As a busy Landscape Contractor and Designer, I was stressed out with Los Angeles city life. I’ve been in L.A. for almost 30 years and it’s my favorite place to get away from. I sought sanctuary in an amazing corner of the Mojave Desert called Wonder Valley. Finding an original pioneer homestead cabin I transformed it into a personal, private getaway for family and friends and dubbed it my “Witt’s End“.
A home should be a place of refuge, a beautiful nurturing space where stress is lifted, our senses are heightened and comfortable emotions flow freely. Growing up in Hawaii we lived in homes that flowed freely with the outside and were filled with what I call the “natural life force“. The Southwest Deserts have that same wonderful feeling and I wanted it as part of my desert get-away.
Well, everybody was surprised to have an experience that is unlike anything else. Indulgent amenities, breathtaking desert scenery, outdoor living and dining rooms with fireplaces, hot tubs and hammock under the Milky Way, swimming pool with mountain vistas. It was a perfect escape; worry-free, relaxing and very nurturing for relationships.
I couldn’t stop at just one. Now I have 13 escapes ranging in style from rustic to modern. Each is different, yet they all promote wellness, strength, inspiration and a “complete” lifestyle. When guests arrive at Joshua Desert Retreats they feel at home as soon as they walk through the door. “It’s all those personal touches that make the difference” I’m often told.
Joshua Desert Retreats harnesses the desert’s wonderful energy and is a superior experience for a vacation home get away. Come join us!