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Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Julian Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Cozy Cabin Overlooking Beautiful Lake Cuyamaca

Come enjoy some of San Diego's forgotten beauty in this gorgeous, secluded Piute Trail mountain cabin overlooking Lake Cuyamaca and just minutes from the quaint little town of Julian. During your stay, you'll have a chance to see wild deer grazing in the nearby pastures below, wild turkey foraging up and down the hillside (sometimes they even visit the deck!), raccoon's getting into their usual mischief, bald eagles soaring above or swooping in for a quick meal, owls, orioles, blue-jays, migratory ducks & geese, woodpeckers... and the list goes on! If you're into bird watching and/or photography, this is a great place for both! Using the cabin as a base camp, you'll be able to explore Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Cleveland National Forest ,Anza-Borrego State Park with their many trails and viewpoints; fish for Florida bass, smallmouth bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and even white sturgeon (Yes, our lake has sturgeon!); picnic on Fletcher Island; go boating; or just take in the peaceful surroundings and vast views from the comfort of the cozy cabin! Open year-round, including the snowy winter months when you can take advantage of the local sledding and snowboarding terrain. Available by reservation only, so plan early! Vacation Rental (NOT A TIMESHARE)

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

John & Maria
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner


Just wanted to say thanks for our time at the cabin. It was a great experience! Definitely cool and quiet at night which was a welcome change. The kids enjoyed being able to see all of the stars from the deck. The grill worked quite well for hot dogs and corn on the cob. I appreciate your son coming by to make sure all was well. We were blessed in being able to stay there. All the best to you and your family! - Brian & Ericka
Oct 2012
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Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend after our wedding at the Piute cabin. One of biggest concerns was having privacy for a nice romantic weekend. I was a bit worried when we pulled up and saw neighbors so close but it turned out to be fine. The living area has a beautiful big window over looking the deck and lake. The fireplace is beautiful and had plenty of firewood. All we wanted to do was curl up on the couch in front of the fire and look out over that view. Unfortunately the couch and loveseat are awful. Old and uncomfortable. Literally my only complaint though. The cabin is clean and cozy. Plenty of blankets, linen, dishes, etc. Only salt and pepper so if you are cooking keep that in mind. We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin and love the friendly people of Julian. We look forward to another stay soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a such a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cabin is so close to Lake Cuyamaca. We enjoyed our coffee on the patio every morning (very bundled up, but breathe taking), then enjoyed a walk around the lake. It is so close to the town of Julian for some fresh pie and great eateries. There are tons of linens and pillows. They are just short on wine glasses, so I recommend you bring your own if you enjoy that sort of thing. All over, I great trip and we will be coming back every few months for a little mountain get away.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are from the OC and we wanted to get away to relax and be around nature and this place was perfect. The views are spectacular, from sunrise to sunset, and stargazing at night. The cabin had everything we needed and the fire place was fully stocked. We couldn't ask for a better location, only a few minutes to the lake and to the main town. I would totally stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cabin for two couples over a weekend and we loved our stay. Even on an extremely hot weekend, the cabin was cool and comfortable. I was so pleased to find a fully stocked kitchen - plenty of pots and pans, plenty of dishes, everything you need to cook comfortably. The bedrooms were comfortable and cool in the evenings. The best part is the deck - breezy, shaded and with a lovely view of the lake. The owners are pleasant and considerate (they had even opened the windows before we arrived so the cabin was already cool). The location is within a short drive of tons of great hikes, and of course the lake is a very short walk away. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent our anniversary weekend here and enjoyed ourselves immensely! Beautiful and quiet surroundings. Even in the middle of summer we could not resist building a fire. We hope to stay there again very soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'm a simple guy, WOW this was great!!!

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival we were welcomed by some wild turkey . You will not be disappointed, this home was amazing. The view it has is second to none and John was fantastic. Have Fun!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Activities: Hiking,biking, horseback riding,fishing,boating,photpgraphy,bird watching,stargazing,snowboarding,sledding...and whatever else you can come up with!

Using the cabin as a basecamp,you'll be able to explore Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Anza-Borrego State Park, Cleveland National Forest with thier many trails and viewpoints.


Rates & Availability

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Dec 31 2015 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $150 - $160

Weekly Rate: $800 -$900

Monthly Rate: $3200

$150 Mon thru Sun (single night rate)
$160 Weekend nights Fri thru Sun ( Two night minimum rate)
$150 Week nights Mon thru Thr ( Two night minimun rate ) $900 Weekly

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We require one night as a deposit to hold the cabin
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Julian Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 roll outs
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Features: -Incredible views of beautiful Lake Cuyamaca and the surrounding mountains - Only minutes from Julian..and those famous apple pies!! ;) - Easy access, even in the worst weather - 2 Large Bedrooms - both with queen beds and roll-outs. - Full Kitchen: Including full-size fridge and stove, microwave, pots, pans, utensils, etc. - Big Wrap-Around Deck - A great place to enjoy your morning coffee with its lake view or take in a night of stargazing! - Rustic Rock Fireplace - Perfect for a romantic evening with that special someone! - On-site parking for boat trailer,extra vehicles - Forced Air Heating,Electrical wall heaters in each room. - Gas BBQ - Direct TV ,DVD player,Internet

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