November 14th, 2013 by Woodland Park Manor
We just returned from a wonderful lunch at one of our favorite Idyllwild restaurants–La Casita!
La Casita has been a tradition with our family and friends for years. Robert and his staff serve fresh, delicious Mexican food and make us feel at home every time we visit. Today I had their specialty…a Chile Relleno! Colin had his usual…cheese enchiladas. We also enjoy their Taco Salads and Taquito Bits.
We join friends at La Casita every Monday evening for Taco Night. It seems half of Idyllwild eats at La Casita on Mondays! We can always count on running into old friends and enjoying a chat.
Our weather has been perfect. Fall is in full swing. The trees are full of color and the nights are crisp and cool. We have had two light snowfalls already and are looking forward to another beautiful Idyllwild winter.
Come for a Fall visit….and enjoy a meal at La Casita!
October 15th, 2013 by Woodland Park Manor
We have had our first snow! This is the earliest snow we recall in our 34 years at Woodland Park Manor. It was just a couple inches and it melted quickly but it was a promise of more to come!
For now, we are enjoying sunny and cool days. The leaves are turning beautiful reds, golds and yellows. It is a great time of the year to hike, bike ride or spend time at one of our lakes. The scenery is amazing!
We spent some time on the Ernie Maxwell trail last week. The weather was perfect, the Fall colors were breathtaking. We saw more birds than ever before, many squirrels, bunnies and even an elusive bobcat. It was an easy afternoon hike…..5 miles round trip. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
This Fall the deer have been coming by our park area here at Woodland Park Manor. Early in the morning we look out and often see a family of deer munching in our park. We love it!
Come enjoy Fall in Idyllwild!
September 10th, 2013 by Woodland Park Manor
We have had a week of wonderful thundershowers!! Plenty of rain and fresh, cool temperatures! The forecast calls for sunny clear days this weekend. Come enjoy time in our mountains!
Our Idyllwild Art Alliance is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity this Sunday. The are gifting our community with a herd of 22 deer sculptures….each uniquely painted by a local artist. Each deer will reflect a different aspect of Idyllwild, from local history to natural beauty to hiking our beautiful trails!
The herd will gather one time only–this Sunday, Sept 15–at Forest Lumber from 11:00-1:00pm. After the gathering, each deer will be placed in a special location around our village.
And, remember, Saturday, Sept 14, is our annual Home Tour! This is a wonderful opportunity to tour some of the most amazing homes in Idyllwild. This year’s homes range from historical to contemporary. Sponsored by the Idyllwild Historical Society, this annual tour is always a guest favorite!
Join us for beautiful weather and unique fun this weekend!
August 26th, 2013 by Woodland Park Manor
Summer is coming to a close….but we have much to offer before it is over!
Labor Day weekend is coming up and it will be wonderful!
The forecast is for pleasant, sunny days and cool evenings. Most of our wilderness area is open and guests are enjoying time on the trails. Our Pool in the Pines will be open for a few more weeks….until Fall weather arrives!
Labor Day in Idyllwild brings ART! Idyllwild was named on of the 100 Best Art Towns in America! The Art Alliance of Idyllwild sponsors our Art and Treasures weekend. Watch artists create, consider pieces for purchase, hear live music, hunt for treasures in the village. For more information, go to www.artinidyllwild.com
Labor Day weekend also offers many yard sales for another kind of “treasure hunting”.
Mile High Café, Café Aroma and the Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe are among the restaurants offering live music.
If you can’t make it up for Labor Day, consider another weekend in September. The Idyllwild Historical Society is offering their very popular, annual Home Tour on Sept 14. This year’s tour includes 5 homes ranging from 1920′s historical cabins to a contemporary masterpiece by well known architect Dennis McGuire. This tour is always a guest favorite. And a favorite of ours too….Colin and I will be there!
Come and enjoy!
August 11th, 2013 by Woodland Park Manor
Our annual Jazz Festival is coming up this weekend!
Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines offers an amazing weekend of great music, a Dine in the Pines Food Court and unique work from over 50 artisans available for sale.
This year, we are thrilled to have our own Casey Abrams performing on Sunday. Casey grew up in Idyllwild and has gone on to fame and fortune—starting with his much loved time as a finalist on American Idol.
The Jazz Fest will showcase more than 2 dozen music groups performing in 3 different venues. Move between the French Quarter, Stephens Recital Hall and the beautiful Holmes Amphitheater to hear Straight Ahead Jazz, Latin, Rock, and Blues.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and sit beneath the Pines and Cedars to enjoy great entertainment in the gorgeous natural setting of the main stage in Holmes Amphitheater.
This event is a fundraiser for Arts Education at Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. Help support Arts Education and enjoy a one of a kind weekend in Idyllwild!
For the full line up, tickets process etc, please go to www.idyllwildjazz.com
We have just a couple openings left so give us a call…..we would love to have you join us for this special weekend!
July 22nd, 2013 by Woodland Park Manor
After a challenging week, including 5 days of evacuation due to the Mountain Wildfire, we are back!
We drove home yesterday through wonderful, wonderful rain. And, it just started raining again! Most amazingly, there is no ash, no soot, no debris!
Idyllwild is as beautiful as ever.
We are so very thankful!
May 9th, 2013 by Woodland Park Manor
We welcome pets in all our Cottages and in the following Vacation Rental Cabins:
Creek Cottage, Fernwood, Point of Rocks, Ridge Dome, Stonewood, Feather Ridge and Norwood Pines.
For our guests with pets…..
- For your pet’s safety and the safety of our native wildlife, ALWAYS keep your pet on a leash!
- Please do not leave your pet alone in your cottage or cabin unless they are crated.
- Please keep pets off the beds and furniture.
- Pets are not allowed in the pool area. Sorry!
- We charge a $15.00 pet fee in our Cottages