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Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel

1645 Whispering Pines Dr, Julian, CA 92036
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#3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Julian
Julian, California's very romantic and secluded Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel 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. 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.
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gurutraveler490 wrote a review Jan 2021
Redondo Beach, California2 contributions
We were there during a storm induced power blackout. The room was lit by candles and the hot tub was heated by fire wood. It was a wonderful experience. Feeding the goats and llamas and watching the many birds was very fun.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Adrienne S wrote a review Oct 2020
La Mesa, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
I’ve stayed at this BnB more times than I can count, and tho always comfortable and inviting, I have to say that the new owner is the perfect match for this place! He made everything so easy for us, and we had more than we could have ever needed. His upgrades and changes are not only beautiful, tasteful, and top notch, his dedication to taking care of his guests needs goes above and beyond. For the first time ever in all my visits, I felt a level of relaxation I hadn’t yet felt staying there! Excited for Chris and his new adventure in owning and running Wikiup. He’s truly got this down!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Chris Osborn, Owner at Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel
Responded Nov 12, 2020
Awww! Thank you so much Adrienne! I'm glad you had a nice and relaxing time. You were a great guest! It feels great that all the hard work I've done in the last few months with the upgrades and little touches didn't get un-noticed! I hope to see you again soon. Thank you :)
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Fred B wrote a review Oct 2020
Oakland, California49 contributions4 helpful votes
This B&B is among the best I have ever stayed at. It is vert eclectic and has a very welcoming and friendly new owner, Chris. The setting is beautiful country and the three Llamas that are on the property make it fun. There are also many hummingbirds that come to feed morning, noon and evening. I stayed in the 'Shade Lady' guest room and it was fantastic. Private porch for viewing the sunset and foliage with a wood fired hot tub.. The room was very comfortable with a period bathroom including a claw foot tub/shower combination. Because of Covid no breakfast was served but coffee and juice was provided as well as a gift certificate for breakfast in town, a stones throw away. There are a number of great restaurants in town too, Jeremy on the Hill was fantastic. I cannot say enough about this spectacular gem. If you are exploring this gold rush town there is only one place to stay: WikiupBnB.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Highly recommend the 'Shady Lady' room with balcony and hot tub.
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Barbara M wrote a review Aug 2020
Rialto, California5 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time in the Stargazer room. It was "out of this world" comfortable. Stargazer has some fun surprises to enjoy. Bed is so comfortable. Love having a frig & microwave. This room is so private which makes the outdoor Jacuzzi so fun. The stars at night while sitting in the Jacuzzi were awesome! Gourmet breakfast was delicious, as always. The hummingbirds are fascinating & beautiful to watch; there are so many. Julian is such a lovely quiet town. We'll be back to try the Willow room next. Looks beautiful! We have stayed in Shady Lady & Rose's Secret. Each room is lovely & fun; so much attention to detail in each room. We had the dubious distinction of being Linda & Lee's last guests. Chris is the new owner. We met Chris. He seemed very nice and excited to carry on the legacy of Linda & Lee's Wikiup. Llamas are still going to add to the fun lovely grounds.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Roses Secret & Stargazer are the most private.
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csniners wrote a review Aug 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada255 contributions79 helpful votes
We found out the place had recently been bought by a new owner and were a bit nervous... fortunately the new owner wasn’t there yet so we got to meet the 37 year owner/couple of “Lee & Lin”. They were such awesome down to earth folks, we were greeted warmly and provided stories of their beautiful place! ❤️ you could tell how much love was built into the property and we hope it never changes. The stargazer room was perfect, secluded and had wonderful amenities/hidden touches. The mattress was comfy, blankets/sheets/towels were super soft and the decor was very fun! By the way we were there for the Perseid meteor shower so the theme was perfect! The hot tub and the sunset viewing loveseat swing was such a peaceful delight... we constantly forgot what time it was! If that’s not enough, then, llamas! Sweet babies greeted us each time we walked over. We just loved our visit!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$178 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaJulian
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Eagle and High Peak Mine (0.8 miles), California Wolf Center (3.5 miles), and William Heise County Park (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Julian Pie Company, Jeremy's On The Hill, and Apple Alley Bakery.
Is Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Julian.
Are there any historical sites close to Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Julian Historical Society (1.0 miles) and Julian Town Hall (1.0 miles).
Is Wikiup Hummingbird Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.