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USA California Idyllwild Idyllwild-Pine Cove Listing #9801

Fern Valley Chalet - Idyllwild, CA

63 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed 1 bedroom  plus loft 1 bathroom Dog-friendly  4WD/traction may be required in winter
55425 Howland Rd , Idyllwild, CA 92549

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible, no-fee options for trip changes and cancellations.

You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.

Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.

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Spacious, dog-friendly cottage close to hiking, fishing, and outdoor fun!

If you're looking for the ideal spot to whisk your special someone away to for a romantic mountain escape, look no further than this Idyllwild cottage. Featuring a dog-friendly atmosphere and a great location, you'll be able to unwind in the beauty of the mountains.

Set just a mile from the Tahquitz Peak Trailhead and a little less than two miles from the natural beauty of Mount San Jacinto State Park, outdoor fun will always be close at hand. In the wintertime, we recommend using a 4x4 vehicle to access the home safely.

Cuddle up on the plush couch under the vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings. The two private washer/dryers will make sure everyone stays looking their best during your stay.

Pop the tops on a couple of ice-cold beers and kick back on the deck while you stream some music over the free WiFi. Use the gas grill to cook up your fresh catch from fishing in the streams.

In the kitchen, you'll find a four-burner stove, refrigerator, and microwave for something quick. Sit at the breakfast bar or take your food out to dine with a view. End the day with some channel surfing on the flatscreen TV or a DVD to make it a movie night.

This one-bedroom (plus loft), one-bathroom home has room for up to four guests and well-behaved dogs (for a small nightly fee) to stay in comfort. In the bedroom, there is a king-size bed waiting to lull you into a restful night of sleep. Up in the loft, there is a double bed for your guests to enjoy.

Wake up and throw the ball in the fenced yard for Fido while you enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Make sure your camera is charged and has plenty of space, then head out to hit the trails of Tahquitz Peak Trailhead that weave through the rugged terrain.

Stroll along the picturesque banks of Strawberry Creek to find a picnic spot for you and your special someone. Wander along Deer Spring Trail or learn about the local ecosystem at the Idyllwild Nature Center. Afterward, grab a meal to remember at GastroGnome and enjoy a night out.

When the mountains start calling, answer with a trip to this Southern California cabin! 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.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: RVC-313



Baby gates


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Space heater

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining





Internet : Time Warner


Cable : Time Warner

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming


Gas grill : Private



63 reviews

Jamie D. Mar 2020
Perfect for a couple and a dog to get away from it all. Loved how close we were to dog friendly hikes too!
Gabriella S. Feb 2020
This cabin was so nice and clean! The beds were super comfy, they had everything from hair dryer to wine glasses. Internet and cable! The best part was the coziness of the cabin itself and the wood burning fireplace! We will definitely stay here again!
Evan H. Dec 2019
Wonderful weekend in a lovely, cozy home. Thanks!
Robert L. Nov 2019
The photos don't do the home justice. It was clean, spacious, cozy, and in a perfect location. Close to trails, close to town, not too close to neighbors. Loved the fireplace and the exposed wood. Would love to go back.
Christine H. Oct 2019
Nice cabin and clean. Definitely need wood to make fire in the winter, although portable heater provided for bedroom :) great location to Humbard Park. Nice fenced back yard for dog. Would recommend.
Ramin A. Oct 2019
Great location, very clean and comfortable. Would like to stay there again.
kimberli S. Sep 2019
This is the 2nd time I have stayed at Fern Valley Chalet and once again it has met all my expectations and needs. Great views, close to the town and the fenced yard is perfect for my four legged babies. Looking forward to staying again!!
Richard T. Aug 2019
Great vacation cabin for two to four people!
Traci p. Aug 2019
Cabin was roomy, clean and had all the amenities you need to feel like home--plus beautiful view from back porch
The things I would change would be couch and loveseat--not very comfortable , seen better days and bomb for fleas( me and my dog both had a bad experience and we never have a problems at home)
Dominic j s. Aug 2019
My Girlfriend, her dog and I would most definitely recommend this spot if you have a small group or family. Even in the 80 degree weather it was comfortable in there. Would love to stay there again for a longer period of time.
Jacqueline M. Aug 2019
Great cabin, lovely stay!
Andrew W. Jul 2019
We spent 5 nights here and had a great time. The house is well equipped, clean and super comfy. It’s in a very quiet area but only minutes to the center of Idyllwild. We would rent this home again!
Suzanne M. Jul 2019
The chalet was adorable and comfortable. We took our chihuahua and she loved the fenced many smells. We had a great time and look forward to our next stay. We will be back.
Violet E. May 2019
Such a cozy and homey cabin! Amazing to have quality time with family and to get away from the city! Peaceful and quiet. Perfect getaway! Would definitely stay here again for next getaway!
Alicia O. May 2019
This cabin was great and perfect for bringing a pup. The fenced in yard and back and front porch made it so easy for our pup to explore without any worries.

