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Enjoy Our Dream at Shadowbrook, a Luxurious 1927 Mountain Home

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Last updated: 03/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Idyllwild cabin description

Shadowbrook, built in 1927 and lovingly maintained and enhanced over the years, for the first time is available to the public for vacation rental. On a level acre, the graceful “cabin” looks over Strawberry Creek, as does the Jacuzzi redwood hot tub. Lupines and rare tiger lilies grace the forest garden in summer. The interior is warmed by virgin redwood walls and its exterior is cedar bark above river-washed boulders. While its style is in the tradition of an old-fashioned Adirondack cottage, it has central heating, a modern kitchen, outdoor shower, and three fireplaces for ultimate comfort. Walk to town along the creek, sit in the sunroom filled with the Strawberry Creek’s music, have breakfast on the deck, and you’ll know why Shadowbrook has only had three previous owners.

Keywords: A Spacious, Immaculately Maintained, Redwood Adirondack Style Cabin in the Forest


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This property and house are ideal for Yoga retreats, small events, photo shoots and filming. Please ask the Property Manger as these are not allowed without prior arrangement and proper liability insurance. Extra fees will apply....moreless


  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane and charcoal grills. A full propane tank is not guaranteed. Guests are able to refill at gas station in town....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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2 night min stay
$350 $400
Fri, Sat
$1,949 $4,050

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Extra Person Fee $50
  • Pet Fee $60
  • Taxes Included


Rates may be higher for Holidays and Special Events.

Expect a standard rental agreement to review and sign.

Firewood and starters are not included in the rental price.

Webber BBQ grill. Bring your own charcoal.

Extra person fee. Expect $50 per person per night over six guests.

Pet fee is $50 per pet per weekend stay.

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Last updated: 03/28/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: For thirty five years, we've enjoyed Shadowbrook in all seasons. We look forward to tiger lilies in July, flocked trees in winter, and lupines in the spring. The nights are dark and clear for star gazing and the creek provides its music day and night. I've written twenty books in the house, so it's also a place of great inspiration.

Why the Owner Chose Idyllwild:
The first time we discovered Idyllwild, we had come up the Hill for dinner at a new restaurant. Although it was called the Chef in the Forest, we were surprised and delighted by the beauty of the little village. We went back up a year later and have loved the town and our home ever since.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We have horseshoes and badminton, a hammock, books, and sunshine most of the time. Lighting a fire in our giant fireplace with a glass of wine, a novel, and Beethoven is our idea of a good time in winter. Aroma, the restaurant right across the creek from us, has great food with live music to match.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Creekside Chateau in the woods

    Creekside Chateau in the woods

  • The group arriving at the cabin

    The group arriving at the cabin

  • Time for a little yoga

    Time for a little yoga

  • Parcheesee anyone?

    Parcheesee anyone?

  • with a good friend.

    with a good friend.

  • Chilling on the front deck

    Chilling on the front deck

  • Musical interlude

    Musical interlude

  • Mug of hot chocolate at twilight in the hot tub...

    Mug of hot chocolate at twilight in the hot tub...

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Member since: 2010
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