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Serenity Cabin: a Lovely Getaway in the Forest

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
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Idyllwild cabin description

SERENITY..YOU WILL LOVE THIS CABIN IN THE WOODS!
ENJOY FOREST VIEWS IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE OR OUT ON THE BIG DECK.

SERENITY CABIN is just a 2 hour drive from San Diego, Orange County or Los Angeles, and less than an hour drive to Palm Springs. Located in Idyllwild, next to the San Bernardino National Forest, and at over 6000 foot elevation, SERENITY CABIN is in a quiet setting just half a mile to wilderness hiking and challenging rock climbing trails, and about a mile to Idyllwild town center.

SERENITY CABIN has welcomed guests back year after year. Warm and cozy enough for 1 or 2, yet roomy enough for up to 6 people, SERENITY is a tastefully decorated vintage 1961 cabin. Enjoy our knotty pine interior and huge wood-burning fireplace. You will arrive for your vacation with everything ready for you, including fresh linens and towels and a fully stocked kitchen. Relaxation mode sets in almost immediately. Our forced-air heater keeps all the rooms warm and cozy on those chilly nights.

SERENITY has two large bedrooms (1 queen; 2 twin beds), plus a queen sofa bed and 1 Bath (with tub/shower). At nearly 1000 sq ft, it is roomy, yet cosy. There's a big deck with a BBQ, and a large back yard surrounded by HUGE, ancient pines, oaks, and cedar trees. A hammock swings between the trees.

Winter is really special, and we usually get lots of snow. The kids will enjoy sledding out back in the winter. Build a snowman or snow-woman!

Feed the birds and squirrels. Listen to the coyotes and owls at night, and see more stars than you ever have before. Gorgeous and relaxing!

The views from SERENITY CABIN will remind you of Yosemite National Park. Enjoy Lily Rock and Suicide Rock from the front of the cabin and Suicide Rock from the huge back deck. Whimsical tree carvings of a bear and raccoons are out back. The big deck is great for just sitting and birdwatching (over 30 species seen over one weekend!).

SERENITY is cosy and warm in the winter, with cool breezes in the summer. See gorgeous autumn colors, or take photos of the springtime wildflowers. A very clean, comfy cabin for a romantic get-away, holiday or family gathering.

SERENITY CABIN is near the Idyllwild Arts campus, with weekly concerts, plays, lectures and art. Great restaurants, shops, galleries, live music and a movie theatre in town. Hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing all within a short distance. Two nearby lakes for fishing. Horseback riding available at the nearby Little Yellow Ranch. Fantastic birdwatching, right from the deck. 1/2 mile to Humber Park trailheads for hiking and climbing. Less than 1 mile to Idyllwild town. Activities at 1000 Trails in Pine Cove (~5 miles north of town), for a $10 day-use fee: swimming pool, kids' playground, horses for rent. Idyllwild town has fun festivals including a 4th of July parade, the Lemon Lily Festival and others.

Sorry, no smoking and no pets. SERENITY CABIN is not suitable for non-ambulatory guests.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN IDYLLWILD:

Memorial Weekend in May - Wildflower and Art Show, Idyllwild Nature Center.
Mid-July - Lemon Lily Festival, with music, art, fun.
3rd weekend in August - Jazz in the Pines
early Dec - Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, center of town.
Feb - Idyllwild Film Festival


Wi-Fi and Internet now available!
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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 21 years and up. This is our family cabin, and we do not rent to any type of party groups. Guest screening is done with all inquiries....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Kids LOVE our cabin! Lots of games, books, videos and fun stuff for kids. They especially love the big back yard for playing and sledding, and the carvings of the bear and racoons....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                This is a National Forest area, highly susceptible to wildfires, so no smoking is allowed....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We love animals, especially dogs! However, due to damage problems with previous guest's pets, we can no longer accept any pets..sorry....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen size...moreless

              • Queen size Bed (1) Located in the large master bedroom. The beautiful walnut wood dresser, mirror and chest of drawers are antiques, from 1910. 2 bedside tables with plenty of lighting, and an easy chair for quiet reading., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in the 2nd bedroom., Sleep Sofa (1) Queen sized sofa bed is located in the living room. It has a thicker mattress than most sofa beds, and is quite comfortable....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

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              • Tub, shower, plenty of hot water.

