USA California Idyllwild Idyllwild-Pine Cove Listing #42091

Yūgen Cottage - Idyllwild, CA

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22 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 0 bedrooms  plus loft 1 bathroom 1 dog max  (50 lb weight limit)  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Two-story, dog-friendly A-frame cabin w/ tree views and board games

Get away from it all at this charming and dog-friendly A-frame cabin! This well-equipped cabin was build in the 70s and offers a unique style and charm that are rare to find nowadays. Yūgen Cottage has two levels–on the lower level, you'll find a convenient and well-equipped kitchenette, a bathroom, and an inviting living area. This area is equipped with a comfortable sofa in front of a flatscreen TV and a wood stove, creating the perfect spot to unwind. On the upper level, you'll find the sleeping areas. Spend fun-filled afternoons watching TV or challenging your friends to any of the board games available. Outside, the rear yard has a fence play area for small children or dog to play in along with a table and two chairs. This dog-friendly cabin will allow you and your guests to own your little bit of Idyllwild. Book today!

What's nearby:
Yūgen Cottage is nestled on a .17 acre level lot with plenty of room to relax on and enjoy the forest setting and its location makes it an easy walk to town. Downtown is a short one-and-a-half-mile drive east where plenty of dining options abound. Pine Cove County Park is less than five miles north is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable picnic with your friends. Or if you're more into walking and exploring, the nearby Mount San Jacinto State Park (less than one and a half miles) offers the unique opportunity to explore and enjoy a scenic, high-country wilderness area. If you'd like to experience something more 'city-like', take a day trip to the bustling city of Los Angeles, which is 106 miles away.

Things to know:
Kitchenette w/minifridge, stove, oven, and no dishwasher
Free WiFi
Dog-friendly for a small, nightly fee!
Please note: There are two active security cameras located outside of the home, but it will be disconnected every time there are guests in the home.

County permit number: RVC-830

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


Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Space heater

House rules


Kitchen & dining




Mountain view





Wireless router

On-site activities

Adult bikes

Board games



22 reviews

LORILYN A. Nov 2022
This was the cutest little house. It was so comfortable inside. It was super easy to check in. The house was really clean. They had shampoo and soap for use. Tes and coffee. Lots of videos to watch. Comfy beds. Pretty friendly. Even a guitar! There was only two of us but definitely room for more! Wonderful stay at a wonderful place!
Harrison S. Nov 2022
This house had all the amenities needed. A couple things were not so good. 1. You could tell it was a dog friendly place because there was still dog hair around the house from the previous people. 2. The dishes in the cupboard were not clean. They were greasy and still had some food on them. So we had to clean every utinsel and plate we used prior to usage. 3. The house is heated by a cute gas fireplace, however, it randomly turned off in the middle of the night multiple times, which caused the house to dip 10 or more degrees in temperature and wake our kids because they were cold. It was small, quaint and a great location. Overall, had a great time.
Manager response:
We're sorry housekeeping missed the pet hair and dishes. This will be discussed with their manager to prevent a reoccurrence. Thank you for staying with us!
Jaime E. Sep 2022
In our short getaway we had a lot of fun within the cabin and town. It was an easy drive on the 243 to the County Nature Center which had great hiking trails where we did some bouldering. We brought a cooler full of food but there was also a little market in town that had plentiful organics and grain-fed meats. A couple doors down from the market we found one of the best chocolatiers at El Buen and a local brew pub. we were able to make a home cooked me and eat outside on the cute bench under the twinkly string lights. We even jammed on the guitar they provided. But best of all they are pet friendly so we were able to bring our baby with us and let her run around in the fenced in dog run in the yard.
Anthony M. Jun 2022
This A-frame is the quintessential mountain cabin. It was clean and easy to find. I can’t think of anything bad about it.
Linda M. Apr 2022
We loved staying at the Yugen Cottage with our two boys, ages eight and eleven. The a-frame cabin is very charming and insta-worthy ;) Having multiple heaters was a huge plus because we didn't anticipate how cold it could get at night! The cabin was equipped with everything we needed for a cozy couple of days in the mountains. We loved being just minutes from the town, and a scenic hour drive into Palm Springs for our adventures. Would definitely love to come back!
Kim N. Mar 2022
We had a great time in this cute A-Frame with our 2 toddlers and dog. It had snowed 3 days before so the snow melted on the roads but there was still enough snow around the property for the kids to enjoy. I loved the little gated area in the back. The place was so warm and cozy when we got there. Didn't love the sensitive shower valve but other than that the place was perfect.
Alaina J. Nov 2021
Many thoughtful touches made us feel very welcome! Lovely, we will stay here again.
Monique B. Nov 2021
This home is clean beautiful and sits in a quiet neighborhood just a little out of main street Idyllwild. It is the perfect location with everything you need.
galen c. Sep 2021
accomodations, design, quiet, town and hike proximity.
Dina A. Sep 2021
A lovely quiet little place to get away from one’s day to day life
Marissa D. Jun 2021
Love this cute little cottage. It’s super clean and in a convenient location close to town.
Katie W. Jun 2021
My husband & I recently stayed here for my birthday weekend and absolutely loved it! We were initially drawn in by the cute A-Frame aesthetic and updated interior, but we immediately booked it when we learned we could bring our dog along too. Some things we especially loved:
-The front door requires a keypad code to enter which made us feel extra safe.
-For a small cottage, there was a surprising amount of room in the space so we didn't feel crowded at all.
-The kitchen came fully equipped with everything you need to cook a meal (we made our breakfasts) and our hosts even provided us with coffee and tea.
-The bathroom was updated with cute tile and fixtures, the host gave us plenty of towels (I've stayed places where you can only find one towel per person) and the water pressure in the shower was amazing.
-The bedroom is located upstairs and there are 2 queen sized beds, which was great because sometimes it's a challenge to sleep 2 people and a dog in one queen bed.
-When you're laying in bed looking out the beautiful a-frame windows, you feel like you're tucked away in the forest. Pro tip: open the windows and listen to the sounds of the birds, squirrels and wind blowing in the pines as you drift off to sleep.
-There was a gated area behind the cabin for our dog to use as a play area/potty area, which he loved to explore in.
-The owners provide you with passes for all of the hiking trails in the area so you don't have to stop off somewhere and pay for them yourself.
-You're literally minutes from the town center without having to feel like you're right in town. It was a great location.

