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. Of the many Idyllwild vacation rentals, Boulder Creek Cottage is truly for the 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.
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.
Hello Larry. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for providing the space for us to enjoy being up in Idyllwild again. We have now spent both of our birthdays in your lovely cabin and are already trying to plan our next adventure base out of Boulder Creek Cottage! We really appreciate your attention to detail, the cleanliness, and all the little touches (free wood, coffee, etc..) that at the end of the day are a big deal. We noticed this time that at the end of the day the light from the setting sun would shine perfectly on the swing you built. We took so much pleasure in feeding the birds and squirrels and I remembered to bring binoculars this time for a closer look. The peace and quiet are so soothing to the soul and we felt rejuvenated on our way out tinged with a bit of sadness at having to leave. If I hadn’t already been scheduled to work the next day I would have called you up and stayed an extra day since it was available. So thank you once again for providing such a special place to enjoy our time up there. You have ignited a dream within us to someday be able to have our own version of the Boulder Creek Cottage up there to call our own! Gary and Stacy
“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 Idyllwild cabins. 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, from the owner-provided 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 Forest Adventure Pass. Of all the Idyllwild vacation rentals we have stayed in, this one is at the top of the list. We will be booking another reservation toward the end of the year. JJ, from Northridge, CA
"We couldn't get over how absolutely beautiful and nicely decorated this place is. The cabin and surrounding property are just heavenly. We fell in love with this place and will most certainly be coming back!
Thank you for the memories,
Joseph & Emily
June 2, 2020
“We had a wonderful visit to Boulder Creek Cottage. It was spacious and clean, with everything you could ever need. It's quite close to town (30 minute walk) but feels remote and private. We loved sitting out on the porch and having a cup of coffee, or journeying up the outdoor steps to the wooden swing. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay for longer.”
Matt & Michelle
January 20, 2020
We had a wonderful stay at Boulder Creek Cottage. It is a lovely place to call “home” while visiting Idyllwild. The cabin is so clean, comfortable, cozy, charming, will-equipped, and well located. We love that it’s the best mix of rustic & modern, and that it’s close to shopping, dining, parks & trails while still being very private. Everything was perfect for us to enjoy our trip.
The Gottlieb-Garay family
Great cabin-Great host!
We appreciate all the thought you put into readying & supplying the cottage for guests.
October 13, 2019
What a welcome time away from "the city." Slow-paced mornings enjoying nature are the best. We had splendid weather, and in addition to exploring outdoors and heading over to the village, the deck, back porch, swing, birds, squirrels, dropping leaves and acorns gave time to nourish body and soul. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful mountain cabin. Oh, and of course enjoying fires, so warm and cozy. Great instructions and supplies. You have truly thought of everything.
Anne & Cristina
Beautiful place you have here. My wife says the bedrooms are very nice and the bathroom is perfect.
We had a gimlet on your north deck. Love the sound of the creek below. We've had cheese and crackers and a glass of wine on the south deck. And we are now enjoying the afternoon as meat is on the barbecue heating up. Can't ask for a better evening.
The only thing we have come up with that's going to be a problem is the fact that this stay will be way too short!! :)
This cabin is a great place to get away from the city and just enjoy nature. There were many beautiful birds (including hummingbirds) visiting the bird feeders. The squirrels enjoyed cleaning up after them. We really enjoyed relaxing on the swing in the backyard. The sound of the creek and the view of the trees while swaying back and forth was enough to put me in a trance of pure relaxation. It was nice that there was a large supply of firewood for us to use. I would love to go back for another visit some time soon!
April 27, 2019
Amazing Cozy Hideaway!
Owners have taken so much pride and joy to set up this home for a relaxing getaway. Everything in this home was comfortable, easy and convenient. Super clean plus extras like coffee, tea and condiments. My favorite thing was having the annual parking pass so we could enjoy the hikes. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, up against some large boulders, this is a haven for rest, whether you are out and about during the day or hunker down for a relaxing time.
