8 Beautiful and Bookable Desert Dwellings We Spotted on Instagram
Between the clear skies and gorgeous landscape during the day and cooler temperatures and stargazing at night, what’s not to love about a mini summer vacay in the high desert? The stunning spaces below offer up all of the #desertvibes and are totally Instagram-friendly. So pack your bag with blankets, sunscreen, and your best pair of sunglasses, scroll down, and double-tap to book your stay at these desert retreats.
1.El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas ($85+/night): This 21-acre hotel/campsite in western Texas is home to safari tents, teepees, yurts, and renovated trailers that are just as colorful on the inside. Pro tip: Book your stay early in the week if you’re craving peace and quiet (a lot of businesses in Marfa are closed Monday-Wednesday) or make reservations for the latter part of the week if you’re looking to get out and explore the local haunts.
2.The Root Beer Adobe, Tucson, Arizona ($89/night): Originally built in the 1890s, this spacious Arizona adobe is a solid choice for couples, families, and groups. Be sure to check out the eateries within walking distance, and then head over to Saguaro National Park for scenic trails and cactus viewing.
3. Hotel Luna Mystica, Taos, New Mexico ($40+/night): You’ve never seen the stars until you’ve looked at the night sky in New Mexico. Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and starlit campground in the Mesa of Taos. Book a bed or reserve your own trailer for a little rest, relaxation, and a killer view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
4.Casa Panorama, Joshua Tree, California ($81/night): This rustic mid-century house is located right next to Joshua Tree National Park and lodges up to four guests. Don’t miss out the Joshua Tree sunset view from the hot tub.
5.The Shack Attack, Joshua Tree, California ($141/night): This revived 1957 cabin in Joshua Tree may be less than 500 square feet but it contains every amenity you’ll need in the high desert (including a killer vinyl selection). And remote workers/obsessive IGers can rest easy; WiFi is available.
6.Blue Sky Center, New Cuyama, California ($100/night): These pop-up huts are located in the high desert of California’s Central Coast. Each hut is made of steel, plywood frames, and glass windows and doors, so get ready for an unforgettable night under the clear sky. (Photo via Jenna Scatena)
7.Dome in the Desert, Joshua Tree, California ($160/night): The Dome in the Desert is a geodesic dome located near Joshua Tree National Park. The one bedroom/one bathroom space is good for solo travelers or couples and rests on multiple acres, so you can take in all of the high desert views in privacy.
8.Serenity Escape, Joshua Tree, California ($275/night): This modern home in Joshua Tree features panoramic views of Joshua Tree and a fully equipped and stocked kitchen. And get ready to bring your crew because there are two master bedrooms, multiple decks, and an outdoor jacuzzi.
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