Max occupancy: 6
1 Queen Bed,
2 dog max
4WD/traction may be required in winter
54270 S Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Beautiful cabin w/private hot tub! Hike, fish, shop & more!
A quintessential cabin-in-the-woods getaway awaits at this one-bedroom Idyllwild vacation rental. Perfect for a quiet couples weekend or an extended getaway with friends, this log cabin has a private hot tub, a wood-burning fireplace, and plenty of space for up to six guests!
Located on Strawberry Creek in the San Jacinto mountains about 50 miles west of Palm Springs, this home sits in a quiet wooded location in the mountain town of Idyllwild. Take a short hike, crossing over the creek, to Idyllwild's town center to eat a great meal at Gastrognome, embark on a mountain bike tour of the local wilderness with The Hub Cyclery, or shop for some cool new threads at The Sage & The Butterfly.
A rustic cabin with updated appliances, this home is a great choice for the adventurous vacationer who wants to have a true wilderness experience without giving up modern conveniences. On a cold winter day, throw some wood in the fireplace and relax on one of the couches as a fire warms the home and cuddle up with up to 2 dogs max.
Read a book by firelight, or switch on one of the living area's lamps and gather your group for a fun board game. Lounge on the futon and take a relaxing nap while snow falls outside, or put in a DVD and enjoy an afternoon movie with your group. There is no Internet access at this home, so it's a great opportunity to unplug and enjoy the company of your family or friends.
When it comes time to eat, cook hearty meals using a variety of cookware and the kitchen's modern appliances which include a microwave, a stove, and an oven. Eat together with your group at the custom knotty pine dining table, or head onto the deck to dine al fresco if the weather permits. Admire the pine woodlands while you swap stories of your day's adventures and savor a fresh, home-cooked meal.
Take a post-meal soak in the outdoor hot tub or in the bathroom's clawfoot tub, sit on the outdoor deck and listen to the sounds of nature all around you, or head into town for some great shopping.
After a full day of activities you'll be plenty tired, so get the restful sleep you need in the bedroom's king-size bed or on either of two queen-size futons. Up to six guests are comfortably accommodated on these beds. With wilderness-themed decor, a space heater, picture windows, and even a deer antler chandelier hanging over the bed, the bedroom is a warm and cozy space in which you'll surely get a good night's rest.
Wake up refreshed and ready for a new set of adventures which might include hiking at Mount San Jacinto State Park, attending a play at The Rustic Theater, or shopping among clothing boutique, cafes, and funky souvenir shops in Idyllwild's town center a half mile north. There's also fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, and other aquatic activities on Lake Hemet (eight miles south).
If you're in the mood for a day trip, drive 23 miles west to Hemet where you'll find the fun Fingerprints Youth Museum (sure to be a hit with your kids), live music and theater at the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater, and boating on Diamond Valley Lake. Hemet also boasts golf courses, hiking and biking trails, and wildlife viewing in Simpson Park.
Ready for a rejuvenating mountain escape? Book this Southern California vacation rental and start planning a fun-filled Idyllwild getaway today! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
Property permit ID: RVC-065
Hot tub (Private)
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Hot tub : Private
Tyler A.Mar 2020
We loved staying here. The price was fair for the space and we loved the amenities. Would definitely recommend.
Rebecca K.Jan 2020
Great location and layout for a family of five (three little kids) + dog. Kids loved crossing Strawberry Creek for a short walk into town. Quiet even though location was on a major thoroughfare. Kitchen was a bit chilly but the main space was toasty and cozy. Overall, an excellent place for a family getaway.
Peter T.Nov 2019
Idyllwild was wonderful but this rental was a disappointment.
The following basics were deficient:
1.Shower not useable until the final night of our stay. It took three
attempts, by the management company to get the shower
2.Shower drain clogged
a.Much of the glassware had been put away dirty
c.Storage cabinet dirty
d.Sink faucet broken allowing only a spray pattern
a.Bulbs burned out in main living area overhead lighting fixture
(the knob for the rheostat had was gone and replaced with a
cup hook that had been glued onto the control)
b.Bulb burned out in bedroom overhead fixture
c.A prominent lamp, in the living area, had a switch that had
broken off and was controlled by screwing the light bulb in
5.The unit is described as having cable TV however there was no
cable available for our stay. We had asked the management
company to troubleshoot the problem but they were not
successful after two attempts.
6. I found it puzzling that there were four clocks in the cabin and
not one of them was working??
