Desert Ranch Vacation Joshua Tree

House - Entire home/apt · Cortez Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

The Space

Knob Hill Ranch is built on 2.7 acres and nestled at the foothills of Joshua Tree National Park in Yucca Valley, CA. Guest House for rent. Horseback riding, trail rides.

We have a guest house for rent which is situated on the property (along with the owners ranch home). The bungalow is 950 sqf, octagonal built with impressive views from the mountains and the desert. It has one bedroom with a queen bed, sitting room with two queen sleeper couches (extra bed available), dining/sitting with breakfast table, full kitchen, huge bathroom with shower, and outdoor patio with dining table and chairs, barbecue, & burn barrel "hobo hotty" to keep you warm for nighttime stargazing.

Guided Trail Rides into the Joshua Tree National Park!

We offer several different kind of trail rides depending on the knowledege of the riders.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $775 /week
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Desert Ranch was a wonderful place to stay. Big living room with comfy couches, terrace to sit out and look at the stars, and everything was impeccably clean - important when you have a baby that wants to put everything in his mouth. Natalia was a wonderful hostess, we arrived at midnight the first night, then had a friend come stay with us at the last minute the second night, but Natalia was really welcoming and flexible. She even arranged for us to have a quick ride before we left - everyone was so friendly and we had a great time. We'll definitely come back next time we're in the area!!

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful desert mini-getaway at this ranch in Yucca Valley. The guest house is well-furnished, very clean, bright, and cozy. The horse stable is just a few steps away, also clean and airy (without the intense odor found at some stables). Our daughter adored the horses and enjoyed riding in the arena and on the surrounding trails, even venturing into the Joshua Tree park itself. The ranch offers both nice views around the valley and space to have a BBQ; or to just sit on one of the large rocks, decorating the garden. The hosts, Natalia and Don, are very tentative and friendly. We'd be happy to return another time!

    April 2014
  • Thank you Natalia and Don for a great mini-vacation! Your guest house was welcoming, fresh and clean, and plenty spacious for our family of five and small dog on our two-night visit. We very much enjoyed the comfortable beds, spacious bathroom, and beautiful mountain views. We took advantage of the close proximity to the park, and spent a full day walking trails and climbing boulders. Our kids loved their first horse riding lessons, and our daughter especially loved her first trail ride. Everything was as you described, and we appreciated the ease of communication with you. Thank you!

    March 2014
  • Stayed here for two days. Super clean. Lovely couple. Loved that there was pots and pans to cook. All together a great stay.

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend & I had a nice long weekend at Knob Hill Ranch this past weekend. Our plan was to relax & check out Joshua Tree Nat'al Park. However the weekend ended up being more than what we initially planned. It was so much better. First of all, the guest house was very clean, spacious & cozy. It has full kitchen & an outdoor fireplace. Every night, we sat outside & enjoyed the dark starry night & fire burning. Second of all, our horseback riding was more than just a regular 90 min trail ride. With a complimentary 30min riding at their training arena & staying at the ranch, I learned & experienced so much more than I expected. At last, but not least, Natalia & Don are great hosts & instructors. We feel like we made new friends in Yucca Valley & left Knob Hill Ranch feeling rejuvenated.

    March 2014
  • So much better than staying in a hotel! Good value and
    very clean.

    December 2013
  • We had a great time at Knob Hill! Natalia and Don and Barbara made us feel very much at home. The guest house had plenty of room for two couples and an 8 year-old niece who built a hideout/fort in the coat closet with pillows and blankets. Two of us got in a great 90 min. trail ride through some beautiful desert country with Don and our niece had an hour long lesson with Natalia: with no experience our niece learned pretty quickly and painlessly the basics of riding. Natalia is terrific teaching kids. We would certainly love to come back and boost our riding skills as well. If you're there for a Saturday night be sure to go to the restaurant at nearby PioneerTown. Great steaks and great live music. Get there in the afternoon to check out the shops and get a reservation as the place is very popular. Also had time to visit nearby Joshua Tree National Park, saw the watering hole, petroglyphs, thousands of Joshua Trees and plenty of cool rocks and caves. Great place for photography and climbing if you're into that.

    December 2013
  • Natalia & Don have been very kind to us and our friend Valérie, who was celebrating her birthday at the ranch. She could ride a horse as a present ! We had an exceptional stay, the place is bigger and better than what we expected and Natalia & Don make sure you feel like at home. You can even play basketball, which I did !

    May 2013
  • We stayed an extra night because we loved it so much. It's very close to the entrance of Joshua tree park and a perfect base to discover the surrounding. You get your own house with outdoor patio en BBQ right at the edge of the desert.
    If you want you can visit Joshua Tree by horse with them. We didn't go that far because we were with our 6 year old daughter and made a shorter trip. But it was still great. Natalia, Barbara en Don make sure you feel safe and happy on the horse before you leave for the trail. Now, after almost 3 weeks of California, my daughter still thinks that the stay on Knob Hill Ranch was the best of the vacation! And she might just be right!

    Thanks Natalia and Don for making us feel very welcome and at home and for letting us ride your great horses!

    May 2013
  • We had a great time. Natalie and her husband had everything ready for our horses and the guest house had all the comforts of home!

    April 2013
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Knob Hill Ranch is built on 2.7 acres and nestled at the foothills of the Black Rock Mountains. We love to go on trail rides into the Joshua Tree National Park and of course we love to show this beautiful and serene desert to our guests as well. Bring your pets and enjoy a relaxing stay at Knob Hill Ranch.
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