5 Bedrooms, 4 Full and 2 Half Baths, Sleeps 14-16
About Owner/property manager
We are native Californians, and have enjoyed the beauty of Southern California for many years. Living in San Diego, we have many options for recreation, but there is nothing like getting up in the mountains and seeing the natural beauty of 100+ year old oak trees, observing the wildlife, playing in the snow in winter, and enjoying the undeveloped, majestic beauty of the Palomar Mountain State Park and Cleveland National Forest. We love it here on Palomar Mountain.
Owner/property manager purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2011
Why Owner/property manager chose Palomar Mountain
Palomar Vista Lodge was previously known as Celestial Gardens. A wonderful woman lived here and she had made every effort to enjoy and share with others the natural beauty of the property, including developing hiking trails, view points, and relaxing seating areas that showcased its wonderful character. We have tried to rekindle Colleen's spirit and vision for Palomar Vista Lodge, and our friends find it to be a true island in the sky, where your worries float away and your spirits are invigorated.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
We love the southern views, the large deck out back, the peace and quiet of a mountain home nestled amongst the trees, and the beauty of the wildlife we see on a daily basis. The home is large enough for multiple families, yet still feels comfortable and offers many options. Multiple decks, hammocks on the lawn and swinging from the oak trees, plenty of places to relax and unwind.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Core group planning time
We had an incredible bonding time with our leadership group and would love to come back again!
The sunset in the backyard was an incredible experience. The house had everything we needed for our group to have an amazing and stress free time. Michael was helpful, and his property manager was available for all our needs. Thank you!
The pictures don’t do this gorgeous property justice! We felt like we were in a Snow White fairy tale while walking on the grounds, complete with magical deer crossing through. We had our church retreat at this beautiful property, and it was perfect. Michael was extremely generous and the staff he left for us to contact was on top of everything we needed. We will definitely be coming back :)
We had our bridal party stay here the night before and the night of our wedding. The cabin was clean, well stocked, and so beautiful! It was the perfect spot for my husband and I to prepare for our wedding. The views are beyond compare and the surroundings are equally as beautiful! I HIGHLY recommend staying here if you are considering it! You won't be disappointed!
Beautiful Hide-away at Palomar Mountain, filled with relaxation and fun activities
Beautiful cabin with an amazing master suite. Opportunity for relaxation and outdoor activities.
What a perfect way to spend a few days away from home in the cold mountain air. Palomar Vista Lodge was a perfect getaway with everything one could need at their fingertips. The sprawling property afforded several families the ability to spread out and enjoy the land and home and views.
Palomar Vista Lodge is ideally located on the summit of Palomar Mountain, just 2 miles from the entrance of Palomar Mountain State Park, and just 3 miles from the World Famous 200 Inch Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory opened in 1948. Come explore some of the most beautiful hiking trails and natural beauty in Southern California, as well as one of the premier astronomy locations in the world. You will marvel at the beautiful surroundings during the day, and enjoy spectacular star-lit evenings by night. One of most famous views is the Milky Way Galaxy. During the Summer, on every clear night you can see the Galaxy you live. Several different Meteor showers, at about 1 per month can be seen during the Summer. The Milk Way is so close during the Summer that it feels as if you can reach out and touch it. From April through November, depending on if we have snow on the ground, the Palomar Observatory gives tours of the World Famous 200 Inch Hale Telescope. On most Saturdays and Sundays you can walk or drive to the Observatory and buy tickets for one of their tours. Tickets can be purchased in the gift shop after 10:00am. Doanes Pond in located in State Park several miles from the Lodge. You can spend the day fishing, hiking and having a picnic right next to the pond. Hiking- We have many different hiking trails on Palomar. Spend the day hiking one of our great trails and come back to the Lodge to relax in the Jacuzzi under the Starry Night's sky.
Areas to visit around Palomar Mountain:
Julian, California is a beautiful mountain village that is well known for its gold mining history, delicious apple pies, fine dining, and lots of great shops. Julian is about a 45 minute scenic drive from the Palomar Vista Lodge.
Lake Cuyamaca is near Julian and provides great fishing and boating, with all the gear you need.
Lake Henshaw is a beautiful high-altitude lake which provides boating and fishing, only about 20 minutes down the road.
If you like Casinos, there are 5 casinos with great gaming, food and drink within 30 minutes of the Palomar Vista Lodge.
In Valley Center, about 25 minutes away:
Bates Nut Farms- Beautiful country setting offering picnics and great things for the kids, Raw Nuts, Roasted/Salted Nuts, Dried Fruit, Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Glazed Fruit, Snacks & Misc. Items, Gift Packs, Gift Certificate.
The possibilities are endless, or you can just relax and enjoy the beautiful mountain environment at Palomar Vista Lodge, with all the comforts of home.