5 Best Glamping Spots in Joshua Tree National Park

Luxury living in the desert

Joshua Tree, California is a National Park with a rugged desert landscape and Dr. Suess-style trees that twist towards the sky. There are many interesting hiking trails to explore, like the Hidden Valley trail that weaves through giant boulders! Joshua Tree glamping allows you to bask in this unique desert oasis and reconnect with nature, all while enjoy the comfort of modern amenities!

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Hicksville Trailer Palace

6394 Sunset Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Glamping Trailers – Onsite Activities – Adults only glamping – Family Glamping twice a year – Pool – Fun themes – Private and share bathrooms – Firepits – Rooftop hot tub

This adorable trailer motel is just what the glamper doctor ordered. Located in Joshua Tree, Hicksville was built by American writer Morgan Higby Night as a place for people to escape and relax. Hicksville is actually the first trailer motel in California, and it exudes the quaintness of trailer park living coupled with quirky themes of individual trailers inspired by the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. There are a some fun amenities to enjoy in this trail palace to make your stay an even more magical glamping experience, including a saltwater pool, rooftop hot tub, firepits, ping pong tables, archery, bb gun range,pinball, multicade, mini golf, corn hole, shuffleboard, ball pit, a library, a vape lounge, lounges spaces, vending machines, filtered water, charcoal bbq grill, kitchen/cooking supplies and a general store.

For trailers without a private bathroom, there is a communal shower room and toilet room. Most of the trailers sleep up to two people, but there are some that sleep up to three, four and six people. If you have a large group, Hicksville allows you to rent out multiple trailers and even the whole property if needed. Every trailer features a different and adorable theme. For example there is a gypsy themed trailer, a western pioneer themed trailer, a genie bottle themed trailer, a punk tiki themed trailer and a nautical yacht themed trailer, just to name a few. Be aware that Hicksville Trailer Palace is a 21 and over property most of the year, but they do have two family weeks during the year, one in April and one week in November so you can experience glamping with kids.

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The Castle House Estate

64278 E Broadway Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Yurt Glamping – Tiny Houses – Glamping trailers – Pool

Featured on HGTV as the “ultimate glamping experience, The Castle House Estate sits on 8-acres blurring the lines of indoor and outdoor living. The entrance is marked with two adobe guard towers, which you can actually book a stay within that features a tower-top lounge. Onsite there are a number of campsites, tiny homes, trailers and yurt tents that each include its own fire pit. The property amenities include a small swimming pool, outdoor shower, and portable bathrooms. The desert views and unique imagery are extremely instagram-worthy (just check out some of the photos at the link below).

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Joshua Tree Acres

Joshua Tree, Ca 92252

Airstream Glamping – Pool – Hot Tub – Communal Kitchen – Communal Bathrooms

Joshua Tree Acres is a charming spot to glamp in Joshua Tree. Started by three friends with a vision for a fun and relaxing communal space, this little village of vintage airstreams puts the glamour in glamping. The four airstreams and one Shasta trailer on the property all sleep up to two people and each have their own unique style. What is really magical about the sites is that the outdoor space is complete with wood decking, awnings, party lights and hammocks. It is so lovely you’ll want to sit and enjoy the desert sky all night long. Amenities to add to the glamping in Joshua Tree experience are outdoor clawfoot bathtubs, plunge pool, Bocce ball, communal clubhouse and kitchen, outdoor shower and outdoor hot tub. Everything is designed to keep you outside, enjoying the natural beauty of the desert, and loving life.

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Joshua’s Treehouses

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Yurt Glamping – Tiny Houses – Outdoor bathtubs – Private firepits – Private and Communal Bathrooms – Communal Kitchen – Pool  – Hot Tub

Located on five acres of desert property, Joshua’s Treehouses offer six accommodation options from yurts to tiny houses for the ultimate Joshua Tree glamping experience. Each yurt and tiny house sleeps up to two people and features beds, heaters, outdoor bathtubs, private firepits and outdoor lounge furniture. The Studio tiny house has its own private bathroom, but the other properties have shared bathroom facilities. For guests at Joshua’s Treehouses you can enjoy the communal kitchen, container pool and jacuzzi.

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Autocamp Joshua Tree

62209 Verbena Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Airstreams – Vista X Suites – All Ages – Wifi – Recreational Activities – Organized Activities – Outdoor Spaces – Onsite Dining – Plunge Pool 

AutoCamp Joshua Tree offers a unique and family-friendly experience, combining the beauty of nature with modern comforts. Situated in the heart of Joshua Tree, California, this glamping retreat provides families with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to immerse themselves in the desert landscape while enjoying the convenience of well-designed accommodations.

One of the reasons AutoCamp Joshua Tree is perfect for families is the variety of accommodation options available. Families can choose from stylishly furnished Airstream trailers or spacious luxury tents, providing a comfortable and cozy retreat. These accommodations are equipped with modern amenities such as comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and kitchenettes, ensuring a hassle-free stay for the entire family.

The resort also offers numerous family-friendly activities and amenities. Kids can explore the outdoor playground or participate in organized nature hikes, while parents can unwind around the communal fire pits or enjoy stargazing in the clear desert skies. The nearby Joshua Tree National Park offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, including hiking trails, rock climbing, and wildlife spotting.

AutoCamp Joshua Tree’s family-friendly atmosphere extends to its communal spaces as well. The resort features a clubhouse with a community kitchen and dining area, encouraging families to gather and connect over shared meals. The onsite shop offers local products and provisions, making it convenient for families to stock up on snacks and essentials.

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That’s a Wrap!

The time is now to break out and enjoy the outdoors. Take in the desert landscape as you soak up the sun or hike the many trails around Joshua Tree, all the while maintaining many of the comforts of resort amenities. Glamping is the way to travel these days and what better way to connect with the desert than with Joshua Tree glamping?

For more nearby options, check out our article on the best glamping sites near Palm Springs. Also check out our other suggestions from amazing glamping sites around the country.

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