Top Amazing Joshua Tree Glamping Spots

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Joshua Tree in California is a popular destination for its unique landscape of jagged mountains, open desert, and crazy-looking trees like something out of Dr Seuss. The Joshua Tree National Park is where the high Mojave Desert meets the low Colorado Desert. People flock to this area not only for nature, solitude and incredible starry skies but for various music festivals including the iconic Coachella.

Whether you’re traveling to the area for a festival or for quality time with mother earth, Joshua Tree Glamping is the best way to experience it. There are many unique glamping options including tipis, Joshua Tree yurts, earth domes, glamping tents, and even boats! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Joshua Tree Glamping spots for you to check out. Remember to book as soon as possible as slots fill up fast.

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Before we get to the list of top Joshua Tree glamping sites, let’s go over a few things you can see and do in the area. Of course, you have loads of outdoor activities including rock climbing, hiking and cycling, and 4x4ing plus a ton of fun festivals. A few things you’ll want to put on your to do list are Hidden Valley, Cholla Cactus Garden, Keys View, Arch Rock, Cap Rock, Slab City and 49 Palms Canyon Trail.

If you’re looking for some great guided experiences try out Goat Hiking with stunning views of the Mojavi desert. You could also book a unique Hot Springs Sunset Experience for two. If you want to do you own hot spring adventure, Thousand Palms Oasis in the Coachella Valley Preserve is a unique place to enjoy a picnic and wander the surrounding trails. It’s situated right on the San Andreas Fault line and ringed by tall palm trees.

Not surprisingly, Joshua Tree has a great community of outdoor enthusiasts. So if you’re not in search of complete solitude you’ll likely make some new friends in one of these amazing glamorous Joshua Tree Glamping spots or while out exploring the unique natural beauty of the area.

Now, let’s get to the list!


Our List of Top Joshua Tree Glamping Spots

Joshua Tree Glamping at Area 55 Futuro House

Location: J0shua Tree

Best for: Couples, solo

Joshua Tree Glamping at Area 55 Futuro House
Joshua Tree Glamping at Area 55 Futuro House
Joshua Tree Glamping at Area 55 Futuro House
Joshua Tree Glamping at Area 55 Futuro House

This is a truly off-the-grid glamping excursion. For the ultimate Glamping experience, an original Futuro House has been restored! There are only 85 in the globe, 19 in the United States, and only one where you may spend the night, and that is the AREA 55 Glamping tour experience in Joshua Tree, California!

Recent guest reviews:

“The UFO house was a dream! We had a fabulous stay!! Ronald was super helpful when we texted him with a question. Don’t miss your chance to stay in this awesome one-of-a-kind Airbnb.”


JTLYC Set-Sail. Stargazing Pool Deck Tiki Fun

Location: Seven miles from downtown Joshua Tree

Best for: Couple, unique accommodation

JTLYC Set-Sail. Stargazing Pool Deck Tiki Fun view of boat and hot tub wat sunset
Credit: Airbnb
Credit: Airbnb

This very unique Joshua Tree Land Yacht Club glamping site provides the thrill of a boating lifestyle without leaving the safety and comfort of solid ground. Yep, your accommodation is an actual boat! But not just any boat. This vessel has a retro decor with a cozy bedroom, tiki lounge with sofa and record player, a mini fridge and a coffee pot.

The outdoor area is just as fun and quirky with an open-air “sharky” shower and real bathroom, boat deck with a seasonal “Tiki Pool”, and kitchenette with gas BBQ, dining area and fire-pit. It’s a perfect place for a fun and romantic getaway close to Joshua Tree National Park.

