Canyon is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow riparian habitats in California. The upstream end of the canyon lies in the Mojave Desert, while its downstream portion opens into the Colorado Desert. There are numerous trails to walk and hike, including a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk through the marsh and riparian habitats. At 31,000 acres with elevations ranging from 600 feet on the canyon floor to 3000 feet at the top of the ridge, this diverse landscape has been an important part of the Morongo Basin’s natural and cultural history for almost two billion years.
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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
11055 East Drive
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From www.bigmorongo.org: Nestled among the Little San Bernardino Mountains in the Sand to Snow National Monument, the desert oasis at Big Morongo Canyon is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow riparian habitats in California. The upstream end of the canyon lies in the Mojave Desert, while its downstream portion opens into the Colorado Desert. There are numerous trails to walk and hike, including a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk through the marsh and riparian habitats. At 31,000 acres with elevations ranging from 600 feet on the canyon floor to 3000 feet at the top of the ridge, this diverse landscape has been an important part of the Morongo Basin’s natural and cultural history for almost two billion years.
Desert Christ Park Have you found Jesus? Well, you definitely can here. Gracing the desert landscape in Yucca Valley since 1951--sculpted works of art by Antone Martin, who, together with Desert Parson Eddie Garver formed the original park, dedicated to World Peace. Think--multiple 8-10 foot bright white concrete Jesus sculptures set in Biblical tableaus against the starkly contrasting landscape. If you’re Christian, you’ll appreciate the Biblical references and overall serenity of a nice place to pray. If you’re not, you’ll appreciate the amazing photo ops, and overall super weirdness of this place. 10/10 Instagrammable AF
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Desert Christ Park
56200 Sunnyslope Dr
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Desert Christ Park Have you found Jesus? Well, you definitely can here. Gracing the desert landscape in Yucca Valley since 1951--sculpted works of art by Antone Martin, who, together with Desert Parson Eddie Garver formed the original park, dedicated to World Peace. Think--multiple 8-10 foot bright white concrete Jesus sculptures set in Biblical tableaus against the starkly contrasting landscape. If you’re Christian, you’ll appreciate the Biblical references and overall serenity of a nice place to pray. If you’re not, you’ll appreciate the amazing photo ops, and overall super weirdness of this place. 10/10 Instagrammable AF
this is a private residence....but also a fun architecturally genius maneuver
Invisible House
8198 Uphill Road
this is a private residence....but also a fun architecturally genius maneuver

