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Review of Orchard Hill Country Inn

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Orchard Hill Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 11 Julian B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oceanside, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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“Best B&B ever!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

My husband and I have been here five times- 3 Thanksgivings, 1 Valentines ( woke up to snow, it was absolutely beautiful and this past New Years ! Never are we disappointed, the food is fantastic , they even have dinner at certain times, the service is outstanding and the ambience could not be better! Pat & Darrell, the proprietors are always around just making sure everything is perfect. Each visit is like going home-what more could you ask for ??
Carol & Chuck Cadwallader, Oceanside, Ca

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carolanne8
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Poway, California
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

The Orchard Hill Inn is a gem. This was our 7th stay here, and we will be back! Darrell, Pat and all their staff, especially Susan are just so accommodating and fabulous. They all go out of their way to make sure you are relaxed, well fed and well taken care of. The food is always incredible, and the dinning room is one of my favorite parts of the experience. There is always time to have a glass of wine or a beer on one of the cozy couches next to the fireplace. We have stayed in the lodge and in many of the cottage rooms. Every night is one to remember, romantic and perfect. This is a fabulous five star inn, with no detail missed. The entire property is incredible and I would recommend this inn to anyone looking for fabulous getaway. Do not miss the dinner or breakfast, yum!! Thank you Darrell and Pat, for all the wonderful memories, we treasure our times at the Orchard Hill Inn.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SarahStephen2014
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We loved the Orchard Hill Inn! The staff was exceptional and friendly, especially Dianna, who helped check us in and made sure that we had everything we needed. The Inn was within walking distance to everything and the food was truly amazing!!! If you are going to be staying in Julian, I would highly recommend this Inn. If we ever return to Julian, we will definitely return to the Orchard Inn.

Room Tip: We stayed in the main lodge rooms and enjoyed them.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank angel f
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We always stay here when we go to Julian for a few days. We love the Inn. The ladies who work there are very helpful and courteous. Our last trip to Orchard Hill was a little different than the other visits. I was told that the Inn got a new chef. I think that the food has made a small turn to the south. The breakfast buffet was not near as good as it has been in the past. We went to breakfast at 0900, and hour after it started, and there were no glasses for the juice, no apple juice, and no eggs. We were shocked because this place is usually right on the money. One more comment; if you are going to make your restaurant's dress code business casual, please don't have your chef walking around the dining room with a baseball hat on turned around sideways! All in all, I think this last visit was the exception instead of the rule. We will go back again, and hopefully it will be the way it used to be.

Room Tip: They are all good!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tucker4545
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ohci, Owner at Orchard Hill Country Inn, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for your feedback. Our level of hospitality as well as quality of food is very important to us, and I’m sorry that we fell short in providing you with our best service this time around.

Regarding breakfast which begins at 8:30 am, we were likely in transition between the rush of guests attending breakfast and were catching-up to replenish the glasses and juice.

On Sundays, our egg dish for the buffet are made in smaller batches to maintain a proper temperature and quality. There may be up to a 5-minute gap before they are replaced on the table.

To clarify, our chef does not make our Sunday breakfasts. Our sous chef has prepared these meals for the last several years.

If it was a morning in which we serve pancakes, there are hard-boiled eggs available. You can also request an egg dish such as scrambled or omelettes.

Your comments about our chef’s attire are very understandable. We have discussed with him that he wear his uniform which is appropriate for the occasion.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish you a wonderful spring!
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Lakeside, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

The Orchard Hill Inn offers first class service and accommodation with a small town flavor. The staff are friendly and helpful; the food is superb; the setting is relaxing. You have a choice of a room in the lodge or in one of their romantic cabins with forest or town views. All this within a short walk of "downtown" Julian with its old west look and great apple pies and just a two hour drive from San Diego.
The list of attractions in the area is considerable--and the staff will happily help you find just what you'd like to do, whether it is to go on a picnic, explore a gold mine, take a hike in the mountains, or drop down to the desert (just an hour away) to be wowed by the springtime wildflower displays.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mona A
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Walnut, California
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92 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We went a couple of years ago and this is still a great destination! Darrell and Pat are still "hands on" owners and make sure that this is still Julian's only 4 star destination. Room was clean and nice, staff well trained and friendly, and it all makes this a great getaway.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 6 again.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Warren_91789
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San Diego
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200 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

...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.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Orchard Hill Country Inn
Address: 2502 Washington Street, PO Box 2410, Julian, CA 92036
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Region: United States > California > Julian
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Julian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
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

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