Where did you spend your spring break? Every year, we are lucky enough to get two weeks of spring break.
The second week is when my nephews are off and they fly down from PNW. It’s also to celebrate the birthdays of my nephew and I! We always have so much fun and take away lots of memories and stories.
This year the girls wanted to take the boys to the Dez. They are obsessed with rock climbing and thought the boys would love it for sure and they were right!
We were a big party of 8 (my mom and dad decided to tag along too and stay in a nearby hotel!) and needed a spacious Airbnb. I immediately thought of my friends’ Sarah and Brennan’s The Harriet House Joshua Tree.
Sarah and Brennan were so kind to sponsor our stay and let us enjoy a wonderful family vacation! Many thanks to them!
Image Credit: Petar Family
There is a distinct reason why so many choose to slow down life in the Desert. Research has shown that relaxed daily life decreases the stress hormone Cortisol.
For us, we definitely looked forward to our second annual trip and it did not disappoint!
The Harriet House
The Harriet House is a restored 1956 ranch style house in Pioneertown, named after one of it’s previous owners Harriet Allen of the infamous Pappy & Harriet’s.
With the colorful history comes vibrant home decor and accents. As you know, I looooove textiles and I was in heaven.
The minute we opened the door, the kids flew in oooh and ahh-ing.
Even my mom and dad were impressed! They had not expected the desert to have such a fabulous vacation home.
For the rest of the weekend, the idea of retiring in the desert became a topic of conversation.
So what are we waiting for? Let me show you around!
The adorable galley kitchen had beautiful shelves displaying glassware and dishware.
Another perk of using shelves? The shelves cleverly displayed everything you needed in a perfect compact space.
As you walk through, the dining and living room opened up into one open, inviting space.
We immediately just wanted to sit down and soak in all the relaxed feels.
The natural wood elements along with textiles and desert plant life adorning the space really brought the desert into your living space.
The kids had fun crafting jewelry and watching tv for some rare down time at night.
For the most part, they were outside exploring or on the swings having way too much fun to come inside.
The main bedroom is a gorgeous scene with a beautiful rattan bed straight out of an Anthropologie catalogue! I got to sleep here and it was divine!
Right next door was the cutest secondary room for kids! My two daughters slept on the top bunk while one of my nephews slept on the bottom. Can we say ultimate cousin sleep over?
From the main house there is a suite with a separate entrance. Perfect for my sister and younger nephew to stay in!
From the peacock vintage-esque bed, colorful vintage rugs to the indigo mud clothes effortlessly hanging off the rustic ladders, this room was another perfectly curated room to stay in.
I had fun styling a bit too! Always a great inspiration to stay in homes like these. I take back the visual and tactile experiences into my own designs for my clients and home.
Lastly the outdoor living space was chock full of fun and relaxation. Every space and corner was functional and inviting.
The outdoor dining table makes a great place for entertaining at dusk when the magical sunset turns everything pink and purple.
These woven chairs has all my hearts eyes. So comfy too! My mom and dad loved sitting here watching the kids play.
The kids loved swinging and spent every chance they could get to hang out and look for wildlife and mini-hikes around the property.
The guest suite had its own patio to lounge and read a book or two. The two sun beds begged us to sit and just look up at the stars at night.
The new hot tub wasn’t ready for us yet but we are excited to use it the next time we visit!
So does this have you wanting to visit as soon as possible? You can easily check availability and book here.
I promise you, your stay will be warm, relaxed and full of desert magic.