Hotel - Rating 4.9 (55)

The Bungalows by Homestead Modern Deluxe Suite

$217 - $682 / night + taxes & fees

Bedroom 1 bedrooms
Bathroom 1 baths
Guests 2 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Location: Joshua Tree

Location Location

Description Description
Summary Summary
The 14 suites comprising The Bungalows are situated on the historic Joshua Tree Retreat Center campus, surrounded by serenity and endless views of Joshua Trees but with the convenience of being just a mile away from The Village and National Park. The Bungalows are newly renovated in a manner that honors their midcentury architectural heritage, while providing the comforts of modern living. The Bungalows offer generous communal outdoor space and access to the Retreat Center pool and classes.
Space Space
Each room, while connected to one building, has its own entrance and semi-private patio with seating.
This is an 18+-only property.

Rated one of Michelin Guide's Top Hotels worldwide for 2023

"The only way a hotel makes the cut is by having extraordinary style, service, and personality. It must be a jewel of its community, and it must never, ever be boring.” - Lucy Lieberman, International Director of MICHELIN Guide Hotels

"Since debuting in 2010, Homestead Modern has earned a reputation as the leader in offering the High Desert’s most chic remote accommodations ...Now the company is expanding to offer a hotel-style destination, firmly cementing its foothold in desert hospitality.” - C Magazine

On the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, where a forest of wild paloverde trees meets towering granite boulders, the Joshua Tree Retreat Center welcomes the first traditional premium hospitality offering in the area. The 14 suites, now known as The Bungalows, were designed and constructed in 1960 by the architect Harold Zook as accommodations for the site’s on-campus teachers. Located in the northwest corner of the center’s more than 130 acres of desert, The Bungalows still feature their original wood exteriors, while the interiors seem sun-bleached, with earthy jute and sea grass rugs, woven cane-backed chairs, and intricate millwork to evoke a bare-sand feel.

The spaces were redeveloped by the hospitality company Homestead Modern and restored in collaboration with the consulting designer Brad Dunning; as a nod to the work of the Swiss architect Albert Frey, the rooms are accented with yellow textiles the color of Encelia flowers, a hue popularized by Frey in his modernist structures in nearby Palm Springs.

Floor-to-ceiling glass panels and sleek concrete floors blend with expansive outdoor patios and the views beyond. During a stay, guests can cook in their kitchen, on the site’s communal grills or dine at the retreat center’s vegetarian cafe.

HOMESTEAD MODERN & SELF CHECK-IN:
Guests of The Bungalows enjoy the same level of hospitality as those of Homestead Modern’s properties in the High Desert. With simple design changes and integration of technology, we strive to reduce unnecessary contact with your environment, reduce congestion points, enhance cleaning protocols, and offer our guests a low-touch experience with high guest service. We utilize an intelligent lock for each Bungalow that creates a unique code for each guest, allowing a self check-in process.

There is no front desk, though our local support team is available from 9am-9 pm daily via phone, text, or email, and our General Manager is on the property from Thursday through Monday from 10 am - 6 pm to assist with any and all questions.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE:
Through our partnership with Public Goods, guests of The Bungalows will find a refrigerator and pantry stocked with healthy and sustainable snacks and drinks upon arrival. These items are available for purchase (added to your bill at check-out).

The Retreat Center also has a vegetarian cafe; their hours vary, but they are usually closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and after 2 pm.

We have premium suites and doubles available as well, found on Airbnb and our website.

ALL ROOMS INCLUDE:
♦ Parachute Premium Linens & Towels
♦ Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress
♦ House of Hiatus Bathrobes
♦ Walk-in showers w/ Malin & Getz Body Products
♦ Kitchen with Refrigerator, Microwave, Stove, Dishware, Silverware & Local Ceramics
♦ French Press w/ Local Coffee In Each Room + Creamer + Sugar
♦ Salt, Pepper & Cooking Oil Provided
♦ Curated Offerings of Books, Games & Art
♦ Mid-Stay Housekeeping Available (additional fee)
♦ Access to Retreat Center campus and classes (when available/additional cost)
♦ Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, w/ Pool Towels Provided
♦ Air Conditioning, Heaters & High-Speed Internet
♦ Communal Overlook
♦ Iron, Ironing Board & Hairdryer
♦ On-Site Parking and EV Chargers Available
♦ High-speed internet (200Mbs+)
♦ The Bungalows Do Not Include TVs.

