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Highlights Julian (CA)

  • Vacation rentals
  • Peaceful getaways
  • large selection of outdoor activities
  • Lush green landscape
  • Historical landmarks

Best Vacation Rentals in Julian (CA)

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Julian (ca), San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 2648 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(46 reviews)
In 2022, we completed a list of property improvements for this beautiful and charming house:(1) mulched the grassy hill for water conservation,(2) added mini-split A/C for the upstairs bedroom, living room, and dining/kitchen,(3) replace the roof so it is now Energy Star efficient,(4) added solar roof to reduce the property's carbon footprint,(5) repaired woodpecker damage on the cedar wood siding.We have also installed some backup batteries for the house. This will make things easier during SDG&E's "Safety Power Shutoff." This means our guests will be more comfortable in this beautiful...
from $276 / night
Julian (ca), San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
Nestled in the picturesque Cuyamaca Mountains, just one hour east of downtown San Diego, Julian is a premier year-round getaway destination for those seeking an escape to the natural beauty of the countryside. Born during a one-year gold rush in 1869, Julian, California is a small town cradled in the mountains, surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards. Unlike other gold rush towns, Julian never became a ghost town. Maybe it's just too pretty to leave. Whatever the reason, today's Julian exudes small-town charm and country friendliness. Unlike San Diego’s coastal communities, with Julian’s...
from $226 / night
Julian (ca), San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 2099 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(63 reviews)
Located in the beautiful and historic community of Julian, California, Apple Lane Orchard is a working orchard and cider processing company supplying old-fashioned apple cider and related products to Julian, San Diego County and surrounding areas.Our grounds are also home to Julian’s Olde Julian Farmhouse, a luxurious 2600-square-foot 3 bedroom, 2-bath rental property that is ideally suited to family vacations, hosting weddings, wedding receptions, getaway retreats, and corporate events. The estate is complimented by our Apple Lane Orchard Wedding Site, a delightful Amish-style wedding arbo...
from $264 / night

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Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Julian (CA)

$316for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
$283 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Julian (CA)

80%for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
66% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Julian

Vacation rental locations

Would you like to escape the hectic city life and discover why people marvel at the lush greenery in Julian, California? When you visit here, the landscape and numerous scenic sites will make you feel rejuvenated so you can go back home ready to win like others. Julian is a little town in the east of San Diego located among Cleveland National Forest and Cuyamaca Rancho Park. When you visit Julian, you can stay in vacation rentals located in Cleveland National Forest, where you will have easy access to the vast mountains.

Vacation rentals for everyone

Whether you plan a short vacation with your family or a weekend getaway with friends, you won’t have to worry about where to stay. Come in a small group of four or a larger group of 10-15 people, and our rentals will accommodate you all. You will enjoy staying in rentals with a terrace and scenic views. If you want to bring your kids along, you will find child-friendly rentals with bedrooms designed to accommodate them. What if you have pets, and you’d want to bring them along? Luckily, rentals here allow pets, and you can enjoy walking your dog in the beautiful gardens.

Vacations in Julian

The area and getting around

A lush green landscape full of activities

San Diego’s mountains near Julian have a lot to offer. You will have to go out of your way to visit all the beautiful sceneries around. However, every place you visit will leave long-lasting memories of historical landmarks, hikes, and trails amid oaks and pines, horse and carriage rides in the main street, among others. Start your adventure at Cleveland National Forest and enjoy several outdoor activities like trails and picnics. Head to the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and discover what the mountain landscape has for you.

Neighborhoods in the historic mining town

You will not experience the best of Julian if you don’t explore the neighborhoods in and outside the town. Visit various companies such as Julian Mining Company for exciting outdoor activities or Julian Pie Company and enjoy the town’s signature dish. If you like tasting different wines, visit the Blue Door Winery and try the creative cocktails and Sangria popular here. You won’t avoid shopping at the malls or in the mountain shops. Buy food, drinks, and jewelry as gifts for your family or friends.

Travelers and activities

Julian for history lovers

Would you like to learn the history of this historic mining town before venturing deep into the forests and mountains for outdoor activities? Here, you’ll have a chance to learn about the Gold Rush in 1870. You can visit historic buildings constructed during the 1870’s Gold Rush. Try Julian Pioneer Museum that’s famous here for its collection of historical items dating back to 1888. You will find the original Julian City buggy and sleigh and the Victorian-era pianos. Learn about Joseph Treshil, who built the facility and used it as a blacksmith shop. Go for a self-guided History Walk in the mining areas and feel like you’re living during the Gold Rush era.

Julian for hiking and picnics

What’s more rejuvenating than walking in the lush green areas where the air is fresh, and you can see rustic buildings, stunning views of mountains, and natural forest? Besides learning about the history of mining areas in Julian, you can take guided excursions that will lead you to the tunnels. Here, you can glimpse the various artifacts, mining tools, and clothes. Head to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and join others in hiking through trails. Treat your family to a trip to the Green Valleys Fall Trail and experience the seasonal waterfall where you can take beautiful photos.

Did you know that Eagle Mine Co. has over 200 mines with over 1000 feet underground tunnels? You can still find remnants of gold mining in the Eagle Mine community who can take you through the history of miners and what they went through.

Top 5 Julian travel tips

1. California Wolf Center

Do you love wildlife, and you’d like to treat your kids to a trip to one of Julian’s wildlife reserves? Take them to California Wolf Center that serves as a recovery and rehabilitation center for wild wolves. You can take a guided tour and take pictures of different kinds of wolves like North American Gray and Mexican Gray wolves.

2. Lake Cuyamaca

After spending your mornings hiking in Cuyamaca trails, you may opt to visit Lake Cuyamaca near the mountain. Here, you can immerse yourself in various water activities like fishing, kayaking, boating, among others. Take photos of the lake and the surrounding topography that you will want to show everyone when you go back home.

3. Cedar Creek Falls

Visit Cedar Creek Falls, that’s an 80-foot waterfall in Cleveland National Forest. You will only require less than 20 minutes to get there if you stay in rentals located in this national forest. Before getting to the fall, you will go through scenic hills and a canyon where you can take beautiful photos. Enjoy taking photos of this stunning waterfall that forms a large pool of water.

4. Volcan Mountain Winery

Would you like to take your significant other or friends to a winery for wine tasting? Head to Volcan Mountain Winery for wine tasting after spending an afternoon trailing in the nearby mountains. Make sure you try their charming wines, such as Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc, in their tasting room.

5. Nightlife in Julian Station

If you love nightlife full of wine tasting, dancing, and live performances, visit Julian Station. Here, you’ll find four autonomous tasting housings where you can try Golden Shore Mead, Julian Hard Cider, Julian Wine & Chocolate, and The Serener Craft Beer Feeling & Tap Chamber. Enjoy live local music and weekly music with patio barbecue on weekends.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Julian (CA)

What was the average price for a vacation rental in Julian last year?

Last year, rentals in Julian had an annual average cost of around $276 per night.

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

If you would like to save the maximum during your visit to Julian, travel in January ($243 per night on average), October ($250), or March ($261), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Julian?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($308), June ($302), and April ($285).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Julian?

If you decide to put Julian on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your visit long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 85% of rentals booked the previous year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The best months to find available accommodation in Julian are September (the average amount of properties that are available reached 50% of the total last year), August (33%), and December (23%).

Are there many rentals in Julian?

Holidu works with 2 different partners to offer you a choice between 10 properties we have in Julian.

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