AMAZING ! INCREDIBLE VIEWS AND SPA! 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10),
Lucky for me, my parents moved our family to Idyllwild and into this house when I was a child. I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to grow up in this amazing town. I grew up writing poetry on the deck with only moonlight to illuminate the page, climbing rocks, building snowmen and having many snowball fights with my brother and sister. There were many 'White Chirstimas' mornings and Thanksgiving day hikes. My family still gathers at the house to share laughter, love and tales of life's experiences. It is a place we will always call home and I am excited to share it with you.
Ida purchased this Lodge in 1976
Why Ida chose Idyllwild
This home was built in 1945, by Lou Britton and has since been owned by the Famous Mystery Author, Earle Stanley Gardner, whose ownership created a local nickname of 'The Mystery Cabin.' I try to create that same sense of awe upon your arrival that I felt as a child walking through the giant wood door and looking up onto the sky high knotty pine ceilings! Wow!
What makes this Lodge unique
Five minute walk to the centre of Idyllwild's restaurants, shopping, music, and art galleries. The homeowner's family has vacationed and lived in Idyllwild for over 46 years and is committed to providing you and your family with personal service to optimmize your stay with us.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
This is a non-smoking house.
Although we love pets, no exceptions can be made.
Child friendly, not "child proof"
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Please bring you slippers, we ask that you not wear shoes inside the house on the carpeted areas. It helps keep the everything clean for guests.
BB guns, Pellet guns or other firearms not allowed to be used on the property. Thank you!
No Pets no exceptions can be made.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Had a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating my birthday. Hot tub was so relaxing and the bar area was the bomb! Kitchen was big enough for several people to prepare food at the same time and very well stocked. Beds and linens very comfortable. Views were outstanding as well. Definitely would recommend this property for big group celebrations.
Wonderful family getaway!
Our experience here was amazing! It was the perfect spot for two families and kids to getaway for the weekend. The spa was relaxing, the views from the deck beautiful and Ida was quick to respond to any questions I had!
Comfortable spacious home.
Very friendly owner. Quick walk to town. Idyllwild has lots of good restaurants.
It was a pleasure meeting you and your family! So glad you enjoyed the banana bread, afternoons on the deck watching the Blue Jays and the spa! We look forward to having you visit again!
We enjoyed our stay at the Mystery Lodge. We had four kids and three adults and there was plenty of room for everyone. The bathrooms were well stocked and even included shampoo, conditioner and body wash. The living area was roomy allowing for game nights. The kitchen was great too with plenty of appliances, pots, pans and cookware. We especially loved the large table in whic everyone could eat together.
So glad you all enjoyed your stay at The Mystery Lodge! It was a pleasure having you and your family and we look forward to having you back again!
Our stay was fabulous - Ida is far and away the best host we've ever had!
Will definitely be back when the weather is warmer / less snowy.
It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family! Glad you found your way to us... We look forward to having you back again this spring/summer! Thank you so much for taking such great care of the house and for being such wonderful guests!
Great host, great house
Excellent cabin, good for 3-4 couples, walking distance to the town center. Will come again for sure.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you visit again!
Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram up the mountain and hike down the trail into Idyllwild. Southern California Wine Country (Temecula) is a short 45-60 min. drive and also provides lots of antique shopping in Old Town. A short 30-45 minute drive down either side of the mountain will take you to more than one casino and golf.