Vintage/Modern Cabin Fever! Fun on the Mountain!(70 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Nestled on 3/4 acre of private forest, amazing sunset sky and star-gazing.
Like to get away from it all but have the luxuries of home? Come away to this delightful, newly remodeled, enchanting, cabin-in-the-woods. Slip back in time with the mountain-milled, cedar log siding and deck. This cabin makes your heart smile!
We have a stone fireplace waiting for you with a rustic mantel claimed from the forest floor. Cozy up in front of the fire on comfortable leather furniture with some vintage antiques woven in.
The modern amenities that we are sure you'll appreciate start with the newly remodeled, fully stocked, kitchen and bath with granite counters and a washer/dryer for your convenience. There is a 50 inch 'Smart TV' to turn on for your favorite music through Pandora, or watch a movie, and enjoy our high speed internet. That has now been enhanced with an Apple TV with so many options including using with your IPhone and IPad. A thermostat controlled propane wall heater warms the cabin up real quick too while you are building a fire in the stone fireplace.
You are welcome to browse from our library of books that take you back in time to days gone by, or some that inspire, intrigue or motivate. When was the last time you played Dominos? We have a collection of games to choose from, plus a few books and toys for the children.
Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a queen bed and reading nook. Close the black-out drapes, turn on the Sound Soother if you'd like, and settle in to sleep in... The loft above the living area has two, comfortable twin beds suitable for children, since an adult can not stand up in the loft. Nightlights, light the stairs. The comfortable futon in the living room is standard size so can now sleep 5. Plus we do have a Pack N Play for your little ones.
Palomar is a place to 'not do' too. Enjoy a barbecue while soaking up the sun on the deck and take in the chorus of birds.
A trip to Palomar is not complete without going to the world famous Observatory. Browse the General Store, have lunch at Mother's Kitchen, and visit the Boucher Lookout. You can take off on a hike on the many miles of trails in the State Park and National Forest or fish in Doane Pond.
There are several 'Field Trips' within walking distance to visit neighbors who raise chickens, turkeys, goats and sheep. One neighbor is a carver, roasts coffee, and has eggs every color of the rainbow.
There are also wonderful day trips from Cabin Fever. However, one couple planned lots of outings but a couple days later, when they were checking out, totally relaxed, said, 'Next time maybe we will venture out of the cabin. It has such a wonderful ambiance and we loved it so much that we just had to stay in the entire time'. We have lots of options waiting for you at our Fun Things to Do link provided on this page, right above those nice Reviews that have come our way. Keep scrolling...
You're invited to be our guest and come away to Cabin Fever!
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Member since: 2013
- 900 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Some toys, books, games, videos. Bring favorite art supplies and leave us a drawing we'll treasure for our art book. There is a portable Pack N Play for your toddler, kept under the stairs in the dining area....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- The private bedroom with a queen bed has black out drapes so you can sleep in. There is a sound machine if you like white noise. Circulating fan, when it is warm. A comfy leather chair and more books to choose from. A very inviting loft is waiting with two twin beds. Please note and see the photos, the loft has twin mattresses on the floor. No box spring, and adults can not stand up in the loft, so may not be comfortable sleeping there. The only bathroom is downstairs (NOT on the same level as the loft or bedroom. The loft is up the stairs and then up a ladder/ramp. Kids love it. We just added a new futon in the living room that is standard size, with fresh linins stored under the sofa for your convenience. There is also a Pack and Play for the toddlers. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- You'll love the ambiance of this cozy cabin in the woods! One of our guests had hikes and outings planned for their family but said after a few wonderful days at the cabin, 'next time they might go outside'. It is such a special place, they just decided to stay inside play games, read and do some 'comfort food' cooking! Come away from it all and cook, baking or use the grill. We also provide a list of local and back-country restaurants. Visit the world famous Observatory, hike the miles of trails on Palomar, or build a snowman when we have a winter wonderland. Palomar is a very special place to relax and rejuvenate. We are looking forward to having you as our guest at Cabin Fever....moreless
You'll find some interesting reading with historical books on Palomar, books of the wild west, to intrigue, inspire, or motivate. Charts you can take outside for bird watchers and star gazers. ...moreless
- DVD Player:
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- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
