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Eagle Rest Lodge - Upscale Seclusion with Dramatic Views,

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Amazing mountain views perched high atop granite rocks.

Eagle Rest Lodge was constructed in 1983 and remodeled from top to bottom in 2007 adding high end appointments. The home features vaulted ceilings in the living room, a dramatic fireplace and sweeping views. The cabin offers the perfect balance of rustic wood paneling and beams to upscale floor coverings and furnishings.

Eagle Rest Lodge is perfect for a romantic getaway or large family gathering. The Lodge has a private, secluded hot tub, pool table, casino gaming table, flat screen televisions, basic gym, and gourmet kitchen for the cook or baker. The home features two well appointed bedrooms, and a loft and additional open sleeping room with expansive views. All beds feature high quality linens and appointments. The home offers an outdoor spa against the rocks, a game room with pool table and gaming table, popcorn machine and more. The gourmet kitchen offers quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, special features including an espresso machine and waffle machine. The vaulted ceiling living room features a large fireplace with lava rock reaching to the ceiling.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017


We live in San Diego and love to hike. Owning a home in Idyllwild has been a dream since I first visited the mountain 18 years ago. The home is a dream! It is beautifully appointed, newly remodeled from top to bottom and enjoys lots of privacy and seclusion.

JOHN RINALDI purchased this lodge in 2012

Why JOHN RINALDI chose Inland Empire

The last owners remodeled the home with love and utilized many of the same materials used in my primary home like slate floors, the moment I walked in the home I knew this was the house!

What makes this lodge unique

I love views and being up high. The home features large decks in the front and in the back and is quiet and serene. It is a first class home with many fine touches. The unique wood carvings, the large lava rock fireplace reaching to the ceiling, the spa against the rocks, a backyard surrounded by granite rocks, all of these things captured my heart.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very nice weekend! The cabin is amazing. All of the amenities needed were here and more. We loved the game room and hot tub! We hope to visit again next year!
Jan 2013
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Idyllwild Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Dual Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Masterbed - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double , Loft accessed via wall mounted ladder, mattress on floor.
    Studio Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is an open bedroom area off the hallway to the master
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Eagle Rest Lodge - Upscale Seclusion with Dramatic Views,
average rating of 4.6734695 based on 51 reviews

Cool cabin with good management.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and ready for us. A couple questions came up and John was helpful right away. I recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

I just wanted a few days without work and kids for my hubby and I; an escape from our normal routine. Idyllwild was beautiful. This cabin has everything - no reason to leave unless we wanted to. The kitchen is amazing!! The kitchen is filled with the best of the best. The game room was fun & entertaining and the Jacuzzi was ready for use. The housekeeping needs to be improved and this is the only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 stars. The firewood bin was empty, the matches were also empty; we arrived at night and the outside lights should have been left on - Thank God we had a flashlight. All of the hand soap pumps empty - later found the large costco refill of softsoap under one of the bathroom sinks (owner is providing the tools and the housekeeping is failing). Maybe a checklist for the housekeeper would be helpful for new arriving guests; I expect more than clean down the middle. The owner is welcome to contact me for more details but I don't want the issue of housekeeping to keep anyone from renting this amazing home. Just be prepared to bring your own wood, matches and a flashlight. We went into town and purchased wood and matches (if I had known I could have brought some of the wood from home - I just purchased a cord of wood). We contacted the owner for instructions about the endless hot water tank, he was responsive and matter resolved. All in all the weekend was relaxing and we truly enjoyed our stay at this rental. Highly recommend and hoping to return soon.

Suggestion: I am not new to VRBO and have seen many rentals with a basic 3 ring binder with sheet protectors for instructions and local things to do (menus, tours, etc.). The instructions for the hot water heater and anything else special for the rental (pictures of the how to). There is usually a statement on the first page that if the book should disappear there will be a fee.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Stay at Eagle's Rest Lodge

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice time at Eagle's Rest Lodge. It was very clean inside. John was very responsive to our questions once we got there. It has a beautiful view. We had fun playing pool and also playing games on the table by the fireplace. It is close to town. The kitchen seemed to be the most updated part of the lodge and therefore was the nicest with great appliances. Everything was as explained on the website. Though we were aware that the loft, futon area and upper bedroom were open to each other, it is worth noting that it does transmit the sounds from downstairs, the game room and all those bedrooms together so if others are staying up later it is hard to sleep. Just good to be aware. Overall a nice place probably would have enjoyed the outside terraces so much more in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay with a group

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our group of five people + dogs had a great time. The location was very picturesque, with a good view of sunrise and moonrise from upstairs patio, nice (almost completely) fenced in rocky area for the dogs to explore. Pool table, hot tub, and wifi were nice amenities.

There were a couple things which we thought could be improved upon: we weren't able to figure out how to work some of the appliances (e.g. couldn't change the washer to any setting but the 6 minute spin cycle, dryer didn't fully dry even a single towel after 3 cycles, had issues getting coffee maker to work) and the shower water periodically and unpredictably turns cold but then warms up again several times during a 10-15 minute shower. Spiral staircase could potentially be a problem for children as the steps are somewhat slippery.

