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Mountain Retreats-Surrounded by Cedar Forest and Ferns

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Upper Meadow Lodge: Beautiful 6 BR,5.5 B mountain top secluded retreat property

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

** A mile high forest experience in a luxurious setting with huge cedars and outdoor Jacuzzi, your own personal chef available for catering your event and to give cooking lessons. If you are looking for a MOUNTAIN RETREAT HOUSE to sleep 20 and to entertain even more, call for customized rates just for you. Superb views out of every window!**

UPPER MEADOW LODGE on Palomar Mountain is a breathtaking lodge style home, with five luxurious suites, and four and a half baths. In addition there is a cozy 200 square foot romantic 'Fern Cottage' that offers a bed and bath of its own, and is settled among the ancient Cedar grove just a stone's throw from the main lodge house.

Upper Meadow Lodge's 'Meadow View Room' is an added bonus to our guests! This spacious 500+ square foot space with wireless internet can accommodate corporate meetings, crafters, yoga, exercise, games, scrap book and quilting clubs to name a few. This very functional multi use space includes a caterers' kitchen complete with stove, oven, full size refrigerator & sink. Enjoy beautiful views of the bracken fern meadow and distant Cuyamaca & Laguna Mountain Ranges.

Located just 1.5 hours from San Diego, 2 hours from Los Angeles, Upper Meadow Lodge, is secluded, elegant, warm and inviting, with stunning views from the top of Palomar Mountain.

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Wow!! What a glorious place! We are deeply grateful to be here for our retreat.
- Board of Directors, Avalon Springs
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Created for large gatherings, the large gourmet kitchen features a professional 6-burner stove with griddle and double oven, plus ample counter-space, storage, and everything you need to cook for a crowd. The bedrooms are so beautiful, each with beautiful picture windows framing the fern meadow, wildflowers, forest, and views off the mountain... there will be no issue of guests arguing over getting the 'best' one!

SOLITUDE. Standing quietly on over 8 acres of mountaintop woods, and a short walk to the Palomar Mountain State Park, Upper Meadow Lodge provides a private, silent oasis of peace and tranquility in ancient Cedar and Oak forest.

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We had an enchanted evening under a blanket of stars. We felt a little closer to heaven up here. Kathy A.
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ACCESSIBLE.
Upper Meadow Lodge is the perfect home base from which to explore Southern California, including Disneyland, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, The Wild Animal Park, Julian, Anza Borrego and Palm Springs deserts. Harrah's at Rincon, Pauma, Santa Ysabel, and Pala Casinos offer fine dining, gaming, and spa services nearby, and the shopping and dining of Escondido, Oceanside, or Temecula are just 45 minutes away.

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Mark stood in the living room this morning, a cup of coffee in his hand & said, 'I could totally live here.' My thoughts exactly.
Thank You!
Mark and Elaine, Lily & Anja G.
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FUN! Outdoor activities onsite include hiking, horseshoes, foosball, swing set, and kite flying, not to mention relaxing adirondack chairs in the ancient cedar grove. For snow days and cozy evenings by the fire, enjoy satellite TV, movies, and games. A short drive away, find Golf (Warner Springs and Pauma Country Club) and Fishing and Boating at Lake Henshaw (20-25 min away). Palomar Mountain General Store & Mothers Kitchen are just 1/2 mile down the road.
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• Features

* One and a half hours from San Diego, atop Palomar Mountain
* Two hours from Los Angeles
* 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths Plus additional 1 bedroom, 1 bath 'Fern Cottage'
* Sleeps up to 20 guests
* Four luxurious master suites
* Additional 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath romantic ‘Fern Cottage'
* 8.4 private mountain top acres with fern meadows, Cedar forest, and panoramic views
* Large Gourmet Kitchen with commercial sized appliances for easy group cooking
* Fresh, famous Palomar Mountain water from the private well on the property
* About a half hour to famous Casinos, Lake Henshaw, and the Palomar Observatory
* Enjoy the beauty of the four seasons we experience on Palomar Mountain


