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Policies, Rules & Helpful tips

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The Nutshell

Check-In Time:
Anytime after 4:00 pm.


Check-Out Time:
Check-out time is anytime before 10:00 am


Cancellation Policy:
Full refund for cancellations up to 30 days before check-in. If booked between 30 and 14 days before check-in, full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking. After that, 50% refund up to 7 days before check-in. No refund after that. Cancellations on the day of reservation will forfeit 100% of their invoice.


Extra Guests:
Rates are based on 2 adults per room; additional adults will be charged $25.00 per night.


Family Policy:
Children under 16 years of age stay free with an accompanying adult.
We charge $40 when the suite is in need of extra cleaning when the family departs. If the suite is left in good order we don’t charge the extra fee.


Extra Beds and Cribs:
Cribs are available at no extra charge.


There is plenty of free parking on the property


Pet Policy:
One, well behaved dog is allowed with prior approval.  There is a pet fee of $85.   If you’d like to bring your pup please let us know at the time of booking.  Unregistered pets are not allowed on site.  Please note:  No pups allowed on the furniture and no pups left alone in the room, outside of your room your pup must be on leash at all times and please dispose of any pet waste.  Please be aware there are coyotes, cacti and snakes here in the desert.  No pups in the pool area.


Smoking Policy:
Spin and Margie’s is a non-smoking property. Guests may smoke outside only. Guests who smoke in their rooms will be charged a cleaning fee of $200
Smoking in designated areas by each BBQ only. Please dispose of cigarette butts after fully extinguishing with water. Do Not leave butts on the ground.


All of our bed linens, pillows etc. are hypo-allergenic.


Maid Service:

We do not have daily maid service.

  • Trash Full? There are extra bags in the bottom of the cans. You can put your excess trash in the black plastic cans by the silver shed at the East side of the property.
  • Toilet Paper & Tissues: There are more in the closet. We are on a Septic System, so please, not too much paper in the toilet!
  • Towels: There are more bath towels and swimming pool towels in the closet. Towels and linens are washed during stays of 5 days or more, unless requested sooner.


For more information click the links below.

House Rules

These House Rules are considered a part of our reservation agreement with you. As our guest, by completing your reservation you are agreeing to abide by all of our House Rules and Terms and Conditions. We want everyone to be courteous to fellow guests, the property and us. If this happens, we all have a good time!



Any time after 4:00 pm.


Please Note: If you find any issues with your room upon arrival, please notify us immediately, before commencing occupancy. We will rectify them right away. Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway will not honor or be liable for claims regarding conditions made after occupancy has commenced.



Before 10:00 am, please. Additional day charge plus tax may apply for late checkout. Please leave the keys in the room and the doors locked.


Parking for registered guests is free. All vehicles are parked at the risk of the owner. Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway shall not assume liability or responsibility for any vehicle, occupants, or contents while operated or parked on the property. If a vehicle is left in the parking lot after the guest has departed without our consent, we reserve the right to have the vehicle towed at the owner’s expense.


WIFI access is free. WIFI signals are subject to change without notice depending on the status of our equipment, the status of the service provider, and signal interference. Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway assumes no liability for guest use or interruption of service.



Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway is in a desert location, which is sometimes subject to extreme weather conditions and events. Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway is not liable for blocked access to or from the property, or for any disruption in services, including power, gas, water and internet. We will of course do our best to make the best of any circumstances that may occur.



A Pack-n-Play crib is available at no extra charge.



As the parents, guardians, or chaperones of children you are personally and legally responsible for and must supervise them at all times. For safety reasons, please do not leave children unattended in guest rooms or allow them to roam the property unsupervised.


Smoking of any product by any method is prohibited in all suites and the pool area. Smoking in suites will result in a $400 cleaning fee.


Candles, incense, and essential oils (diffusing, vaporizing, etc.) are prohibited. These items and activities will be treated as smoking, a $400 cleaning fee accessed.



If you use any type of lotions, including sunscreens and any types of body oils, please wash them off before contact with towels and bedding. These products are frequently difficult or impossible to wash off. A replacement charge for any damaged linens or towels of the cost plus 20% will be deducted from the card on file.



10:00 p.m. to 9 a.m. Televisions, voices, or other devices must be kept at a respectful low level at all times. Doors should be opened and closed quietly. No congregating in suites or common areas during quiet hours.



No visitors allowed.


