HOST YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY REUNION OR RETREAT AT HIDDEN VALLEY

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Sleeps40
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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HOST YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY REUNION OR RETREAT AT HIDDEN VALLEY

Escondido Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 13 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 40)

The Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa is a perfect venue for large retreats, reunions, and events. Whether you are a family that wants an intimate space to relax and enjoy each other's company, a corporation needing a weekend getaway for your employees, or a religious group looking for spiritual rejuvenation within nature, your group will find fun and relaxation at our venue. You can view more photos and information on our website listed below.

We offer this property on an exclusive basis to your group. Our destination venue is private and secluded and designed to support up to 40 overnight guests. We offer a comfortable environment with a main house, event center, and barn house. You get the use of the entire property to yourself including 2 kitchens for home cooking. We have activities for all ages and everyone will find something they enjoy. Our facility offers a wide variety of activities; you can explore the gardens, play frisbee golf or sun by the pool. In the evenings you can sit by a fire and make s'mores, watch a movie or hang out and shoot pool.There are indoor and outdoor meeting spaces but it is the natural beauty that sets our rental apart from other places. When you're in nature it is easier to disconnect from the outside world and focus on spending time with each other. Of course, some people may not want to spend all their time at the retreat (Although once you get there, you’ll never want to leave!). But because of our great location, we are close to San Diego Wild Animal Park, Valley View and Harrah’s Rincon Casinos, Lake Wohlford, Bates Nut Farm, Escondido Performing Arts Center, and Hell Hole Regional Park. Our professional event staff can help you plan your vacation and give you information on other attractions.

Keywords: retreat, venue, garden, orchard, outdoor, event space, pool, kitchen, amphitheater, stage, hiking trails

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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Stephen and Fiona Markowitz have owned and run their own entertainment business for 20 years. This has given them the experience to manage and maintain a large property and venue.

The Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa was originally called The Hidden Valley Health Ranch, and was the dream of Dr. Bernard Jensen, who founded it in 1960. He was an internationally acclaimed expert on natural foods; longevity and holistic health who helped millions of people use holistic medicine and good nutrition to improve the quality of their lives. He authored more than 50 books on the subject of natural health, and frequently wrote about this beautiful ranch in his books. The name 'Hidden Valley, California', is known to millions as a healing place. The Hidden Valley Health Ranch was the center of all his work, where patients, students and colleagues came to heal, learn and deepen their understanding of healthy living.

Since Dr. Jensen’s passing in 2001, the property has been completely renovated and upgraded. Stephen and Fiona intend to keep the dream of Dr. Jensen alive by helping guests enjoy a healthy and rejuvenating experience at Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa.

You will love the views, relaxing rock lined walking trails, and numerous hand-built fountains. Our 100 fruit trees yield the sweetest grapefruits, pomegranates, tangelos, mulberries, peaches, persimmons, apples, and figs. Dr. Jensen collected specimens of fruits high in anti-oxidants from around the world and planted them here at Hidden Valley. Grape vines and berry patches dot the property, and as you wander along the paths, the scent of fresh mint, rosemary and oregano wafts down from the gardens.

Sleeps40
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms7
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Property Reviews

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Host Your Entire Family Reunion or Retreat at Hidden Valley
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
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Host Your Entire Family Reunion or Retreat at Hidden Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363260vb
619-239-7700
Escondido San Diego County
San Diego, CA
5

A tranquil, natural getaway that is perfect for retreats

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Hidden Valley Retreat center is my favorite location for a yoga, meditation or personal growth event. The natural setting is magical with walking trails, fruit trees and all kinds of beautiful landscape and views. There are three event spaces and several natural stages, a dance floor and everything is well kept--there is a world class attention to detail throughout the property. It feels like a second home and a sanctuary.
business
Host Your Entire Family Reunion or Retreat at Hidden Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363260vb
619-239-7700
Escondido San Diego County
Escondido
5

Hospice Teen Volunteer Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The hosice staff was very impressed with the accomodations, surroundings, and security. But the impressive comments were made.by the teen. The individual survey respondents mostly mentioned how much fun the had and how they wished they'd know about this location earlier. The overall grade on the facilities and related matters was a 10 of 10. Thanks!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth Hospice,
We were so pleased to have your group up at the property, and we're even more excited to hear that the teens enjoyed it so much! I'm glad we could give you a space that was great for all of your different volunteers. You guys are such a sweet bunch, and we hope to hear from you soon!
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Host Your Entire Family Reunion or Retreat at Hidden Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363260vb
619-239-7700
Escondido San Diego County
4

Family Reunion review

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a family reunion here in the summer of 2013 and enjoyed our stay at Hidden Valley. The owners were helpful in answering questions before we came, and the gardner was available daily for anything we needed on site.

