Boulder Creek Cottage

Bask in the summer sun ~ Snuggle in front of ​a roaring fire in winter. Come visit and rediscover life's quiet joys.

We would love to accommodate your stay in our 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage for your Idyllwild experience.

Our cottage sleeps 4 to 6 people. 


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Leave The World Behind! Rest, Renew, Restore, Reconnect

Quiet, clean, cozy and secluded, Boulder Creek Cottage is located in the premiere neighborhood of Fern Valley at 6,000' in the mountain town of Idyllwild California.
​Known for it's charm, Boulder Creek Cottage offers a wonderful mountain getaway to simply Rest, Renew, Restore and Reconnect.

Boulder Creek Cottage

Larry Van Liew 951-837-1556

BoulderCreekCottage@yahoo.com

For your next getaway, come experience your home away from home. Boulder Creek Cottage will be waiting for you and your guests with everything necessary for your arrival. Boulder Creek Cottage is truly for the Idyllwild guest who expects the very BEST. It is perfect for holidays, families, honeymoons, couples, mom and dad getaways, writers' retreats and more.

Our cottage provides a wonderful mountain ambiance, yet with all the modern conveniences. Whether used as a romantic honeymoon venue, a fun-filled family retreat, or just a cozy getaway, we think you will love our cottage.

Idyllwild ~ Fern Valley, California

April 9, 2014
​“A mountain home that is a True Gem!!!”
My wife and I have been visiting Idyllwild for over 25 years and have stayed at many different homes in both Idyllwild and Pine Cove. We both found Boulder Creek Cottage a “home” that we will return to again and again. The home is nestled amongst the tall trees at the end of a cul-de-sac, and has a high degree of visual privacy, which we highly value. Hummingbirds were our constant companions as we observed them from both inside the home as well as from the deck. One item of particular note that we observed was how clean the home was from top to bottom, including the fresh bed linens and soft bath towels - all provided by the owner. The large flat screen TV in the living room was perfect for our night time DVD’s, which we rented from a local store in town, and to our delight, we also watched a couple of the owner-provided DVD’s from their DVD library. Bring good walking shoes, as you can walk the local mountain streets or you can quickly access the Ernie Maxwell Trail, which is not too far behind the home. We stayed 4 days and 3 nights, and each night we saw a star filled sky from the front deck. One final note, the owner’s provided well-written instructions on how everything “works”, as well as the use of a free National Forrest Adventure Pass. We will be booking another reservation toward the end of the year.
JJ, from Northridge, CA

January 2014
"We came back!"
After my husband brought me here in October, we ended up loving this place so much we had to share it with our family. We had a great mini-vacation playing board games, cooking and hanging out by the fire. We "all" will definitely be back!
Chris, Caila, Frank, Sheila & all the kiddos

​December 5, 2013

"Fun Family Retreat" We stayed at Boulder Creek Cottage with our three daughters and had a wonderful time. The cabin was extremely clean and fresh. The beds cozy and warm. The girls loved playing out on the patio, playing the wide variety of board games available, and watching the squirrels and birds. My husband loved the Wi-Fi and ate lunch on the patio and browsed on his iPad, something he rarely has time for. It truly was a relaxing retreat. We found a great hike along a nearby scenic trail (Ernie Maxwell Trail). It was great to head back to our cozy cottage and light a fire, fix dinner in a kitchen with everything you need, and enjoy each others company. Larry made check in easy and was great with communication. Our girls didn't want to leave to go into town because they loved "their" cabin.
Heather & Rolan

