Original Pipes Canyon Cottage from 1957 in Pioneertown with a Private Pool, Perfect for a Weekend Getaway

Cottage in Pioneertown, CA

4 guests • 3 bedrooms • 3 beds


This accommodation is a historic Pipes Canyon icon perched on the brink of untouched wilderness amidst enchantingly weathered boulders in Pioneertown. This 2-bed mid-century cabin on 5 acres has a sweeping flagstone patio overlooking a sprawling terrazzo tiled pool & spa. This intimate canvas of contemporary living is meticulously curated for those who appreciate the elegance of design & many seating areas that allow you to move w/ the sun.

Joshua Tree --> 15 Min
Pappy & Harriet's --> 3 Min

This meticulously restored 1957 home boasts the only original butterfly roof in Pioneertown. Constructed with the assistance of lifelong neighbors and remodeled down to the studs in 2023, this iconic residence seamlessly blends mid-century style with California modernism, enriched by a touch of Scandinavian hygge comforts and desert flair. The interiors offer a unique experience in textures, high design, and unparalleled comfort, delivering a cozy embrace on the edge of a high desert western expanse.

The Horse Around "canyon" feels like your own corner of Joshua Tree National Park – just for you to explore. The custom-designed, semi-in-ground pool & spa was designed to emerge from the desert landscape, surrounded by three-story walls of boulders, for an unparalleled sensory floating experience.

► 2 spacious bedrooms w/ patios; king beds
► Additional sleeping space in office w/ day bed
► 2 bathrooms w/ premium body products
► 5 acres of boulders to explore
► SmartTV, record player & large living room
► Heated in-ground pool & spa w/ Concrete Collaborative terrazzo & Fireclay tile
(additional fee for heating pool in Oct, Nov, Dec, March, & April)
► Fully equipped kitchen, imported terrazzo + custom built cabinetry
► Outdoor dining area w/ propane BBQ
► Washer & dryer w/ supplies
► Books, games, original artwork by photographer Steven Clouse
► Floor-to-ceiling windows w/ dramatic sunrise & sunset views
► Outdoor fire-pit & lounge chairs
► Pet friendly
► Tesla charger
► Starlink Internet for remote work + entertainment
► 3-minute drive to Pioneertown + Pappy & Harriets
► Professionally hosted by Homestead Modern™

This home includes:
- Full-time, local support team
- Locally roasted coffee & pantry essentials
- Parachute towels & linens and Public Goods natural body products
- Concierge-like support to help you unplug, unwind, & engage with the High Desert

With over 5K reviews and a 4.95 rating, we are dedicated to providing elevated accommodations, unique services and personalized support during your stay - just as you would find in a boutique hotel. **


Embracing hygge modern design, each bedroom features birch closets, natural hand-woven rugs, and inviting extra seating nooks. Positioned for optimal views, the bedrooms offer glimpses of boulders, buttes, picturesque pink sunrises, and the mesmerizing night sky from the comfort of solid oak beds.

Adorning the walls, original artwork by Los Angeles-based photographer Steven Clouse complements custom horse wallpaper, adding a touch of western flair. Step outside to your private patio from each bedroom and indulge in the tranquil surroundings. Premium linens from Parachute ensure a luxurious and restful sleep.

◎Primary bedroom: King-size bed + patio access + ensuite bathroom
◎Bedroom 2: King-size bed + patio access
◎Additional Sleeping Areas: Day bed in office + extra pillows & linens

✓Pack n Play, roll away bed, or air mattress provided upon request


One bathroom is ensuite, while the other is located next to the guest bedroom. The primary bathroom offers a unique experience with a floor-to-ceiling window in the shower, providing a private oasis to immerse yourself in nature as you bathe.

