...that guests care about is what makes OHCI great. Need good lighting for reading? Check. Fluffy, big towels? Check. Cozy, warm robe? Check. A better bed with nicer linens than you have at home? Check.
In addition, the buildings are thoughtfully, beautifully designed in a manner that makes full use of the natural site. Over the years 11 years since we first visited, the landscaping has grown in, and more chairs and hammocks have been placed in a way that invites a lounger or an impromptu picnic. The staff is welcoming and friendly. The appetizer wine is local (but not that great); the dining room food is wonderful -- creative, flavorful and a treat for the eyes as well as the palate.
A stay is expensive enough that we think several times before we make the reservation. But once we are there - especially for the well-earned post-Christmas madness decompression we just enjoyed - we wonder why we hesitated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orchard Hill Country Inn is a AAA Four Diamond inn located in historic Julian, California. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Orchard Hill Country Hotel Julian
- Country Inn Julian
- Julian Country Inn