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The Enchanted Cottage at Shadow Mountain Ranch!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One Bedroom, One Bathroom Unique Couple Retreat

Feel the magic of the Enchanted Cottage! This quiet and cozy room invites guests to embark on an unforgettable vacation. Relax in our unique room based off of the 'Hansel and Gretel' tale and enjoy the Julian scenery. Get lost in the warm glow from the woodburning stove or melt away the worries in the jacuzzi tub. The large bay windows give a view most would envy! Find the peace and serenity we all look for at the Enchanted Cottage.

The Enchanted Cottage 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:

More Details

Shadow Mountain Ranch
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Julian

Shadow Mountain Ranch 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 ranch ensures that guests will receive a remarkable experience.

What makes this cottage unique

The creative details of this room is what sets it apart from the rest. The unique theme and decor ensures new surprises at each 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 owner

what a wonderful place you have build and grow. Everywhere we look we find interesting things and critters. We love to look out of the Highlanders and to see horses grazing. This was our first trip away from our baby, who turned six months today and is also my birthday. We will remember this stay thanks, until next time.
Dec 2012
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Julian Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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The Enchanted Cottage at Shadow Mountain Ranch!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 15 reviews

So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful to get out of the city for a quiet weekend in the mountains. Saw just about every kind of wildlife...deer, wild turkeys, fox, gray squirrels and chipmunks, woodpeckers, blue jays, doves. Also the ranch's domestic animals roaming the acres...some sort of long haired, long horned cows and horses too. Such a nice place to be.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable random getaway!

  • 4 of 5

This place was fun to stay at and felt nice and private! It was a fairly last minute decision and was happy with the unique outcome. Loved waking up in the morning to the view of the bulls and horses! Wasn't able to locate the hot tub though unfortunately.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Quite and Quaint

  • 5 of 5

The grounds were beautiful and magical. The cottage itself was adorable and felt like you were truly stepping back into fairy tale. It certainly lived up to it's name "Enchanted". We fell in love with the place as soon as we drove in and even more so when we saw the cottage - can't wait to stay in the others and make more wonderful memories. I must mention the hosts and thank them for their hospitality, as they were fantastic. We had a very minor issue and simply wanted to inform them - they were very attentive and offered to move us into another room if we wanted. They also told of us of some of the local activities to help us better plan our evening. They were fantastic and I thank them for everything! Thank you for helping us make wonderful memories here! We will be returning again and again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. My husband and I went for our 20 year wedding anniversary. It was quiet and peacefull and close enough that we could spend the day touring Julian.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Peaceful and Charming

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such a wonderful time at the enchanted cottage! The property was serene and beautiful. The cottage was comfortable and cozy! It's within a five minute drive to a great trailhead for hiking and just a short drive into town. We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We actually landed up staying in the Gnome Home on the same property. Very charming

  • 4 of 5

It was a pleasure dealing with Hailey, who was very responsive and accommodated all our requests. The Gnome Home is funky and charming, although not quite as comfortable as we'd have liked. Minor irritations, such as not being able to locate the light switches, the lack of basic kitchenware and the cute, but less than comfortable "waterfall" shower, are what earned this accommodation a 4 instead of a 5. But all in all a fun experience on a beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $50

Rates are subject to change until reservation is secured.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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