Top 10 Cabin Rentals In Julian, California - Updated 2021

cabins in julian

Nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, Julian is a small town located in Southern California. This mountain town might only have a population of around 1500 people, but it has a rich history. Indigenous peoples were the first to inhabit the land and in the mid-1800s European settlers came to the area. They soon discovered gold and mining camps were quickly set up. Today, the town is a popular tourist spot for people looking to get away. People come not just to hike and explore the beautiful nature of the area, but to also explore the historic town centre and learn more about the gold rush. Whatever your reason for coming to Julian, you’ll need a place to stay. We’ve put together a list of the top cabin rentals in Julian, California, so keep reading to explore the options.

1. Vintage fire lookout turned luxury cabin (from USD 211)

This cabin was previously a fire lookout cabin and has been beautifully remodelled, boasting vintage charm along with modern convenience. Though recently upgraded, the cabin does retain a few key pieces, including wooden flooring, an indoor fireplace, and even retro kitchenware. Speaking of, the kitchen has everything you need to whip up your favourite meals. One of the best things about this cabin is its outdoor space. It has a spacious deck, giving you a space to enjoy a meal as you take in the beautiful scenery. Also on the deck is a hot tub which can seat four people. The home has two bedrooms and can sleep up to six guests.

The Enchanted Lookout - private luxury cabin & Spa
Julian, California, United States
351 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the record player board games and no tv in the living room made for amazing family time
amazing the view the hot tub the cabin the kitchen appliances the wood burning stove
very cozy and the jacuzzi was a perfect touch
the beds were very comfortable and the hot tub was easy to use
there was just enough room for 2 couples celebrating our 2 year anniversaries
everything was exceptionally clean including the wonderful spa
this place is great clean cozy and has many thoughtful touches
exceptionally clean with everything you need for a weekend to get away
the cabin was super clean which is huge for me
the house was immaculately clean and so comfortable- including the bed & pillows
the host was super quick and receptive to our questions
tamara was a great host as usual
the instructions prior to arrival and labels in the home were very helpful
she truly is a super host
tamara was super responsive and is a great host
great location with wonderful vistas
perfect location for a weekend getaway
within good distance to town and a great place to get away to
great location very nice and relaxing
super close to julian too
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2. Secluded cabin that's been beautifully renovated (from USD 240)

This cabin has a lovely, cosy charm and it’s been recently upgraded so you can enjoy modern amenities. The living room has high ceilings, a fireplace, and plenty of comfortable and stylish furniture to relax on. When you want to whip up a family-favourite meal, head to the updated kitchen that has everything needed to create your favourite dishes. Even the bathroom is nice and updated with a waterfall shower head and heated floors. The cabin has two bedrooms and space to sleep four guests so it’s an excellent option for a family getaway. Plus, it’s nice and secluded so that you can enjoy family time surrounded by trees and wildlife.

Deerwalk Retreat- Close to Town, Miles from Stress
Julian, California, United States
137 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house was equipped with great air conditioner and air purifier to keep the house fresh
sleeping accommodations were so comfortable i meant to look at the mattress manufacturer
the beds were incredibly comfortable and the bedrooms were filled with natural light
we particularly enjoyed the heated tiles on the bathroom floor
it also featured modern amenities and a great kitchen
absolutely beautiful clean and relaxing
very clean not cluttered or fussy
place was sparking clean and had additional cleaning materials on hand (important during this time) and very stylish
nice and clean and love the fireplace
the house is impeccably designed and was immaculately clean
they are great hosts
owners have gone out of their way to make their guests feel welcome
in addition to being wonderful people they are the mvp of airbnb hosts
the owners are top shelf they take care of the property and the people that rent it
this place is fantastic our host sean and his family were extremely gracious and accommodating
ideal location for attending a julian wedding
the location as perfect
the location was perfect close to town in a tranquil setting
this was the perfect location since it's so close to everything in julian
this was such a wonderful place to get away to
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3. Cosy cabin with beautiful outdoor space (from USD 163)

If you like to spend your time outdoors, then this cabin is a great option for you. There are two beautiful decks, providing plenty of space to take in the view. The top deck is attached to the loft bedroom, providing a private space to gaze up at the stars before falling asleep at night. The lower deck has plenty of seating space and a barbecue, the perfect spot to enjoy a meal while taking in the scenery. There are even a swing and a hammock for you to use. Inside, the cabin has one bedroom, making it an excellent place for a romantic getaway. The living room has a wood-burning stove, a cosy sofa, and a TV. The kitchen is well-equipped for making your own meals.

