Pioneertown Welcomes Visitors
A few things you should know…
The Pioneertown community invites visitors to come and enjoy the fresh air and beauty as well as the great food, entertainment and shop at the arts and craft shops.
The shops and restaurant are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A couple of shops are only open on the weekend. Most are open from 10 am to 6 pm sometimes earlier and sometimes later.
The Pioneertown Film Museum is now open so visitors can see the movie and television history of this western movie set turned community. The museum is free to visitors, donations are greatly appreciated.
Pioneertown is not a state park or a private amusement park. Pioneertown is a community, a real town; people live here, and wild animals live here too.
If you want to check out the night skies or enjoy a quiet weekend get-a-way, The Pioneertown Motel (www.pioneertown-motel.com) has beautiful newly renovated rooms, and for those who are looking to take their horse on an adventure, or camp out under the stars, the Pioneertown Corrals & Campground (www.pioneertowncorrals.biz) is the place for you. Both offers a great chance to stay with us a few days.
The Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
Pioneertown is surrounded by a wonderful Wildlife Preserve. The Pioneertown Mountains Preserve Rangers have scheduled Ranger-led hikes. Check out the Wildlife Preserve website for current information. www.wildlandsconservancy.org
The Pioneertown Mountain Conservancy also provides this Hiking Map. Please be safe and check in at the Ranger Station before hiking without a guide.
Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown Palace
If you are looking for great food and some amazing musical entertainment spend some time at Pappy & Harriets. (www.pappyandharriets.com). Pappy & Harriets was voted #13 on the list of top 100 live music venues the the U.S. for 2016 by Consequence of Sound
A Few Simple Rules
Respect the Nature and the Community
People live here. Not everyone wants people walking through their property, please keep that in mind while strolling or riding around the community. The Pioneertown Mountian Preserve is the easiest place to safely explore the area. All other open lands you see is private property. Do not trespass. Pioneertown has dirt roads. Dirt roads create a lot of dust, please drive slowly on the dirt road to help keep the dust down and protect the wildlife that roams our streets. Please don’t litter or leave trash behind. The critters are fun to watch, but please don’t attempt touch or feed the wildlife. Give our rattlesnake and coyote friends their space.
No Flying Drones – Drones spook the horses
This may seem like an arbitrary thing, but it is not. The sound of drones flying spooks horses. The horses believe it is a swarm of bees and they will cause the horses to hurt themselves and the people around them.
Outdoor Fires – No open fires are permitted.
Pioneertown is in a wilderness area where open outdoor fires are not allowed by law. The fire danger is REAL. Wildfires have almost wiped out the Pioneertown several times. Fires not allowed include fire bowls and Bar-B-Q’s that burn anything besides propane. For more information on burning, visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.
Avoid Light Pollution.
The residents of much of the mountain and desert areas of San Bernardino County, California currently enjoy a beautiful dark, star-filled night sky and a view of the Milky Way, unlike the residents of the more populated valley areas of the county. Help the Pioneertown community maintain these wonderful night skies by minimizing outdoor lights. And never leave outside lights on when no one is present.
One of the main reasons people come to Pioneertown is the peaceful beauty of the quiet. Pioneertown sits in a valley which keeps outside noise away. However, the same valley causes sound to echo. Please help keep the peace and quiet by not having loud outdoor parties in the evening.
Joshua Trees are Fragile
Not only are Joshua Trees Fragile, but they are also endangered. Slack lines and hammocks could kill them. Please admire but don’t touch.
No Motorized Off-Roading
The Pioneertown is private property or nature conservancy and is not zoned for off-road vehicles (dirt bikes, ATVs, OHVs, etc). Johnson Valley is only 30 mintes away and has lots of legal off-roading available. Check out the Johnson Valley OHV Area website for details.
Guns and Hunting
It may seem like the Wild West here, But it is a residential community surrounded by a controlled wildlife preserve. Unless you are an actor in reenactment shooting blanks, shooting firearms and hunting are illegal. If you enjoy shooting we recommend a great shooting range not far from Pioneertown where you can safely enjoy shooting.