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

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

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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