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Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Fenced Yard, Front And Rear Decks

Happy Trails has The Location--location--location--if you're into hiking, mountain biking, walking with your dog, visiting the town center, or just enjoying all the surrounding forest has to offer, Happy Trails Cabin with its western-themed ambiance is the place to be. Literally steps (about 20, to be exact) to two main trail heads, just park your car at the cabin, and you're off! Not into hiking? A short half-mile stroll puts you in the center of Idyllwild and its shops, galleries, restaurants, and activities (check out Idyll-a-while Wine Tasting--a favorite hangout--and they even let cowboys in). You'll enjoy a king-sized bed in the master, 4 bunkbeds in the second bedroom, a full bath, living room with cozy fireplace, and a real cook's kitchen. Step outside the french doors to a rear spacious deck, overlooking a completely privacy-fenced yard for your kids and pets. Out front you'll find a second gated deck where you'll relax under even more towering cedars. The adjacent county park is a favorite place with locals to walk their dogs or take a bike ride (Note: Day use fees may apply). The huge park meadow is viewable from your kitchen window and offers magnificent views of Idyllwild's iconic Lilly rock. Enter further into the park and you'll find Indian petraglyphs preserved and protected by the park. In winter, the sledding and toboggan runs of the park are an easy walk from your temporary home--no need to drive anywhere. Hit the trail in another direction and you'll arrive at Idyllwild's Nature Center--a fun place for both kids and adults to learn about Idyllwild. The Nature Center pass you will find in the cabin gives you free admission to the Center, all of their hiking trails, plus a discount in their gift shop. When your day of enjoying the outdoors is over, you'll relax in a home that features his and hers leather recliners, bar height seating between kitchen and living room in addition to sit-down kitchen table seating, and a comfortable couch that also makes up into a bed. There's a flat screen TV and DVD player over the fireplace, another in the master and free WiFi for those who just have to check their email. If you like to cook, we've got you covered -- the beautiful kitchen is completely stocked with small appliances, dishes, utensils, spices, staples, etc.

Happy Trails is owned by a cowboy and his favorite gal, but even if you're a total city-slicker, we aim to make all our guests feel completely at home and comfortable with our warm western decor and hospitality...Here's wishing you all many happy trails!

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Idyllwild Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You cannot add additional overnight guests without prior consent.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed, flat screen TV, mirrored wardrobe doors/closet
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 in bunks, flat screen TV, mirrored wardrobe doors
  • Both bedrooms have pine floors, recessed lighting in tongue-and-groove pine ceilings.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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average rating of 4.7843137 based on 51 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Happy Trails Cabin. It was very quiet and relaxing. Our dog loved the backyard and having trails right outside was great too. Idyllwild was within walking distance. We loved the small town feel of Idyllwild. We will look to rent this cabin on our next visit to Idyllwild.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Great location, hiking or shopping very convenient

  • 5 of 5

Of all the cabins we've rented, this one has the closest access to hiking trails - literally right outside the door. Park ranger is a moment's walk away and very friendly. The cabin is not necessarily large, but never felt small to our family of four. Maybe it's the high ceilings. Water gets hot promptly in the shower/sink. There was almost no noise from the road. Host was always responsive, and we'd certainly come here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay. That's exactly what we love about this place too--small and cozy, park the car and leave it. Hope to accommodate you in the future.
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Adorable cabin with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Happy Trails Cabin. The heating system is wonderful, the kitchen is clean with a nice range of appliances. We loved sitting out on the porch and watching birds in the field across from the house. We made use of the nature pass for the county park multiple times in order to hike on the many trails and visit the nature center. Our two dogs loved the fenced backyard for off-leash time, and hiking on the dog friendly trails in the park. The house is walking distance to town. We didn't need our car for the entire stay. We recommend this location!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good, Clean, Warm

  • 4 of 5

It was just as described, Good value, well positioned, cozy property.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights at this lovely little cabin. We didn't get in the car the whole time because it was so easy to walk either to town or to hike the local trails. The cabin has a very serviceable kitchen and is generally very comfortable. I would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a cozy stay in a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to accommodate you in the future. Thanks, Kathy
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set no expectations

  • 2 of 5

We arrived a little earlier than we were supposed too, but Kathy was kind enough to allow us to get settled in. The place was cute & cozy as everyone had mentioned on previous post. Our first night there as we were about to go to bed, we notice that the linens were not washed. You could not only smell the last renters head sweat in the pillows but also feel grit between the sheets, ugh! So we spent all night not only washing the linens but also spraying Lysol on everything. The wrap around deck was a little messy with all the tree brush that had fallen when the winds had picked up a week or so ago before we arrived. So we swept the deck too. Also FYI- don't be alarmed about the white hair that collects on the bottom of your cozy socks, that is from the "cow" rug on the living room floor. Look I'm not trying to get a free stay or anything like that, I clean houses occasionally for high end clients and so these things are unacceptable. Its like finding someone else's pubic hair in the bathroom of a hotel, it gross! right? Overall the area is beautiful even though there was no snow, there is a nice friendly family across the way where you could purchase wood for the fireplace, also a really nice lady that walks her dog who lives behind the cabin. Thanks and we hope you have a better experience.

P.S sorry for using up all the detergent.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow--That is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable. Obviously a mix-up with the cleaning service for sure. And why would you not contact me directly immediately--so that I could rectify the situation immediately?? We strive for great service and cleanliness, as our posted reviews show. Mistakes happen, but for someone to wait 3 weeks post-stay to inform of us of a real issue is likewise unacceptable. I do sincerely apologize for your experience and regret you did not give us the opportunity to make it right.
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Kathy Styles
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Kathy Styles

We live on a small horse ranch in Fallbrook and enjoy the company of a dog, a cat, chickens, and horses. Idyllwild is a great, close-by getaway for us and we love to visit our home often.

Kathy Styles purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Kathy Styles chose Idyllwild

We bought our first cabin in Idyllwild in 2003. We added Happy Trails just recently, as a way of offering a different experience to our guests. White Horse Cabin is the horse-lovers' dream. Happy Trails is the hikers' dream. Both great places, just different appeal.

What makes this cabin unique

This home's proximity to trails is unbeatable--no driving necessary. Easy/medium/difficult hikes, all just steps from the deck, and yet a walk to town is only a half-mile stroll. The County Park proximity is fabulous--lots of open space, history, the expertise of the rangers, and the Nature Center close by; the park is utilized almost exclusively by tent campers -- very few motor homes, and the campsites are all out of site of our home; so our neighbors are people who appreciate nature as much as you do.--love that!


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs International
Car: necessary

Idyllwild is a small mountain town know for its art academy and abundant nature-related activities. Lakes Hemet and Fulmor are close by for fishing. Rental horses are available within 15 minutes. Miles of trails for hiking, rock climbing, etc. Town center offers dozens of eateries, galleries, antique shops, grocery stores, a museum, and movie theater.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $70 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Note: ALL RATES ARE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (2 people); extra people, including infants/children, charged at $15 each per night. All holidays are $190/night double occupancy (2 people -- Extra people, including infants/children, charged at $15/night each). Christmas/New Year's minimum stays vary. Additional fees for pets = $50 for maximum 2 pets. $65 cleaning fee applies to all stays. We accept MC or Visa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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