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Le Haute Desert Aerie - Personal 40 ac. Wilderness

Farm stay hosted by Eric
10 guests4 bedrooms5 beds2.5 baths
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Envision yourself secluded in the serenity of your personal desert. Craft the experience of your dreams...

Le Haute Desert Aerie is a 40-acre estate with trails, cool mountain breezes, and views galore. We are renowned for our stunning vistas and the inimitable drama of the High Desert landscape. With an open-air campus of guest facilities, bring your camping gear and enjoy safe socially distanced gatherings!

The space
When you book your stay, the entire property (aside from the main house) is reserved for you and your guests. A total of 4 Queen beds & 1 Twin.

Offering an exquisite high desert setting for intimate gatherings, weekend getaways, and special events, Le Haute Desert Aerie is a truly unique desert sanctuary.

Accommodations include:
- Studio Loft (active artist studio with a kitchenette)
- 2 Vintage Airstreams (1 Q, 1 TW & 1 Q, both with kitchenettes & AC)
- 2 Safari Tents (1 Q bed in each, no AC).

Both of the Airstreams have large decks suitable for small gatherings. One has a massive stone fireplace and a wood cooking grill, and the other has a view of your personal desert landscape. To top it off, there is a helicopter propeller blade bar and a gas grill. Both Airstreams have microwave ovens and small refrigerators. One has a toilet and a sink.

The two Hemingwayesque, white cotton safari-style tents are tucked between rock formations that help one to embrace the meaning of true desert solitude. Though the tents are quite a step up from traditional camping, we recommend them for visitors comfortable with the outdoors.

Our beds boast fresh, white cotton sheets, Indonesian carved headboards, and wild Joshua Tree bedside tables, made from post-fire Joshua Trees that the creator of this desert estate built after a fire left the areas strewn with burned Joshua Trees. The tents also have front porches with pergolas made from post-fire scavenged Joshua Trees.

There are two full bathrooms (one is built in a metal shipping container with a shower that opens up to splendid views of Mt. Gorgonio and the other is an amazing hand-built stone bathhouse with an open sky shower, walls made from glass bottles, and a camper's dream kitchen with a camp cookstove, massive fire pit & cooking crates.)

*Keep in mind we are at 4100 ft elevation and have cool summer nights and mornings, there is nearly always a gentle breeze. This is camp style: we do have a few small fridges, microwave, electric kettle, and firepits, but no full kitchen.

Located on 40 acres, surrounded by hundreds of acres of pristine wildlands, Le Haute Desert Aerie offers long views of Mt. Gorgonio to the Eastern Mojave and a supremely sublime refuge from the stresses of urban life. With all of our electricity provided by state-of-the-art solar panels, we are proudly off-grid and uniquely committed to sustainability.

Find us just outside Pioneertown, 30 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport, and 2 hours from 80% of the Southern California metro area. We are easy to get to, yet so far away from it all.

Guest access
The entire property is open to our guests, except the owner's house, located a safe distance up the driveway. 2 Airstreams & 2 Safari Tents are available for your stay. The Studio Loft is also a great place to hang out in the shade and get creative! The entire 40-acres of trails and desert is yours to explore while you are here.

Other things to note
NOTE: In response to the pandemic, we are employing a heightened standard of cleaning with rigorous bleaching and disinfectant. Guest living and dining spaces are all separate units with plenty of fresh air between them, making social distancing simple among your group. The owner's home is located at a distance up the driveway from the guest compound, and interactions will be limited.

You can be assured your stay will be a private and relaxing experience. You will have the entire property for your use during your stay, with the exception of the main house.
Our team of experienced hosts live on-site and are always available to ensure you have everything you need to make your stay as comfortable and special as possible.
You can find us in the private house and patio complex up the hill from the Airstream village. Feel free to ring the bell anytime!

FACILITIES: We have a kitchenette in the Art Studio with a Keurig, toaster, fridge, and sink with cold water. Outside is a camp cookstove. We provide propane canisters.
Down the lane, behind the pond, we offer you another camp kitchen that you will adore! It has a full fire pit with metal grates - this is the best S' more campfire place on earth.
There is also a cement bar with a kitchen sink and propane camp stove. We leave a bag of charcoal for the fire pit here.
The stone bathhouse has a lovely open roof with a shower overhead. The bathhouse is one of the most sublime spots in the Mojave Desert for campers.
Our safari tents with luxury beds are out among the wilds. Expect to encounter critters, and see a night sky like none other.
Envision yourself secluded in the serenity of your personal desert. Craft the experience of your dreams...

Le Haute Desert Aerie is a 40-acre estate with trails, cool mountain breezes, and views galore. We are renowned for our stunning vistas and the inimitable drama of the High Desert landscape. With an open-air campus of guest facilities, bring your camping gear and enjoy safe socially distanced gatherings!

The space
When you book your stay, the entire property (aside from the main house) is reserved for you and your guests. A total of 4 Queen beds & 1 Twin.

Offering an exquis…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Fire extinguisher
Free street parking
Central air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
Central heating
Portable heater
Private entrance
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Pioneertown, California, United States

We are just minutes from downtown Pioneertown, a true one-of-a-kind village that sprang up in 1946 as a set for the many Westerns filmed in the area. Here you will discover the legendary roadhouse, Pappy & Harriet's! Enjoy a meal at this iconic restaurant and bar (and perhaps a show from one of the national or local talents that come through!), and enjoy the many shops and Old West-themed photo ops throughout "Mane Street".

It is also an easy drive to Joshua Tree National Park, downtown Palm Springs, the Integratron in Landers, and the many art galleries and music venues throughout the greater Joshua Tree area. (NOTE: Please double-check all area business hours and COVID-19 policies ahead of your trip.)
We are just minutes from downtown Pioneertown, a true one-of-a-kind village that sprang up in 1946 as a set for the many Westerns filmed in the area. Here you will discover the legendary roadhouse, Pappy & Harr…

Hosted by Eric

Joined in October 2019
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Hello! We have been hosting guests at our Pioneertown estate for over 10 years. When we aren't hosting weddings, we'd love to open our beautiful Moroccan-inspired villa up to guests! Eric Mueller, the owner and creator of the Aerie, is an artist who has handcrafted this house from top to bottom, furnishing it with his own artwork as well as unique findings from across the globe. Lori Gritz is Eric's partner and she has an onsite Acupuncture Treatment Room in the main house. It is a treatment room with a view like no other, Lori brings her many years of experience to The Aerie. Dr. Lori Gritz (DAOM, LAC, MBA) She offers a dynamic blend of alternative holistic therapy in a bird's nest-like treatment room . Dr. Gritz specializes in pain management, stress management, orthopedics, and smoking cessation.
Hello! We have been hosting guests at our Pioneertown estate for over 10 years. When we aren't hosting weddings, we'd love to open our beautiful Moroccan-inspired villa up to guest…
Co-hosts
  • Ryan
  • Lori
  • Darrien
During your stay
The owner is typically on-site, in private quarters, and available to help with any questions! We usually pop by to ask you how you are doing.
  • Response rate: 92%
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water