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.
Our private itineraries to Pioneertown are ideal for groups of four or more—you and friends, families, and multi-generational groups. For groups of six or more, an optional Modern Adventure local guide can be arranged.
Yes, we can help you craft an unforgettable milestone celebration, for groups as large as 40 or more.
Our level of curation and care. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end, with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We also support you each step of the way, with comprehensive trip materials and itineraries, detailed day-by-day options, insider destination info, gear recommendations, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably three to six months in advance. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.
We curate your Modern Adventure to ensure the experiences are authentic and immersive, and included in your trip price. This includes all accommodations, local transport and airport transfers, private travel for all day trips and excursions, private tours with local guides and cultural experts, exclusive VIP access and activities, all breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.
Private Modern Adventures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by time of year, number of people in your group, types of activities you prefer including private local guides and private transfers.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, transportation to your trip’s starting point, hotel incidentals (including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs), and any activities or meals not included in your confirmed MO/AD itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests and preferred style of travel, as well as your preferred travel dates, we will present you with a detailed itinerary including activities, internal flights, transport and accommodations. In order to check and confirm availability for your group, there is a $750 non-refundable deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost.
Your trip is guaranteed—and your dates secured—with a 25% non-refundable deposit. Many of our local partners, including our hotel and resort partners, require advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip is due 30 days prior to travel.