A beautiful desert paradise with 2 domes on 5 acres against BLM land with trails and views as far as the eye can see. Relaxing and quiet with lots of great things in the area to explore if you choose to.
6 comfortable beds sleep 12 plus camping!!!
Exquisite Desert Paradise on 5 acres with pool!
(Pioneertown, near Joshua Tree)
LOVE GLAMPING? Camping + Glamor ! ! !
A beautiful rare 5 acre property surrounded with boulders, incredible views with 2 (22 ft) domes and large windows overlooking the views!!!
$130 /night for 2 people, 2 night minimum, WEEKDAYS
$140-150 Prices vary and are higher during peak seasons.
$25/ night for each additional person
Sleeps 12 (6 beds)
Outdoor camping can be provided for 8 with tents & mattresses for warmer months.
1st dome is 20 ft, decorated with unique artistry by Boyd Wilson designs and has kitchenette, comfortable queen size bed, full sized sofa bed, desk, table and chairs, and lots of windows. Wood burning stove, No A/C, Has some table fans. No fridge, but has 3 coolers, Full kitchen with gas stove/oven, utensils, etc.
The 2nd adjacent dome is a large 22 ft. dome living room with huge windows, and is semi-open air to the sky but with walls and windows. It has 4 comfortable full size futon sofa/beds in front of the huge windows overlooking the views. Fire place and gas heater. Not insulated so cooler in winter.
1 rustic bathroom with toilet, sink, claw-foot bathtub and shower.
12ft frame pool overlooking best view of the property!!!!
Perfect get away to relax into the peaceful "back to nature" and off-the-grid desert life.
Great for people attending Bhaktfest, Shaktifest and other Joshua Tree Festivals.
Many who enjoy the area are writers, artists, climbers, outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, musicians, astronomers and Hollywood film folk needing to relax OR film!
It's like having your own Joshua Tree National park with trails but without the people.
Joshua tree is 25 minutes away. Palm springs is 40 minutes.
Very private, easy access road and surrounded by undeveloped / BLM land.
At 4800 ft elevation you have cooler summers and sometimes snow in the winter.
(The Story of Dragonfly Desert Retreat)
Dragonfly is an alternative solar powered, off-the-grid, artistic, architectural and sculptural project that has been and will evolve over the next few years to its completion. As an artist and a designer, with a passion for alternative architecture, Dragonfly Desert Retreat represents a vision perhaps ¾ finished.
In 2006, I began designing and spent 4 years living full time, building but with much fewer conveniences than it now has. While I am still working to complete the vision and make it more and more comfortable, the setting allows one to experience the pioneering spirit, and feel a deep connection to the exquisite natural surroundings.
My vision for the completed project are sculptural domes that compliment the natural environment. Please excuse some unfinished areas as each month, progress is being made but it is always set up to be a beautiful appealing space for use. I am excited to be sharing it with those seeking a rich and unique desert experience!
PLEASE READ HOUSE RULES BEFORE BOOKING to make sure Dragonfly meets your needs!
*Check in/out times can be flexible for many days so when booking please include ideal check in AND check out time so I can say if it is flexible.
* NO outside fires allowed.
Thank you, Magdalen Boyd-Wilson
Both domes, entire property, views and trails as far as the eye can see!
Only by email
Wide open beautiful desert landscape!
No public transport.
Lots of parking
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Pull-out Sofa|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$700 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2000 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||1:00 PM|
Lovely experience to be surrounded by desert on all sides, and able to wander among boulder rock formations very similar to those in Joshua Tree NP. Domes were pretty magical, would highly recommend to anyone who loves the desert and solitude- glorious sunrises from the 2nd dome especially. Magdalen was very helpful and responsive via email, and Jordan and Kevin (local to Yucca Valley) were friendly and welcoming. The dirt road to the domes can be a bit of an adventure (both in terms of finding your way/road conditions) but still totally doable in a normal low-clearance vehicle. Highly recommended.
Luxury camping for sure!! :)) the quietest place I've ever been to. If u need to get away from absolutely everybody - that's the place. Magdalen was very easy to communicate with and Jordan, who meet us at the place was very nice! Definitely want to come back with my friends!!!
What a beautiful place with serenity to match! Stayed there with a couple of friends over the weekend which made a perfect setting for an intimate, relaxing time! Beautiful sunrises, adventuring through the boulders, soaking up the sun, dinner at Pappy's and side trips to places like Garth's Boulder Garden kept us busy...but not too busy. Stove kept us warm at night! Had a minor problem with a water leak but quickly fixed by Kevin. So glad we came and hope to come back soon!
We have travelled extensively over the past 5 yrs (6 continents, 30+ countries). The Dragonfly Desert Retreat was one of the most special places we've ever stayed in. The domes are gorgeous and have everything one could need (including kitchen supplies, fast wifi, hot water), and the remote setting is absolutely spectacular. There was so much to explore right outside that we hardly felt the need to go to Joshua Tree National Park. We can't wait to return with friends, and try out the swimming pool in slightly warmer weather. Highly recommended!
It was a beautiful abode. The view was amazing and it had a super comfy bed! Camping in the desert has never been so fun!
I can't recommend this place enough! We had such an amazing time here. It was beautiful, peaceful, quiet, clean, and amazingly well stocked. The view was gorgeous, and it was joy to wake up and watch the sunrise while drinking coffee in the comfy outdoor chairs. The wood burning stove was magnificent. It kept the dome toasty when it was in the low 40s outside. In fact, there were couple points where we had to open the door to let a little cool air in the dome because it worked so well. Cooking was a breeze. We were able to bbq in the evening and use the stove/oven to cook breakfast in the morning.
Magdalen was super easy to work with/contact and Jordan was right on time to show us the way when we arrived. There was one minor snag, a pipe burst while we were using the shower, but we emailed Magdalen and within 30 minutes she had someone out there to fix it. Kevin showed up, fixed the problem in about 15 minutes and we were back up and running. All in all, we had a great time and wished we didn't have to leave. We will definitely be going back.
Thank you very much Magdalen. We really loved our stay!
A beautiful and spiritual escape. We had such a beautiful time and it was just the perfect way to start the New Years. We were hosted generously. And the space was truly special. Would highly recommend for an intentional get away. For artists, small families. Note this is a very fragile space. Be gentle.
My friends and I stayed at Magdalen's domes over the holidays and had an amazing time. We were met by Jordan, who escorted us to the property, which is located on a dirt road about 15 minutes outside of the main Pioneertown area. Jordan was great and really helpful. The domes were awesome! They had everything we needed including a working kitchen (sink, stove, kitchen supplies, etc.), a fully-functional bathroom, fireplaces in both domes to keep warm, firewood, etc.
The desert is literally in your backyard while you are here, and the closest neighbor is several acres away so the retreat feels very private and secluded. The views were stunning, and I only wish it was warm enough to use the pool while we were there!
We definitely plan to come back, hopefully during the summer! This place is a gem!
This was exactly what we were looking for: off the grid (in more ways than one), secluded, beautiful setting, cozy, and unique. This is the perfect way to experience the Joshua Tree area. Magdalen was incredibly responsive and accommodating and really went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable. Can't say enough good things about it!
Oh my. What an amazing place.
You'd be blessed to get to stay here. There's really nothing else like it. It makes me want to give up city life and move to the desert.
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