Some most-favorite recommendations for your stay!

Please refer to Google Maps or Apple Maps for updated hours and addresses.

We are roughly equidistant from all, which makes for perfect exploring.

The three local areas are
(1) Joshua Tree Downtown: This tiny two stop-light downtown area is the entry-point into the National Park.
(2) Yucca Valley Downtown: You likely drove through this stretch enroute to the Hi Desert Ranch.
(3) Landers/ Pioneertown: Further afield into the desert!


Yucca Valley Downtown

The End Boutique : Magical designer resale clothing, always amazing finds
[55872 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley CA 92284]

On the same block:  Hoof & the Horn (desert-inspired clothing) + Funky and Darn Near New (vintage clothing)  + ACME 5 (furniture and home goods) 
[55840 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley CA 92284]


Moonwind Trading Company Desert lifestyle boutique.  A perfect stopover to La Copine Restaurant 
[1141B Old Woman Springs Rd, Yucca Valley CA 92284]

Joshua Tree Downtown

There are several great shops in the two-block downtown within easy walking distance. Here’s a start:

Ricochet Vintage: Desert vintage clothing and treasures [61731 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree CA 92252]

The Art Queen complex: Quirky medley of vintage shops, art galleries, and installation art
[61855 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree CA 92252]

Coyote Corner: Traditional souvenir shop, camping supplies and great desert book section
[6535 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree CA 92252]


Yucca Valley Downtown

Frontier Cafe: Coffee and tasty bites
[55844 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley CA 92284]


La Copine: New American Cuisine. The buzz is right. Always a long wait, always worth it
[848 Old Woman Springs Rd, Yucca Valley CA 92284]

Giant Rock Meeting Room: Closest coffee
[1141 Old Woman Springs Rd #A, Yucca Valley CA 92284]

Pappy + Harriets: Legendary roadhouse with live music, dance floor, and bbq. A full raucous night out. Some nights require reservations, particularly when a band is playing, call ahead (760) 365-5956
[53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown CA 92268]

Joshua Tree Downtown

Joshua Tree Saloon: Great for groups, can get crowded on weekends.
[61835 Twentynine Palms Hwyy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252]

Crossroads Cafe: Also a popular favorite. Hearty meals perfect after a day in the park 
[61715 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252]


Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park
Visit the Visitors Center in downtown Joshua Tree to pick up a map and get updated information from the guides.
[Visitor Center: 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252]
The park entrance is 20 minutes farther. 

Our Top 3 Favorite Easy Hikes from Groups:

  • Hidden Valley: One-mile easy loop that is a perfect introduction to plant and wildlife in Joshua Tree National Park. The small valley was used for cattle rustling, and it’s surrounded by tall boulders. Great for mixed groups: the more-adventurous can rock-scramble up the boulders, while others can leisurely stroll along the flat path in the valley.
  • Barker Dam : 1.5 mile easy loop. This is a great hike in the winter/spring when there is water in the dam.
  • Skull Rock: 1.7 mile moderate loop. There’s more rock scrambling on this hike, so definitely bring adequate shoes. This is a fun and easy hike for the more adventurous.


The Integratron (Landers)

The sound baths are out of this world. $55/person. Must book early online as it does sell out quickly. Access by reservation only.
[2477 Belfield Blvd, Landers, CA 92285]

Pioneertown Originally built a movie set for Hollywood Western movies. Now it’s a smattering of local shops and sights. It’s directly adjacent to Pappy + Harriet’s Roadhouse, so park in the same lot and then swing through before/after a meal.

[53626 Mane St, Pioneertown, CA 92268]


For Quick Runs

Mesa Market is the closest mini-market. Open until 9pm.
(760) 365-9200 
[3254 Yucca Mesa Rd, Yucca Valley, CA 92284]

Circle K is closest gas/ convenience store. Open 24 hours
[6940 Old Woman Springs Rd, Yucca Valley, CA 92284]

For non-windy days only: These are great spots to pick up firewood!


Vons Grocery, open until midnight.
Best organic selection
[57590 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284]

Stater Bros
Best butcher section and biggest overall
[57075 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284]

Wine + Rocks Shop for wine and speciality grocery
[59006 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284]

Desierto Alto also for wine and speciality grocery. Same-day delivery available!
[55827 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284]

Farmer’s Market days:
Sat 8am-1pm
Joshua Tree Downtown
[61651 29 Palms Hwy]

Sun 9am-2pm/ Wed 8am-1pm
Joshua Tree Retreat Center
[59700 29 Palms Hwy]