Mar 16, 2019
We found Boulder Creek Cabin to be spacious, comfortable and quiet. The cabin is convenient from the well equipped kitchen to the comfortable family room (the red recliners are a perfect chair to read or enjoy the cozy fire) and warm, spacious bathrooms, this cabin is perfect for a couple or family. We were able to enjoy local county, state and Federal hiking trails within a few minutes of the cabin. On cooler days, we could go to Palm Desert, Anza-Borrego State Park or Temecula wineries for the day. There are multiple dining options within driving distance if you prefer to go out to eat rather than dine at the cabin. We found there were more things to do than we had time to enjoy them all. Larry was always available and answered any questions we had within a few minutes of sending him a text. Larry called a day ahead to be sure our GPS showed a route that avoided any closures and would get us safely to the cabin. Thank you, Larry for your concern for us to have a successful stay at your comfortable cabin. I would recommend this property to anyone who enjoys the quiet of a mountainside cabin--yet, is in an area that is convenient to grocery stores, restaurants and hiking trails.
W. Salem, WI
Larry’s place is comfortable and cozy. It’s perfect for a quiet, peaceful, relaxing vacay! It was also very clean which always makes it easier to get comfy and relax. We will definitely book again. Thank you Larry.
Pico Rivera, CA
December 26, 2018
Our stay at boulder creek cabin was better than anything we could have hoped for. Wonderful communication from the owners, an amazing cabin and wonderful thought was put in throughout the home for guests, not to mention the AMAZING property. I would rate this as one of my favorite vacations we have had to date. We will be back for many vacations.
Lemon Grove, CA
December 21, 2018
A perfectly lovely cabin and property!
Four family members with a baby stayed for a birthday and pre holiday stay. It could not have been better, truly. A fire was awaiting us as we arrived, the home was super clean, and charm all around. We’ve rented at least a dozen homes in Idyllwild and this was our favorite thus far. Cannot say enough about our attentive, wonderful host. We will absolutely be returning in 2019.
Quiet, Warm and Inviting Cabin Near Hiking Trails
We have been up to Idyllwild before and stayed at another cabin. So we knew coming up that we would love the area. But this cabin only brought us closer to things we love about Idyllwild: quiet, beauty, solitude and access to the hiking trails. If you like a secluded and tucked away place, this is the cabin for you. Inside the cabin, it felt comfortable and inviting. The owners have paid attention to detail. From a well equipped kitchen, to clear, detailed instructions on how to start a fire, to heated blankets on the beds. I spoke to Larry (the owner) a number of times about questions and other details and he is a warm and thoughtful host. A nice feature to the cabin is that it has individual heating for each room. The temps at night were in the 30s-40s, and we stayed nice and warm. We enjoyed playing some of the provided games and they have a nice DVD collection to choose from. Thank you Larry for a wonderful stay!
Long Beach, CA
A great place for our family of four. Quiet end of cul-de-sac location. Inside and out a relaxing place to hang out. We were there for a wedding in town, but wished we could have spent more time at the cabin. Clean and well appointed, from kitchen to books on the shelves. Great deck with lots of seating for outdoor eating and a quiet swinging bench under the trees to soak up the forest ambiance. Host Larry very pleasant, instructions and rules simple and clear. Highly recommend.
Culver City, CA
Great birthday gift to me!
I wanted some peace and relaxation for my birthday, and that's exactly what I got when we stayed here. My kids, my husband, and I loved it! We got to hang out, reconnect, play games, watch movies, hike, enjoy each other's company, and enjoy the surroundings. The cabin was cozy, yet large enough that we were each able to spend some quiet time reading on our own. It's located on a cul-de-sac, so the area is super quiet. The deck, which is huge, the swing, and the balcony provided areas to sit and hang out outdoors. The cabin is very close to town, so that was very convenient. The cabin has been well kept, was clean, and had everything we needed. We definitely were sad to leave and wish we had stayed longer. The owners provided a binder with clear instructions and information on everything. It's obvious the owners take pride in their property. Will definitely stay here again!
La Mesa, CA
The Boulder Creek Cottage was great. The location is awesome with great views of the mountains and surroundings. The home itself is very unique and is just a quick drive into town. My family and I had a great time and would definitely return.
