Desert Escape at the folly collection

"Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light" - Joyce Carol Oates

The Folly House

Joshua Tree, a sleepy town of less than 10,000, is home to one of the most stunning high desert national parks offering surreal rock formations, animal life, breathtaking sunsets and star gazing that is beyond magical. The desert has been a favorite of old Hollywood and musicians for years. 

We stayed at Folly Collection, a tiny minimalist architectural hideout off a remote dirt road. The first visual of this secluded retreat, designed by architect Malek Alqadi of Cohesion Studio, took my breath away. The desert is so vast and, yet, this tiny home made of steel and glass immediately grounded me to the place and moment I was in.  While the interior design is simple and chic, the natural beauty of its surroundings seen from within Folly House is truly magical. The desert nights are dark and quiet, but promise stargazing like you’ve never seen before, awakening your senses and connecting you to the earth. For travelers who are looking to feel grounded, inspired and rejuvinated by serene natural surroundings, Folly Collection is a must. 

What not to miss:  Integratron- a world famous sound bath that is the fusion of art, science and magic. A geomagnetic vortex in the Mojave Desert

2477 Belfied Blvd

Landers, CA. 92285

760-364-3126

Book 6-12 weeks in advance

Where to grab morning coffee:  Joshua Tree Coffee Company

61738B 29 Palms Hwy

Joshua Tree, CAA 92252

Where to Museum:  Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

Founder of Watts Tower Arts Center, Found folk-art assemblages 

62975 Blair Lane

Joshua Tree, CA. 92252

Where to eat out:  La Copine

848 Old Woman Springs Rd.

Yucca Valley, CA. 92284

760-289-8537

Where to party: Pappy & Harriets

53688 Pioneertown Road

Pioneertown, CA 92268

Where we’re staying next: Villa Kuro, Joshua Tree

Designed by Mini Inno with an organic modern, Wabi-Sabi aesthetic

Less than hour away:  Palm Springs

Less than two hours away: Salton Sea the ghostly remains of an accidental sea