Pioneertown Ranch: The Most Amazing Desert Weekend Getaway

Last words about me turning 40, I promise. Friday, my actual birthday, we set the GPS towards Pioneertown Ranch, about 3 hours from our home in Topanga, for a celebratory weekend with friends.

When we finally arrived, it was pitch black. We may have stopped at the premium outlets on the way, and someone wasn’t too happy he couldn’t fit into a pair of Tom Ford jeans 70% off. We woke up to the view of fifteen acres of untouched wild – all to ourself. Nestled in the valley between mesas and mountains, this exquisite natural land is alive with cacti and coyotes, jackrabbits, flowering yucca trees, and stars so close you can almost touch them, well at night that is.

With three rambling bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen (in which we actually had a private chef Chef Grecia prepare us food Saturday evening), and sunset views across the wild desert blooms; The Ranch house was everything I had dreamed of for the perfect birthday weekend.

The ranch is owned by interior designer Jennifer de Longe and photographer Lance Gerber. Every corner had their names written all over it, maybe mostly Jennifer’s, as she has done an amazing job decorating the entire place with a great mix of new and vintage finds. A few of Lance’s landscape images had made it to the walls.

Did I mention the ranch also has its very own airstreamer for extra guests?

Needless to say, I LOVED IT! So perfect and great inspiration for our own Big Bear cabin. We even managed to go on a vintage haul around Yucca Town. I will share our finds later this week including a little guide to all the best places to visit in the area, if you too wants a weekend on a ranch.

Photography by Allan Torp or courtesy of Pioneertown Ranch

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