About the property
- Studio500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Available for 1-3 night stays on Fridays thru Monday and some weeklong stays
Escape to the beauty, adventure and serenity of Idyllwild. Our newly decorated studio accommodates two with a complete kitchen, Cable TV, wi-fi, a romantic fireplace heater and its own private entry. We have a pack and play crib in the studio if you have an infant. You also have access to a washer and dryer.
Enjoy meals or a drink your private patio, our expansive view deck or our new forest deck.
The view deck and forest deck both have a barbecue for your use. The 'back 40', our backyard, is also available for use and has an infant tree swing.
Idyllwild has been designated as one of America's 100 Best Art Towns. Our cabin is in a quiet beautiful residential area, close to hiking, biking, restaurants, shops, and the many cultural and art events. You are also less than an hour's drive from the desert and Palm Springs.
We will be there when you arrive, ready to help plan your stay and assist you as needed. We'd like to invite you up on the deck in the evening to enjoy a glass of wine, beautiful sunsets and conversation.
When we're in Idyllwild, we feel at home. People are friendly and the pace is easy-going. Our neighborhood, in the Upper Fern Valley area, is just over a mile to the village with its outstanding restaurants, antique shops and many unique art galleries. Music abounds 'on the hill', at restaurants, our local wine bar and numerous special events like Jazz in the Pines in August. The Idyllwild School of the Arts provides multiple artistic performances throughout the year. Then there's the Rustic Theater if you want to take in a movie.
Natural beauty surrounds you in Idyllwild. Hiking, biking, climbing and winter sports (when there's snow!) are all popular activities. Mt. San Jacinto, Lily Rock, Devil's Slide, Suicide Rock, Dark Canyon, Marion Peak, Lake Fulmor, Lake Hemet and much more await your exploration! We can recommend some of our favorites if you like.
Our cabin has lots of level, easy access parking and is on a regularly plowed road, so snow is not a major problem.
To get to Casa de los Cedros:
From the South - Take I-15 North to Highway 79 South in Temecula. Travel through Temecula and about 15 miles to a stop sign. Turn left onto Highway 371 to Anza. Travel about 15 miles, passing through Anza to a 'T' stop sign and turn left toward Idyllwild. travel about 15 miles to Mountain Center and and turn right onto Highway 243 to Idyllwild. In 5 miles you reach Idyllwild. Just past the school on the right, you will see a sign to South Circle Drive. Take South Circle Drive for about 1.5 miles until you see a sign to Humber Park. Bear right, away from Humber Park up Darryl Street. take Darryl to a 'T' stop. Turn right on Scenic Drive. Our cabin is the second cabin on the right side.
From the North - Take I-15 south to the turnoff to Hemet. Travel about 17 miles and many stop signs through Hemet and go up the Hill to Mountain Center. Turn left onto Highway 243 toward Idyllwild. Then follow the directions listed above to get to our cabin.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Bob Greenamyer
We are avid travelers and hikers. I am retired and Corinne is a holistic health practitioner, specialing in massage, energy work and homeopathy. Our most recent adventure was a two week trip to Turkey. Our biggest recent adventure was completing the 500 mile Camino de Santiago in Spain. We live in San Diego but spend every possible moment we can in Idyllwild.
Bob Greenamyer purchased this Studio in 2014
Why Bob Greenamyer chose Idyllwild-Pine Cove
We looked at several properties, but when I saw this one, I knew it was 'it'. It was the right size for our family and the studio was an added bonus. When I called Corinne from the view deck, I said, ' I think I found our future home!' And we had. We have had great fun fixing it up adding dual pane windows, a forced air heating unit, repainted deck, refurbished fireplace and much more. I have a lot of future projects in mind, but for now we are very happy on 'the hill'.
What makes this Studio unique
We are only two hours away from 'Idy' so it's easy to jump in the car and take the beautiful drive up the hill. When I make the big turn after the Idyllwild town sign and I see Lily Rock, I let out a big sigh and feel like I'm home. The people in Idyllwild are very friendly. We've found each has a unique story to share. We're surrounded by artists, musicians and talented people of all kinds. We look forward to the day when we can become full time 'hill folk'.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing comfortable place
Loved it! Bob is an exceptional host. My friend and I were in town for the weekend and Bob's place had everything we needed.
