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The Best Joshua Tree Glamping Options For Your Next Vacation

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Joshua Tree glamping is really taking off. It is a great park and our visit was such a fantastic and unique experience. We loved the diverse beauty of the park. One of our favorite things to do here is to admire the night sky. Although it’s not a certified night sky park, it has very little light pollution, allowing for stargazing and maybe even catching a glimpse of the Milky Way. The best way to take advantage of those views is to camp at Joshua Tree and what better way than to “glamp” (glamorous camping). There are more and more unique experiences offered through AirBnb and other rental companies.

Tent Glamping

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Tent Glamping in Joshua Tree (pic from AirBnb)

Just two miles from the Joshua Tree entrance, you’ll find this small tent community. Five tents are situated on the five acre property. The tents share two bathrooms with showers, a pool with patio and BBQ grill. Each tent comes equipped with comfortable bed (in frame, complete with bedding), a refrigerator in the kitchenette, coffee maker, microwave. You’ll also be glad to know the tent come with a heater for those very cool winter nights. Check availability here. Rates start at $101 per night. This is one of the most affordable Joshua Tree Glamping options you will find.

Airstream Glamping

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Glamping in an Airstream at Joshua Tree (pic from AirBnb)

The most popular Joshua Tree glamping option is the Airstream. It has been made popular by the Instagram crowd. But don’t let that sway you, this is a great glamping experience. The 2018 Flying Cloud Airstream is a 25 foot romantic retreat. The scenery is unmatched. The Airstream comes with a stock tank dipping pool for a morning or afternoon dip. You will also enjoy all of the Airstream features such as air conditioning, heating, a kitchen and bathroom. Check availability here. Rates start at $271 per night.

Minimalist Cabin Glamping

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Joshua Tree Glamping in a Cabin

15 minutes from the park entrance in Wonder Valley you will find Starlight Ranch. This sweet little community gives you the comfort of a home in a minimalist cabin. The ranch is situated on 2.5 acres of secluded land. The cabins offer TV with ROKU, Wifi, a full kitchen, washer dryer and even air conditioning. The most incredible feature is the outdoor tub where you can stargaze at night. Check availability here. Rates start at $139 a night.

Yurt Glamping

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Joshua Tree Glamping in a Yurt (Pic from AirBnb)

The yurt is another great option for Joshua Tree glamping. The yurt is a bit more spacious than the tent options. You will sleep in the comfort of a queen bed. You will also have access to a fire pit grill, a personal grill as well a dining gear to enjoy your meals. The mood is set properly for a romantic getaway with flameless candles and twinkle lights. You can also turn them all off and enjoy the natural light provided by the stars. Check availability here. Rates start at $170 per night.

Joshua Tree Glamping Tips

The best time to go to Joshua Tree National Park is between October and April. The temperatures during the summer can be unbearable. The winter is the best time to explore and truly enjoy all the park has to offer. Don’t forget to pick up an America the Beautiful pass to save on your visit to the national parks. Be sure to bring lots of water with you into the park. Even in winter the sun can be harsh, don’t forget to bring sunblock. Joshua Tree is in the desert and the temperatures can be extreme, be sure to bring layers on your hikes.

Allie Marmion
Allie is married to Rob and has been traveling with him across the world for the last two years. She is an accomplished personal trainer, speaker and author.