909-910-5005 P.O. Box 874 Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Living room with beautiful rock fireplace.

Happy Heart Lodge

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Vacation rental lodge. Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

Idyllwild, CA 92549 United States

Nestled deep among the soaring pines and cedar trees overlooking Strawberry Creek, this grand two-story lodge is the perfect Idyllwild getaway. Lovingly maintained by its owners for 75 years, this rustic 2,500 sq. ft. home features a beautiful all-wood interior and is complemented by a host of mounted deer, moose, elk, and bears. It is an idyllic retreat where one can rejuvenate while surrounded by beauty and solitude.

This home lies on a spacious, wooded property bordered by Strawberry Creek, about one mile from downtown Idyllwild. If you enjoy hiking, check out the Ernie Maxwell Trail near Humber Park, or take a short hike along the creek into town. There, you'll discover unique shopping, art galleries, an ice cream shop, a candy shop, restaurants and bistros, an historic movie theater, Idyllwild's first brewery, and wine tasting at Middle Ridge Winery. Also be sure to drop by the Town Crier to learn about the town's many festivals - an important part of Idyllwild's cultural experience!

Please note that the driveway is somewhat long and steep. We ask that you take extra care when the weather is wet or icy, and we recommend parking at the top of the driveway and walking down when snow is on the ground.

Dating back to the 1930s, this gorgeous home features Early California and Pine Craft furniture in every room, accented by beautiful Native American rugs and basketry. The spacious living room has a vaulted ceiling, wagon wheel chandelier, and original river rock fireplace, along with plenty of seating for family and friends to spread out and play games, read, watch TV, or surf the web with the free WiFi.

Original 1950s black- and red-checkered floors give a retro feel to the kitchen, which is fully equipped with an updated microwave, coffee pot, gas stove/oven, and refrigerator. As an added bonus, you'll also find a walk-in pantry with cooking utensils and dishware to accommodate meal preparation of any size.

Enjoy your meal at the charming breakfast nook or in the large dining room, which features ample seating around a pine craft table. During the warmer months, picnic out on the deck, take a nap under the pines on one of the two large porches, or enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes outside in the yard. Be sure to keep an eye out for a grey squirrel or two looking for peanuts!

The house is well shaded by trees, so in the summer months temperatures inside and outside stay comfortable. (Several tower floor fans are provided if needed.) For the chilly winter months, there is a wood-burning fireplace and a central gas furnace that efficiently heats the house. There are also several individual floor heaters that can be placed in any room for added warmth.

Guests under the age of 25 years of age will provide an additional security deposit of $250-500 on the day of arrival.


Note: Until confirmed all rates are subject to change without notice.

Approval will be needed for one-night stays after booking request has been submitted. One night stays can be done for same week reservations (If booking far in in advance and requesting Friday-Saturday-Sunday nightly rate may be higher with the accommodation of early check in or late check out) Higher rate may also apply to Monday-Thursday when booking in advance. Once one night is booked there is NO CANCELLATION ALLOWED.

Please note that during the Winter Holiday Season, (includes but is not limited to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas Break and New Year’s Holiday), check-in time is after 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 10:00 AM. Guest cooperation in adhering to check-in/check-out time procedures during the Holiday Season is greatly appreciated and most helpful to our staff as well as your fellow vacationers in ensuring seamless check-ins for all New Spirit guests.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Lodge, Built in 1941
Unit Code HHL
Beds 1 king bed, 4 queen beds, 2 full beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 10
Pets Dogs allowed.
Standard Amenities double, queen, Games, Satellite / Cable, Television, Fireplace, Internet, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking
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  • Adorable cabin!

    Stayed 3 days ending in December, 2019

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    a guest from Encino, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We had the nicest time at the Happy Heart Lodge! The home was so charming and accommodated all our needs! We can’t wait to go back!

    • Manager Responded on 1/1/2020

      Rachel, Thank you for your review on our Happy Heart Lodge. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the home. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future stay. Warm Regards, Michaela New Spirit Vacation Homes

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