Laguna Niguel, CA
July 23, 2018
Terrific Cabin In The Woods!
We had a wonderful weekend at this cabin in the woods! The cabin was really clean and comfortable. We were surprised at how well-stocked the kitchen was. It had everything we needed to cook for the weekend. We had a terrific time—thanks Larry!
San Diego, CA
I came here for peace, tranquility and immersion in nature. This place is perfect. Roomy, clean, and every window looked out at beautiful trees, sky, and rocks. The kitchen has EVERYTHING you need. The host was fabulous about connecting with us via text, answering every question promptly. We will return to this wonderful place.
San Diego, CA
May 24, 2018
Great cabin close to town. Larry was super helpful.
My wife, toddler, a friend and I stayed here for a few days. The cabin was clean and welcoming. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was the best outfitted kitchen I've seen in a house rental. If you love to cook you will have everything you need.
We enjoyed the deck and surrounding grounds. The fireplace was cozy. The proximity to town and trailheads couldn't have been better. Definitely recommend!
Larry was perfectly communicative and made the check in, check out and stay a breeze.
Los Angeles, CA
May 6, 2018
Perfect Idyllwild Getaway!
We recently returned from a two-night, mid-week stay at Boulder Creek Cottage. It was a delightful time. The cabin is spacious, yet cozy and the owner, Larry, was very helpful and gracious. I talked with him on the phone and he offered advice on places to hike and things to do. After we returned home, we realized we had left an item of clothing. I talked to him on the phone and he was so accommodating and pleasant about getting it returned to us. Very nice person! The cottage is in a beautiful setting and has a large deck that would be great to use in warmer weather. Definitely a thumbs up!
February 4, 2018
A piece of heaven!
Larry was kind enough to text me the day we arrived to see if we needed anything and to let us know that at anytime we should call if any questions. The home was so comfortable. We enjoyed a nightly glass of wine in front of the beautiful fireplace and it was like heaven. They had everything we could have needed along with puzzles and games. We would recommend this cabin to all our Family and Friends.
Kevin & Dawn D.
January 6, 2018
This is the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in. The owner was great to work with and this place has everything you will need for a wonderful stay including a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, unlimited firewood and a large BBQ.
December 24, 2017
We loved walking into the house and seeing the Christmas tree that was setup! It was a nice touch and that combined with the cozy feel of this property really made us feel at home. This location is very peaceful, yet just minutes away from where all the shops and restaurants are. The property owner was very nice, made sure everything was in place for us and checked to make sure we made it there safely. My kids and I had a great time and would definitely recommend this property.
October 26, 2017
This is the second time we've stayed at Boulder Creek Cottage and it was just as wonderful as the first. As soon as we pulled up the driveway, I instantly felt relaxed. The cabin was so cozy and had everything that we needed. My daughter and her friend loved the swing and spent hours exploring behind the cabin. It was very clean, quiet and private...which we appreciated so much. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Boulder Creek Cottage to anyone looking for relaxation and solitude. We also appreciate that Larry is so wonderful to work with and made everything from our booking to check-out seamless and easy. Thanks, Larry & Kendra....we can't wait to be back in a few months!
April 13, 2017
Thank you so much Larry & Kendra for helping to make our first stay in Idyllwild a great one. We loved the chipmonks, squirrels, and birds outside. It was so peaceful. Your deck is amazing and exploring outside was really fun. Inside, you guys thought of everything we could need and we couldn't have asked for anything more, except another night!
Thanks for everything,
Daniel, Wyleen, Jr, & Chloe
Our Boulder Creek Cottage Weekend!
We had a wonderful time and it was perfect for my daughter's surprise birthday weekend. We had everything we needed to make it so comfortable. It was very quiet, cozy and again so comfortable. The squirrels were the biggest that I have ever seen and they were all over the decking. So cute. Quite a lot of birds going at the feeder the whole time. I can't thank you enough for a wonderful weekend and looking forward to spending time this summer when the cottage is available. I have already recommended this to several friends and family.
Great Little Vacation Hideaway!
