About the property
- Cabin1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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-Pine Cove
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!
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Wonderful, cozy cabin in a great location
We really enjoyed this cabin. It is nice and quiet, with a wonderful view out the back. It is close to town, and close to hiking trails. The cabin came better stocked that we expected with snacks, coffee, and all the kitchen appliances we needed for cooking. The kitchen and main bathroom also look to have been updated recently, a nice touch. The only "issue" I could say is the half bath upstairs is comically small. You can't sit up on the toilet! We still used it though, and it was more convenient than going downstairs in the middle of the night. That said we would stay here again in a heartbeat. We didn't get to meet the host, but he was easily accessible via email, and provided all the information we needed for our stay.
Lovely cabin for relaxing getaway
My husband, daughter, dogs, and I always look forward to our Idyllwild vacation for a few days each year. We typically stayed at the same dog-friendly location, but this year we needed to find a new location because our usual cabin had a new owner. Luckily we found Idyll Tyme, located about a mile from town, in the Fern Valley area. The cabin was well-kept, comfortable, and very clean - with the conveniences of a washer/dryer, dishwasher, modern gas stove/oven, plenty of kitchen and dining wares. The strong wifi made up for spotty phone service on our smart phones (AT&T is our service provider). Thank you for your hospitality, Doug! We hope to return on a future family trip.
Very Nice and Quiet Property
This was a great place for my family to spend a long weekend, we enjoyed ourselves very much. The only drawback was the seating, not quite as comfortable and relaxing as we prefer. The owner was quick to respond to the small internet issue we had and everything was easily resolved. We will definitely consider staying here again.
Great location! A great place to stay
We love the location of this cabin! Great for families as well as pets! One of my favorite things about this cabin is the stove fireplace! It really heats up the cabin nicely while providing a great ambiance!!
Thank you Doug for being a great host!
Awesome property we absolutely loved our stay the owner was a very gracious host
The property is beautiful, the cabin is fully stocked with everything but your food. This is our second visit to the cabin and will never stay anywhere else!!
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).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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