Discover a selection of 269 vacation rentals in Idyllwild, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and fireplaces. Prices start at $192 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Idyllwild. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Mile-high Idyllwild-Pine Cove awaits

Don't forget to wax up the walking boots and dust off the hiking poles for that trip to Mile-high Idyllwild, which sits in the shadow of the rocky San Jacinto Mountains. Up there, between spear-like forests of pine trees and babbling creeks, Idyllwild-Pine Cove vacation rentals offer a gateway to one of California's beautiful sections of wilderness. Daring climbers come to conquer the crags of Tahquitz Rock, while walkers come to hit the famous South Ridge Trail and the Deer Springs Trail. And that's not even mentioning the art lovers, who flock here from LA to go to local galleries and boutique painting stores.

Things to do

Idyllwild-Pine Cove is all about the mountains

The main attractions of Idyllwild-Pine Cove loom up on all sides of the small town. Search for Idyllwild-Pine Cove vacation rentals in the form of rustic wood cabins if you want to get up-close to famous peaks like Tahquitz and San Jacinto itself. There's also access to the eye-watering Palms to Pines Scenic Byway, which comes with views of sweeping forests and babbling creeks. And there's the Middle Ridge Winery, which is the place to visit to buy local tipples to share by the fireplace in the evening.

Activities

From craggy rocks to charming shops

In the cozy confines of Idyllwild, the beautiful outdoor setting provides a perfect backdrop for every outdoor activity imaginable. Set up camp in Idyllwild County Park, or hike your way up the majestic mountain trails. The area is also known for its challenging climbing rocks. They aren't for the timid, but they make for some fabulous social media photo opps—just be sure you’re wearing the appropriate gear! For those whose preferred activity is handing over the credit card, Idyllwild has several folksy shops where you can buy everything from homemade soaps to heady candles.

Weather

Visit Idyllwild-Pine Cove during the trekking season

Although the timber-clad cabins and rustic mountain stays that pepper the forests around Idyllwild-Pine Cove are cozy prospects in the winter months, most travelers head to the lands around San Jacinto during the spring and summertime. That's because there's currently no ski fields on offer here, while the hiking between the months of May and September is second-to-none. Search for your Idyllwild-Pine Cove vacation rentals then to be in with the best highland walking, and enjoy all the al fresco art shows the town has to offer.

Natural features

Ponderosas pines and peaks in Idyllwild-Pine Cove

You'll only need to step out of the door of your Idyllwild-Pine Cove vacation rentals to see the wondrous landscapes that make this corner of Cali so loved by adventure travelers. Deep in the rugged valleys of the Mount San Jacinto State Park, the place is watched over by the often-snow-topped ridges of Mount San Jacinto itself, while the sinewy valleys of the Santa Rosa Mountains carve through the ground to the south. Between the fan ferns and creeks there, you'll see rare boas, lizards, and buzzing hummingbirds alike.

How to get there

How to get to and around Idyllwild

The nearest airport is in Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP), located 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Los Angeles - Ontario Intl. Airport (ONT), which is 54.6 mi (88 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Idyllwild?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's to get away. Now's the time to pack your bags and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Idyllwild:

  • Make use of handy amenities like a private pool and a washing machine at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". Situated around 14 miles from Idyllwild, this leading option has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool" is another winner, offering 4 bedrooms, a travel crib, off-street parking options and more. It's around 30 miles from Idyllwild.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Idyllwild vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Idyllwild?

You need only set foot inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Idyllwild to figure out that cool things really do come in small packages. Expertly designed to maximize space, these pocket-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Laguna" Tiny House Near 50 Temecula Wineries". This getaway in Temecula packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as high-speed internet services and winery tours.
  • Alternatively, base yourself at "Desert Tiny House In Mineral Pool Resort". Located in Desert Hot Springs, this teensy abode comes with coffee and tea making facilities and air conditioning.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Idyllwild?

