Where To Stay In And Near Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California - Updated 2022

where to stay in idyllwild

California isn’t just beaches, tall palm trees, and surfing culture. There are forests and communities tucked in emerald mountains, too. Take Idyllwild-Pine Cove, for example. Nestled high up in the San Jacinto Mountains, it’s a completely different world from the golden images of California we’re used to. So, what does one do in Idyllwild-Pine Cove? Go out and play! The community is ideally situated near pristine outdoor destinations, like the Mount San Jacinto State Park, the Idyllwild Nature Center, and Suicide Rock, which is a favorite among climbing enthusiasts. If you’re not the outdoorsy type, you can escape to Idyllwild-Pine Cove to take a breather and escape the city. If you’re wondering where to stay in and near Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, here are our top recommendations.


1. The Fireside Inn (from USD 119)

When you’re traveling to Idyllwild-Pine Cove, one of the absolute must-dos is to stay in a cabin. The Fireside Inn is the best hotel in the area that offers the cabin experience, elevated to give you the celebrity treatment. Each guest room at the Fireside Inn has air-conditioning, an en-suite bathroom with shower (along with all the essentials), and a flat-screen TV and a Blu-ray DVD player, in case you’re in the mood to watch some movies. Outside, there’s a garden where you can go out for a stroll, hang out, and breathe the fresh mountain air. From here, San Jacinto Mountain is a short drive away.

The Fireside Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 54540 North Circle Dr suite 313 25685 AlderWood Dr
Accommodates: 2

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2. The most romantic cabin in Idyllwild-Pine Cove (from USD 86)

Retreating up to the mountains with your significant other? Stay in the most romantic cabin in town! This private retreat in the Idyllwild area is away from prying eyes but close enough that restaurants, shops, and entertainment options are all a short walk away. Stay here for two nights to enjoy everything Idyllwild-Pine Cove and this cabin has to offer. There’s an indoor fireplace to keep you and your boo warm when the nights are cold, a comfortable bed perfect for snuggling, and a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare a romantic breakfast-in-bed or a candle-lit dinner for two. The cabin also comes complete with all the essentials like towels and toiletries so you can pack light.

Best loved romantic cabin in town for two persons
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, United States
490 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was warm and had great wifi but there is a 2 hour per day wifi limit
it’s cozy and warm and has everything you need for the perfect little getaway
the queen-size bed was perfect for my wife and me
christina’s cabin is perfect for a cozy getaway from city living
kitchen was great we cooked and prepared all our meals while there
it was clean with lots of towels
so clean and cozy
it was clean and exactly as described
the cabin is clean well stocked and very cozy
the place is sparkling clean and super cozy
wonderful decor quick response with host
easy checkin and checkout and a communicative host
fantastic host perfect cabin
christina and her home were awesome she was very informative and easily accessible with questions
christina is a great host too with answers to all your questions
cute cottage close to town
great location within walking distance of restaurants and shops
the location is private yet steps away from the charming downtown area
this was the perfect location
easy access to main streets
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3. Group-friendly apartment with skylights

If you want a bit more space or you’re traveling with a couple of friends, this one-bedroom apartment ideal for three guests is just right. It’s located in a quiet neighborhood with a car port and a garage, just in case you’re driving up Idyllwild-Pine Cove. Stay as if the apartment is your own. Cook for the rest of the group in the stocked kitchen, amp up the heating when the temperatures drop, or host a movie marathon. The bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed, while there’s a pull-out sleeping couch out in the living room that can even accommodate two people. Don’t forget to say hi to the host’s dog when you’re here!

