Leave the city behind and dive into the back country life. Nothing compares to this magnificent home for a getaway. Built in 1930, you have a piece of history in this home. It is part of the Historical Homes Registry and once was the main resting place for all the miners heading to and from the Gold Mines of Julian seeking and collecting their fortunes. It still is the greatest place to come for refreshment and exploration. From almost any point on the property, you feel as if you could reach out and touch the lake, which is just across the road. Facing one direction, you have a full view of Lake Cuyamaca. A stroll out the back door leads you to views all the way to the Ocean. It doesn’t get any better than this. There is a meditational pull to the property, making it so refreshing to stay and very hard to leave. But don’t worry – we’ll welcome you back for your next stay with open arms. The mountains of Julian and Lake Cuyamaca offer great mountain energy for healing, rejuvenating or just taking a break from city life. This house holds magic inside and out.
The downstairs offers so many possibilities. There is a full kitchen fully stocked with all you need to cook, bake and enjoy preparing meals. There is a large, homey family space which can be used for group meals, sitting and reading, playing games or just enjoying each other’s company, while curled up in front of the wood burning fireplace. There are two bedrooms also located on the first floor. Each has queen sized beds, breathtaking views from picture windows and shares a full bathroom. Before heading upstairs or down, don’t miss the unbelievable sunroom that is surrounded with large windows which point out directly towards the Lake. Although the entire house is spectacular, this room alone makes it the must stay home in Julian and the Lake Cuyamaca area. There is nothing quite as amazing as sitting in the large arm chairs with a cup of coffee, wine, tea or whatever you choose and watching the sun dance on the water. This room even boasts an opening sleeper couch which all guests will be vying to capture as their own.
Upstairs leads to even more space and delights. There are two more bedrooms for additional guests. Each room has two twin beds, and one of the two rooms also has a toddler bed for the smaller guest. There is a bathroom upstairs which hosts a tiny footed bathtub. One room has a little deck just the right size for a place to watch from the ocean to the lake.
Downstairs from the main floor are two more bedrooms. The first bedroom has two more twin beds and large windows. Each guest can gaze through the window from his or her bed and watch the grass blow and the deer and turkey stroll across the property. There is a separate bathroom for these guests as well. Next to that room is the grand master suite – a room to behold. The huge open beamed ceiling room has a magnificent wood burning fireplace, an ensuite, and large picture windows drawing you out to a spectacular sitting patio with a running fountain. Old world charm at its best, this sitting area is shaded by mountain greenery and grape vines. The views go on and on. The lake calls to you with its whispered melodic voice. It is nothing less that magical.
This wonderful rock home backs up to State Park property allowing for walks, hikes, meditation and bird watching. The sounds, views and smells of the country surround and entice you to venture out into a great exploration of Julian's mountain wilderness. The property connects to horseback riding trails; a short ride will bring you to bike trails, extensive hiking trails and any number of combinations. Perfect for families, group retreats, corporate getaways, or just a little time with your loved ones. There is a large propane grill inviting all to gather round and picnic, feast, or entertain. The property includes an acre of grassy fields and places to come together as a large group to celebrate anniversaries, wedded bliss, or religious retreats. Most bedrooms and living rooms have huge windows for enjoyment of the views and mountain air at any time of day or night. Walk across the road and you are to the Lake. Lake Cuyamaca has a wonderful lakefront restaurant, walking trails, boat rental and fishing. An 8 mile drive brings you to the historic town of Julian to enjoy shops, gold mines, restaurants and the old western town charm. Please note that there is no WIFI. There is television. You will want for nothing more than to enjoy the country while planning how soon you can come back. We’ll be waiting for you. What an amazing getaway to complete privacy and nature.