At last #1!

We created the Top Lodging Gems list while sitting in a hot tub under the stars during our stay at Rock Haven Cabin, which met all of the criteria on our list.

Our stay started with one of the warmest welcomes we’ve ever had at any lodge or cabin, followed by our being able to experience Joshua Tree National Park by walking down a path from our cabin. Because Rock Haven Cabin is right next to the park, much of the wildlife came to us. I would have been super excited if the big horn sheep had found their way to our doorstep! They didn’t, but we did see Gambel’s quails, jack rabbits, a Common Chuckwalla, Costa’s Hummingbirds, a coyote and more right from the cabin. And, to our excitement, we heard the coyotes howling at night. Makes me smile every time I think of Rock Haven Cabin.

Each day we left early to head into Joshua Tree National Park and found ourselves wanting to head back early to enjoy the wildlife and solitude that Rock Haven Cabin had to offer.

View more photos from Rock Haven Cabin and Joshua Tree National Park.

Rock Haven Cabin website.

That’s our Top Lodging Gems list! We hope you enjoyed it!

If you ever find yourself looking to stay at any of these Top Lodging Gems, be sure to mention Wallner Photography’s blog. But mostly, we hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did. 

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Have a picture perfect day and safe travels!