Moose Mountain Lodge
Julian, California, United States
151 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we really enjoyed the double decks (upper for stargazing and lower with the grill and picnic table)
fully equipped kitchen & the wood stove warms the cabin nicely
even with multiple windows open and fans it got a bit warm as well
good internet too we even saw wild turkeys from the bathroom window one morning
comfortable and had everything we needed
the cabin was spotlessly clean and all the linens and towels were fresh
barbara's place is clean & comfy
was perfectly clean and well appointed
the cabin was clean and fresh linens were provided
the place what adorable and very clean
barbara was an amazing host
responsive host with nice local tips
barbara was friendly and quick to answer any of our questions
overall this was a nice place and very accommodating host
barbara exceeded my expectations she was always very responsive and helpful if we had any questions
laguna just 25 minutes away the location is perfect
it's location to town is perfect
great lodge if you’re wanting to be close to town
nice cozy cabin in grest location close to town
upstairs is so relaxing and very close to the city
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4. Secluded cabin with vintage charm (from USD 155)

While this cabin has been recently renovated, it does still retain plenty of its vintage charm. It still has a wood-burning stove and wood-panelled walls, which work alongside details such as a clawfoot tub and quaint, quilted bedspreads to really get you into the cosy cabin spirit. The cabin has two bedrooms and space to sleep five guests so it’s a great option for families looking to get away. The kitchen has everything needed to cook your own meals and the living room has plenty of seating space. Outside you’ll find a barbecue and lots of space to sit and eat your meals surrounded by nature. Plus, the cabin is nice and secluded so you can enjoy some privacy.

The Time Traveler Retreat! 5 star Cabin Pets OK
Julian, California, United States
228 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin has both ac and heat along with some space heaters for those needing extra warmth
we so appreciated the air conditioning as it was a very hot couple of days
such a beautiful and cozy cabin with great amenities
cabin is as pictured cozy with a beautiful deck beautiful bathroom great rate
the space is cozy with many thoughtful touches
very clean and quiet escape
the cabin was very clean and comfortable
clean comfortable place to stay in julian
the cabin is so clean and cozy
clean convenient and stocked with all necessities
john the host is so helpful
john was a very welcoming host
the host was very responsive and helpful
john was a wonderful host and responded quickly to all of my questions
they were kind and quick to respond with any questions
great location and close to town
the location is great very close to town
we loved the location
great location and close to restaurants and shops
pretty close to the town of julian although not walking distance
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5. Modern cabin sitting atop a hill (from USD 213)

This cabin has been beautifully designed with a modern feel while still feeling nice and cosy. The living room has stylish contemporary furniture reminiscent of Mid-century Modern design so you can unwind in front of the fireplace or TV in chic furniture. For those who like to cook, the kitchen has everything needed to cook your favourite meals during your stay. The cabin is situated on top of a hill, and luckily, there’s plenty of outdoor seating so you can look out over the beautiful scenery. It has two bedrooms and six beds, and sleeps eight guests.

Julian Flat Top Mountain Getaway
Julian, California, United States
78 reviews
Entire cabin 6 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the views and her cozy home
the views from the house are beautiful and the beds are comfy
the kitchen and bath were well-stocked and the beds were comfortable
we had such a comfortable stay and enjoyed the town of julian
the house is clean and stylish
bedrooms are clean and beds are comfortable
the house was clean and the kitchen well stocked for our use
her place is stylish and clean
the house is great as well so clean and little touches that make it very comfortable
mary is an amazing host
mary is a great host and any questions i had she was quick to respond
the hosts are extremely helpful & generous
amazing cabin with an amazing host
finally mary was a very communicative host providing prompt courteous and accurate information
the location is very beautiful
just a perfect location for a stay in jullian
close to quaint town and outdoor adventures
it’s ideal place to stay with your family
you must go to the wineries that are pretty much walking distance
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6. Quaint log cabin with hot tub (from USD 180)

If you’re looking for a quaint romantic getaway for two, then this log cabin might be the perfect option for you. The wooden structure and indoor fireplace give it a cosy vibe, inviting you to sit back and relax. But it’s got plenty of modern amenities too, including a brand-new kitchen with everything needed for making your own meals, a clawfoot tub with jets in the bathroom, and a flat-screen TV. Outside you’ll not only find seating space to enjoy the view, but also a spa where you can enjoy a relaxing, romantic evening under the stars.

