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Airbnb: Purple Peaks, Twentynine Palms 🔮

Airbnb: Purple Peaks, Twentynine Palms 🔮

Hi! It’s been a while since I made a new post. Since March, I went through a lot of life changes, which I plan on going over in detail in a separate post. But for right now I want to talk about my recent trip to Twentynine Palms for my first anniversary trip with Brendan :)

He surprised me to this Airbnb called Purple Peaks, which not to my knowledge was planned months in advance. It was difficult finding the place on the first night because I got there at night and had to drive through dirt desert roads with no streetlights. It’s in a semi-secluded space quite of a bit away from any neighbors fenced in with two separate glamp tents, buses, an outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen, and places to rest and chill.

Aquarius tent at Purple Peaks in Twentynine Palms

Aquarius tent at Purple Peaks in Twentynine Palms

 

I’ve gone to Twentynin Palms once before for a glamping trip. This experience was similar, however the biggest difference were the unique buses they had displayed for decorative use. Although you cannot go inside, they are a perfect background for photos ops, ESPECIALLY during sunset. The sunsets there are amazing, and matched with the warm nights make it perfection. My photos don’t do the view justice, and this is an experience everyone should try at least once in their life. I was fortunate to come here on our anniversary because it felt very romantic and serene. Being surprised with rose petals and candles upon going into the tent was a very nice touch, which the Airbnb host was very much willing to help Brendan in planning that. :)

 
Red bus at Purple Peaks, great background for photo opps!

Red bus at Purple Peaks, great background for photo opps!

Purple Peaks outdoor kitchen

Purple Peaks outdoor kitchen

 

Being here for the weekend was a great chance to get away from the stresses of everyday life. It gave me an opportunity to be away from technology and recharge myself. I think Max enjoyed the space as well. He was able to explore a new setting and chase all the lizards and crickets to his heart’s content.

 
Max enjoying the sunset

Max enjoying the sunset

 

One of the best parts of this trip was being able to bring Max without worrying he would stray too far away. I mentioned before that this place was fenced in, and it’s great for two main things: not having to be surprised by any potential onlookers curious to see the space and allowing your dog to roam freely without worry. My favorite times to be there were from sunset to around early morning, before 10AM. This is because, obviously, the desert heat can be overbearing during high noon to late afternoon. And since I was with my Husky, with plenty to ice and shade for him to chill in, I didn’t want him to be stressed from the hot weather, so from noon to sunset, we went to the shopping plaza nearby, which is approximately a quick 20 minute drive. There was a Petco and Home Depot, so most of our afternoons were spent shopping there in the cool AC with Max :)

 
The closest neighbors you’ll have. In the mornings, you can hear the roosters and occasionally the horses too :)

The closest neighbors you’ll have. In the mornings, you can hear the roosters and occasionally the horses too :)

Didn’t notice the little speck of dirt on my lens til after a few shots later :/ lol

Didn’t notice the little speck of dirt on my lens til after a few shots later :/ lol

 

In addition to it being my second time at Twentynine palms, it was also my second time glamping. Similar to camping, glamping is a type of camping without the typical inundations of “real” camping e.g. not having running water or digging a hole up to use the bathroom lol. While we didn’t actually have active plumbing, there was a huge water tank with plenty of water for us to shower, wash our hands, wash dishes, etc. While there was only a port-a-potty, it was actually fine because it was just me and B, and it’s cleaned everyday. Although, for the first night, we did have neighbors in the other tent, but luckily they were clean and considerate.

Purple Peaks outdoor shower

Purple Peaks outdoor shower

Inside the outdoor shower complete with shower essentials

Inside the outdoor shower complete with shower essentials

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The inside of our tent was also just as beautiful as the environment surrounding it. Our host, who is coincidentally also named Mary, had a lot of Joshua Tree and horoscope related books for us. The decoration of everything inside (and out) was really nice and well thought out.

Inside of the Aquarius tent, complete with bed and other bedroom essentials

Inside of the Aquarius tent, complete with bed and other bedroom essentials

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Max was very cozy sleeping in here during the cold desert nights

Max was very cozy sleeping in here during the cold desert nights

 
The road on our way back home

The road on our way back home

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Overall, I had a wonderful time and would definitely go again, but maybe during the Fall when it isn’t so hot. If you don’t mind being in the outdoors, this is definitely a beautiful spot to check out.

After leaving Purple Peaks, we venture off to other destinations in and around Joshua Tree, which I will be talking more about in my next post! ♡

Have you ever camped in a desert before? Any camping plans this Summer? Brendan and I have a bit more places we’d like to explore before this Summer ends. Share your thought in the comments! ♡

Salvation Mountain, Noah Purifoy's Art Museum, & the Ghost Town Bombay Beach 🔮

Salvation Mountain, Noah Purifoy's Art Museum, & the Ghost Town Bombay Beach 🔮

Saying "Yes To" Natural Beauty

Saying "Yes To" Natural Beauty