Established in 1946 by actors including Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, Pioneertown is California’s ode to eccentricity, a desert landscape and old-Hollywood monument. Like a cactus flower, it’s since blossomed into a community of entrepreneurs and artists. You can saunter down “Mane Street” like the Cisco Kid, hike nearby canyons, commune with alien beings and revel in the wonder of the Mojave. It’s the kind of place where you never know what you’ll find. Or even if you’ll want to leave.
An unforgettable desert adventure. Wake for sunrise yoga, hike Joshua Tree’s otherworldly landscape and gigantic granite boulders. Take a transporting “sound bath” offered by a ufologist, cozy up to bonfire under the stars or catch a show at the local honky-tonk – all while getting personal in a desert community with off-the-grid artists and creatives. Our Pioneertown has something for the cowboy junkies, outdoors lovers and spiritual true believers.
Looking for a quick long weekend with a big impact? Pioneertown and Joshua Tree are a close hop from Los Angeles and the Bay Area, and yet a world away.
The best times are spring (Mar - May) and fall (Oct - Nov) when the skies are sunny and the temperatures moderate.
Couples weekend away? Milestone celebration? Health and wellness escape? Climbing or hiking deep in Joshua Tree? Pioneertown can be the backdrop for it all.
We hang our hats at a cowboy-chic, vintage motel on a 1940s film set in the desert.
The anchor of Pioneertown's "Mane Street" is a desert inn with an Old West style—a perfect match for this movie set of a town. Surrounded by protected lands and flat-top desert mesas, it’s a cowboy-chic tranquil getaway for the star in all of us.
We can plan a custom, private departure for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.
Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.
Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.
We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.
MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.
See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.