Food scene

Truly the most delicious food the high desert has to offer. They dont take reservations so plan accordingly... worth the wait!
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La Copine
848 Old Woman Springs Rd
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Truly the most delicious food the high desert has to offer. They dont take reservations so plan accordingly... worth the wait!
Our fav place for caffeine.... take some of their roasted coffees home with you!
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Joshua Tree Coffee Company
61738 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Our fav place for caffeine.... take some of their roasted coffees home with you!
In the corner of a strip mall on 29 Palms Hwy, not far from the house, you will find The Kasa Market. It’s a seemingly average Mexican market and carniceria. Totally legit place to get a few groceries. (The meat counter is great if you’re wanting to cook at home!) In the back however, is their HIDDEN GEM of a taqueria. We’re obsessed with this place. Perfect for a quick bite, or if you’re feeding a group, they offer a Family Meal Special for under $20. Carne Asada and Al Pastor are where it’s at.
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Kasa Market & Taco Shop
56089 Twentynine Palms Highway
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In the corner of a strip mall on 29 Palms Hwy, not far from the house, you will find The Kasa Market. It’s a seemingly average Mexican market and carniceria. Totally legit place to get a few groceries. (The meat counter is great if you’re wanting to cook at home!) In the back however, is their HIDDEN GEM of a taqueria. We’re obsessed with this place. Perfect for a quick bite, or if you’re feeding a group, they offer a Family Meal Special for under $20. Carne Asada and Al Pastor are where it’s at.
Really delicious family owned Middle Eastern Restaurant. Amazing mezze--particularly the hummus and babaganoush. Solid kabobs and gyros. Try the lemon mint smoothie when it’s a million degrees out. They have hookah on the patio if that’s your thing!
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Yucca Kabob and Hookah
57345 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Really delicious family owned Middle Eastern Restaurant. Amazing mezze--particularly the hummus and babaganoush. Solid kabobs and gyros. Try the lemon mint smoothie when it’s a million degrees out. They have hookah on the patio if that’s your thing!
Laid back café/coffee shop vibe, serving breakfast and lunch. Healthy eats---locally sourced and organic when possible. Locally roasted coffee. Sandwiches, & Salads, Beer & Wine. Good spot for vegan/vegetarian options
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Frontier Café
55844 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Laid back café/coffee shop vibe, serving breakfast and lunch. Healthy eats---locally sourced and organic when possible. Locally roasted coffee. Sandwiches, & Salads, Beer & Wine. Good spot for vegan/vegetarian options
Are you hungover and in need of diner food? Look no further. This tiny local spot is only open for breakfast and lunch, and has a full lineup of everything you could possibly want--for cheap. Eggs every which way, Banana Crunch French Toast, and OMG, the biscuits and gravy y’all...Read about the history of Morongo Valley printed on the menu while you sip your coffee and regret the previous night’s choices. This place will set you right
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Morongo Valley Cafe
49780 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Are you hungover and in need of diner food? Look no further. This tiny local spot is only open for breakfast and lunch, and has a full lineup of everything you could possibly want--for cheap. Eggs every which way, Banana Crunch French Toast, and OMG, the biscuits and gravy y’all...Read about the history of Morongo Valley printed on the menu while you sip your coffee and regret the previous night’s choices. This place will set you right
Local spot for….you guessed it---DONUTS! Family owned. Made Fresh. Try the Apple Fritters! They also have really good Thai Iced Tea/Coffee
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Jelly Donut
73570 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Local spot for….you guessed it---DONUTS! Family owned. Made Fresh. Try the Apple Fritters! They also have really good Thai Iced Tea/Coffee
Cute Western-themed dive bar with outdoor patio seating and solid bar food. Fish Tacos, Burgers, and Fish and Chips are recommended. Cold beer and large portions after a day of hiking in the park.
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Joshua Tree Saloon
61835 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Cute Western-themed dive bar with outdoor patio seating and solid bar food. Fish Tacos, Burgers, and Fish and Chips are recommended. Cold beer and large portions after a day of hiking in the park.
Good pizza! Large portions, sometimes long lines, so be aware of that. This place is popular, especially during high season. Try the David Bowie and the Life/Death By Garlic. If you’re vegan or GF, they got you.
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Pie for the People!
61740 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Good pizza! Large portions, sometimes long lines, so be aware of that. This place is popular, especially during high season. Try the David Bowie and the Life/Death By Garlic. If you’re vegan or GF, they got you.
DATE SHAKES!!!! but really everything there is just delicious... super popular though so plan to wait in line to order.
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Natural Sisters Cafe
61695 Twentynine Palms Highway
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DATE SHAKES!!!! but really everything there is just delicious... super popular though so plan to wait in line to order.
Coffee shop by day--Pizza place by night. Spacious outdoor seating. Try the Flamingo Pig and the Mushy Tina. **Weekends only for now, please contact them to verify.*
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Giant Rock Meeting Room & Coffee House
1141 Old Woman Springs Rd
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Coffee shop by day--Pizza place by night. Spacious outdoor seating. Try the Flamingo Pig and the Mushy Tina. **Weekends only for now, please contact them to verify.*
takeaway food.... for your adventures in joshua tree consider picking up a box and a coffee to fuel you.
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The DEZ fine food - grab & go
61705 Twentynine Palms Highway
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takeaway food.... for your adventures in joshua tree consider picking up a box and a coffee to fuel you.
Painkiller & Aperol Spritz slushies !!! A collection of Velvet paintings that rivals our own. Truly delicous food in the high desert (do NOT miss the brussel sprout ceaser salad). Great hang out with fun people. Def our GO TO FAV!
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The Tiny Pony Tavern
57205 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Painkiller & Aperol Spritz slushies !!! A collection of Velvet paintings that rivals our own. Truly delicous food in the high desert (do NOT miss the brussel sprout ceaser salad). Great hang out with fun people. Def our GO TO FAV!

