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Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Cozy Cabin Overlooking Beautiful Lake Cuyamaca

Come enjoy some of San Diego's forgotten beauty in this gorgeous, secluded Piute Trail mountain cabin overlooking Lake Cuyamaca and just minutes from the quaint little town of Julian. During your stay, you'll have a chance to see wild deer grazing in the nearby pastures below, wild turkey foraging up and down the hillside (sometimes they even visit the deck!), raccoon's getting into their usual mischief, bald eagles soaring above or swooping in for a quick meal, owls, orioles, blue-jays, migratory ducks & geese, woodpeckers... and the list goes on! If you're into bird watching and/or photography, this is a great place for both! Using the cabin as a base camp, you'll be able to explore Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Cleveland National Forest ,Anza-Borrego State Park with their many trails and viewpoints; fish for Florida bass, smallmouth bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and even white sturgeon (Yes, our lake has sturgeon!); picnic on Fletcher Island; go boating; or just take in the peaceful surroundings and vast views from the comfort of the cozy cabin! Open year-round, including the snowy winter months when you can take advantage of the local sledding and snowboarding terrain. Available by reservation only, so plan early! Vacation Rental (NOT A TIMESHARE)

More Details

John & Maria
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


Just wanted to say thanks for our time at the cabin. It was a great experience! Definitely cool and quiet at night which was a welcome change. The kids enjoyed being able to see all of the stars from the deck. The grill worked quite well for hot dogs and corn on the cob. I appreciate your son coming by to make sure all was well. We were blessed in being able to stay there. All the best to you and your family! - Brian & Ericka
Oct 2012
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Julian Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 roll outs
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
Features: -Incredible views of beautiful Lake Cuyamaca and the surrounding mountains - Only minutes from Julian..and those famous apple pies!! ;) - Easy access, even in the worst weather - 2 Large Bedrooms - both with queen beds and roll-outs. - Full Kitchen: Including full-size fridge and stove, microwave, pots, pans, utensils, etc. - Big Wrap-Around Deck - A great place to enjoy your morning coffee with its lake view or take in a night of stargazing! - Rustic Rock Fireplace - Perfect for a romantic evening with that special someone! - On-site parking for boat trailer,extra vehicles - Forced Air Heating,Electrical wall heaters in each room. - Gas BBQ - Direct TV ,DVD player,Internet


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Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca
average rating of 4.886076 based on 81 reviews

Beautiful cozy cabin with an amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing experience. The cabin was fully stocked with all the items we brought with us and we were able to leave some behind. The view of the lake and mountains was a sight to die for. The beds were comfortable and the central heat kept us warm since it was a bit windy and had some rain and snow. We were afraid we would freeze but nope! Owners were super friendly and stopped by to make sure we had enough wood which was a big bonus. They didn’t bother us at all and it was nice to just get away without a hassle. Our kids were able to turn their electronics off and enjoy nature. I was really glad they had direct tv, it helped out the kids to sleep and stay asleep. The bathroom was huge so that was also nice! I hope we can stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quaint and perfect size. About 6 inches of snowfall, which was awesome, but limited fishing

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place, nice hosts, we had a little confusion on the maid not having been there before our arrival, but plenty of towels and linens to change out. They more than made up for the mishap. Will definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Second time we've stayed really awesome time, location looking forward for next trip

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Family loved the cabin, great location!

  • 4 of 5

This place had everything we needed. It most definitely met our expectations. Great location close to the lake and a short drive from Julian.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Clean, looks nice, good spot

  • 5 of 5

The heater was already running when we came in which was a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Clean and quiet

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Activities: Hiking,biking, horseback riding,fishing,boating,photpgraphy,bird watching,stargazing,snowboarding,sledding...and whatever else you can come up with!

Using the cabin as a basecamp,you'll be able to explore Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Anza-Borrego State Park, Cleveland National Forest with thier many trails and viewpoints.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $160 - $170

Weekly Rate: $850 -$950

Monthly Rate: $3200

$170 Weekend nights Fri thru Sun ( Two night minimum rate)
$160 Week nights Mon thru Thr Two night minimun rate
We accept all major credit cards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.