Rancho Rockotillo - Breakfast in the Boulders

Whether you’re a rock scrambler, a trail rambler, or just want to soak up the vibes of our peaceful desert paradise, Rancho Rockotillo will soothe your soul. Original Joshua Tree homesteaders believed that the more giant rocks and boulders on their property, the greater the desireability – and our newly restored, cool, cozy 50’s homestead cabin sits steps away from some of the most towering, beautiful boulders bordering Joshua Tree National Park. Perfect vacation destination for your artist retreat, romantic getaway or longer rental!  We've got Rocks, we've got Ocotillo...hence the name, Rancho Rockotillo!

Acres to roam, hiking trails right outside the door, and of course stunning visuals including ocotillo, pine, eucalyptus, juniper, fruit and Joshua Trees as well as jackrabbits, tortoises, chuckwallas, coyotes, bobcats, bighorn sheep and yes, even the occasional glimpse of a mountain lion, all combine for the true desert experience.  Rancho Rockotillo is about 1/2 mile from the national park's west entrance, and 5 minutes from the vibrant Joshua Tree Village cafe, art gallery, farmers market and nightlife scene. The music of the wind playing through the canyons, along with our living soundtrack provided by doves, quail, owls, ravens, hawks, hummingbirds and singing coyotes, will relax and inspire, making Rancho Rockotillo your ideal short or long term artist or writers retreat, as well as a romantic oasis for couples.   And the starry night sky must be seen to be believed – the Milky Way in all its majesty, and if you time it right, spectacular all night meteor showers to take your breath away!

We’ve waited almost 20 years from when we first settled in to renew the original homestead cabin on our property and to invite you, our very special guests, to come share and enjoy your own memorable time in rural Joshua Tree.  

We hope you’ll  visit our Joshua Tree haven soon, and make it your high desert homestead away from home!

You can book your stay with us through Airbnb or Vrbo...your choice!

Thank you,

Laurie & Curt