Thunderbird Lodge Retreat

8282 La Contenta Rd, Yucca Valley, CA 92284 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Thunderbird Lodge Retreat

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat is a rustic wedding venue located in Yucca Valley, California. Featuring panoramic vistas of the surrounding desert, the venue is nestled close to the Covington Flats entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. This destination serves as a secluded sanctuary for couples celebrating their love and commitment. Owner Lori Portillo and Events Manager Mari Loth is delighted to work with guests to assist with coordinating their special day in the Mojave Desert.

Facilities and Capacity

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat boasts a selection of rental cabins, as well as indoor and outdoor event spaces. Soon-to-be newlyweds can host celebrations of up to 125 guests outdoors, while intimate interior spaces are ideal for small gatherings. Couples can rent multiple cabins to use the shared outdoor areas for their wedding while accommodating overnight guests. Each house sits on several acres of land with the largest boasting 22 acres.

Services Offered

This venue offers a private desert oasis that is ideal for romantic weddings while ensuring guests’ comfort throughout the event. The cabins are equipped with modern amenities like WiFi and climate control for hot days and cold nights. Outdoor facilities include private fireplaces and barbecues, as well as spacious yards that can accommodate rental equipment, tables, and other items. Lori has hosted numerous couples’ weddings here and can provide vendor recommendations if necessary.

Accommodation

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat features seven separate cabins that can accommodate up to six guests. Engaged couples and their guests can rent cabins for a wedding weekend, and they also serve as get-ready suites for the wedding party. Each cabin boasts a full bathroom and kitchen for guests’ convenience. The venue is pet friendly and invites couples to include their furry friends as part of their special day. Lori has lovingly decorated the houses using recycled and repurposed materials, adding a unique charm to each space.

Location

The retreat is conveniently located 10 minutes from Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. Additionally, Joshua Tree National Park is accessible via the nearby Covington Flats entrance, and the west entrance is only a 20-minute drive away. The retreat is a 45-minute drive from Palm Springs, making it a close yet private wedding destination. Various hiking, sightseeing, and other activities are also close to the cabins.

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Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ashley L. · Married on 06/22/2016

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    Excellent Venue Great for Weddings and Boudoir!

    I had the pleasure of working with Lori multiple times. I am a boudoir photographer in the high desert and have had my clients stay at her beautiful cabins! Gorgeous views and dog friendly! I have also captured weddings at her awesome ranch house saloon! The evening skies are killer here!

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    We love having you capture the events here! Thank you for always providing quality images for our guests and sharing them with us!

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Clean Up
    Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    130
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Campsite/Cabin
    Farm/Ranch
    Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking

Team of Thunderbird Lodge Retreat

Mari  Loth

Mari Loth

Events Manager

Mari Loth, is a our events manager here at Thunderbird Lodge Retreat. She is also a local Wedding/Boudoir Photographer in Joshua Tree and has worked in the industry for over 10 years. She uses her expertise in photography and planning to help create the fun and exciting events at Thunderbird Lodge Retreat has to offer!

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Thunderbird Lodge Retreat frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Thunderbird Lodge Retreat?

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Thunderbird Lodge Retreat in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Thunderbird Lodge Retreat for wedding events is known for:

  • Barn
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Inn/B&B

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Thunderbird Lodge Retreat for wedding events?

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Thunderbird Lodge Retreat offer?

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Thunderbird Lodge Retreat offer for wedding events?

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Thunderbird Lodge Retreat and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Thunderbird Lodge Retreat is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.