Photo by Marisa Vitale, courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

From California’s Joshua Tree to New Mexico’s Santa Fe, escape to the desert with one of these cool retreats

Nena Farrell  – November 21, 2019 | Updated December 9, 2019

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Jemez Pueblo, NM

Photo by Marshall Elias of Marshall Elias Photography, courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

Kick back in this custom-built, three-bedroom, four-bath home in Santa Fe. It has just under three acres of land and 360-degree views of the red mountains and canyons of the Jemez Valley. The home’s design includes adobe walls and straw-bale construction, and the property has a sunroom, private well, and separate structure designed for meditation.

Check Out This Listing:  Victoria Markley of Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe 

Asking Price: $349,000

Joshua Tree, CA

Courtesy of TTK Represents

Escape to an original 1950’s mid-century homesteader cabin. The two-bedroom, two-bath home is on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, sitting on a hill with beautiful views of the Mojave Desert down below. Plus, the home comes with a vintage 1960’s trailer, perfect for hosting extra guests.

Check Out This Listing: Chris Menrad of TTK Represents

Asking Price: $415,000

Twentynine Palms, CA

Photo by Marisa Vitale, courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

You might have spotted this home on Instagram as #thatdeserthouse or @casajoshuatree, designed by local artist Lindsay Hollinger who calls Joshua Tree and Los Angeles home. After renovating the space into a high-desert getaway on Airbnb with five acres of privacy, desert and mountain views, and artistic details like the color-blocked mural on the exterior, the three-bedroom, two-bath home is now on the market.

Check Out This Listing: Jasmine Farrow of Sotheby’s International Realty 

Asking Price: $285,000 

Pioneertown, CA

Photo by Sheldon Cowles, courtesy of Cherie Miller & Associates

Enjoy your own five acres in Pioneertown in this one-bedroom, one-bath home. The surrounding rock formations and panoramic desert views give the cozy abode major curb appeal, while giving you plenty of privacy.

Check Out This Listing: Madelaine LaVoie of Cherie Miller & Associates  

Asking Price: $379,000

Santa Fe, NM

Photo by Martin Wright, courtesy of Coldwell Banker Santa Fe

This Pueblo Revival-style home in Santa Fe has beautiful Southwestern interior design features, from brick floors to the beehive fireplace to beamed ceilings throughout the majority of the home. The three-bed, one-bath home has a large family room, an open galley kitchen, and a bonus room that is perfect for an art studio.

Check Out This Listing: Sarah Magrath of Coldwell Banker Santa Fe 

Asking Price: $415,000