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Observer's Inn

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3535 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
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Observer's Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

How do you put into words the utter excitement to see the night sky in a way you had never seen before? What words do you use to describe looking at stars whose light began ions ago? Where do you find words to describe stars that look like diamonds scattered on a velvet pillow? Who gets to see a double... More 

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Stuart, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We did not stay at this B & B but attended the sky tour in the observatory on the premises. Wow! It is incredible what you can learn and see from this experience! Mike is passionate about his observatory and it showed in the knowledge he provided us about our solar system. We would definitely recommend it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This bed and breakfast is set just outside of the town of Julian, an escape from the San Diego area nestled in the mountains to the east. Julian has a number of attractions on its own. In addition to very comfortable accommodations in a two bedroom guesthouse, the Observer's Inn is unique in that the grounds include an astronomical observatory.... More 

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Regina Sk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We will never look at the sky in the same way again. Michael is extremey knowedgeable and passionate about sharing his knowing. A new concept of time and seeing was born for us both. A highly recommended experience. The sky in Julian is like nothing I have ever seen.

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Huntington Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This was my second visit and am planning on more. I know nothing about Astronomy but Michael makes the Sky Tours so interesting that I feel like I have had a quality life experience. He not only explains the stars, galaxies, planets etc you are looking at, but also about some interesting historical background of astronomers, instrument development and even... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Wow. Right from San Diego's back yard, we were transported to the freaky surface of the moon! Planning another trip soon.What a meaningful endeavor (and the retractable roof is pretty cool, too.)

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San Carlos, California
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Summary: This is a fabulous B&B, even without the astronomy. And unless you're unlucky and get clouded out, you'll have an unforgettable night sky experience. Some background: I am an experienced amateur astronomer, and stayed with my wife and kids (7 and 10). We booked both rooms, stayed two nights, and took the star tour both nights. First, this is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

The hosts were absolutely wonderful throughout our stay, and the accommodations were very comfortable and excellently maintained. The homemade breakfast was absolutely delicious, and the location was far from the madding crowd. And then, there was the observing. If you haven't experienced the beauty of the skies before, this is a great opportunity. Mike gives a great tour of the... More 

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Escondido, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

My husband and I recently celebrated my birthday with a stay at the Observer's Inn. Mike was very accommodating throughout our stay: he called us to let us know that he would be walking his dog shortly before we arrived (just in case we arrived early), provided a good dinner recommendation, and made time to talk with us and answer... More 

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Humble, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

My husband and I were visiting San Diego from Houston and always try to experience something new and different when returning for a visit. In my search, I discovered Julian, a quaint little town in the mountains and only a short drive from San Diego. I began to read various reviews on lodging, primarily B&B's, since there are no large... More 

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Address: 3535 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
Location: United States > California > Julian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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