We just used the heater once, the rest of the time between the fire and the electric blankets we were snug as a bug in a rug. Larry was always very responsive to our needs and left plenty of information for the cabin and surrounding area. We definitely enjoyed ourselves, and the days flew by. Can't wait to go back! Highly recommended to anyone looking for a lovely getaway. The kids keep asking when we can go back to our mountain house!
Chula Vista, CA
What an amazing stay! The house and location are exactly as described. Larry was so helpful and responsive. We got some snow while we were there and aren't used to dealing with it. Larry told us everything we needed to know. And speaking of the snow, it was amazing! Our kids were sledding right outside the house! Can't say enough about how incredible this place was. We'll DEFINITELY be coming back!
We had such a wonderful time in this adorable and peaceful cabin. Our tweens loved hiking behind the cabin and found a cool rock to slide down! We also saw deer and loved watching the birds and monster sized squirrels. We can't wait to come back this winter!!
The Chaich Family
Our Expectations Were Exceeded!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent in the cabin. We went there knowing there would be wet weather so we expected to be inside much of the time. It was warm and comfortable. We appreciated the information about the cabin like wifi and cable. We used the menus to choose the restaurant we went to on Saturday. The attention paid to even the smallest of details made our stay comfortable and worry free. The cabin itself is beautiful. We had a wonderful time and we were very appreciative of the things you did to make it so. We'll be back again soon.
So glad we discovered your cabin! You have gone above & beyond to make your guests feel welcome! Little things like tissues, spaces to put things, night lights, lotions -- I could go on and on. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Our daughter & 1 year old granddaughter, my husband & myself had a great time!
Mike & Pam, Stephanie & Shelby
Lake Havasu, AZ
December 20, 2015
By far this has been our favorite cabin yet. So cozy, warm inviting and clean. We loved the little Christmas tree that was out for an extra feel of Christmas. The grounds are just perfect with the rocks and the swing. We all can't wait to come back and visit Boulder Creek again. Thank you so much for opening up your cottage for my family to enjoy.
Amie, Dani, Laura, James & Danni
"All the comforts of home" made our stay relaxed and simple. The perfect week-end away for Nana & her boys! Thank you! And the boys particularly enjoyed the animal friends who visited the deck each morning & evening. Both boys said they want to come back to the "same house" next time we visit the area. Nana appreciated how well organized everything was & the concise instructions for using specific items.
Cheryl, Noah & Reece
Wow!! What a blessing! Loved the deck & the swing...what a great idea for the swing. You have thought of it all. We so appreciated your hospitality. This is a great place to just breath in all that God has created to enjoy just chatting, BBQing & having time to rest. We throughly enjoyed our time here...thank you again.
Russ & Joy
Thank you so much Larry & Kendra for creating a wonderfully relaxing and lovely experience. What a beautiful home you have! The deck was the initial draw for us and it did not disappoint, as we spent most of our time relaxing, reading, chatting and playing Uno outside. We also really appreciated the well stocked kitchen. My bed was super comfy. Your cabin makes it easy to relax and feel comfortable. Also loved the secluded location and proximity to town and Humber Park hiking trails.
Dear Larry & Kendra,
We love this cabin. We ate dinner outside both nights and enjoyed the wildlife, The location is perfect! Arriving and staying the first night felt like home away from home. From the initial phone call about details, to house instructions, to everything from WiFi, books, games, and washer dryer - you present everything with great professionalism and all the comforts of home.
Garden Grove, CA
June 22, 2015
My husband, two sons (11 and 14), mother-in-law and I absolutely loved our stay at Boulder Creek Cottage. The cabin was just the right balance of cozy and rustic yet with all the modern amenities available (wi-fi, flat screen TVs in every room). The modern kitchen had everything you could ever need. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms quite spacious. The only regret I had was that my family and I were not able to enjoy all the cabins' amenities and features longer because we spent most of our two-day stay at a family reunion in Hurkey Creek camp ground. The surrounding area is beautiful. There is a lovely deck attached to the master bedroom as well as a huge front deck with BBQ and lounge chairs. I loved the wooden bench swing - I drank my coffee there in the early morning. Larry, the property owner was very attentive before, during and after our stay. He checked in with us to make sure all was well. And it was!
