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Cabin Fever Mountain Getaway
Restored vintage cabin with re-claimed cedar logs. Deck, gourmet kitchen, stone fireplace, beautifully furnished, sparkling clean. Smart TV, high speed internet. Four Seasons of Beauty. Family friendly, Romantic getaway. (If you'd like to party with loud music, alcohol & extra friends, please look in another zip code. Palomar Mountain is a small, very peaceful, quiet community and we are respectful of neighbors who were here long before vacation rentals. Thank you for your understanding.)
$151 per night
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Fiddler's Cabin, an updated classic!
COVID-19 update: We have worked with our housecleaners to make sure extensive disinfecting is done after each stay. Discounted prices may be available for longer stays of a week or more, please inquire. The Fiddlers cabin is open and spacious yet comfortable and cozy. Tucked into a quiet neighborhood in the woods. Originally built in 1909 but recently updated. Has two bedrooms with two queen beds and bunk beds. Great for families and your dog is welcome with an additional cleaning fee.
$149 per night
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Woodland Hideaway
Are you looking for a quiet getaway in the trees? Come up to our cabin, with storybook charm. This hideaway on Palomar Mountain is surrounded by large oak cedar and fir trees and it’s a perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature
$138 per night

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Ridge Pointe Cabin an escape atop Palomar Mountain
$174 per night
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The Weekender /\ Stunning A-Frame Rustic Retreat
$225 per night
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Entire guesthouse · Palomar Mountain
Ocean Views from cozy StarLoft
$118 per night
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Tiny home · Palomar Mountain
Fern Cabin Cozy Little Cabin in the Woods
$185 per night
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Perfect Palomar Mtn. Getaway - Little Red
$152 per night
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Yurt · Palomar Mountain
Find your Calm - Kestrel Yurt - Baileys on Palomar
$235 per night
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Entire chalet · Palomar Mountain
OCEAN VIEWS•DECK•PETS•Families•Groups•Photography
$405 per night
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Entire home · Palomar Mountain
Star Havens secluded mountain forest paradise
$170 per night
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Private room · Palomar Mountain
Chestnut Cabin Tiny Living at its Funnest
$165 per night
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Tiny home · Palomar Mountain
Pine Cabin Beautiful New Tiny Home Perched on the Mountain
$235 per night
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Tent · Palomar Mountain
Teepee Tent at Harrison Serenity Ranch
$100 per night
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Above it All at Cedar Cabin
$266 per night

Your guide to Palomar Mountain

All About Palomar Mountain

Nestled amongst a densely wooded timberline that includes Douglas fir and cedar varieties of pine, the town of Palomar Mountain is the highest point in greater San Diego. Grasslands and chaparral groves brand the low-lying coastal slopes of the Palomar Mountain ridge before giving way to the higher altitude forests that characterize much of the area. The 6,000-foot summit offers stunning views that extend from the Pacific Ocean to the towering Mount San Jacinto nearly 40 miles away.

Originally inhabited by many local Indigenous groups, most notably the Luiseño peoples, Palomar Mountain is now an unincorporated community renowned for its abundant opportunities for outdoor adventure. The Palomar Mountain State Park hosts various recreational activities, including hiking and fishing. For wildlife viewing, Palomar Mountain is second to none. Bobcats, coyotes, hawks, mule deer, and woodpeckers all have stable populations and live amongst the trails and woodland meadows. One of the more unique draws to the area is the Palomar Observatory, an astronomical research center run by the California Institute of Technology that is open to the public, with tours and lectures from prominent scientists available year-round, weather permitting.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Palomar Mountain?

The southern Californian coastal climate in which Palomar Mountain is found remains relatively stable throughout the year, with only mild seasonal variations. April through September are characterized by warm temperatures, sunny days, clear skies, and dry conditions that are fantastic for taking advantage of the outdoor opportunities available in the region. Booking a cabin near Palomar Mountain during the summer months is also a great way to make the most of the neighboring city of San Diego with its sprawling beaches and summer events. The parts of Palomar Mountain State Park that lie in the lowlands tend to retain mild conditions through the winter with only small upticks in precipitation. As the elevation increases, however, it is not uncommon to find snow and freezing temperatures during colder months.


What are the top things to do in Palomar Mountain?

The Weir Trail

This three-mile out and back trail that begins at the Doane Pond parking lot is an easy hike with only 100 overall feet of elevation change from start to finish. Meandering through dense coniferous forests and along babbling creeks, this leisurely stroll culminates in a historical stone weir that was once part of a failed hydroelectric project in the area.

Boucher Hill Fire Lookout

Located over a mile above sea level, the Boucher Hill Fire Lookout and summit — pronounced boo-ker — provides some of the more stunning vistas in the park. To get to the lookout, you can either walk the gently ascending path or drive along the Boucher Hill Scenic Drive, which leaves from the same trailhead. Once atop the summit, you can explore the lookout and study its history through onsite information centers.

Palomar Observatory

This mountain top observatory was constructed in the 1940s, where, at the time, it sat at the forefront of astronomical research. Today, the medley of onsite telescopes continues to provide groundbreaking data and observations for the Caltech researchers who operate it. The Palomar Observatory was built in an Art Deco architectural style, giving it a unique look. Guided tours and public lectures are available here from scientists who are on the cutting edge of discovery.