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Quiet, Clean & Cozy ~ Walk to Trails, 3 Min to Town, Updated!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 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
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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 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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 ~ Walk to Trails, 3 Min to Town, Updated!
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 74 reviews

Cozy nice cabin for weekend getaway in Idyllwild

  • 5 of 5

This place is everything it describes, cozy, clean and quiet since it's located at the end of a street. Inside the cabin, you can find everything ever needed for a weekend stay. Outside the cabin it's also amazing how nice the surrounding open space is. We really enjoy the stay at this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hammond, WI

A piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Larry was kind enough to text me the day we arrived to see if we needed anything and to let us know that at anytime we should call if any questions. The home was so comfortable. We enjoyed a nightly glass of wine in front of the beautiful fireplace and it was like heaven.

They had everything we could have needed along with puzzles and games. We would recommend this cabin to all our Family and Friends. We were coming from Wisconsin and were pleased to see there was no snow.....

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn for your kind words, Kendra and I were glad to hear you and Kevin enjoyed your stay at Boulder Creek Cottage. We would love to have you back again soon! Providing our guests with all the amenities people want and need in a vacation rental makes our place stand above the rest. Quality and service is our goal.
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in. The owner was great to work with and this place has everything you will need for a wonderful stay including a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, unlimited firewood and a large BBQ.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice! The house was lean and cozy and stocked with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved walking into the house and seeing the Christmas tree that was setup! It was a nice touch and that combined with the cozy feel of this property really made us feel at home. This location is very peaceful, yet just minutes away from where all the shops and restaurants are. The property owner was very nice, made sure everything was in place for us and checked to make sure we made it there safely. My kids and I had a great time and would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $300

* 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 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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