|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
SACRED MOUNTAIN RETREAT is a one of a kind private ranch. This sanctuary is within walking distance of the quaint, historical town of Julian. The private, gated estate provides intimacy and tranquility for those that feel the need to escape from every day life and surrender to nature at its best. The multiple gathering places invite you to feel fully in the presence of one another.
Sacred Mountain Retreat offers majestic views of Volcan Mountain, our own 'Valley of the Moon' and unparalleled stargazing. This property takes you back to a more peaceful time and place.
The charming, ivy covered main cottage is comprised of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are hardwood floors and French windows throughout. The cottage has a sunny, fully equipped Viking kitchen with solid cherry countertops and a large European farm sink. The living area offers down-filled seating and a wood burning stove. The sumptuous master suite has a California King bed, separate sitting area and a private spa tub. All natural materials and white, crisp Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a peaceful nights rest. The bright and airy secondary bedroom has two full beds and ample closet space. The third bedroom has a queen bed and French doors that open out onto the enchanting, secret garden.
Steps away from the main cottage is a vine covered, two-story guesthouse. The individual suites are fully equipped with refridgerators, coffee makers and half baths. The downstairs unit has a fantastic four-poster queen bed, farmhouse table, and private patio. The Zen inspired upstairs unit boasts a King bed and private sitting area.
The Wine Country inspired rustic barn is a treasure. An open floor plan, centered by a custom-made, solid Californian walnut table, invites you to dine with friends and family. The Viking kitchen is well equipped and a wood-burning fireplace is featured in the sitting area. The wraparound deck with stunning views of our “Valley of the Moon” and Volcan mountain is ideal for stargazing, yoga or just hanging out. A spiral staircase accesses the bedroom upstairs, which has a California king bed and a queen bed.
A long, private driveway, canopied by low hanging pistache trees, is your access to the gated property. There is a large Brazilian, rosewood deck in front of the main cottage with expansive vistas across the meadows to Volcan Mountain, encouraging guests to relax and enjoy the serenity. This private residence also provides a 40 foot saline pool and spa, Smith & Hawken teak furniture and a secluded entertainment area with barbeque. Half way up the stairs to the main deck there is a pool house, which has a stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, farmhouse sink, serving area and bathroom. Outside the pool house is an incredible outdoor rain head shower. The middle tier is home to the pool and an expansive, sweeping lawn area, flanked on one side by a grape and wisteria covered pergola. A custom-made iron & rustic wood dining table underneath seats 14 guests. The seasonal organic vegetable garden is in front of the sweet playhouse and wild French lavender bed. The lower tier has a horse barn, corral and sheltered pathways that meander through the ancient oaks. Abundant wildlife such as deer and wild turkey share these pathways with you.
Sacred Mountain Retreat sits on 61 majestic acres that offers many hiking trails where you will come across stunning plateau’s, spectacular vistas and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains all the way to the coast.
We welcome you to Sacred Mountain Retreat.
I've never taken the time to write a review, but felt compelled to because this property was amazing. We were 5 families, with 7 kids and the property was definitely spacious enough. We normally stay in 5 star hotels and I have to say this property was absolutely on par with it's cleanliness and amenities. I'm a complete germaphobe and was relieved that the place was so clean!
The owners were so nice and helpful...and even thoughtful enough to bring us champagne & pie for New Years.
I only wish it didn't snow so that we could enjoy the beautiful terraces and pool, but our west coast friends definitely enjoyed the snowy scenery! I highly recommend this property to anyone interested, we had a great trip and hope to go back in the summer!
We had such a great time staying at Sacred Mountain Retreat! It was absolutely perfect for our family. We have already discussed planning a trip back for my grandma's birthday next year. The owner and property manager were very helpful in all aspects.
The beds were very comfortable. The fresh fruit was a nice touch! Top grade appliances. We really couldn't have asked for anything more!
Our stay really could not have been any better, the weather was perfect, the property and accommodations are incredible. This property is located just minutes from the historic town of Julian, plenty of small shops to explore, and the best apple pie ever!
The photos on the website under state the beauty of, and everything this property has to offer. We plan to return every year.
This venue was EVERYTHING advertised and then some. Not only was it a retreat but it felt spa like. The property amenities and the various buildings were perfect for the guests that stayed the weekend. The kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of dishware, etc., to easily accommodate a large group. The town of Julian is small and quaint but you certainly can get any supplies you require. Needless to say, it's a MUST to have some pie as well as barbeque. As a wedding venue, it's very intimate. Our experience was positive and would definitely consider it for future family gatherings.
Positively the most fabulous weekend again. This is our second time 18 people in our family joined together for 3 days of laughing, hugging, eating, swimming, playing and horseback riding. A perfect time, agreed by all!!
From the moment I stepped on the property, I was blown away by its beauty! When we arrived, there was a pie on the table and a sweet note from the owner, Marti, and the property manager, Terri. Marti and Terri were beyond accommodating and everything was just perfect. Everything was so well maintained and tasteful. The bedding was very comfortable and the main house was well stocked with pots and pans--everything you'd need to cook for a group.
We rented the property for a long weekend to host a small wedding as well as sleep all immediate family and wedding party. We had 14 people staying and between the three houses on the property, there was more than enough space. We ate our meals under the pergola, watched the sunrise on the deck, swam in the pool, played croquet on the lawn--it was idyllic. The property really is a retreat and it was perfect for a quiet DIY wedding. The backdrop of Vulcan Mountain was so beautiful that we didn't even need any decorations for the wedding. (We hiked the mountain the day before the wedding with our wedding party--I'd definitely recommend it!)
The property truly made our wedding so easy and perfect! My only regret was not renting the property for an additional day to just enjoy it before we started setting up for the wedding. All of our family and friends staying at the house are already talking about using the property in the future for reunions.
Many thanks to Marti and Terri!
Main Street Julian, local wineries and apple orchards are less than a mile away. There are also beautiful hiking trails on the 60 acres adjacent to Sacred Mountain Retreat as well as hikes at Volcan Mountain one mile up the road.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
If you are inquiring about a wedding or event, additional fees apply on a case by case basis related to your event and the number of people. We are open to hosting intimate occasions for 50 people or less. We also require a 3 night minimum. We would be happy to consider your inquiry so please let us hear from you.
Rates for 2015 are not yet available. They will be posted by the end of the year.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.