The house has everything you need - if you want a fire you need to bring the wood though. The front door is also a bit tough to open but the back door is good.

Perfectly situated in nature. There is a view of tahquitz peak from the street directly in front of the house. You can also see the opposite mountain peak out the front window. So gorgeous! Hiking trails in walking distance or only 5 min drive to the trail that takes you all the way to Palm Springs. We will definitely be back!
Dylan T. May 2019
All amenities were good, beds cozy, and the large a frame windows have a nice view of the mountain peaks. Definitely recommend.
Kaylinn R. Apr 2019
The location was perfect. The views were amazing. Everything was easy to find and understand. No issues. Did not bring my dogs but will next time, perfect little yard for them. Was able to enjoy hiking and fishing with no issues. The driveway was a little scary the first time but nothing a backup camera couldn't solve. Heaters came on when we needed, didn't even have to think about it. Will stay again for sure. Thank you.
David V. Apr 2019
Pictures are 100% accurate. Nice, clean cabin. Had everything we needed. I'll come back.
karen a. Feb 2019
So very clean & cozy
Kirsten T. Jan 2019
Great place to stay!
Amanda G. Jan 2019
I am an attention to details person and there was nothing we needed that they didn’t have. Every detail was thought of, making our trip very pleasant and comfortable!
Pierre A. Dec 2018
Second time we stay at the Fern Valley Chalet and we like it very much. It's a nice little cabin, the room upstairs is great for kids.
Gina S. Nov 2018
For those needing a break from work but still need a strong internet connection, this is the place to unwind. We enjoyed the fireplace, strong internet service, cable tv and games. The bedrooms get the best afternoon light for napping. We will return!
Kimberli S. Oct 2018
Loved the cabin! Everything we needed was there. The fenced yard was perfect for the dogs to run around without worrying about them. One of the first places I have rented that looked like the pictures. We will absolutely stay there again.
Sheri H. Oct 2018
This home was the perfect little getaway. It was on the outskirts of the main town of Idyllwild. It was clean and the neighborhood was quiet. I would definitely rent again.
Toni S. Oct 2018
Loved the cozy ness, nice and quiet, scenery is wonderful. I only wish the beds were more comfy. A bit firm for my liking. Fully stocked not missing anything but cable tv. I give this place a 9.5 out of 10.
Manager response:
We are so glad to see our guest enjoyed their visit. The home does have cable, and we are sorry to see our guest struggled to access it. Guests are always welcome to call for any assistance with the advertised amenities. Thank you!
David Y. Sep 2018
Very peaceful , quiet serene cabin , clean and perfect for bringing Fido!. nearby hiking trails and town center as well!
Mona P. Aug 2018
This place was adorable, quiet and just what we wanted for a weekend in Idyllwild. It had everything we needed and was close to everything. We will definitely be renting this place again.
Molly C. Aug 2018
Loved all the front windows!
Soo B. Aug 2018
Fern Valley Chalet offers a marvelous retreat from urban madness and summer scorching - lovely 2 br home, super comfortable beds, kitchen, bath with tub, tv and wifi...quiet, great place to watch squirrels and birds, easy access to all the delights of the Idyllwild mountain and music communities. Could become a regular...
matthew p. Jul 2018
Great proximity to hiking trails, situated uphill and just far enough away from town but walkable. Happy!
Andrew C. Jun 2018
We had a very good time. the Cabin was very cozy! it was also really close to the town and hiking trails.
Jay G. May 2018
The house is beautiful. It looks brand new inside. The heating system works perfectly and kept things nice and warm. The kitchen has everything you'll need to prepare food with a full-sized refrigerator, pots, pans, microwave, electric stove, coffee maker and toaster. A view of the mountain peak from the front room couch (which is extremely comfortable) kept me looking out the window the whole time. Really very nice. The back deck was a great place to pull up a chair and read a book. Leave the TV off. You won't need it. Grab your laptop and start writing your novel in this sweetheart of a home.
Seth J. May 2018
Great little cabin. Everything was clean and worked well. Nice just get away and relax. Awesome view of the mountain.
Anthony M. May 2018
Only heavy comforters and a sheet available in the house on each bed.
Sarah W. May 2018
Such wonderful, cozy accommodations, close to the main strip in Idyllwild with shopping and cute restaurants, and beautiful hiking options--must try!!!
Junyong K. Apr 2018
It was a very clean, comfortable and relaxing place.
Gabriel K. Apr 2018
This place is great!! We loved it. We enjoyed it!! Highly recommend it.
