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Julian Wagon Wheel Retreat for Large or Small Groups

Bedrooms 8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 7 Baths (Sleeps 12-25)

This wonderful western home offers a warm country feel and a great mountain energy. The downstairs offers so many possibilities. There is a full kitchen fully stocked with all you need to cook, bake and enjoy preparing meals. There is a large, homey family space which can be used as two separate areas for one group to play cabin games, while others curl up in front of the wood burning stove and enjoy the over-sized comfortable leather couches and a good movie on the TV. There is a big master bedroom with a separate bath, allowing you to retire in comfort. Two more bedrooms offer additional sleeping space, while sharing a separate family room. These bedrooms, an accompanying bathroom and small living room can be closed off behind a dividing door, to allow privacy and the separate 2-bedroom suite.

Upstairs leads to even more space and delights. There is another full kitchen attached to a family room with a wood burning stove/fireplace and an opening couch. Connected to this room are two additional bedrooms each with its own bathroom.

Through the french doors you find another great living room which leads to three individual suites boasting their own bathrooms, private entrances, and access to all the fabulous decks on the back of the home.

This wonderful log trimmed home backs up to over 20 acres of wooded space allowing for walks, hikes, meditation and bird watching. The sounds, views and smells of the country surround and entice you to venture out into a great exploration of Julian's mountain wilderness. The property connects to horseback riding trails, bike trails, extensive hiking trails and any number of combinations. Perfect for family reunions, group retreats, corporate getaways, or just a little time with your family. There is a large propane grill inviting all to gather round and picnic, feast, or entertain. Most bedrooms and living rooms open onto decks allowing for enjoyment of the views and mountain air at any time of day or night. Completely private and natural.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara E Schor
Member since: 2012
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Julian Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath in bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom in bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom in bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Private bathroom in bedroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , NOT ADA certified, but bathroom & shower is accessible
  • 7
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin day bed with pull out trundle converts to king also
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin day bed with pull out trundle converts to king also
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Futon downstairs and Sleeper Sofa upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , One queen bed w pull out twin trundle and one twin trundle
    Additional Beds - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Floor sleeper mat and rollaway full available upon request
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (8), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Sleeper mat (1), Full size rollaway
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Julian Wagon Wheel Retreat for Large or Small Groups
average rating of 4.6136365 based on 44 reviews

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do the property justice! This place is on such large beautiful property, it felt like we were on our own private estate! Barbara was such a wonderful host, as she answered my questions promptly! I'm so glad that we rented this property, definitely recommend this place to large groups!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I simply LOVED hosting your group. I hope you come back and visit again very soon. It is wonderful to have people who appreciate my wonderful retreat!
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Chula Vista, California

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the capacity that this cabin has, it can reunite the majority of the family and also has everything that one could wish for.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family are some of my favorite guests!!! Please come back for Christmas next year. I love it when you visit!
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What a great place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here two nights to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday. Everyone had a great time and we really appreciated that there were enough rooms and bathrooms for people to have their own privacy as well. It is roomy enough but still cozy especially with the wood stove fireplace. We liked the rustic decor too. Also, it was very convenient to have two fully equipped kitchens when several people were trying to make their breakfast at once. We had a small issue where we could not make the downstairs heater work and Barb responded so quickly the problem was resolved within the hour :)

The water pressure is kind of low maybe due to being on a well, but it worked out OK.

We would definitely come back. The location is very close to Julian so going into town was easy.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so wonderful to host your group and so thrilled the celebration was a success! You really must come back and visit again. You were wonderful guests!
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My Wedding was just PERFECT here!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding here on Sept 30th and made sure to get a spot where all of our guests could stay and not have to worry about lodging costs. It was exactly what we wanted.

The floor plan of the home was ideal for the guests staying because they all came from different areas so they all got their own little private nooks with their own bathrooms. The two full kitchens were so helpful because we held most of the food in one kitchen, then the drinks and flowers in the other.

The space was more than adequate. No one felt too squished, the patio gave enough room for people to enjoy the backyard view.

The wedding in itself was just awesome. How the backyard is set up just was perfect for what we wanted. The guests parked in the front or to the side, the pinatas had its own perfect area under the shady trees, our pictures were done in a sunny grassy spot separate from the rest of the guests waiting until dinner. We had games in the back and the whole ceremony was easily converted into the reception area. From where we walked out of the downstairs dining room doors, to the front of the arch, was a perfectly natural aisle that made it all romantic and logistically sound!

We put white lights around in the branches and added two lights which gave just enough lighting for dancing afterwards, and when everyone went to bed each night, they did so happily.

This home far exceeded my husband and I's expectations and we had the BEST time of our lives and we think all of our guests did too!

I would recommend this home to anyone looking to have a fun sleepover with friends/family, the space is more than you need, the accommodations provided were more than sufficient, and the property manager and her assistant were always a quick call/text away which made us feel like we were in the best of hands...and we were!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness I am beyond joyful to read this! I love my retreat and I'm glad it made your special event perfect. I would love to see some pictures and share them with future guests. You simply must comeback and celebrate your anniversary with us!
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A fun-filled comfortable weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house met our family's needs because of the size; the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. It is always difficult finding a rental that is big enough. Having 2 kitchens to use was great. Most of the house is well kept and comfortable, although it is older. For a rental, it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just love my retreat and am so happy you did too! Please come back and visit again very soon.
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san diego

Best place in Julian to stay close to hiking, biking.

  • 5 of 5

clean, lots of room for a big family get away. This was my second time at the Julian Wagon Wheel Retreat and will be back for a third time soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I LOVE hosting your group and want you to return every year - heck every month! Thanks for the kind words.
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Car: recommended

We are delighted to connect you with our neighbors and their fabulous horse ranch which offers amazing trail rides on 200 acres of gorgeous mountain trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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