The management company suggests that, upon departing, renters load and start the dishwasher and to be helpful, perhaps start a load of laundry. Strangely, there is no dishwasher or washer and dryer. I don't think they are very familiar with the unit.
The contrast between Old and Charming and Old and Neglected is very apparent in this property. My family and I have rented numerous times in Idyllwild and have never had to deal with this degree of neglect. The shame is that this property is in a very good location and has great potential.
We appreciate such a thorough review to help us improve the guest experience. The shower, drain, and sink were all fixed during your stay, and we apologize for not catching those issues prior to your arrival. The cable appears to be working perfectly, the bulbs are all replaced, the lamp has been pulled out, and the clocks will be addressed. Thank you!
Steve D.Oct 2019
Beautiful, large and just across the creek from the center of town.
Mark M.Sep 2019
Beautiful surroundings. Strawberry creek runs thru the backyard. Very relaxing and close to town. Loved it
Diane G.Jan 2019
Twin tree lodge is a great retreat from the busy city. It was clean, quaint and cozy. We only had two grievances - both related to repair issues. The bathroom door doesn't totally close leading to the bedroom - so privacy is compromised. Also the hot and cold nobs on the shower are tricky to operate. Someone should take a look at those. Otherwise, it was perfection!
theresa m.Nov 2018
We had a great time here and would love to return. This rustic little cabin is actually quite spacious. The hot tub was icing on the cake! We enjoyed the beautiful yard and watching the squirrels, bluejays, and woodpeckers. Plenty of out door space and parking. The only thing that would have made our stay nicer would have been a gas grill since charcoal barbecues are not allowed. Also, access to the dryer would be good. These did not stop us from having a great time just information that would have been helpful. Over all, loved it and would highly recommend it!
Jason B.Sep 2018
Early twenties historic and rustic cabin in the woods. Nestled along Strawberry Creek and within walking distance to dining, shops, entertainment.
janet b.Aug 2018
it felt like you were way in the woods but you are actually walking distance from a brewery and a market, etc. but it's private - we saw no one else around the whole weekend. the kitchen is great, had everything we needed. loved the vintage rustic wooden way the place was built, consistent with the overall history and aesthetic of the idyllwild area. loved how a few of the walls consisted mainly of screened in windows and doors so you could get fresh air in and hear the birds but the curtains kept it plenty dark and private. games, books and dvd's helped pass the time. just really cozy and comfortable and homey. oh, also, the futon beds in the large living room area are super comfortable and can fit an extra 3 adults easily.
Christina S.Jul 2018
What a lovely cabin this is. So much character and charm. We enjoyed our stay every much. It has everything you need! The jacuzzi was so wonderful and the fireplace is so grand and inviting. You won’t regret staying here:)
Misty M.Apr 2018
I loved the beauty of everything that the cabin offered. However, the foundation is in serious need of repair work. The whole cabin leans inward which creates an awkward atmosphere. The deck railing is completely unsafe, held together hap hazard like, with bailing wire. There are minor repairs that need addressing like the hot water valve in the bathroom sink is broken. Because the cabin is lopsided, taking a bath in the beautiful clawfoot tub is near impossible, a real bummer. However, on the plus side, the grounds were beautiful, quiet and serene. Just what we were wanting for the perfect honeymoon. Everything was clean and ready when we arrived, no issues other than the stated. We really did enjoy our stay.
The deck has been refurbished, and the hot water valve has been repaired. We do feel the 'lopsided'-ness of the cabin has been exaggerated, but we do ask that guests keep in mind this is a 1920s cabin, so it is going to have some quirks. Thank you!
Piotr P.Apr 2018
We stayed there march 2018. The pictures on the web were misleading. The property has great location, good outside hot tube. There was only one tv chanel and a dvd player. Had problems to maintain heat (nothing was mentioned on the web till we paid and booked it). Very old, dark and rustic inside. We would not be back there.
We are sorry to see this guest was disappointed with their rental. The home is indeed dark and rustic as it has been preserved to retain its vintage 1920s charm. We have inspected the cable and found it working fine as well as the propane heating unit and space heater. We wish the guest had called for assistance with these matters so we could have improved their stay.
Kellie D.Feb 2018
Loved it. Will be back
John G.Feb 2018
We stayed for three nights. The cabin was clean and the heaters were running with the hot tube ready and clean when we got there. Plenty of clean towels. We walked to and from town crossing the stream.
