It may be hard to imagine that only a mere two hours east of the hustle and bustle of vibrant Los Angeles lies a stark contrast of desert views speckled with rugged boulders and twisted trees. The Mojave and Colorado deserts meet near Palm Springs and this ecotone is home to one of the most famous trees, and subsequently named national parks, Joshua Tree National Park.
Joshua Tree National Park has long been a haven for artists and those looking for a therapeutic setting, surrounded by calming nature. Almost three million people visit this stunning reserve annually to hike, stargaze, camp, and explore the colorful environment. Joshua trees, also called izote de desierto or “desert dagger,” are revered for their ability to grow and survive despite the adverse conditions desert living brings.
Like many national parks, the hotel options near Joshua Tree are lacking, so many people are now opting to rent homes instead. Those lucky enough to own a piece of land close to this park take great pride in incorporating the peaceful nature and artsy culture that Joshua Tree has become synonymous with. We found some of the most unique vacation homes to rent near Joshua Tree National Park and arranged them by the number of bedrooms and nightly price. Some are truly architectural wonders, some have the best views of the park, and some are simply so thoughtfully decorated, you will never want to leave.
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