Wettlaufer Nesbitt Apartment
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, United States
184 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cute apartment with rustic furniture kitchen and decor
lovely and incredibly cozy guest with tons of natural light in a beautiful town
nice wood stove and space heaters kept us warm and cozy
quiet street and private space made us very comfortable
this little apartment cabin was the perfect respite for our family
rental clean and equipped
matthew's place was clean and very quiet
it's clean comfy and well-supplied and a great value
matthew’s place is warm clean and really quiet
matthew’s place was clean spacious and so comfortable
matthew is a great host
matthew is an excellent host
host is very nice and communicative
hosts were very kind and helpful
matthew was very friendly and communicative
great location close to everything
great location and a great value
great location quaint and cozy
loved the location and brightness of the apartment
located in a residential area but within walking distance of the beautiful little mountain town of idyllwild
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4. Bright red and cozy family home

Hidden among the green of the pine trees is a beautiful red property fit for a family trip to Idyllwild-Pine Cove. It has one bedroom and three beds, which is just perfect for a group of five people. You can let the group in to a private entry, prepare hot meals at the full kitchenette, and enjoy the outdoor space. While there’s a bedroom upstairs, you can easily transform the living quarters on the first floor into a second bedroom with enough capacity for three people. The biggest highlight of this Airbnb is that it’s only a short walk to Idyllwild Arts Academy, which hosts free concerts, festivals, and other cultural events.

Cozy Family Nest Minutes to Arts Academy
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, United States
178 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wall heaters weren’t needed but ac or fans would’ve been a godsend
great wifi for our phones and netflix provided on the tv
wifi a/c heating mini fridges microwave tv and comfy beds make this stay even better
we we hot good sleep and had everything necessary to be comfortable
thankfully we had some camping chairs so all 4 of us could have dinner and breakfast outside
everything was very clean
it was very clean and tidy
great spot—clean spacious and cozy
serene clean location comfy bed
we had everything we needed in a sparkling clean home
the host was very nice
this home and its owner are lovely
ishay was a wonderful host
the host is lovely and easy to communicate
very kind host went all out to make sure we are satisfied
great location within a wonderful town
perfect walking distance to idyllwild arts
perfect location near idyllwild arts academy
beautiful convenient location with a short drive or walk to the town center
an easy to find location with very comfortable beds
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5. Rustic mountain studio with hardwood features

As we mentioned earlier, it’s a must to stay in a cabin if you’re traveling to a mountain destination. And this studio is definitely a top contender when it comes to the best accommodations in the Idyllwild-Pine Cove area. There’s plenty of space for three people–there’s a plush queen-sized bed and a sofa bed in the studio, as well as a patio table that can easily host a party of six. Fire up the grill and cook some burgers and BBQ, enjoy your favorite shows or movies on the flat-screen TV, or get some work done at the dedicated work space if you came up to focus on a special project. From here, you have access to Mount San Jacinto State Park’s intricate network of hiking trails should you need some inspiration.

Lower-level mountain view studio with multiple decks
Idyllwild, California, United States
15 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor porches offered beautiful views of sunsets and were very comfortable
but cozy the beds were very comfortable
it has great views it's cozy and in walking distance to town
the outdoor space is amazing and the units are smartly decorated clean and cozy comfortable
i already left a kind note for the owners in the traveler's journal
luckily a neighbor was kind enough to help us find it
great place great location super clean super comfortable
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6. Modern contemporary cabin underneath the pines (from USD 115)

Mountain cabins don’t look the same. Some are more traditional, while others learn towards more contemporary design sensibilities. If you’d like to stay in a mountain cabin with a twist, this chic one-bedroom property is perfect. Only recently renovated, the cabin has a cozy living room where you can get comfy, a relaxing bathroom, and a beautiful kitchenette with hardwood custom cabinets. The town center is a short walking distance from the cabin if you want to stretch your legs and check out what Idyllwild-Pine Cove has to offer, but you can explore the hiking trails nearby as well.

Wheel Room at 11 Chimneys
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, United States
62 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sofa in the living room is a loveseat but it was perfect for my husband and i
the inside was done wonderfully and the space is very comfortable
the bed was a full size and was very comfortable
beautiful location and beautiful space everything at emma’s space was beautiful - sparkling clean
emma was a great host
emma is very accommodating and is very quick responding which i really appreciated
good communication with host
the location was perfect
the location is good as well
i loved this remote peaceful location
this place is in a wonderful location and in a beautiful area
great unique location - quiet & secluded but still close to the center of idy
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7. One-bedroom suite with stunning mountain views

If you find that the accommodations in Idyllwild-Pine Cove are fully booked, there’s a cool option: stay at Palm Springs instead. Located about an hour’s drive away from the community, this stylish desert city is jam-packed with things to do. You can easily make this one-bedroom suite your base and travel up to San Jacinto Mountains to be surrounded by pines, then go back down to Palm Springs and admire the mountain as you soak in the pool in the central patio. The property is done in the Palm Springs modern-style, with a queen-sized bed, a private entrance, a walk-in shower, and WiFi access.