Overall we liked the cabin and had a great time.
Matthew H.Jan 2018
Great gem of a cabin with a great location for Idyllwild
TAMMY C.Dec 2017
Great cabin to just get away and be with nature, lots of room, great for families, has lots of hiking and a park behind the property, and close to town.No modern appliances, very old and small oven & stove.
Julie S.Dec 2017
We had a lovely stay - family of 4. The cabin was comfortable and roomy enough for the four of us. The kitchen was stocked with enough cutlery and crockery so that we were able to cook our Christmas dinner. Lots of blankets and pillows for the beds. Huge fire place to keep an open fire for warmth but there were also radiators and a wall unit so we did not get cold at all. Hot tub was clean and in good working order. Location was great, just 5 min through the woods and over a creek into town. In town there are lots of cute shops and some bars and restaurants so plenty to do. Loads of hiking nearby as well if so inclined!
Eric G.Nov 2017
Has everything you need and convenient location walking distance to town center
Kelly M.Nov 2017
This cabin was perfect for my family. There were 3 of us and we enjoyed the rustic yet modernized cabin. It was super close to town and very comfortable. We would recommend this home and we loved Idyllwild.
Steven D.Oct 2017
The online photos don't capture the true vintage flavor if this amazing old cabin. The interiors look like they've been in the same family for generations. There are old books and games in the cupboards and tin spatterware dishes in the kitchen. The HUGE stone fireplace was the icing on the cake. Staying here feels like being in the woods but it's in the very center of town; walking distance to all the restaurants and shops. If you're looking for a getaway from the modern world this is the place for you.
JOHN C.Sep 2017
I took my girlfriend here for her birthday (3 day trip) and we had the most wonderous time. I can't say enough about the accommodations, location and amenities. The private hot tub was a wonderful place to spend the evening holding her and star gazing. The entire experience was perfect and I know we'll remember it for the rest of our lives.
Rita K.Sep 2017
According to one of the neighbors, the cabin is one of the oldest in the neighborhood. Definitely some parts of it felt older - the porch is a bit rickety and the bathroom door didn't like to stay closed. Plus, the water heater was shot when we came (which was fixed- but still meant 2 days of cold showers). [Note on the water cooler - they offered to move us to a different cabin due to the water, but since we had already gotten comfortable we chose to stay.]
That said, it was still a nice, relaxing stay. It's a very short walk into town, where there are some nice restaurants and shoppes. There are other cabins around you, so you aren't completely secluded, but it's still very quiet and peaceful under the trees on the porch or in the hot tub (for a city dweller like myself).
After fees, I paid about $200 a night, but the place is huge. There were 3 couches, one was a futon (I think, didn't pull it out) plus a queen bed. The porch wraps around with some plastic lawn chairs. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed. There's a stove, fridge, etc. There were plenty of clean towels, extra toilet paper and paper towels, an extra set of sheets (I assume for the futon), and so on. They were also very fast at responding to our phone call and working with us to get issues resolved.
Laura M.Sep 2017
Would stay again if deck was improved
Tammy E.Aug 2017
We fell in love, this place is exactly like the photos and is so peaceful!
TSZTIN C.Aug 2017
This cabin is within walking distance to the town center by crossing the little stream. It was amazing to walk through the woods to buy grocery and head back for dinner . The cabin is excellent for family and would come here again !
Anifa A.Aug 2017
It was a pleasant experience over all, we will rent this place again for sure! It just needs some minor repairs, other than that it's a great place to stay :)
Jeff S.Jul 2017
It is a great place and a perfect location close to town. The cabin is very cool for those who like rustic. we loved it. Be careful walking on the deck. It is very old and rotted out.
Tim J.May 2017
But we had to crawl under the house to light the pilot since we did not have hot water.
We apologize the pilot light was not lit. We did have maintenance on their way to address the issue when the guest decided to handle it themselves. We have double-checked the pilot light and all is well.
Katherine D.May 2017
This cabin is in a great location! We loved being a short distance to town and we enjoyed exploring the creek just yards away. This was a great place to rejuvenate and relax mid-week.
Desiree F.Apr 2017
We loved the cabin and location. Very charming and comfortable. Just needed to have the proper plug to use the bath tub and the spa didn't get hot, but other than that, was perfect!
Kylee M.Mar 2017
Nice, quaint, cozy cabin near town.
