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“Peaceful and rustic”

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Wikiup Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 11 Julian B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
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“Peaceful and rustic”
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend at the Wikiup. The premises are rustic and serene, and you can feel your blood pressure drop as soon as you walk onto the property. Lee and Linda are gracious hosts. We loved chit chatting with Lee and tasting Linda's scrumptious breakfasts. The best part of the trip was falling in love with the 2 cats and the huge Newfie dog that run the place. The only thing we would have changed was adding a shower to the jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. After a long hike in Julian, a shower would have been a better alternative to a bath. But the Pueblo Dreamcatcher room was a delight and we will try to be coming back when it's snowing!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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lodgingnazi, Owner at Wikiup Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
We are so happy that these guests found the Wikiup a peaceful place to stay. We thank them for the kind and helpful remarks. We strive to provide all of the amenities that will make our guests stays as comfortable as possible. All of our rooms have bath tubs with showers, or spa tubs with european hand-held showers. All rooms have outdoor private hot tubs or jetted tubs as well for melting away the sore muscles acquired from a day of hiking. We look forward to having these wonderful guests return for a weekend of relaxation in our beautiful secluded mountain setting.
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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

The Wikiup Bed and Breakfast was such a special treat. We did the Rub, Tub, and Grub. It was amazing. We were treated to a carraige ride in town, then a very delicious and romantic meal at Jeremy's on the hill. Then we went to breakfast. Linda had set a beautiful table and her food was amazing. Linda is a amazing cook. Both Lee and Linda were great. They went out of their way to help my husband get flowers and cards (he forgot his) for me on our Anniversary. They really helped make it special. It truley was a amazing and relaxing trip. We plan on bringing our parents here soon. You will totally enjoy your stay here. All of the rooms are different. We plan on staying in each one of them. Thanks Linda & Lee for making our trip so wonderful.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orange County, California
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

What a lovely find this was!!! I had stumbled on Wikiup after my first choice of a B&B at Julian did not have any available rooms for the weekend. But I (and the other 2 people in my party, my son and my boyfriend) are SO glad we ended there instead! Peaceful location, comfortable themed rooms, accommodating hosts, delicious breakfasts...Wikiup must be experienced again and soon!

Lee and Linda, the proprietors, were excellent hosts. Linda's breakfasts, served on beautiful china, were a feast to the eyes and to the stomach. They were a delicious way to start your day exploring Julian or just simply relaxing on the peaceful premises. We stayed at the spacious Southwestern-themed Pueblo room---gurgling fountain at the entrance, sunken bathtub, and a Native Indian fireplace made the room feel very cozy at night (the weather got a bit nippy after the sun went down). They even placed an extra bed to accommodate my son who came to join us for one night during our stay. The room was full of wonderful little details, from the little knick-knacks which completed the Southwestern atmosphere, to the more practical: wonderful fresh ground coffee for your use and a mini-fridge for storing that delicious Julian apple pie you're bringing to the folks back home. Perfect!

It was a sudden decision to head to Julian that weekend, but all events just seemed perfect for it: my son, a student at USD, just finished his last exam, my boyfriend just returned from a work conference in DC, and it was Mother's Day weekend (hint, hint). We decided on one activity to do together, one which starts and ends at Wikiup (think convenience and fun)----llama trekking. The llamas are on the premises for you to feed and look at, but I'll have to say that the real experience was in going on a trek with them! We each had one llama to handle and it was hilarious to find out about what they can do and experience their little amusing idiosyncracies! Let's just say Scottie (one of the llamas) was my guy!!! Lee was a fantastic guide and such a base of knowledge about Julian's then and now! We are still talking about the trek and recommend it highly for a different experience in Julian.

We're all planning a return trip very soon!

Room Tip: All rooms are equally good---just would depend on the mood you're in.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Phelan, California
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

We stayed in the Stargazer room. Very cute and unique. It was very private. The breakfast was wonderful and very filling! We didn't need to eat lunch! Linda is a wonderful cook and hostess. The great room where you gather to eat is very beautiful. The property is very beautiful and green. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. You will have a wonderful and relaxing time. We will be back.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chula Vista, California
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

My husband and I agree with the person who said this B and B should be rated number one. It is very, very clean and decorated in a way that made you feel at home. Our room, which was the Pueblo, was spacious, quiet, and the bed was very comfortable. I don't think the pictures do the B and B justice. They just can't capture the feeling of the place or it's atmosphere. The best word to describe it would be tranquil. We had all the beauty of nature around us while also being totally pampered with great food at breakfast and tasty cookie and cake treats in the afternoon. We highly recommend a visit to Wikiup!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Miamiy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2012

What a wonderful place Linda and Lee have! The rooms are cozy, romantic and well stocked.
The llamas are fun to feed and are well cared.
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The breakfast is just out of this world! In the beautiful common area dinning table Linda served home cooked french toast and a bacon and vegetable frittata with savory coffee and sweet juices.
The after meal conversation very enjoyable.
My family and I want to return soon.
Don't miss out on Wikiup.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

We have stayed in many B&B's, and Linda and Lee are by far the best innkeepers anywhere!

The Wikiup is unique, each room having it's own theme and decor. Our room, Garret's Stargazer, is cozy and comfortable, with a great fireplace and a jacuzi just outside the door. The room had a coffeemaker, microwave and small refrigerator, too.

The breakfast was superb, and there was always a supply of fresh baked goods (cookies, cheesecake, etc) available for guests.

Best of all, we arose Sunday morning to a fresh snowfall! The snowfall was beautiful, and added to the great experience of being in the mountains.

We had to delay our departure for a few hours because of the snow, and they helped us shovel snow to get our car back on the main road.

The weekend was really a refreshing get-a-way, and we will definitely return to the Wikiup.

Kimberly & Greg Schramm

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wikiup Bed and Breakfast

Property: Wikiup Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1645 Whispering Pines Drive, Julian, CA 92036
Region: United States > California > Julian
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Julian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Julian, California's very romantic and secluded Wikiup Bed and Breakfast is located on four wooded hillside acres in a relaxed, rural setting. While at the B&B, enjoy the country life, only a mile from the historic mining town of Julian. However, the bustling city of San Diego is only an hour and 20 minutes away.Five wonderful guest rooms include all the amenities of a fine hotel, including large in-room spas or private out door hot tubs. Full and delicious breakfasts are your innkeeper's specialty. Awaken to scrumptious "country gourmet" feasts and enjoy a different creation every morning. Afternoon desserts are made available in the common area daily. Enjoy the breezes and shade covered decks by day, or unwind in the comfort of your hot tub or spa under the star-filled night skies. Walking paths, a restful swing, as well as fountains and a pond, encourage you to linger on the grounds and relax. The beautiful mountain atmosphere is perfect place to relax and forget about your busy life and hectic schedule. Llama feeding, swings, and the dreamy silence of the forest night make the Wikiup a favorite vacation getaway. ... more   less 
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