Keywords: Lodge, Sleeps 2-20, Palomar Mountain Retreat, Corporate retreat, family reunion, group events, weddings, church retreat, spiritual retreat, artist retreat, astronomer's delight, on site catering

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Up to 2 dogs allowed - Additional Pet fee of $50.00 per dog applies...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed outside only. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The main floor is partially wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp from the drive to the back deck. The rooms are accessible but the bathrooms have standard size doors and no grab bars next to commode or in shower....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Mountain Rose Suite (Shares bath with Cedar Views Suite)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Bears Lair Main (The king Bed can be split into 2 twin beds)...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sundance Suite (King bed can be split into 2 twin beds)...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The Great Room has a king size sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Detached Unit: 1 king

    Fern Cottage 200 Sq. Ft. detached cottage with bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Lavender Views Suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Cedar Views Suite (King bed can be split into 2 twin beds)...moreless

  • Main floor: Lavender Views Suite- Sleeps 2 - Private bath (King Bed) Bears Lair - Sleeps 4 Private Bath King bed + two twin beds (King bed can be split into 2 twin beds) Upper Floor: Cedar Views Suite- Sleeps 2 - King bed (Can be split into 2 twin beds, shared full bath with Mountain Rose Suite). Mountain Rose Suite - Sleeps 4 - King bed + twin bed, and single/twin sofa sleeper (Shared full bath with Cedar Views Suite). Lower Floor: Sundance Suite - Sleeps 4 - Private Bath - King bed + queen sofa sleeper, (King bed can be split into 2 twin beds) Detached Cottage: Fern Cottage - Sleeps 2 - Private Bath - King bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    Located on the main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Elegant Private bath for the Lavender Views Suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

    3rd floor - Bath for the Mountain Rose & Cedar View Suites...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Private bath located on the main floor for the Bears Lair...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Private bath for the Sundance Suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    Private bath for the Fern Cottage...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Piano! Cedar Forest, Sledding, Horseshoes, Native American Artifacts, incredible Mountaintop Views...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Ping pong, Foosball...moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV in Great Room ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Amazing views to the south east toward Cuyamaca Peak & Mount Laguna...moreless

  • Rural:

    Breathtaking mountain forested setting ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional dining table & seating for 4-6 in the breakfast nook...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 19 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Oak firewood is provided ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic long distance. No international, Canada or Mexico calls....moreless

  • Garage:

    The oversized garage space is set up as game room and/or craft room. There is an extra refridgerator, stove and sink....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Abundant parking ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath & spa towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Current manager is an PERSONAL CHEF. He is available catering events and cooking classes....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Set up for 20+. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Upper Meadow Lodge has an amazing gourmet kitchen on the main floor with a 6 burner commercial range with 2 ovens....moreless

  • Microwave:

    2 microwaves...moreless

  • Oven:

    Large oven in main kitchen, plus additional oven in the 'caterers kitchen'...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, sugar, many spices are in the cabinet....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 full refrigerators, plus 1 under the counter refrigerator located in the Sundance Suite...moreless

  • Stove:

    2 stoves. 6 burner gas stove in the gourmet kitchen, and 4 burner electric stove in the caterers kitchen...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Upstairs Bath for Mountain Rose & Cedar Views Suite is jetted...moreless

 

Reviews

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$600 $750
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$5,250 $21,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

3 day minimum major holidays. Cleaning Service fee will be added to final total.

50% upon booking, Balance due 30 days before stay.


