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The Far Out -  A Frame cabin in the woods
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Entire cabin · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
The Far Out - A Frame cabin in the woodsThe Far Out is a newly renovated Mid Century Modern A-frame cabin nestled in the beautiful woods of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains. This mountain retreat sits on an acre of land complete a 1200 sq ft wooden deck and hot tub. The sounds of Strawberry Creek can be heard in the background. Set far back from the road, the cabin and the grounds offer a magnificent private space for romantic getaways, family R&R, self reflection and artistic inspiration. Beauty abounds at the The Far Out!
Your Creative Retreat in the Woods Awaits
Entire cabin · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Your Creative Retreat in the Woods AwaitsGREAT VALUE!! Nestled on a 1/2 acre of wooded land you'll find this quaint little cabin awaiting you. With creative touches everywhere, it will inspire and relax you. Downstairs a toasty wood burning stove and central heat will keep you warm during the colder evenings, and a fully stocked kitchen with coffee bar are yours along with a king-sized bed, and pull-out couch. Upstairs in the loft you'll discover opportunities to practice yoga, meditate, or use the work area. (New listing)
Picturesque A-Frame Cabin with Spectacular Views
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Entire cabin · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1.5 baths
Picturesque A-Frame Cabin with Spectacular ViewsWelcome to a spacious A-frame cabin with spacious exterior deck and amazing 180 degree views. The cabin is set in a tranquil location in a natural setting among green pine trees and rock formations, and encourages ideal indoor/outdoor living during your stay. The cabin rests a pleasant 8 minute/3 mile drive away from downtown Idyllwild. The tactile rock formations visible from the main deck of the cabin are easily accessible from the main road, and only 2 minute walk from the cabin.

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Cafe Aroma
Italian Restaurant · 45 locals recommend
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Lovely dining spot for lunch or dinner. Near our other top Idyllwild favorite spot: Ferro. Be sure to make reservations! This is a highly popular spot and gets booked up early on busy weekends. Check schedule for when they are open. Fantastic menu. Cozy, eclectic vibe. Be sure to check out the gallery next door too!

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John· Los Angeles, CA
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    Daydreamer's Den @ Strawberry Creek Village
    $122 per night
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    Scenic View House - Recharge in the Pines! *NEW*
    $224 per night
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    Idyllwild Rustic Luxury Cabin
    $149 per night
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    The Bunkhouse in Wylld Lily Gardens
    $66 per night
FERRO
New American Restaurant · 68 locals recommend
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Our favorite place in Idyllwild. Higher end gourmet menu of delicious options. The quality of food competes with the best of what you might find in the city - but you're in a tiny town at 8500 ft elevation. Book in advance. This is one of Idyllwild's most popular dining spots. Go Thursday night's for Jazz night. Beautiful back patio dining area with heat lamps.

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John· Los Angeles, CA
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    Cabins in the clouds, Idyllic & a walk to town
    $104 per night
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    Vintage Cottage. King Bed with loft. Fern Valley!
    $178 per night
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    Ravenswood Cottage - art-inspired loft near town
    $190 per night
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    Best loved romantic cabin in town!
    $85 per night
Idyllwild Nature Center
Other Great Outdoors · 41 locals recommend
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Located in a beautiful mountain setting, the Idyllwild Nature Center on California Highway 243 combines displays about local nature and wildlife with trailheads for hiking. If you want to picnic, you can do so on the benches outside. If your time is limited, take the Perimeter Trail, which is a beautiful short loop that comes out from the trees to stunning views of the mountains. The Idyllwild Nature Center also offers this detailed map of the area’s trails.

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Neanna· New York, NY
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    Bit of Heaven Mountain Vibe
    $245 per night
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    Clean Modern Cabin with Tesla Charger
    $198 per night
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    Dreamy A-Frame Cabin in the Woods
    $305 per night
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    IDY Big Yellow House - Suite C
    $125 per night

Your guide to Idyllwild-Pine Cove

All About Idyllwild-Pine Cove

Nestled high up in Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild has always been a popular getaway — first as a seasonal destination for the indigenous Cahuilla people, later as a sanatorium for patients recovering from respiratory diseases, and today as a nature lover’s retreat dotted with postcard-perfect rental cabins. The mile-high community, nestled between majestic Tahquitz Peak and nearby Suicide Rock, has garnering a reputation as a perfect weekend getaway among hikers, campers, rock climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. They are all drawn to its network of local hiking trails, ranging from a leisurely 1.7-mile route to a serious leg-busting 20.5-mile trail. Best yet, when you’re done with enjoying the great outdoors, you’ll return to a quirky, artsy little mountainside community filled with surprisingly good dining options and enriching cultural events.


How do I get around Idyllwild-Pine Cove?

Most visitors to Idyllwild-Pine Cove come by way of Los Angeles or San Diego, making the scenic two-hour drive. Alternatively, visitors can fly into Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), where numerous car rental options are immediately available upon arrival, shortening the drive to a little over an hour.

You will want to rent a car if you aren’t already driving in; Idyllwild is a small town, but rental cabins and homes are strewn around its perimeter and not always within walking distance from the town center. Additionally, most trailheads require a short drive to get to.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Idyllwild-Pine Cove?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise Idyllwild-Pine Cove’s mountain climate can vary considerably depending upon the time of year. T-shirts and shorts are perfectly comfortable during the span of warm months — June through September — when daytime temperatures are in the 80s Fahrenheit and nights remain in the 50s. Winter months call for layers and jackets, with highs in the 50s and lows dipping into the 30s, and rain and snow regularly fall from late November through late March. If you visit during the more temperate months, don’t forget to pack sunglasses, sunscreen, and a long-sleeve outer layer. The higher altitude can be deceiving, and it’s easy to get sunburned even during cooler days.


What are the top things to do in Idyllwild-Pine Cove?

Idyllwild Nature Center

Before heading out to explore Idyllwild’s numerous hiking trails, drop into this nature center to get a quick primer about the flora and fauna native to the San Jacinto Mountains. Park rangers are not only happy to share hiking recommendations, but also offer details about the fascinating history of the native Cahuilla people.

Idyllwild Park Trail

This 2.5-mile loop just outside town is an ideal introductory hike for most people. The trail steadily climbs more than 600 feet, with enormous rock formations to explore along the way and colorful wildflowers everywhere during spring. Quiet and observant hikers are sure to spot woodpeckers, Steller's jays, sunbathing lizards, and squeaking chipmunks. Also be sure to stop to smell the trees: Jeffrey pine bark smells like butterscotch, ponderosa pine like vanilla, and incense cedar like pencils.

Visit the San Jacinto Ranger Station in the center of Idyllwild to get your free hiking permit; day permits are required for all trails. Permits are located outside the station and available after hours.

Mount San Jacinto State Park

This 14,000-acre park’s namesake is part of the second highest mountain range in Southern California, and the trails it contains lead you through subalpine meadows and forests to stunning vistas. The popular 4.5-mile Round Valley loop trail takes you past a historic, nearly 100-year-old ranger station.