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Grandma's Attic at Shadow Mountain Ranch!

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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One Bedroom, One Bathroom Unique Couple Retreat

Travel back to simpler times in Grandma's Attic. Its garden motif will surround you in comfort as you look out across the oak forest below. The warm atmosphere feels like going home to visit grandma. A cozy seating area features a TV and gas-burning stove, and the bathroom features a jacuzzi tub sure to make grandma envious! Enjoy a warm cup of coffee and the stunning nature of Julian on the private balcony.

Grandma's Attic is one of four lovely rooms located at Shadow Mountain Ranch. It has been a favorite of many guests after many years. If you are interested in seeing our other unique rooms, please visit our website:

While in the town of Julian, enjoy antiquing and shopping, but don't forget to stop and look at the museums or have a slice of our famous Julian Apple Pie.

Only a couple minutes drive away is the William Heise State Park which offer exciting opportunities for those seeking adventure. Enjoy hiking, cycling, and walking around in the gorgeous Julian country.

For those seeking to visit various historic towns, Shadow Mountain Ranch is perfectly situated. The ranch is approximately five minutes from downtown Julian, ten minutes from Wynola, fifteen minutes from Santa Ysabel, and thirty minutes from Ramona. Shadow Mountain Ranch allows each guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Julian mountains, but offers the convenience of being close to town, so guests don't miss a thing.

Put up your boots and stay a while, we're glad to have you.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Shadow Mountain Ranch
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2016

About Shadow Mountain Ranch

'FIND A NEED AND FILL IT has been a guiding principle for both Loretta, my wife of 65 years, and myself. When I retired from my career as a teacher and school administrator and she retired from her career as a nurse, rather then have me drive her to work and play golf until time to bring her home, we looked around to see what needs we could find. Loretta quickly saw a need for overnight housing since Julian was rapidly becoming a center for tourism. Bed-and-breakfast was such a new concept in California that our friends asked if we were going to serve breakfast in bed. Nobody knew much about how to proceed so we just opened our doors and started. To say that it was an instant success would be an understatement. There was a very real need, and both of us, having spent most of our lives in professions that served people, were ideally suited to it.

Why Shadow Mountain Ranch chose San Diego County

This rental has everything one is looking for when searching for a unique getaway. Being situated on ten acres allows for seclusion and privacy, along with the tranquility we often seek. The marvelous details of the room ensures that our guests will receive a remarkable experience.

What makes this cottage unique

The creative details of this property is what sets it apart from the rest. Our most requested room never disappoints guests with new surprises at every turn. Find peace, serenity, and relaxation at this scenic ranch. When feeling adventurous, embark on various adventures in our nearby towns to see what the country life is about. We invite you to find your dream mountain vacation at Shadow Mountain Ranch.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We celebrated our first anniversary here at Shadow Mountain Ranch 29 years ago and we're happy to be back today for our 30th. This is such a special place full of love and peace from the lovely surroundings and most importantly the beautiful people. Thank you Tracy and Jim and Loretta, we missed you, but feel your presence all around
Mar 2011
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Grandma's Attic at Shadow Mountain Ranch!
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Great room, no hot tub

  • 4 of 5

We've loved hanging out in Grandma's Attic. The property is beautiful. However, there's no hot tub. It's advertised but we couldn't find it. That should have been disclosed up front. Since we weren't planning lots of touring, rather we were resting and retreating, this was a disappointing factor. As a Ranch, I thought there would be much space to walk and explore on the property, but its just the accommodations and the decks about the buildings. Otherwise Shadow Mountains Ranch been a great place to rest, and the room with its own sitting area and private deck was wonderfully pleasant!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A nice and quiet retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to stay right outside Julian.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

I came up to Shadow Mountain Ranch for a mom getaway for the weekend. Grandmas Attic was the perfect cabin to relax. I loved the huge picture window that looks out to the trees and the private balcony to read with a cup of tea and listen to the birds and water fountain. The whole ranch has a great energy and was an ideal place to take a couple days away to rejuvenate.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Shadow Mountain Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We have been guests at Shadow Mountain Ranch for over 30 years. It is always a wonderful experience. The ranch is a one of a kind property.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful. Very quiet and comfortable. Close enough to town but far enough away. A bit quaint, but we liked that. And our hosts could not have been nicer and more accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Cozy retreat for a short, quiet stay

  • 3 of 5

Owners were friendly, accommodating. Large selection of free movies.

Small fridge + microwave, coffee maker, no kitchen, washed dishes in bathroom sink.

Hot tub was maintained but strong acetone smell emanated so we didn't use it.

Just enough hot water for 2 adult showers (<10min each).

Ran out of propane (during winter) for the gas stove, but owner provided electric heaters.

Patio was great, pleasant view of the hilly farm and highland cattle through the trees.

Check out the little horseshoe pit. Great access to bike into Julian, YMCA ranch, Lake, acreages and Pine Hills Lodge nearby (Sunday brunch!).

Too small for an extended stay, but a few days is great.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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shadow mountain ranch is located in the scenic coastal mountains back of San Diego in pine and oak forest. Once an Apple Orchard itI ' is now a small cattle ranch with Scotch Highland capital and horses. Three of the four rooms look out on the pasture to see the animals grazing peacefully. It was a very successful bed-and-breakfast as a single entity for 29 years before converting to vacation rentals, so check the reviews for all of the rooms.


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Julian Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $50

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Julian Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This private bathroom has a luxurious Jacuzzi tub for guests
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing

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