Geovanna M.Feb 2017
This cabin is an adorable place to stay!! Very rustic and private. It's near town and the fireplace and tub were huge highlights! Adored this cabin, I will definitely stay here again with my family!
Christina C.Jan 2017
My boyfriend and I spent a romantic weekend while it was snowing and the cabin was absolutely perfect. We loved how large and yet how charming and cozy it was. It was perfect for the two of us but we could also see it being good for a larger family. We really enjoyed the surrounding views, the board games, the large windows with lots of natural sunlight, the huge fireplace and the private hot tub was amazing especially while it was snowing outside! We had no problems with the cabin being too cold with the exception of the kitchen but once you start cooking it's not so chilly. We also put one of the space heaters in there which helped.
We really enjoyed cooking all of our meals at the cabin. The kitchen was really cute and well stocked for a rental. The only thing missing was a large skillet but we made due without a problem. The oven and stove worked great. The views from the cabin are stunning and there is a gorgeous creek right in the back. It's far away enough from the other rentals to feel very private yet close enough to easily walk into town which was super convenient. We look forward to staying here again soon.
Shaunna B.Jan 2017
We loved this perfectly located cabin! It turned out to be larger than we expected. During our 2 night stay we walked to the main area of town multiple times! Even walked to dinner in the evening and enjoyed the cool, crisp weather. We hiked during the day in Humber Park and saw some snow on our 3 hour hike! We plan on going back and hopefully bringing a few others :)
Timothy B.Dec 2016
Our Family loves the outdoors and camping. We are used to small camping stoves and our sleeping bags are well used. That is where the heart of this review comes from. We did enjoy our stay in this rustic cabin. It had just snowed and we were in a winter wonderland! However, the cabin was freezing. The heat was only raidiant heat from a very old heating system in the living room- not sufficient for freezing temperatures and if you were to stay in the summer we could see how the heat may be a problem as there is no air conditioning but only a small box fan provided. While the kitchen did have a nice set of knives it is definitely not a five star kitchen kind of space- we found it a fun experience to figure out how to get meals prepared - a very hungry person may not( bring your own skillet from home if you are a breakfast person). There is a microwave, coffee maker and full size fridge and small gas stove/oven. The bathroom is perfect and the water is HOT. We noticed some other reviewers stated it was dirty and full of bugs- we did not have a problem as it was winter but we could see how bugs could be a problem in the summer. As far as dirty - no it was very clean. You are out in the woods for goodness sake not at the Hyatt. You should expect a little dirt and a few bugs. All in all we had a good time and will come back to this charming cabin again. In closing - remember your skillet and if you will be staying in less then 50 degree weather, bring a space heater.
Tim L.Dec 2016
very nice and quiet cabin
William H.Dec 2016
We really enjoyed our stay in the cabin . We highly recommend it for a relaxing , get away for the weekend .
Lindsay A.Nov 2016
This is an amazing cabin for the price. It could be lived in as a house because it is so complete. The large fireplace makes it cozy and the wood throughout really feels like a mountain cabin. This is much larger than a regular cabin though. The heater works well if you don't want to use the fireplace.
Claudia S.Nov 2016
The cabin is very cozy and the area is quiet. Enjoyed very much!
Carrie T.Nov 2016
We wanted to get away from the madding crowds of LA to celebrate our anniversary but we only had a couple of days. This rustic cabin was perfect for a quiet, beautiful escape. It's set on grounds that look as if you're stepping back in the time of the pioneers. And while this place is old, it's awesome. Loved the huge stone fireplace and the large room. We played Trivial Pursuit, drank wine not the deck under the stars and topped it off with a late night hot tub. A wonderful place.
Erin P.Nov 2016
A darling Rustic cabin next to a stream, park, and the downtown! We loved the hot tub!
Steven O.Nov 2016
This is a lovely cabin that I would definitely revisit. Kitchen had everything we needed, we were walking distance from downtown, and the hot-tub made for pleasant stargazing.
Patti N.Nov 2016
My boyfriend and now fiancé love this lodge. It's so romantic, roomy, isolated, and quiet. Enjoy a getaway and still be close enough to walk into town or go hiking minutes away. This lodge is cozy, warm, and has lots of charm.
Leslie B.Oct 2016
This cabin is cozy and rustic, a perfect feel for the surrounding area. It's quiet and peaceful, perfect for an escape into the forest.
Fabrice L.Oct 2016
nice gateway from Palm Springs, relaxing atmosphere and great location.