Bungalow Suite Highlights:
*615 square feet
*Sleeps Two Adults in 1 King Bed
*Large Bedroom Closet
*Couch and Coffee Table
*Patio w/ Seating Options
*Desk w/ Bluetooth Speaker

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Amenities 29 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Disabled parking spot
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • EV charger
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 4.9 (55) Reviews
Rating 5
I loveeee love loved it. It was a surprise to be in a retreat! Airbnb was also super kind and helpful and credited me this place because I wasnt happy with my previous stay. Thank you airbnb!
- Review Date: 7/21/2023
Rating 5
Absolutely loved everything about this stay! Grounds are beautiful to walk, pool area is amazing and the house is comfortable with lots of amenities. The sunsets are gorgeous! Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 7/21/2023
Joseph, Thank you for your wonderful review of The Bungalows. We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable vacation with us. The breathtaking views of the sunset and sunrise on the grounds are truly beautiful. It was a pleasure to host you, and we hope to welcome you back soon. ? Best, ??Ashley Galvan / General Manager ? R E T R E A T by H O M E S T E A D M O D E R N
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 7/28/2023
Rating 5
Had a lovely stay here! Beautiful furniture, bedding, and decor! Bergamot soap and parachute bedding was a nice touch. Host was very helpful and provided detailed info. The retreat near by also had a sound bath and music which made the stay very enjoyable! Wish the pool was renovated but 10/10 other than that.
- Review Date: 6/28/2023
Kennedy, we wanted to express our sincere gratitude for choosing The Bungalows as your vacation destination in Joshua Tree. We are thrilled to hear that our team was able to enhance your experience and that you enjoyed the sound bathing and music options available during your stay at the Retreat. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us, and we would be honored to have the opportunity to host you again in the future. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. ?? Best, ? Ashley Galvan / General Manager R E T R E A T by H O M E S T E A D M O D E R N
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 7/9/2023
Rating 5
beautiful accommodation and smooth check in. Instructions provided are clear. The linen and at kitchen ware are all high quality. The fridge pantry was great too.
- Review Date: 6/26/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful place!!! If just the Highway was not so close by…
- Review Date: 6/25/2023
Philip, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your review and apologize for any shortcomings during your stay. We would love the opportunity to exceed your expectations and provide you with a five-star experience on your next visit. For your future stay, I would suggest booking our Studios which are located towards the back of the property, away from the hustle and bustle of the 29 Palms Highway. We hope to see you soon and make your stay truly memorable. ?? Best, ? Ashley Galvan / General Manager R E T R E A T by H O M E S T E A D M O D E R N
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 7/9/2023
Rating 5
The bungalows are super comfortable and we felt totally at home . Just loved the Decor and the patio and all around we had the best experience .
- Review Date: 6/11/2023
Rating 5
We had a wonderful relaxing time at homestead. The history of the buildings and area was incredibly interesting to read and learn about! Everything was beautifully designed and clean. We utilized the grill which was great. The pool and hot tub were also relaxing, just wished it was a bit closer to the bungalows! overall a great stay
- Review Date: 6/5/2023
Rating 5
A very cool, unique place perfect for the desert. The 1950’s vibe is well done. Get a corner unit for a wraparound patio.
- Review Date: 5/5/2023
Julie, Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to host you and hear you love what we have done with The Bungalows. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows Retreat by Homestead Modern
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 5/8/2023
Rating 5
Best Airbnb I've ever experienced! Location, facility, but disappointed with the pictures and other views. In the picture, it was a vast desert outside, but the accommodation I was assigned to was not guaranteed privacy because I could see another house right in front of me, and I chose it because of the view, which was the biggest regret. If I had informed you of this in advance before making a reservation, I would have thought about it at least once.
- Review Date: 5/3/2023
Ri Yu, Thank you for the review and for staying with us. We have multiple suites and studios on the property with all different views of the desert and grounds. I always recommend that guests put in a special request for any rooms or views they prefer over others. We do our best to meet all guest requests. We hope to have you stay with us again. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows Retreat by Homestead Modern
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 5/8/2023
Rating 5
Our second stay at the Bungalows. We love the place and the location. We shopped at the farmers market, got meat and veggies and used the BBQ right out side our door! The rooms are well appointed, we needed nothing other than the food. Ashley was amazing at answering our questions, great communication. We will return again!
- Review Date: 5/1/2023
Adam, thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure to host you again and finally meet both of you in person. It will be a pleasure of mine to host you and your family anytime you come back to town. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows Retreat by Homestead Modern
