My husband and I stayed at the Wikiup B&B over Veteran's Day weekend to celebrate our birthdays. Our stay was wonderful! If you've never visited Julian before, GO - the town is quaint and charming and the countryside is just beautiful. We chose the Wikiup because of its location and rave reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor. We were glad we did! It's about a mile or so outside of the main town - a very quick drive. Main street gets very busy and we felt like we had our own private retreat in the woods, far away from city noises.
The grounds are so peaceful and beautiful complete with a couple of resident kitties, a newfoundland, and a few llamas which you can feed and pet. Lee and Linda were very warm and welcoming. We stayed in "Klondike Kate's Shady Lady" and loved it. It isn't the most private room as the deck is right next to the main house entrance, but you can pull down the deck shades and poof - it's private. Or try the Stargazer - it's probably the most private room and it too has a hot tub on its deck. The hot tub on our deck was really nice on a cold night and had wonderful views of the property, and the fireplace in the room really kept things toasty! Hopefully you'll wake up with an appetite...breakfast is to die for! On day 1 we enjoyed caramel french toast and frittata, and on day 2 it was "inside out caramel apple" with egg souffle and an assortment of freshly made breads.
We'll be back for another visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Julian, California's very romantic and secluded Wikiup Bed and Breakfast is located on four wooded hillside acres in a relaxed, rural setting. While at the B&B, enjoy the country life, only a mile from the historic mining town of Julian. However, the bustling city of San Diego is only an hour and 20 minutes away.Five wonderful guest rooms include all the amenities of a fine hotel, including large in-room spas or private out door hot tubs. Full and delicious breakfasts are your innkeeper's specialty. Awaken to scrumptious "country gourmet" feasts and enjoy a different creation every morning. Afternoon desserts are made available in the common area daily. Enjoy the breezes and shade covered decks by day, or unwind in the comfort of your hot tub or spa under the star-filled night skies. Walking paths, a restful swing, as well as fountains and a pond, encourage you to linger on the grounds and relax. The beautiful mountain atmosphere is perfect place to relax and forget about your busy life and hectic schedule. Llama feeding, swings, and the dreamy silence of the forest night make the Wikiup a favorite vacation getaway. ... more less