What is Pioneertown?

The town started as a live-in Old West motion-picture set, built in the 1940s. The set was designed to provide a place for the actors to live while using their homes in the movie. A number of Westerns and early television shows were filmed in Pioneertown, including The Cisco Kid and Edgar Buchanan's Judge Roy Bean.

What's in Pioneertown?

The buildings in the old movie set are now home to a variety of artist studios, vintage shops, a book store, and a saddle maker.  Make sure to stop at the Pioneertown Museum (first building on the right).  Both the Red Dog Saloon and Pappy and Harriet's are a stone's throw away.

Pappy & Harriet's

Pappy’s is open from 11am–2am Thursday through Sunday, and 5pm–2am on Mondays. They’re closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you’re going to see a show or get a bite, get there early. They get busy.

How far are you from Joshua Tree National Park?

About twenty minutes.

What's the weather like?

Because Pioneertown is at 4,200 feet in elevation, our climate is milder than down in Palm Springs, averaging about 15 degrees cooler which makes those hot months actually quite pleasant

Can I bring my dog?

Yup. 25 dollars per pet per night.

Do you have TVs? WiFi?

No TVs on property, but we do have decent WiFi. You should have gotten the password when you checked in. If not, stop by the office and they'll hook you up. We also have hammocks!

Where should I go hiking?

Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
51010 Pipes Canyon Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268
(760) 369-7105

Joshua Tree National Park
(760) 367-5500
Plan your visit

Where can I go horseback riding?

Knob Hill Ranch
57840 Cortez Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
(760) 333-1771

Coyote Ridge Stable
50639 Panorama Dr, Morongo Valley, CA 92256
(760) 363-3380

The Crazy Horse Ranch
50440 Cheyenne Trail, Morongo Valley, CA 92256
(760) 831-6450


Enjoy the Milky Way and all its splendor at the Pioneertown Motel. Ask the front desk about the best dates/times to watch the heavens do their thing.

Check in and Check out

Check in's at 3pm. Check out's at 11am. If you want to check out late, just let us know.

The Office

The office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need anything.

The Canteen

The Canteen is our lounge and communal space just cattycorner from The Office. It’s currently closed due to COVID-19.

Free Coffee

We have free coffee every morning. Just ask at the front desk. 


This is the desert. Water is a finite resource. Our tap water is good to drink, so drink up, but try not to be wasteful.

Want turn down service? 

We can do that. Let someone in the office know and they'll make it happen.

Quiet Nights

This may feel like the Wild West, but one of the best parts about being out here is the quiet nights. Don’t make too much noise after 10pm, and please don’t walk around with drinks. It’s bad manners (and it’s illegal.)

Camp Chairs

You’ll find some camp chairs in the closet. They’re for you to use while you’re here — take ‘em out for stargazing or for daydreaming. But don’t take ‘em home. We’ll charge your card.