The Bungalows by Homestead Modern Premium Double

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

  • Location: Joshua Tree

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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.

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 we also have managers on site from about 10 - 6pm daily, usually.

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.

♦ 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.

Premium Double Bungalow Highlights:
*380 square feet
*Sleeps Two Adults in 2 Twin XL Beds
*Patio w/ Seating Options
Access Access
The Retreat Center campus is available for all our guests, though they often host events that require our assistance in maintaining a peaceful, quiet environment. Classes & spaces available to guests of The Bungalows will vary based on their programming schedule and require additional fees.
Neighborhood Neighborhood
Right outside of Joshua Tree Village, this area is secluded but offers easy access to the quirky, eclectic, and vibrant collection of unique High Desert shops, restaurants, and music venues. When you’re ready to explore, Joshua Tree National Park’s West Entrance is an 8-minute drive away.

You can find great eats, drinks, shops, and things to do within steps of your front door. Here are a few recommendations:
• Start your day at Joshua Tree Coffee Co., known for their famed coffee made from locally roasted beans (6-minute walk)
• Marvel at the handiwork at the World Famous Crochet Museum (3-minute walk)
• Pick up some lunch or a souvenir from the Joshua Tree Certified Farmers' Market, open Saturdays (8-minute walk)
• Find your next favorite read at Space Cowboy Books (2-minute walk)
• Perhaps close your day with the food, drinks and music offered at the rustic Joshua Tree Saloon (4-minute walk)

Up for a day trip? Don’t miss these area highlights - they’re worth the drive.
• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (9-minute drive) - As far from a stuffy gallery as you can imagine, this outdoor sculpture garden contains a unique collection of folk-art.
• Pioneertown (20-minute drive) - Put on your ten-gallon hat and stroll down Mane Street of this Wild West-inspired town, also known for Pappy & Harriet’s, a notable restaurant and venue.
• The Integratron (20-minute drive) - New age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.
• Palm Springs (40-minute drive) - Artsy town known for vintage shopping, art galleries, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
• Mt. San Jacinto State Park (90-minute drive) - Expansive, hilly landscape with foot and horseback trails surrounding 10,834-foot Mount San Jacinto.

Of course, let’s not forget about the essentials. Everything you need is within a short walk or drive:
• Closest supermarket: Vons (9-minute drive)
• Closest liquor store: Mike's Liquor (8-minute walk)
• Closest pharmacy: Star Pharmacy (2-minute drive)
• Closest bank: U.S. Bank (8-minute drive)
• Closest gas station: 76 (1-minute drive)
Transit Transit
Many roads in the high desert are dirt, so please take it slow. While a car is required to get around, a four wheel drive car is not, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain.
Notes Notes
• EVENTS & COMMERCIAL PHOTOSHOOTS: Are not permitted without prior approval, applicable permit and additional fees.

• DOGS: There is a one time fee of $100 (per stay) for ONE dog up to 40 lbs in weight. We appreciate your cooperation, as the Bungalows are equipped to only accommodate one smaller dog.

• MID-STAY CLEANS: Mid-stay cleans are complimentary for anyone staying with us for seven days or more. If you would like a mid-stay clean, our team is happy to coordinate at a cost of $60 per clean.

• RETREAT CENTER CAMPUS: There are a variety of classes, workshops and activities hosted by our partners at The Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Please check their website for their most updated schedule and fees. We are not responsible for the programming, pool, cafe nor any part of the retreat center campus outside of The Bungalows, though we are lucky to be neighbors to it all and always excited to help our guests interface with this historic campus. We ask our guests to please be respectful of any private or silent retreats they encounter during their stay.

• ROAD CONDITIONS: Many roads are dirt, so please take it slow. A four wheel drive car is not required, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain

InteractionWithGuests InteractionWithGuests
Our property manager, Homestead Modern, is local and has staff available from 9am-9pm.
HouseRules HouseRules

• The number of people on the property may not exceed the number of guests in your reservation confirmation plus two (regardless of whether they are staying the night or just visiting). Additional guest fees starting at $65 per person per night will apply to unauthorized persons.

• Age Requirement: All guests must be 18 years or older to enter the property.

• Your sole right to access the property begins with the 3 PM check-in and ends at the 11 AM check-out unless other times are approved in writing in advance. Check-in is not allowed after 9 PM unless approved in advance. We will charge a fee of $65 for an unauthorized early arrival or late check-out.

