Polina Sova

Pioneertown Motel

with Polina Sova www.polinasova.com
  • Where:Pioneertown, California

  • Why:To see what all the fuss is about.

  • When:4th of July weekend 2018.

  • Who:My own private ranger.

Highs & Lows

  • Staying at the Pioneertown Motel is like staying in an old western movie. Dude, where’s my horse?

  • The desert is magical, one of the only places I’ve been that is completely silent. Sunrises and sunsets are jaw dropping. And at night, a dome of stars will keep you entertained.

  • We went in July, when it’s freaking roasting HAWT between 10am and 5pm. So if you’re clever, plan to be out and about from before sunrise until it gets to the searing point, then go hug the AC and nap until it cools down at around 6pm. Plan lots of inside time.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Motel

  • Vibe

    19th century wester, yeehaw.

  • Location

    2.5 hour drive from LA, in the high desert of Yucca Valley, next to Joshua Tree.

  • Rooms

    17

  • Music

    Enjoy the silence.

  • Year Opened

    Originally in 1946 then reopened in 2015.

  • Designed By

    Established in 1946, by Roy Rogers and restored by Mike and Matthew French, alongside Casey Keasler for interior design in 2015.

  • Pool/Gym

    Nah, trek in the desert.

  • Restaurant

    Nah, but Puppy & Harriets is 100m away.

  • Bar

    Ditto.

  • Minibar

    Water, essnetial.

  • Wifi

    Yessir.

  • Children

    Sure, why not.

  • Price

    Starts at $180.

Jaw dropping views for as far as the eye can see. Go for the sunset.

Keys View

Keys View, California, USA

Jaw dropping views for as far as the eye can see. Go for the sunset.

Super vibes eatery and bar. You know that Rock & Roll Western dive bar every city in the world tries to recreate, well it’s Pappy & Harriet’s.

Pappy & Harriet’s

53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268

Super vibes eatery and bar. You know that Rock & Roll Western dive bar every city in the world tries to recreate, well it’s Pappy & Harriet’s.

This diner is something out of a Tarantino movie, such a striking old school atmosphere and great prices

C&S diner

55795 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, USA

This diner is something out of a Tarantino movie, such a striking old school atmosphere and great prices

Pioneertown Motel

Pioneertown Motel, Curtis Road, Pioneertown, CA, USA

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