              Other Amenities

                  • Fabulous views of Lily Rock and Suicide Rock. Easily accessible in winter snows. Great sledding out in the back yard. Sleds provided in winter. Close to hiking and rock-climbing trails. A hammock and a yoga mat available in the closet. Go fishing, kayaking or rowing on nearby Lake Hemet....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Video Library:

                    DVD's, suitable for the whole family....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Extensive views of the forest and huge mountains. The famous climbing mountains Taquitz Peak (Lily Rock) and Suicide Peak are seen from the dining table and back deck. Use your binoculars and watch the climbers ascend! Watch the antics of the birds and squirrels from the deck..(Hint: they love sunflower seeds!)...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Rock Climbing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        No A/C but we have portable fans for each room....moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Wood-burning. Bring your own firewood or get some in town. Please do not collect firewood from our trees or neighbors....moreless

                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Only within California....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Central heating, VERY efficient!...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Now available, with Wi-Fi...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Serenity Cabin will be ready with clean, fresh linens for our guests to enjoy their vacation the minute they arrive and up to their departure....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Comfy sofas, throws. Lots of books, videos and games. A writing desk with paper....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Enough room for 2 or 3 cars....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Driveway accomodates up to 3 cars. Fern Valley Rd. is quickly plowed after a snowstorm....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone:

                        Long-distance calls allowed, but only within California. Bring a phone card for longer-distance calls. Cell phones are iffy in this location, but OK in town a mile or so away....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Now available!...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Huge brick wood-burning fireplace. Firewood not provided. A log bundle and fire starter available for extra cost. There is also a forced-air heater to keep all the rooms warm and cozy....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        All utensils, pots, baking pans, etc. provided. A blender, and even a popcorn popper. You will love our vintage yellow counter tops and pink sink!...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Appliances are a deep brown color, vintage, from 1961....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large deck with views of Lily Rock and Suicide Rock. Picnic table and benches seat up to 8. Deck is gated and safe for toddlers. Umbrella, comfy chaise lounge chair and 2 other teak chairs and side tables available on the deck....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          2 night min stay
                          $135 $150
                          Fri, Sat

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The $135 rate is for 2 people; for each additional person add $15 per night.

                          Big discounts for weekly or monthly stays.

                          Extra fees may apply for holidays and festivals..

                          Our beds are not equipped for children in diapers.

                          Please bring your own crib or other bed for very young children. Our cabin is also not equipped for handicapped persons. No smoking and no pets. Renters must be over age 21.

                          Pay through our managers at Quiet Creek Vacations.

                          IMPORTANT: Be sure to ask for SERENITY CABIN and tell them you saw it on our VRBO website. 1-800-450-6110.

                          You may also book online at www.quietcreekvacation.com

                          Visa, MC and other CC cards and checks accepted.

                          A deposit may be due at the time of booking.


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                          Location

                          • Cafe Aroma

                            "Good food and music!"

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                          • Red Kettle

                            "Good for big breakfasts."

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                          • Gastrognome

                            "Been coming here since the 70s. Good food and service. Good for a romantic dinner, especial..."

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                          • Idyllwild Nature Center

                            "Great spot for learning about the local plants, birds, Native American history, early settle..."

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                          • Idyllwild HIking

                            "Trails for all levels of difficulty. Forever views along the trail!"

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                          • Rustic Theatre

                            "This tiny theatre is old-timey and shows first run movies. Shows at 7 PM, also some matinees."

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                          • Earth 'n' Fire

                            "Really nice people, very helpful. A relaxing afternoon, just painting pottery and listening ..."

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                          • Lake Hemet Campground

                            "Nice peaceful lake for rowing, fishing, kayaking."

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                          • Little Yellow Rose Ranch

                            "Ride horses for a reasonable rate. Nice views."

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                          • House of Jerky

                            "More than just jerkys! Lots of gourmet foods for sale. "

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                          70 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Ontario, CA
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Many choices
                          23 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Hemet, CA
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          243
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Many choices
                          83 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Big Bear area (downhill)

                          Car: Necessary

                          Upcoming Events:

                          Memorial Weekend, May - Wildflower Show and Art Exhibit,

                          July 4th - Parade, 10 AM

                          July (2nd weekend) - Lemon Lily Festival and Bluegrass Music

                          Aug. (3rd weekend) - Jazz in the Pines Festival

                          Aug 31-Sept 1 - Idyllwild Art and Treasures Weekend

                          Oct 10 - Wine Tasting and Art Walk

                          Weekend after Thanksgiving - Crafts show and Christmas tree lighting,

                          ..and many others during the year.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: HI! We are Fred and Kathy, the owners of SERENITY CABIN in Idyllwild, CA. We went to Idyllwild often for short get-aways, often combined with a trip to Palm Springs. Finally, just after 9-11-01, an elderly lady stopped by the Idyllwild real estate office with her keys, and we took a look at her cabin that very day and made her an offer. It was like stepping back into a 1950s and 1960s cabin, with warm, pristine woodwork, and we loved it! Since then, we have enjoyed SERENITY CABIN over its many seasons, and never get tired of the views and wildlife.

