Green Acres Ranch is more than a cozy place to stay... it is a work of art surprising its happy guests with beauty and creativity.
The ranch has two separate cabins and is on acres of sweet sparse desert land near both solitude and civilization.
Peace. Sun. Clean air. Wildlife. Starry night skies. The crush of the city fades as you enter the sparse, clean beauty of Joshua Tree in the California Desert. And Green Acres Ranch is the perfect place to settle in and call home as you unwind and rest.
Two uniquely decorated and cozy cabins rest on over seven acres of breathtaking Mojave Desert scenery, surrounded by mountains, boulder formations, washes and wildlife. These are lovingly detailed works of art, surounded by unpretentious landscaping and the uncluttered beauty of the high desert.
If you cringe at the thought of mundane and lifeless hotels, then come to a place that will actually inspire you. Green Acres Ranch surprises guests with its constantly unfolding beauty, simplicity, privacy and creativity.
We are pet-friendly and within 5 minutes of downtown Joshua Tree, and just 15 minutes from the entry station to the national park.
You will have your cabin, with a private area behind each cabin, full kitchen, common areas, and walkability to the edge of the national park in under 20 minutes.
We live in Los Angeles, so we're a place for "do it yourselfers"... like coming home to your own house. You might run into CJ our caretaker angel though!
People often come stressed and leave in a state of peace. The two cabins are far enough apart where you never feel crowded.
Our guests are always very respectful, but the potential for problem incidents require us to be specific with what is expected.
BE GOOD TO THE DESERT:
No vehicular off-roading activity. Off-roading is illegal outside of designated OHV areas.
Fires must be in enclosed fire pit and on non-windy nights. Otherwise, you may get a hefty fine from the Highway Patrol.
Please do not touch tortoises. Touching (or especially moving) can cause death, as they expel their water reserve from fright.
BE A COOL NEIGHBOR:
Drive slow on the dirt roads so as not to kick up too much dust. Pull out onto the highway at an even pace (not "peeling out") to keep the sand/asphalt transition good.
Noise carries surprisingly long distances in the desert. Outdoor quiet hours are 10:00 PM to 11:30 AM, and at all times when the other cabin is occupied. Loud noise (amplified music/shouting/tools) during this time must be kept indoors with doors and windows closed.
No vehicular off-roading activity.
No fireworks of any kind.
No shooting. It is illegal to discharge firearms on the property.
No drone flying 20+ meters outside of your cabin's lateral area.
No hitting golf balls.
BE A GREAT GUEST CARETAKER:
No taking anything from the landscape.
No parties / gatherings / uncleared visitors. Only the number of guests indicated on the reservation are allowed to stay.
No RV's allowed on property (unless it's your mode of transportation).
No cats. Please keep dogs off furniture unless you bring your own sheets/blankets/doggy beds to protect ours.
Please clean and put away dishes. Put furniture where you found it. Leave the house in the same condition (we won't complain if it's even better) as when you arrived.
Let us know if you arrive to damaged items. You pay for broken or damaged items during your stay (i.e. broken glasses, burned frying pan, stained towels). Report any damage immediately as we will need time to find a replacement for the next guests.
No smoking indoors. Place cigarette butts in fire pits or, preferably, douse and put in trash.
Any cost incurred by a visit from the fire department for a guest-caused incident is to be paid by the guest.
No photography / filming / video except for personal use is permitted on the premises.
For guest security and property protection, the exterior central area / gate of the property is under security video camera surveillance. There is also a wildlife camera on the self-filling water bowl behind the old truck.
No third party bookings.
Cancellation fees apply.
Violation of these rules subject to additional fees, immediate expulsion, and/or legal action.