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2 bedrooms, Internet

► The Modern Wolfden

Explore the area

    Popular LocationYucca Valley Community Park18 min drive
    Popular LocationCalifornia Welcome Center18 min drive
    Popular LocationGroves Cabin Theatre30 min drive
    AirportPalm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.)55 min drive

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About this area


This vacation home is located in Pioneertown. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Joshua Tree Visitor Center and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, while Noah Purifoy Foundation and Groves Cabin Theatre are cultural highlights. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like mountain biking and other activities like birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Yucca Valley Community Park - 18 min drive
  • California Welcome Center - 18 min drive
  • Joshua Tree Visitor Center - 25 min drive
  • Noah Purifoy Foundation - 27 min drive
  • Groves Cabin Theatre - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP) - 59 min drive


  • Red Dog Saloon — 11 min drive
  • Pappy & Harriet's — 12 min drive
  • La Copine — 14 min drive
  • $5 PIZZA PLACE — 15 min drive
  • Mojave $5 Pizza Place — 15 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

► The Modern Wolfden

Adults-only vacation home in Pioneertown
It all started with a vacation in Yucca Valley in 2017. Connie and Wolfgang had planned to explore the region around Joshua Tree National Park before going to San Diego and Los Angeles to spend the rest of the summer. They still lived in Austria then.

Just for fun, they got in touch with a realtor to see some properties and get a better idea about what was available. The next day they met with Paul, the realtor, who already showed them around various parts of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Pioneertown. The more they immersed into the desert vibe, the landscape and the real estate opportunities, the more they fell in love with the discreet beauty of the barren landscape. They mostly looked at land parcels filled with massive boulders, Joshua trees and spectacular views, but in the end Paul suggested to look at a property with an old house, kind of a mid-century ranch, but rather neglected and maltreated in terms of architecture by the former owners. He mentioned that he did not think that this was what they were looking for, but why not give it a try?

When they pulled up to the 2.5 acre piece of land with a “sad” structure lacking character and style, the couple was underwhelmed and not sure what to make of the building. When entering, the overall impression deteriorated. It was basically a wreck filled with old, ugly furniture and trash and a particularly unpleasant smell. You could see that the house had been abandoned for a while and everything that had happened before was not based on high-quality living. The past homeowners had buried most of the original architecture in a very unprofessional and cheap way and changed the floorpan multiple times. The worst was the smell though. However, after some time, there was something in Wolfgang’s eyes that Connie knew very well, because she had seen it a couple of times before. He started to visualize the place and saw what they could create with the given potential like they had done it so many times before.

After a few visits within the next days and intensive brainstorming, the couple decided to take the challenge and buy the property. They already knew then that they would need to bring it to studs because of the very bad condition of all the materials and the work done, which, on the other hand, also meant that they had the chance to create something new that would live up to their style and standard. Just before they left their vacation rental, they signed the contracts and shook hands on the deal. The only challenge left was to move to the States.
Months later, when they had settled in in LA, the desert adventure could begin. First, they determined to pare back the space to its original simplicity and highlight the mid-century charm that used to define it. They had people dismantle plank by plank until everything that had actually downgraded the house was gone. A perfect starting point for the new vision: molding the space into a timeless desert abode filled with soul to celebrate the indoor/ outdoor lifestyle. The overall idea was to create useful indoor and outdoor spaces in which they could relax, entertain, work and flourish. All that should be complemented with state-of-the-art furniture, technology and eco-friendly facilities for themselves, friends and like-minded people who love the desert.

Now, after a remodeling period of about six months, the final result, The Modern Wolf Den, is not only an effortless cool showcase of the couple’s work but also a part-time home and an Airbnb rental. By merging the attractive informality of Californian living with exclusive international design, Connie and Wolfgang have created a balanced, thriving space that exists in communion with its environment. It is all about natural light, natural materials, as well as minimalist and purposeful furnishings, with key pieces that showcase the couple’s personality.

“We love to blur the lines. Rather than imposing ourselves on natural environments or neighborhoods, we always try to blend in and become part of the picture. The desert has been here for millions of years without us. We are just visitors. We need to respect it and add structures that do no harm. By making people aware that the nature around them is actually extended living space, we can make them care more for nature in general,” says the couple. Feel free to visit and get inspired by The Modern Wolf Den and the couple’s unique lifestyle. It’s the perfect place to re-energize.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 3 bathrooms


  • No pets allowed

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Sleeps 6



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

The Modern Wolfden
The Modern Wolfden Pioneertown
► The Modern Wolfden Pioneertown
► The Modern Wolfden Private vacation home
► The Modern Wolfden Private vacation home Pioneertown

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