If you're looking for a great Southern California escape, far away from busy traffic and crowded beaches, our Idyllwild vacation rentals would be perfect for your next big trip. Voted L.A.'s Best Mountain Getaway, as well as one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, Idyllwild is the perfect place to experience art, music, theatre, and the outdoors!
Whether you're looking for cozy Idyllwild cabin rentals for peace and quiet in the woods or more spacious vacation homes for a larger family reunion or event, this small town is idyllic and lovely, with charming shops, breathtaking views, and plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Where Is Idyllwild, CA?
Nestled into the San Jacinto Mountains, just east of Los Angeles, Idyllwild has serenity and tranquility in abundance. The scenic Coachella Valley, home to the city of Palm Springs, is to the east of this mountain range (an easy 50-mile drive away for day trips)!
Visiting San Jacinto State Park
Perhaps the biggest draw for Idyllwild visitors is Mount San Jacinto State Park. From a leisurely bike ride in town to hiking along more than 50 trails of various levels of difficulty, outdoor explorers who stay in one of our cabins with their families will always be able to find something fun to do in the great outdoors. The more adventurous outdoor enthusiasts in the group can rock climb on Tahquitz Rock or Suicide Rock, both very well-known among climbing circles.
One portion of the famous Pacific Crest Trail runs along the San Jacinto mountain range, and for a shorter trek, you can hike the trails to the peak of the range for views of the Coachella Valley, and on very clear days, the Salton Sea.
The Arts in Idyllwild, CA
Idyllwild has been the home of the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema since 2010, showing over 50 international selections every January. Though this festival is new, it is gaining in popularity, with more and more films shown every year.
The home of the Stratford Players, Idyllwild is also great for theatre enthusiasts! Showing everything from traditional Shakespeare to recent Tony award-winning productions, the Players are sure to have something for you. Their most famous production, Will in the Woods, is held every fall, and features selections from various Shakespeare plays and sonnets in their beautiful outdoor location, as they were originally performed in the Bard’s day.
Day Trips from Idyllwild, CA
With the famous desert city of Palm Springs just east of the mountains, urban Los Angeles to the west, and Disneyland in Anaheim only about 100 miles away, you and your group will have plenty of day trip destinations to choose from when you stay in Idyllwild.
Visit gorgeous Southern California in style! Our Idyllwild vacation rentals are comfortable, cozy, and perfect for your next retreat. Book today!