Eco Friendly living, off the Grid Cabin
Welcome to Bunny Gunner Ranch! Nestled in the rolling hills of Rimrock. Located just north of Pioneertown, this land borders the Pioneertown Mountain preserve and is at the foot of Burns Canyon.
PLEASE READ OUR FULL DESCRIPTION, THIS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE.
Enjoy a concert at Pappy and Harriets, get away from it all, have a hike or just do nothing, welcome to Rimrock!
READ BEFORE BOOKING. THIS IS NOT A RESORT IN PALM SPRINGS, NOT FOR THE WEAK, IF YOU NEED LUXURY THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR THE CALIFORNIA HIGH DESERT, TRAVELERS WELCOME. This is the California High Desert, It can be cold, windy, raining, hot, etc, please be prepared. We are eco friendly and run on solar power and limited water. Please make sure you are in the correct room, you're booking the main cabin with kitchen, living room and 2 beds.
Bunny Gunner Ranch house is the main cabin on the property. It is great for a family or a group of friends wanting to pitch in and stay together. The common areas are large and there's plenty of room to stretch outside. The cabin has 1 bedroom, a spacious living room, kitchen and dining room. The bedroom sleeps 2 on a queen bed and the large living room couch can accommodate another 2 plus a daybed which sleeps 1. The cabin sleeps 5, but you can bring up to 7 guests if you also book “a room with a view", our small cabin sleeping 2. A discount will apply if you book both spaces. One thing to keep in mind is that this is our primary home, so we do have personal items in the drawers. The top drawers in the bedroom are left for guests.
BATHROOM IS DETACHED AND SHARED WITH OTHER GUESTS.
The kitchen has a small refrigerator than can fit a few drinks, food and frozen items. There are condiments etc. you're welcome to use. Our antique stove works great and you can cook your meals here. PLEASE USE LONG LIGHTERS PROVIDED AS GAS STOVE IS FROM THE 1930 AND IS MANUALLY LIT. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE OVEN. Lots of utensils, pots, pans and plates are available for use. There is no electric coffee maker, but we have a kettle and pour-over drip coffee maker.
The cabin has a wall mounted gas hear that works great. Please read instructions on the unit to operate. TURN COMPLETELY OFF WHEN NOT USING. We also have a wood burning chimney, some firewood is provided and you are welcome to bring more.
TV and VCR/DVD
Enjoy our collection of VHS tapes, just plug in and enjoy.
There is a BBQ grill and picnic bench outside. Please bring your own charcoal. Lighters and BBQ cooking utensils are provided. Please do not use during high winds and attend fire at all times.
FRONT PORCH SITTING
There are lots of great places to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. The front porch is a favorite as are the picnic table and outside chairs.
Interaction with guests
Juan and Susie Thorp. We live part time in the main cabin and part time in Claremont where we run an art gallery/ art services called Bunny Gunner.
Other things to note
We are 100% off the grid, please read rules about power and water usage. AT&T service works well, Verizon does not. Consider turning off your cell phone or using "airplane mode" to avoid battery draining while searching for signal.
We are off the grid and are 100% solar. Power is stored in batteries produced by the solar panels. During the spring and summer, plenty of energy is available for use throughout the day and night. At night please limit use to 2 lights on and only use receptacles for charging cell phones, or computers (no overnight charging please). Appliances are strictly restricted, toasters, coffee makers, blenders, hair dryers, curling irons all draw too much power and will shut the system down. A fan in the kitchen can be used during the day under full sun. Instructions will be provided in case of power overuse.
Water is precious in the desert, ours is drawn from a local well and delivered to our ranch. To conserve water please limit showers to 5 minutes and only 1 per day. Please be water conscious while brushing teeth and washing dishes.
Juan and Susie Thorp are the owners of Bunny Gunner Gallery Claremont/Joshua Tree.
We bought this property in Rimrock in 2014.
After years of visiting the Joshua Tree area and many weekends in Pioneertown hanging out at Pappy and Harriet's we fell in love!