Innkeeper Carrie Yeager

A friend recently asked me, “How did you get so lucky?” I still get a huge smile on my face and feel my heart soar when I think about answering that question. It’s a good story. We all have a good story. The details are in the living of it — the adventures; the surprises; the striving; and maybe, most importantly, the sharing.

I’ve taken a road less traveled, full of adventures and experiences all leading me to my home, Joshua Tree: Rugged and remote, surreal and soulful. It is a collection of artists, musicians, writers, hippies, dropouts, activists, free spirits, and nature lovers. People passing through or sticking around a while, still writing their life story; searching, exploring, connecting, and sharing.

I welcome you to this magical place — to my home — where I hope we can spend some time together and share our stories.

Listen to Carrie’s interview with Sherry Borzo of BlogTalkRadio!

With its spectacular panoramic views, The Desert Lily is a peaceful and delight-filled place to experience all that this high desert wonderland has to offer.
The B&B is surrounded by desert foliage and creatures of all descriptions. Be warned: stay away from cacti, but be sure to listen for the music of coyotes and to observe the quail families, lizards, jackrabbits, tortoises and other creatures that call this desert home. Watch the rising sun softly color the mountains and sky in a pink and orange glowing light. Invisibly, the desert wind picks up. It interacts and magically brings the sculpture garden to life… each sculpture’s distinctive movement mirrors the shifting nature of the wind and environment. Admire the hummingbirds flitting and swooping about in their desert garden that is surprisingly lush and fragrant when full of springtime blossoms.
Depending on when you are here, spend your evening gazing at the brilliant starry sky or bathe in the intense desert moonlight that turns night to day. A beautiful wall of adobe and bottles surround a cozy firepit where you can snuggle up around a fire on cool evenings.You may want to curl up in the hammock and dream of other worlds, or sip port beside a fire in the great room. The weather in the high desert is cooler than in Palm Springs, only 40 miles away in the low desert. Fall is delightful with warm days and cool evenings. Winter is a wonderful time to do outdoor activities that might be too strenuous for very warm days. The spring season is glorious with the desert bloom. And… the sun is almost always shining.
Hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding are extraordinary experiences in this rock-strewn, mountainous desert landscape. Find suggestions about the most interesting places to visit, including a magnificent orchid farm; Pioneertown that was built by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry for making those old time westerns; Artist Noah Purifoy’s wonderful outdoor sculpture studio; unique area shops and antique stores.
If you would enjoy an amazing desert massage or spa treatment, that too can be arranged. Sound baths are available at the world famous Integratron. And, private or group “Nightsky Narrations” can be arranged on site, as no trip to the desert is complete without spending a few hours gazing at the night sky. We are happy to recommend a selection of local restaurants, as well as direct you to the local music scene.
Each room has an individual entry from the covered patio, private bath, queen-sized bed and has been uniquely decorated to create a relaxed but sophisticated desert experience. There are no televisions or phones, however, you can connect to the Internet using our wireless network. All rooms are non-smoking. 
Gourmet breakfast is served to your patio table (weather permitting) or in the great room of the main residence. Your meal will be as delicious to the eye as it is to your palate. And the freshly baked homemade cookies are not to be missed. Please let us know if you have unique dietary concerns. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, smores kits (with telescoping marshmallow roasting rods!!!), and a selection of wine are always available.

Reach Us

PO Box 139,
Joshua Tree

California, 92252

310-849-7290

Carrie@thedesertlily.com

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