We want your visit to leave you feeling like you have a home away from home - so we pay extra attention to the 'small stuff'. The cozy loft has a queen size lodge pole pine bed, tv and small sitting area. The down stairs has an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, tv, and a river rock backdrop for the wood burning stove.
The kitchen is fully furnished with all the amenities we can imagine you might need. The living room has a futon sofa and futon chair providing comfort not only for watching tv but also additional sleeping options.
The cabin has a wonderful feeling of seclusion & privacy. Surrounded by nature, perched on the hillside with its wraparound deck you feel like you are in a treehouse. While you lounge on the deck you can enjoy watching your four legged friends chase the squirrels.
After a day of watching the antics of the local wildlife you can grill dinner and enjoy it on the deck as you watch the sunset. Follow this with a soak in the hot tub while star gazing, and surely your cares will melt away.
Charming Idyllwild is a short, scenic 5 minute drive from the cabin. There you will find many shopping opportunities and various international cuisine options. Our favorite is Cafe Aroma. While in town make sure you check out the many acclaimed art galleries.
Let the granite out cropping named Taquitz by the local Indians of Idyllwild's past lure you into its shadow and move you with its ancient lore. You can also take advantage of the many hiking and mountain biking trails in the area or just kick back and catch a movie at the Rustic Theatre.
Idyllwild is home to the reknown Idyllwild Arts Academy, Jazz Fest and the annual Memorial Day weekend town wide garage sales.
We are both psychotherapists. We understand from a personal and professional level the importance of self care and for us that comes from communing with nature. Living in the city life can get pretty stressful but in a short hour and a half drive we can be walking with our jack russell in the mountains. We know the importance of being able to travel with your pets. We don't go many places without ours so we offer that to our guests.
Cathie purchased this cabin in 2004
And as for the town of Idyllwild - there is no other like it. It's a gem that has escaped the crowds of Big Bear and Arrowhead. It is so accessible to L.A. and San Diego yet feels like another universe. We're amazed that it is so 'unknown'. John Muir was quoted as saying 'The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime speptical to be found anywhere on this earth.'
We bought the very first property we looked at. There was no reason to look any further! As our spa guy says 'I service many of the properties up here and there is just no view like yours!' Both the view and the seclusion are unrivaled! The property is at the end of a small side road with only 4 cabins on it. A short hike puts you at the edge of the National Forest and lots of secluded hiking opportunities. We love taking our pooch to run the nearby trails. We find that the privacy and stellar views make the 5 minute drive to town more than worth it!
We were stuck in the cabin for 3 days with 3 feet of snow but loved every minute of it! Wonderfully decorated cabin. Well organized and cute. We will come back again to explore the mountain.
We had such a wonderful time. Cabin was perched atop a very secluded road at the peak of the mountain with amazing views of the surrounding ridges. Great location: close to town but also some of the most amazing hikes. We particularly enjoyed the extensive porch space with grill and hot tub. We will definitely be coming here again soon!
My fiancee and I and our two big dogs spent two nights in the Stellar Summit Cabin. Cathie was easy to work with and professional. The place is cute, cozy, and fun- at the top of a road with nice views, tons of deck space, and birds galore. Fenced deck for the dogs made life easy. The pull-down stairs to the bedroom are a fun touch. The hot tub was clean, the kitchen was reasonably-equipped and the bed was comfy for a cabin bed.
We had such a great time coming to this cabin for my husbands birthday! We wanted somewhere that we could relax away from it all and this definitely fit the bill. The deck is wonderful with a cozy hot tub and a spectacular view. The cabin has everything that we could need and was such a wonderful get away just being together an enjoying nature. My only criticism is that some of the minor maintenance issues like broken tiles in the shower and a badly deteriorating hot tub cover need to be attended to. That being said, none of those minor issues affected our experience. We will definitely be back!
What a wonderful find just a little over two hours from the hustle of Los Angeles. This beautiful, unique property is located high up in the hills and surrounded by a large porch with mountain views from nearly every window! Some mornings we were looking out over the horizon and seeing these mountain peaks poking out from the cloud layer below like an exotic island chain. The property has everything you could need for a private escape, and the nearby town of Idyllwild has that small mountain village charm! My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful secluded weekend here, joined by our two pups and cats, for a nice family vacation spent cozied up by the fire. The dogs and cats spent hours looking out from the large windows at all the squirrels and birds as they played outside the patio. All the necessary luxuries are here, including an endless supply of firewood and an outdoor jacuzzi with a stunning view! Not to mention a great price for the whole package! One word of caution - it sleeps 2-5, but at the same time, the main bedroom is lofted with a drop down ladder to get to it, so not the best option for the feeble or clumsy. However, the couch on the main floor, and closer to the warm wood stove, turns into a nice full/Queen sized bed (and is much safer for anyone who sleep-walks!). All in all, a beautiful property and we will likely be back next time we're looking for a quick mountain escape!
Awesome weekend getaway! A perfect mix of rustic and has all items you need. We were looking for a cabin that was secluded and quiet with a fireplace, hot tub, and view... this was a perfect match! Great communication pre-booking, great information and instructions in the cabin, and great communication post trip as well. We will definitely be open to visiting again. Thank you for all!!