Recent guest reviews:

“Michele really created an amazing space to escape from the busy city and feel like you are in a unique and fun space! I took my fiance for his 38th birthday and he loved it! There were unexpected high winds that occurred, but we still had a blast and used the Tiki Room during those high winds. The solar lighting she created is absolutely beautiful at night and the themed outhouse, shower, tiki room and boat were so amazing and creative! It was an unforgettable trip and Michele was awesome! I’ve already recommended this place to some of my friends and colleagues. We hope to be back someday but maybe in the spring this time so we can use the pool! :)”


Moon Camp: An off-Grid Joshua Tree Glamping Retreat

Location: Yucca Valley

Best for: Family, small group

Moon Camp: an off-Grid Joshua Tree Glamping Retreat view of building at night with stars
Moon Camp: An off-Grid Joshua Tree Glamping Retreat
Moon Camp: an off-Grid Joshua Tree Glamping Retreat view of inside with bed, kitchen and couch
Moon Camp: An off-Grid Joshua Tree Glamping Retreat

Leave the routine of dusty cities and appreciate the off-grid glamping experience that this Moon Camp accommodation has to offer. This unique eco-friendly location is powered by solar panels entirely. It offers its guests a spacious outdoor area where you may watch marvelous sunsets from your private hammock. You can enjoy a barbeque with friends and family or take stargazing to a whole new level with the Telescope provided.

With the main dome house, cozy guest house, and a newly renovated lounge shipping container, Moon Camp is intended for 6 guests who may enjoy the comfort of 5 separate beds and 2 bathrooms. The off-grid atmosphere of Moon Camp does not require the entire denial of the benefits of civilization. Moon Camp has Wi-Fi, 55“ TV, an equipped kitchen and even, and mini-split A/C. This glamping experience is perfect for friends and family getaways for those who are looking for the freedom and relaxation of an off-grid lifestyle.

Recent guest reviews:

“Moon Camp was amazing! My boys enjoyed doing their zoom and showing their friends the incredible scenery. We hiked the Ryan Mountain Trail which was only a few minutes drive. Shopping is so convenient for those few items we missed. The camp had everything we needed and the details/decorations seriously amazed me. We played board games, made s’mores in the campfire, did some star gazing and made popcorn on the stove. Truly much needed for my soul. Communication was so easy as our host were always attentive and made sure everything ran smooth. I wish I could just move in! -Scorpio ♏️”


The Land Yacht – Joshua Tree Glamping

Location: Panorama Heights, Joshua Tree

Best for: Couple or family with small kids

Credit: Airbnb The Land Yacht – Joshua Tree Glamping
Credit: Airbnb The Land Yacht – Joshua Tree Glamping

Located at one of the most spectacular areas of Joshua Tree, Land Yacht is not just one more Airstream setup. Here you may enjoy the wilderness of majestic untouched nature and the ultimate privacy of a glamping getaway without the need to share facilities with anyone. This location is also unique. You might get the ultimate sensation of being lost at an undiscovered land. But it would take you only several minutes’ drive to get to the Joshua Tree`s downtown center and the National Park main entrance.

The Airstream itself has a Queen Bed sleeping area and a kitchen with a fridge and dining area. The additional 2 bunk beds make the Land Yacht a perfect location for a couple with small kids or a group of up to 4 people who don’t mind close quarters. During the summer period, you may also enjoy the large stock tank pool with a powerful filter and a built-in pump. 

Recent guest reviews:

“This is a unique place and should be experienced if you’re in the area. But be aware, it’s more glamping than five star hotel glamour, so you need to be comfortable staying in a fairly remote location and be okay with the wildlife around you. You will hear small animals around the Air Streamer at night. But I loved waking up to the sun light in the morning and having my morning coffee on the patio with nobody else around. So peaceful. And Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneertown and even Palm Springs are within easy access from the property.”


Airstream in Joshua Tree with Cabin and Hot Tub

Location: Joshua Tree

Best for: Couple

Airstream in Joshua Tree with Cabin and Hot Tub
Airstream in Joshua Tree with Cabin and Hot Tub
Airstream in Joshua Tree with Cabin and Hot Tub
Airstream in Joshua Tree with Cabin and Hot Tub

A boho haven situated against a stunning desert environment. Grill and eat al fresco on the covered terrace, then relax in the hot tub and air streamer. Here, hours in the sun are limitless. Inside, the California vibes extend with a calm yet refined décor that makes the space seem like home. Two distinct units, each having two bedrooms, a kitchen, and living space, make up the vacation. There’s plenty of space for your entire team!

