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* Lookout Lodge sits high above the world on an acre of land commanding spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and national forest. You can wake up to the sunrise or drink a glass of wine while watching the sunset – catching a glint of the sea in the distance if the conditions are right. Inside, the 3,500 square foot home boasts four bedrooms (two masters), three bathrooms, a fully outfitted kitchen, a dedicated dining room, a common room with river rock fireplace and a media room filled with hundreds of DVDs and games. The house is decorated with original art courtesy of owners (and internationally renowned artists) Jim and Kathleen Keifer, which you can buy at a discount. The spacious gardens are landscaped with wildflowers, pine, oak, Manzanita trees, and are filled with intimate clusters of outdoor furniture arranged to take in stunning views. The property also features a pond, waterfall, and rock formations decorated with Native American acorn-mortar bowls. The grass lawn is perfect for croquet or bocce ball – the gear is included. Bounce on the giant trampoline, play on the Ping-Pong table, lounge on the outdoor daybed and wraparound craftsman-style decks. At night, soak in the hot tub while watching shooting stars, or have a barbecue on the top-of-the-line grill. This location is extremely private, perfect for family gatherings, small retreats and mountain weddings (up to 50 guests). It sleeps twelve and the bottom level can be closed off from the other two as an easy way to separate groups. Former guest have left the reviews: “Easily the prettiest house we have ever stayed at,” “Don’t know what was more relaxing – the views, the hikes, or the convenience,” “The most beautiful home in Idyllwild,” “A truly magical experience” and “We’ll absolutely be coming back next year!” A private home garden studio tour is available upon request.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About: 'The Keifer's professions as artists and inventors uniquely inform the decor, gardens and collections at Lookout Lodge.'
Why Idyllwild: The perfect blend of mountain home coupled with sophistication. Great for family and friends, small groups and wedding events.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: The Keifers are offering a rare opportunity to their valued guests. If you make a return visit within any 12 month period, you can choose a piece of art ( a selection of twelve unique pieces) which individual retail anywhere from $350. - $500., originals, oil on canvas - It is their gift for you to memorialize your stay. Send an additional booking referral and select, yes, another distinctive piece from this collection. You may send up to 3 referrals within a twelve month period. All you need to do is to e.mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the details about The Keifer Collectible Art Reward Program. It's so easy, bask in the mountain air, refer friends and family, and collect valuable original art absolutely free of charge.