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Eagle Rest Lodge - Upscale Seclusion with Dramatic Views,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Amazing mountain views perched high atop granite rocks.

Eagle Rest Lodge was constructed in 1983 and remodeled from top to bottom in 2007 adding high end appointments. The home features vaulted ceilings in the living room, a dramatic fireplace and sweeping views. The cabin offers the perfect balance of rustic wood paneling and beams to upscale floor coverings and furnishings.

Eagle Rest Lodge is perfect for a romantic getaway or large family gathering. The Lodge has a private, secluded hot tub, pool table, casino gaming table, flat screen televisions, basic gym, and gourmet kitchen for the cook or baker. The home features two well appointed bedrooms, and a loft and additional open sleeping room with expansive views. All beds feature high quality linens and appointments. The home offers an outdoor spa against the rocks, a game room with pool table and gaming table, popcorn machine and more. The gourmet kitchen offers quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, special features including an espresso machine and waffle machine. The vaulted ceiling living room features a large fireplace with lava rock reaching to the ceiling.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017


We live in San Diego and love to hike. Owning a home in Idyllwild has been a dream since I first visited the mountain 18 years ago. The home is a dream! It is beautifully appointed, newly remodeled from top to bottom and enjoys lots of privacy and seclusion.

JOHN RINALDI purchased this lodge in 2012

Why JOHN RINALDI chose Idyllwild

The last owners remodeled the home with love and utilized many of the same materials used in my primary home like slate floors, the moment I walked in the home I knew this was the house!

What makes this lodge unique

I love views and being up high. The home features large decks in the front and in the back and is quiet and serene. It is a first class home with many fine touches. The unique wood carvings, the large lava rock fireplace reaching to the ceiling, the spa against the rocks, a backyard surrounded by granite rocks, all of these things captured my heart.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very nice weekend! The cabin is amazing. All of the amenities needed were here and more. We loved the game room and hot tub! We hope to visit again next year!
Jan 2013
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Idyllwild Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Dual Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Masterbed - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double , Loft accessed via wall mounted ladder, mattress on floor.
    Studio Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is an open bedroom area off the hallway to the master
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Eagle Rest Lodge - Upscale Seclusion with Dramatic Views,
average rating of 4.6981134 based on 55 reviews

Perfect nature getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home welcomes you with a clean, fully supplied vacation. Submerged in nature, near town and easily accessible hikes. I felt cozy and at home. Highly recommend this stay for anyone who wants to get away from it all and have a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Folks, I am thrilled you enjoyed my cabin it is my pride and joy! Come visit again soon.
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is closer to a home than a cabin- very clean, high end kitchen and furnishings and gorgeous views from all decks and patios! If you travel in May, be prepared for any weather. It went from 82 degrees and sunny to 30 degrees with a healthy blanket of snow in 3 days!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Views and Outdoor Space

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying at the Eagle Rest. Beautiful backyard area with hot tub -- very dog friendly! Will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The minute I arrived at Eagle Rest Lodge, I was so impressed. The photos look beautiful, but they don't even do the home justice. That tells you something.

I went with 5 other people, all couples all in their mid twenties to mid thirties. We all live in Los Angeles and wanted a snowy getaway without committing to overcrowded and pricy Big Bear. It was the perfect setup, one couple was delighted to take the loft (basically a cozy, grown up fort) and the other two rooms had plenty of space, bathroom space was also definitely not an issue.

Some great features:

-So many areas to see gorgeous views! There's a wet bar upstairs with a pool table, popcorn machine and darts and the back yard with hot tub is directly outside that area. Then theres another couple areas as well that would be perfect to sit outside and have breakfast or read a book with view of the mountains.

-People spoke highly of the kitchen and theres a reason. There's plenty of space for cooking and just open space in general. You can tell this guy made sure everything was top quality.

