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
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
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.