Early Arrival Guide

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Have some time before Check-in Time? Here's what we suggest:

THE ESSENTIALS

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Convene your group at the Frontier Cafe 

A great group meeting spot, as there's plenty of seating, fast wifi, and great food options. Snagging an outdoor table makes for great people-watching.  Some of our favorite shops are directly adjacent, which gives folks plenty to do. 

This is the easiest spot to pick up a bag of our locally roasted coffee beans from Joshua Tree Coffee Company

Insider tips: 

  • For breakfast, the egg sandwich.
  • For lunch, the BLT or their salads are always great.
  • For dessert: LEMON BARS (they often sell out!)
     

Open Daily 7am - 7pm • 55844 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA


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Pick up groceries


There are two main grocery stores on your way to the Ranch. 

1) Stater Bros. is the best choice for larger quantities and bulk buys. 

 6am-11pm57075 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

2) Vons is a great choice for organic selection, and fancier (it's a relative term) fare.
 6am-12am •57590 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Bonus: Kasa Market is the local Mexican market. The locals go for their great butcher counter, with pre-marinated cuts and fresh salsa. 
8am-8pm 56089 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

 

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 Grab your firewood

Fires are certainly allowed on non-windy days. Circle K is directly on your way up Old Woman Springs. This is convenient because it's open 24 hours. 
Open Daily 24 hours • 6940 Old Woman Springs Rd Yucca Valley, CA, US, 92284


EASY HIKES/ RAMBLES

Nothing too strenuous, these are great for getting out and stretching your legs.

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

On the way into Yucca Valley , stop off at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.  There's a series of lovely shaded walks, much on boardwalks above the marsh. Free admission. 

Open Sunrise to Sundown • 11055 East Dr, Morongo Valley, CA 92256

 

Black Rock Canyon (Joshua Tree National Park) 


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This is a separate entrance to the Park, on your way into the town of Yucca Valley.

9678 Black Rock Canyon Rd, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

  • We recommend the 2.5 hour Panorama Loop (detailed guide).
  • Free admission to access this part of the park, which makes it an easy casual stop-off. 
 
Jenna Yee