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Orchard Hill Country Inn
2502 Washington Street, PO Box 2410, Julian, CA 92036   |  
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Ranked #4 of 15 Julian B&B and Inns
Dana Point, California
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed a couple of nights and though it's a very sleepy town, Orchard Hill was awesome. The food was great, the staff was super and the cottages were cozy. We met the owner while waiting for dinner our first night...super nice and down to earth guy.

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  • Stayed December 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

a wonderful personal feel. the owners make you feel so at home. we definitely want to go back!
a spoiling comfortable experience... on top of a hill. you feel away from everything.

the food is amazing, the hospitality is personal and charming. the service and staff are great. it isn't high gloss, it is spoiling, low-key, comfortable, etc.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Redondo Beach, California
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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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Cypress, California
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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.

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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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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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61 helpful votes 61 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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Address: 2502 Washington Street, PO Box 2410, Julian, CA 92036
Location: United States > California > Julian
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Julian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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