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Falling Cedar Cabin-Quiet, Romantic, Surrounded by Trees

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Quiet one bedroom with sleeping loft (there is a ladder to access the loft, children under 10 are not advised to sleep in the loft), tucked away the among the trees on majestic Palomar Mountain. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in front of the fire or sit on the outside deck and watch the stars this is the cabin for your weekend getaway. The cabin is rustic on the outside but as you walk thru the door you enter into a cozy living room with all the modern conveniences, such as a flat screen television and a full kitchen with granite counter tops, Viking stove and microwave. Everything you need to make a gourmet meal.

At the end of a long hike relax and soak in a hot bath with everything you need; towels, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel. Go to bed in one of the 2 queen size beds under a down comforter, fresh linens and soft pillows for a restful sleep. Or you may want to fall asleep in front of the crackling fire in the living room.

Travel farther up the road to visit the Palomar Observatory, open to the public daily. Fish at Done Pond in the State Park. 2 NIGHT MINIMUM

Keywords: Quaint. Quiet. Tranquil. These words don't even scratch the surface of Falling Cedar Cabin and its environment. Buried deep in the slopes of Palomar Mountain, this cabin is a respite from everyday life. Let the surrounding trees and wildlife nurture you outdoors while the cabin soothes and stills you on the inside where amenities abound, providing tender ease and comfort. Once the glowing embers in the wood-burning stove warm your bones after a long healthy hike, you won't want to leave. The cabin sleeps 4 comfortable, we have 1 bedroom (queen bed) and 1 sleeping loft w/queen bed (see photo of loft)

More Details

Mary Jo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Mary Jo

My husband and I found the cabin in 2000, it had been neglected for over 20 years. As a general contractors ,my husband, Don had a vision of what the old 1930's cabin could become. We added glass tile back splash in the kitchen, granite counter tops, refinished the original hardwood floors and added comfortable furnishings, all the amenities you need to have a wonderful vacation. CHECK IN AT 3:00 AND CHECK OUT AT 12:00

Mary Jo purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Mary Jo chose San Diego County

I have been traveling to Palomar Mountain since I was a child. My family camped at the State Park every year. The State Park has great hiking trails. My family was so happy when we bought the cabin, now we will be able to have family reunions on the mountain again.

Our cabin is situated in the back country of Palomar on 3 acres, very quiet, great for naps and bird watching. I'm sure you will enjoy our cabin and the Mountain as we have for many years.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is located off the main paved road on a private dirt road. Our dirt road has been regraded and surfaced. I drive a Volvo S40 and have no problem getting in and out(always drive slowly on dirt roads). If you are coming to stay in Nov. you should have an all wheel or 4 wheel drive, just in case it rains or you get some snow. Our property is off the beaten track and that is why people enjoy it. The Cabin is a Very Quiet place to be. While you are there enjoy Hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, deers walk thru the property, watching the stars at night of the deck, worm yourself in front of the wood burning stove, travel up the the historic Palomar Mountain Observatory (Hale Telescope)

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I wanted to write you to tell you how much our family enjoyed staying at your cabin last weekend. We really enjoyed the peace, quiet and solitude, and our daughter loved the breeze in the trees, the wind chimes, and the sounds of the birds. It was exactly what we hoped it would be, and we can definitely see ourselves visiting again and again. Like we wrote in the are lucky to have such a place, and we feel blessed that you share it.
May 2016
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Palomar Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Enjoy the Large deep tub, for a good soak after a long day of hiking. Amenities in bathroom: Shampoo, Conditioner and body wash and lots of towels, wash cloths and hand towels. Bathroom floor Quartz and travertine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Room with a view
    Loft - 1 queen , Loft bedroom, cozy and comfortable
  • Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed with large windows, closet, dresser and slay bed with a very comfortable mattress. You can lay in bed at night and watch the stars from the window. We have a sleeping Loft with a comfortable queen size bed. There is a ladder to the loft (please be aware that children under 10 should not sleep due to the ladder they have to climb, check out the photos of the loft)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
Our cabin is tucked away in the woods off a dirt road. It is very private and quiet. There are many places to hike. You are a few miles from the State Park. At the state you can go hiking and fishing at Done pond. You will need a fishing license.


