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Quiet, Clean, Cozy, Secluded ~ Boulder Creek Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Sleeps 4-6

QUIET, CLEAN, COZY and SECLUDED. Boulder Creek Cottage is located in the premiere neighborhood of Fern Valley at 6,000’ in the mountain town of Idyllwild California.

We would love to accommodate your stay in our 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage for your Idyllwild experience. Our cottage sleeps 4 to 6 people. New King size bed in master BR with large flat-screen HD TV. Queen size bed in guest BR with flat-screen HD TV. We also have 2 roll-away beds available for our guests.

The log pine interior offers a fully stocked updated kitchen and provides everything you need for the ultimate dinner with friends and family. Charming great room offers a wood burning fireplace, large flat-screen HD TV & DVD player, and free WI-FI. We also have a full washer & dryer. You will be just a 3 minute drive to town.

Amenities Include:

Free firewood

Wood burning fireplace

Free WI-FI

Digital large flat-screen HD TV's

DVD player

King size bed in master bedroom

Queen size bed in guest bedroom

2 roll-away beds

Electric blankets

All bedding linens, with extra pillows and blankets

Ceiling fans

Alarm Clocks

Full Kitchen with all dishes, glasses, cups, pots & pans, silverware, serving pieces, cooking utensils and baking necessities

Microwave, stove & oven, full size refrigerator with freezer

Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, foil, plastic wrap & trash bags)

Garbage disposal

Bath and kitchen towels and washcloths



Coffee maker

Coffee Grinder

Dish soap and liquid hand soap

Full size washer & dryer

Bathroom with tub/shower, toilet & sink

Electric heating

Blow dryer

Large deck with furniture & umbrella

Propane BBQ

Selection of reading books

Nice selection of games, playing cards

Great nearby hiking trails

Adventure Pass Included

Ernie Maxwell Trail access behind cottage

Radio, and CD player

Local restaurants' menus, maps, hiking information

Idyllwild shops and restaurants only 5 minute drive from the cabin

Fishing and boating at Lake Hemet and fishing at Lake Fulmor


* A $300 credit card authorization is pre-authorized and could be

charged if there is loss or damage.

* Rental agreement required prior to final approval

* Minimum age for renters is 25

* Kids Welcome

* Non-Smoking Only

* Sorry No Pets!

More Details

Larry Van Liew
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Larry Van Liew

Location, location, location — My wife and I fell in love with this beautiful property the moment we first saw it. We named it Boulder Creek Cottage because of its unique features. Living close by allows us to attend to the needs of our guests should it become necessary. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly — from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. Our property is fully furnished and has all the amenities of home! We take pride in our property and look forward to accommodating your stay. Larry & Kendra Van Liew (owners)

Larry Van Liew purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Larry Van Liew chose Idyllwild

Our cottage is located up against the national forest and offers a secluded and quiet retreat for our guests. Being the last property on the street just adds to the mountain ambiance and privacy. It is not uncommon to see deer on our property.

What makes this cabin unique

Boulder Creek Cottage is a quiet, clean, cozy, secluded retreat situated up against the San Bernardino National Forrest. This is a perfect getaway for a few days to allow one to breath in the mountain air, enjoy the wildlife, hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, antiquing, shopping, or to just rest, renew, restore and reconnect. Our cottage provides a wonderful mountain ambiance, yet with all the modern conveniences. Whether used as a romantic honeymoon venue, a fun-filled family retreat, or just a cozy getaway, we think you will love our cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 16-18, 2014

What a fabulous place you have here! So cozy and peaceful. We throughly enjoyed every minute here and did not want to leave! It is so relaxing and beautiful. Your home exceeded all of our expectations by miles. Loved the porch, watching the birds and tree squirrels. We will definitely come back!


Our daughter especially enjoyed the swing which supplied wonderful views of wildlife in the evenings.
Jul 2014
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Idyllwild is a quaint mountain community, offering an endless array of activities to suit everyone's needs. Hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, antiquing, shopping, pottery painting, great restaurants, Fourth of July Parade, a Jazz Fest in August, summer music concerts at the Park, theatre, art galleries, and fun in the snow are just some of the '101' things to do in Idyllwild.

The Village Shopping and dining are favorite pastimes of our guests. A pleasant stroll through the village takes you past many unique storefronts. Shops offer one of a kind gifts, antiques and all varieties of Idyllwild mementos. Art Galleries abound in our Idyllwild village area, including ceramics, sculpture, paintings, photography, and wood works.