This was not an issue for us, but as a note, the studio bedroom with futon and loft bedroom are both immediately next to the upstairs bedroom, and the door/walls enclosing the bedroom do not extend to the ceiling, so could be a bit noisy if planning to have the place at full capacity.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cabin, amazing views, privacy, easily the best value on the Mountain.

  • 5 of 5

I visit Idyllwild yearly or more ever since I attended college in San Diego. Over the years, I stayed at local inns, and vacation rentals. This year I sought something special and wanted a cabin that seemed both like a cabin with privacy but with upscale amenities. I chose Eagle Rest as it listed all the amenities I sought and offered an easy walk to town.

I arrived to find a bottle of wine from the owner welcoming me and an impeccably appointed and very clean cabin. I read a few reviews of previous guests which picked at silly things. Yes, you climb a lot of stairs, it is a cabin perched on the mountainside and the steps get you away from the world and the cabin is a peaceful oasis in the treetops. The owner stresses the stairs and one of the first pics is of the stairs, so how do you then complain about stairs in a review?

The cabin offers WIFI, Apple TV, a jacuzzi in the rocks, a pool table, a nicer kitchen than at my own home, comfortable beds and linens I would expect to find at the Kimpton Hotel. My doggie loved the place, the owner already had dog beds, bowls, and blankets for my furry companion. I loved reading on any of the 4 decks and sipping a glass of wine at night watching the amazing stars which are not disturbed by needless light.

In short, everything about the cabin was excellent and first rate. I will be returning. To the few other negative comments in reviews, everything worked, the grill was awesome and Hot, the Jacuzzi hot and all well maintained.

My advise on any home you rent in Idyllwild.. when you head to the mountains your not visiting a hotel, expect things to be more rustic, the yard around cabins are often natural not manicured, it lends to the mountain beauty.

You will not be disappointed with the Eagle Rest. In every way, the attentive owner and the cabin he clearly takes pride in, exceeded my expectations. A note, the owner advised me the rear deck is about to be replaced, it was functional, just older, and in no way detracted from my stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come see us again. I love my home and am proud you liked it also>
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Good for family and friends

  • 3 of 5

Friends and family of 6 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs - we spent Memorial day weekend at the Lodge. The house was big enough for all of us, we could have fit 2 more people if we wanted to HOWEVER there is no privacy in the house... The ONLY private room is the one downstairs, all others are opened, even the master bedroom! My daughter and her friend took the mattress on the loft and totally unexpectedly peeked into our bedroom.

Kitchen really has everything you need and it comes from someone who cooks and bakes a lot. We did NOT go out to eat the whole weekend, prepared everything in the nice, very modern kitchen. Unfortunately the BBQ didn't seem to work, first we had to fill up the gas, then it still took more than an hour to make it work. Luckily we had 2 very resourceful man with us so they made it work however the regulator needs to be changed on it for it work well.

Backyard was not taken care of as I expected from the pictures however it was still great to have the nature (huge rocks and trees) right by the bedroom door.

Jacuzzi looked awesome in the backyard but it wasn't clean and it didn't warm up good enough even after an hour of waiting.

Game room was super with a bar and a pool (billiard) table, games and even a popcorn machine :-)

Some of us didn't leave the Lodge the whole weekend, just relaxed or played games and some of us went for hiking.

Dogs - had bowls, blankets for the dogs however the place is NOT fenced in a 100% so we could not let the dogs out to the backyard without heavy supervision and believe me....the dogs wanted to be outside in the nature, exploring soooooo much they didn't even let us sleep. lol.

Overall, we had a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your weekend. While I appreciate the time it took to write your review, I never quite understand the point of listing things in a review like the privacy or bedroom layout in a derogatory fashion. I am very clear about the layout throughout the listing. I do not provide propane as indicated in the listing and in the welcome package as I have not found any easy way to ensure guests turn it off. The grill however works fine, I just used it. The Jacuzzi is cleaned weekly, and heats to 101 promptly. It is lowered to conserve energy and assist us in saving the environment and to keep our prices low, also detailed in the welcome package. Also just tested that. The yard is NOT 100% fenced nature and the boulders make that impossible also detailed in the listing and the welcome package. Finally, I am very proud of my home but never claim it to be something it is not. I spent a lot of time detailing the listing to ensure it is the right fit and I spend a lot of time providing an amazing experience, thus the many many 5 star reviews. I might suggest before your next rental you spend a bit more time reading the listing detail and the VERY detailed welcome package you were provided. Thanks for your stay.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Aroma
Car: recommended

Located a bit over 1 mile to the center of town, the cabin sits high atop a secluded lot, privacy abounds! Idyllwild offers the perfect romantic getaway, the perfect place to relax, the most peaceful serene place for relaxation. The town center boasts amazing restaurants, cute cafes, a rustic theater, antique stores and lots of small town mountain charm. The area is surrounded by national forest, trails for hiking, rocks for climbing and wildlife for watching.


Rates & Availability

Idyllwild Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are based on 4 persons or less additional guests 25$ per person, per night. All rates quoted reflect a cash discount of 2.5% payment via echeck Holiday rates are higher please email for quote. IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO ACCEPT THE PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION WE WILL REVISE QUOTE TO INCLUDE A $1000.00 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. Check in is 4pm, Check out is 11am. Air Condition is locked to protect from being set lower than 76 degrees. If you desire it lowered between 76-71 an additional fee of $25 per day applies.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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