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“Can't wait for next time!” 5 of 5 stars
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Shadow Mountain Ranch
2771 Frisius Road, Julian, CA 92036   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Julian
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Can't wait for next time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Tracy was amazingly hospitable as we checked in, I had a long, hot bath in the clawfoot tub (*love* those!) and we spent the afternoon visiting with the horses in the pasture behind the inn, then came into our cottage (the 2-bedroom, 2-bath Manzanita Cottage) and lost all track of time in front of the fireplace.

We overslept the following morning, but Tracy was kind enough to feed us after breakfast hours, and the meal was amazing! Filling, delicious comfort food with modern twists. We will definitely be back, and we look forward to checking out another cottage on our next visit. Thanks, Tracy, for making the weekend so wonderful!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

This must be one of the most charming places in whole California. We stayed at the Gnome house (2 people) and Tree House (1 person). We absolutely loved everything and will go back, for sure!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hillcrest/San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

Shadow Mountain Ranch B&B is located just outside the quaint Historic town of Julian, in San Diego County's foothills. We found it by accident, and boy...are we glad we did ! The owner Jim, and his Son Tracy, have a special interest in making their guests feel like an extended part of thier family. We met Emily the Grandaughter, and Delynn, Jim's Daughter, who is an accomplished Opera Singer (you can hear her beautiful voice coming from the Chapel if your are lucky). It has a rustic ranch house/cabin feel to it. There is lots to do there, or nothing to do, depending on how you feel that day. We sat for hours on the patio, overlooking the resident horses, wild turkeys, and deer wondering thru the property. We ate lunch and dinner a Jeremys on the Hill, and pizza at the Red Barn, both of which were great choices. Wine tasting at Orfilia was fun and entertaining ! We are already planning our next visit back.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

We wanted to stay in town, but everything was sold out. We found Shadow Mountain Ranch and are very glad we did. Loretta and Jim are such lovely people and the breakfasts each day were AMAZING. The only thing I did not like (we stayed in the gnome home) was that the bathroom was not separate from the bedroom. It was a a little awkward at times. Other than that, we loved the property and would stay again just because Loretta and Jim were so nice and welcoming.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010 via mobile

I have been to Shadow Mountain a couple of times now, I love the atmosphere not as much as I love the people who run it. Loretta and Jim immediately became FAMILY. If you're looking for a wonderful quiet place to relax please check it out. You will be missed Loretta

  • Stayed November 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Clarita, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

The cabin was immaculate and beautifully decorated with a nice cozy, warm feel. The host and hostess are lovely people and provide a wonderful getaway with peace and quiet and total relaxation.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

My husband and I went to Julian to visit one of his clients on Oct16th. We stayed at Shadow Mountain Ranch which is a bed and breakfast for the night. We chose the tree house and it was a good choice, now I can tell you. Loretta and Jim, the owners, are friendly and helpful. Our room was small but lovely and we both spent a great night there. Breakfast was wonderful, we sat at the table with 5 other couples and Loretta, Jim and their son-in-law served us delicious sausages, pancakes, fruits and omelet. We talked about different things and enjoyed our breakfast as well.
We are looking forward to go back there and stay in other cozy rooms of shadow mountain ranch in the near future.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2771 Frisius Road, Julian, CA 92036
Location: United States > California > Julian
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Julian
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