Built in 1946 by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, the Pioneertown Motel became a place to get out of LA for some of Hollywood's actors. To this day, the Pioneertown Motel, located outside of Joshua Tree National Park is an oasis in the desert. It's a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living and where you go to slow down.
The space includes an outdoor makeshift lobby that offers few amenities aside from morning coffee, Wi-Fi and a parking space large enough for a pickup truck outside each room’s door.
A parking lot across the street was built as a film set; with an old-fashioned saloon, post office, bowling alley and a trading post.
New York Times
Pioneertown is having something of a renaissance, thanks to an influx of artists, entrepreneurs and other beautiful people from Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and New York City looking for a new hub for work and play.
Pioneertown is an unincorporated community, so small that you can address parcels with someone’s first name and they will arrive at the right place. You can drive for miles without seeing another human or even a building; people’s homes can be about a 10-minute drive apart. The boulders, the sand and the Joshua trees make the landscape look otherworldly.