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“All Class -- Sophisticated, Elegant, Warm & Stunning”

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The Grand Idyllwild Lodge
Ranked #1 of 9 Idyllwild B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

It is impossible to overstate the beauty of this place. It's not just that it has magnificent views of the marvelous mountains surrounding it (although those views are superior), but the Lodge itself is a beauty in its own right and it is both compatible with and respectful of its location.
The entire facility simply shines with the care and professional pride the owners have invested in it (Brad literally built the place from the ground up). It is handsome, elegant, clean and polished and, everywhere, wide, spacious windows open to wide, spacious views.
The rooms -- we stayed in one but investigated several -- are beautiful. All are smartly appointed, well and thoughtfully decorated by Jacki (Jacky?), who has a sophisticated, thoughtful approach to decor. The public spaces are equally smart and stylish.
One minor glitch: The morning breakfast buffet was okay, but there was no decaf (and none in the mix of in-room coffee selections either).
One huge problem: The Lodge is such a delightful, wonderful creation that work and other obligations may be seriously threatened -- you will not want to leave.

Room Tip: If you can get it, the Harmony room has a balcony and view to die for. It also features a very nif...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I loved my stay at the Grand Idyllwild Lodge. I have been staying in Idyllwild for decades and this new B&B is by far the nicest in town. Brad and Jackie are also really wonderful to interact with. I will definitely return!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

we stayed for one night and had a wonderful visit. the décor and ambience is just lovely. very mission style, our preference, with great attention to detail. very peaceful surroundings and excellent service. nice little bar and fair breakfast. truly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: each room is individually and specially decorated. beautiful, all of them!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

The Grand Idyllwild Lodge is truly a special place in the mountains. Jacki and Brad built a beautiful inn surrounded by tall pines, fresh air and even visiting deer. One morning we took our coffee outside just to look at the beautiful scenery.
The inn is close to shops and yummy restaurants. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. There's a lovely sitting area in front of the fireplace. Breakfasts were fresh and delicious. We enjoyed the happy hour in front of the fireplace chatting with other guests and our hosts.
Our innkeepers were warm and welcoming and suggested great places to visit during our stay.
We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This Lodge is absolutely gorgeous. Peaceful and scenic, set among pines and indigenous plants. It has an arts and crafts feel and the decor is simple, elegant and lovely. I could have stayed fro a week! The rooms are spacious, comfortable and have a perfect aesthetic feel. The hosts offer wine in the early evening and some conversation, which makes you feel catered to and at the same time relaxed. Beautiful views, a lovely continental breakfast, delightful wind chimes and a simply gorgeous place to stay, what a wonderful get away! This alone is worth a trip to Idyllwild and visit Cafe Aroma for dinner, fabulous food!

Room Tip: Any room choice would not be a mistake, they are all lovely
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Living in LA, my wife and I always had an ambition to visit either Idyllwild or Lake Arrowhead / Big Bear. But every time, we were deterred by the questionable state of lodgings. Click around on this site and you'll see what I mean. My favorite was a highly-rated hotel in Big Bear where one of the *positive* reviews was "great place, except for the spiders in the room!" Ugh, god, no. Time after time, we were persuaded that we were better off staying home.

Into this void steps the Grand Idyllwild Lodge. This newly-constructed inn is run by a couple, Jacki and Brad. Think of it like as a big B&B, and you'll get the idea. The rooms are clean and lovely. Nice common spaces & decks. The location is great, off the main drag in Idyllwild but an easy walk to restaurants. Jacki & Brad are friendly and host a reception each evening with wine & snacks, but otherwise let guests have their privacy. The lodge isn't quite finished — as of May 2014, Brad is still putting the finishing touches on the gym, sauna, and remaining guest rooms. But even now, it's head and shoulders above anything in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed here mid-May 2014. Very excited to have found this craftsman style lodge on a hill close the town. The accommodations are spacious, bright, well-decorated, with very comfortable beds. Lots of windows to view the pines and let in the mountain air. We stayed in Suite Romance, the largest room I believe with a bay window and lovely views toward town and the pines. Our friends stayed in a smaller room, equally as inviting.
There is a lovely library sitting area on the second level, as well as a great room on the main floor and decks abound with views of Tahquitz Peak. Fresh continental breakfast included weekdays, with a full breakfast on weekends. Afternoon wine and beer are offered in the bar area.
We ambled to Café Aroma in town for dinner and live music. A delightful stay!!
The lodge owner / builders are helpful and friendly. They are adding rooms for a total of 9 (very clean...no construction debris anywhere) and a fitness room and spa, so we are planning to return with our car rally group, who are accustomed to upscale lodging. I know they will be impressed.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet with great views.
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Additional Information about The Grand Idyllwild Lodge

Address: 54820 Pine Crest Road, PO Box 4216, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Region: United States > California > Idyllwild
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Idyllwild
Price Range: £176 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Idyllwild Lodge is an unforgettable boutique luxury lodge nestled among the trees on over two acres of land. Located at the "top of the town," this breathtaking lodge features panoramic views of the pristine, idyllic San Jacinto Mountains, including a majestic backdrop of the monoliths Lily Rock and Tahquitz Peak. ... more   less 

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