is located in the San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County, California.
"Mile-high Idyllwild" is a popular southern California
mountain resort about one mile (1.6 km) in altitude. Residents call
the area "the hill." The population is 3,504. Idyllwild
is flanked by two large rocks, Tahquitz Rock (also called Lily Rock)
and Suicide Rock, which are famous in Southern California rock climbing
circles. One of Idyllwild's attractions is that it offers all four
seasons, yet in snowy winter is only an hour's drive down to the
warm desert on the scenic Palms to Pines Highway. Another advantage—to
many—is that it offers no lake for speedboats and no downhill
skiing, thus the hill has been minimally developed over the years
and remains a center for hiking, mountain and rock climbing, and
horseback riding. Idyllwild also has a fine cultural scene, which
includes a music and arts school formerly affiliated with the University
of Southern California and an annual musical festival called Idyllwild
Jazz in the Pines every August.
Shop - Enjoy strolling through the
many shops and galleries that make the village of Idyllwild unique.
Dine - Savor the delights of a wide
variety of fine restaurants. No fast-food here! We at the Lodge
would be happy to help you decide. We have a wide variety of menus
from the restaurants, and will even make your dinner reservation
- just ask!
Go on a picnic - The Idyllwild
area features many beautiful places to enjoy a picnic. From the
trails around Lake Fulmor, to Strawberry Creek, to Indian
Vista. We'll be happy to help you find the perfect spot!
Take a hike - Over 40 miles of hiking
trails abound within the San Bernardino National Forest which bounds
much of the area. Trails of a wide variety in difficulty and distance
Go Fishing - There are two lakes
within 20 minutes drive of the Lodge, so bring your pole and tackle
box! Bait and tackle are available in Idyllwild.
Ride a Horse - Horseback riding is
available just outside of Idyllwild courtesy of The Little Yellow
Rose Ranch, seasonally from May through September.
Take in a play or concert - Idyllwild
is known as one of the countries 100 best small art towns. There
is always a concert, gallery, or play going on at the Idyllwild
Relax on the patio - and enjoy the
beautiful views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the world-famous
Lily Rock (known to some as Tahquitz Rock).
Enjoy the Lodge - Curl up with a
good book, or play a board game with a new friend in the Lodge.
The nights can get chilly, but the fire is the perfect solution
on a cool winter evening!
Learn more about Idyllwild:
The local newspaper,
The Town Crier
The Idyllwild Chamber
Idyllwild Area Historical Society
Idyllwild Nature Center
The Art Alliance of Idyllwild
The Idyllwild Arts Academy