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Seattle
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Rancho Rincon, which was perfect for our family of four. Carrie, the Innkeeper, was very hospitable at check-in. Everything in the house was fine. There is a lovely view from the porch and the house is close to the National Park entrance. We'd stay there again!

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I traveled with our 2 year old daughter and two dogs to Rancho Rincon, one of the private homes managed by the Desert Lily. We could not have been happier with our stay - the place was tasteful, clean and more than comfortable for our family. The kitchen had everything you need, even a french press, and...

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Placerville, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Peaceful place with warm interiors. Delicious breakfast. Lovely and helpful hostess. Conveniently located close to the Park entrance and the town. Nice library of local guide books. Comfortable common area with fireplace.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at night and were able to relax by the fire with a glass of wine and a little snack. The room was comfortable and charming. Breakfast was gourmet and fueled us for a long hike. The location is convenient to Joshua Tree "downtown" as well as the national park. We wished we had been able to stay longer...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Rancho Rincon, a mini hacienda that is part of the desert lily B and B. The cabin is beautiful, tastefully decorated and comfortable, firm bed, well equipped kitchen and with terrific views. Quiet. The B and B was also beautiful with lovely garden. Carrie has great taste. Would definitely stay here again.

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Yay!! Thanks for that lovely review of Rancho Rincon and The Desert Lily. So happy you had a beautiful stay and shared it here!!! I hope to see you again soon. Happy spring!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved the Desert Lily. Our 2 night stay left us longing for more. The room was clean and comfortable. The property was well kept and delightfully landscaped. Breakfast was excellent. Carrie was an excellent host. Highly recommended!

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Jim, thank you for the awesome review!! It was such a pleasure meeting you =o) I hope to see you again, but until then, Happy travels!!

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed several days at the Desert Lily and totally enjoyed our experience. We were greeted by a welcome sign on the door of the main house and a welcome letter that directed us to our room. The public areas of the main house are very comfortable and we enjoyed spending our downtime there. Our room was a bit small,...

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide such great feedback! I really appreciate it. I hope you'll visit again sometime. Happy spring!!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

An exceptional B&B hidden away in the desert just outside Joshua Tree National Park. Our friendly hostess (Carrie) greeted us warmly and served a gourmet breakfast. Only three rooms available, so plan well ahead. You have to drive over unpaved roads for about quarter mile. A bit bumpy but no real problem!

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

I appreciate your business - and the great review =o) I hope you'll visit again someday!!

San Jose, California
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is a long overdue review. We stayed 3 nights in Desert Lily during our last Thanksgiving holiday and we absolutely loved it. Location is perfect since very close to Joshua Tree NP main entrance. You just need to drive slowly on the unpaved road and everything will be fine. Desert Lily is really a peaceful retreat and it felt...

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at the Desert Lily and for the wonderful review! Thanksgiving was a magical night - I'm so happy to have shared it with you guys!! I hope you'll be back one day.

Encinitas, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We longed for a change of scenery and weather ; we got it all in comfort at The Desert Lily! We had the smallest but cozy room # 3: inspite of unusual low temperatures we were very comfortable and enjoyed great views! The living room had nooks for reading and a great fireplace! Each morning started with a just prepared...

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Yay!! So glad to hear about your experience at The Desert Lily!! I appreciate your wonderful review and hope to host you again soon! Happy New Year!!!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An intimate Bed and Breakfast and Desert Vacation Rental Retreat in the Joshua Tree Highlands. Two artist-embellished guest rooms with private baths and individual entryways from the covered patio, each with a private sitting room / library set away from the B&B Adobe into the desert landscape. Three-course gourmet breakfast served on the patio or in the newly remodeled great room of the main residence, where freshly baked cookies can always be found. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Lily

Address: P. O. Box 139, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-0139
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Desert Lily Hotel Joshua Tree
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