A Breath of Fresh Air in the Mountains of Idyllwild

Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse • Idllwild, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Thursdays ($109)
  • Or, a Two-Night Stay for Two, Fridays and Saturdays ($139)
  • Daily Continental Breakfast for Two
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay for Up to Four Nights

The Destination
The Cahuilla Indians were onto something special. Long before Idyllwild was included in the Great Towns of Southern California guidebook, this low-key high-alpine resort for in-the-know Angelenos was the vacation home for bands of Cahuilla Indians, who sought the higher elevation to escape the heat of the desert floor. Think of Idyllwild—also known as the Yosemite of the South—as California's original getaway town.

The Digs
About two hours southeast of Los Angeles, the 18-room Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse boasts a boutique, mountainous vibe while catering to modern sensibilities. Each forest-view room is equipped with a kitchenette, Wi-Fi, cable TV, Barista Bath & Body bath amenities, and a private balcony overlooking the towering pines of the San Jacinto Mountains. Kick off each morning with a breakfast basket delivered to your door, chock-full of fresh-baked scones and homemade lemon curd, fresh fruit, gourmet oatmeal packets, and 100-percent fruit juice.

The Diversions
Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe Bistro
La Bella Montagna Pasta House
Hub Cyclery
Lake Fulmor

  • "With the pristine mountain décor and warmth of the bunkhouse's hostess, fresh breakfast, high ceilings in the small rooms and the larger cabins, the lodge gives a big bang for the buck."

    -- iLoveInns
  • "I absolutely LOVE... this place! The staff is wonderful, the beds are comfy, and it's super cute/quaint. Such a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of LA city life. Not to mention they have dog-friendly cabins, so I was able to bring my pup!"

    -- LivingSocial Member


  • map
    25525 Highway 243 Idllwild, CA 92549
    951-659-2201 | get directions

escapes 30-day promise

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the fine print

  • Limit 3 per customer, additional as gifts; up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays until November 27, 2013; must book by November 1, 2013
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; online reservations required
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Voucher valid for up to 2 guests
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Credit card information and photo ID is required upon booking
  • Blackout date(s): July 4-7, August 16-17, August 30-September 1, October 11-12, November 27-30
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 27, 2013 • Enjoy By November 27, 2013