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“Nicely updated cabin”
Review of Fern Valley Inn

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Fern Valley Inn
Oxnard, California
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100 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nicely updated cabin”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed in updated room #7. Nice bathroom but could use more water pressure. Floor is wood so take slippers as it is very cold even now in April. The heater works very well though. It had everything we needed, was a stand alone cabin and in the north end of town. Quiet and the manager was very nice and helpful. We would definitely return.

Room Tip: Cabin 7 is great if you do not want an adjoining cabin.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Returned for a short visit to attend Idyllwild Film Festival. Fern Valley Inn owners have been very busy. We got to experience the newly remodeled room #7. Outstanding improvement! Modern fixtures, updated decor and colors, new linens and window treatment, very nice. Gary says the pool will reopen in the spring and remodeling will continue as time allows. We can't wait to get back to Fern Valley for another visit very soon. Congratulations Gary and Perry.

Room Tip: Choose room #7 for a cozy stay for two or cabin #6 for a family needing a kitchen.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Mexico City
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87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Simple, comfortable, clean. It would be good to have telephones in the cabins and to be able to double lock the rooms.
Manager was really nice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2011

We received a cordial welcome from the co-owner, Ray. We stayed overnight in Cabin 6. The accomodation was simple, yet comfortable. A full kitchen and a private deck. Near to town and the excellent restaurant, Creek House. We would return.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Our cabin was a free-standing house with full kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. I loved the antique touches. Built probably in the 1940s, it has that solid feel of a real home, with built-in niches, that were thoughtfully stocked with books and playing cards. The back porch had a table and chairs. To enjoy nature, all you had to do was go outside.

We saw quail, blue jaws, woodpeckers, squirrels and huge June bugs. (The June bugs stayed outside.) Just across the street was a little road that led to a nice creek. A little bit up the road was hiking trails. Very relaxing and serene.

I enjoyed talking to the owner, who only took over in February. He has plans to redecorate, which is probably a good thing. I didn't mind the 1970s antique country decor. It was very comfortable and homey. He was also explaining how some of the plants and shrubs are heirloom, including the lilac bushes planted year and years ago by someone who knows gardens.

I look forward to going back and seeing the changes. The owner and the staff were very friendly, and I'm sure the Fern Valley Inn is a good thing that will keep on getting better.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2011

The decor of the cabins at the Fern Valley Inn is Victorian-kitch. I think there is charm in that theme, but I feel the rooms are a little overdone. The doilies should go. And some of the wall art should be updated. Money should be spent on installing phones in the rooms and making sure the window blinds work. For those who stay and need to use a computer, there are very few options in the rooms for setting up . . . and very few electrical outlets. BUT, with those improvements in mind, I would give this place a high rating. The setting is charming, and the amenities in the rooms are complete. The quiet of the surrounding neighborhood is a plus . . . close enough to town yet removed from the car noise of the center of town. Handicapped people will find this place a challenge, as all the cabins have steps up to the front door, and the bathrooms are way too narrow for a wheelchair.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Monterey Park, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2011

My wife and I spent one night at Fern Valley Inn on 7/9/2011. Our experience was very pleasant. We stayed in cabin #5 which has a full kitchen and a saparate bed room. The entire layout was very cozy and apacious for two persons. We spent more time to look every room (there are 10 of them) before we checked out on 7/10/2011. Every room looked clean and was with its own character. We can't wait for trying out some other rooms in our enext getaway trips. The new innkeeper, Gary, has done a wonderful job since he took over in Fe. 2011. This is definitely a place you want to stay in when you visit Idywild.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Fern Valley Inn

Property: Fern Valley Inn
Address: 25240 Fern Valley Road, PO Box 116, Idyllwild, CA 92459
Location: United States > California > Idyllwild
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Idyllwild
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the beautiful mountains above Palm Springs, we offer 10 cabins/rooms for a quiet get-away from the busy city life. Come to Idyllwild to Idle a while in our mountain retreat. ... more   less 
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Fern Valley Hotel Idyllwild

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