Joshua Tree: Pioneertown Motel
Definitely not your typical 'motel' and just as cool as an airbnb booking. Pioneertown Motel is rustic, western and simplistic, with the feeling you are on an old (and #cuteaf) Hollywood movie set. Check-in at the tiny western house (featured above) where you will be greeted with the friendliest staff and complimentary coffee. Explore the park during the day and post sunset, plan on heading to to Pappy & Harriets Pioneer Palace located in front of the motel. Grub on some BBQ and then sip on a glass of whisky fireside and you will be guaranteed conversation with the most interesting people you will ever meet.
Reservations at Pappy & Harriets are highly encouraged if you have your heart set on 'Finger Licking Good' BBQ!
Some nights they have a band playing so check their schedule before booking your stay with Pioneertown Motel.
The hotel is in high demand throughout the year, so book a few months in advance.
Bring a lot of warm clothes and layers for your stay. The lows range from 37 to 64 degrees the majority of the year with the hottest months being July and August when the lows are generally around 70 degrees.