The SpacePLEASE click 'MORE' to read entire DETAILED DESCRIPTION... and HOUSE RULES (some things have changed since pictures were taken.)
(Check Calendar as rates listed below vary throughout the year)
$95/night -Some week nights, 2 people
$125/night - Week nights 2 people
$150-160/night - Fri & Sat, 2 people
$25/night, each additional person
Accommodates 6 comfortably... (5 double beds, 2 large rooms only)
1st dome is 20 ft, decorated with unique artistry by Boyd Wilson Designs and has kitchenette, pillow top queen bed, a sofa, table with 4 chairs, and lots of windows. Wood burning stove, NO fridge, but has 2 coolers. Kitchen with basic 4 burner gas stove, (oven portion not working), cooking utensils, various spices, etc.
Evaporative cooler for the summer lowers temps by 10-15 degrees.
The 2nd adjacent dome is a 22 ft. dome living room with large windows, has 4 full size futon sofa/beds in front of the huge windows overlooking the views with fire place. Not insulated, so cold in winter for sleeping. (The top is now enclosed, unlike how shown in photos but cold for sleeping in winter) Has a fireplace that helps warm the space.
1 Rustic, very basic bathroom with toilet, sink, claw-foot tub and shower. (Functional yes, but not beautiful, yet!) There is a clean porta-potty for daytime and ask that the bathroom toilet be used as a night time convenience only.
Bathroom TOWELS are NOT provided.
Small 12ft frame pool overlooking best view on the property!!!! (Only kept clean from May 15th- Oct 15th)
5 miles of dirt roads and you will be met by Jordan and led in at a specified time and place, as it is confusing first time in. The time must be arranged a few days ahead. The dirt roads are fine for MOST cars and Not suited for RV's due to narrow lanes or motorcycles due to sand. The roads have some wash board conditions, some sand build up and bumps.
Any car with 6 inch clearance is fine and people do NOT need 4 wheel drive. Ask me if you have any concerns. Prius's will need to go slow and take more care.
Bring FLASH LIGHTS and keep 1 for the car. There is a combination lock on the gate and very hard to open in the dark.
Bring Candles as occasionally power runs out.
You may want about 6 small candles around perimeter of rooms to keep the moth away from your face.
Dragonfly can be dusty and sometimes has mice or mouse droppings. We do all we can to keep it nice but it is not for those looking for a motel or normal house standards. This is Glamping!
There is enough Solar power to run laptops, lights, and charge cell phones but NOT enough to run fridge or ANY electrical appliances so LEAVE hairdryers, blenders, music equipment AT HOME !!!
It is comfortable and provides everything one needs for a beautiful desert retreat including WIFI.
* NO outside fires allowed.
* No guns or target practice allowed on the property or surrounding areas.
* No friends of Guests allowed to visit property unless permission given ahead
*Check in at or after 3pm (ideally before 7pm) and check out at 1pm. Sometime this can be flexible depending on other bookings.
Story of Dragonfly
Dragonfly is an alternative solar powered, off-the-grid, artistic, architectural and sculptural project that has been and will evolve over the next few years to its completion. As an artist and a designer, with a passion for alternative architecture, Dragonfly Desert Retreat represents a vision perhaps ¾ finished.
In 2006, I began designing, building and living for 4 years full time, with much fewer conveniences than it now has. While I am still working to complete the vision and make it more and more comfortable, the setting allows one to experience the pioneering spirit, and feel a deep connection to the exquisite natural surroundings.
My vision for the completed project are sculptural domes that compliment the natural environment. Please excuse unfinished areas as each month, progress is being made but it is always set up to be a beautiful appealing space for use. I am excited to be sharing it with those seeking a rich and unique desert experience!
Thank you, Magdalen Boyd-Wilson
PLEASE READ ALL HOUSE RULES BEFORE BOOKING to make sure Dragonfly meets your needs. Guest AccessGuests get both domes, entire property, views and trails as far as the eye can see! Interaction with GuestsMainly by email The NeighborhoodWide open beautiful desert landscape!
Great for people attending Bhaktifest, Shaktifest and other Joshua Tree Festivals.
It's like having your own Joshua Tree National park with trails but without the people.
Joshua tree is 25 minutes away. Palm springs is 40 minutes.
Private, surrounded by undeveloped / BLM land.
At 4800 ft elevation you have cooler summers and sometimes snow in the winter. Getting AroundNo public transport, but Jordan offers driving guests when planned in advance. Other Things to NoteNOT PROVIDED:
ICE & Drinking Water
Wood (and no gathering of wood from property)
Flashlights (there are some but please bring your own to be sure)
Plates, bowls, for 8 people
Glasses, plastic cups, mugs
Cooking utensils, silverware,
Seasonings, salt, pepper,
(Extras that folks leave behind include many seasonings, vinegar, teas, coffee, etc.)
Salad bowls, Pots and Pans,
French-press coffee maker,
Gas stove, kitchen sink, (basic kitchenette)
Cleaning supplies, dish soap, sponges,
Hand towels in bathroom, dish towel in kitchen