Top 10 warm-weather Thanksgiving getaways

Take away all the food, family, and football, and what is Thanksgiving, really? Four full days. We suggest you use them wisely––and warmly

Mojave Sands Motel
Photo by Jen Siska

2. Mojave Sands Motel

Does the thought of candied yams and the Detroit Lions put you in a preholiday stupor? Hide away at the Mojave Sands Motel, an eco-chic desert refuge near California's Joshua Tree National Park, where your custom-designed suite comes with a vintage vinyl collection and the walls are insulated with recycled denim. Each of the five rooms features original artwork (some by owner-sculptor-photographer Blake Simpson) plus a private patio, perfect for taking your morning Stumptown espresso. From $200; 2-night minimum; mojavesands.com

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