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Palomar Vista Lodge is set on over 8 acres on the top of Palomar Mountain, with views to the skyline in San Diego on a clear day. Beautifully updated and decorated, there are five bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus a recreation room with pool table / ping-pong / poker table / bar / and a 2nd kitchen to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. In addition there is a beautiful outside deck of 1,500 sq. feet, a fire pit, Jacuzzi and outdoor barbecue, plus gorgeous lawns, butterfly gardens, and hiking trails and private relaxation spots right on the property that feature gorgeous views, and peaceful tranquility. Perfect for large families, large groups, or multiple families as the home provides large bedrooms with lots of privacy. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, over 3,600 sq. ft of interior living space, Palomar Vista Lodge will come to be your luxurious mountain getaway with friends and family for years to come. We are only 2 miles from the entrance of Palomar Mountain State Park, and 3 miles from the Palomar Observatory. In addition, we have 5 casinos within 20 miles if you want to enjoy some great entertainment, a great value meal, and take your chances at the tables or slot machines. Serving San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties, we are about an hour to an hour and a half from all points in Southern California, but you will feel like you are in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Peace and serenity awaits you at Palomar Vista Lodge.
Master Suite Bath with Jacuzzi tub/shower, Queen Suite downstairs with full tub/shower, Upstairs has two bathrooms, one with tub/shower, one with shower. Also two additional powder rooms....moreless
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Enjoy the beautiful clean mountain air at 5,600 feet elevation. Palomar Vista Lodge is set amongst beautiful oak, cedar, and pine trees. And even a few giant redwoods! 5 Br / 5Ba plus a rec room with pool / ping-pong / poker table / extra kitchen, plus an outdoor 1,500' deck and beautiful lawn and gardens to enjoy outdoor SoCal living. On a clear day you can look south all the way to the skyline of San Diego, and the Coronado Islands out in the Pacific Ocean. Relax and experience the peace and tranquility of Palomar Mountain, with all the comforts of home!...moreless
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Seating for 12 people
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The Deck has a Propane Fire Pit perfect for sitting around watching the sunset and the Starry night's sky....moreless
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $500 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $450 Nightly
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Cleaning Fee Minimum$200
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,500
Holiday weekends require a 3-night minimum stay. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Palomar Vista Lodge is ideally located on the summit of Palomar Mountain, just 2 miles from the entrance of Palomar Mountain State Park, and just 3 miles from the World Famous 200 Inch Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory opened in 1948. Come explore some of the most beautiful hiking trails and natural beauty in Southern California, as well as one of the premier astronomy locations in the world. You will marvel at the beautiful surroundings during the day, and enjoy spectacular star-lit evenings by night. One of most famous views is the Milky Way Galaxy. During the Summer, on every clear night you can see the Galaxy you live. Several different Meteor showers, at about 1 per month can be seen during the Summer. The Milk Way is so close during the Summer that it feels as if you can reach out and touch it. From April through November, depending on if we have snow on the ground, the Palomar Observatory gives tours of the World Famous 200 Inch Hale Telescope. On most Saturdays and Sundays you can walk or drive to the Observatory and buy tickets for one of their tours. Tickets can be purchased in the gift shop after 10:00am. Doanes Pond in located in State Park several miles from the Lodge. You can spend the day fishing, hiking and having a picnic right next to the pond. Hiking- We have many different hiking trails on Palomar. Spend the day hiking one of our great trails and come back to the Lodge to relax in the Jacuzzi under the Starry Night's sky.
Areas to visit around Palomar Mountain:
Julian, California is a beautiful mountain village that is well known for its gold mining history, delicious apple pies, fine dining, and lots of great shops. Julian is about a 45 minute scenic drive from the Palomar Vista Lodge.
Lake Cuyamaca is near Julian and provides great fishing and boating, with all the gear you need.
Lake Henshaw is a beautiful high-altitude lake which provides boating and fishing, only about 20 minutes down the road.
If you like Casinos, there are 5 casinos with great gaming, food and drink within 30 minutes of the Palomar Vista Lodge.
In Valley Center, about 25 minutes away:
Bates Nut Farms- Beautiful country setting offering picnics and great things for the kids, Raw Nuts, Roasted/Salted Nuts, Dried Fruit, Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Glazed Fruit, Snacks & Misc. Items, Gift Packs, Gift Certificate.
The possibilities are endless, or you can just relax and enjoy the beautiful mountain environment at Palomar Vista Lodge, with all the comforts of home.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We are native Californians, and have enjoyed the beauty of Southern California for many years. Living in San Diego, we have many options for recreation, but there is nothing like getting up in the mountains and seeing the natural beauty of 100+ year old oak trees, observing the wildlife, playing in the snow in winter, and enjoying the undeveloped, majestic beauty of the Palomar Mountain State Park and Cleveland National Forest. We love it here on Palomar Mountain.
Why the Owner Chose Palomar Mountain: Palomar Vista Lodge was previously known as Celestial Gardens. A wonderful woman lived here and she had made every effort to enjoy and share with others the natural beauty of the property, including developing hiking trails, view points, and relaxing seating areas that showcased its wonderful character. We have tried to rekindle Colleen's spirit and vision for Palomar Vista Lodge, and our friends find it to be a true island in the sky, where your worries float away and your spirits are invigorated.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House: We love the southern views, the large deck out back, the peace and quiet of a mountain home nestled amongst the trees, and the beauty of the wildlife we see on a daily basis. The home is large enough for multiple families, yet still feels comfortable and offers many options. Multiple decks, hammocks on the lawn and swinging from the oak trees, plenty of places to relax and unwind.