We stayed here on Saturday night, and I really wish we would have done the two night stay instead. This is our first B&B experience, and I'd say the bar has been set pretty high. Property was super easy to find, and in every interaction we had with Lee and Linda from initial reservation, to goodbye they demonstrated that customer service is paramount to their business being successful.
We stayed in the Stargazer room, which is one of the most private rooms on the property. The room theme is fun, and the LCD fireplace gives a perfect romantic touch for the summer when you don't want the extra heat. The layout in this smaller room is designed perfectly. The grounds offer some space for walking, and lots of places for sitting and soaking in the peace of the country.
Jacuzzi was ready when we got there, and really every detail was taken care of so we never felt the need to ask for anything. Breakfast was delicious, and well balanced, so you go away feeling full, but not stuffed.
The only potential negatives, and these depend on your viewpoint:
The mattress was a bit firm for our taste, and the WiFi does not really reach that room. Lee was very up front about this. The qualifier applies especially to the last one as I don't think most people go there to be on their laptops or cellphones.
Overall it was a wonderful experience, and helped to make this one of our best anniversaries to date. Any chance for quality couple time is always appreciated, and Wikiup seems like a place built for maximizing these times. It's like a playground for your soul's, built for the special purpose of strengthening the most important relationship you'll ever have with another person.
- 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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