There was a once-in-a-century total eclipse that rolled through town in August.
If you are looking for a secluded getaway to do some star gazing we’ve found the place.
Homestead Modern No. 1 an eccentric new BnB in Pioneertown, just a nine-minute walk from Pappy & Harriet’s.
Don’t know Pappy & Harriet’s? It’s the best roadhouse this side of the ‘60s, and this August, Dungen will be stopping by with their brand of psychedelic rock. Come fall, there will be many more great acts — all the more reason to reserve now for later.
It’s all part of the Homestead project, a real-estate concern that builds modish desert shacks for local property owners and then handles the online booking via Airbnb and Home Away.
The corrugated metal exteriors of Homestead No. 1 may look rusty, but the inside is plush and contemporary, with a comfy California king bed and a big-screen LCD TV. The main house is 725 square feet and includes a bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, and a kitchen and living area. There’s also a casita and a converted trailer for two more couples.
There’s a hot tub. There’s a cooling pool. And you can keep an eye on the stars while huddled around the firepit.
Given the heat may hinder outdoor activities like hiking, consider taking a trip to the Integratron — a geodesic structure that envelops you in an immersive “sound bath” — while you’re there.
Nota bene: More units are currently underway, so keep your eyes peeled for more rental options, set to arrive later this year.