We visited Tripadvisor to find accommodations for our brief stay in Idyllwild in late July 2014. There weren't many vacancies with the graduation events at the music academy. The Grand Idyllwild Lodge had one room for one night, and was rated highly by the website. We wanted 2 nights, but the lodge looked very nice so we booked Thursday and hoped for a Friday cancellation. Alas, no room came available for Friday so we moved on to another hotel. We were so sorry to leave, especially after checking into the next accommodation, which was disappointing (we cancelled that booking-it was that bad-and found a third hotel that turned out fine).
The Owners of The Grand Idyllwild Lodge have put there heart and soul into this spectacular new lodging. Mountain craftsman style architecture and decor, a variety of cozy sitting rooms and patios with dramatic views of the mountains, quality craftsmanship throughout, very comfortable rooms, the kind of bathroom you take pictures of to go home and remodel your own, close to town and closer to a couple of the better restaurants, and of particular note, courteous and friendly hands-on service by the owners, all at a great value. We'll definitely make the Grand Idyllwild Lodge our lodging of choice when we return to Idyllwild this winter. This time we'll plan ahead!
- 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