The home was designed by Dennis McGuire, a well-known architect that still lives and works in Idyllwild. Dennis' homes are noted for their unique design that integrates the home into the landscape, incorporating the surrounding natural beauty of the area. The house was featured on the Palm Springs Architecture Home Tour. It is located in the prestigious Fern Valley Area on a pie shaped lot that opens up to stunning views of Suicide Rock and Tahquitz Peak, reminiscent of the grandeur of Yosemite. The location is within walking distance of Humber Park and the well-known Ernie Maxwell trail surrounded by impressive homes in the best part of Idyllwild. Three decks allow for maximum enjoyment of the outdoors.
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths with Mountain views, close to best hiking trails
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 7, 2018
About Katie McClain
My husband and I both work in the arts and love the wonderful artistic community of Idyllwild. We are so happy to share our home with you and hope you find it's light and peace inspiring!
Katie McClain purchased this House in 2015
Why Katie McClain chose Fern Valley
We chose this house because we walked in and kept saying, "Wow!" The design to us is just spectacular, down to the copper details in the wood ceiling and the wood paneling on the refrigerator! Everything has been kept true to the original design. We also love how the house "settles us down" after being in the city. One day in, and we are relaxing, letting go of petty worries, and simplifying our lives.
What makes this House unique
The house has three decks, one off the master bedroom, so there are lots more nooks to disappear into than you might realize when looking at it's open design. The two bedrooms each have their own master bath, which allows for plenty of privacy, and there is a guest half bath as well for visitors. Very few people drive up the street as it is a "dead end" so even foot traffic is insignificant. Our neighbors are the NICEST!
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Gorgeous views, fantastic kitchen, quiet retreat
Loved the home! Katie answered so many questions for me about weather and travel in advance and was helpful throughout the weekend. Similarly to other reviews, we used the kitchen more than we planned because it was so great. I will say it isn’t walking distance/walkable to town - it’s not the easy road to walk on with small shoulder. But it’s a very short drive that we were happy to make. Idyllwild is the best kept secret and we hope it stays that way!
Peaceful Retreat at a Beautifully Appointed Home
My husband and I had a wonderfully quiet New Years here. The house had everything you could possibly need and was absolutely charming. The owners were very responsive and ensured we had a great time. We are definitely going back, one of the best VRBO stays we’ve had!
Very quiet, comfortable and easy to get to trails!
Gorgeous property with home comforts. Kitchen was easy to cook in, large table for dining or games. Plenty of open space for everyone to relax. Thank
Peaceful and beautiful
Beautiful home with an open floor plan. It's about a 15 minute walk to a few restaurants and bars, and maybe a 25 minute walk to town center. Owner is easy to communicate with and very helpful. Highly recommend! House is even better than the pictures!
Great property and great owners!
We would stay here again. Great location and style! Owners are a pleasure to work with.
Cabin was wonderfully open and inviting, with stunning views from multiple parts of the house.
Hosts were extremely pleasant to interact with.
The only downside is that this place has now set the bar ridiculously high for other vacations. I cannot speak highly enough of Cady, Jon, or their magnificent home.
Additional information about rental rates
Note the cleaning fee. We allow up to six guests. There will be a $75 dollar fee for guests over 5.($75 dollars per night for the sixth guest. 5 guests are allowable without a fee.) No monthly rentals.