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Knotty Pony Chalet, directly on Park Border

SuperhostJoshua Tree, California, United States
Entire house hosted by Miriam
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Sparkling clean
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Miriam is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Knotty Pony sits directly on the North Boundary Wilderness area of JT National Park, on seven private acres of mature trees. Dark night skies, boulder views and long valley views. Novice and advanced hiking, and rock scrambles just outside the door. Wifi, cable, and Netflix provided along with a full kitchen and laundry. Six-person spa is professionally maintained between each guest. Artisan craft vibe, Tuft and Needle beds, hundreds of LPs, Wolf stove, laundry, two full bathrooms.

The space
Built in the seventies, The Knotty Pony is a big friendly house with an open floor plan, original 20' beamed ceilings and tons of warm wood. Appointed with restored vintage modern, new, and custom furniture pieces, the decor is finished off with craft objects and tribal rugs. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms comfortably accommodate up to six people. The master bedroom/bath suite is equipped with a king bed, large closets plus tub and shower. The two upstairs bedrooms respectively sport a queen bed and two twins (which can be pushed together with a topper to make a king): the upstairs bathroom also has a tub and shower.
Experience pristine hikes and park scenery without ever getting in the car...simply step outside the door and walk the 50 or so paces that will take you onto the critter trails that crisscross the nearby roadless parkland. But back inside Knotty Pony, there're lots of diversions and comforts. Mini-splits quietly and cleanly heat and cool each zone of the house for comfort regardless of season. Cable TV in the mezzanine hang-out lounge, and for audiophiles, the acoustics in this wood house are so perfect that we just had to install a turntable backed up with an eclectic sampling of vinyl. Lounge in the professionally maintained six person hot tub and look out onto the rocks of the park or the dark night skies. Books, board games, cookbooks, an assortment of basic spices, and good cookware and appliances (Jen Air oven, a dishwasher, Wolf gas stove) speak to a range of interests. The generous 9' dining table is a great place to spread out and work on a project or enjoy a communal meal.

Because it it such a roomy property, it might be tempting to invite the gang out for a bash, and although we love a good party, please refrain from having one at this location as we need to keep the property in A+ condition for guests seeking quality space and quiet enjoyment.

Comfort, livability, and cleanliness are super important to us. Our annual return guests include writers and musicians who have used this house to hole up in for months at a time for immersive creative retreats, and snowbirds looking for a warmer version of home. Please inquire about longer stays as we happily slide the scale as the number of weeks/months increase!

Guest access
Guests have exclusive access to the entire home and 7 acres.

Other things to note
Please note that this is a sensitive conservation area so events, pets, drones, and fireworks are prohibited.
Knotty Pony sits directly on the North Boundary Wilderness area of JT National Park, on seven private acres of mature trees. Dark night skies, boulder views and long valley views. Novice and advanced hiking, and rock scrambles just outside the door. Wifi, cable, and Netflix provided along with a full kitchen and laundry. Six-person spa is professionally maintained between each guest. Artisan craft vibe, Tuft and Need…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Cable TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace
TV
Dryer
Hangers

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Joshua Tree, California, United States

As the name implies, the "Panorama Heights" neighborhood is known for it's sweeping valley views and is very quiet due to the fact that the area is still relatively undeveloped. Since Knotty Pony is against the National Park boundary, the home is best suited for enjoyments such as for hiking without driving, and contemplating dark night skies.
As the name implies, the "Panorama Heights" neighborhood is known for it's sweeping valley views and is very quiet due to the fact that the area is still relatively undeveloped. Since Knotty Pony is against th…

Hosted by Miriam

Joined in July 2010
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Country mouse, city mouse...can't decide which I'd rather be. But in Joshua Tree, there's no need to choose! The area offers an eclectic mix of urban and down home: my aim is to offer the best of both worlds in the three luxe cabins which stole my heart with their secluded wilderness settings or sweeping views. By trade I'm an LA based set designer with an addiction to contemporary art, modernist design, handmade craft objects, vintage furnishings and everything in between. My goal is to have guests experience my homes on a personal level as if they were their own, and to provide a comfy base for life in our special desert doing all of the things that I enjoy: hiking, stargazing, soaking in the tub or sun, stepping out for some live music, enjoying home cooked meals, watching movies, prowling second hand stores, working remotely via internet or just staring out the window to watch the light changing on the hills. In my twelve years of hosting I've met some amazing folks from all points of the globe who I now call friends. Their repeat visits and referrals have been so gratifying.
Country mouse, city mouse...can't decide which I'd rather be. But in Joshua Tree, there's no need to choose! The area offers an eclectic mix of urban and down home: my aim is to of…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events