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USA California Idyllwild Idyllwild-Pine Cove Listing #13152

Happy Heart Lodge - Idyllwild, CA

9 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 3 Queen Bed, 4 Double Bed 5 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
25895 Tahquitz Dr. , Idyllwild, CA 92549

Beautiful lodge with two porches, wood-burning fireplace, & all-wood interior

Nestled deep among the soaring pines and cedar trees overlooking Strawberry Creek, this grand two-story lodge is the perfect Idyllwild getaway. Lovingly maintained by its owners for 75 years, this rustic 2,500 sq. ft. home features a beautiful all-wood interior and is complemented by a host of mounted deer, moose, elk, and bears. It is an idyllic retreat where one can rejuvenate while surrounded by beauty and solitude.

This home lies on a spacious, wooded property bordered by Strawberry Creek, about one mile from downtown Idyllwild. If you enjoy hiking, check out the Ernie Maxwell Trail near Humber Park, or take a short hike along the creek into town. There, you'll discover unique shopping, art galleries, an ice cream shop, a candy shop, restaurants and bistros, an historic movie theater, Idyllwild's first brewery, and wine tasting at Middle Ridge Winery. Also be sure to drop by the Town Crier to learn about the town's many festivals - an important part of Idyllwild's cultural experience!

Please note that the driveway is somewhat long and steep. We ask that you take extra care when the weather is wet or icy, and we recommend parking at the top of the driveway and walking down when snow is on the ground.

Dating back to the 1930s, this gorgeous home features Early California and Pine Craft furniture in every room, accented by beautiful Native American rugs and basketry. The spacious living room has a vaulted ceiling, wagon wheel chandelier, and original river rock fireplace, along with plenty of seating for family and friends to spread out and play games, read, watch TV, or surf the web with the free WiFi.

Original 1950s black- and red-checkered floors give a retro feel to the kitchen, which is fully equipped with an updated microwave, coffee pot, gas stove/oven, and refrigerator. As an added bonus, you'll also find a walk-in pantry with cooking utensils and dishware to accommodate meal preparation of any size.

Enjoy your meal at the charming breakfast nook or in the large dining room, which features ample seating around a pine craft table. During the warmer months, picnic out on the deck, take a nap under the pines on one of the two large porches, or enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes outside in the yard. Be sure to keep an eye out for a grey squirrel or two looking for peanuts!

The house is well shaded by trees, so in the summer months temperatures inside and outside stay comfortable. (Several tower floor fans are provided if needed.) For the chilly winter months, there is a wood-burning fireplace and a central gas furnace that efficiently heats the house. There are also several individual floor heaters that can be placed in any room for added warmth.

Charming, rustic, and lovingly maintained, this mountain lodge is a cozy and inviting vacation home for anytime of the year. Book your reservation today!



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DVD library

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Gas grill : Private


9 reviews

Betty M. May 2019
Historic home on a fabulous property filled with towering pines, cool breezes, bubbling creek, flowering trees and shrubs. The lodge has tradition and art work draped throughout the home, yet has all the amenities of modern life - which we never used. I can’t say enough about the best place in Idyllwild to rent.
Marlene M. Jan 2019
This space was perfect for 2 families. We loved that we were able to walk into town! It was clean and well stocked with kitchen things for having meals at home. Would stay again!
Halley M. Dec 2018
The cabin was beautiful and everything was just perfect!
Hank L. Feb 2018
What a great place! Quiet and cozy and a very comfortable bed!! Couldn't have asked for a better stay - and we loved the meal at Fratello's in town - excellent!!
Janice L. Feb 2018
We love, love, love this home. The authentic furnishings and attention to preserving the historic lodge was amazing. The spacious rooms, and surrounding forest were a added plus. We appreciated, from the property there is a easy path along Strawberry Creek for a beautiful walk to Idyllwild town center.
Vacasa has done a very good job of maintaining the property; everything very clean and organized.
Can't wait to return. Thank you "Nana and Papa" for sharing this piece of paradise.
Maria U. Jan 2018
I loved every minute I was there. Everything was clean and well organized. The cabin had everything we needed to make our stay memorable. I loved the quiet nights, very peaceful. I felt at home. Thank you owners for keeping such a nice cabin available to people that need to make nice memories in places like yours.