We spent a single night here over Memorial Day weekend and enjoyed our stay very much. The owners were very kind and welcoming, allowing us to check in as soon as our room was cleaned. It felt almost as if we were staying in the guest wing of someone's home as they treated us with smiles and friendliness. The location is three miles from downtown (which closes early) so for dinner we ate at the wonderful restaurant directly across the street from the hotel. My girlfriend had the vegan pizza while I had the special, 1/2 BBQ chicken with broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes. If you're looking for a safe, clean, and friendly stay, give this place a look.
We enjoyed our stay in this lodge (home converted into a lodge). The character of the lodge, view, and seeing four deer running through the property after a fresh snow helped the ambiance. Our kids enjoyed the 2-bedroom suite with the loft and will probably talk about that room for a while. Caretaker Jim was a really nice man; the only staff you'll see during your stay.
Nice quite condo complex across the street from a racquet club and about 2 miles from a well groomed popular golf course with a reasonable priced restaurant and bar. The mountain views are great, the broad desert sky is awesome, and the nearby neighborhood is nice, peaceful, and quiet. Complex is about 6 miles from town (Ramona). The one bedroom condo is roomy, lots of light, remodeled kitchen with coffee pot (and basic supplies). Bathroom is average (needs updating) but everything was functional and in good working order; plenty of hot water, plenty of thick towels, and nice toiletries. Bed was comfortable and linens good quality, plenty of pillows, comfy comforter, and black out curtains. Balcony has plenty of room and opens to the bedroom and dining area.
We arrived around 4 pm, not sure where to go.. apparently they sent the email after we left. Luckily we found someone. She informed us that the water had some issues, the sediment in the tank was causing the water to turn brown. She asked if we still wanted to stay as the water was essentially unusable. They offered a 10% discount, and apparently no one else stayed that night. So we decided to stay. It was very nice, we got a gallon of water, used whatever bottled water we could find and made the best of it. It was nice. The bed was comfy and our overall experience was good. We are making plans to return.. I do hope they fix the water issue.. that made it a little difficult but workable. We will return it was so much better than a hotel.
Had a nice view of the golf course. Even though the main road is right out front, really did not hear much traffic. Rooms however could be a little more sound proof but not bad enough where you can hear the next door persons conversation (unless they were on the LOUD side)
Food at the restaurant was good and so were the prices
Would go there again.
Staff / room / location were all nice- very clean and recently renovated. For people who haven't stayed here, there are usually several groups heading out to the desert to use the ATVs. They are out here to party, but they mainly keep to themselves.
This true tranquil oasis is tucked away in the Anza Borrego Desert at the foot of the Santa-Rosa Mountains. Our 100 guest …More
The desert dominates East County. Here, wildflowers bloom in the spring at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This isolated stretch of land is California’s largest state park. Nearby, soothing mineral waters welcome visitors at a pair of hot springs, one in Jacumba and one in Agua Caliente. Nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, the historic town of Julian offers a glimpse of Gold Rush California.