Vacation Rentals in Idyllwild

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Highlights Idyllwild

  • Tahquitz Peak
  • Lake Hemet
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • Suicide Rock
  • Mount San Jacinto State Park
  • Stratford Players
  • Idyllwild Nature Center

Best Vacation Rentals in Idyllwild

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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Idyllwild, Riverside County
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Idyllwild, Riverside County
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
10.0
(91 reviews)
Welcome to "Cozy Oaks Cabin" in scenic Idyllwild-Pine Cove California! Originally built in 1942 as a hunting cabin, it sits high on a ridge (6340 feet elevation) in the San Jacinto Mountains. Nestled amongst majestic old oaks, towering pines, and distinctive manzanita the cabin is light and bright with morning and afternoon sunlight, evening sunsets, and amazing star-filled nights. Just a 5 minute scenic drive to the Village of Idyllwild, it is conveniently located off a paved, county maintained road, with a circular driveway. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a peaceful esc...
from $168 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Idyllwild, Riverside County
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Idyllwild, Riverside County
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
9.9
(44 reviews)
Permit #RVC-470This is not your grandmother's cabin! Mountain View Treehouse is an upscale light and bright 2-bedroom/2-bath two-story home nestled in the treetops of Pine Cove. The home features vaulted ceilings with wood beams and clerestory windows in the living room, as well as a beautiful rock fireplace and unmatched panoramic views in every direction. The home offers the perfect balance of a rustic mountain setting with all of the comforts of a high-end luxury accommodation. Newly remodeled from top to bottom and furnished in a stylish yet comfortable cottage style, you will fall in l...
from $188 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Idyllwild, Riverside County
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Idyllwild, Riverside County
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
10.0
(48 reviews)
You will feel very comfortable in this tastefully decorated and well-appointed mountain home. The living room welcomes you with cozy sofas, 2 comfy recliners, all in front of a wood burning fireplace and 43' plasma cable tv w/ HD, HBO, a DVD and WiFi.The spacious master bedroom has a king bed,a walk-in closet and a bathroom; the 2nd bedroom has twin beds and a full bath across the hall.All towels, linens and paper products are provided. Central heating is used to keep the house warm.The kitchen is very well equipped w/ all the convenient amenities, including many spices and condiments. The ...
from $58 / night

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Current Vacation rental prices Idyllwild

$338for 22 Jun - 29 Jun
$341 annual average
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Current vacation rental availability Idyllwild

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Vacation rentals in Idyllwild

Head for the hills in your cozy vacation home in California's mountain town of Idyllwild. Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend away or a house to accommodate your next family reunion there's the perfect home to accommodate your party's size and travel needs. Located conveniently close to popular cities like Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and San Diego - Idyllwild offers the charm of rural mountain life with easy transfers to nearby big city attractions. Most of the vacation rental options in this area are log cabins, lodges, and chalets set in the rural area of Mount San Jacinto State Park. Some of the amenities available include luxuries such as hot tubs, wrap around porches, and lakeside views.

Holiday in Idyllwild

Orientation

Getting There

Idyllwild is a small town in California nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains, popular for it's hiking trails and other outdoor activities. The closest airport to Idyllwild is located in Los Angeles, however the most common way people visit the town is by car. Highway 74, otherwise known as the Palms to Pines highway, passes between Palm Springs and Palm Desert through a scenic leisurely route. The terrain is very hot, dry, and sparsely vegetated which is the perfect environment for all types of desert wildlife.

Activities

Destination for park people

Whether you like your parks more rugged or perfectly manicured, Idyllwild is the perfect place to kick back and take in the sounds of nature. Some of the most popular parks in Idyllwild include Humber Park, Lawler Park, and Skunk Cabbage Meadow. From Humber Park, follow the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail for an easy and relaxed walk in the woods. Due to the arid climate, it's advised that you wear sunscreen and carry ample water with you in the summer months while hiking.

Destination for culture and the arts

Though Idyllwild is a relatively small town, the area plays host to a thriving arts scene with many galleries littered throughout downtown. The Idyllwild Arts Academy frequently offers free admission to its galleries, exhibitions, and musical performances. For those interested in theatre, Stratford Players put on regular performances from Shakespeare to modern Tony-award winning plays. They are most known for their Fall performance of Will in the Woods, which highlights Shakespeare's play in an open-air traditional Elizabethan fashion.

Destination for rock climbing

Why go horizontal when you can go vertical and take in the California sights from a new vantage point! Suicide Rock is a popular destination for rock climbers featuring 2 pitch climbs and over 300 other climbing routes to choose from. With a range of difficulty, these climbing spots can become very busy in the spring and summer so it is advised that you arrive early to reach the summit before the afternoon crowds.

The San Jacinto Mountain area is filled with local legends from the Cahuilla Indians who once inhabited this area. One of the most famous stories includes the story of a pair of star crossed lovers who, upon finding out that they could not be together, flung themselves off of Suicide Rock.

Top 4 things to do in Idyllwild

Tahquitz Peak

The most popular hiking trail in Idyllwild, Tahquitz Peak offers stunning views of Los Angeles in the distance thanks to its elevated lookout tower. Along the way you will find all kinds of vegetation and wildlife including ancient ponderosa pine and the occassional wandering deer. The hike out to Tahquitz Peak takes about 4 hours from Humber Park and has substantial elevation climbs.

Mount San Jacinto State Park

While most conceptions of California center around it's coastal beaches, the region is also filled with many mountain ranges. One of the most popular in southern California is Mount San Jacinto State Park which is also within the path of the Pacific Crest Trail. A large majority of San Jacinto State Park is located within Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument within Riverside County. It is here that you will find the majority of idyllic cabins and quaint cottage vacation rentals for the perfect natural retreat in Idyllwild.

Lake Hemet

Cool off in the artificial Lake Hemet which is part of the San Bernardino National Forest. Located 30 miles outside of Idyllwild and 13 miles from Palms Spring, the huge area offers many outdoor sports activities including swimming, boating, and fishing. Lake Hemet and its surrounding area is also used as the backdrop to several festivals, weddings, and other events throughout the year.

Idyllwild Nature Center

Learn more about the topography and history of southern California's desert regions at Idyllwild Nature Center. Here you will find many trails, picnic areas, and a museum which focuses on Cahuilla Native culture. This visitor-friendly center is also a popular pit stop for hikers braving the Pacific Crest Trail which runs from Mexico all the way up to the Canadian border of the United States.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Idyllwild

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Idyllwild cost?

With an average cost of $441 per night, Idyllwild lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Idyllwild?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit Idyllwild in March, February, or May, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $393, $419, and $423 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Idyllwild?

When booking a vacation rental in Idyllwild, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of January (with an average of $485 per night), followed by September ($478), and then August ($462).

Is Idyllwild a good location for a last-minute getaway?

So you don't run out of accommodation options in Idyllwild, we recommend you to think ahead as 66% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

Last year, the months with the most vacation rentals available of the year in Idyllwild were June, September and October, with average availabilities of 75%, 69%, and 54%, respectively.

When are fewer rentals available in Idyllwild?

According to data from last year, the months with the fewest housing options available in Idyllwild are, in order, April (with 5% of available rentals), February (10%), and December (16%). During this period, the availability is only 11%. It is therefore preferable to reserve early.

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