Sacred Mountain Retreat - a Private Residence

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

SACRED MOUNTAIN RETREAT is a one of a kind private residence situated on 8 serene acres next to its sister property SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH VRBO # 731357 encompassing an additional 53 majestic acres. SACRED MOUNTAIN RETREAT is for intimate gatherings, reunions and get togethers for up to 35 - 50 guests. All of our wedding packages include a venue fee. We offer SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH for larger Weddings and events accomodating up 50 -125 guests. SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH includes a picturesque Reception Courtyard, lush Wedding Meadow and Romantic Honeymoon Cottage. For more details please view VRBO # 731357.
SACRED MOUNTAIN RETREAT an enchanting peaceful sanctuary within walking distance of the quaint, historical town of Julian. The private, gated estate provides intimacy and tranquility for those that feel the need to escape from every day life and surrender to nature at its best. The multiple gathering places invite you to feel fully in the presence of one another.

Sacred Mountain Retreat offers majestic views of Volcan Mountain, our own 'Valley of the Moon' and unparalleled stargazing. This property takes you back to a more peaceful time and place.

The charming, ivy covered main cottage is comprised of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are hardwood floors and French windows throughout. The cottage has a sunny, fully equipped Viking kitchen with solid cherry countertops and a large European farm sink. The living area offers down-filled seating and a wood burning stove. The sumptuous master suite has a California King bed, separate sitting area and a private spa tub. All natural materials and white, crisp Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a peaceful nights rest. The bright and airy secondary bedroom has two full beds and ample closet space. The third bedroom has a queen bed and French doors that open out onto the enchanting, secret garden.

Steps away from the main cottage is a vine covered, two-story carriage house. The individual suites are fully equipped with refridgerators, coffee makers and half baths. The downstairs unit has a fantastic four-poster queen bed, farmhouse table, and private patio. The Zen inspired upstairs unit boasts a King bed and private sitting area.

The Wine Country inspired rustic barn is a treasure. An open floor plan, centered by a custom-made, solid Californian walnut table, invites you to dine with friends and family. The Viking kitchen is well equipped and a wood-burning fireplace is featured in the sitting area. The wraparound deck with stunning views of our “Valley of the Moon” and Volcan mountain is ideal for stargazing, yoga or just hanging out. A spiral staircase accesses the bedroom upstairs, which has a California king bed and a queen bed.

A long, private driveway, canopied by low hanging pistache trees, is your access to the gated property. There is a large Brazilian, rosewood deck in front of the main cottage with expansive vistas across the meadows to Volcan Mountain, encouraging guests to relax and enjoy the serenity. This private residence also provides a 40 foot saline pool and spa, Smith & Hawken teak furniture and a secluded entertainment area with barbeque. Half way up the stairs to the main deck there is a pool house, which has a stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, farmhouse sink, serving area and bathroom. Outside the pool house is an incredible outdoor rain head shower. The middle tier is home to the pool and an expansive, sweeping lawn area, flanked on one side by a grape and wisteria covered pergola. A custom-made iron & rustic wood dining table underneath seats 14 guests. The seasonal organic vegetable garden is in front of the sweet playhouse and wild French lavender bed. The lower tier has a horse barn, corral and sheltered pathways that meander through the ancient oaks. Abundant wildlife such as deer and wild turkey share these pathways with you.

Sacred Mountain Retreat sits on 61 majestic acres that offers many hiking trails where you will come across stunning plateau’s, spectacular vistas and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains all the way to the coast.

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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a NON smoking property....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Suitable for someone who is mobile without a wheelchair at all times as there are stairs down to the pool and Old Rustic Barn as well as structures down small hills on the property. Bathrooms/tubs/showers do not have wheelchair access....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

  • Main Cottage Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Egyptian Cotton Bedding - full bathroom...moreless

  • Main Cottage Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Egyptian Cotton Bedding - shared full bathroom...moreless

  • Main Cottage Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Egyptian Cotton Bedding - shared full bathroom...moreless

  • Rustic Barn Bedroom 6: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Egyptian Cotton Bedding - full bathroom...moreless

  • Carriage House Upper Unit Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Egyptian Cotton Bedding - half bathroom...moreless

  • Carriage House Ground Floor Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Egyptian Cotton Bedding - half bathroom ...moreless

  • Main Cottage /Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Main Cottage Living Room ...moreless

  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofas (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Main Cottage Master Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Main Cottage Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Rustic Barn Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Pebble rock bathroom with walk in shower - towels...moreless

  • Pool Bathroom 6: toilet, outdoor shower


  • Carriage House Ground Floor Bathroom 3: toilet

    toilet, sink and towels...moreless

  • Carriage House Upper Unit Bathroom 4: toilet

    toilet sink and towels...moreless

  • 3 full bathrooms & 2 half bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The property sleeps 14 guests in beds with double occupancy in each bed. We can accommodate 50 guests maximum for small, intimate gatherings. The 50 guests are to include the guests sleeping on the property....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Jetted Tub


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2 night min stay
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning Fee $450 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 8%


If you are inquiring about a wedding or event, additional fees apply on a case by case basis related to your event and the number of people. We are open to hosting intimate occasions for 50 people or less. We also require a 3 night minimum. We would be happy to consider your inquiry so please let us hear from you. If you event

Rates for 2015 are not yet available. They will be posted by the end of the year.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Main Street, Julian CA
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Main Street, Julian CA

Car: Recommended

Main Street Julian, local wineries and apple orchards are less than a mile away. There are also beautiful hiking trails on the 60 acres adjacent to Sacred Mountain Retreat as well as hikes at Volcan Mountain one mile up the road.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

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Speaks: english


  • Rustic Barn

    Rustic Barn

  • Dining under the pergola

    Dining under the pergola

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Rustic Barn

    Rustic Barn

  • Rustic Barn Bedroom

    Rustic Barn Bedroom

  • Dinner by candlelight on the Main Deck

    Dinner by candlelight on the Main Deck

  • View of the Rustic Barn from the Main Cottage deck February 2013

    View of the Rustic Barn from the Main Cottage deck February 2013

  • Outdoor Dining

    Outdoor Dining

  • Guest Cottage - Lower/Upper Suites-queen/king beds, flat screen tv's & half bath

    Guest Cottage - Lower/Upper Suites-queen/king beds, flat screen tv's & half bath

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Rustic Barn

    Rustic Barn

  • Rustic Barn Bedroom

    Rustic Barn Bedroom

  • Cottage Guest Bedroom

    Cottage Guest Bedroom

  • Rustic Barn deck

    Rustic Barn deck

  • Winter Wonderland - January 2015

    Winter Wonderland - January 2015

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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