◎Bathroom 1: Ensuite to the primary bedroom w/ shower
◎Bathroom 2: Adjacent to guest bedroom w/ shower

✓Essential toiletries provided, including Public Goods shampoo, conditioner, & body wash
✓Hair Dryer
✓Fresh Parachute Towels
✓Washer & dryer + supplies


The custom-designed kitchen at Horse Around was meticulously crafted by local artisans Fire on the Mesa. The kitchen boasts white oak aesthetics enhanced with imported terrazzo by British designer Max Lamb. Fully equipped for culinary endeavors, this kitchen provides a seamless blend of functionality and breathtaking views.

Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining room’s tulip dining table is set for 6, enclosed by the warmth of white birch and illuminated by a cloud chandelier. A captivating oversized picture window brings the desert landscape to your dining experience, bathing guests in sunlight and showcasing artworks by contemporary western oil painter Connor Liljestrom.

✔ Modern stainless steel appliances, gas stove
✔ Blender, mixer, microwave + dishwasher
✔ Terrazzo is a unique large aggregate & Greenguard Gold certified
✔ Fable dinnerware & fully stocked cabinets
✔ Cooking oil, salt, pepper and a selection of unique spices
✔ Drip + French press coffee makers + free locally roasted coffee
✔ Ziploc, tin foil, & food storage options
✔ Propane BBQ grill &tools

✔ Breakfast bar seating made by Eric Trine + Amigo Modern
✔ Indoor dining table; seating for 6
✔ Outdoor dining table; seating for 8

Unwind in the open living room, nestled beneath wood-paneled ceilings adorned with original exposed beams. The space is thoughtfully curated with found textural pieces displayed on custom-built bookshelves by Fire on the Mesa.

For those requiring a serene workspace, the additional office space is situated at the base of the boulders and draws inspiration from the modern clean lines and soft desert textures of Australian architecture. The custom-designed desk offers a commanding view of the sweeping desert landscape, allowing you to observe quail running by as you tackle emails or enjoy a moment of repose on the mid-century modern day bed.

✔ Smart TV in the living room with seating for 6
✔ Artwork by American artist, Kevin Chupik
✔ Pendant lamp from Rejuvenation
✔ Books | Games l Record Player
✔ Private office w/ day bed + desk

The outdoor spaces are intentionally integrated into the natural desert landscape.

Guests are welcomed to Horse Around w/ a San Pedro cactus garden next to ancient Joshua Trees and piles of boulders. The original water tower remains alongside a second water tower, both now decommissioned but the duo have served as visual markers in Pipes Canyon for decades.

The BBQ, pool, and covered outdoor lounge area make it an idyllic setting for days spent in the sun. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and relaxing options that capture the majestic views. Just above the pool is a patio and a propane fire-pit area surrounded by native plants.

✔ Heated spa & pool w/ cover overlooking the desert (pool heated at additional fee in cooler months)
✔ Propane fire-pit
✔ Outdoor sofas + sun loungers
✔ Lanterns to assist w/ exploration of the area
✔ Outdoor dining w/ propane BBQ


Visitors come to the High Desert for its unique landscape, culture, and recreational opportunities, as well as for the weather - hot and dry summers and mild winters at our high altitude. Joshua Tree and the communities surrounding the Joshua Tree National Park include Flamingo Heights, Pioneertown, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Landers. You’ll be close to all the action at Horse Around. Some of our favorite options available to you:

–Joshua Tree National Park: 800,000 acres of mystical beauty - Joshua Tree National Park is one of the world’s most incredible natural desert treasures. Sweeping, grand in scale and populated by granite monoliths and voluptuous rock and boulder formations. This quiet land, conducive to meditation and roaming, was carved by extremes in climate - wind, rain and an ever-present, relentless sun. Diverse forms of plant life are found everywhere, but none as unique or prevalent as the park’s namesake: the Joshua tree, standing majestically across the vast topography.

–Pioneertown: Step back in time to this rustic Old West-style village. Wander through the historic buildings, visit unique shops, catch a live music performance at Pappy & Harriets, and experience the Wild West charm.

• The Integratron: New age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.

Everything at your fingertips and more, when you book with us today!


