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St-Andre-d'Argenteuil, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed three wonderful days in Joshua Tree . We stayed at Desert Lily and were delighted with the facilities .The room (nb 3) was very comfortable and clean. The yard was fantastic with all the cacti in bloom. Carie, the owner , is an excellent host and also a great cook . We had very nice breakfasts talking with...

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with me and the excellent review of The Desert Lily! I'm glad you got to experience the desert in bloom! Happy and safe travels to you!

Coolum Beach, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at the Desert Lily for 3 nights on my way back to Australia. It was excellent in all respects. It felt like home immediately I arrived with Carrie being the perfect host. Breakfasts were delightful in relaxed setting. Highly recommended.

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks for the love! You were great fun! Can't wait until your next visit - we will have adventures by "the sea"!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location is perfect. Close to the park. It's very quiet and restful. Carrie is a wonderful hostess and her breakfasts are the best - a great way to start a day of hiking. She's very familiar with hiking and points of interest, so be sure to ask. The rooms are a little on the small side, but perfectly adequate...

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks for another wonderful visit! I appreciate the great review! I guess we'll have to light the fire and share a bottle of wine for visit number three!! Take good care, until next time!

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us stayed for three nights to explore the desert (for which "Desert Lily" is very well situated) and really enjoyed it. Whilst the bedrooms are small they are very well provisioned and the property is beautifully set in spacious gardens up a dirt (graded) road, outside the town. The desert views are stupendous, as is the light. The...

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you so much, David, for the terrific review! Your business means a lot to me, and I appreciate you taking the time to recommend my place to other travelers. I enjoyed getting to know you guys a bit. I hope to see you again soon!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Desert Lily is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body. Tucked away just far enough from the city that the stars and moon greet you as soon as the sun sets. Casa Rosita is romantic and well equipped, we even found an acoustic guitar in the home and extra blankets and pillows that fit nicely on...

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you for the beautifully written review of Casa Rosita! I'm so happy you felt at home here for your romantic getaway. Lovely! Please visit again soon!

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the beautiful gardens especially in the morning and evening after a full day at Joshua Tree National Park. Living room with tea and cookies a great place to hang out. Breakfast wonderful. A special place!

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thank you, Elaine!

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in Joshua Tree, in no small part to Desert Lily. Everything is as advertised & photographed. Setting is incredible, location is great for access to JTNP, and Carrie makes it very special. Her style is funky but not junky and her breakfasts are amazing! Hope to be back here someday soon!

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review of The Desert Lily, Anita. It was a real pleasure meeting you both - thanks too for the inspiration - watch for the video!!

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than we expected and we would definitely stay there again! We loved that it was close to the park and we could do several hikes in a couple days. We felt like there was a lot of room to relax and we appreciated the free wifi.

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

I'm happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the excellent review!

Oakland, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a real home away from home. Clean, cozy, comfortable with incredible views from every room. It was just out of town and we loved returning "home" after being out hiking and exploring. The host was very responsive friendly and professional

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DesertLily11, Owner at Desert Lily, responded to this review

I love that you felt so at home here! That makes me very happy =o) I appreciate you staying at the Lily and the wonderful review.

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carrie provided us with a wonderful experience at her home in the desert. It's such a special place, really set up to enjoy! The first night we made ourselves a fire and breathed in that chilly desert air, wrapping ourselves in some blankets, we made ourselves hot chocolate and played guitar (all provided by our host) and sang. We woke...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience at the Lily! Yay!! You guys were so fun, I can't wait for you to come back!!

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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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“There are only 3 rooms. I believe that room 1 is the largest.”
ruthf418, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms the same.”
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“We stayed in a cabin”
DP4646, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The room is small but comfortable. Use the common room to hang out ”
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“The rooms are very quiet and the night sky if beyond description...!!”
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