We own and operate three restored homestead cabins in the Coyote Valley area of north Joshua Tree, about 15 mins from Joshua Tree National Park. All are available for short or long stays. We are Airbnb “super hosts” with over 600 positive reviews, on Airbnb since 2010. We welcome you!
Sonora cabin, which has been featured in the New York Times ‘T’ travel magazine and the book ‘Jackrabbit Homestead,’ was constructed in 1955 and still has its original green paint. Book on Airbnb
Sunever cabin is a pre-fab homestead cabin, one of many built in the 1950’s in the area (now all disappeared save for this one…). Book on Airbnb
Saturn homestead camp cabin is actually three structures: a restored homestead cabin bunkhouse, a deluxe outhouse with hot-water shower, and an outdoor kitchen/dining structure. Book on Airbnb, Book on Hipcamp
We are Stephanie Smith and Jay Babcock. Over 10 years ago we came to the hi-desert, landing in slightly settled, mostly unfenced quiet wilderness, with deep unsmogged horizons, enveloped nightly by a fantastically starred sky. It’s a long way from the urban apartments we spent our adult lives in… Read our story
We’ve come together with over 50 of our neighbors and the Mojave Desert Land Trust to launch a kickass conservation and “mutual aid society” project in our rural desert neighborhood in northern Joshua Tree. We’re calling ourselves Stewards of the Coyote Valley. Here‘s a short photo/write-up on our first workshop.
To our surprise and delight we now own a derelict 20-acre fruit orchard near our homestead cabins. The property was purchased by a previous owner in 2003, scraped, irrigated, planted with 1000 fruit trees (now all dead save for 32), and then abandoned about 2 years later. We bought it at last summer’s tax sale. Follow along as we rebuild, at SuneverFarms.com or on Instagram.
Jay wrote a piece for the 2nd issue of Ken Layne’s pocket-size print quarterly, DESERT ORACLE. Every single one of you can subscribe and get a full year’s worth of Oracularism for $15 — neat!
The DESERT ORACLE is a field guide to the fascinating American deserts: weird tales, ghost towns, wonderfully bizarre animals and plants, mysteries and folklore, national and state parks, slickrock arches, legends of lost mines and ships on the sand dunes, beloved authors and artists, and plenty of oddball desert characters from the past and the present.