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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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Location

62 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Valley Center
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Oceanside
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-15
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mothers Kitchen, Palomar Mountain
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oceanisde

Car: Necessary

Golfing in Valley Center & Temecula,Fishing at nearby Lake Henshaw or Doane Pond, Julian, Old Town Temecula, Wine Tasting Temecula, Hot Air Balloons Temecula, Harrah's, Pala, Valley View and Pauma casinos nearby, Beautiful Anza-Borrego desert one hour away, Palomar Observatory, about one hour to most north San Diego County Beaches. Cooking classes at the lodge.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Always crazy about dense forests with huge trees we flat-landers live in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego and raised our kids there. So when friends first mentioned that they were going to sell these almost 9 acres of forest and meadow with stunning views we agreed to go look and fell in love with the snow covered fairyland. Construction on our dream mountain chalet was finished in 2009 and we opened our home up to retreat groups and family reunions.

Why Palomar Mountain:
We wanted to be within an hour and a half of our dream lodge and to have our own well with magnificent pure artisian water. We wanted to build a home that was big enough to hold our extended family, grandkids and all and comfortable enough so we would all feel like we could put up our feet and relax both indoors and out. We decided to make the building Eco friendly to include a minimum of 8' of insulation and the best lighting and window systems. The views were so spectacular that every room had to take advantage and patios and decks were fashioned to serve each area of the home. The great room had to feel snug and homey whether there were two or sixty guests and the kitchen had to have professional ovens, lots of burners and a large griddle and lots of counter top for community cooking fun. We got our dream and lots of friends have felt the immediate peace and relaxation, the joy of nature just being here.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The largest cedar circle on the mountain is out our kitchen door and Native Americans have considered the circle sacred. One can sit in the extra large jacuzzi and soak up the cedars with a million stars overhead and shooting stars almost every night. Walks through the forest, sledding, a dog friendly wonderland brings our guests back year after year.


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  • Upper Meadow Lodge: Beautiful 6 BR,5.5 B mountain top  secluded retreat property

    Upper Meadow Lodge: Beautiful 6 BR,5.5 B mountain top secluded retreat property

  • Views from the top of the World!

    Views from the top of the World!

  • Dining in style..Expandable Antique Dining Table Seats 10...

    Dining in style..Expandable Antique Dining Table Seats 10...

  • Elegant Kitchen with Commercial-Grade Stainless Fridge, Oven, Stove...

    Elegant Kitchen with Commercial-Grade Stainless Fridge, Oven, Stove...

  • Mountain Lavender Suite on the Main Floor * Sleeps 2-3 Stunning Views!

    Mountain Lavender Suite on the Main Floor * Sleeps 2-3 Stunning Views!

  • Bears Lair Sleeps 4 Located on the Main Floor with Private Bath

    Bears Lair Sleeps 4 Located on the Main Floor with Private Bath

  • Cedar View Suite* Shares full bath with the Mountain Rose Suite* Sleeps 2

    Cedar View Suite* Shares full bath with the Mountain Rose Suite* Sleeps 2

  • Fern Cottage is a sweet getaway, just steps away from the house, with 1BD/1BA.

    Fern Cottage is a sweet getaway, just steps away from the house, with 1BD/1BA.

  • Welcome to Upper Meadow Lodge ~Stunning Palomar Mountain Estate~ Sleeps up to 18

    Welcome to Upper Meadow Lodge ~Stunning Palomar Mountain Estate~ Sleeps up to 18

  • Expansive Great Room with outstanding views and fantastic fireplace

    Expansive Great Room with outstanding views and fantastic fireplace

  • The Gourmet Kitchen is open to the living room area...

    The Gourmet Kitchen is open to the living room area...

  • Sundance Suite Sleeps 3-4 * With Parlor Area, Kitchenette, Full Bath, and Patio

    Sundance Suite Sleeps 3-4 * With Parlor Area, Kitchenette, Full Bath, and Patio

  • The Luxurious Mountain Rose Suite * Sleeps 4-5

    The Luxurious Mountain Rose Suite * Sleeps 4-5

  • The Romantic 'Fern Cottage'-Sleeps 2-Private bath, coffeemaker,microwave

    The Romantic 'Fern Cottage'-Sleeps 2-Private bath, coffeemaker,microwave

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    20
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    5.5
  • Property type
    Lodge
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/26/2015
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