181 reviews
cabin 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the gas fireplace/heater was amazing and heated the place up nicely
the memory foam mattress was extremely comfortable after a long day in the mountains
we enjoyed the well-appointed kitchen seattle's best coffee and godiva chocolates
rustic cozy but convenient and lavish with full kitchen heat outdoor jacuzzi and pretty claw foot tub
comfortable bed amazing porch for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails
clean neat well stocked kitchen bath and linens beautiful log cabin with cozy feel
the jacuzzi was hot and clean when we arrived and barbecue ready to go
we enjoyed a special romantic get-away in this quiet clean cabin
just a wonderful weekend thank you coleman cabin for hosting us
great communication and attention from the host throughout the stay
great little cabin super close to everything but you feel miles away
well situated for easy walk into town
cabin is in perfect location to main street
it is in the perfect location and had everything we needed
if you're looking for a romantic getaway this is your place
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7. Cabin surrounded by greenery (from USD 153)

For those looking to surround themselves with nature, this cabin is a great option. It’s surrounded by greenery and has a spacious deck so you’ll have the perfect spot to sit and take in the view. You may even spot local wildlife such as deer and wild turkeys roaming about. Inside, the cabin has two bedrooms and space to sleep up to eight guests. There’s a kitchen which has everything you’ll need for cooking your favourite meals during your stay. In the living room, you can curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace. Pets are also welcome at this cabin.

Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca
222 reviews
cabin 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place to getaway and disconnect although there is wi-fi if you absolutely need to connect
cabin is clean and comfortable
house was very clean and had all we needed
we really enjoyed our stay the house is spotless and well stocked
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8. Cabin surrounded by forest (from USD 250)

Here, we have another option that’s great for those looking for some privacy. This cabin is surrounded by forest so you won’t have to worry about neighbours being too close, and you’ll have beautiful views to take in. The cabin has two bedrooms and can sleep up to six guests, so it’s a good option for families or a group of friends. The living room has plenty of seating space as well as a fireplace and TV, making it the perfect spot to unwind in the evening. For those who like to cook, there’s a kitchen with all the necessities for making your own food. There’s plenty of outdoor seating space on the deck so you have the perfect spot to take in the greenery.

A Secluded Cabin on an Acre of Woods-Julian Mountain Haven
Julian, CA, US
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

9. Adorable cabin with vintage charm (from USD 93)

This cute cabin has space for two, which makes it the ideal spot for a romantic retreat. It’s adorable inside and out, with plenty of old-school charm including a wood-burning stove and vintage furniture. There’s a kitchen so you can make your own meals during your stay, while the living room has space to unwind and watch some TV. The cabin is surrounded by plenty of greenery so why not take your coffee on to the deck and take in the view?

Little Pine Cabin - Romantic Getaway - Netflix & WiFi
34 reviews
cabin 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage itself is very comfortable and well-equipped
it gets cold inside (late march) but the comfortable bed and blankets helped
very clean and i loved the nostalgic feel
the cabin was well stocked well kept clean and comfort
the cabin was quiet cozy clean and well stocked
the space was smaller than i expected but it was clean great hostess on property and lovely
ilona and rene are very helpful and nice
the groundskeeper renee was very kind accommodating and welcoming
so friendly and we had nice conversations with herwe loved relaxing on the porch and hammock
we absolutely loved renee the onsite caretaker
a water filter is provided which was super convenient renee the cabin guide is super friendly and helpful
again this is a cute place to stay for the duration
we really enjoyed the location and the cute shed-to-cottage conversion
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10. Cosy 1960s cabin nestled in the mountains (from USD 69)

This cute vintage cabin is a cosy retreat surrounded by nature. There are plenty of nice areas to curl up and relax, from the table and chairs outdoors to the living room with TV. The cabin has one bedroom with space for up to four guests so it makes a nice romantic getaway or place for a small family to call home. The hosts provide a barbecue outdoors, a variety of board games, and pantry items. Do be aware that the cabin has a kitchenette so you’ll be able to make your own simple meals.

Pine House - An updated retreat in the mountains - Netflix & WiFi
21 reviews
cabin 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
very clean though i would have liked the up high spots (windows and wood walls) to be cleaner
excellent property our cabin was clean and waiting for us when we arrived
i love the property very clean and has that ''at-home'' feeling
clean friendly nice area owners great
ilana was also a great host and made sure that everything was perfect
owners are very kind and responsive
the owner and the lady who lives on the property were really nice
responsive and eager to help i would absolutely stay here again
ilana was a great host the property was very clean and checking in was easy
really liked the location being right outside of julian
though close to neighbors the cabin was cozy and comfortable
the location is beautiful the cabin was exactly what we needed for our family of 4
would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice getaway nice location family friendly environment
a great place to stay at a great price
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So many cosy cabins to choose from

Julian offers plenty of cabin rentals to choose from. Whether you prefer the luxury of a modern cabin with lots of amenities or you want the quaint charm of a vintage cabin, there’s something for you. So book your favourite cabin rental in Julian, California, today!

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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