"What a wonderful stay we had in our cabin in the woods! Julian is fairly local to us (we live an hour away down the mountain.) We always enjoy a day trip to Julian, so decided to stay over a couple of days this week to celebrate our anniversary. We chose this property online (VRBO) based on pictures and reviews. Everything from the wood finishings to the lovely quilts and other furnishings and decorations called to me. It did not disappoint! The cabin is big and airy, with a stunning wall of windows and a large balcony looking out to the mountains. The kitchen is fully stocked with high end appliances, dishes/pots/utensils and every spice you can imagine! We honestly didn't make use of most of it, but I can imagine cooking a big family meal in that wonderful kitchen! The living areas are thoughtfully appointed, with board games, books, DVDs and toys. The beds are comfy and the bathrooms are well appointed and clean. Honestly, we packed way more than we needed. We could have showed up with just a change of clothes and would have been fine. The cabin was built by the family. There is a book with pics in the cabin that they put together describing that.
In Julian, we explored the Eagle mine, ate pizza and local apple pie and wandered through shops. Some things are only open Thu-Sun, so plan accordingly. We spent a day fishing at Lake Cuaymaca, a 15 minute drive from the cabin. We enjoyed the view of the Borrego desert from the overlook on 79. And we stopped in at Julian station for wine and chocolate tasting. Then we hit Dudleys bakery in Santa Isabel for fresh baked bread on our way home.
We would happily recommend this property to our friends and family. Reserving through VRBO was simple and everything we read online was accurate.
Read the description carefully. There is no wifi, no satellite or cable, and I had virtually no cell reception while we were there (hubby has Verizon and he was able to get cell reception.) I was mostly happy to disconnect for a few days (and finally finished a couple of books I had been reading this summer!) There is a blu-ray player with an HDTV and a selection of DVDs for viewing."
Guest: John K.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 12, 2016