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“Cozy, very clean, kind of remote from town”

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Butterfield Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 11 Julian B&B and Inns
Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Cozy, very clean, kind of remote from town”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We found this B & B from TA and we were not disappointed. I reserve "excellent" reviews for only the best properties so please don't mis-interpret my rating. We arrived late so the keys and instructions were posted on the outside of the inn. Found everything that we needed and enjoyed the Rosebud Cottage. Used my Boy Scout skills to build a fire in the log stove and seemed like the outside world was in another dimension. The hosts were friendly and their breakfast wonderfully prepared and served. I agree with Rob1301967 that Julian is limited as far as things to do downtown but we went hiking in the surrounding hillsides so you need to be prepared to do some homework in advance.

Room Tip: The Rosebud is separate from the rest of the facility
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lakewood, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

First, let me say I can't see making Julian a regular getaway. It was a nice place, very relaxing, but I feel once you've visited the town, you've done all there is....at least for a drive as far away as LA. But, my wife and I did love the Butterfield Bed and Breakfast. The property is very well kept, there are treats available 24/7, there is an extensive movie collection and the breakfasts were uber delicious. Like many others have mentioned, the owners, Ed and Dawn are gracious and charming hosts and the conversations with them and the other guests were a real treat to start the day.

While I found the city cute, I doubt I will make a point to go again any time soon, but when and if I return, I would definitely make the Butterfield my place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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El Cajon, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

What a quaint and beautiful place this is. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The room was so nicely decorated and incredibly comfortable. The wood-burning fireplace in the room was the perfect touch. Outside the scenery was so pretty and the surroundings really peaceful. Breakfast was delicious, and the hospitality unbeatable. We will definitely be coming back!

Room Tip: In the winter, be certain to choose a room with a fireplace.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lake Forest, California
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

This homey little B&B made a relaxing, small town getaway. The room (Rosebud) was very comfortable; it had a futon for a couch a wood-burning iron fireplace, plus all the amenities necessary for a weekend getaway. We celebrated a Valentines Day, Birthday, Presidents Day weekend combo and it worked out great.
The owners, Ed and Dawn, make a hearty breakfast each morning. There are many movies, books, games, snacks, and lounging areas to make the stay relaxing. Outside the B&B, there are many events: hikes, shops, apple pie, wine tasting, mini train ride, live music, and apple pie, lots of places for apple pie...
The town of Julian goes to sleep around 7:30 but Wynola is 3 miles away and goes late into the night, meaning 9:00 pm. The B&B has dozens of movies to view on DVD or VHS, and hundreds of books to read.

Room Tip: The Butterfield B&B is located on a quiet road with no distractions and it is very quiet. Since...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2013

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway in Julian, then the Butterfield Inn is what you are looking for! My wife and I stayed in the Stanza Italia room, and found it to be cozy and romantic, which was the perfect combination to celebrate her birthday. The room was clean, which was of most importance to us due to my wife's severe allergies. The environment was warm and inviting. The innkeepers were a delight to talk to, always with a smile and kind word (Thank you again for the extra fire logs!) I arranged for a horse drawn carriage to pick us up from the inn before dinner, and we were pleasantly surprised to see both Dawn and Ed waiting to take our picture and send us off! We will definitely be booking with them again.

Room Tip: Stanza Italia is cozy, clean and romantic. It is close to the dining area with private access to th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Diego
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Nice quite area near to Julian. Comfortable room. Heater in bathroom (need that for my home!). I wanted a hook to hang my shirt in the bathroom. It was there. I wondered if the outside stairs were too dark coming back late at night. Then noticed each step had a low level light. All the trails were lighted too. Nice common area and very good breakfast. Got a couple coffees and brownies for a late night snack and was worried I might drop something. Then I noticed the stack of trays. Anything I needed seemed to be right were it should be.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Idyllwild, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2013

My husband and I stayed her for our anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm an author and we were doing a book-related event in Julian and it was just a hop skip and a jump away from where we needed to be. We stayed in the Feather Nest and it was cozy and just right. The meals were delicious and it really showed that the owners took care in the little details for their guests. We would definitely go back there again!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Butterfield Bed and Breakfast

Property: Butterfield Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2284 Sunset Dr, P.O. Box 1115, Julian, CA 92036-9447
Region: United States > California > Julian
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Julian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Butterfield B & B is located in the Whispering Pines neighborhood of Julian on a three-acre wooded hillside approximately one mile from the downtown area. We have five guest rooms, a parlor, and guest pantry. Amenities include private in-room bathrooms, free WiFi, cable TV, VCR, DVD, CD players, extensive video library, books, games, and fireplaces in three of the rooms. A full two-course breakfast is also included and we are able to work with your special dietary needs. ... more   less 
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