San Francisco, CA
Boulder Creek Cottage has everything - I mean everything. Just bring yourself and some clothes. Every amenity you could think of from ketchup to shampoo, BCC has it. The owners have taken great pride in this quiet tucked away location under the stars in the quaint town of Idyllwild. They are very customer service oriented and are concerned about making your stay the best! It's a great place to get away and relax-by yourself or with loved ones. There's plenty of room for everyone. Recharge, Reenergize and Revitalize yourself!
Chula Vista, CA
April 6, 2015
Boulder Creek Cottage is in a very quiet location off of a no-thru street. You have a lot of privacy on the huge deck and in the back yard a lovely two-seater swing. It is very relaxing to watch the birds feed at the feeders, and the squirrels enjoying the dropped seeds. The cabin is very clean and nicely decorated. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a very pleasant experience. We spent most of our time at the cottage, laying in the sun in the afternoons and enjoying the fireplace in the evenings. We really enjoyed our time here and will definitely make our way back again sometime and recommend this getaway to our friends and family.
March 28, 2015 25th Anniversary!
We booked in with Larry as we found this cottage on VRBO. We wondered how a rental could average 5 STARS through so many reviews. We now realize that it doesn't just happen. Larry and Kendra have done an amazing job with putting this rental cottage in perfect order. Everything has been thought of in the eyes of a renter. Our expectations were exceeded and we will tell others. We planned to do a lot of hiking but found ourselves simply enjoying the cottage and it's surroundings. The only negative about this cottage will be the moment we have to leave!!
May GOD truly Bless you Larry and Kendra as you continue to Bless those who use this cottage.
Marvin & Heather
Dear Larry and Kendra,
These few days have been a wonderful escape for us as we start our lives together as husband and wife. We got married on Valentine's Day and wanted a romantic, quiet getaway. This cottage is perfect! Minutes after we set foot on the property, we saw four deer feeding on the hillside below the back porch area. How amazing! It was the sweetest welcome ever! This serene, natural setting was all we could have prayed for and we feel truly blessed to have been lead to this place. Our favorite moment was sitting on the couch one morning and watching the birds flutter around the bird feeder, the squirrels scuttling around the railing on the deck, and the hummingbirds gracing us with their beauty every once in a while right in front of the window. We both felt joy overflowing and God's presence.
Thank you so much for providing this sweet, peaceful home to so many. We pray for another visit here soon.
God bless this home!
Hoi & Steve
December 24-27, 2014
Dear Larry and Kendra,
Thank you so much for opening your cabin to us. We couldn't have asked for a better Christmas week! Our children had a blast hiking around the property, setting out acorns for the squirrels, swinging on the hillside garden swing, and cuddling by the fire. They didn't want to leave and neither did we. We made wonderful memories that brought us closer as a family. This charming cottage was exactly what our family needed. You guys do a wonderful job creating a peaceful getaway! We are now rested and ready to take on the New Year!
October 30-Nov 7, 2014
We rent our share of VRBO's and yours is one of the best! Thank you for your attention to detail. Everything is well stocked throughout. We were equally happy enjoying the sun on the deck or a roaring fire in the fireplace! After a day of hiking it was great to come back to your cozy cabin and relax. We will be back!
Robin & Frank
July 16-18, 2014
What a fabulous place you have here! So cozy and peaceful. We throughly enjoyed every minute here and did not want to leave! So relaxing and beautiful. Your home exceeded all of our expectations by miles. Loved the porch, watching the birds and tree squirrels. We will definitely come back!
Our daughter especially enjoyed the swing which supplied wonderful views of wildlife in the evenings.
Gloria, Glen & Jennifer
May 30-June 1, 2014
We came back for another relaxing & enjoyable weekend. We were not disappointed! Not one bit. Our friends fell in love with this place the same way we did, on our 1st trip. I hope Larry and Kendra never change what they are doing here. Everything is perfect and we look forward to creating and enjoying many more memorable moments at this cottage.
Thank you for all that you do!
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.
Have questions? Call 951-837-1556
Contact: Larry Van Liew 951-837-1556
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