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Alpine Mountain Lodge


Property Details

Updated: Sep 22, 2016
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

' . . .possibly the most beautiful location in Julian.'

'. . . the prettiest cabin we have ever stayed in.'

A beautiful quiet chalet in the woods, With a Large deck and soaring mountain & forest views and spectacular sunsets.

Only 1 mile from Julian. Very peaceful location as cabin is situated at the end of a paved dead end road, no passing traffic or headlights and on top of a ridge line in the trees, you'll be tweeting with the birds.

Comfortable Great room with exposed beams, wood floors, woodburning stove, comfy sofas, 48' HD flatscreen HD TV/DVD and large cathederal windows with unobstucted views toward Volcan Mountain.

Lovely Master Bedroom suite with Cal King Four poster bed and silk drapes. .Electric heater. HD TV.

Spiral staircase to large loft, another sofa suite ( with double sofa bed) and 2nd bedroom with Queen Log Bed.

Sleeps 6.

* Newly Refurbished!* Now the Main bedroom is all lovely and fit for a Queen with a romantic 4 poster Cal King bed, new carpet,silk drapes and flat screen TV.

Modern kitchen with everything you need.

BBQ on Deck, 46' HD TV / DVD / VCR

All rooms also have propane gas or electric heaters

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016

16 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)


Winter or summer, a great venue!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here 4 times, it's my favorite place to stay when I'm in Julian. Aside from the obviously incredible views from the glass covered A-frame, it's truly nestled in nature, with all that entails. The interior is rustic, clean and quaint, with a roomy loft and all the amenities you'd need to be comfortable. It has wifi and cable, but I just listened to music and the wind. Beautiful location, would totally recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Magical Christmas Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Our decision to have a special little holiday getaway included staying at this charming little cabin outside Julian and we couldn't have been more thrilled! Rustic and comfortable, it is now our favorite vacation rental and we will come again. There was even a little snow on the ground! We were able to enjoy a quiet mountain getaway with Julian apple pie in the refrigerator waiting for us, thanks to delivery by management. Booking was easy, we were able to speak to the property manager on the phone before we booked and she was happy to answer all our questions and make sure we were choosing the perfect place for us, she even made some restaurant recommendations that were top notch! We loved Jeremy's on the Hill for dinner the day we checked in and then had crepes the next morning at The Candied Apple, both places were delicious! She also recommended wine from Orphila, we got a bottle and it was the perfect thing for a romantic evening in front of a cozy little wood burning stove. We would most certainly recommend this cabin to our friends and family, we would recommend booking through Julian Vacation Rentals in general because we were treated so well and had the best time. Julian is a lovely place to visit and this experience makes it even more so. We can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Freezing in Julian!!!

  • 3 of 5

The Cabin gets a 3 due to its qualities but "Property Manager" Zora Martinez doesn't deserve a star or her job!!!

PLEASE READ BEFORE MAKING A CHOICE TO STAY: On the second night of our stay the Propane Wall Heater flame went out. I contacted the inconsiderate "Property Manager" Zora Martinez & received a reply 30 minutes later. She acted as if we didn't know what we were doing even though I told her what we did or maybe she just wasn't paying attention. We discussed the issue for about 45 minutes, she said she was deciding what to do for us. I sent her a photo of the Propane gauge and she wrote, "It's nearly full." That was the last reply I received from Ms. Martinez for the remainder of our stay. So my family and I were left without a major heat source for the next 2 days of our stay. We had a limited wood supply and a small wood burning stove and had to layer clothes to stay warm. Zora neglected to check in with us and fix our issue. In Julian, the nightly temperature can fall in the 20's and this so called Property Manager didn't even help us!!! Someone that neglects tenants like this should NOT even have that sort of job. WE SHOULD GET OUR MONEY BACK FOR THE 2 DAYS AND NIGHTS WE WERE TREATED WITH SUCH THOUGHTLESSNESS & INSENSITIVITY!!