No parties, loud disturbances and/or noise-nuisances are allowed or tolerated on these premises. In the event of a disturbance, one polite request (warning) will be given to reduce the noise. If our request is not followed, the guest will be asked to leave the premises without refund.


Open fires, flames, and fireworks are not allowed anywhere on the property. Cooking is permitted on the outdoor grills and indoor appliances provided by the property only.



For safety and sanitary reasons, and out of respect for fellow guests, no pets of any kind are permitted on the premises. If pets are reported or discovered on the property, the guest will be asked to leave the premises without refund. Service dogs as defined by the ADA are exempt, however emotional support animals are not.


Your comfort is very important to us, and so is the environment. Towels and linens are not changed unless you have booked a stay in excess of 5 nights and have requested it. In that case, housekeeping will be happy to change your towels bed linens.


For safety, our Swimming Pool area has a camera. Our swimming pool is available for registered guests only. Visitors are not permitted in the swimming pool or pool area. Adult supervision is required for all children under the age of 13. No lifeguard on duty. Please refer to the posted rules at the pool area and room cards for more use guidelines and rules – those guidelines and rules are considered a part of our House Rules.


Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway assumes no liability for lost, misplaced, stolen, or damaged valuables or belongings, and is not responsible for any item left behind by a guest. If you discover that you have left behind something of value to you, please call us immediately and we will try to assist you in locating your lost item. Items found after departure by Housekeeping will be collected and kept in a secure location for collection by the owner for up to 14 days. Reasonable effort will be made to notify the guest that an item has been found. We would be happy to return your lost item(s) to you upon request. Your credit card will be charged packaging and postage, plus a $10.00 handling fee. Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway is not responsible for any item lost or misdirected during shipment. Perishable items, underwear, and miscellaneous toiletries are discarded.


Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway is private property, and the use of firearms and weapons is strictly forbidden. If guests who are lawfully permitted to possess a firearm or weapon bring such onto our premises, it is for storage purposes only, with the understanding that they are personally responsible for the following:


  • Guests must abide by all Federal, State, and local laws.
  • Firearms and weapons must be appropriately registered.
  • Firearms must be unloaded.
  • No cleaning of firearms is permitted on premises.
  • Firearms and weapons must be safeguarded and secured in either a locked, hard sided firearm container or a soft gun case provided by the guest at all times and clearly labeled with their name and contact information.


Guests who fail to abide by our policy may be asked to leave the premises without refund, are subject to trespass and may be subject to further legal action.


The suites are fully equipped with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. In case of fire or emergency, please dial 911, and notify us immediately.


You are liable for any damage howsoever caused (whether by the deliberate, negligent, or reckless act) to the suite(s), premises or property caused by you or any person in your party whether or not staying at Spin & Margie’s during your stay. Should this damage come to light after the guest has departed, we reserve the right and you hereby authorize us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred to your room or the property during your stay, including and without limitation for all property damage, missing or damaged items, smoking fee, cleaning fee, guest compensation, etc.  We will make every effort to rectify any damage internally prior to contracting a specialist to make repairs, and therefore will make every effort to keep any costs that the guest would incur to a minimum, however the charges made to your card are at the sole discretion of Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway.



Damage to rooms, fixtures, furnishings, equipment, mattresses, bedding, towels, art work, etc. will be charged at 120% of full and new replacement value plus any shipping and handling charges. Any damage to property, whether accidental or willful, is the responsibility of the registered guest for each particular suite. Any costs associated with repairs and/or replacement will be charged to the credit card of the registered guest. In extreme cases, a deep cleaning fee of $300 may be assessed and/or criminal charges will be pursued.



Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway is privately owned and operated.  We reserve the right to refuse service or evict anyone for any reason. Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway has a zero tolerance policy in which we will refuse to admit or refuse service or accommodation or may remove a person, without refund, who refuses to abide by the reasonable standards and policies established by the State of California and the owners for the operation and management of the property.


Management reserves the right to enter a room for reasonable purposes, such as an emergency, housekeeping, maintenance, verifying that the room, its furnishings, and equipment are intact, or to address or prevent a violation of our House Rules. In the event of suspected illegal activity, management reserves the right to summon law enforcement to aid in eviction. The right to privacy ends when a House Rule is broken.


Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway reserves the right to refuse accommodations to a guest arriving with a contagious disease.  Please notify us in cases where sickness occurs during the stay. In the case of serious sickness, you may be requested to receive appropriate health care from a nearby healthcare facility. During epidemics we are entitled to employ precautionary measures within our judgment or as required by local authorities. We may charge you a room cleaning fee as we deem appropriate under the circumstances.


