“A creative space unlike any other”

Rancho V functions as an outlet and retreat for artists, photographers, writers, and filmmakers atop 100 acres of unobstructed spacious desert views.

Founded in late 2013 by British-born entrepreneur Rocco Gardner, Rancho V harbors a state-of-the-art recording studio, “Skyline Studios.” The studio live room, a converted helicopter hangar with a retractable door, easily converts into a rehearsal space as well as a comfortable viewing cinema complete with a 16 ft projector screen and dolby surround sound. The property also features an 80’s inspired “Soho-worthy” bar affectionately named “The G.O.A.T.” (Greatest of All Time), 3 unique airstreams, a cozy 2 bedroom cottage, a dreamy hot tub, and unparalleled desert vibes. 

Rancho V has been visited by major label artists The Pierces, Vogue Italia, Eagles of Death Metal, The Arctic Monkeys, Paolo Nutini, Peaches, Bob Moses, Jan Blomqvist, the Smirnoff Sound Collective, and author Neil Strauss among others.


Rocco Gardner is a British-born musician, record producer, and entrepreneur who made the US his home in 2010. He is the founder of “Escape Productions”. While working on his music festival and charity events in New York City (“Escape to New York and “Escape for Good”), Gardner traveled to the desert with longtime collaborator and bandmate Kelly Halloran to record with Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal) at Rancho de La Luna. Immediately drawn to the magnetism and solitude of the landscape, Rocco was keen to give “Escape” a permanent home in the desert. In late 2013, he purchased and transformed a private, 100-acre ranch in Pioneertown, CA into the high end bespoke recording studio, photo/film location, and artist retreat “Rancho V”.  Gardner is the frontman of the indie-rock band “Hot Trash” and co-founder of Aspiration Coin. Combining his projects with his world travels and extensive drone footage and photography, Rocco is also the creator of a worldly Instagram feed! (@shotbyrocco)