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The Owl Pine: Historic Nature Outpost on Creek

Entire cabin hosted by Michael & Cat
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Clean and tidy
18 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Michael & Cat is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Surrounded by nature on Strawberry Creek at the "top of town," The Owl Pine cabin (circa 1922) sits on our woodsy two-acre property. The historic cabin and our main house are on land that has remained undeveloped for almost 100 years (burbling creek, rock paths, towering trees, open space, fresh dirt, mountain air, stars). Native rock fireplace, hot tub, eclectic art, vintage typewriter, puzzles, record collection/player plus Wifi. Ideal for 1-2 guests. Instagram @TheOwlPine

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The Owl Pine cabin in Idyllwild, Calif. (population 3,870 / elevation 5,413’) is on Strawberry Creek at the "top of town." The property is a mix of civilization and nature - it is not in the remote wilderness. The cabin sits near our full-time residence (the "Summer House" featured in the LA Times) and shares a circle driveway + original rock pathways that meander down to the creek.

The property is a short walk to town making it easy to support local restaurants and businesses since you can park your car for the stay/experience the entire town by foot.

The land is magical and features an unparalleled landscape of boulders, pine, oak, cedar, fir, redwood, manzanita, holly, etc. Discover seasonal roses, lilies, sweet peas, wild strawberries and more. Watch deer (a family of 2-3 regularly traverse property), squirrels, woodpeckers, jays, hawks, lizards, etc. Listen to the crunch of leaves as you walk original rock paths down to Strawberry Creek. Star gaze, collect pinecones, forage wild mint, smell the dirt, commune with nature, enjoy being alive. General adventuring encouraged (the cabin has an Adventure Pass for parking at local trailheads/lakes + a membership pass to the Nature Center).

Notes:
- For special events/commercial photography/filming inquires - please send a note with project details for review prior to booking w/ potential details. An event fee beyond nightly rental is TBD.

House Essentials:
-Interesting art, vintage Marantz turntable/amp/records
-Royal typewriter (made in Holland) + paper
-Wood plank loft ceiling with stain glass windows
-Wood burning rock fireplace (a complementary wood bundle is provided at the house) plus high efficiency gas stove for heat
-Galley kitchen with Heartland gas range +Le Creuset pans, Lodge cast iron skillet, cooking utensils, dishes, drip coffee maker (2 cup size)
-Pantry items - extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, S+P, organic sugar, tea, organic pour over coffee packs
-Bathroom includes walk-in shower, linens, hair dryer, laundry closet (washer/dryer, laundry soap, Dyson vacuum)
-Loft bedroom with king Tempurpedic bed & vintage phone (put your feet up and chat) plus white noise machine in case it's too quiet for city folks, ha!
-Books/Games (cards, dominos, puzzles, backgammon, Scrabble)
-WiFi
-Open patio with picnic table
-Two-person hot tub
-No microwave, no TV or AC (it's against the laws of nature, ha!)
-Please note, Idyllwild is surrounded by protected forest and is located in a high risk fire zone. No outdoor fires or candles permitted on the property.
- 10% regional occupancy tax is included in the booking rate

Idyllwild is known for its fresh air, mountain vistas and rugged beauty. A hub for hikers along the 2,600 mile Pacific Crest Trail (plus world-class rock climbing/mountain biking), Idyllwild is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains two hours from LA/San Diego and one hour from Palm Springs/Joshua Tree.

In addition to the cabin and our house, the property also offers a camping experience featuring a Trail Chief trailer for 1-2 guests: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20742438.

Guest access
--The Owl Pine is ideal for individuals, couples and small families. We live on-site and are happy to share toys, books, etc.

Upon request:
- Children’s essentials (Baby Bjorn travel crib, high chair)

Other things to note
- Full moon calendar (to help plan your trip for moon or star gazing!): August 3, Sept. 2, Oct. 1, Oct. 31, Nov. 30, Dec. 29...
Surrounded by nature on Strawberry Creek at the "top of town," The Owl Pine cabin (circa 1922) sits on our woodsy two-acre property. The historic cabin and our main house are on land that has remained undeveloped for almost 100 years (burbling creek, rock paths, towering trees, open space, fresh dirt, mountain air, stars). Native rock fireplace, hot tub, eclectic art, vintage typewriter, puzzles, record collection/pl…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 couch

Amenities

Hot tub
Kitchen
Hangers
Private entrance
Pack ’n Play/travel cot
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Washing machine

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- Perspective at Idyllwild’s Historical Society Museum
- Explore at The Nature Center
- Hike at Humber Park

The more time we spend camping, hiking and hanging out in nature, the more we believe in the "Leave No Trace" philosophy. It's such a bummer to see trash in places you expect to see leaves, dirt, rocks, etc. Please be thoughtful while exploring the surrounding mountains and hike out your garbage. Here at the property, trash/recycling can be left in the bins and is simply collected by housekeeping upon departure.
- Perspective at Idyllwild’s Historical Society Museum
- Explore at The Nature Center
- Hike at Humber Park

The more time we spend camping, hiking and hanging out in nature, the more we be…

Hosted by Michael & Cat

Joined in December 2016
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After a decade+ in LA's Silver Lake neighborhood we stumbled upon this property in Idyllwild. We fell in love with the landscape, put our place up for sell 10 days later and moved to the mountain. We work freelance gigs in business development and PR, volunteer in the community and love to explore nature, cook and adventure with the babes in our '73 Silver Streak trailer. Launching The Owl Pine has allowed us to meet amazing people and live in this magical location. Thanks for considering our place for your next adventure!
After a decade+ in LA's Silver Lake neighborhood we stumbled upon this property in Idyllwild. We fell in love with the landscape, put our place up for sell 10 days later and moved…
During your stay
Our family lives in the "Summer House" on the property which shares common paths/circle driveway. We are happy to help with questions during your stay, etc.
Michael & Cat is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $377

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