Chautauqua West is an artistic adventure home in an artistic adventure town. It is part treehouse part art gallery, and entirely magical. It is walking distance to Idyllwild Arts and Jazz in the Pines and hiking & biking trails.
All that said, it is eccentric and multileveled and requires a youthful spirit to navigate. The only proper bed is in an open loft, the other two bedrooms are multipurpose rooms with lofts above and pullout couches below. *Canopy height dining*hot tub* twinkling lights*
This is not a traditional house. (When we say 6 beds, please note that the master bedroom Cal-king bed is easily accessible. Two double beds are lofts which require you to climb a ladder or staircase, 2 double beds are fold out couches, a couch in front of the sunken fireplace room pushes in, and with a memory foam turns into a comfortable bed...two possible twins, not listed, are the window seats, and there is room for another airbed. We have slept 16 in relative comfort, creatively)
Again this is not a traditional space. Beds will need to be unfolded, ladders to be climbed, there is as much outdoor area as there is indoor areas. There are three outdoor fire pits and 3 indoor fireplaces, the hot tub area is lit by twinkle lights, and the outdoor dining area, and a cozy reading nook, is high in the forest canopy. An entire living room suite is outdoors with a perfect view of a wood shaded sunset. Multilevel connected decks let you explore nature from above. Inside, there are elements of nature in ironwork and finely matted art and stained glass abounds. Truly a work of art in architecture, and surprising mischievous art to delight at every turn and in every nook. There are a tremendous amount of "board" and other games*, coloring books and jigsaw puzzles. Enjoy the grill, the gas stove, and french press coffee. There is a sound system through out that works with your phone's pandora. Each shower and tub is its own joy. The library is well stocked with eclectic tomes and eccentricities. Skylights and windows through-out bring the outdoors within. If you chose to roll up the projector screen in the media room, may we suggest giant white-board Pictionary?
There is a separate downstairs apartment, and within dwells your hostess and concierge "Trine". She will be there to greet you and attempt to show you all the ins and outs of this trickster home. You will have access to the 2 upper levels of the house. She will be available for any questions you may have during your stay.
Other things to note
Important detail to note... The house is not suitable for children 1-8 yrs old. The house is also not suitable for the elderly or any one of limited mobility. There are too many levels, stairs to climb and potential hazards.
Please no shoes in the house to better preserve the carpet. And while we allow parties and gatherings, please be quiet after 10pm, and moderate your substance use as the house has many stairs and levels. Leave dishes washed and trash gathered with recycling separated. If anything breaks please let Trine know so we can fix it for future guests.
Thank you! Have fun! Be inspired!
.. sign the guest book:)