Kaelee P.Oct 2016
Alexander T.Oct 2016
Whether it's a romantic get-away with your loved one, or you just want a some time in Idyllwild with friends, this cabin is perfect. When my fiancee and I arrived, we were surprised by how large the cabin was. The living room/fireplace area looks like something out of a movie, and the entire cabin is picturesque. I definitely want to come back.
Cristina V.Oct 2016
Cabin has everything you need (but bring sugar!) and very lovely surroundings. It was particularly exciting for us to park the car for 2 days and be able to walk everywhere. Idyllwild is an enchanting village.
Jason B.Oct 2016
This was a very quiet cabin. No one too close and it wasn't far from the village. The decor was nice and felt like a cabin in the woods. I would recommend this property
DONNA M.Sep 2016
Twin Trees Lodge is just the right amount of rustic with all the comforts of a hotel (good bed, linens, fully equipped kitchen) but the privacy and quiet of a large wooded yard, and sunny deck. We didn't use the hot tub or stove so can't comment on them, but the beautiful long dining table calls out for a gathering of family or friends. The furniture is comfortable, and the warm accents throughout make for a perfect mountain cabin experience. We'll be back!
Patrick W.Aug 2016
A beautiful cabin in the heart of Idyllwild, close to everything. It is very cozy, clean, and charming.
Shelly H.Jul 2016
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. It was a great getaway! So nice to spend time together in the woods and enjoy each other's company. You can walk through strawberry creek and end up right in the middle of town at around 0.6 miles. No need to drive once you arrive and park. The lodge itself is rustic with its exposed wood beams. It's a perfect quiet getaway with loved ones.
Elaine M.Jul 2016
Beautiful, spacious, short walk to town over creek to right. Porch, privacy is good. I would go again
John B.Jul 2016
This cabin is definitely rustic. The property management company needs to spend more time cleaning and maintaining it. With new lightbulbs, a thorough sweeping outside and cleaning inside, repairs to the bathroom shower, and more care to clean the kitchen, this cabin would be a great, romantic getaway.
Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay. We are always finding ways to improve. With the information you provided, we were able to get our local operations manager out to the home to address your concerns. All burnt out light bulbs have been replaced, and the shower drain that was clogged is now clear and running properly. The dishwasher has been removed from the amenities listing, as it is no longer available. We hope to have you again soon!
Martin T.May 2016
This was a wonderful cabin with room to entertain. We played the board games and used the cute little kitchen. The bed was a bit stiff, but the hot tub was warm and ready right when we arrived. Couple minutes drive from town, very happy with our weekend getaway!
Erika P.Mar 2016
If you want a real cabin experience definitely the place to stay.
Amelia M.Mar 2016
We had a great time celebrating our fifth "wood" anniversary at this charming cabin in the woods. The house was charming, the deck was lovely, the hot tub private and clean. A short walk through the woods took us into town. We loved it and will be back.
Kathleen S.Mar 2016
Authentic cabin,really old school.fire place and claw foot tub were great fun. Lots of hot water,and plenty of warmth with many space heaters available for use.The teeny tiny stove was adorable and fully functional but be carful lighting,not clear which burner is on ,a learning curve that can cost you some singed hair.
Mike F.Feb 2016
Nice place, rustic.
Cameron W.Feb 2016
Cute cabin. Would reccommend.
Jonathan J.Jan 2016
Absolutely wonderful time in this cozy cabin. All amenities were delightful and the small and quiet town was just a stone skip away
Eileen S.Dec 2015
Absolutely beautiful cabin! The fireplace was massive and we loved sitting in front of the fire. The living area is large yet still very cozy. Very nice hot tub which seemed brand new and also a good size. Well equipped kitchen and beautiful views of the trees from the kitchen. Walking distance from the town center but tucked away which is very nice. Just a super cute and cozy cabin - I will definitely stay here again!
Ryan K.Dec 2015
I was planning a trip with my family and saw a picture of this cabin online. We thought the picture looked nice so we rented the cabin, only to find that the cabin was actually old and creaky, with badly tilted floors, broken furniture, not enough kitchenware, and a dirty and cold spa. Ive been to a lot of the cabins in Idyllwild, and i think this cabin wont be one that i plan returning to soon.
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are very sorry to see that you did not better enjoy your stay. We will check the furniture to see what needs maintenance, we would love to receive specific input on what is needed in the kitchen, and we will be sure the hot tub is properly cleaned and warmed up for future guests! This is a great little spot for a romantic getaway!