When Kate Pierson of the B-52’s opened a West Coast outpost of her popular Catskills, New York motel, she knew the fastest way into our Western hearts was to tap our mania for all things Airstream.
Just 6 miles from Joshua Tree, Kate’s Lazy Desert is now a temple of serious silver bullet kitsch. The six vintage ‘streams were restored by ceramic artists Phillip Maberry and Scott Walker (pop culture trivia: their house is the Shaque D’amour used in the B52s’ “Love Shack” video) and bestowed with appropriately wacky names like the Tiki, the Tinkerbell, and the Hairstream. Outside, you’ll find kiddie pools, sculpture, and shaded hammocks surrounded by nothing but desert.
They’re so appropriate for our lifestyle out here that we’re willing to overlook the fact that Kate lives east of the Rockies.
Trailers from $175/night.