                          Why the Owner Chose Idyllwild:
                          We love the mountains and the trees. SERENITY CABIN is close to hiking trails, shops, good restaurants and even a movie theatre. Kathy especially enjoys birding from the deck and trails (over 30 species seen in just one weekend off the back deck!). The wildlife here is amazing - coyotes, racoons, bobcats, deer, quail, white-headed woodpeckers...just to name a few, seen right from the cabin. Plus, this location fills us with positive energy.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          Peace, serenity and great bird watching! We love the Jazz Festival at Idyllwild Arts in August, and the Art and Wine Tasting Walk in town in October. Family BBQ's out on deck are always a treat. The views from our SERENITY CABIN remind us of Yosemite Valley, and fills us with joy and wonder. The stars at night are amazing. Plus, the scent of the pines and cedars smells so good!


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                          Photos

                          • Serenity Cabin in the woods.

                            Serenity Cabin in the woods.

                          • Springtime at Serenity Cabin in Idyllwild.

                            Springtime at Serenity Cabin in Idyllwild.

                          • Molly the wood-carved bear in the back yard snow.

                            Molly the wood-carved bear in the back yard snow.

                          • SERENITY CABIN living room with big wood-burning fireplace

                            SERENITY CABIN living room with big wood-burning fireplace

                          • SERENITY CABIN: View from the back deck into the large, forested yard.

                            SERENITY CABIN: View from the back deck into the large, forested yard.

                          • SERENITY CABIN: It's 1961, with vintage appliances, counter-tops & a pink sink!

                            SERENITY CABIN: It's 1961, with vintage appliances, counter-tops & a pink sink!

                          • SERENITY CABIN master bedroom with queen bed, easy chair and antique dressers.

                            SERENITY CABIN master bedroom with queen bed, easy chair and antique dressers.

                          • 2nd bedroom at SERENITY CABIN. Kids love this room!

                            2nd bedroom at SERENITY CABIN. Kids love this room!

                          • Views of Lily Rock from the front porch of Serenity Cabin.

                            Views of Lily Rock from the front porch of Serenity Cabin.

                          • You never know what new bird you might see at SERENITY CABIN (R-S flicker)

                            You never know what new bird you might see at SERENITY CABIN (R-S flicker)

                          • Northern flicker; photo taken out the window at breakfast one morning.

                            Northern flicker; photo taken out the window at breakfast one morning.

                          • Reflections at Lake Fulmore, about 9 miles north of Idyllwild on highway 243.

                            Reflections at Lake Fulmore, about 9 miles north of Idyllwild on highway 243.

                          • A winter wonderland at SERENITY CABIN in Fern Valley, Idyllwild, CA

                            A winter wonderland at SERENITY CABIN in Fern Valley, Idyllwild, CA

                          • Heavy snowfall at Serenity Cabin.

                            Heavy snowfall at Serenity Cabin.

                          • Grandkids. Sled right out in the backyard! Sleds available at SERENITY CABIN.

                            Grandkids. Sled right out in the backyard! Sleds available at SERENITY CABIN.

                          • SERENITY CABIN: Queen sofa bed in living room, view of deck.

                            SERENITY CABIN: Queen sofa bed in living room, view of deck.

                          • SERENITY CABIN in Autumn: whimsical "Molly the Bear" seen from the deck

                            SERENITY CABIN in Autumn: whimsical "Molly the Bear" seen from the deck

                          • Dining table will seat up to 6

                            Dining table will seat up to 6

                          • SERENITY CABIN: Antique dresser and easy chair in the master bedroom

                            SERENITY CABIN: Antique dresser and easy chair in the master bedroom

                          • 2nd bedroom.

                            2nd bedroom.

                          • Grey squirrels love the yard and trees at SERENITY CABIN

                            Grey squirrels love the yard and trees at SERENITY CABIN

                          • See white-breasted nuthatches like this one. Also mountain chickadees and others

                            See white-breasted nuthatches like this one. Also mountain chickadees and others

                          • Grey squirrels love our Serenity Cabin! Bring unsalted peanuts or sunflower seed

                            Grey squirrels love our Serenity Cabin! Bring unsalted peanuts or sunflower seed

                          • View of Suicide Rock from the back deck.

                            View of Suicide Rock from the back deck.

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $135 - $150 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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