- Booking -
How do I book?
Overnight lodging reservations are handled through AirBNB. Please contact us directly if you are interested in booking The Hi Desert Ranch for other purposes, as different restrictions and rates apply.
When we have open dates, the Upper Grounds and Lower Grounds are made available to be rented separately as standalone properties:
My group just booked, what's next? First off, wonderful! We're delighted to have you! Our Guest FAQs has more information, including suggested packing list. We will also supply to your Group Leader additional information to pass along to you, including our Insider's Guide to Joshua Tree.
Can we check in early? We keep to our 4pm check-in as our maintenance and cleaning services rely on the allocated time block between guest bookings for their scheduling.
However, based on availability, you certainly can reserve a portion of the Hi Desert Ranch (for example, the Upper Grounds only) for the day prior. This is especially helpful if a portion of your group would prefer to arrive earlier for set-up.
Can we check out later? We do keep to our 11am check-out as our maintenance and cleaning services rely on the allocated time block between guest bookings for their scheduling.
However, based on availability, you certainly can reserve a portion of the Hi Desert Ranch (for example, the Upper Grounds only) for the day after, which would give you much more flexibility to check out at your leisure.
- Connectivity -
How the cell phone service? Signal is strong for major service providers.
Do you have WIFI?: Yes, wifi is provided. We are on rural internet, which means that it is (most often) steady and reliable, if occasionally a bit slow when congested. Two people can certainly Skype on their separate laptops simultaneously. 20 people certainly could not.
Inclement weather will sometimes cause interruption. Overall, it's serviceable for web-browsing, social-media-ing, Google Doc-ing, and non-simultaneous media streaming. If you are relying on 100% reliable high-speed Internet, we strongly advise bringing a personal hot spot.