The cleanliness of our rooms is extremely important to our guests.  If you bring any infestation into your room or onto our hotel premises, we may charge you for any and all costs and expenses, including immediate or urgent response requirements and loss of room revenue, that we deem necessary to address the infestation.


Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway reserves the right to amend, modify, change, cancel, or add to these House Rules or the content featured on our Hotel website at any time without prior notice.  Please check our website regularly for updates to House Rules. Any modification to these House Rules that occurs prior to your departure is considered a part of your reservation agreement with us.

The Outdoor Water Heater

Please Follow These Steps:

  1. Turn on Propane. Turn the Valve on Top of the Tank Sitting on the Ground Beside the Shower.
  2. Turn on Hot Water Tap. Either at the Tub or the Shower. The Wall-Mounted Heater Will Fire Up Automatically.
  3. Adjust the Temperature. Start with Both the Heater Red and Blue Dials All the Way Up. If the Water is Too Hot, Turn the Red Dial Down. If the Water is Too Cold, Turn the Blue Dial Down.
  4. When Finished, Turn Off the Water Taps and the Propane Tank.

The Pool

Please use Gray Pool Towels.

Not the white bath towels, please.


Please be Clean Before Entering Pool.

Take a Shower, and please be Healthy. Do not use Pool if you are Sick in any way.


Please Keep all Pool Gates Closed.


Children 12 & Under Must be Supervised at All Times.


All children, not toilet trained and under 3 must wear a swim diaper.
No glass any kind in pool area.


Please Obey the Posted Signs.


Please Completely Remove the Pool Cover Before Entering the Pool.

Everyone should be Safe, Relaxed, Courteous, and Healthy.

Payment Policies

Payment is made at time of booking. Your payment guarantees your reservation. Please make sure to receive a reservation confirmation number when you make a reservation.


We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover cards. Cash, checks and foreign currency are not accepted.



We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover cards. Cash, checks and foreign currency are not accepted.


If you change your method of payment at check-out or change the length of your stay, your bank may not post the changes to your account immediately. Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway has no control over the policies of your bank and will not be held liable for any “insufficient funds” penalties or any other resulting fees or charges. It is your responsibility to fully understand the manner in which your bank processes pre-authorizations and charges to your debit or credit card. Some banks hold pending authorizations for up to 30 days.


All rates are quoted in United States currency, plus tax. Rates may increase without notice. Rates as advertised on the Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway website or any other website or promotional material are subject to change at any time and may increase or decrease at the hotel’s discretion. Rates are based on suite type and are subject to availability.



Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway requires a 1-night minimum stay on weekdays and a 2-night minimum stay on weekends.



Rates are based on 2 adults per room; additional adults will be charged $25.00 per night.



Children under 16 years of age stay free with an accompanying adult. There is an additional $40.00 cleaning fee applied.


We do not offer discounted room rates for participation or employment in organizations such as AAA, AARP, government employees, etc. Reservations of 7 consecutive days or more will receive one night free.


Spin & Margie’s Desert Hideaway is not responsible for weather conditions, personal emergencies, or schedule changes. Full refund for cancellations up to 30 days before check-in. If booked between 30 and 14 days before check-in, full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking. After that, 50% refund up to 7 days before check-in. No refund after that. Cancellations on the day of reservation will forfeit 100% of their invoice


Failure to check in on the scheduled arrival date will result in your credit card being charged the full amount of your reservation, plus taxes and fees.


Guests who check out prior to their scheduled departure date are not entitled to a refund and will be charged the full amount of their original reservation, plus taxes and fees.


We love group reservations! However, Large group/Block reservations of 3 or more rooms must be cancelled eight (8) weeks prior to arrival date for a full refund, less fees. If Block reservations are cancelled 60 days or fewer prior to arrival date, your credit card will be charged 50% of the original reservation amount, plus fees. If reservations are cancelled 48 hours or fewer prior to arrival date, your credit card will be charged 100% of the original reservation amount, plus taxes and fees.

Emergency Numbers



High Desert Medical Center
6601 Whitefeather Rd. Joshua Tree


Avalon Urgent Care
58471 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley


James Lake DDS
57340 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley


County Sheriff
Emergency, dial 911


Fire Department
Emergency, dial 911


Auto – Hill’s Towing
Yucca Valley