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The mile-high village of Idyllwild has been a haven for seekers, artists and nature lovers for well over a century. Nestled among the towering pines of Southern California’s majestic San Jacinto Mountain range, it’s the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, fun family vacation or inspiring outdoor adventure.

Founded in 1904, Idyllwild Inn offers comfortable mountain lodging in the heart of this quaint village community, in short walking distance from all its small-town charms and attractions. Rustic accommodations are spread over 5 acres in the heart of Idyllwild along with a growing number of vacation homes just a short drive down the road.

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  • star rating  The cabins are constantly improving! Josh's hard work is evident. Our cabin got new curtains and new window, and new beautiful artwork!

    This year... read more

    February 26, 2020

    star rating  Terrific place in the town center! The owners, Josh & Emily, take great pride in their Inn continually making improvements! We truly look forward to each and visit!... read more

    November 25, 2018
  • star rating  We stayed in the “Indian” theme room. It was a beautiful room, everything in great working order and quiet.
    The Inn is ideal to walk the town. Right next door... read more

    June 3, 2021

    star rating  We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Idyllwild Inn, it’s in a fabulous central location in town. The cabins are rustic but very clean and quite spacious. We stayed in... read more

    Ramlah N
    May 7, 2022
  • star rating  I called early on the day that I wanted to stay and they had a room open for the night. I stayed in the “Summer” room. The room was nice... read more

    May 21, 2021

    star rating  The cabins are great. They have everything you would need. Very calm & serene atmosphere. Plenty of outdoor activities, or just relaxing. Staff very friendly &... read more

    November 6, 2019
  • star rating  This place is a gem! My husband and I booked this for Veterans Day weekend. Our little cabin was perfect for two! The fireplace was my favorite feature aside from... read more

    avatar thumb Kimberly B
    November 13, 2022

    star rating  The cabin was rustic yet updated, spacious and super clean. It had a fantastic deck under the pines. Ours was a one bedroom that was attached to another along one... read more

    July 26, 2020
  • star rating  We came to Idyllwild to get away and visit this town. The Inn is centrally located and within easy walking distance of the town. The cabin was spacious with its... read more

    Joe V
    July 20, 2018

    star rating  BEAUTIFUL rooms...right in town. Professional and friendly staff. The owners are so accomadating we will stay again for sure. We stayed in a theme room just the two of us.... read more

    Jessica K
    September 3, 2019


All of your cabins have kitchens, but are they equipped with appliances, utensils, etc., needed to cook and prepare meals?
Our kitchens are all furnished with all the basics (pots, pans, cups, mugs, silverware, etc.). Unless you’re preparing something that requires a very specific dish, we got you covered. Each cabin has place settings for the maximum number of guests in that unit. If you’re missing something, just contact the front desk.
Do the Theme Rooms have a kitchen?
No, but they do have a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker (w/ coffee), and two mugs.
Do we need to bring towels, sheets, and bedding?
No, unless it’s your favorite blanket you can’t leave home without. All beds have clean comfortable bedding, and towels for the maximum number of guests in your unit. If something is missing, ask the front desk.
Are your fireplaces wood-burning? Can we bring our own wood?
All of our fireplaces are wood-burning. From Labor Day to Memorial Day (with the exception of High Fire Danger conditions), we provide a complimentary bundle of wood for your first night and have additional bundles available for $8 each. During the warm, dry months we have fire logs available for purchase in the office at $7 each. We strongly encourage our guests to NOT bring their own wood as this promotes the spreading of diseases and pests in our sensitive ecosystem. Be Pine is a propane fireplace as well as Ponderosa Room at the INN.
What’s the difference between a Rustic Cabin and a New Rustic Cabin?
Glad you asked. All 12 Rustic Cabins are free standing, ranging in size from a Studio to 3 bedrooms, and were built between 1910 and 1960. They’re genuinely rustic in nature; our goal is to not disrupt the original cabin style and environment while ensuring the comfort of our guests. Our 6 New Rustic Cabins are all duplexes, meaning you will likely have a neighbor. They were built in the early ’80s with a more open layout and less wood throughout the cabin. They also offer a comfortable cabin experience with newer amenities and furnishings.
What’s the difference between a New Rustic Cabin and a New Rustic Suite?
We had the unfortunate pleasure of having one of our duplexes burnt down by a guest back in 2008. This gave us a unique opportunity to provide accommodations that didn’t exist prior: A comfortable, updated cabin with a Jacuzzi (for 2) in the bathroom, a large flat-screen TV in the living room, and forced air heat and air conditioning. We have also kept these units non-smoking and pet free for our guests with allergies.
Why don’t you allow pets in the Theme Rooms and Suites?
While part of it is to minimize noise, we also needed to ensure we had some accommodations set aside for our allergy-sensitive guests.
Will we have to pay for parking? Do we park at our cabin/room?
No, parking at the Inn is complimentary for guests. Cabin guests park right next to (or directly in front) of their cabin. Theme Room guests share the main parking lot, which is a short stroll to their accommodations. We also have extra parking if you need to bring more than one vehicle; please let us know if this is the case when making your reservation.
Do you provide any kind of continental breakfast or other food?
We do not have any onsite dining facilities, but we do have a recommended list of restaurants and food outlets that either deliver and/or are within close walking distance of the Inn. We appreciate your support of Idyllwild’s local businesses. Also, all of the cabins have kitchens and the theme rooms have a microwave and refrigerator, allowing guests to enjoy their favorite meals and snacks in their units.
Can we bring a barbecue or do you have them for guests to borrow?
We have portable/complimentary propane barbecue onsite for guests to use. We charge $7 for the propane canisters or you can bring your own. If you do choose to bring a barbecue it must be propane. NO CHARCOAL allowed given fire regulations.

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pet policy

If you plan on visiting Idyllwild and bringing along your pet friend(s), you’ll be happy to know that we do allow up to 2 dogs in most of our cabins. Our only requirements are…

Do not leave pets unattended in cabins.

We’ve found that most dogs tend to bark due to the unfamiliar environment and wildlife surroundings

Do not allow your pets on the furniture or bedding.
While we currently do not have a pet fee, we will charge an extra cleaning fee or a maintenance fee if the cabin requires extra housekeeping or repairs due to a pet.

Idyllwild is a very pet friendly town

Pets in Restaurants

Several restaurants allow pet owners to eat on the deck with their animals.

Pets in Shops & Galleries

Numerous shops and galleries don’t mind having your pets walk through with you. In fact, several of the shop owners bring their pets to work with them.

Pets in trails

Several trails around Idyllwild allow dogs. Check with the local Forest Service Station to find out which ones, (951) 659-2117.

If you need any pet supplies, grooming, or even boarding (for the day or overnight) while you are here, please check with the following businesses to see if they can accommodate your needs.

pampered pooch paw-kage

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