Our favorite things about Hidden Valley:
*Plenty of room for the kids to run and explore. (My 7-yr-old thought this place was HEAVEN!)
*Pool was very fun for the teenagers, and adults loved the hot tub.
*Beautiful grounds and amazing view
*Plenty of space in the event center for all 33 of us to gather and eat together
*The deck area was great for a bonfire and dinner outside.
*We loved having access to the laundry area.

Things you should note before you book:
*No dishwasher in either kitchen. Not essential, but I was surprised it wouldn't have one.
*Kitchen has plenty of dinnerware but not enough large serving bowls.
*Beds were VERY firm. They could benefit from mattress pads or some type of extra padding.
*If you have young children, ask about locks on the doors near the pool area. When we were there, they had an alarm on the sliding glass door leading out the pool area, but the lock was broken and that made me VERY nervous since we had three 2-year-olds staying there. I believe they were working to fix the locks, but a locked door is essential for keeping children out of the pool area.
*You are staying in the mountains and should expect to find spiders, scorpions, and snakes. The gardner was great about killing the tarantulas we found.
*The folding chairs in the event center were mismatched and could use some updating. A few were breaking, and several we had to put away because everyone (adults included) kept tipping over on them. Investing in new chairs would help.

Overall, this retreat center was a great price for spacious accommodations and I would recommend it. The mountain air and beautiful surroundings made it easy to overlook a few things inside the homes that could use updating.

Easy drive to and from San Diego area. Took us about an hour to reach San Diego but traffic was no problem.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family were able to come out to the property and enjoy some rest and relaxation! It was such a pleasure to have your group and we wanted to let you know that since your stay, we have added two dishwashers to the main buildings. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Host Your Entire Family Reunion or Retreat at Hidden Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363260vb
619-239-7700
Escondido San Diego County
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The house is fab, the onwers are great and the care givers, give lots of care! Highly recommend this rental to large groups and the like. The listing is everything it describes... Awesome! Thank you for making my Fiance's birthday a screaming success!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Host Your Entire Family Reunion or Retreat at Hidden Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363260vb
619-239-7700
Escondido San Diego County
5

Terrific Family Reunion location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
3 generations of my (very picky) extended family members had a great time at Hidden Valley this summer! It's a beautiful property with picturesque views. The kids loved the pool, which includes a small side shallow section for the littlest ones to splash in. the adults loved having the hot tub to relax in at night. There was plenty of built-in entertainment for the kids - lots of space to roam, pool table, board games, VCR, shelves of books and videos, fruit trees to pick fresh fruit. Safari Park and San Diego were close enough for day trips. Having two well-equipped kitchens enabled us to prepare meals for 45 without tripping over each other, and the Event Center had lots of extra folding tables and chairs so everyone could sit down for a meal at the same time. onsite washer and dryer was an extra bonus (a few families camped prior to coming and we were all grateful they could wash their clothes!) Owners and caretakers are super-nice and helpful.

Tips for visitors:
- kitchens have equipment but no ingredients - not even salt and pepper, so bring your own spice rack and pantry ingredients unless you are prepared to pack home or throw out that jar of cinnamon you bought and used only 2 tsp from.
- the Barn House is really an old barn (no insulation so it gets really hot during the day), and it's down the hill from the main house and event center, so guests staying there need to be able manage the walk and be willing to rough it a bit more.
- cell phone coverage is spotty; wireless access is only strong in the Event Center, so advise guests to be prepared to unplug. good for them anyway!
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us host your family reunion this summer! You were a wonderful group and we hope that you enjoyed creating new memories at the property.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Train
37.8 Miles
Amtrak Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
15
Nearest Beach
32.2 Miles
Oceanside
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Valley View Casino
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Woods Valley Golf
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lake Wohlford Cafe
Car: necessary

San Diego Wild Animal Park, Paintball USA, Bates Nut Farm, Hellhole Canyon Preserve, California Center for the Arts, Lake Wohlford Cafe, Valley View Casino, Harrah's Rincon Casino

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Availability & Rates

Escondido Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
My Standard Rate
$1,150
$1,875
Fri,Sat
$8,200
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Please contact our office to reserve your dates and make payments: 619-239-7700.
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes We do require event insurance when you stay with us. For family reunions and retreats, you may simply add Hidden Valley Retreat and Spa as additionally insured on your homeowner's policy in order to be covered.

We do not break up weekends, therefore we do not conduct check ins on Saturday or Sunday and we do not conduct check outs on Friday or Saturday.
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Amenities

Escondido Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 6
Bedrooms:
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • golf
Notes:
Fruit Trees, Board Games, Karaoke, Frisbee Golf, Horseshoe Pit, Dart Board, Walking Trails, Natural Hand Built Fountains, Indoor and outdoor tables and chairs for 40 guests, Dishes, flatware and glasses for 40 people, Cookware and serving dishes, Iron and Ironing Board
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