Beautiful modern and comfortable studio
The place is modern clean and very comfortable. I and my wife really enjoyed our stay there. It has everything one needs to be cozy without being cluttered or redundant. This studio made our Idyllwild town visit very pleasant! It is located on a beautiful quiet street with a forest in the backyard and yet is only a 5 min drive to the town.
A few side comments just for additional info but not to take away from the comfort and our high rating of this place:
- Kitchen is fully stocked and is designed to be very comfortable and modern. It could use lids for the pans, but in a pinch an improvised lid can be also made from aluminum foil!
- I love the intelligently arranged furniture in the place. There are no ideal desks there if one wants to catch up with some work in late evenings or early mornings. But the dresser or side stand can be used in a pinch, though not as ideal. Though this can only by noticed by workaholics like us.
- Bedding is very comfortable and make resting a pleasure. Though the bed was just softer than my back likes. I may just be too tall or too heavy for the bed though, plus I prefer fairly firm beds. Likely not an issue for others.
Overall the place is just great! Also the owners are Very nice and really gave us some tips on how to enjoy our stay. It really made the experience even better. Thank you guys!!
Hi Stan and Naomi,
Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback. It allows us to continue improving the studio for the benefit of our guests. We hope you’ll join us again in the near future.
Bob is a very accomodating host and the studio exceeded my expectations.
The studio was fully stocked with kitchenware, warm blankets, games and Netflix! Making breakfast and watching the well fed squirrels through the kitchen window offered us lots of comfort and tranquility. Highly recommended!
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed hosting you. We hope you’ll join us again in the near future.
Comfortable and inviting...the perfect getaway
Our hosts were welcoming and helpful. The cabin was comfortable and it was great to have a full kitchen to work with. We loved the location. The deck was a great spot for reading. Overall, it was the perfect spot to stay for our anniversary trip. We hope to stay here again some time in the future!
Dear Kelli and Dave,
Thank you for your very kind review. We enjoyed hosting you and hope you had a wonderful anniversary weekend. You were perfect guests. You communicated clearly prior to your arrival, were quiet and left the studio in spotless condition. This allows us to not charge cleaning fees. That helps keep our guest's costs down. We hope you'll join us again soon and tell your friends and family about Casa de los Cedros.
Gorgeous view, lovely property, quiet
I stayed with two of my friends and it was very comfortable. We took advantage of the full kitchen and loved the outside deck. Bob and Corinne were so welcoming and accommodating, we were definitely in heaven! It was the perfect distance from town, and just far away enough to feel like an escape.
Idyllwild has definitely charmed us and we hope to be back soon!
Thanks for your kind review. We enjoyed hosting you for your friend's birthday weekend. You were perfect guests. Thanks for leaving the studio in spotless condition. This allows us to charge no cleaning fees and keeps our guests' costs down.
Sorry we didn't get the deck lights on for you on Saturday. That problem has been fixed with a new timer, so you'll have to come up again and try it out! Seriously, we do hope you'll join us again soon and tell your friends about Casa de Los Cedros. Personal recommendations are our best source for reservations. Thanks again for joining us, happy holidays to all of you and happy travels as well.
The place was outstanding, just the right size. Bob provided everything you would need to stay and relax. My wife loved it. We will stay here everytime we come up to Idyllwild.
Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you in the future. You are perfect guests.
If you like your mountain hiking, biking and climbing adventures coupled with a thriving arts community, you will love Idyllwild. Music, theatre and visual arts abound in 'One of America's top 100 arts towns'!
In August, Jazz lovers from across the country come for Jazz In The Pines, located at Idyllwild Arts School. Throughout the year local organizations host events ranging from pancake breakfasts at Town Hall, American Legion barbecues, December's Tree Lighting Ceremony and Rotary Club Harvest Festival. the Idyllwild Film Festival in January, the Arts Alliance's Annual Art Festival & Wine Walk , the American Legion's horseshoe tournament and the free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series at the Idyllwild Community Center.
The Idyllwild History Museum has a myriad of artifacts, photos, and documents that tell the story of Idyllwild and the surrounding San Jacinto Mountain area. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and other stars spent time in Idyllwild! We hope you will too!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Special event weekends like Jazz in the Pines, Wine and Art Walk and the Lemon Lily Festival require a two night minimum stay. Check in time is after 3:00PM. Checkout time is before noon. We love our home and try to keep it clean and functioning smoothly. Our expectation is that you will treat Casa de los Cedros Private Studio with that same care. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.