About the Inn
Rooms & Cottages
“On the Hill”
... to Fern Valley Inn, a rustic mountain retreat in the mile-high village of Idyllwild in southern California. Surrounded by desert cities – Palm Springs, San Diego, and Los Angeles – Idyllwild is an oasis of cool mountain air and rustling pines. You’ll think you’re in Yosemite without the long drive.
Fern Valley Inn reflects its surroundings with a serene, rustic charm. Our individually decorated cottages and rooms, all with wood-burning stoves or fireplaces, are nestled in the pines in a quiet residential area, far enough away from the village center to be extremely quiet, but close enough to walk (15 minutes) to shops and restaurants. We’re one of the closest inns to Humber Park, at the base of famous Lily Rock (8,000 feet), which is the epicenter of local outdoor activities: hiking (the Pacific Crest Trail is accessible a few miles northeast of the inn), rock climbing, mountain biking, birding, stargazing, and cross-country skiing in winter.
A scenic two-hour drive from the San Diego and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, or a one-hour drive from the Palm Springs desert valley transports you from “palms to pines,” to our San Jacinto mountain paradise.
It’s all here! Nature at its very best, art galleries, live music (home of American Idol’s Casey Abrams), a quaint movie theatre (and film festival), shopping, wine tasting, and fabulous food, all served up with characteristic Idyllwild small-town friendliness. You’ll immediately feel like a local. And, like us, you’ll “love the hill.”