-The hot tub. So crucial. You'd be surprised by how many hot tubs are advertised for rentals but don't actually heat up at all. *A helpful hint: make sure it doesn't go into Eco mode. All of a sudden the hot tub stopped heating. Once we realized that mode was the problem, we temporarily switched if off and it stayed at a delightful 100 degrees with no problems. There is no greater combination than hot tubs and snow.

-Great customer service. I wanted to find out if we could do a late checkout and it was no problem, we were able to leave at 2 pm which allowed for a relaxing morning.

Honestly, every issue I saw on the reviews I didn't find to be a problem/it was very clearly stated. I had no issues with the cleanliness and I would expect to bring logs and other necessary needs for the fireplace. Just pick it up at Home Depot before you arrive to save you some costs from the nearby grocery store. Yes, the bedroom sun roof is bright. That's in the description, not a surprise. To those who complained about dog hair: Its stated multiple times that this cabin is dog friendly. As a dog owner myself, you can't get every speck of fur out of every crevice of a two story house. It's just not realistic.

I probably sound like a paid advertiser, but this really is such an amazing home to stay at. I've started doing annual trips to Idyllwild and I can't see any reason to not return to this lodge every year.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you love the stay, please visit again soon. On the dog hair, the maids do a great job cleaning the home, however, there are 4 dog blankets under the TV, to place on the couch, unfortunately, no matter how many times we point out they are doggie blankets, I will get the occasional complaint about dog hair when people use the dog blankets for something else.. Alas, what are you going to do :) Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the great review.
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Cool cabin with good management.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and ready for us. A couple questions came up and John was helpful right away. I recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

I just wanted a few days without work and kids for my hubby and I; an escape from our normal routine. Idyllwild was beautiful. This cabin has everything - no reason to leave unless we wanted to. The kitchen is amazing!! The kitchen is filled with the best of the best. The game room was fun & entertaining and the Jacuzzi was ready for use. The housekeeping needs to be improved and this is the only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 stars. The firewood bin was empty, the matches were also empty; we arrived at night and the outside lights should have been left on - Thank God we had a flashlight. All of the hand soap pumps empty - later found the large costco refill of softsoap under one of the bathroom sinks (owner is providing the tools and the housekeeping is failing). Maybe a checklist for the housekeeper would be helpful for new arriving guests; I expect more than clean down the middle. The owner is welcome to contact me for more details but I don't want the issue of housekeeping to keep anyone from renting this amazing home. Just be prepared to bring your own wood, matches and a flashlight. We went into town and purchased wood and matches (if I had known I could have brought some of the wood from home - I just purchased a cord of wood). We contacted the owner for instructions about the endless hot water tank, he was responsive and matter resolved. All in all the weekend was relaxing and we truly enjoyed our stay at this rental. Highly recommend and hoping to return soon.

Suggestion: I am not new to VRBO and have seen many rentals with a basic 3 ring binder with sheet protectors for instructions and local things to do (menus, tours, etc.). The instructions for the hot water heater and anything else special for the rental (pictures of the how to). There is usually a statement on the first page that if the book should disappear there will be a fee.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Aroma
Car: recommended

Located a bit over 1 mile to the center of town, the cabin sits high atop a secluded lot, privacy abounds! Idyllwild offers the perfect romantic getaway, the perfect place to relax, the most peaceful serene place for relaxation. The town center boasts amazing restaurants, cute cafes, a rustic theater, antique stores and lots of small town mountain charm. The area is surrounded by national forest, trails for hiking, rocks for climbing and wildlife for watching.


Rates & Availability

Idyllwild Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are based on 4 persons or less additional guests 25$ per person, per night. All rates quoted reflect a cash discount of 2.5% payment via echeck Holiday rates are higher please email for quote. IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO ACCEPT THE PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION WE WILL REVISE QUOTE TO INCLUDE A $1000.00 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. Check in is 4pm, Check out is 11am. Air Condition is locked to protect from being set lower than 76 degrees. If you desire it lowered between 76-71 an additional fee of $25 per day applies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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