September 25-28, 2013
"Perfect Mountain Retreat"
I'm still patting myself on the back for finding this gem. From the moment I contacted Larry to inquire about the rental, I was comfortable that we were in good hands. The photos of the cottage represent it well, but cannot communicate the wonderful serenity, peacefulness and beauty of the cottage and surroundings. We spent time on the deck watching the birds at the bird feeders and had great fun feeding peanuts to the squirrels and spectacular Stellar Jays. My husband and I stayed in the cottage alone, however it is perfect for two couples or a family. We are taking friends with us next time. It was our 8th trip to Idyllwild (our first time staying overnight as we live just "down the hill" in Palm Desert). Idyllwild is another world from our desert-redwoods and pines. The cottage is surrounded by giant California Oaks and yes, massive boulders. The cottage kitchen is stocked to the max-the best we've ever seen in a rental. I can't imagine what else you might need that isn't there-and the entire cottage has mountain touches everywhere, making it feel like a 'home'. One thing that was a nice surprise-the downstairs bath is a ½ bath, but is spacious and easily accommodates everything except a bath/shower. The upstairs full bath is very large and beautifully decorated. The location is very private and quiet at the end of a cul-de-sac but you're close enough to town to pop in for supplies, shopping and restaurants. We fell in live with Boulder Creek Cottage and are already planning our stay next summer. I should mention that this is an immaculate and will kept mountain retreat, not a rugged or worn cabin. Very comfortable beds and sitting areas. Thank you Larry for taking such good care of us! we'll be back!
Holly & Daryl

August 2013
"A Mile Nearer Heaven"
What an absolute delight to escape to your oh-so-charming cottage! It has such charm and warmth. A blanket of hospitality surrounds you from the minute you walk through the door. You can tell the owners' really took pride in offering their own home for us to use for the weekend. I felt like we were renting from a friend-not a business transaction from a stranger. The notebook you provided was very nice to introduce us to the local restaurants and attractions. The bedrooms are charming and cozy. We stayed in the master bedroom and my husband said it was more comfortable than our bed at home!! The kitchen had everything we needed and more! The photos on this site really reflect exactly what you will see upon renting this property. The property is immaculate and taken care of very well. The owners were wonderful and responded to all my questions right away. We would definitely recommend this property to everyone and we look forward to returning!! Thank you so much for sharing your little paradise, a mile nearer heaven.
Thank you for everything!!!

July 2013
"A Perfect Escape"
Thank you very much, your cabin was very clean, the large deck was a great place to star gaze. I wanted to get away from the suburban sprawl and see the stars for my 40th birthday. I contacted several renters and this one was the first to get back to me. The owner responded and accommodated my family quickly and efficiently. The cabin was awesome, clean, comfy and easy to find. The beds were very comfortable too. I hoped to see one of those bright blue jays from the photos and was not disappointed. There were a number of Stellar Jays flitting around the deck as soon as we woke up. They also have a humming bird feeder hanging near the window, such fun to watch them. At night we all sat on the deck and watched the stars for hours, which was amazing considering that my husband and kids are usually glued to their electronics! We went to the Idyllwild Nature Center during the day and really enjoyed a small hike. Idyllwild offers great hiking and mountain biking. All-in-all it's quiet, peaceful, and cozy. A perfect escape for those of us who live in the chaos of the city. I would highly recommend staying here for a nice quiet getaway. Nice selection of DVD movies in the cabin. Great place, owner very quick at responding to any questions.
Thanks again,
R. Ellen

June 15 - June 18, 2013
Even before we arrived , the owner was inviting and gracious. The property is private, well kept and spotless. There are two bedrooms. We enjoyed the weekend with another couple. The kitchen was great and we were delighted with the ground coffee, we'd for gotten to bring from home! 
Ellen

May 13 - May 15, 2013
I took my wife here for our 10th anniversary and we both absolutely loved it. It is a very cozy, private and romantic cabin. I don't think I've ever been more relaxed in my life. This was our first visit to Boulder Creek Cottage and it will not be our last. I understand the owners' have only owned it since March of 2013, but they have sure done a lot with this beautiful cottage. The home is perfect, and the location is second to none. The home is in a very private neighborhood, and the town is only a short drive away. The forest views are beautiful, and the rest of the property is well maintained. Larry is very accommodating and makes renting this place a seamless transaction. He is responsive to all of your needs and requests. If you are looking for the ideal place to stay in Idyllwild, look no further, you found it.
Eric

April 5 - April 7, 2013
Larry and Kendra, you have such a beautiful rental here. Not only because of the location, but also the care and thought put into everything. It truly felt like home away from home. We would love to come back out during the snowy season. Thank you guys so much. My husband and I really enjoyed our time here.
Isidro and Kristin

March 29 - April 1, 2013
The minute we saw the cabin we were enchanted. The more we saw, the more pleased we became. You thought of everything. We loved your cabin. It is beautiful and homey. The scenery was perfect for Easter.
Marilee, Bobbi, Michael, Diane and Gary

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