•Deposit Policy: Room reservations are guaranteed with an advance deposit of 50% at the time of booking. Kindly review the rate details, terms, and conditions. The security deposit of $250 will be held on your credit card the day before arrival and, if not used, released seven days after check-out. The deposit may be used, at the discretion of Homestead Modern, to pay for any damages to the hotel or violation of the property rules. Please note these fees are charged separately and might appear as duplicates if you booked just seven days before your arrival date.

•Cancellation Policy: All changes or cancellations must be made three days (72 hours) before the arrival date to avoid a forfeit of the advanced deposit. This does not include the day of your arrival.

• Dogs are allowed with prior written permission, there is an additional $100 fee. Due to the size of our space, we can only allow one dog, up to 40 lbs in weight, and are happy to provide a dog bed upon arrival. Dogs must stay on a leash while outside and may not be left unattended in the room. Dog owners agree to the following additional rules: use protective sheets to cover any place where your dog may lie (we are not equipped to shampoo furniture or rugs or dry clean bedding after your departure); dogs must be leashed at all times when outside (there are coyotes in the High Desert, which present danger to unleashed dogs) and owners must immediately pick up after their dogs and deposit waste in a plastic bag and place it in the garbage bin; dogs are not to be left unattended in the property at any time. In addition to our additional dog cleaning fee, we will deduct the costs of extra cleaning (including at least $50 for pet fur left on furniture due to lack of use of the provided protective sheets) or repairs necessitated by the presence of your dog.

• Recreational vehicles, motorcycles, camping, or other overnight accommodations outside the property are prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in termination of the reservation with no refund.

• We do not guarantee the speed or availability of internet service. Internet service is provided by a wireless provider and may be subject to more fluctuations and outages than you may be used to. We do not provide refunds or discounts due to internet problems related to the provider or weather. No illegal or abusive use of Internet access is allowed.

• Cell service may not be available at the property due to the rural nature and geography of the area.

• The High Desert occasionally has power outages due to its rural nature. We are not responsible for any outages of Southern California Edison or any inconvenience such outage may cause. We will notify you of any planned outages and, if requested, will attempt to accommodate you elsewhere if a planned outage lasts more than 4 hours. But we do not provide refunds or discounts for unplanned power outages.

• No photoshoots are allowed on the property without prior written approval and the payment of additional fees. Unauthorized use of the rental property’s name, address, or images, including its interior, exterior, and private property surroundings, for any commercial use, including but not limited to selling, advertising, TV, film production, electronic, or other media, is not permitted. We will seek to have any use removed.

• Special events such as weddings and parties are not permitted without written approval and the payment of additional fees.

• Guests who utilize the hot tub and pool do so at their own risk, and we are not liable for any personal injury or other damages associated with such use. Guests may not use glass or pottery glassware, plates, etc., in or anywhere near any such water amenity. If any glass or potteryware is broken in or near a water amenity, you will be charged the total amount to drain and refill the amenity and for any lost revenue during such service.

No lifeguard is on duty; the primary guest on the reservation is responsible for the safe operation of the pool and the safety of any persons using the pool; by utilizing any pool or spa, all guests acknowledge and accept the risk of injury resulting from use of the pool, malfunction of pool equipment, tripping or falling around the pool/spa and any other injuries that may occur and waive all claims against the homeowner or its representatives including Homestead Modern LLC.

• Guests shall allow the property owner or any designated workers access to the property for landscaping and routine maintenance, cleaning, repairs and building inspections, and pool and hot tub repairs and service.

• If the property is unavailable for any reason beyond the owner's control, we may cancel your reservation, refunding only the actual fees and/or deposits you have paid.

• Smoking is prohibited inside the property or within 15 feet of any exterior door. Please dispose of your extinguished cigarette waste in a plastic bag and the outdoor garbage can. Do not leave cigarette waste on the grounds. If these rules are violated, we will charge a minimum of $250.

• The propane firepit and barbecues may not be used to burn wood or any other materials (it is illegal pursuant to a county ordinance and may damage the fixture). If combustible materials are burned in them, we will charge a minimum $500 cleaning fee.

• By making your reservation, you confirm that you will comply with (and your stay is allowed by) any applicable health or safety orders from the State of California.

• Firearms are not allowed on the property.

• Local ordinances prohibit any loud, excessive, or intrusive noise that disturbs the peace or causes discomfort or annoyance to any reasonable person at any time and strict quiet hours between 8 PM and 8 AM. You must adhere to these rules.

• Please pay attention to all relevant short-term rental ordinances and other regulations (such as the noise ordinance above) in accordance with county or town guidelines. If you violate any ordinance and, as a result, the property is fined, you will be responsible for payment of the fine plus a $500 administrative fee.

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

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