Your Beautiful Bedroom Suite in Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California, United States
105 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Palm Springs apartment with outdoor kitchen area (from USD 132)

Another great option in Palm Springs is this warm and bright apartment suite for two. It has everything you need–a full-sized and equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a comfortable queen-sized bed, and a well-appointed bathroom in case you want some “me” time. You can relax, read a book, or enjoy long conversations with your companion out in the seating area when the weather is nice. Furthermore, this Airbnb rental is only minutes away from the shopping and dining options in Downtown Palm Springs. To go up to Idyllwild-Pine Cove, take CA-74 for a scenic, hour-long drive up the mountains.

Cozy Warm Sands Guest Apartment
Palm Springs, California, United States
307 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattress is particularly comfortable
the furniture was in great shape and very comfortable
nice little outside garden for coffee and breakfast
his place is tidy and has all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay
the apartment was very clean and included all the necessary essentials
clean and cozy
the place was very clean and cozy
a clean cute and comfortable house
very clean and the bed is exceptionally comfortable
amazing stay clean quiet comfortable
robert was a great host
he was responsive to our questions and communicative
he was helpful and provided great recommendations for local attractions
robert was a great host very accommodating and warm
robert was a fantastic host
cozy and close to everything great in palm springs
this was a very cute place
robert's place is tastefully decorated in a great location - quiet neighborhood close to downtown and ralph's
i enjoyed walking to the starbucks and a short drive to restaurants
a peaceful location that is well located for many of the amenities of palm springs
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9. Luxury retreat in exclusive resort (from USD 278)

When in Palm Springs, treat yourself to a luxury escape. You can stay at this studio apartment in Palm Springs Spa and Resort for the best weekend ever. You don’t have to leave the premises if you want. After all, you already have access to the swimming pool, spa, and other amenities inside the resort. The studio apartment itself is decked to the nines like a plush hotel room, with an uber-comfortable bed, a kitchenette, and a living and dining area where you can just chill out. There’s a patio terrace so you can enjoy the views of the golf course and the San Jacinto Mountains beyond.

Palm Canyon Resort, Junior Room #1
54 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place to visit with kids as it has a water slide and kid-friendly small and large pools
rooms were clean with a nice patio and kitchenette
the kids pool slide was amazingly fun and the big pool was relaxing
the room was nice maybe a little bit small for three people but ok
great room with a comfy bed
cleanliness and neatness was very good
overall resort was nice with hot tubs clean grounds and pool
the place itself is a bit old but has everything and is kept clean
i sent barbara a couple messages and she was always quick to reply and very helpful
she was responsive professional and overall easy to work with
the staff was courteous and the room was clean
very accommodating and loved it
check-in was easy and friendly
it was a great stay the location of the room was close to everything
great location felt private and was still very close to lots of great restaurants
great location surrounded by more expensive resort but this place was comparative and just as good
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10. Stylish and modernist designer apartment (from USD 149)

Grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in one of the houses that sparked the Modernist movement in Palm Springs: Frey’s Kocher-Samsom Home. It may have been built in the 1930s, but it was renovated and restored to its full glory. Since this is a rooftop apartment, you have the best seats in all of Palm Springs to enjoy panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Frey's Kocher-Samson Home
70 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furnishings were comfortable as well
one of our favorite parts of this apartment was the deck outside
loved the apartment and patio
the bed was comfortable and everything in the place was really clean
the staff/hosts are very accommodating and provide excellent service
super friendly staff
daniel was very friendly and accommodating as were the owners/employees of the store downstairs
our host was very prompt friendly and very helpful
the location is perfect
great location the frey building is part of palm springs architectural history
perfect location in the center of the design district
perfect location historic cool layout and vibe
great location and easy check-in
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