Parking is available for four vehicles and a Tesla charger is available.

This cottage is equipped with Starlink high-speed internet, heating, and air conditioning.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the home or the area in general. We hope to welcome you soon!

You will have the entire house and property to yourself. Only registered guests are allowed, unless specifically agreed upon during the booking process.

While we encourage taking walks on the Horse Around property, please do not wander into our neighbor's backyards in the surrounding area as you will be trespassing on private property.


Pipes Canyon, a neighborhood within Pioneertown, is one of the most unique communities in the High Desert. It sits amidst a breathtaking tableau of the craggy mountains and flat-top buttes that make up Pioneertown Mountain Preserve, which offers excellent hiking and exploring options.

Pioneertown is located within a short drive of many restaurants, shops, and things to do. The West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park is 20 minutes away by car, but you’ll also want to enjoy these area highlights:

• Yucca Valley (10-minute drive) - Convenient stop for chain stores and local eateries, like Carla's Route 62 Diner and C & S Coffee Shop.

• Joshua Tree Village - Quirky strip of boutiques and restaurants, including Coyote Corner, Space Cowboy Books, and the rustic Joshua Tree Saloon.

• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (25-minute drive) - As far from a stuffy gallery as you can imagine, this outdoor sculpture garden contains a unique collection of folk-art.

• The Integratron (25-minute drive) - New age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.

• Palm Springs (45-minute drive) - Artsy town known for vintage shopping, art galleries, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

• Mt. San Jacinto State Park (90-minute drive) - Expansive, hilly landscape with foot and horseback trails surrounding 10,834-foot Mount San Jacinto.

Of course, let’s not forget about the essentials. Everything you need is within close driving distance:
• Closest supermarket: Vons (13-minute drive)
• Closest pharmacy: Rite Aid Pharmacy (13-minute drive)
• Closest gas station: Sinclair (9-minute drive)

This is a remote location down dirt roads, so please take it slow. While a car is required to get around, a four wheel drive car is not, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain.

• DOGS: Your dog is welcome and there is a one-time fee of $100. Please alert us in advance. Max of 2 dogs. No other types of animals are authorized.

• CELL SERVICE: Cell phone service availability and quality in the high desert varies by service provider. This is particularly true in the more remote areas of Joshua Tree, Pipes Canyon, and Pioneertown. Please be prepared by enabling wifi calling or downloading a VOIP program.

• EVENTS & COMMERCIAL PHOTOSHOOTS: These are not permitted without prior approval, applicable permit and additional fees.

•POOL: Heating for our in-ground pool and integrated hot tub is included in your rental, except for the cooler season. Should you wish to have the pool heated during that time, please notify us in advance of your arrival as there will be a supplemental charge per day for this service due to high fuel costs in this area. Note: Only one, the pool or the spa can heat at the same time. Pricing is as follows-

October and April - $200/night to heat pool
November, December, & March - $300/night to heat pool

No jumping, diving, running or rough play near the pool and hot tub area. No glass can be around the pool and hot tub, there are plastic cups in the kitchen to be used outside. Please mind the quiet hours (no loud noises after 10pm). No intoxicated persons may use the pool or hot tub. NO LIFEGUARD WILL BE ON DUTY - YOU SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

• ROAD CONDITIONS: Many roads are dirt, so please take it slow. A four wheel drive car is not required, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain

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Features and services


  • 2 King-size beds

  • 1 Sofa bed

Most popular features

  • Pets allowed

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Private Kitchen

  • National Park

  • Heating

  • Private Outdoor pool

  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Air conditioning

  • Microwave

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Wildlife watching

  • Desert

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Pioneertown, California

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Scenic views
  • Joshua Tree National Park
    9 miles straight-line distance
    14 kilometers straight-line distance

  • Desert

Activities near Pioneertown
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Wildlife watching

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  • Check-in: From 03:00 PM

  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

House rules

  • Pets allowed
    Extra charge

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • No open fires

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