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“Romantic Home away from Home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Strawberry Creek Inn

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Strawberry Creek Inn
Ranked #7 of 9 Idyllwild B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mykonos, Greece
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Romantic Home away from Home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2010

The organic breakfast was amazing!! Rodney and Ian were fabulous innkeepers and provided us with a comfortable, cozy room with a fireplace. We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and couldn't have had a better time. Nice hiking areas and Cafe Aroma is a definite must. We will be back :)

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2010

What a blessing to finally find a green B&B where I didn't have to worry about my multiple chemical sensitivities! They went out of their way to make sure I wouldn't have a reaction to anything including food on our first romantic getaway in years. I found the hosts friendly and accommodating, but not intrusive which was great. The hosts pointed us in the direction of amazing restaurants - definitely go to The Mountain Restaurant and Cafe Aroma. The grounds and main house were lovely, the appetizers & cookies were great and breakfast was delicious. The weather was beautiful and it even snowed when we were leaving. The other guests were so nice. The room was cozy, sweet, clean and comfortable. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms and it was a little small for my 6'1" husband with the ceilings and shower, but he still liked the room alot. I loved the window seat, decor and the time away. I did get to peek at some of the other larger rooms and they looked gorgeous. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Los Angeles
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

We headed to Idyllwild to do some hiking and relaxing and chose Strawberry Creek Inn because of other Trip Advisor reviews. I can't imagine a better experience! We were greeted by Ian, the owner, who plied us with fresh vegetable pizza and homemade cookies before we even got to our room. Then he arranged dinner reservations at the Mountain Restaurant (fantastic!) We arranged for a packed lunch for our 10 mile hike on Saturday. Honestly, 10 miles starting at 6000 feet can be brutal and nothing makes a hiker happier than a gorgeous lunch of turkey panini prepared by Ian himself. And more cookies! Our breakfasts were delicious (thank god we did all that hiking or we'd be in serious trouble - homemade croissants!)

So many people were repeat visitors, and you can totally tell why. Everything at the Inn is lovely and friendly and mellow and wonderful. If you're in Idyllwild, let Ian and Rodney take care of you!

Oh and just so nobody thinks this is a fake review, we stayed in the Summer room and it was a little warm for us, and we would have loved to be able to open the windows for fresh air. But that is seriously such a small thing for such a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bethschax
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Corona, California
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2010

We stayed @ Strawberry Creek Inn during Easter weekend........had a wonderful time during our stay with warmth welcome from Ian (owner) and his staffs.

The cottage is so cute and nicely decorate. You feel like you're home. We stayed at Evergreen room inside main cottage. It also has fire place inside the room too (so romantic). The mattress is quite nice, I have no problem sleeping on that bed. The only concern is that shower stall too small, not suit for tall or big people. Overall for room amenities, I will give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Breakfast serve at 9:00 sharp.....homemade chocolate croissant, juice, fresh brewed coffee, fresh seasonal fruits, organic meal. You will enjoy freshly brewed coffee and variety selections of organic tea 24 hours. They also leave fruit platter, cheese & crackers, fresh homemade cookies in the kitchen for you to enjoy after dinner too.

We will stay there again for sure. I'd recommend this B&B to anyone who seeking a quiet romantic time with your loved one. I like that facts thet they're trying to "go green" by asking guests to recycle and conserve water. Good job Ian :)

Sorry, not recommend for family with kids since it is only for 2 persons per room. No pet allowed.

Overrall......4 stars for me :)

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank meaw_chick
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2010

My girlfriend and I drove up to Idyllwild on a whim for a quick, two day stay. We fell in love with the Inn the moment we checked in. The rooms were very cozy, comfortable, clean and thoroughly decorated with great care. We threw a log in the fireplace and fell asleep to a light fire every night.

Our favorite part of the stay was the delicious community breakfasts, which the owners cooked and served to us. We'd eat a wonderful home-cooked breakfast while chatting and sharing stories with all of the other guests at a large banquet table, some of whom travelled from as far as Germany.

The friendly owners would also leave fresh baked muffins or brownies in the community room daily for the guests. We were only at the Inn for a couple of days but could've stayed a week and were sad to leave. We'll be heading back next this December for sure.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank benkahle
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Additional Information about Strawberry Creek Inn

Property: Strawberry Creek Inn
Address: 26370 Scenic Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Region: United States > California > Idyllwild
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Idyllwild
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,031 - ₹ 10,062
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tranquil retreat that will rejuvenate your spirit and relax your body, the Strawberry Creek Inn offers peaceful luxuries and simple pleasures. Just two hours or less from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and San Diego, the San Jacinto Mountains will envelope you in the rustic beauty of Idyllwild, California. * Walk along Strawberry Creek * Savor a homemade breakfast of fresh, organic ingredients * Read in the library * Bask in the summer sun * Snuggle in front of a roaring fire in winter Come visit and rediscover life’s quiet joys. ... more   less 
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Strawberry Creek Hotel Idyllwild

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