Recent guest reviews:

“This house was amazing for our 2 families with young children. So wonderful to have 2 kitchens and seperate but adjacent space. Beautiful compound with windows, art, and furnishings that compliment the desert landscape. Very comfortable beds. So many different spaces to hang out in and dine in sun or shade, inside or out. There are many private but fluid vignettes. We loved the pool, hot tub, and fire pit. We didn’t spend as much time time climbing in Joshua tree as we had planned because we just wanted to lounge around the spacious property!”


Hidden Passage Guest Ranch

Location: Morongo Valley

Best for: Couple

Hidden Passage Guest Ranch
Hidden Passage Guest Ranch

What do we lack so much in dusty big cities? Wide-open spaces, untouched nature, relaxation, and privacy of course. This AirCottage offers you the ultimate glamping experience. A combination of a romantic getaway at a desert oasis and the comfort of all the necessary conveniences. So after breathtaking hiking, horseback riding, relaxing yoga or stargazing, you are free to use a community pool with filtered water.

Though Hidden Passage makes you feel the ultimate thrill of discovering the heart of the desert, it is conveniently located next to Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, and Pioneertown. The cell service is completely unavailable in the Canyon granting you a chance for an off-grid getaway, the accommodation offers a strong and stable Wi-Fi for your comfort and safety

Recent guest reviews:

“Awesome spot!! We had such a wonderful stay. Our air cottage was spacious, clean, wonderfully decorated—the bed was so comfortable and even had a heating pad so really warm and cozy for the cold desert nights. The stars were so beautiful every night, and the outdoor shower and bath was awesome. We loved it, thank you so much Diane and team!!”


Busway to Heaven Joshua Tree Glamping Bus

Location: 4 miles from downtown Joshua Tree

Best for: Couple

Credit: Airbnb Busway to Heaven Joshua Tree Glamping Bus
Credit: Airbnb Busway to Heaven Joshua Tree Glamping Bus

Hop on this vintage 1975 BlueBird bus that will take you away from the routine and stress to the freedom and fun of wilderness. This is not just one more transformed bus: this campervan has its own name – Zoe – and a history being at different periods a school bus, a hangout facility for two adventurous entertainers, and even a recording studio.

Now Zoe is a welcoming glamping facility that offers a Queen bed, equipped kitchen, and air conditioning. So if you are looking for an ultimate no-frills glamping experience at Joshua Tree, Zoe`s simple yet sufficient equipment, fence-separated private area, and private deserted location might be your perfect romantic or private getaway.

Recent guest reviews:

“Great place to stay! Very close to town (but not too close), WiFi worked great, the outdoor shower and private yard was awesome, and the bus was fun to experience. This is a great place for those looking to stay in an unusual but beautiful way.”


28 Palms Ranch Stargazing Yurt

Location: Twentynine Palms

Best for: Couple, small family

28 Palms Ranch Stargazing Yurt view of outside with shower and tables and truck
28 Palms Ranch Stargazing Yurt
28 Palms Ranch Stargazing Yurt view of inside from bed with door and skylight
28 Palms Ranch Stargazing Yurt

Located just 20-min away from the North entrance of Joshua Tree national park, this yurt is an ultimate natural observatory. It is perfect for stargazing, meditations, or moon-bathing. This authentic Mongolian Yurt has a private heated shower, composting toilet, BBQ with sink, and fire pit. This makes it an ultimate glamping experience that combines unity with nature with essential comfort facilities. 

The Toono – an open window in the roof turns this yurt into a private observatory inspiring you to wonder and experience the mysteries of the Universe. Also, the yurt has no wi-fi or television making it perfect for those who wish to escape the buzz of the modern world, unite with nature and each other. The yurt is built and equipped for stargazing, marshmallow roasting at a campfire, and observing the wildlife and beauties of nature. This makes it a perfect educational and bonding experience for small families or companies of close friends. 

Recent guest reviews:

“You probably wouldn’t stay anywhere else after visiting Erin’s place near JT National Park. It’s located perfectly were you are close enough everything yet far enough for a quiet escape. Check in was smooth, property clean. There are solar lights provided for each Yurt but I’m happy we bought extra. Theres a picnic table and prepping area with a sink outside ..if you are a cooking type of group…I’d suggest bringing an additional table. I’m happy we brought table linens as well. Theres a sink inside of the Yury which was a bonus. Bed super comfy. just an all around amazing stay. Thank you Erin!”