There's something inherently cozy about curling up in a log cabin with a cup of tea and a good book. Leave the hustle and bustle of life behind and spend a few nights at one of these log cabins in Idyllwild:

  • Settle in at "Romantic Log Cabin ~ Updated, Quiet" in Idyllwild and during your waking hours enjoy kayaking and cycling and your evenings relaxing in your cozy cabin.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Luxury Hilltop Log Cabin On 4. 5 Acres With Great Views". Try some sledding or kayaking or simply put your feet up at this Idyllwild property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Idyllwild?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then forget the real world. If you're craving some fun and relaxation, these properties in and around Idyllwild are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach" is a top-rated option around 30 miles east of central Idyllwild. You'll never need to venture far to find something fun to do around this vacation rental. Pull out your map and head for The Grotto at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa and Golf Club at Terra Lago. Activities like hiking and biking and golf will add an adventurous touch to your mini break.
  • Alternatively, enjoy some downtime at "Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway". Approximately 14 miles east of Idyllwild, fun activities around here include golf and hiking and biking. Prefer to go sightseeing? Plan an outing to Tahquitz Canyon and Cactus to Clouds.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Idyllwild?

Studio apartments are hard to match when it comes to location, convenience and character. Get comfy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Idyllwild and experience the buzzing local vibe:

  • Throw your bags down at "Beautiful And Romantic Downtown Private Pool And Spa. Amazing Westerly Facing Views". Amenities including a stovetop and a heated pool will make you feel at home here.
  • "One Of A Kind Lake And Mountain Views" is another awesome choice. Get comfortable and enjoy the use of a restaurant dining guide, golf and more.

There are plenty of highlights around Idyllwild to add to your itinerary. Feed the culture buff in you and visit Fender Museum and Western Science Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Idyllwild?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Idyllwild. Stay for a night or two in a luxury cabin, a cozy cottage or a large home. No matter what type of vacation rental you're chasing, you'll find the right place with Vrbo. Here are a few top picks:

  • If you're eager to be near the action, "Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway" is calling your name. It's within easy reach of the center of Idyllwild and a convenient base to check out sights like Citrus State Historic Park and University of California, Riverside.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "One Chic Desert Retreat #1 Property @ Legacy Luxurious Villa #1 Lic", another enticing option. Riverside Convention Center and California Baptist University should be on your must-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Idyllwild?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Idyllwild that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some love songs and chill together at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". Around 14 miles from Idyllwild, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days drinking wine and canoodling at "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool", around 30 miles from Idyllwild. A fireplace and a swimming pool will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Idyllwild?

Share your trip and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed getaway with friends or a family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Idyllwild:

  • You'll have plenty of room to move at "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach". Around 30 miles east of Idyllwild, this generous property has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a swimming pool and mountain views.
  • Nothing's more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Secluded 1 - Acre Mountain View Retreat" makes it easy to do that. Located around 30 miles to the east of Idyllwild, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a chef are among the many amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Idyllwild?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Idyllwild and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take your gang to "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a barbecue grill and a garden.
  • "Pga West House 3 King Size Beds Salt Water Pool Spa #062351" is the kind of place you go to escape the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. Skiing facilities and cable/satellite TV services are also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Idyllwild has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Idyllwild vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Idyllwild?

It's always more fun to share those precious memories with the people closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family escape or taking time out with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your style. Here are two of our best in and around Idyllwild:

  • Sleeping as many as 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Large, Private Yard And Heated, Saltwater Pool" is the perfect place to spend time together. This top-rated retreat is 30 miles to the east of Idyllwild and has creature comforts such as a fridge and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another top option is "Walk To Coachella And Stagecoach". This large rental is 30 miles east of Idyllwild and features nearby birdwatching activities, a dishwasher and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're eager to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your itinerary. Castle Park Amusement Park, Mulligan Family Fun Center and Rubidoux Drive-In are fine places to start.