Music/Nightlife

Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace is a famous historic music venue, bar, and restaurant in nearby Pioneertown. Billboard Magazine named Pappy & Harriet's one of the Top Ten Hidden Gems in the Country. It attracts artists and musicians from all over the world. Even when there’s not a show going on, it’s a fun spot to get a drink and a bite
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Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
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Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace is a famous historic music venue, bar, and restaurant in nearby Pioneertown. Billboard Magazine named Pappy & Harriet's one of the Top Ten Hidden Gems in the Country. It attracts artists and musicians from all over the world. Even when there’s not a show going on, it’s a fun spot to get a drink and a bite

Relax & Rejuvinate

Get a day pass or book some spa services and soak up the waters of this incredible oasis. A remarkable location with a soothing grotto and all the bells and whistles. Treat yourself.
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Two Bunch Palms
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail
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Get a day pass or book some spa services and soak up the waters of this incredible oasis. A remarkable location with a soothing grotto and all the bells and whistles. Treat yourself.
The grounds of the Integratron are energetically spectacular. Consider booking a sound bath to take in the remarkable all wood purity of acoustics available from this unique space.
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Integratron
2477 Belfield Boulevard
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The grounds of the Integratron are energetically spectacular. Consider booking a sound bath to take in the remarkable all wood purity of acoustics available from this unique space.

groceries & specialty stores

Our new favorite spot! Curated selection of wine, spirits, beer, snacks, and more. If you’re a fan and/or an aficionado of tequila and mezcal, this place is not to be missed
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Desierto Alto
55827 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Our new favorite spot! Curated selection of wine, spirits, beer, snacks, and more. If you’re a fan and/or an aficionado of tequila and mezcal, this place is not to be missed
Seasonal, Saturdays 8am-1pm* Small quaint farmers market--- local produce, cheese, honey, eggs, coffee, arts & crafts, specialty products.
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Joshua Tree Certified Farmers' Market
61705 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Seasonal, Saturdays 8am-1pm* Small quaint farmers market--- local produce, cheese, honey, eggs, coffee, arts & crafts, specialty products.
crystals and wine and all the super hip stuff you crave in the high desert.... also SUPER close by.
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Wine and Rock Shop
59006 Twentynine Palms Highway
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crystals and wine and all the super hip stuff you crave in the high desert.... also SUPER close by.

Cannabis

Welcome to California! Please enjoy our legal recreational marijuana responsibly. (*Reminder that there is NO SMOKING of any kind permitted inside the house. Pick a patio---there are 4 to choose from.) There are no dispensaries in Morongo Valley, Yucca, or Joshua Tree. The closest places to purchase marijuana flowers (AKA the good old fashioned green), marijuana edibles, tinctures, etc, are in either Palm Springs or Desert Hot Springs. These are a few recommended dispensaries.
Coachella Valley Green Dragon
353 South Palm Canyon Drive
Welcome to California! Please enjoy our legal recreational marijuana responsibly. (*Reminder that there is NO SMOKING of any kind permitted inside the house. Pick a patio---there are 4 to choose from.) There are no dispensaries in Morongo Valley, Yucca, or Joshua Tree. The closest places to purchase marijuana flowers (AKA the good old fashioned green), marijuana edibles, tinctures, etc, are in either Palm Springs or Desert Hot Springs. These are a few recommended dispensaries.
This place has fantastic chocolate edibles.
The Micro Buddery
66321 Pierson Boulevard
This place has fantastic chocolate edibles.

Shopping fun

Dig Your Own Cactus 79¢ --- the famous sign that you’ll see by the side of the road. Do it! Awesome selection of cacti, succulents and other native desert plants. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. If you nerd out on plants, this place is an absolute MUST! Also, make sure to say hi to the shop cat, Butch.
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Cactus Mart
49889 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Dig Your Own Cactus 79¢ --- the famous sign that you’ll see by the side of the road. Do it! Awesome selection of cacti, succulents and other native desert plants. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. If you nerd out on plants, this place is an absolute MUST! Also, make sure to say hi to the shop cat, Butch.
Weekends-only outdoor flea market. Art, antiques, vintage decor, and everything random in between. All the weirdness! Check it out. *NO DOGS ALLOWED
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Sky Village Outdoor Marketplace
7028 Theatre Rd
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Weekends-only outdoor flea market. Art, antiques, vintage decor, and everything random in between. All the weirdness! Check it out. *NO DOGS ALLOWED
Rather large thrift store. We almost always find interesting things there, and rarely leave empty handed. The kitchen/housewares section is usually especially good. Fairly organized and spacious as far as thrift stores go. Worth checking out, as they have new things all the time
Joshua Springs Thrift Shop
56867 Twentynine Palms Highway
Rather large thrift store. We almost always find interesting things there, and rarely leave empty handed. The kitchen/housewares section is usually especially good. Fairly organized and spacious as far as thrift stores go. Worth checking out, as they have new things all the time