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Sacred Mountain Retreat - Julian, CA

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Main Cottage, Carriage House, Rustic Barn (6 bedrooms/3 full baths/2 half baths)

*WEDDINGS / EVENTS : Please note if you receive automatic quotes from VRBO please disregard those quotes. Our quotes are based on package prices as stated through information that will be sent to you once inquiry is received.

Sacred Mountain Retreat is located in historic Julian, CA and situated on 8 serene acres next to its sister property SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH VRBO # 731357 encompassing an additional 53 majestic acres. SACRED MOUNTAIN RETREAT is for intimate gatherings, reunions and get togethers for up to 35 - 50 guests. All automatic quotes generated are for residence packages only...(max 16) Please request a custom quote for wedding packages, retreats and gatherings. We offer SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH for larger Weddings and events accommodating up 50 -125 guests. SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH includes a picturesque Reception Courtyard, lush Wedding Meadow and Romantic Honeymoon Cottage. For more details please view VRBO # 731357.(When SACRED MOUNTAIN RETREAT is combined with SACRED MOUNTAIN PRIVATE RANCH it becomes part of the Wedding Package )

SACRED MOUNTAIN RETREAT an enchanting peaceful sanctuary 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 carriage house. The individual suites are fully equipped with refrigerators, 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.

* Please note all major holidays require a 3 night minimum stay.

We welcome you to Sacred Mountain Retreat.

More Details

Marti Montbleau
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017


Julian Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Main Cottage Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main Cottage Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Rustic Barn Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Pebble rock bathroom with walk in shower - towels
    Pool Bathroom 6 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Carriage House Ground Floor Bathroom 3 - toilet , toilet, sink and towels
    Carriage House Upper Unit Bathroom 4 - toilet , toilet sink and towels
  • 3 full bathrooms & 2 half bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main Cottage Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - full bathroom
    Main Cottage Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - shared full bathroom
    Main Cottage Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - shared full bathroom
    Rustic Barn Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - full bathroom
    Carriage House Upper Unit Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - half bathroom
    Carriage House Ground Floor Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Egyptian Cotton Bedding - half bathroom
    Main Cottage /Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main Cottage Living Room
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofas (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
The property sleeps 14 guests in beds with double occupancy in each bed. We can accommodate 50 guests maximum for small, intimate gatherings. The 50 guests are to include the guests sleeping on the property.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Sacred Mountain Retreat - Julian, CA
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews

A fantastic place to spend Christmas. We had snow and a magical family time.

  • 5 of 5

The house is fabulous. We were a family of 10 with teenagers and a grandmother and the house was spacious and comfortable with enough space for everyone to have their own space plus great commons areas. The owner is very attentive and the house is very well stocked. It worked for everyone and that's not always easy to do. It was a perfect for for our family's needs and one of the "best Christmases ever". We would love to return in the summer sometime.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Love This Place!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do it justice... truly. It's a sanctuary. This was my 4th retreat that I lead on this property, and we just can't get enough of this place. The grounds are so tranquil and healing.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous serene setting with upscale charm and natural beauty at every turn.

  • 5 of 5

Sacred Mountain provided the perfect setting for a fall celebration where we hosted dinner parties and breakfast for 25 friends and family during our stay. To a person, they were "blown away" with the beauty of the property and how much it added to our whole event. Many people traveled a long way to be there and without question, the amenities and setting made it incredibly special and worthwhile. We enjoyed using all the levels (decks, lawn area, barn) for music, dining, dancing, stargazing and relaxing at breakfast. Marti and her staff were outstanding with every detail, going out of their way to ensure we had the best possible experience all along the way. Those who stayed on the property with us loved their accommodations, whether in the carriage house, the cottage or the barn. We looked at a lot of properties to hold this event, but when we saw this, we knew immediately it was "us", all confirmed by everyone who spent time there. And we all love the cute town of Julian, a stone's throw away.

If you want to be able to rave about where you stayed, this is the place. We recommend Sacred Mountain for almost any occasion when you want to "take it up a notch", and enjoy country, casual, elegant. We hope to go back again for another stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Fairytale

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express the beauty of this place. It is truly magical! When my husband and I first started looking for a wedding venue, we knew we wanted something unique and intimate, surrounded by nature, but had no idea where to find that. I stumbled upon this gem and never looked back! Meeting Marti sealed the deal for us. She assured us everything would be taken care of and let us use their beautiful rustic chairs, lights, heaters, lanterns and so much more! The house was perfectly cozy, clean and ready for our big day and the staff was amazing! I have so many great memories of our wedding weekend because of this ranch. Thank you so much for sharing this slice of heaven with us, Marti! We cannot wait to visit again! If you are looking for a unique wedding venues, you MUST check this place out. It's unlike any other place and will completely WOW you.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I did not want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were able to plan our wedding during our 6 month engament and scored in ever way possible!

Sacred mountain was our first big decision and it was a magical experience from the beginning. Not only is Sacred Mountain the most beautiful, dream home, property I have ever lodged in, but Marti is a pleasure to be around. Responses were always prompt and a bride can be very grateful for that when questions are coming from all angles.

The property is a dream for creating a beautiful outdoor event. The scenery was the main focus and I did not want to compete with it so we went very minimal with decor (greenery, white flowers, amber jars and candles) and the Trivoli lights that are hung above are the perfect ambiance for celebrating under the stars.

Everyone was blown away by the property and I headed a lot of "I did lot expect to find this here" from the guests. We were fortunate enough to spend the next 2 nights there on the property with our families in an effort to bond them and become 1 large family gang. Kids enjoyed the playhouse and the pool and I can say that the adults also enjoyed the two!

It was so nice being able to relax the next day and not feel rushed out of a venue. It was very laid back and everything I wanted and more!

We hope Marti is still renting it out when we have kids! I'm already thinking we could stay 1 week out of the year because my heart already aches for a piece of Sacred Mountain.

Thank you, Marti, for sharing with so many people! I don't think I would be able to do the same! You truly have a gem ❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most magical weekend of our lives!!

  • 5 of 5

We got married at the Sacred Mountain Retreat and we decided to just make a whole weekend out of it. All of our friends stayed with us to celebrate the weekend. Everyone was just in awe. The houses and amenities are just dream come true.

Marti and her partners are so nice and extremely helpful and respond almost immediately.

This weekend and stay was just a fairytale

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Main Street, Julian CA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Main Street, Julian CA
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Julian Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

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. If you event

Rates for 2015 are not yet available. They will be posted by the end of the year.

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