Situated off a dirt road 20 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, this home offers equal doses of seclusion and adventure.
Square footage: 1,281
Neighborhood: Juniper Terrace – Yucca Valley, California
Hot tub: Yes
Welcome to Desert Owl Ranch!
The Joshua Tree-dotted hills of Yucca Valley are home to this mid-century modern ranch, a perfect getaway for anyone looking to escape the city and enjoy some fresh desert air.
A mid-century ranch home surrounded by Joshua Trees on 2.5 acres of land, Desert Owl Ranch boasts panoramic views of star-filled skies. Keep your eyes and ears open to spot the family of owls residing within the property’s trees while you enjoy the desert solitude. Soak in the in-ground jacuzzi and relax undisturbed amid the rare, federally-protected Joshua Trees. This 1957 home has been lovingly renovated, offering modern comforts like WiFi, in-home laundry, and updated appliances.
The home is perfect for digital nomads, solo travelers, couples, and small families who love to explore Southern California’s rugged beauty and enjoy outdoor adventures!
Imagine a place of absolute privacy, with gorgeous views of the clear, starry desert sky and abundant wildlife. Surrounded by trees, you can relax in the outdoor hammock overlooking the jacuzzi. The mid-century craftsmanship has been lovingly restored, including WiFi and updated appliances.
When you look at this mid-century ranch home, surrounded by Joshua trees on 2.5 acres of land and nestled in the desert solitude of Yucca Valley, you may feel like you’ve been transported to another world.
Pause, Then Reset
Start your day with tranquility and natural light in one of two spacious bedrooms. Outfitted in high-quality furniture and decor, the rooms effortlessly blend mid-century modern style with western accents and bohemian flair.
Enjoy energizing meals in the spacious, sun-drenched kitchen and dining area (seats 6, plus 2 with bar seating) or at the picnic table outside. High ceilings and wood beams add to the airiness and open feel of the space.
Decorated in desert hues like rust and terracotta, The Desert Owl Ranch radiates warmth and evokes the spirit of the southwest.
Flora + Fauna
Ground yourself and get centered in nature every day.
Although we said this home doesn’t have neighbors very close by, that isn’t completely true – a family of adorable flammulated owls lives above the detached garage. Watch them from afar during the warmer months! They depart during the winter months and return around spring.
Every stroll along the property, from morning coffees to heading into town, doubles as an energizing nature walk. Federally protected Joshua Trees dot the property (the ‘leave no trace’ ethos applies here – look but don’t touch!), along with several other plants native to the Mojave Desert. Chollas, barrel cacti, and of course, yuccas are found on the acreage.
Digital Nomads Welcome
Desert Owl Ranch provides the serenity to work and gorgeous views that inspire. Although this is a 1957 build, it’s been retrofitted with modern conveniences, including lightning-fast wifi. Get your best work done in the light-filled office nook. When you’re ready to go offline, your hot tub, Pioneertown, and miles of hiking trails await.
Space is the name of the game here – vast skies and open swaths of desert land offer privacy and peace. Situated off a dirt road near downtown Yucca Valley, you have the option to socialize or catch a show at Pappy’s & Harriet’s, or stay in and work, or stargaze, rest, and restore.
The property is nestled off of a dirt road but is only 5 minutes from downtown Yucca, so it’s quite easy to access any amenities you might need!
Hiking, rock climbing, and majestic views are a stone’s throw away at the otherworldly and must-see Joshua Tree National Park, a quick 20-minute drive away.
Socialize and enjoy delicious BBQ and live music at the hip watering hole Pappy & Harriet’s. Be sure to check their website or social pages before heading over – it’s not unusual for big-name artists to pop in and play a surprise set inside or on the outdoor stage!
Pappy & Harriet’s – 10 mins
Pioneertown – 11 mins
Joshua Tree National Park – 20 mins
Red Dog Saloon – 11 mins
The Yucca Tree Eatery – 11 mins