About this listing
This cottage is warm and cozy! Spring is in the air!! The creeks are flowing like crazy ! Warm sunny days and cool nights! Perfect for a great hike and snuggling by the fire at night! Lot's of firewood! Book now! WE FILL UP FAST! TWO night minimum, HOWEVER- should you have a special request MESSAGE US- LET US KNOW YOUR NEEDS -WE ARE VERY FLEXIBLE! Also - NEW~IDYLLWILD BREW PUB (in the forest) IS NOW OPEN! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT - GREAT FOOD TOO! Come on up - there's lot's to do and see!
The cottage is small, (350 sq ft.) and cozy! Wonderful wood burning stove (we supply the wood for free) and a radiator heater. No problem staying cozy warm in the cool evenings!! A queen size very comfortable and warm bed. A love seat size couch in the living room converts to a single bed for one extra guest (3 people total). A 47 inch flat screen TV with great DVD's (no cable), and hooked up for streaming with your computer. There is great strong WIFI ! There is a small but full bathroom, a complete kitchen supplied with most all necessities, pots, pans utensils and dishes. Also stocked with organic coffee, tea's, cream & sugar, homemade banana bread, and various snacks and drinks supplied for your enjoyment. There is a very private back yard with an 8 foot fence, BBQ, table and chairs. In front of cottage the driveway runs along a street which is plowed for easy access should snow be expected. Very snow friendly and located within a mile from downtown Idyllwild. Come enjoy the beautiful spring on the mountain!
Although the phone reception is spotty all over the mountain, you are sure to get reception in town at our local coffee house. Sometimes you can get it fine at your cottage if sitting out on the deck or backyard. The Cottage does have good WiFi. You will receive the password upon arrival.
Interaction with guests
There is a map to show you the hiking trails that are located out your front door. There is also a map for more substantial trail head hiking, fishing, and camping details, however you will have to stop at the ranger station to get an Adventure Pass for parking at all the other local trail heads.
Our location is in Royal Pines. It is a charming eclectic community of tiny houses, mobile units, cottages, and in the summer some 5th wheels that come up on a regular basis to get out of the Palm Springs desert heat. It is a safe, friendly, and unique area and community. One of Idyllwild's best kept secrets !
Idyllwild is located an hour from Palm Springs. It is also located just two hours from San Diego and Los Angeles. Our mountain is located 5000' ft. up in elevation. It takes about 25 minutes from the bottom of the mountain to get up to the top. The roads are very safe and not a lot of cliff hanger curves! We are located about 2 miles from Idyllwild Arts Campus and about 1 miles from Town. We have wonderful restaurants and a community full of artist's and musicians ! On every given night during you will find our talented musicians on every stage throughout town! As of the first of February 2017 Idyllwild will be opening an amazing Brewery ! You will really want to be sure to visit it! It took 2 years to build, all top of the line - state of the art equipment - solar powered - hundreds of thousands of dollars - big time, yet small town - unbelievable views located in the middle of the forest !!! Not to mentions the experts doing the brewing and wonderful local long-time chefs! About to become one of California's biggest and best secrets !
Other things to note
We know how difficult it is to travel and leave our beloved dog behind, so we would like you to be able to bring your well behaved four legged family member with you. Please clean up after your dog and must be on a leash at all times. Please no barkers! They will love the backyard. Our beautiful town is VERY DOG FRIENDLY! In fact our Mayor is a huge golden retriever - Mayor Max !
There is a definite no smoking rule. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but please no barkers. 8ft high Fenced in backyard. Please know that there is a wood burning stove in the living room that is at a height that could be a danger to small children, so please take that into consideration. We supply FREE firewood. We want your stay to be warm, cozy, and relaxing!
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Preston and Cathy have lived in Idyllwild for a combined 18 years. We purchased and completely reconstructed this little cottage with the intention of being able to share our love of this mountain experience with you!
Preston has retired up here from the Los Angeles area after a full career as an actor; TV, Film, Commercials and modeling. He has been involved with our community theater groups, and enjoys his mountain living. He will be the first to tell you, "he swears he has never worked so hard as he has since retiring" !
Cathy has spent the last seven years owning a Health Food Cafe' at the local health food market. She now in enjoying this AirBnB venture! She still does small catering jobs around town as well as some personal chef services for special requests.
We wake up everyday with a strong feeling of gratitude for where we live and the lifestyle we have created, and we are very excited to share it with all of you!