About the property
- Cabin1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Retreat in Restored 1920s Logwood Cabins
The beautifully restored logwood cabins at Happy Holler were originally built in the 1920's on 2 acres surrounded by century old cedar and birch trees. Nestled in the pines of Palomar Mountain (San Diego), the Happy Holler grounds include 3 cabins that can comfortably sleep 13. Bring tents and increase your party size up to 20.
Disconnect from the city (no cable or internet) and enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor games, including: DVD collection, book collection, board games, horseshoe, cornhole, giant Jenga, Foosball and more. Light up a wood-burning fire in the interior or exterior fireplace. Sit on the hammock at night, or relax in our wood-burning hot tub (additional fee), looking up directly at the big dipper, with no city light obstructing the view!
Welcome to Happy Holler, where the atmosphere is relaxing, the activities never ending.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 31, 2018
About Nicolas Biancamano
Mountaineer, world traveler, university professor
Nicolas Biancamano purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Nicolas Biancamano chose Palomar Mountain
It reminds me of home! One of the only places in San Diego you can find snow in the winter!
What makes this Cabin unique
Wood burning hot-tub Century old cedar and birch trees Hammock Swings
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
An adventure land filled with good vibes
Awesome spot to get away with friends and detach from life for a minute. Loved the hot tub as well as the main cabin. Nic takes pride in maintaining his property and is there to take of things if need be. We lost power to the main house and Nic had an electrician out on a Saturday night to fix it! I highly recommend to anyone who wants a good time. :)
Great camping spot
Lots of outdoor games provided. Beautiful landscape. Tv in main cabin. 3 cabins, very nice outfit fire area. Will be back
Great place to getaway
We brought a group of friends out for a weekend retreat to help us all disconnect from the busyness of life and Happy Hollar was the perfect place. We had plenty of space to play, the cabin had just the right amenities for us to make it an amazing experience for everyone. We loved all the little details from the bathroom in the hollowed out tree, to the wood-fire hottub. Nic and his team were very responsive to our questions leading up and during the event. Just one thing, as of this review the site says sleeps 20, the correct number is sleeps 13 with 7 beds.
Perfect for our Young Adult Church Retreat
We used Happy Holler for a church retreat last year and wanted to come back. Perfect location from San Diego—not too far, but feels remote. Nic is very responsive, friendly and helpful. In the past year, he has put more work into the place, with planters, a finished hot tub area, and mulch which looks nice and keeps the dust under control. Place looked great! It is definitely rustic, not posh—but that's exactly what we were looking for. Having multiple common areas both inside and out is great for coordinating group meetings and being able to spread out a bit. The addition of a bug-zapper is really helpful, but bring bug spray. A good bit of bees, too—so beware if you are allergic. Looking forward to returning next year!
Great space to relax and unwind amongst the trees
Very fun and funky place, the wood burning hot tub was a hit, and the space is perfect for sitting outside enjoying nature.
It's pretty rustic and be ready with the bug spray, lots of flys and a few mosquitoes, and don't expect a fancy cabin, this falls somewhere in between camping and glamping (glamour-camping).
Great spot within a bunch of trails or just a quick drive up to the observatory. The host was very accommodating and helpful with questions.
We had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon.
My expectations were high, having heard great reviews from a personal friend. Happy Holler did not disappoint. The amenities were top notch, especially the wood-fire jacuzzi! I look forward to my next trip, and would recommend it to anyone looking to "unplug" for the weekend.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Wood jacuzzi is $60 additional per stay. Access to main cabin is for all reservations from 1 to 6. Middle cabin is open for reservations of 7 guests or more. Uppen cabin is open for reservations of 9 guests or more.