I have stayed at many places in the high desert, and Cactus Moon Retreat is my favorite! Once you arrive to the property, it feels isolated on 2.5 acres, but it's actually close to town. (The perfect combination, in my opinion!) I hold my Desert Reset Retreats at Cactus Moon and it's the perfect space for a lot of people--plenty of rooms and privacy, but the communal areas make it a wonderful location for retreats, weddings, and getaways.
People come from all parts of the country for my retreat and everyone is blown away by this property. In fact, most people don't even leave Cactus Moon the entire weekend. (Some have never even been to Joshua Tree National Park!) They love the property so much they want to spend all their time there. That says a a lot!
Brad is an exceptional manager of this property and Caron could not be nicer. Her style is impeccable and she has created a truly magical space. I honestly feel so fortunate to have found this property for people to gather and heal. Whether for an event or just a weekend away, it will transport you as soon as you arrive. Do not hesitate to book Cactus Moon. It's a special place in the high desert.
PERFECT FOR RETREATS!! This was the 2nd retreat that I hosted at Cactus Moon & I’m so in love with the space. It’s perfect to host people, feels like home & the yoga studio is absolutely a dream. The set up is spaced out perfectly, and the decor is so well thought out to every little detail. I loved discovering all of the unique treasures it had to offer. Great location - just far away enough from town to feel the expansive magic of the desert. Love the labyrinth & the management!
This property was amazing and beyond all expectations. The location was so easy to get to, the owners/management was a delight to deal with, the rooms were so gorgeous and everything was set out in such a great way including the little touches of the towels and soaps etc.
Getting into the property was easy and the extra information from the owners/management was perfect to let all people staying know what fun things there are to do in the area, including hikes, the local things in town etc. The yoga room was perfect and the pool and hammocks made for great relaxing.
Thank You for a great property and an amazing place to hold a retreat.
- MJ Travers, Yoga Teacher
I recently led a yoga and wellness retreat for 10 women here at Cactus Moon and it was more than the perfect location. I am IN LOVE with the aesthetic design that Caron has created for the house/ entire property. Seriously... the furnishings are top notch beautiful and definitely in the realm of desert chic! The house was the perfect size to sleep 11 people with enough space for everyone to feel comfortable. We ended up eating outside most of the time and the fire pit was great to have on for dinner and post dinner hangouts. The yoga room was a good size, but cozy for 12 mats in a circle and in traditional line up. Communication with Brad, the property manager, was easy and in good time leading up to the event and he happily answered a variety of questions I had as I prepared for my retreat. I would MOST DEFINITELY stay at Cactus Moon again personally and to lead another retreat!
Please rent this space! If you’re on the fence, do it! It’s absolutely worth the price! We hosted an Artist Retreat for a big group and it was a smashing success! The property is huge with so many areas to hang out—very relaxing and entertaining! It’s beautifully designed throughout all of the 3 buildings and all and the outdoor landscaping! All 16 of us wanted to live here for much longer than the weekend, we were sad to leave! We’ll be back Cactus Moon Retreat!
Cactus Moon was a dream for our retreat. It is a beautiful, comfortable, light filled, beautifully furnished space with plenty of spaces for people to gather and connect and share. It is so well loved and well taken care of and only a short drive into town and to the park. The yoga room held all of our healing work and movement work so well. The pool was a dream. The privacy of the property and its outdoor spaces held our retreat in a sacred container. I will definitely be back!
Inspiring location, beautiful space, and well laid out house made for an amazing yoga & sound healing retreat for Mercury Moon yogis! Communication and accommodations with Brad were professional, super kind and very flexible. We loved the option to be together or alone throughout the different spaces -- great for quiet thought and journalling, and also for communication and connection with the group. If you are a lover of sleep bring eye pillows since the curtains are sheer in the master room and let in the daylight. Also, if you are tall or have tall participants you will need longer yoga straps since you can only connect together so many straps. Definitely a space to return to for future yoga retreats. We loved it!
I am so happy that I found this magical oasis in the desert. I decided to host a yoga retreat near Joshua Tree National Park, and I wanted to find a special place that my yoga clients would feel very comfortable in. Cactus Moon Retreat exceeded my expectations! Everyone was very impressed with the thoughtful and tasteful decor. I wanted everyone to feel like they were on a fun getaway girl's weekend, and this was perfect.
December is very cold in the desert, so I was worried temperature would be an issue, but there are AC/heating systems in each room so my clients could each control the temperature in their own room. The place is very spacious, and there is plenty of room for everyone to feel at home, lounging and reflecting on the weekend. The yoga room was perfect! There is plenty of room, and the props provided were perfect for what we needed (Blocks, blankets, and mats).
We loved how easy it was to sit around the fire at night, cuddled up in the Mexican blankets provided for each person in their rooms. The stars are amazing, and the property is big enough where we felt pretty isolated in the residential area. I highly recommend Cactus Moon Retreat if you want to have a unique getaway for an intimate group of people. So happy to have found Cactus Moon Retreat, and I am excited for many more retreats here :)
We had an absolute blast at the Cactus Moon Retreat home! I hosted a yoga retreat along with another San Diego based teacher for a total of 8 people (including the two of us). It was the perfect sized place for our group. We could have squeezed a couple more if people were to share rooms, but since we had many singles it was just perfect. It provided the perfect desert solitude we were seeking, with endless tasteful touches to make it feel like a dream home and getaway.
The pool was a nice chilly escape from the desert heat during the day and it cooled off perfectly at night to enjoy the bonfire bit (which we quickly learned didn't actually require wood haha - glamping at it's best!) The best part? Having our own private yoga studio right on site. Since it was so warm when we practiced during the day, the studio was essential to our retreat.
Thank you for opening up your beautiful home! We definitely plan to come back for future retreats.
Hosts Brad and Caron were so accommodating! I rented this property for a yoga retreat with 10 people. Everyone was in love with the decor and choice of books. They all said we lucked out with this space! The yoga studio was the perfect size; we appreciated the space heaters and new props. I hope we can run another retreat here again in the future.
Cactus Moon was the perfect location for our yoga and rock climbing retreat. We loved having a yoga studio onsite, and enjoyed the pool during a warmer day. The hosts seem to have thought of everything, providing: gorgeous decor in every room, a full stocked kitchen, recommendations for places to explore in the area, extra towels and linens, and even extra blankets that we could use outdoors. We worked with Mojave Guides, a local climbing company for two days of rock climbing and would recommend checking them out while you're in town. We also enjoyed shopping at the local thrift stores and boutiques along the main road in Yucca Valley, minutes from Cactus Moon.