Our home is in Rimrock; a quiet, but vibrant village of California's pristine Mojave Desert. We're adjacent to a 45,000 acre wildlife sanctuary and just 5 miles up a paved road from Pioneertown & legendary music venue Pappy & Harriet's.
Our family home is a comfortable and eclectically designed, desert-lover's paradise with a 360 degree panorama of mountains and rock formations.
Accès des voyageurs
We offer our main house at limited times throughout the year. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, our daughter's room has a full-sized bed and there is an extra-long vintage couch in the great room for napping or a 5th guest.
You will have access to our kitchen which will be stocked with the essentials (mineral-rich drinking water from the well, coffee & tea) as well as some healthy snacks and epicurean treats. Feel free to cook while you're here. We also have an outdoor, shaded communal dining area with an outdoor kitchen.
There is a small indoor bathroom with sink, toilet, shower & bathtub. Or enjoy the outdoor shower while gazing at the mountain view or the stars.
While you're here, feel free to roam the 1.25 acre property and take advantage of sitting/blanket spaces for sunrises, sunsets and stargazing.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
While renting the family house, we (the family: Karen, Chris and our 4yr old) stay in one of the campsites on the property or very nearby and will be available during your stay. We also have an older black lab on the property who will bark to announce your arrival, but is sweet once she realizes you know how to throw a stick or ball. We'd love to briefly visit with you during your stay, but are more than happy to make ourselves scarce if it is sweet solitude you seek.
We love our property and hope this love shines through during your stay here. We call our property Temenos from the ancient greek word which means 'a piece of land cut off from common usage and dedicated as a natural sanctuary.' The atmosphere we try to maintain here is one of quiet contemplation and reverence for nature apart from the everyday hustle and bustle of emails and cellphones (though wifi and extremely limited cell service - AT&T only and barely at that - are available). Please respect the fact that we are in a rural neighborhood; people move out here for a quiet life, though their dogs can get to howling at the full moon and sometimes the desert-dwelling humans do too.
Besides the main house where our family lives, there is a larger tipi and a restored vintage Spartan travel trailer also on the property, and communal spaces are shared by both the family and other guests. Finally, remember that this is the high desert - it can be a wild place! Weather can change quickly, windy conditions happen often, summers are hot during the day (and perfect at night), winter temperatures can drop below freezing at night and snow isn't unheard of (and it's absolutely beautiful). Our property backs up to raw desert where animals and insects rule. Keep this in mind and share in our stewardship of this unique ecosystem.
We have lovely neighbors with hens (fresh eggs!) and a rooster (crows at every suitable moment). There are also barking dogs and howling coyotes in the neighborhood. And ancient footpaths leading through the boulder gardens and canyons in the preserve behind us. Windstorms and dust devils and serene sunrises and astonishing wildflowers. It is not the mildest of climates, but if you come prepared for the elements, the high Mojave Desert is truly an eden for those that love the outdoors.
A great place to experience everything and nothing at the same time.
Please smoke conscientiously & outside.
Enjoy and feel at home.
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My environment is my sanctuary and I enjoy sharing it with others. My partner Chris and I moved with our daughter to the high desert several ago and we immediately fell in love with the area, its topography and wildlife, and its colorful population of artists & dreamers.
If you are a dreamer, come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by the fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.