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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I spent 2 nights here and loved it. Away from the main part of town so the stars were visible - weather permitting - and it was quiet and secluded. It was great that the hotel is only a few mile drive to the park entrance as well. The owner was not in while we were there, but...

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El Cerrito, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carrie has created a cozy space with everything we need for a comfortable stay. We appreciate the dark skies, the desert views and peacefulness. We have been coming here for years and are already looking forward to our next visit!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Wonderful accommodations and outstanding breakfasts. I loved the quaintness of being able to get to know the other guests. Carrie was a wonderful host. If we find ourselves in Joshua Tree again, we would definitely stay at the Desert Lily.

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Thank you for the terrific review of The Desert Lily! I hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 17, 2016

This place is friendly & relaxing. Great breakfasts mark this place out as special too. Nicely off the beaten track but only 10 mins to the town or park. It feels like you are right in the desert - 'cos you are!

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Such a pleasure hosting you =o) Thanks for the wonderful review!

Countryside, Illinois
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Great place in a convenient location. The star gazing was amazing and the cabins are very quaint, clean and nicely decorated. I would recommend for a weekend getaway if you want to be near town and Joshua Tree.

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Thanks for the great review of The Desert Lily!

Kalamazoo's
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Charming spot and location. Hostess was lovely and accommodating. Shared the bunkhouse with 5 people. I would suggest less people to share this house, for example: if you are attending a wedding there is only one shower! Otherwise, highly recommend. Would return!!

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Thanks for the excellent review of The Desert Lily!! I hope to see you again soon =o)

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Sited on a hillside above the valley, the B&B treated us to wonderful sunrises and sunsets, and a nighttime dome of stars to marvel. The rooms, decor and amenities matched the unique quality of Joshua Tree Nat'l Park. Laura's breakfasts were generous works of art, and her knowledge of the Park and surrounding areas enriched our visit immensely. We will...

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Yay!! Thank you so much for the wonderful review of the Desert Lily! Can't wait to see you again!!

Saratoga, California
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Lovely place, totally OK for a couple or 2 people who can share the same bed. The convertible sofa is terrible so I would not recommend anyone to sleep in it if over 10 years old. I would add the breakfast in the price. As we are asked to let the place clean before leaving I believe it would be...

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Oh no! The sofa's really that bad, huh? I'm sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know, I'll see what I can do, but damn it! That's like a $3,000 sofa! I mean, it should be comfortable, right??? Sheesh. Legally, I can only provide breakfast for guests who stay in the B&B (it's a permit restraint). Each self-catering cabin is...

Toronto
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Directions were clear - take the road less-traveled up the hill. Turn left and there you are - in a beautiful, off-the-beaten track respite from the road. Beautiful views, great stars, warm hospitality, great breakfast. The room isn't huge - but who cares - the desert view is out your window, and the exquisite, enchanting garden beckons.

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Yay!! Thank you for that! I should hire you to write the text for my website! Please come see me again soon!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Joshua Tree
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Desert Lily Hotel Joshua Tree
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“We stayed in a cabin”
 of 5 bubbles DP4646, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
“The room is small but comfortable. Use the common room to hang out ”
 of 5 bubbles Simisully, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are very quiet and the night sky if beyond description...!!”
 of 5 bubbles hgenekoch, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“If you like solitude, Casa Rosita is perfect but you will miss out on the breakfast at the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles 209reneeh, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Corner room smallest, best view if sitting outside. Middle room prettiy, nosier if all rooms full. 'Cricket' room largest, tub/shower combo.”
 of 5 bubbles valf162, May 28, 2016 | Read review
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