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Sacred Sands
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Every possible facet of our stay at Steve and Scott’s Sacred Sands Resort was beyond exceptional. Seriously – it has been reviewed 78 times on Tripadvisor and EVERY single review is rated as “Excellent” – sounds like perfection to me!

I concur with all the previous reviewers – the rooms are beautifully and tastefully appointed. The private outdoor areas offer stunning views (especially at sunset and night) – either from within the jaccuzi or on the sunning/outdoor bed platform. The breakfasts are delicious, filling, and creative. The grounds work in harmony with the surrounding nature and bring a feeling of serenity. The hosts welcome you into their home and really help to complete the experience.

My wife and I had a truly wonderful time there and can’t wait to go back. You should consider doing the same!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Thanks Scott and Steve for understanding the value of a quiet, elegant lodging experience that kept us comfortable while near the experience of nature. We'd recommend this for anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank paul m
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Cannot describe in words how wonderful this place is. With it being our honeymoon, we wanted somewhere special to stay for a couple of days, and Sacred Sands fit the bill every which way. The space is incredible, the rooms are immaculate, and the outdoor space of each room is terrific. There is even a space where we could both lie down together and watch the sun set between two pillars. Every little detail is taken care off by the owners, right down to being ready with tea or coffee the minute you are ready for it. The breakfast is incredible, and Steve and Scott come and have breakfast with you - it really is perfect and we can't wait to go back. Oh - and we even got to meet the dogs :-)!

Out of our 18 days spent in California, we will remember this place and our stay here for ever. C n J

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jamie F
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Not sure I can add anything that hasn't already been written. It really is as fabulous as it sounds. Perfectly situated quite near the west entrance to the park, up on a hill with a nice view of the town and the mountains in the distance. It's a quick drive to town where there are very good restaurants (Sam's Indian and Pizza is a must). Ask your hosts for recommendations. They are in the know.

As for the retreat, it is stunningly beautiful in every way. Every way you look, it's one amazing thing after another. The breakfasts were to die for, and made especially nice because the hosts joined us. What a wonderful touch. I actually gave up a big hike one day (and I am a hiking fanatic) so I could just hang out there and enjoy the space. I never do that! Now all I do is try to think of a way to go back.

Congratulations to Scott and Steve on an exceptional property, and thank you for your warm hospitality. Truly, this place is sacred.

Room Tip: We had the larger room and the outdoor space was phenomenal, but we also peeked into the smaller roo...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Louise K
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Every detail, from the overall location to the design, to the smallest touches in the rooms of this place is special. The hosts -- Steve and Scott -- have created a wonderful space that they welcome you into with generous hospitality. The outdoor space of each room and the shared outdoor spaces are terrific and the showers are wonderful. We wanted to transport ours home! We were treated to two wonderful breakfasts, including one with Scott's famous mole sauce with some unbelievable number of spices and steps involved in its creation. The second morning, we had a chance to sit and chat with our hosts while they made breakfast and then they joined us for the meal, which was terrific. Steve and Scott are full of ideas about what to do and where to eat and knowledgeable about the entire area. We will absolutely return -- I would love to see the place in each of the four seasons.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank pglesh
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

To begin with, the inn was built by hand by the owners, Scott and Steve. It features spacious rooms, incredible outdoor living space for each room, superior insulation (strawbale walls), and charming details such as the clay rooftile sconces. The grounds are immaculate. The showers are stunningly roomy, stylish, and spotless. The beds are dressed for royalty. Handmade soap, homemade jam (that morning!), fresh-squeezed juice with breakfast, plush towels, private hot tub, an outdoor sleeping option, and no television (!) give visitors a true and welcome escape from all of the stress of the city. Treat yourself, and let Scott and Steve pamper you while giving you privacy, accomodations for special requests (they immediately brought me an ashtray for a quick outdoor smoke), and delicious, fresh food presented at your leisure. It really was a perfect getaway. Thanks, Scott and Steve, and congratulations on carving a stunning bed and breakfast out of the rocky hillside in Joshua Tree!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Joel R
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

We stayed here for two nights in March. We booked the cheaper North room, but were upgraded because of a cancellation. We had a wonderful stay for two nights. The room was beautiful. We especially enjoyed the outdoo jacuzzi with views of the desert. We used it every night and every morning. We liked the bed outside also where we took a nap in the sun on one of the days we were there. I enjoyed the linens which were comfortable and pretty. The breakfasts were fabulous and it was nice that the owners took the time to have breakfast with us one day and then told us about the area. Great suggestions of what to do. Both were very accommodating. Our fridge had been broken and by the next morning it was replaced. They also offered us a bottle of their wine when we inquired about where we might find some wine nearby. The common areas, i.e. dining area was very pretty with great books. The breakfasts were very unique and a labor of love. The owners also providedf us with water and water bottles for our hikes. Very thoughtful. I would come back here any time, but would stay for three nights instead of two. Restaurants in town were so-so. But, one does not come here for the local restaurants.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank danielswiss64
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Additional Information about Sacred Sands

Address: 63155 Quail Springs Road, HC1 Box 1071 A, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92252
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Location: United States > California > Joshua Tree National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Joshua Tree National Park
Price Range: $259 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Sacred Sands Hotel Joshua Tree National Park

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