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“Beyond charming...” 5 of 5 stars
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2502 Washington Street, PO Box 2410, Julian, CA 92036   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 Julian B&B and Inns
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Redondo Beach, California
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beyond charming...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Orchard Hill Country Inn is a charming retreat set above the gold rush town of Julian. But two things set this inn apart: they are incredibly accomodating to one's personal needs( diet, room preference etc.) and dinner and breakfast were delicious! Even better, the inn is not far from Anza Borrego State Park, a gem of an off-road desert experience .

Room Tip: We stayed in the main lodge but rooms in the cottages looked pretty nice,too.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cypress, California
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Our family has been coming to this lodge every year for many years now. It has always been a great gathering place for our group and the accomodations and common areas are very comfortable with luxury linens and large enough common areas for a number of people but still with a homey feel. There is a appetizer hour with a complimentary glass of wine that is sure to tickle you fancy around the large stone fireplace. Outdoors is a great mix of nature and within walking distance to the little town of Julian. The grounds are hilly and perhaps not an easy trek for the elderly but you will find handicapped accomodations within the lodge. You'll also find the working staff to be friendly and eager to help you.
Finally, in an era of a poor economy, this may be considered quite pricey. There are other inns in town that are clean, and just around the corner from shopping.

Room Tip: The least expensive room is the best value. We have stayed in others and find them to be about the s...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Carlsbad, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The staff were friendly and helpful. The lodge was inviting and dining room overlooking mountain area had a great view. Our dinner was included with the 2 night stay. Soup (barley with apricot) was outstanding and I would love the recipe. The salad was fresh, dressing a little bitter. Fresh just baked rolls were actually boring.My entree (beef) was tender and side dishes tasty but tiny. A nice,but also very small dessert was included. We finished the meal with a great cup of coffee. The service was great as was the ambience . We had a wonderful cottage room (Black Gilflower) that appointed nicely and very comfy. We especially enjoyed the quiet time just sitting out on the little porch reading and watching the marvelous bird display. We loved the seclusion of the cottage,which also meant we had to hike up the hill for meals. All in all it was a wonderful visit and we would go back, especially if this time I can find a bargin. A special treat, as we were leaving we had the opportunity to see the famous wild turkeys.

Room Tip: Be aware that some of the cottages are at bottom of the hill
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We found a LivingSocial.com package for $249 (Sunday to Thursday) for 2 nights with $25 credit for a 4 course meal in a Lodge Room. This is about 1/2 the normal rate, and we have always wanted to try the Orchard Hill Country Inn in Julian. It did not disappoint. The room was small but quaint. We enjoyed staying in the Lodge instead of the outlaying buildings. The weather in November makes this more desirable, and the roaring fire in the great room, breakfast/dinner room, and game room make it very convenient. Everyone was very friendly including the other guests that we met over wine/beer and cheese each afternoon from 4-5:30pm. The grounds are very inviting although more enjoyable when not cold or raining. The 4-course dinner was very good but we probably wouldn't do it again. Breakfasts were excellent. Beds were comfortable.

Room Tip: Lodge rooms are smaller, but very convenient, quaint and less expensive.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carlsbad, California
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213 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had heard of this property for years, so we decided to go visit. Charming country Inn within walking distance of the small town. Our room was in one of the outer buildings which house three to four guest rooms each. It was an easy walk up the hill to the main Lodge. Breakfast was ncluded, as were hors d'oeuvres and 2 glasses of wine or beer in the late afternoon. We had dinner at the Inn one evening and it was quite good as well.A very nice experience---will be going back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The perfect 2-day getaway from San Diego ! This was our 3rd or 4th visit.
Classy yet comfortable; the owners and staff friendly and helpful.
The rooms are charming, each one different, with nice touches like a jar of homemade oatmeal cookies !
The setting feels rural, yet is only a couple of blocks from the little town of Julian. The turning Fall leaves added a splash of color.
Breakfast included is bountiful and tasty... Wine and cheese "happy hour" is a nice treat.
Dinner is served several nights a week and is very good, if not great. But the view from the dining tables, over the trees at sunset, is priceless.
Also enjoyed a dinner at Jeremy's On The Hill, a short drive away.
We look forward to returning !

Room Tip: The cottages are charming, with more room, fridge, fireplaces and sitting areas. While the Lodge ro...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Torrance, California
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

First time at the Orchard Hill Country Inn and we were not disappointed. We had a lovely dinner at the hotel one of the nights. The breakfast was included in our stay and it was really good. Julian is a very small town but you can find some wineries in the area. The downtown area has all kinds of little shops. The staff at the hotel was so friendly and very nice. They made you feel as if you were a guest in someone's home. The owners came by at dinner time to greet us.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2502 Washington Street, PO Box 2410, Julian, CA 92036
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Location: United States > California > Julian
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Julian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orchard Hill Country Inn is a AAA Four Diamond inn located in historic Julian, California. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Orchard Hill Country Hotel Julian
Country Inn Julian
Julian Country Inn

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