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 5/8/2023
Rating 5
We had an absolutely amazing night here! With its central location, amazing history and beautiful grounds we highly recommend. The breakfast was delicious and fresh! To top it all off the pool and hot tub at night under the stars is amazing.
- Review Date: 4/28/2023
Rating 4
Everything was as advertised. Beautiful surroundings on the property, peaceful and clean. We did have some issues with lack of hot water but host accommodated by giving us an extra hour to check out.
- Review Date: 4/26/2023
Sarina, thank you for the review and understanding regarding the hot water. It was such a pleasure to host you. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows by Retreat Homestead Modern
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 5/6/2023
Rating 5
Excellent decor, very clean, plenty of space for two people.
- Review Date: 4/26/2023
Erick, thank you so much for the review. It was such a pleasure to host you. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows Retreat by Homestead Modern
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 5/6/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful bungalow. It was serene. Gorgeous design, luxury in the desert.
- Review Date: 4/24/2023
Rating 5
We did not expect our last minute booking in Joshua Tree to be so spectacular. I had no idea what to expect, but the Bungalows are on a gorgeous campus flanked by the titular trees themselves. The place is a whole ~vibe~ that looks just like the pictures, and more. What you may not initially appreciate is that many of the buildings on the grounds are by Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, and the campus has a long and mystic history! Anyways, the host had a super high tech (but SIMPLE) way to check in using a key lock, and was very responsive. We adored their decor and wanted to take home the chic linen bathrobes in the rooms. Their rep worked with us to place orders for new ones and to get them shipped to our home! They arrived a mere two days after we left! Adore the excellent customer service and wonderful stay.
- Review Date: 4/20/2023
Rating 5
Wonderful! Great space to disconnect and enjoy nature. Location is great.
- Review Date: 4/18/2023
Rating 5
Buen lugar
- Review Date: 4/18/2023
Rating 5
We have stayed at other HSM properties in the past, this did not disappoint. Navigation took us to the right side of the property, we got lost in a maze of dirt roads, but with one quick call HSM GREAT customer service guided us back on track. Great that you can call anytime and get friendly service. The location was really unique and amazing. The room was clean and very well appointed. All soap and lotions, coffee, and treats were high end. We just love the mid century modern vibe. Check out the coffee table books to Learn about JT and the property, wonderful story of the area and Lloyd Wight. We will most def stay here again and recommend to our friends and family. Great job HSM!
- Review Date: 4/16/2023
Hello Adam, thank you so much for your lovely review. It means so much to hear you loved your stay and that our team greatly assisted. We hope to continue hosting you at any of our properties. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 4/24/2023
Rating 5
Great location! Right by plenty of restaurants and shops but also feels secluded to enjoy some time away and disconnect.
- Review Date: 4/13/2023
Emma, thank you so much for the review. It was such a pleasure to host you. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 4/18/2023
Rating 5
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- Review Date: 4/1/2023
Rating 5
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- Review Date: 4/1/2023
Rating 5
Loved everything about this beautiful bungalow, especially the vibe, cleanliness and location Definitely will come back :)
- Review Date: 3/30/2023
Manuel, thank you for the lovely review and for staying with us. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 4/8/2023
Rating 5
Amazing retreat in the middle of desert and pretty much a cactus garden. The view around was gorgeous, lovely grounds, cozy interior. Would recommend ?
- Review Date: 3/25/2023
Rating 5
Stayed here three times and has always been the perfect stop over between CA and AZ.
- Review Date: 3/2/2023
Nomi, thank you for constantly choosing to stay with us. It is always a pleasure to host you. We appreciate the review until we see you again. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 3/3/2023
Rating 5
Loved my stay! Clean, quiet, stylish, and close to the Joshua Tree NP entrance. Comfy bed, nice linens and towels, and well stocked kitchen. Would stay again.
- Review Date: 2/20/2023
Stephanie, thank you for the review and for staying with us. We are looking forward to hosting you again. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 3/4/2023
Rating 5
Will definitely be coming back
- Review Date: 2/16/2023
Kiana, thank you for the review and for staying with us. It was such a pleasure to host you. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 3/4/2023
Rating 5
Great stay in Joshua tree
- Review Date: 2/13/2023
Lynda, thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to host you. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 3/4/2023
Rating 5
If you're looking for something nice for a quick getaway near Joshua Tree - this place is great.
- Review Date: 2/8/2023
Matthew, thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to host you. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Ashley Galvan / General Manager The Bungalows
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 3/3/2023
Rating 5
I had such a fantastic time in my little bungalow! The details are out of control, down to the app provided that will link you to the mattress. The mattress, people!! So good.
- Review Date: 1/25/2023
Rating 5
