This beautifully restored A frame is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family retreat. It's a birder's paradise on the new deck that overlooks the one acre fern meadow surrounded by tall Cedars and Firs. You can cook your meals in the fully equipped modern kitchen or on the camp fire pit using our cast iron Dutch oven and camp fire utensils. There are 3 bedrooms with King, Queen and Full sized beds. two full bathrooms. One has a whirlpool tub.
- Chalet1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bath with upstairs master suite.
Jim & Teresa McCarthy
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 24, 2018
About Jim & Teresa McCarthy
We both live and work in San Diego County. We love it here in beautiful Southern California. We have 6 children and a bunch of grandkids too! Some of our favorite things to do are hiking, bird watching, star gazing and cooking. We get to do these things every time we're on the mountain.
Jim & Teresa McCarthy purchased this Chalet in 2013
Why Jim & Teresa McCarthy chose Palomar Mountain
We had often visited the local mountains when our children were growing up and decided to get a piece of it for ourselves. We wanted it to be close enough so we could use it frequently. It takes us just over an hour to drive to it from our house. We also wanted to be able to make memories there with our children and grandchildren.
What makes this Chalet unique
What we love about Palomar mountain is the clean mountain air and the quiet sounds of nature. When we first walked up on the deck and looked out into the meadow, a pair of woodpeckers swooped down from a tree and into the fern. There were towering postcard picture perfect Firs and Cedars all around. We knew we had to have this cabin. *The spa tub and King sized bed in the master suite didn't hinder our decision.
Sports & Adventure Activities
To say we didn’t want to leave is an understatement! We wanted to purchase the property. Jim and Teresa have an AMAZING cabin, the rustic decor so inviting and reflects the simplicity that we were looking for. The hospitality was exceptional and Teresa answered questions when they arose.... we are already planning our next trip over and we just left. Thank you again!!
That is so sweet Thelma. We are happy you loved it. Come back anytime. If we ever decide to sell it we will let you know! 😏� thanks for being terrific guests.
Clean, Cozy Cabin
Great accommodations...on a mountain of all things! We enjoyed the area, the adventures, and the affordable alternative to staying in LA. It was a great place to relax and catch up with family and we all slept well. It was awesome waking up to the interesting bird calls and looking them up in the various reference books around the place. Saw lots of stars and the ISS went over one night! Nice, nice, nice. Thanks so much!
Awesome little cabin surrounded by huge pines. Fireplaces with firewood fully stocked.
Perfect place to relax after a hard day. Everything we needed. Had to make sure that we brought groceries for breakfast, because no stores for miles, but didn't bother us at all. The dense fog made it an eerie but very warm and relaxing couple days. Gave it the lazy Sunday feel. All three bedrooms were warm and comfy and had everything we needed. Will definitely recommend this cabin and will be back next year for sure!
very neat, well stocked place, located in a beautiful place.
A wonderful weekend getaway
I really loved our time spent at the Spotted Owl. The cabin is beautiful and has everything you need for a few days away (except for food of course). The hosts were very helpful and responsive. I can't wait to come back in the future and I do not hesitate to recommend this rental to others!
A truly special cabin in Palomar Mountain
This cabin was just blissful, and we can’t wait to return. We had a few inches of snow upon arriving and it snowed our last night, our kids played nonstop outside with the sleds and in the fort out back. Indoors we played board games, watched movies, and got toasty next to the awesome wood stove. Oh yeah, and the amazing jacuzzi tub upstairs was so relaxing. This place does not disappoint!!!
Thank you Kara! So glad the kiddos had fun! Also thanks for leaving the place immaculate. Please come again.
This property is just a couple of miles from the World famous Palomar Observatory and Palomar Mountain State Park.