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(53 traveler reviews)

Falling Cedar Cabin-Quiet, Romantic, Surrounded by Trees
average rating of 4.981132 based on 56 reviews

Perfect Weekend Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I were looking for a quiet weekend get-away and found everything we were looking for at the Falling Cedar Cabin. The cabin is small, but is packed with wonderful amenities- great bed, wonderful kitchen and perfect deck for viewing the colors and sounds of Fall. Off the beaten path, the Falling Cedar Cabin is a great vacation from the hustle and bustle of things. Tips for future guests- the cabin is best reached by SUV and don't forget to bring your own coffee and grinder, the espresso machine is great, but a bit complicated to work before your first cup of coffee :)

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great get away for our 1st wedding anniversary. The cabin was very clean and cosy. Sitting by the fire at night was delightful. We would deffinatly stay here again and highly recommened for couples or small families.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great secluded getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, comfy cabin with a wonderful deck in the trees! Slept on deck under the trees and stars. Had to cut our stay short and Mary was kind enough to allow us to pick another weekend to stay! Class act!! Thank you for your lovely cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and secluded cabin in the trees

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful weekend in this cabin. It was just us and the woodpeckers in the wilderness. So quiet and serene, there was plenty of time to relax, read, and nap. The kitchen has just about all the utensils and cookware you will need...including a pitcher to hold sun tea. The stove is better than mine at home! We did make a trip down the hill to the casinos one afternoon. They are close enough to make it there, gamble, and get back in a couple hours. We will certianly make a trip back to Falling Cedar...we would love to go back when it snows.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 4 with 2 dogs) spent a quiet weekend at this cabin. The cabin is VERY well equipped and we hardly heard a sound from the neighboring cabins nor could we see any other signs of people from the windows or deck. Access was very good too. It was our first visit to Palomar Mtn and it is indeed a special place. Overall I would highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5

In the midle of no where.... Just WOW !!

We really enjoy it !!!

If you want to relax and do a lot of NOTHING this is the perfect place 👍👍👍👍

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about our little cabin in the woods.
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Rates & Availability

Palomar Mountain Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Book 2 nights $300.00 & Refundable Damage plus a pet cleaning fee 20.00 if you bring a dog. There is an 8% Vacation rental City tax only on the nightly rate. Refundable Damage Deposit of $250.00 will be refunded 7 days after your departure thru VRBO.
VRBO charges you the Renter a booking fee, this is thru VRBO and I do not have any control over that fee it goes directly to VRBO.

7 nights $850.00 a nightly rate of $121.42 (no other discounts applied) plus your Refundable Damage Deposit $250.00 and the 8% Vacation Rental City Fee
Holidays are a flat 4 night 600.00 rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Lake Henshaw
"Good Place to eat when your down the mountain. fishing and boating. "
Palomar Mountain State Park
"Great Hiking, Done Pond for fishing and Done Valley for hiking. Lovely area."
Palomar Observatory
"Great day Trip, bring a lunch, take a hike around the Observatory. Check out the Hale Teles..."
Mother's Kitchen
"Vegetarian Restaurant serving Breakfast and Lunch, Yummy pastries, club sandwich, excellent ..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Diego airport
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Lazy H
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Lawrence Welk
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mother Kitchen
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

There are many hiking trails on Palomar Mountain and around our cabin. You can go Fishing at Done Pond in the national park with a fishing license. The hiking is endless in the park. The Palomar Observatory is perhaps the world's most famous astronomical observatory. Since the 1930's it has been, and continues to be, a center of astronomical research.

Be sure to visit the Observatory.


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