Great designed comunity with amazing concept! Super clean and peaceful! Highly recommended!
- Review Date: 1/17/2023
Rating 5
What a beautiful and serene setting with a bungalow that was so carefully curated. We stayed in winter and the space was perfectly cozy. The location is not far from all the fun areas of joshua Tree. It felt like a midcentury, relaxing oasis. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 1/16/2023
Rating 5
Such a beautiful space to come back to after spending the day in Joshua Tree. The hosts clearly communicated all necessary details making check-in and check-out a breeze. We'll definitely be back soon for a longer stay so that we can explore the pool and the rest of property.
- Review Date: 1/2/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful and unique stay. Each detail in the bungalows have been thoughtfully curated. The whole place is eco-conscious which I appreciate. Clean and extremely comfortable. Very peaceful and beautiful grounds. Walkable cafe with delicious options for breakfast and lunch. Would definitely stay here again!
- Review Date: 11/29/2022
Rating 5
Really enjoyed our time here :)
- Review Date: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
Great spot!
- Review Date: 10/20/2022
Rating 5
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- Review Date: 9/30/2022
Rating 4
My accommodation looked great, and the furniture was very comfortable.
- Review Date: 9/7/2022
Rating 5
A great place!!! I loved the retro feel and was very easy to get to Joshua Tree Park from there.
- Review Date: 8/29/2022
Rating 5
We had a wonderful peaceful experience. Everything was as advertised, would definitely recommend.
- Review Date: 8/10/2022
Rating 5
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay with Homestead Modern! Finding the bungalows and checking in was such a smooth process and the interior design and layout of the space was beautiful. Everything was very clean and we loved cooking dinner in the kitchen, which had everything we needed. The sunset view from the bungalow patio was so beautiful. We had a lot of fun at the pool as well. I would definitely recommend a bungalow stay for your Joshua Tree trip. Me and my partner are looking forward to booking here again!
- Review Date: 8/10/2022
Rating 5
It was wonderful visit experience. You have to prepare the perfect sunset moment and peaceful night. I never forget the condition of desert night and the house!
- Review Date: 8/10/2022
Rating 5
Loved it!
- Review Date: 8/6/2022
Rating 5
Great location, we really enjoyed our specious bungalow with beautiful view.
- Review Date: 7/31/2022
Rating 4
Really great rooms and outdoor spaces- just double check with property owner about events happening on site during the weekend you book. I was hoping for a quiet 24 hour getaway but a cover band was playing until 10pm on the property.
- Review Date: 7/27/2022
Hi Anna, We are so sorry this happened during your stay. Yes this location has events at times and we do strongly encourage our guests to reach out or on our site we provide the event calendar https://jtrcc.org/calendar We hope you will return again and we would be happy to make it extra special for you.
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 8/1/2022
Rating 5
We absolutely loved our stay at the bungalows! Very clean, great design inside and out. We will definitely be staying here when visiting Joshua Tree in the future!!
- Review Date: 7/25/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful and quiet, very clean
- Review Date: 7/24/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful location and setup was top notch. I will be back.
- Review Date: 7/24/2022
Rating 5
The place was absolutely gorgeous! Service was wonderful. I had a question and they helped me immediately. I was certainly be back. One of the best AirBnb stays I've ever had in my life!
- Review Date: 7/22/2022
Rating 5
Perfection! Every. Single. Thing. The bed was the most comfortable of any AirBnb I have ever stayed in. I can’t wait to return.
- Review Date: 7/2/2022
Rating 5
Wonderful!!! The views, incredible…. The rooms/ outdoor spaces are perfectly updated and refined. 150Mbps WiFi, wahoo! I’ll be back….
- Review Date: 6/14/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful clean renovated space! A chance to stay at a legit Frank Lloyd Wright joint. The grill and propane fire pit is lovely and easy to operate. Pool and Hot tub were unoccupied most of the time. The grounds are absolutely lovely, could walk for miles off into the desert. Homestead Modern knows what's up! Thank you so much for a great stay.
- Review Date: 6/6/2022
Rating 5
If you love design and nature then this is the perfect spot for you. They did a gorgeous job of renovating these rooms. The room itself is immaculate and has a highly curated selection of cool decor and kitchenware. The views from the rooms are absolutely gorgeous and definitely a highlight. The location is also really spectacular as these remodeled rooms sit right in the middle of The Joshua Retreat Center. The Center itself, that was designed by Lloyd Wright, could use a little bit of TLC, but that just added to the charm of the whole experience. Overall, a fantastic stay!
- Review Date: 6/2/2022
Rating 5
Really nice and clean place. Perfect for a getaway and close and convenient to the national park!
- Review Date: 5/30/2022
Rating 5
A very clean, modern, and easy place to stay when headed into Joshua tree. The shared pool was clean and nice on a hot day. The appliances were easy to use and had everything you needed for a cooked meal. Beautiful sunsets and views. Would stay again!
- Review Date: 5/29/2022
Rating 5
This place is even better than what it looks like in the photos. Beautiful restoration and design, all the amenities you need in such a perfect desert setting. We will be back. Thank you Kelly and team bungalow!
- Review Date: 5/17/2022
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