My name is Kathrin and I live in Los Angeles with my husband Brian. We both love to travel and enjoy going on spontaneous road trips.
Just lovely all around. Location is fantastic - so quiet and removed but also just a stone's throw from the sweet little town of JT and the park itself. Also, the house itself is immaculate and decorated with rad stuff everywhere (so you might even just have a hard time leaving there). AND... Kathrin was an amazing host, super helpful and couldn't have been nicer. We will be back as soon as humanly possible. Stay there - you will then eventually be then leaving one of these 5-star reviews yourself.
My husband and I booked the dome to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and go to Joshua Tree for the very first time. Not only was our literal experience in the dome amazing, Kathrin and Brian really made our whole trip to the city enriching. They made a guide of restaurants and interesting things around the immediate area but also the desert as a whole so we were able to interact with a lot of different types of things that we might have missed if they hasn't made that guide for us.
The dome has such a relaxing vibe, we enjoyed playing the vintage fortune telling games up in the meditation loft but also going up at night and looking at the stars through the skylight spaces. The bedroom was at the perfect angle where the sunrise fills the room but isn't annoyingly direct. We cooked a pasta dinner in the cute kitchen to enjoy a night in which was awesome. I also loved the stone flooring in the shower that was helpful after a long day of hiking at Joshua Tree National Park.
It was so helpful to be so close to the Park Visitor Center since we hadn't been to there before.
Staying here was absolutely perfect and was a really special way to detach from the speed of our daily lives, get back to nature and experience a city we've always wanted to.
I'm looking forward to booking this again! Thank you for creating this incredible space Kathrin & Brian!
This place is magical. I wanted to stay forever!!! Beautifully appointed and so generous!!! Silent. Luxurious. They have axing taste and everything is in perfect condition. If you get to stay in this beautiful place you are LUCKY!!!!
We stayed here for two nights in February and only wish we could have stayed longer. The dome is beautiful and peaceful, and was sparking clean. We enjoyed sitting outside and looking at the stars. Kathrin was a great host. We want to come back next year!
I spent a week at the Dome in the Desert and I wish it had been a month. I felt entirely at home, as if I were staying at a close friends. It's incredibly comfortable and cozy. The decor is stylish and cute - the pictures are a very accurate representation. Everything has been done thoughtfully: the beds and pillows are super comfortable; the kitchen was perfect, small but with just the things you need. It was cold in Joshua Tree when I was there, but the house never felt very cold, even before lighting the fire. Kathrin is lovely and replied immediately to every text question I had during the week. If you don't know how to use a telescope before you go brush up so you can enjoy it. Oh and it's very clean!
This was my first time staying in Joshua Tree and seriously what an amazing first trip. The dome was so spacious and amazingly well decorated. It had great amenities and we felt very comfortable. Kathrin and Brian also supplied a super helpful list of places to eat and things to do. The biggest thing for us was that they were so helpful. I accidentally left a few clothes in the closet and they were nice enough to send them back to me. I highly highly recommend The dome in the desert to stay!
We had the BEST time at the dome. Everything was decorated to perfection. Every nook and cranny had some vintage or antique curiosity. They thought of pretty much everything from the fortune telling games in the loft to the coffee press in the kitchen and the chairs outdoors to watch the stars.
We could have pretty much come with nothing and they had everything ready for us to have a great weekend. Kathrin is so lovely and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was even helping me via text when we took the wrong turn and ended up down the wrong road.
The wood burning stove was an amazing feature that we enjoyed during the cold nights. They even have a fancy telescope to watch the stars. It was amazing being out there in the quiet where even with the closest neighbor about a block away it was near dead silent at night. This is the perfect place to come relax, get away for a weekend, and enjoy nature with the luxuries of home.
We could not stop talking about how wonderful our stay was, and I cannot wait to come back ASAP! Thank you so much Kathrin & Brian, your home is amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us!
It has been more than a week since we stayed at the dome in the desert, but it couldn't be closer to our thoughts.
The dome is not just a place to stay, it is an experience that you get to keep with you long after you leave. Or, for the fortunate, a rejuvenating place to return to as your dome away from home.
Ixchel & Augustine
We only stayed for a couple of nights but wish we could have spent the whole 2 weeks there!
The Dome is an amazing space in a really good location; in the middle of the desert but still close enough to the cafes and bars of Joshua Tree.
It's really clean and peaceful and we can't wait to go back!
Communication with Kathrin was excellent and the stay was perfect!
The Dome was one of my reasons for visiting Joshua Tree. I guess you can say it's a destination for design lovers. Kathrin and Brian have done an impeccable job with the design and decor. It's bright, clean, bohemian/modern, with incredible views of the sunrise/sunset that leave you feeling like you're in a dream. I can't recommend this experience more!
Kathrin and her friends were pleasant and courteous guests. They were clean, quiet, and respectful of neighbors and things. We enjoyed hosting them very much and recommend them as guests. Hope we have chances to host them again in the future.
They are good communicator.
Kathrin was an excellent guest! Pleasant and tidy, she clearly wanted to be a good guest and was. She's always welcome back!
Kathrin and Brian have created a truly magical setting with their dome in the desert, which they lovingly renovated. I had the great fortune to host a collage workshop there, as well as stay the night as one of their first guests, and didn't want to leave. They were incredibly accommodating, and the environment was lovely. Fire in the fire place, a drink with friends up in the meditation loft after dinner, beautiful vintage books on palm reading to look through, not to mention an amazing view of a desert sunset. Hope to stay there again!