Are you looking to plan a fun trip to take your mind off things this year? If so, Pioneertown, California, is the perfect location. Hop in the car and head on down to the Pioneertown Motel!
The Pioneertown Motel is the epitome of the American West. Located in the Morongo Basin’s High Desert, this motel is a prime location (roughly 125 miles outside Los Angeles and only 12 miles from Joshua Tree National Park) for those looking to explore, take a step off of the beaten path, and enjoy a different kind of vacation.
You never know what might happen when you arrive in Pioneertown. The area’s unique spirit attracts people from all over the world, and there’s something for everyone here. Whether you want to take in a show, stargaze, or enjoy some time around a fire, you’ve got plenty of options.
The stunning desert scenery, alone, is reason enough to check out Pioneertown and book a stay at the Pioneertown Motel. The desert is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, from jackrabbits and bighorn sheep to Joshua trees and gorgeous wildflowers. You’ll find lots of healing minerals and rare gems here, too. Let’s not forget, legend also has it that a river of gold runs underground!
While you’re here, you must enjoy an outdoor drink or meal (or both) at the newly reopened and restored Red Dog Saloon. Open Thursday through Monday from 4 pm to 10 pm, this is the perfect spot to grab a snack or tasty meal while enjoying the stunning scenery.
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People flocked to Pioneertown to experience the mythic “American West” — an ad-hoc fantasy built by Hollywood to enforce the hard-won values of the American ethos: simplicity, ruggedness and individualism. This was the West of western literature, art, movies and of people's shared, but imagined, memories. The "Code of the West" was an unwritten, socially agreed upon set of informal laws shaping the cowboy culture of the Old West, and involved a simple set of ethics where good always conquered evil, and where ordinary men could stand as heroes. This concept trickled down into the “rural California mystique” — the holy grail that unites all Californian wanderers, hippies, cowboys and Harley-riders alike. They are all searching for the authentic experience of land and self. Armed in natural materials — leather, buckskin, cotton and denim — it is a move against industrialism, technology and the disembodied future and towards notions of self-reliant philosophy, the pursuit of sensory inundation and affirmation and communion with nature.. with a cocktail 🥃 Join us @reddogpioneertown
There are plenty of other things to do in the desert while you’re visiting Pioneertown. Go hiking through Joshua Tree National Park or Pioneertown Mountains Preserve, take in some live music at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, or check out the various local stores for antiques, vintage clothing, and home goods.
Are you ready to experience all that Pioneertown has to offer? If so, you can book a room online today.