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Wonder Valley + Panorama = Wonderama Ranch

Bedrooms Studio
Space 74 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin On Fenced 5 Acres Offers Gothic & Majestic Mojave Vistas & Cozy Comfort

Wonder Valley + Panorama = Wonderama Ranch!

Recently renovated, the Wonderama Ranch offers visitors exceptional comfort in a Gothic desert setting with majestic wide open vistas. Fenced and on 5 Acres, the homestead is close to town and shopping and just 10 minutes away from the Joshua Tree National Park North Entrance. NEW: The cabin now has unlimited internet via Mojave Wifi. You can choose to disconnect, but you don't have to.

The homestead cabin is exceptionally cozy and features a king size bed that is new and super comfortable. Every detail of the cabin has been placed with an eye for comfort, functionality, and design. The kitchen is well equipped with a coffee maker, microwave, and dishware. Make spaghetti or BBQ your protein of choice. Satellite TV, a DVD player, and WiFi ensure your connectivity.

Outside there is an extra large patio area with a table and chairs and two lounge chairs. There is also a side porch with a table and two chairs. Both are perfect areas to relax, sip wine and watch the desert light. Sunsets are a full on theatrical event here. The cabin is enclosed from the street by gated fence. Also on this 5-acre parcel is a fire pit for your night time storytelling - stargazing pleasure.

If the cabin is available on the dates that you want, you can go ahead and instantly book it online, even if you are booking with your well-behaved pet friends (no extra fee).

The Wonderama Ranch is perfect for a romantic weekend for two or the solo traveler looking for sweet and quiet solitude.

Wander on out to Wonder Valley and get your awe back on.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeffrey Perry
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jeffrey Perry

My name is Jeffrey Perry and I am the manager of the Encanto Cabin and the recently renovated Wonderama Ranch (2015). I've always been a big fan of the high desert and have been coming out here since the 70's. I have remodeled many popular vacation cabins – notably the Sapphire Ranch and Cabin 51. In early 2013, I was approached by Dana Desselle, another big fan of the high desert and the owner of DesertLand, to remodel the Encanto Cabin. The old homestead cabin was in sad shape, just a falling down uninhabitable heap really, but the potential of the setting was obvious. The renovation road was winding as remodels tend to be, but we are quite proud of the resulting cabin and everyone who sees it concurs – it is simple and comfortable and the setting is simply stunning.

Jeffrey Perry purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jeffrey Perry chose Wonder Valley

The owner of DesertLand loves Wonder Valley. This part of the high desert is so pristine and the Wonderama Ranch setting is superior in depth and wide angle scope. The light changes dramatically on the landscape and it is VERY hypnotic.

What makes this cabin unique

The quiet hush of the desert. The brilliant sky. An opportunity to unplug and be human and WONDER....


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Wonder Valley

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full closet in bathroom
  • Bathroom is very clean and big and has a full closet for visitors to store their wardrobe and suitcases in.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Very comfortable new king size (eastern) bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Enjoy trolling around the Mojave seeing the old desert homesteads built in the late 50's.


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Wonder Valley + Panorama = Wonderama Ranch
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Peaceful Solitude

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about Wonderama Ranch. It is wonderfully located, just a few minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, yet isolated enough to have peace away from the tourist hordes. The kitchen is fully stocked, so cooking was easy, and there was plenty of space for my dog to roam and lay in the sun. If you choose to bring your pet, you should know the yard is entirely fenced so there is no danger of coyotes entering the yard. There were zero problems with water pressure or temp, and the bathroom has plenty of space. The bed was SUPER comfortable, and the place has plenty of extra blankets and pillows. We had a lovely stay, and fully recommend.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, quaint, off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in one of these properties and it was perfect, as always. Super quiet, dark, tons of sky. If you are looking for an isolated spot in the desert to build a fire and enjoy some solitude, this is the place.

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet with a beautiful view -- exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly the winter weekend getaway we were hoping for. A well-cared for cabin with modern furnishings. Perfect for two. We advise arriving before dark as you will travel down an empty dirt road with spotty cell service (adventure!). Middle-of-nowhere in the best possible way. 20 minute drive to the north entrance of the park, more like 40 to the west entrance. We didn't go to any restaurants; the cabin had everything needed to cook simple meals. Thank you for opening your home to strangers.

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape

  • 5 of 5

2nd stay and again the place was great!!!

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway for you and the pups

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time celebrating our 20th anniversary together at this wonderful getaway. You are far from others around you and have fabulous panoramic views. The sunrises are beautiful and the night sky is full of stars. The property is completely fenced and secure so if you bring your pups with you they will be safe as long as they are not super tiny. The house is great and has a heater and A/C. There is even a separate heater in the bathroom which is great!

The kitchen had everything you would need for cooking and had an awesome retro feel to it. We loved how the place was decorated. There was even a fire pit outside that was stocked with wood and a starter log.

All said, we can’t wait to go back and plan on staying here next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Desert Property

  • 5 of 5

This property was as advertised and more! They did a beautiful job turning this desert shack into a well appointed, quaint little hideway! Had everything we needed including all regular household items, cooking supplies, bottled water, charcoal, firewood, and air conditioning! Will be back here again!

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Just 10 minutes away from the Joshua Tree National Park North Entrance. Close to the towns of 29 Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley. The sweet and sleepy desert town of 29 Palms has shopping, the 29 Palms Inn, a casino, site seeing and a great little museum.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Wonder Valley

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$96.09

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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