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Luxurious, Historic Lodge, Panoramic Views, Walk to Town, Spa

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Sleep under the stars in our seasonal outdoor bed, secluded on the master deck.

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Idyllwild lodge description

Hillside getaway with altitude on over 2 acres. Come stay with us for your Idyllwild experience. Pungent pine trees, mountain views, cocktails on the deck. Walk to art galleries, enjoy creekside hikes, gaze at star filled skies while you enjoy our four bedroom, three bathroom home. The knotty pine interior offers a full kitchen, great room with cathedral ceilings and brand new custom draperies, master suite with private deck featuring a seasonal four poster outdoor bed, outdoor lounge area with views of Tahquitz, and six person jacuzzi. Just relax or choose from a menu of personalized services. We offer private chef service, rock climbing trips and hikes, yoga, spa treatments and executive retreats. We will customize your experience to ensure you get to enjoy all that is unique about our southern California mountain town.

Rustic, well loved home has a master suite with a king size bed , ceiling fan, sitting room, outdoor deck and full bathroom. Downstairs bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, ceiling fan, and it's own bathroom with a custom slate shower. Upstairs has two bedrooms with a jack and jill shared bathroom (newly remodeled custom tile shower/floor). One bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed and the other room has a king size bed. Great room offers a large wood burning fireplace, full wet bar, TV, stereo with iPod dock, and WIFI. Dining area in full service kitchen seats eight to ten and provides everything you need for the ultimate dinner party with friends and family.

This was once the summer writer's retreat of well known author, Earle Stanley-Gardner. Come experience a bit of history.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Lodge
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Massage
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        *the house was built in 1945 and is child friendly, but NOT childproof...moreless

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Renters must be 21 years of age to sign the rental contract...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed:

        Although we love pets, the owner is severly allergic...moreless

      • Events Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        Queen Air Mattress can be set up in the Sitting Room area...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        2 Twins can be converted to an Eastern King...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 king

        Upstairs with a Jack and Jill bathroom...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        Upstairs; 2 Twins can be converted to an Eastern King...moreless

      • Other ;Seasonal Outdoor bed: 1 queen

        Outdoor bed under the stars on the Private Master deck...moreless

      • King size beds (1) Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) Seasonal outdoor four poster bed has a queen mattress (set up from the end of May through October 1st), Twin or Single Beds (1) All twin beds can easily be converted into Eastern King size beds upon request...moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

        Private Master Bathroom in Master Suite...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

        Newly remodeled Custom Slate/Tile bathroom...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

        Jack & Jill, newly remodeled with Custom Glass/Tile...moreless

      • Master bath is private and large. Other two bathrooms have been remodeled with custom glass, slate, and tile. New larger showers, new floors, and toilets. Large, comfy robes provided for your use....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        Dishes for dozens! Including bakeware, casserole dishes, stock pots, Wok, pressure cooker, cookie sheets, muffin tins, etc......moreless

      • Stove:

        New Range includes convection option and 5 burners. A Power boil and simmer burner and center burner converts to a griddle....moreless

      • Catering Available:

        Private chef service and catering services available. Romantic wine dinners, picnic lunches and breakfast on the deck....moreless

      • Pantry Items:

        Various spices and essentials for baking. Juicer, food processor, crockpot, waffle maker, and blender....moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Double door frig/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser on the door. Automatic ice maker....moreless

      • Kitchen:

        Think it up and it's probably here! Love to cook? This is kitchen is for you!...moreless

      • Dining:

        Dining table can seat 10. Please advise if you need additional seating...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        Espresso/coffee maker unit as well as an Electric tea kettle....moreless

      • Dishwasher:

        Dish soap and Dishwasher soap pods provided....moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        Everything the chef needs and more!...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        8...moreless

      • Microwave
      • Ice Maker
      • Seating for 8 people

      Amenities

      • Linens Provided:

        High thread count linens and extra pillows and blankets provided. All beds made as requested prior to your arrival....moreless

      • Living Room seats 15:

        Great room has cathedral ceilings, large fireplace, 3 sofas, chair, side tables, and a wet bar! ...moreless

      • Heating:

        New Central Heating system keeps every room warm. Thanks to Steve at Idyllwild Heating!...moreless

      • Wood Fireplace:

        Large wood burning fireplace in great room. Firewood provided at an additional charge...moreless

      • Towels Provided:

        Bath and hand towels, washcloths and Spa towels for outdoors are all provided....moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        New Washer. A limited supply of laundry detergent ...moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        New Dryer. A limited supply of dryer sheets ...moreless

      • Parking:

        Plenty of space for several vehicles....moreless

      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

        Must have owner's approval...moreless

      • Fireplace:

        Wood burning fireplace...moreless

      • Parking Off Street
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • Private Chef, Spa services, and Yoga instruction available. Retreats are held during the year such as Yoga, Detox and Spa weekends, wine tasting/dinner weekends, Women's retreats, Spiritual retreats, Photography retreats and many more. We can customize your weekend with food, wine and/or activities! The Great room offers 16 ft. cathedral ceilings and a built-in wet bar with sink for the ultimate in entertaining. Sleep under the stars in a custom four poster bed on a private deck off of the master suite. The spa provides the ultimate in relaxtion and privacy. We provide high thread count linens for your sleeping comfort as well as new mattresses....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Games:

            Lots of board games for all ages! Including Chess/checkers, Scrabble, Mexican Train Dominos, Yahtzee, Candyland, Don't break the ice, Monopoly, etc......moreless

          • Books:

            Several shelves of best sellers, kids books and the classics for use during your stay! ...moreless

          • Television:

            HDTV in living room and a big screen TV in the Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Direct TV with over 205 Channels; DVR and music channels...moreless

          • Stereo:

            I Pod docking station, CD player and AM/FM stereo...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Movies for all ages...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • CD Player

          Communications

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Large Private hot tub seats 6 and provides an amazing view of the stars!...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Large proane grill with side burner on the front deck just off of the kitchen...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Wraps around the front of the house and provides incredible views!...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaking is available at Lake Hemet, just 15 mins away...moreless

              • Garden Chairs:

                8...moreless

              • Balcony

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Swimming
                  • Hunting
                   

                  Reviews

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                  2 night min stay
                  $295 $395
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • CLEANING FEE $125
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  3rd consecutive night booked will be at a discounted rate!

                  ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR EXTENDED STAYS AND LAST MINUTE BOOKING DISCOUNTS!

                  NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR USE OF THE SPA!

                  NO ADDITIONAL FEE FOR LINENS!


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                  Last updated: 09/15/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Palm Springs and Ontario Airports
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 10
                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  San Diego or Orange County Beaches
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Gastrognome
                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Numerous courses in the Palm Desert, Palm Springs,
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Cafe Aroma

                  Car: Recommended

                  Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram up the mountain and hike down the trail into Idyllwild. Southern California Wine Country (Temecula) is a short 45-60 min. drive and also provides lots of antique shopping in Old Town.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1976

                  About the owner: Lucky for me, my parents moved our family to Idyllwild and into this house when I was a child. I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to grow up in this amazing town. I grew up writing poetry on the deck with only moonlight to illuminate the page, climbing rocks, building snowmen and having many snowball fights with my brother and sister. There were many 'White Chirstimas' mornings and Thanksgiving day hikes. My family still gathers at the house to share laughter, love and tales of life's experiences. It is a place we will always call home and I am excited to share it with you.

                  Why the Owner Chose Idyllwild:
                  This home was built in 1945, by Lou Britton and has since been owned by the Famous Mystery Author, Earle Stanley Gardner, whose ownership created a local nickname of 'The Mystery Cabin.' I try to create that same sense of awe upon your arrival that I felt as a child walking through the giant wood door and looking up onto the sky high knotty pine ceilings! Wow!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                  Five minute walk to the centre of Idyllwild's restaurants, shopping, music, and art galleries. The homeowner's family has vacationed and lived in Idyllwild for over 46 years and is committed to providing you and your family with personal service to optimmize your stay with us.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Sleep under the stars in our seasonal outdoor bed, secluded on the master deck.

                    Sleep under the stars in our seasonal outdoor bed, secluded on the master deck.

                  • Picture windows throughout the Great room provide perfect light and views!

                    Picture windows throughout the Great room provide perfect light and views!

                  • Full Wet Bar opens up to the Great Room. Perfect for Entertaining!

                    Full Wet Bar opens up to the Great Room. Perfect for Entertaining!

                  • A view of Tahquitz from the front deck; one of many amazing views!

                    A view of Tahquitz from the front deck; one of many amazing views!

                  • The kitchen and wet bar that opens to the living room

                    The kitchen and wet bar that opens to the living room

                  • Upstairs guest room with 2 twins that can be converted into a King bed

                    Upstairs guest room with 2 twins that can be converted into a King bed

                  • The Master suite has a private deck, bathroom and sitting room

                    The Master suite has a private deck, bathroom and sitting room

                  • New/remodeled bathroom with new slate shower and floor

                    New/remodeled bathroom with new slate shower and floor

                  • Downstairs room shown with the King bed instead of 2 twins

                    Downstairs room shown with the King bed instead of 2 twins

                  • Relax under one of the large oak trees

                    Relax under one of the large oak trees

                  • The spa in the winter is a magical winter wonderland!

                    The spa in the winter is a magical winter wonderland!

                  • Plenty of seating in the Great room surrounded by picture windows

                    Plenty of seating in the Great room surrounded by picture windows

                  • The Great room has cathedral ceilings and a large rock wood burning fireplace.

                    The Great room has cathedral ceilings and a large rock wood burning fireplace.

                  • Stairs in the Great room leading to upstairs bedrooms and Jack & Jill bathroom

                    Stairs in the Great room leading to upstairs bedrooms and Jack & Jill bathroom

                  • Wander up to meditation rock and get lost in the moment

                    Wander up to meditation rock and get lost in the moment

                  • Elegant dining for intimate dinner parties or family gatherings

                    Elegant dining for intimate dinner parties or family gatherings

                  • Upstairs King bed with a jack and jill bathroom

                    Upstairs King bed with a jack and jill bathroom

                  • Master Suite has a large, private bathroom with a tub and seperate shower.

                    Master Suite has a large, private bathroom with a tub and seperate shower.

                  • Downstairs guest room; twin beds convert into a king bed

                    Downstairs guest room; twin beds convert into a king bed

                  • Fresh flowers throughout the house

                    Fresh flowers throughout the house

                  • Relax with a cocktail on a large  deck that surrounds the front of the house

                    Relax with a cocktail on a large deck that surrounds the front of the house

                  • The spa in the spring surrounded by daffodils

                    The spa in the spring surrounded by daffodils

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, September 13, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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