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“Wonderful romantic get-a-way” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa De Valor - Hildreth House
2020 Third Street, Julian, CA 92036   |  
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Ranked #12 of 15 Julian B&B and Inns
San Diego
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“Wonderful romantic get-a-way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

This is a darling place located just one block up from the quaint main street of down town Julian. Valerie is a wonderful host and does a great breakfast in the parlor, while providing a quiet and romantic atmosphere at this small Inn. We stayed in the "Suite Peace" room which was small but very cozy with loft step up bed across from a beautiful fireplace (logs included). Each room has a private entrance and patio or sitting area. Suites are furnished with darling decor and antiques, with all the essentials, even VCR with wide selection of video movies. Our large bathroom was stocked with warm robes and slippers (ladies will be happy to know that you will also find curling iron, blow dryers, hot rollers and makeup mirrors). Valerie adds special treats available in the kitchen 24/7 and there is a steam room/sauna out in the back courtyard. This is a wonderful find if you are looking for a quiet and romantic few days with your love partner.

  • Stayed January 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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San Diego
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2008

Villa De Valor is an outstanding bed and breakfast located in the beautiful quaint community of Julian. My husband and I selected this location to celebrate our 6th anniversary on 10/10 - 10/12 and boy are we pleased with our choice! We've traveled fairly extensively, but this was our first B&B. We wanted to find a reasonably priced, but high quality, close to home property. I would recommend anyone to stay at Villa de Valor, but particularly San Diego or nearby residents. What a fabulous and inexpensive road trip to paradise.

The innkeeper, Valorie, is so sweet, sincere and welcoming. She opened her beautiful home to us and made sure that we had everything we wanted to make our stay enjoyable. Valorie arranged for a carriage ride to dinner at the Julian Grille and in room massages, both which we would highly recommend. Her home was so beautifully decorated, we felt as if we stepped back in time to a place of romance and elegance.

We loved Suite Serenity which was private and detached from the main home. The bed was very comfortable with high quality linens and nothing was forgotten in the room, from chocolates on the bedside to luxuriously scented shampoos and lotions. Valorie's breakfasts were scrumptious! She set a lovely table with lacy linens and candles. The dishes and serving containers were dainty antique china that again brought a feeling of dining in an upscale home in the early 1900's. And Valorie is quite the chef serving delicious meals including homemade breads and salsas and a fabulous egg souffle. And of course, there is the visit from the Blue Jays after breakfast.

I recommend visiting Valorie at the Villa de Valor to any couple looking for a luxurious and relaxing escape to a fabulous mountain community.

And while you are in town, enjoy the great wineries nearby.

  • Liked — Romantic and peaceful
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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san diego, ca
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2008

My husband and I came away to this amazing bed and breakfast for our Honeymoon in Dec 2006. We had no idea what to expect since we had never been to a bed and breakfast before.We had an amazing time and even stayed an extra night because we did not want to leave. The innkeeper, Valorie, was so wonderful and welcoming. We adore her. We also loved all of the intricate details that each room had. Breakfast was delicious and the "granny kitchen" was a treat. We reccomend this place to all of our friends and we reccomend it to you too!!!

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Leaving!!
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

For a very relaxing and enchanting time you can't beat a stay at the Villa. Valerie the innkeeper is tremendous, she has everything that you can possibly need in your room. My Wife and i stayed in the Serenity Suite, a beautiful little cottage with the best mattress and bed i have ever slept in. The loft with the 2 windows is great for star gazing and just relaxing. If you need to get away from your hectic life, we highly recommend a stay with Valerie at the Villa, she will take care of you.

  • Liked — peacefull and quiet. very relaxing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Long Beach, Ca
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

Great Place to stay and recharge your soul!

Valerie made our stay very memorable with her grace and charm and flexibility in making arrangments for our special day. We originally booked for a weekend getaway and ended up getting married at the Villa De Valor with its romantic charm and restfull ambiance it was a wonderful day. I would recommend a stay here to anyone.

  • Liked — The hostess was excellent
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Diego
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2008

Villa de Valor is a beautiful historic, Victorian home in the quaint town of Julian, CA. My husband and I were looking for a restful weekend anniversary getaway and break from our two kids, just something to de-stress and reconnect. What we got was FAR more than we ever expected.

Valorie, the innkeeper, is the warmest, most inviting person. She greeted us with a tour of the property and history of the house etc., and shared her impressive art collection as well. We absolutely loved our private suite (separate from the main house). We were left to relax on our own...however, the main house was always open to us. Ice cream sandwiches and other goodies always available in the freezer, as well as dvd's to view at our lesiure. Our room was as decadent as the rest of the house...in a word, peaceful. The beautifully maintained and lush gardens were only overshadowed by the sweet smell from the lilac bushes as the mountain breeze crept up on you.
Breakfast was TO DIE FOR! Valorie encompasses everything you could want in a retreat experience, for a very reasonable price. The other two rooms at the house were occupied this weekend by return guests...we will be included in that title the next time we go as we will certainly return!

  • Liked — Tranquility
  • Disliked — Coming home
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2008

My wife and I have stayed in Bed & Breakfast Inns all across the country and Villa De Valor is certainly one of the best! Valorie, the owner/innkeeper has considered every detail of your stay and works hard to make it a pleasant one. She will share a brief tour tour of the property on your arrival and you will quickly see that there are numerous options for relaxation. The historic property itself is charming and Valorie will tell you all about the area's first Doctor that lived there for many years. Valorie is an artist and her drawings as well as the overall decorating of the home are incredible.

When you're ready to head out, Valorie can provide you with expert "local" advice on where to go, what to do and at the end of the day, the best places to eat. Definately don't miss the suana experience in the back yard to either start or finish your day off right.

Speaking of starting days off right, Valorie's breakfasts are top notch, gourmet affairs that will surely fancy you and have you coming back for more. Her peppered hash browns are amazing. After breakfast, ask Valorie about the Blue Jay's, wild local birds that live in the tree's nearby. She will seat everyone on the porch with peanuts and call the birds. You will be surprised when they come right to her porch.

We highly recommend this B & B. In fact, we love it so much we have returned more than once and brought friends along to enjoy it as well!

  • Liked — Valorie, the owner
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 2020 Third Street, Julian, CA 92036
Location: United States > California > Julian
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Julian

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