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Idyll Tyme! Relax and Rejuvenate in Wonderful Fern Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom And Loft, Wrap-around Fenced-in Deck, Completely Remodeled

'Idyll Tyme!' is a place to do most anything, or nothing at all! The cabin underwent an extensive remodel in 2013, with Direct TV, wireless internet, flat-screen TV, and many other amenities. You can enjoy squirrels, raccoons, birds, and a great view from the wrap-around deck any time of day, although it is especially nice in the evenings. From the deck, loft and bedrooms, one can see Lily Rock in all its splendor. The gated deck can be completely fenced in and secure, so it is safe for young children and pets.


Owner
Doug Pumphrey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Doug Pumphrey

Doug is a retired US Forest Service employee and Bonnie is a musician by profession, so the community's emphasis on the arts and the forest was a good match for both of us (we are now retired-sort of!). We lived in this house for 9 years while Doug was US Forest Service District Ranger and still know many local residents here, so we have extensive knowledge of the area and its special charms. We have used vacation rentals in other parts of the world and decided that our place was a wonderful area to share with others, just as others have shared with us, whether here in the US or abroad. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and to welcome you to this little corner of paradise. Come and enjoy!

Doug Pumphrey purchased this cabin in 1981

Why Doug Pumphrey chose Idyllwild

While we lived here, we realized the special benefits of this great environment and the wonderful people who live here, and everyone's efforts to keep it that way. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

What makes this cabin unique

We love the fact that the cabin is cozy and at the same time gives the feeling of openness. It is very airy and bright. The day we walked in, the first comment we made was, 'Oooo, we like!!' Through the years, we have had wonderful conversations on the wrap-around deck, especially in the summer evenings, but year around as well.

We enjoy decorating for seasons, holidays and special occasions!

In completing the remodel of our place, we've made every effort to make the cabin comfortable and modern, yet compatible with the feeling that is essentially Idyllwild. We love to take walks around the area and just enjoy the peace, but equally enjoy the local concerts and events, as well as the DIRECT TV, Wi-Fi, and other amenities of the cabin. There are level streets in the neighborhood which make a good walking or jogging route, and the house is completely accessible in winter.

Idyllwild Arts provides great concerts and is only a short drive away (please contact them for concert schedules). You can find wonderful restaurants, unique shops, and an abundance of nature related activities here. We enjoy providing seasonally appropriate decorations for the cabin, making your holidays here feel like home.

Since we live only about 30 minutes away, we make ourselves available as needed. We enjoy meeting and greeting our guests whenever possible. After all, strangers are only friends we haven't yet met!

Amenities

Fern Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The full bath features double sinks and hair dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Bath #2 features toilet, sink, and hair dryer, in loft.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The king bed is located in the loft, with its own half bath and flatscreen TV. The 2 downstairs bedrooms feature queen beds. All bedrooms feature Simmons BeautyRest® beds with hypo-allergenic bedding, for a dreamy night's sleep! In lieu of crib, an air mattress can be set up on floor of parents' bedroom for babies and very small children. Cabin is equally well-suited for a couple, families with 1-4 children, multiple generations, 3 individuals, or up to 3 couples.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
We are experts on the local area and can provide information as desired. Since we live close, we can give ideas on things to see and do in the surroundings. We're also here for any special needs or instructions. Also, we're excited to announce new lower weekday rates between November and March (not including weekends or holiday periods). Check them out in the rates section!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Idyll Tyme! Relax and Rejuvenate in Wonderful Fern Valley
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews
5

Home in very good condition!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice get-away for our family of 6. 😄򑀠We love being close to nature, so this town is just perfect. This home is perfect for our needs. It feels much larger than 900 SF. Thank you Doug!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late Friday night to this beautiful cabin that was more perfect than we expected! The pictures are beautiful, but it's even nicer in person! We had a lovely stay with out young daughters. They had enough snow in the yard to play in. There were snacks, coffee and tea for us in the cute little kitchen. The owners were so kind and accommodating when we requested to stay an extra night. We had our dog with us as well and she loved it too! IT was so nice and relaxing...just what the doctor ordered. I spent HOURS looking for a place to stay and this was the best place by far for the best price! We will definitely be requesting to stay here again during the summer and winter time! The store, restaurants and town was only a few minutes away. Loved every minute of our time and I don't have a single complaint about this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best vacation and cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My family vacationed in the cabin for two days / nights. We booked this cabin because the reviews were so good. It ended up exceeding our expectations. Doug is very good about communicating and was willing to help us with any needs. He is very familiar with the area and was able to suggest a trail that would be good to hike with our three kids. He also has a book in the cabin of things to do, information about the area and things to know about the cabin. Very helpful. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and we ended up cooking most our meals there because we didn't want to leave.

My kids are well traveled and this is the only place they keep talking about and begging to go back. Another trip will be in the works soon and this cabin is a must.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing cabin

  • 5 of 5

I chose this cabin because of the reviews that said communication with the owner is excellent. Doug is very helpful and the cabin is wonderful and clean. The kitchen is updated and a joy to cook in. The beds are very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the many places we could travel to, including Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs. We had eight inches of snow the last day we were there and Doug had someone plow us out. If we visit Idyllwild again, we hope this lovely cabin would be available. Our two year old grandson loved the toys there.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Idyll Tyme twice in the last year and both experiences were incredible. The property is cozy, clean and well stocked/equipped. The owner is cordial, helpful and extremely kind. The cabin is close to the center of town so it's easy to explore but the cabin itself is so homey and comfortable, you don't want to leave. I highly recommend this location and will return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. With all the little extra little touches that Doug and Bonnie included, such as having Christmas decorations and a Christmas tree up, providing snacks and coffee, you could tell that they cared about their guests. The beds were very comfortable and the wood burning fireplace was great for the cold winter nights. The location of the cabin was far enough away from town that you could enjoy the quiet of Idyllwild, yet close enough to easily go to town for a meal or shopping. The deck had two closing gates which made it a safe area for your pets when sitting outside. We will definitely return to Idyll Tyme!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hemet or Palm Springs
Nearest Train
50 Miles
San Bernardino
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 243
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many; all are great!
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Oceanside
Car: necessary

The cabin is in beautiful Fern Valley, 1 mile from Humber Park, location of many major trailheads, and about 2 miles from several other trails and the unique shops and restaurants in the center of town. Peaceful, private, and serene, it is a wonderful place for a romantic stay for two, a friends' getaway, small group retreat, business planning sessions, fun with the family, you name it! We are on a paved road which is plowed when it snows. If you don't know where something is, please ask. Desert communities, San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles are all within easy reach. The Idyllwild Arts facility is close by. There is also wine tasting in Idyllwild and Temecula (about 1 hour away).

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Rates & Availability

Fern Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
$980
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

Pls. verify all rates, no. of occupants, and any pets with owner. 2-night minimum stay.

Rate is $155/night for 2-4 persons; $10 extra per person per night, 6 persons max; weekly rate is $980; and stays greater than 28 days the rate drops to $80/night.

Rates include taxes and cleaning fees.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY VACATION RENTAL PERMIT #: RVC - 183

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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