SERENITY CABIN: A LOVELY GETAWAY IN THE FOREST

Patrick

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SERENITY CABIN: A LOVELY GETAWAY IN THE FOREST

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Idyllwild Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

SERENITY..YOU WILL LOVE THIS CABIN IN THE WOODS!

ENJOY FOREST VIEWS IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE OR OUT ON THE BIG DECK.

SERENITY CABIN is just a 2 hour drive from San Diego, Orange County or Los Angeles, and less than an hour drive to Palm Springs. Located in Idyllwild, next to the San Bernardino National Forest, and at over 6000 foot elevation, SERENITY CABIN is in a quiet setting just half a mile to wilderness hiking and challenging rock climbing trails, and about a mile to Idyllwild town center.

SERENITY CABIN has welcomed guests back year after year. Warm and cozy enough for 1 or 2, yet roomy enough for up to 6 people, SERENITY is a tastefully decorated vintage 1961 cabin. Enjoy our knotty pine interior and huge wood-burning fireplace. You will arrive for your vacation with everything ready for you, including fresh linens and towels and a fully stocked kitchen. Relaxation mode sets in almost immediately. Our forced-air heater keeps all the rooms warm and cozy on those chilly nights.

SERENITY has two large bedrooms (1 queen; 2 twin beds), plus a queen sofa bed and 1 Bath (with tub/shower). At nearly 1000 sq ft, it is roomy, yet cosy. There's a big deck with a BBQ, and a large back yard surrounded by HUGE, ancient pines, oaks, and cedar trees. A hammock swings between the trees.

Winter is really special, and we usually get lots of snow. The kids will enjoy sledding out back in the winter. Build a snowman or snow-woman!

Feed the birds and squirrels. Listen to the coyotes and owls at night, and see more stars than you ever have before. Gorgeous and relaxing!

The views from SERENITY CABIN will remind you of Yosemite National Park. Enjoy Lily Rock and Suicide Rock from the front of the cabin and Suicide Rock from the huge back deck. Whimsical tree carvings of a bear and raccoons are out back. The big deck is great for just sitting and birdwatching (over 30 species seen over one weekend!).

SERENITY is cosy and warm in the winter, with cool breezes in the summer. See gorgeous autumn colors, or take photos of the springtime wildflowers. A very clean, comfy cabin for a romantic get-away, holiday or family gathering.

SERENITY CABIN is near the Idyllwild Arts campus, with weekly concerts, plays, lectures and art. Great restaurants, shops, galleries, live music and a movie theatre in town. Hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing all within a short distance. Two nearby lakes for fishing. Horseback riding available at the nearby Little Yellow Ranch. Fantastic birdwatching, right from the deck. 1/2 mile to Humber Park trailheads for hiking and climbing. Less than 1 mile to Idyllwild town. Activities at 1000 Trails in Pine Cove (~5 miles north of town), for a $10 day-use fee: swimming pool, kids' playground, horses for rent. Idyllwild town has fun festivals including a 4th of July parade, the Lemon Lily Festival and others.

Sorry, no smoking and no pets. SERENITY CABIN is not suitable for non-ambulatory guests.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN IDYLLWILD:

Memorial Weekend in May - Wildflower and Art Show, Idyllwild Nature Center.

Mid-July - Lemon Lily Festival, with music, art, fun.

3rd weekend in August - Jazz in the Pines

early Dec - Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, center of town.

Feb - Idyllwild Film Festival

Wi-Fi and Internet now available!

Keywords: Cabin, cottage, casita

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Patrick (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Patrick

HI! We are Fred and Kathy, the owners of SERENITY CABIN in Idyllwild, CA. We went to Idyllwild often for short get-aways, often combined with a trip to Palm Springs. Finally, just after 9-11-01, an elderly lady stopped by the Idyllwild real estate office with her keys, and we took a look at her cabin that very day and made her an offer. It was like stepping back into a 1950s and 1960s cabin, with warm, pristine woodwork, and we loved it! Since then, we have enjoyed SERENITY CABIN over its many seasons, and never get tired of the views and wildlife.

Patrick purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Patrick chose Idyllwild

We love the mountains and the trees. SERENITY CABIN is close to hiking trails, shops, good restaurants and even a movie theatre. Kathy especially enjoys birding from the deck and trails (over 30 species seen in just one weekend off the back deck!). The wildlife here is amazing - coyotes, racoons, bobcats, deer, quail, white-headed woodpeckers...just to name a few, seen right from the cabin. Plus, this location fills us with positive energy.

What makes this cabin unique

Peace, serenity and great bird watching!

We love the Jazz Festival at Idyllwild Arts in August, and the Art and Wine Tasting Walk in town in October. Family BBQ's out on deck are always a treat.

The views from our SERENITY CABIN remind us of Yosemite Valley, and fills us with joy and wonder. The stars at night are amazing.

