Hotel at a Glance: Silver Pines Village
Silver Pines Village occupies a little world of its own in Idyllwild’s pine-studded hills. A half-dozen pet-friendly guest rooms make up the lodgings here, which are within easy reach of hiking trails and nearby restaurants. There is also a place to grill burgers if you want to have a cookout.
- Rustic lodgings: The six guest rooms have exposed wooden beams and woodsy decor. On cool nights, you can warm up in front of a fireplace in select rooms.
- Dining nearby: Guests can savor inventive Italian cuisine or traditional Mexican eats at restaurants that are close to the village.
- Take a hike: The lodge is near hundreds of miles of wooded trails. Keep your eyes peeled for rare birds along the way.
- Bring Fido: Pets can tag along for $10 each per stay.
Idyllwild, California: Four Seasons in the San Jacinto Mountains
Snowy peaks dot the horizon in winter and brisk breezes blow in spring and autumn in Idyllwild. When you consider the fact that Idyllwild lies just an hour’s drive from the blistering California desert, snow can be a surprising sight.
The city’s unique position in the San Jacinto Mountains makes it a superb destination for both relaxing and adventuring in the outdoors. Celebrities such as Dolly Parton and Sean Connery have taken to the area’s secluded feel, as it’s just a quick escape from LA. The town is also flanked by two huge rock formations—Tahquitz Peak and Suicide Rock—which are popular attractions for California climbers.