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the Log Cabin in the Desert

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the Log Cabin in the Desert

2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Sparkling clean
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Marcus is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Enjoy unmatched solitude within the Sand to Snow National Monument just down the road from the 2,851 acre Whitewater Preserve which is gateway to the San Gorgonio Wilderness Backcountry. There is a long road to ride your bike or go for a jog, you can also focus on some nature photography or study some rare birds in the nearby oasis.
* Please note: there was a flood on 2/14/19. The road to the cabin is perfect. There is no problem reaching the cabin. The road to the nature preserve is closed.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch,1 air mattress



211 reviews
Derek User Profile
September 2019
This place is absolutely amazing. Waking up with a full view of the mountains (on all sides) is breathtaking. Also - that tub does wonders. We can’t wait to come back.
Jason User Profile
September 2019
This was my first experience with Airbnb and I have to imagine it’s going to be extremely difficult to top. I booked this stay to celebrate my new fiancé’s birthday and the serenity that we experienced in the cabin was absolutely amazing. There is so much careful thought that was…
James User Profile
August 2019
We loved this cute cabin. The perfect quiet getaway - took a hike out the back - explored Topanga - It was better than expected..
Jonathan User Profile
August 2019
This is a great place to get away from it all yet also close enough to drive into town for a little nightlife. I felt adventurous and was able to just dive into my books this weekend.
Alison User Profile
August 2019
Great find! The craftsmanship of this cabin is incredible. The winds are pretty strong in this part of the desert, especially at night, but this place could probably withstand a tornado. It was 115 degrees in Palm Springs during our stay, but the temp is quite nice after the sun…
Ryan User Profile
July 2019
This log cabin in the desert is an amazingly beautiful and relaxing space. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised with the hospitable and mellow environment. We very much recommend this house if you are looking for a quiet get away in the desert. Both the house and the amenities…
Mark User Profile
July 2019
I was looking to get away from the city for a bit of r&r and this place surely delivered. Quiet, secluded and very clean. Definitely looking to stay here again in the future.

Hosted by Marcus

White Water, CAJoined in November 2012
Marcus User Profile
212 Reviews
1 Reference
Marcus is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Marcus - the property owner- lives in another house 1000 ft behind log cabin in the old Indian village and is available to answer on-site questions. He is the executive director of White Water Canyon Earth & Biological Sciences - semi-retired from the movie industry in LA and…
Interaction with guests
Let Co-Host Danny know if you'd like to hang out or check out some of the more 'off the beaten track' things to do during your visit.
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 93%
Response time: within a few hours
Always communicate through AirbnbTo protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Marcus’s place.
Patty, Danny and Chris help host.

The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 11AM
Self check-in with keypad
After 3PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events