We have a lovely breeze and don't have a need for air on Palomar as it is cooler than the cities up here on the Mountain top. However, we do provide electric fans in living room and master bedroom....moreless
Because we are so rural we have few options for housekeeping w/limited time between same-day turn-arounds. We ask you please get the laundry started and have at least the towels in the dryer. Thanks! ...moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Stone fireplace with instructions to make it easy to build a fire. Be sure your wood is DRY and build fire at BACK of fireplace. Propane heater with a thermostat makes the cabin toasty warm....moreless
- Towels Provided:
Laundry soap provided for 1 or 2 loads. Septic system can not accommodate multiple loads of laundry. We often have same day turn-arounds & ask you to put your sheets and towels the wash. Thank you....moreless
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- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
Water Sports Gear:
Couple sleds outside, under the stairs. Not enough snow for skiing. Snow shovels if needed to shovel the berm after the plow goes by. Also plowing available if needed. 4W Drive recommended....moreless
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas and New Year 2016
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $65
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Tax Rate 8%
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are $175 with a 3 night minimum, or as dates are available between guests. All three day weekends are three night minimums at $150 per night. REFUNDABLE damage deposit of $150.00, and a cleaning fee of $65.00 applies to all rentals up to 5 days. Please ask about cleaning rates for longer stays. Rates apply for 4 people, $25.00 per additional person. Mid-week rate $100 per night with two night minimum. The weekly rate does not apply to 3 day weekends or holiday weeks.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Looking for Things to Do from Cabin Fever?
We have lots of options waiting for you to fill your days. We provide a 'Tips for your Trip' when you book your stay. This includes an "Adventure Map" for easy directions to all to see and do on Palomar.
When you scroll through our reviews, you will see several guests planned busy outings, decided instead to stay right at the cabin. They do some bird watching, stargazing, reading, resting and re-energizing to return home totally refreshed and renewed.
However, there is lots of old-fashioned fun available for you from the cabin.
Two farms are walk-able from Cabin Fever. Save your table scraps for chickens, goats and sheep. Like fresh ground, organic coffee? You'll find that waiting for you along with eggs, goat cheese, milk and yarn.
Our only 'town' is Mother's Kitchen, a General Store, and one of the smallest Post Offices in the United States (no lines and friendly service). Mother's has been serving up smiles and very delicious vegetarian food since the mid 1970's. They have delicious fresh baked desserts and ice cream, too. They do have limited hours so be sure to check their website provided in our 'Tips'.
You'll find T-shirts, souvenirs, wonderful books written about our favorite mountain, and gifts from around the world at our General Store.
You might decide to soar high above the trees on a zipline, recently opened at the La Jolla Reservation. Lots of rave reviews on Yelp.
A stay on Palomar would not be complete without a trip to the World Famous Observatory. If you can go on a Saturday, they occasionally have a behind the scenes tour that takes you out on the catwalk 50 feet about the ground, as the dome turns. Take your camera!
Bring your fishing license and gear with you and fish at Lake Henshaw, or get what you need there and fish at Doane Pond in the State Park. 20 miles of hiking trails, see fabulous views, Indian grinding holes in the big rocks and so much more.
The State Park has a day use fee of $8.00 per car at the time of this post. Be sure to see their little 'museum' and you might pick up their map of the many trails. Take a picnic lunch and settle in at one of the picnic tables at Silver Crest or around the pond.
The State Park also has public access to see Boucher Lookout, one of the re-furbished and often-staffed fire lookouts in the county. Enjoy the amazing views across the county to the islands dotting the Pacific. When the lookout is open, you can climb the stairs and see the volunteers in action keeping an eye out for smokes.
In addition to the mountain activities, your 'Tips' provide links to several local casinos and their many restaurants, shows, and even a 'Lazy River' and swim-up bar at Harrah's Rincon. There are also links to other great restaurants the locals patronize as often as we can.
You might take a day trip to the old Gold Town of Julian for shopping. In the Fall they have Apple Days and often special events.
There are many wineries to choose from. The closest being in Valley Center or Warner Springs. Many in Temecula where you have lots of antiquing available throughout a fun ‘Old Town’. Temecula is the place to go for Balloon rides, too.
Valley Center is just 30 minutes away and home to Bates Brothers Nut Farm. Dried nuts and fruit, petting farm, delightful gift shops.