Tamara N. Mar 2018
The cabin was very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed during our stay. The backyard had plenty of space for our dog. The location was perfect as well- a walking distance from hiking trails. We really enjoyed our stay and would gladly stay there again when we are in the area.
Tony P. Feb 2018
This cabin was the best I've stayed at in Idyllwild.It's stands alone( not grouped in with other cabins) which gave it a feeling of seclusion and privacy.Love the loft.The washer and dryer was also great especially bc I was visiting from out of state.Would highly recommend this cabin and will definitely be coming back next year.The allowing of a pet is also a major plus though I didn't have any with me but plan getting a dog soon.
Christopher H. Jan 2018
Gabriel D. Jan 2018
Loved it. Will definitively be back!
Theresa A. Dec 2017
Updated living room area and nice sleeping furnishings. Kitchen and bathroom were small and functional but a little bit older.
Alma M. Dec 2017
Cabin was beautiful. It was in a quite and peaceful place. Really enjoyed my stay.
Elspeth H. Dec 2017
This is our second time back to the property. There is a great open living room huge TV and wonderful fireplace that we used every night. Fenced in yard for the dogs. Comfortable clean furnishings. Close to lots of good hiking. We look forward to our next day!
Linda W. Dec 2017
My family stayed at the Fern Valley Cottage before Thanksgiving. The cottage is clean and comfortable. What it is lacking is adequate lighting in the dining area. After dark, the dining area is completely dark so we were unable to eat dinner or play board games at the dining room table. Idyllwild is nearby with small shops and restaurants. Hiking trails are easily accessed too. We took a day trip to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram for hiking. It was a nice getaway.
Kyle S. Oct 2017
We enjoyed 3 nights in this wonderful cabin. Had our puppy and baby in tow and it had everything we needed, including a baby gate!! House was clean, yard was great for the pup and close to town and great hiking. Would absolutely stay here again.
Michael S. Oct 2017
cozy cabin close to town
Kathleen B. Oct 2017
I needed a place to come with my little dog and get some writing done, and this was perfect. Clean, quiet, comfortable bed, kitchen just the right size and had what I needed. The staff was responsive when I had questions. Phone service not great but internet worked fine. I will definitely be back and would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Michael V. Oct 2017
The location is great. The looks and cleanliness also great. But some minor details overlooked that took away from what could have been a 5 Star review. Nice front and back deck, but no patio furniture so can’t relax outside. No light by dining area so you eat dinner in the dark. No standard coffee machine. No coffee table so no where to put your drink or bowl of popcorn while watching a movie. Back deck was a splintering and peeling paint rather badly. But overall it’s a really nice and cute cabin. These are rather easy fixes and this place would be 5 stars all the way!
S N. Sep 2017
This house was nothing like the photos and that was disappointing. Truly, the tricks that can be done with lighting .....either that or the photos were taken 20 years ago. The beds were both very hard and not comfortable. The kitchen was probably the original from when the place was built 50 years ago. It's adequate, though, and the backyard is fenced for dogs.
Elspeth H. Sep 2017
Great cabin to stay as a couple or with the family. Wonderful fenced in yard for the pups. Nice living room with lofted ceiling and huge beautiful windows. Great woodstove for chilly nights. Nice furnishings fully stocked kitchen. Quiet neighborhood close to everything. We have already planned out our next stay!
Julie S. Aug 2017
Beautiful cabin and surroundings! Humber Park is very nearby and has a few trails varying in degree of difficulty. The Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail was just my speed, scenic and easy to navigate. The loft and first floor bedroom were both very comfortable. There is a deck in front and in back but there are no chairs provided so you may want to bring your own so you can sit outside, relax and enjoy the fresh air. Vacasa was very responsive before and during my stay. I would absolutely stay here again!
John L. Aug 2017
On checkin instruction, add verbiage that it's better to drive up street, pass house, turnaround and enter to park car. Standard 4 doors sedan hit bottom no matter how you navigate into car port. And can lead to easily scratching the front or rear bumpers. No problem at all driving into parking entering from above street.
Terri V. Aug 2017
Had a great weekend. Outstanding property, very clean and cozy. Our dog especially loved the fenced back yard. Clean, quiet, cozy! Definitely would stay there again. 5-Stars!