Dining is always a wonderful experience in Idyllwild. Ranging from a quick sandwich at one of our delis to an elegant dinner, you can find what you are looking for in the village. Choose from Classic American, Country, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, German, or Greek!

The Rustic Theater provides an evening of movie fun, with one screen showing a first run movie. Outdoor concerts provide fun music in the village on occasional weekday evenings throughout the summer. Our many service organizations offer old-fashioned Pancake Breakfasts at our Town Hall on many summer Sundays. Outdoor activities are a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains!

Idyllwild's wilderness offers over 275 miles of hiking trails. Choose from the easy Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail for the novice hiker, or perhaps a more challenging hike to Tahquitz peak, Long Valley, or the top of the Palm Springs Tramway. Snow brings a new set of adventures to our visitors, whether it's a gentle walk in the snow or an exciting day sledding, everyone loves the winters in Idyllwild.

Lake Hemet and Lake Fulmor are stocked with trout and await visiting fisherman.

Rock Climbing brings many adventurers to Idyllwild. Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks offer numerous routes for beginning as well as experienced climbers.

Mountain Biking offers another way for visitors to enjoy our beautiful mountain and valley areas. Mountain Bikers frequent the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail as well as trails in the nearby Garner Valley area.


Idyllwild Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A $300.00 security deposit is pre-authorized and could be charged if there is loss or damage.
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Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath Upstairs 1/2 Bath Downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Balcony, Sitting Area, Large Flat Screen HD TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat Screen HD TV, Large Closet.
  • Master bedroom has a balcony, a sitting area with a laptop friendly desk and a large flat screen HD TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Idyllwild is noted for it many hiking trails (Adventure Pass included with your stay) Fishing nearby at Lake Fulmor and Lake Hemet 4 minutes from town with Restaurants, Art Galleries, & Shopping


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Quiet, Clean, Cozy, Secluded ~ Boulder Creek Cottage
average rating of 4.984375 based on 70 reviews

Perfect little Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This Cabin was exactly what we were looking for. It fit our family of six perfectly and was clean and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester, CA

Amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at Boulder Creek Cottage and it was just as wonderful as the first. As soon as we pulled up the driveway, I instantly felt relaxed. The cabin was so cozy and had everything that we needed. My daughter and her friend loved the swing and spent hours exploring behind the cabin. It was very clean, quiet and private...which we appreciated so much. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Boulder Creek Cottage to anyone looking for relaxation and solitude. We also appreciate that Larry is so wonderful to work with and made everything from our booking to check-out seamless and easy. Thanks, Larry & Kendra....we can't wait to be back in a few months!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kendra and I are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Boulder Creek Cottage. One of the things our guests enjoy most about our cabin is that it is so cozy and includes everything one needs for an enjoyable stay, from coffee to kleenex to firewood and everything in-between.
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Los Angeles, CA

Great little house

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and super clean. Owners made many nice touches that makes it feel like home. Very quiet, peaceful in serene settting.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely mountain retreat. Quiet secluded location. Clean and we'll stocked with basic amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend in the mountains. Adventure Pass is provided, so we didn't have to make an extra stop or pay a fee to go hiking. The cabin is located at the end of a dead end street, in a beautiful setting surrounded by boulders and trees. It is clean and the kitchen is stocked with basics. We enjoyed sitting on the patio in the evening watching the birds and Chipmunks. Made for a lovely weekend escape.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect secluded location, quiet. Interior well furnished, upgraded amenities and appliances. comfo

  • 5 of 5

great place to stay. clean, nice bathrooms, comfortable beds. plenty of little furry critters running around. upgraded kitchen and bathrooms. secluded but 1 mile from downtown

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kevin, for your kind words. Kendra and I were glad to hear you and Pam enjoyed your stay. I do think we have the healthiest gray squirrels in town and you discovered why we purchased Boulder Creek Cottage. Its location in the Fern Valley area of Idyllwild and having the national forest (and all its wildlife) as our back yard gives us a sense of seclusion while still being close to town.
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Beautiful cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with our girls at this Idyllwild cabin. Larry was very attentive and we thoroughly appreciated instructions on using equipment and general information. It was very close to town, hiking and peaceful when we wanted to relax at the cabin. We would stay again when in the area!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

* Minimum age to rent is 25.
* Sorry no pets.
* Non-smoking only.
* Check out our web site at

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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