Knotty Pony sits directly on the North Boundary area of Joshua Tree National Park, on seven acres of mature pines, mesquites, and boulder views. Novice and advanced hiking and rock scrambles are just outside the door. Wifi, cable, and Netflix provided along with a full kitchen and laundry. Six-person spa is professionally maintained.
Built in the seventies, The Knotty Pony is a big friendly chalet of a house with an open floor plan, original 18' beamed ceilings and tons of warm wood. Appointed with restored vintage modern, new, and custom furniture pieces, the decor is finished off with artisan objects. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms comfortably accommodate up to six people. The master bedroom/bath suite is equipped with a king bed and tons of closet space, plus tub and shower in the bathroom. The two upstairs bedrooms respectively sport a queen bed and two twins (which can be pushed together with a topper to make a second queen): the upstairs bathroom also has a tub and shower.
Experience pristine hikes and park scenery without ever getting in the car...simply step outside the door and walk the 50 or so paces that will take you onto the critter trails that crisscross the nearby roadless parkland. But back inside Knotty Pony, there're lots of diversions and comforts. Mini-splits quietly and cleanly heat and cool each zone of the house for comfort regardless of season. Cable TV in the mezzanine hang-out lounge, and for audiophiles, the acoustics in this wood house are so perfect that we just had to install a turntable backed up with an eclectic sampling of vinyl. Lounge in the professionally maintained six person hot tub and look out onto the rocks of the park or the dark night skies. Books, board games, cookbooks, an assortment of basic spices, and good cookware and appliances (Jen Air oven, a dishwasher, electric 5 burner stove) speak to a range of interests. The generous 9' dining table is a great place to spread out and work on a project or enjoy a communal meal.
Because it it such a roomy property, it might be tempting to invite the gang out for a bash, and although we love a good party, please refrain from having one at this location as we need to keep the property in A+ condition for guests seeking quality space and quiet enjoyment.
Inquire about longer stays as we happily slide the scale as the number of nights increase!
No smoking allowed inside home.
No parties, film or photo shoots without prior arrangement, written release, and site rep
Sorry, no longer allow pets
Please notify us of any amenities that are not operating properly so we can repair
10pm county noise ordinance strictly enforced
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Country mouse, city mouse...can't decide which I'd rather be. But in Joshua Tree, there's no need to choose! The area offers an eclectic mix of urban and down home: my aim is to offer the best of both worlds in the three luxe cabins which stole my heart with their secluded wilderness settings or sweeping views.
By trade I'm an LA based set designer with an addiction to contemporary art, modernist design, handmade craft objects, vintage furnishings and everything in between. My goal is to have guests experience my homes on a personal level as if they were their own, and to provide a comfy base for life in our special desert doing all of the things that I enjoy: hiking, stargazing, soaking in the tub or sun, stepping out for some live music, enjoying home cooked meals, watching movies, prowling second hand stores, working remotely via internet or just staring out the window to watch the light changing on the hills.
In six years of doing vacation rentals I've met some amazing folks from all points of the globe who I now call friends. Their repeat visits and referrals have been so gratifying.
Here a picture of me unwinding, just a few steps off the back edge of one of the Joshua Tree National Park!