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Sacred Mountain Retreat - Julian, CA

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Main Cottage, Carriage House, Rustic Barn (6 bedrooms/3 full baths/2 half baths)

EVENTS: If you receive automatic quotes from VRBO please disregard those quotes. Our quotes for family reunions and retreats differ from those because additional staff is required.

Sacred Mountain Retreat is located in historic Julian, CA and 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 automatic quotes generated are for residence packages only...(max 16) Please request a custom quote for family reunions, retreats, and gatherings. We offer SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH for Weddings and events accommodating 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.(When SACRED MOUNTAIN RETREAT is combined with SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH it becomes our "Whole Mountain" package. Please inquire at for custom quotes).

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 refrigerators, 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.

* Please note all major holidays require a 3 night minimum stay.

We welcome you to Sacred Mountain Retreat.

More Details

Marti Montbleau
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


Julian Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • 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
    Pool Bathroom 6 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Carriage House Ground Floor Bathroom 3 - toilet , toilet, sink and towels
    Carriage House Upper Unit Bathroom 4 - toilet , toilet sink and towels
  • 3 full bathrooms & 2 half bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main Cottage Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - full bathroom
    Main Cottage Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - shared full bathroom
    Main Cottage Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - shared full bathroom
    Rustic Barn Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - full bathroom
    Carriage House Upper Unit Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - half bathroom
    Carriage House Ground Floor Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - half bathroom
    Main Cottage /Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main Cottage Living Room
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofas (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
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.


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Sacred Mountain Retreat - Julian, CA
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews

Magical Place to Have a Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I had my wedding here in May 2018 and it was amazing. The staff were helpful in the set up and breakdown of the event, and the property is something out of a feature in a Home & Garden magazine. The interior of the residences/buildings on the property are so tastefully designed, even hanging out indoors feels like a luxury. It is well taken care of and very well stocked - we will be making it a tradition to come back every anniversary. Thanks Marti, Megan, and Robyn for the outstanding trip and service. You made our special day one that we will remember for the rest of our lives :)

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach, California

Best Weekend Of Our Lives

  • 5 of 5

We Stayed Here For Our Wedding. Best Weekend Of Our Lives. The Most Magical Place That We Will Never Forget! :)

Thank You So Much Sacred Mountain!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We rented out Sacred Mountain Retreat for our recent wedding and we could not be any happier that we did. Marti and her staff were incredible and made sure we felt so taken care of throughout the whole planning process and during the event itself!

Our guests were absolutely blown away by how beautiful the property was and enjoyed being able to stay at the retreat. The houses and accommodations are beautiful and everyone felt like they were staying at a five-star resort. The property was perfect for families and couples looking to enjoy a weekend away. We had several children staying with us for the weekend and they thoroughly enjoyed getting to go visit the horses, play in the playhouse and run around and explore the property. Their parents enjoyed getting to experience a mountain retreat, while also having the adorable town of Julian close by.

As for the wedding itself, Marti, Megan and Melanie all made sure that the planning process went smoothly for us. They had contacts for vendors we needed and had recommendations on-hand and ready when we asked. Gabe and Daniel made sure all of our furniture was delivered to the correct areas around the property and were available for us if we needed anything over the weekend.

Weddings are great, but they are also incredibly stressful and having the staff at Sacred Mountain there to help was something I will forever be grateful for. My friends and family have nothing but amazing things to say about our experience at the retreat and anyone who books here is in for a treat!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas


  • 5 of 5

Booked for our wedding and had our closest friends and family stay with us. It was spectacular.!! The whole ranch had everything we could possibly need. Beds were extremely comfortable, felt like we were sleeping on a cloud. Had some technical difficulties with both hot tubs, but the on site ranch hand was very kind and came right away to assist. Marti and Melanie were always very professional and helpful from the moment we spoke. Hope to one day Book the ranch again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 3 other families (16 total) to this amazing property for a "friend reunion". We ranged in ages of 12 to age 60. Being separated on the property a bit was a good thing with our young adult children (20's) who liked a bit of space (they were in the barn) while the rest of us stayed at the main house and the carriage house. We often ate each meal in a different location (all the beautiful outdoor areas to dine). We were astounded at the details that were in this property. Everything you could need (in the kitchen or the bedrooms/bathrooms) was already there for us. It was hot during our stay in July but the pool was a perfect temperature and there was great air conditioning in all rooms/locations. We saw tons of wildlife as well as birds, squirrels, etc. Top notch in all facets of our stay! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic elegance in Julian

  • 5 of 5

Loved getting married here! You will leave wishing it was your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Main Street, Julian CA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Pet Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

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.

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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