July 8, 2004
It’s a nestled cabin, and the entire "backyard" beyond the wood fence is essentially forest. It’s far enough away from the adjoining neighbors that we never really heard each other... its very quiet and secluded that way. Tahquitz View has another cabin on the premises... a small studio cabin set a little back from the main house, named Squirrel's Nest; suitable for two and rents for less. There was a couple who rented the cabin for the second night when we were there... they have their own separate driveway and entrance, so there's no intrusion on privacy. We hardly noticed they were there.
The cabin was very (appropriately) woodsy in design: wood paneling everywhere, outside and in; there's a wraparound deck which opens up into the backyard barbecue area; more than a few stuffed birds and whatnot. Somewhat over-the-top but not unwelcome, to tell the truth. It was clean and well-kept - good first impression and kept us comfortable throughout the weekend. There's a wood-burning fireplace, which we thought novel enough for us to use despite it being July (the innkeeper kinda looked at us funny when we asked for firewood). The kitchen was fully functional and well-stocked with pots, pans, etc.
Two bedrooms downstairs, each with a queen bed, while the upstairs loft had a sleeper sofa. The entire place can sleep six comfortably... more if you bring sleeping bags. Only one bathroom, though, so don't pack TOO many people in. We found that one bath was fine for us, since no one was in too much of a hurry anyway.
Overall highly recommended; would've been higher had there been another bath. Served our purposes well as a private getaway place, but close enough to the city center that we could've walked there if we wanted to (we didn't).
From journal Idyllwild on July 4th Weekend