Borrego Springs is another fun day trip to see the free-standing art throughout the town by Galleta Meadows. Be sure and pop in at the Fudge and Ice Cream store! Oh, and the largest State Park in the Country is in Borrego Springs. Very nice museum, book store and great place to cool off and learn more about the desert. (Borrego is HOT in the summer!)
From our sunset lookouts along the public roads, you have beautiful views over San Diego County and see the ribbon of ocean on clear days. Look carefully and you will see Catalina, San Clemente and the Coronado Islands.
Like to go to the beach? It is about an hour and 15 minutes.
On the mountain for a wedding? Cabin Fever is walking distance to the Palomar Lodge. Bailey’s Resort or Upper Meadow Lodge are both only about 2 minutes driving time from the cabin.
Year Purchased: 2011
About: Longtime friends Nathan, and Jason and Julie, have partnered in several 'fix and flips' in San Diego area. As Investors and Realtors, they have enjoyed the challenge of rehabbing, remodeling, breathing new life into very tired properties, and selling them to very happy, new owners. When they came across this fixer on Palomar, they had to have it, but not to 'fix and flip'. This one is a keeper! Do you know of tired, neglected properties? Any tips are appreciated as they are constantly looking for their next 'deal'.
Why Palomar Mountain, CA, USA:
This is the first property that they have taken on with no intention of ever selling. They love the idea of owning a Vacation Rental and being able to use it when it is not rented. A huge bonus is that there is another fixer cabin on the same property. Already named 'Shady Oaks', it is presently used for storage, patiently waiting for them to wave their magic wand again. Please stay tuned! Eventually the goal is to have two very unique cabins available for larger groups. Be assured that no construction will happen during your visit. That's a promise!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Another reason they could not resist owning these two little diamonds-in-the-rough, was the access. It is great to have such good parking when we are treated to a Winter Wonderland. The property also has some wonderful oaks, firs and cedars with a couple big boulders peppered around the land. There is an amazing chorus of birds to enjoy from the deck. Their initial goal of creating a 'Vintage, Modern Cabin' has paid off and is appreciated by all. You have the comforts of home, with the vintage touches that remind many of fond visits to Grandparent's homes in days gone by. Folks also have fun seeing the 'Before and After' photos at the cabin, of the progress creating this charming cabin for you to enjoy with new additions all the time. Ah, Cabin Fever is very special! We hope to have you as guests, and invite you to share this link with your friends! Thank you so much!
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Fabulous deck and views... can you believe this is in San Diego County?
Cabin Fever - the perfect recipe for 'Stress Release'!
The absolute BEST year-round access of all the cabins on Palomar. Great extra parking right off the County plowed road! So close, in San Diego North County but so far away from the stress of the city! Book now for the Holidays!
Several guests have shared that they ate all their meals outside...
The Smart TV is also an Apple TV. Wirelessly connect to your iPhone or iPad, listen to music and rent movies or just watch TV or our family collection of DVD's. Cabin Fever is 'dialed in' for your convenience.
Clean, comfortable and very cozy furnishings.
The loft is so intriguing for kids of all ages. They don't want to leave!
Beautiful sunsets from the living room and deck... doesn't get much better than this! Don't you wish you were here right now?
Sit a spell under a canopy of incense cedars, oaks and firs.
A few steps off the deck becomes an Adventure in the Forest.
Come away to Cabin Fever!
Relax in the sun, or enjoy the shade of the deck.
There is nothing quite like warming up in front of a big stone fireplace to take the chill off. Come away...
Fun cabin-for-all seasons! Great level parking next to County plowed road!
Ever-changing sky looking over your very private forest to the ribbon of ocean.
A propane grill is waiting for your favorites.
Furnished kitchen with granite counters, propane stove, and dishwasher.
Master bedroom with a reading nook, and black-out drapes for sleeping in.
Full bath, with a tub, shower, and a washer and dryer, too. Towels provided.
Fall is so beautiful on the Mountain! Slip away to Cabin Fever for all Seasons!
Misty rain, sunny days, or snow... we've got you covered with a beautiful view.
The pear tree has beautiful blooms in the spring!
Fun cabin accessories everywhere you look including Bird and Star charts.
The perfect getaway... click 'Book It' and it's yours!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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