A Weekend in an Airstream at Joshua Tree Acres
Second time glamping, first time in an airstream.
Joshua Tree Acres consists of a handful of beautifully decorated airstreams on a plot of land, just 20 minutes from a real human interaction. You have the choice to be social with others who are staying on the property or you can just isolate yourself in your airstream, use the communal areas when no one else is there, and pretend that no one else exists. It’s really up to you. Luckily for us, we had a rad group of people staying while we were there and made some new friends by the end of the trip. By the way, have you ever heard of the card game ‘threes’? It’s quite addicting.
I discovered Joshua Tree Acres on Instagram, which is honestly where I find half of our destinations. With just a two-hour drive from LA, Joshua Tree is quickly becoming my go-to for weekend getaways. It’s quiet, close and mysterious. “What the hell do you do there?” is the typical response whenever we tell people we’re headed there. Our answer, “as little or as much as you want.”
Joshua Tree Acres is gated, has a daily cleaning crew that makes sure the property stays fresh, and each airstream is equipped with all your necessities. All you need is yourself, your boo, food, camera, and slippers. Check-in is easy, with a lockbox and code. However, the team (Andrew, Joseph, and Justine) are available to help if needed.
While the first night we stayed at Joshua Tree Acres consisted of strong winds, the Merchant on the Road Airstream never rocked and I slept like an absolute baby throughout the night. I loved how cozy the airstream felt and I was in love with the curation by the mother/daughter duo of Merchant Modern. The mid-century modern and Moroccan touches screamed photo opportunity in every corner. It’s also an inspiration for my next bedroom update. Despite being out in the middle of the desert, there is Wifi on the property so you can work as needed.
We spent our two nights in pure bliss and for me to actually enjoy glamping is a miracle. I’m not a huge outdoors person; I love zip lining, horseback riding, hiking and all the activities. But, if you’re asking me to camp and sleep outside in the wild, it’s a hard pass. I felt extremely comfortable, safe and had the best time at Joshua Tree Acres, and highly recommend that everyone visit for a weekend. The vibes are great and you’ll feel so refreshed after your stay.
Tip: travel without having to stop by the market. Have your groceries delivered either the night before or the morning of your trip with Milk & Eggs. Love their healthy and organic selections and their snacks are perfect for road trips.
Thank you to our amazing hosts for having us! We plan on being back and staying at the other airstreams on the property later this year.