Some plates, pans, cups, silverware, and the lazy susan were dirty, the silverware is mismatched, no kitchen towels, crumbs and such under the sofa cushions, bugs in the light above the sink & in the stove vent, no detailed cleaning of decor around the living room, inadequate lighting in the house, the windows were filthy, the glass door was difficult to open, the door handle was busted, and the home needs repairs and updates. It looks like the Property Manager and the Owners don't really care about anything but the money. If I had this cabin I would make it what it should be...a Paradise on the Hill Top. Overall it is an adorable cabin in a great location and has great potential to become something amazing. But it doesn't seem to me that anyone really cares about this property which makes me very sad.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Prospective Guest, I am Zora Martinez; I have run Julian Vacation Rentals for nearly a decade now. I have had 2 bad reviews and thousands of guests. This particular person never rented through and for some reason they wont remove this review. We don't even use this as our primary source of bookings. I will not address this visitor as really she is very vindictive and is defacing my character. Alpine Mountain Lodge (500SF) has three sources of heat a wonderful wood-burning stove, 3 space heaters and a propane wall-unit. Prior to booking our cabin you agree to the terms which clearly state we do not guarantee that any of the appliances will be operable, however if you reach out to us we will gladly address the issue and send out maintenance staff as needed. This was a Friday night and it was nearly 10PM. This visitors final text message was "my dad did what you said to light it". And so I thought my job here was done, another happy guest. Two days after she checked out I get this review although I have no idea why because she never used this booking engine. Had she called me at all during her weekend stay which was 71 degrees on Saturday and 67 degrees on Sunday I would have put her into our wonderful new cabin, since that’s how awesome I am and a pie just to get the extra two stars. But, if you ask her she never did. Please visit to see the temperature in Julian the 7th and 8th. One last thing, for any Vacation Home Owners please be aware that if a special guest books your cabin but not on or they do not remove false allegations, because well they never got that service fee from your guest. Happy to answer any questions or concerns anytime. We have pictures, texts and other sources to back up our version of the story. Including our handy mans accounts of the propane unit being operable. The house is rustic and amazing and has been loved by so many, I feel sorry for people who try to cause problems for others and try to get refunds where they are not deserved. I’m sure she really had a fantastic stay. For 15 years this cabin has been the memories of Julian Families and we appreciate our return business and our future business. Anyone that knows me, knows I would bend over backward for my guest and then some, just because I deeply love the hospitality industry. Zora
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0 5

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My four friends and I rented the cabin for the weekend . It was clean and well maintained . Very fast response time from the owner . The deck in the back had great views of the sunset . We all felt so relaxed and it was nice to get away from the city . Bbq grill in the back . It was a little difficult to find due to my phone not having service . It was only certain areas though and the cabin does have wifi . I suggest writing out directions first just incase you lose signal for a few while trying to find it . Other than that it was hidden in the woods and not a far drive from the town . Also Lake Cuyamaca is not too far away either . We definitely enjoyed ourselves and will be returning again next year !

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind review. I have taken your suggestion regarding driving directions and now we e-mail comprehensive directions and a map to the guests making a booking. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you here again in Julian.
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Absolutely magical cabin!

  • 5 of 5


I flew all the way from Sweden to San Diego and together with my boyfriend I stayed for an entire week in this absolutely gorgeous getaway in the heart of Julian. There was plenty of room on the bottom floor, but also a beautifully decorated top floor, similarly to a luxury suit that can be seen in old movies. Even though there was plenty of rooms to enjoy, we spent most of the time in front of the fireplace which was located in the center of the cabin. We were given masses of wood to use and so this was our favorite spot! It was surprisingly peaceful and with huge windows towards the deck behind us we could also enjoy a stunning view each and every day as the cabin was located on a hill. Everything that we needed was within walking distance so we did not have to use our car during the stay either. If you and your partner, or entire family, want to enjoy a vacation together including a luxurious cabin with a relaxing atmosphere I would suggest you to rent this one! Next time I travel to San Diego I will definitely rent this again!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nova Scotia Canada

sweet cottage in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend in this lovely A frame in the hills above Julian.

If you're looking for a country getaway with gorgeous views and quiet nights and stars galore this is the place!

Wonderful hiking in the mountains nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Welcom to Julian, this premier mountain getaway, just an hour east of San Diego, in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains. Take a step back in time to the days of Julian’s beginning rooted in the 1870s gold rush. Get away from the hectic rush of city life . . . discover the charms of Julian.

See where gold was discovered . . . . Shop in stores housed in historic buildings . . . some dating back to the 1870s . . . . Sleep in a romantic B&B or historic hotel . . . . Sample Julian's famous apple pies . . . . Hike and picnic amid oaks and pines . . . . Ride down Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy!

A variety of activities lets you create your own memorable Julian experience.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $39
Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 8.0%

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150
Weekly Rate: $700 - $875
Monthly Rate: $2800 - $3500

Rates are subject to change, all one night stays will include a $30.00 cleaning fee.

Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Sep 22, 2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Dining Area


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Kitchen : - full digital glass top stove and oven - fridge/freezer - toaster - microwave -coffee maker cutlery/glasses/plates for 6. Pots and pans. Great room : Comfortable sofas, dining table and chairs. 46' Flat screen HD TV - Cable -VHS-DVD-, stereo system - Huge movie library- wood burning stove and additional propane and electric heaters Bedroom 1 : Beautiful room, California King Four Poster bed -Silk drapes- 32' Flat screen TV-electric heater. . .newly refurbished to suit a Queen! Bedroom 2 : Large loft with separate sofa suite, Queen double bed - electric heater. All beds have freshly laundered sheets and towels.

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