If you follow me on Instagram, you already got a glimpse into our road trip last weekend to Joshua Tree in California. We stayed at a place called Hicksville, which was nothing short amazing- a hotel with vintage trailers, each decked out in a different theme. It’s a solar powered artist retreat- complete with recording studio and editing trailer, if you’re so inclined. It’s in the middle of nowhere and you don’t get the address until the week of your stay when they send you directions.

We stayed in The Fifi, designed by Ryan and Marci Hessling of Fifi Mahony’s wig store in New Orleans. It was decked out in purple and gold- with velvet bedding, vintage barware, and glowing wig heads. The grounds has a bunch of activities like a mini golf course with each hole representing a trailer, archery, a pool, jukebox, rooftop hot tub, and cooking areas. There was also a teepee that you could have a campfire inside, and one night we played Cards of Humanity in there with some other visitors. We met some cool people there and it’s definitely a place you’re excited to come back to after a day of exploring to hang around the campfire.

It was definitely glamping at it’s finest- we had electricity, wifi, and heat/ac in the trailers, but with only one bathroom and shower there was some roughing it too. We skipped the showers and spent a couple of days enjoying that campfire smell :)





Joshua Tree Trailer Palace

Above is the Pee Wee trailer, from the movie Big Top Pee Wee. That one is on the list for future visits!

Do you have any unique hotel experiences or places you recommend visiting?

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13 Responses to Glamping

  1. Becca says:

    Oh man, this place looks ridiculously amazing! If I were you I would have never left!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

  2. Ellie says:

    This place looks awesome! I have lived in SoCal my while life and have never ventured to Joshua Tree. I know so many people that love it there though. Sounds like such a fun road trip. I love the decor of the trailer you stayed in. The best hotel I’ve ever stayed at was Hotel Des Arts in San Francisco. Each room is decorated by an emerging artist and I was able to climb through the window of my room to dance on the roof haha.

    • lalafauxbois says:

      Oh my goodness- you have to go to Joshua Tree! It’s such a fun place to explore and you could even do a day trip from LA. Thanks for the hotel rec.- I’m bookmarking it for next time I make it up that way!

  3. Laura says:

    OMG this sounds like the coolest hotel EVER!!! I would absolutely love to stay there sometime. xoxo

  4. Marlen says:

    this place is CRAZY amazing, i’ve never heard of this before! it’s so cute, i love the fun themes :)

    xo marlen
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  5. THIS IS SO COOL!!! WHat an amazing place to stay it looks and sounds like so much fun!

  6. Kristian says:

    Oh. My. Goodness!

    How kitschy! How fun! Thanks for sharing this neat place!

  7. Sammi says:

    THIS IS SO SO COOL. Love love love!!!

    xox Sammi

  8. this little getaway sounds amazing!! how cool they dont give the address until you book it. i can def imagine you’d meet cool people there & it sounds like a hostel feel but w/ even more fun activities & looks like a blast from the past. the first pic is extra adorable.

  9. Miki says:

    OMG, Lisa! You guys are the coolest couple ever! I will definitely add this place to my to go list. That awesome camper suits you perfectly. Now, you’ve given me a reason to visit Joshua Tree. As I think I’ve told you before, one of David’s friends swears by it, but whenever we’re driving by it we’re just too lazy to stop and get off the car, hehe.

    Looooved this post! ;D

    • lalafauxbois says:

      Miki- you have to check it out, you guys would love it! I’ll do a post soon on the whole area but there is tons of art to check out and the national park is cool too- you can hike or just play around like we did :) If you can stay in this trailer palace, I recommend it- so, so fun!!!

  10. Crissy says:

    The inside of the trailer looks so awesome! Super jealous.. it looks like a fun place to stay at.

  11. Lynn says:

    eep! i was dying to see the whole thing in broad scope and this post sure does ignite my eyes with awesome!!! Lisa, what a stellar journey. coming back from this must have caused some claw marks along the way, i’d be pinching myself on the daily over every cool nuance. so WOW!!!!

    ps: so sweet of you to add my blog button, i’m honored…thanks girl!

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