Welcome to 'The Lodge on Palomar Mountain', a historic retreat above 5600' elevation.
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Take a scenic drive through rural San Diego County along the Historic 'Highway to the Stars' and Discover The Lodge on Palomar Mountain!
A bit about the area...
Experience the four seasons in this Southern California mountain top community. Palomar Mountain at approximately 5600' elevation has beautiful fall colors & crisp mountain days, perfect for hiking in October-November. Discover Palomar Mountain's varied winter weather personalities, ranging from mild mid 70's days to winter storms with snow and ice. Spring is exceptional with the appearance of new forest growth, bracken ferns, wildflowers and cool, crisp weather. Palomar Mountain is also a favorite summer destination with warm, sunny days, summer thunderstorms in August & September, and warm, comfortable nights to sit outside and stare at the amazing night skies as far as the eye can see.
**Please read: Before you request to book online, contact us at 760.533.7268 to learn more about Palomar Mountain, The Lodge and surrounding area to make sure it is a good fit for you and your group**
The Lodge is located in the peaceful, unique mountain community of Palomar Mountain CA, and is a proud part of rural San Diego's heritage.
The original log structure, known as The Palomar Mountain Clubhouse, was constructed in the early 1900's by local craftsmen utilizing native timber and resources from Palomar Mountain. The Palomar Mountain Clubhouse hosted community gatherings and events which included dances, parties, weddings, and "inspirational talks''.
In later years rooms were added which provided lodging for out of town visitors. The Lodge was also known as Edgewood Tavern and hosted prominent world famous astronomers who traveled on the 'Highway to the Stars' to Palomar Mountain for the 1935 dedication of the Hale Telescope. For many years the lodge was named 'The Skyline Lodge'. A very appropriate name...as you can see the skyline of San Diego and Point Loma on a clear day!
Make The Lodge on Palomar Mountain the destination for your next retreat or special gathering!
Relax, decompress, and unwind on the grand front patio with it's massive outdoor stone fireplace and commanding views to the south from over a mile above sea level. Take in distant views to the pacific ocean, Point Loma and the skyline of San Diego!
Palomar Mountain is home to the world famous Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory. Stargaze high above the city lights from the open space at The Lodge.
Hike, picnic and even go fishing in the nearby Palomar Mountain State Park. Be sure to bring your binoculars as there is abundant wildlife, native and migratory birds. Take a behind the scenes tour of the world famous Palomar Observatory.
Visitors love to play in the snow in winter months.
Entertain groups in the grand 1800 sq ft great room with soaring stone fireplace, 70" flat screen TV, pool table, ping pong , plus 2 wood stoves and a grand fireplace to keep you toasty during the crisp fall & winter months.
Prepare your favorite meals in the modern, spacious kitchen with 2 ranges, 2 refrigerators, abundant storage and counter space. Enjoy a delicious barbecue on the front deck - BBQ and Propane are included!
The Lodge boasts 10 private bedrooms, plus 8 bathrooms. 9 rooms have luxurious queen beds complete with nightstand and dresser. One suite has an antique bedroom set with full size bed and armoire. 4 suites have their own private baths; 2 with tub/shower combo, and the other 2 have tile showers. There are 2 shared guest baths with tile shower plus two additional common area restrooms, no shower/tub.
The Great Room and all suites have access to FREE WiFi
Step back in time and 'Discover The Lodge on Palomar Mountain.....'