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Love nature, but crave creature comforts?

Try Roughley Manor, a bed and breakfast in Twentynine Palms, California, just minutes from the northeastern entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. It’s a perfect staging area for day trips into the park, one of California’s most beautiful desert areas.

Whether you find yourself hiking, taking a ranger-led tour, stargazing or marveling at rock climbers as they tackle impossible ascents, you’ll be spellbound by this national treasure. The icing on the cake is that after a full day of exploring Joshua Tree, you’ll return to a true oasis.

Innkeepers Gary and Jan Peters own and manage Roughley Manor. Completed in 1928, the Manor features a three-story main house constructed of native stone with two suites on each floor.

In addition, the grounds contain five cottages (one of which is pet-friendly), a spa, a pool, and a well-maintained garden/gazebo area where guests relax in the shade of palm and cypress trees and, with a little luck, spot resident horned owls nesting above. All rates include a gourmet breakfast.

The origin of Roughley Manor is a fascinating story in itself which Gary and Jan delight in telling. Enjoy!

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