The A-frame in Whitewater, California, is an architectural gem located between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park.
Travelers seeking unique and cozy stays in the California desert have a new spot to check out. Foxden Hospitality, the husband and wife duo behind the striking Joshua Tree Country Club and quirky and super luxurious Desert Dog House, have recently completed the latest addition to their growing portfolio of one-of-a-kind rental homes, and it is just as architecturally stunning as the rest.
Whitewater Cabin sits on five acres outside Palm Springs in the quaint town of Whitewater. What makes the property stand out among the area's desert landscape, often dotted by very modern and sleek constructions, is its classic A-frame log cabin design, more in sync with places such as the Rockies or the Blue Ridge Mountains. The one-bedroom home was built with hand–carved cedar timbers imported from Canada's British Columbia but ideally blends in within its striking golden-hued surroundings and the San Jacinto Mountains in the background.
"Whitewater Cabin transports guests to another place and time, where nature reigns supreme, and the living is easy," Brookelyn Fox, founder of Foxden Hospitality, said in a press release shared with Travel + Leisure.
The open-concept two-story layout boasts oversized windows letting in plenty of sunlight and allowing travelers to admire the expansive views from any room. A flight of stairs leads to the main bedroom, anchored by a king-size bed draped in breezy linens and featuring a dedicated workspace. The rustic-chic bathroom has a clawfoot soaking bathtub next to a beautiful mural of the sky.
Rattan baskets, leather seating, gray upholstery, and ample wood accents in an earthy palette decorate the downstairs living room. Another cool — and functional — design element: a vintage record player.
The serene outdoor patio is the ideal spot for a morning yoga session, while the nearby fire pit is perfect for post-dinner drinks and stargazing. And if it's not too chilly, travelers can take a nap or read a book in the hammock or take a dip in the private plunge pool.
The home is set amid 2,850 acres of scenic Joshua Tree–adjacent wilderness, a short walk away from refreshing wading pools and hiking trails.
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