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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:

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Shadow Mountain Ranch
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

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

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

The Enchanted Cottage at Shadow Mountain Ranch!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 11 reviews

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: Apr 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Enchanted Cottage at Shadow Mountain

  • 5 of 5

It was a snowy and windy weekend, but our cozy cabin was the perfect escape. We had a perfect view of the weather drama out across the meadow with the mountain in the background. The woolly cows were fun to watch too! It is a rustic place, but comfort is provided in the form of a wood burning stove, window seating and comfy bed. There is a microwave and small refrigerator, but bring your own napkins if you plan to heat up food. For us this was a perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Enchanted Cottage just for a small weekend getaway, and it was exactly that- ENCHANTING! I am a lover of all things quirky and our cottage did not disappoint. I feel like I have fulfilled a childhood dream :) The whole property is beautiful and so very relaxing. We could watch the animals outside the big bay window and it was nice and quiet. Perfect for a short vacation away from the city, whenever I come up to Julian I think I will stay here exclusively from here on out! Love it!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery and Nice interior!

  • 4 of 5

The whole ranch was beautiful. It looked as though there were more areas to stay or interact with, but they were not open/available. There was a great view of nature right outside our front window! We saw deer, birds, horses, and cows. Julian is such a quaint town and has so much historical value and knowledge. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this place. My husband and I are thinking of going back to stay in a different cottage for a whole new experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Shadow Mountain Ranch and the Enchanted Cottage was the perfect Honeymoon that was needed for our marriage. Away from the hectic and sometimes busy schedules where together time is often at the sacrifice for what time we have or desire for each other. The Ketcherside family and Shadow Mountain Ranch brought together the scenic side of Julian,Ca yet distanced itself from the normalcy of a tourist town and apple pie. The beautiful landscapes along with the wild life of cattle and turkeys and deer were just another added bonus of our weekend. The Enchanted Cottage was perfect as Mr&Mrs James Ketcherside had envisioned. The spacious room was decorated beautifully with a very comfortable bed and furniture and a firewood heater. The bathroom had a small refrigerator ,coffee maker,microwave and a jacuzzi tub for one. Our meals were in town for dinner and lunches as we enjoyed Julian and our visit. I did bring a large cooler with the opportunity for meals inside our room. The privacy we experienced was remarkable of not hearing doors slam next to our room and not hearing other people's conversations was priceless. The staff was very helpful during our stay November 13-16,2015 and we look forward to another stay and would highly recommend the Shadow Mountain Ranch to anyone wishing to go the extra mile for the relationship that matters most. Sincerely Mr&Mrs Greg Chrysler

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Julian Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Cleaning Fee $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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