Plus, the scent of the pines and cedars smells so good!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying at your cabin (Dec. 26-29). I looked in your visitor logbook and was surprised to see that it had been five years since we were last there. It felt really special to be back, since yours is our favorite cabin and location to stay in Idyllwild. It was close enough for me to take a walk up to Humber park even though it had been snowing, which I really enjoyed. (My sons Matt and Peter prefered hunkering down indoors and playing on their computers, but hey at least they were without the internet for a few days.) Laure read books, sipped hot tea, and we put together one of your puzzles (the one with the flowers, which was harder than we thought it would be since many of the flowers/stems/etc. are out of focus in the picture). We also enjoyed the fireplace and watching movies. Plus we saw "The Hobbit" at the Rustic Theatre (I really love that place). All in all, a great getaway, very restful and just what I needed after a really challenging year for me.
Dec 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Serenity Cabin: a Lovely Getaway in the Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Serenity Cabin: a Lovely Getaway in the Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127185vb
+1 -(951) 659-6110
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
Encincitas, Ca
5

Special Times in Serenity Cabin

  • 5 of 5
Staying at Serenity Cabin catapults me back in time with it's quaint little kitchen and sweet lavender scent bathroom. The beds are extremely comfortable and always fresh smelling. There is a well stocked library as well as a number of DVDs to choose from. The outside deck is a great place for relaxing in the sun and watching the squirrels chase each other!

All and all it is a very peaceful place to be. The name Serenity, suits this cabin to a tee!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity Cabin: a Lovely Getaway in the Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127185vb
+1 -(951) 659-6110
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
Irvine
5

Wonderful Get Away!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin was truly a gem! We arrived to this warm, cozy cabin in the midst of snowfall over New Year's weekend. With two young children (3 & 1), it was the perfect place to relax & enjoy our time together. The kids loved playing in the winter wonderland in the back & sledding. The two bedrooms were a perfect set-up for a comfortable sleeping arrangement. The only thing I would suggest is to bring extra toilet paper & paper towels, as those items were somewhat limited. Overall, a GREAT experience! We'll definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity Cabin: a Lovely Getaway in the Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127185vb
+1 -(951) 659-6110
Idyllwild Inland Empire California
Vista, CA/USA
5

The best cabin ever!

  • 5 of 5
Everywhere my eyes looked, I saw a little delightful treasure. The furniture was very comfortable and the cabin very clean. Close enough to town to get there when you need to, but far enough away to enjoy wonderful peace and quiet. Great reference book for how to enjoy Idyllwild. Beautiful views front and back. Precious critters in abundance, especially if you feed them nuts and seeds! The cabin is wonderful and we look forward to enjoying it again in the fall if possible. Thank you, owners, for sharing such a precious treasure. p.s. No stairs!!!! :oD
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Ontario, CA
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Many choices
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Hemet, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
243
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many choices
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Big Bear area (downhill)
Nearest Point of Interest
Strawberry Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
Humber Park Trailheads
Nearest Point of Interest
Middle of Idyllwild town
Car: necessary

Upcoming Events:

Memorial Weekend, May - Wildflower Show and Art Exhibit,

July 4th - Parade, 10 AM

July 12-13 - Lemon Lily Festival and Bluegrass Music

Aug. 15-17- Jazz in the Pines Festival

Aug 31-Sept 1 - Idyllwild Art and Treasures Weekend

Oct 11 - Wine Tasting and Art Walk

Weekend after Thanksgiving - Crafts show and Christmas tree lighting,

..and many others during the year.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Idyllwild Cabin Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The $135 rate is for 2 people; for each additional person add $15 per night.
Big discounts for weekly or monthly stays.
Extra fees may apply for holidays and festivals..
Our beds are not equipped for children in diapers.
Please bring your own crib or other bed for very young children. Our cabin is also not equipped for handicapped persons. No smoking and no pets. Renters must be over age 21.
Pay through our managers at Quiet Creek Vacations.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to ask for SERENITY CABIN and tell them you saw it on our VRBO website. 1-800-450-6110.
You may also book online at www.quietcreekvacation.com
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Amenities

Amenities

Idyllwild Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Tub, shower, plenty of hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
  • Queen size Bed (1) Located in the large master bedroom. The beautiful walnut wood dresser, mirror and chest of drawers are antiques, from 1910. 2 bedside tables with plenty of lighting, and an easy chair for quiet reading., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in the 2nd bedroom., Sleep Sofa (1) Queen sized sofa bed is located in the living room. It has a thicker mattress than most sofa beds, and is quite comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Fabulous views of Lily Rock and Suicide Rock. Easily accessible in winter snows. Great sledding out in the back yard. Sleds provided in winter. Close to hiking and rock-climbing trails. A hammock and a yoga mat available in the closet.
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