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Idyll Tyme! Relax and Rejuvenate in Wonderful Fern Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom And Loft, Wrap-around Fenced-in Deck, Completely Remodeled

'Idyll Tyme!' is a place to do most anything, or nothing at all! The cabin underwent an extensive remodel in 2013, with Direct TV, wireless internet, flat-screen TV, and many other amenities. You can enjoy squirrels, raccoons, birds, and a great view from the wrap-around deck any time of day, although it is especially nice in the evenings. From the deck, loft and bedrooms, one can see Lily Rock in all its splendor. The gated deck can be completely fenced in and secure, so it is safe for young children and pets.


Owner
Doug Pumphrey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Doug Pumphrey

Doug is a retired US Forest Service employee and Bonnie is a musician by profession, so the community's emphasis on the arts and the forest was a good match for both of us (we are now retired-sort of!). We lived in this house for 9 years while Doug was US Forest Service District Ranger and still know many local residents here, so we have extensive knowledge of the area and its special charms. We have used vacation rentals in other parts of the world and decided that our place was a wonderful area to share with others, just as others have shared with us, whether here in the US or abroad. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and to welcome you to this little corner of paradise. Come and enjoy!

Doug Pumphrey purchased this cabin in 1981

Why Doug Pumphrey chose Fern Valley

While we lived here, we realized the special benefits of this great environment and the wonderful people who live here, and everyone's efforts to keep it that way. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

What makes this cabin unique

We love the fact that the cabin is cozy and at the same time gives the feeling of openness. It is very airy and bright. The day we walked in, the first comment we made was, 'Oooo, we like!!' Through the years, we have had wonderful conversations on the wrap-around deck, especially in the summer evenings, but year around as well.

We enjoy decorating for seasons, holidays and special occasions!

In completing the remodel of our place, we've made every effort to make the cabin comfortable and modern, yet compatible with the feeling that is essentially Idyllwild. We love to take walks around the area and just enjoy the peace, but equally enjoy the local concerts and events, as well as the DIRECT TV, Wi-Fi, and other amenities of the cabin. There are level streets in the neighborhood which make a good walking or jogging route, and the house is completely accessible in winter.

Idyllwild Arts provides great concerts and is only a short drive away (please contact them for concert schedules). You can find wonderful restaurants, unique shops, and an abundance of nature related activities here. We enjoy providing seasonally appropriate decorations for the cabin, making your holidays here feel like home.

Since we live only about 30 minutes away, we make ourselves available as needed. We enjoy meeting and greeting our guests whenever possible. After all, strangers are only friends we haven't yet met!

Amenities

Fern Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The full bath features double sinks and hair dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Bath #2 features toilet, sink, and hair dryer, in loft.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The king bed is located in the loft, with its own half bath and flatscreen TV. The 2 downstairs bedrooms feature queen beds. All bedrooms feature Simmons BeautyRest® beds with hypo-allergenic bedding, for a dreamy night's sleep! In lieu of crib, an air mattress can be set up on floor of parents' bedroom for babies and very small children. Cabin is equally well-suited for a couple, families with 1-4 children, multiple generations, 3 individuals, or up to 3 couples.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
We are experts on the local area and can provide information as desired. Since we live close, we can give ideas on things to see and do in the surroundings. We're also here for any special needs or instructions. Also, we're excited to announce new lower weekday rates between November and March (not including weekends or holiday periods). Check them out in the rates section!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.962025 based on 79 reviews
5

It was magical.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed it. We all felt as if we were in a dream. The Christmas tree made it that much more special. It was home away from home. The cabin was relaxing and cozy. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and beautiful EVERYTHING! Very well appointed. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin, everything we needed was right there. The location was perfect. Loved being able to have a real, cozy fire and the Christmas tree was such a nice touch!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed and we enjoyed it just as much if not more! Everything was just perfect and we love the location of the house and how close to town it is! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, spotlessly clean mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin appears to have been recently renovated, and is really nicely done inside. I cannot say enough about how clean it was - I think I saw one cobweb in the whole place, and that includes the porch. It is great for dogs - the whole porch is fenced and then there is a small fenced yard space that connects to the porch. We will certainly be back. Perfect weekend spot!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECT!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The cabin was beautiful and was fully stocked with everything. Doug is wonderful to work with and we will be back. We go to Idyllwild every October for my husbands birthday, we have found our forever October home :)

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hemet or Palm Springs
Nearest Train
50 Miles
San Bernardino
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 243
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many; all are great!
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Oceanside
Car: necessary

The cabin is in beautiful Fern Valley, 1 mile from Humber Park, location of many major trailheads, and about 2 miles from several other trails and the unique shops and restaurants in the center of town. Peaceful, private, and serene, it is a wonderful place for a romantic stay for two, a friends' getaway, small group retreat, business planning sessions, fun with the family, you name it! We are on a paved road which is plowed when it snows. If you don't know where something is, please ask. Desert communities, San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles are all within easy reach. The Idyllwild Arts facility is close by. There is also wine tasting in Idyllwild and Temecula (about 1 hour away).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

Pls. verify all rates, no. of occupants, and any pets with owner. 2-night minimum stay.

Rate is $155/night for 2-4 persons; $10 extra per person per night, 6 persons max; weekly rate is $980; and stays greater than 28 days the rate drops to $80/night.

Rates include taxes and cleaning fees.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY VACATION RENTAL PERMIT #: RVC - 183

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.