Overall we loved it and would definitely stay here again!
Jeffrey w. May 2021
We enjoyed our stay in this A-frame house in a quiet neighborhood. House is professionally cleaned and prepared for our arrival. Great job! I felt at home immediately as we entered and continuously for the rest of our stay. We will definitely check out your other properties when we needed to find something next time. Thank you!
Sarah F. May 2021
This is our second time staying at the cottage. It’s super close to town and has a perfect fenced area for the dog to run free in. Every time we come we only wish we were staying longer!
Chris V. Feb 2021
Spent two nights here to escape the OC. Family of four had a nice stay. Everything was great except that the heating situation wasn't ideal. One gas-powered stove in the corner of the ground floor and one tiny electric fan/heater couldn't keep the place much above 60 if running constantly. Glad that we brought blankets. We would stay here again, for sure, if the heating situation were improved or in a warmer time of year. Beds were comfy, bathroom nice, kitchen had everything needed (pots and pans were a little abused, but what to expect?).
Nannie W. Jan 2021
We had the privilege of staying at this cozy cabin during the winter with lots of snow :) Check in was incredibly easy and any issues the owners were very quick to respond. Everything you need for your stay is provided and the beds are so comfortable and soft. The furnace heater was perfect esp for drying the kids wet clothes from the snow. We appreciated the park passes that were provided to us during our stay as well. We can’t wait to come back to this cute modern cabin in the summer!
Maria M. Dec 2020
My kids (12&15) and I had a great get away at this stylish and cozy A frame cottage. It has been updated lovingly and was wonderful for our stay. We enjoyed excellent hikes in nearby Idyllwild park, relaxed, and even baked some holiday cookies!
Sherri C. Nov 2020
We had a beautiful work-vacation it’s a lovely zen space.
Nathan K. Nov 2020
This place has a great location and is a neat little cabin. Needs a bigger heater.
Manager response:
Thank you for your recent stay at the cottage. Good to know that you enjoyed the home! We appreciate the feedback as we take everything into consideration for our guests' comfort. If there is anything else we can do during your stay to make things more comfortable, do not hesitate to reach out!. Thank you again!!
Jenny L. Oct 2020
This was one of our favorite places! It’s the perfect place to go if you want to relax. The cottage was very clean and had everything we could have needed and the location was conveniently located near hiking trails and the small town with easy access to restaurants and the grocery store. This cabin has everything you need to cook up a cozy meal. I wold recommend this to anyone looking for a unique and relaxing experience!!