We stayed in the detached cottage rather than in the Inn itself. Although nicely appointed with antiques and knic-knacs and basically clean, we were very disappointed in a number of items. The jacuzzi tub requires special handling (read guest book notes for details); only dura-logs are allowed in the fireplace and they are only supplied for a limited number of months - we had to buy our own in early May; one small piece of 'strong' paper towel was supplied to wash dishes.. in order to get your dishes clean I would suggest picking up a sponge as we did; the baking pans were so grease stained and filthy that we wouldn't even use them to cook in; and the myriad windows were covered so incredibly thick with soot and grime, that you can barely see clearly through them. One very important note, although this is a B & B, be advised that breakfast is NOT included if you stay in the up-charged cottage, that is an additional $40/day. The cottage does sit close to the road, so be advised that it is not as quiet and secluded as one might hope.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tranquil retreat that will rejuvenate your spirit and relax your body, the Strawberry Creek Inn offers peaceful luxuries and simple pleasures. Just two hours or less from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and San Diego, the San Jacinto Mountains will envelope you in the rustic beauty of Idyllwild, California. * Walk along Strawberry Creek * Savor a homemade breakfast of fresh, organic ingredients * Read in the library * Bask in the summer sun * Snuggle in front of a roaring fire in winter Come visit and rediscover life’s quiet joys. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Strawberry Creek Hotel Idyllwild