Visit Idy

Visit Idy is the tourism brand for the mile-high village of Idyllwild, California. Tag #visitidy to share your memories of this special place.

The ranger station in Idyllwild. When stopping in to pick up your Adventure Pass and Wilderness Permits take a few moments the check out educational exhibits. #simplyidyllwild #visitidy

Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead...same L.A. traffic, same L.A. fast food, same L.A. people and same L.A. STRESS.

Travel back to a simpler time, Southern California's most relaxing mountain getaway, Idyllwild. #simplyidyllwild #visitidy

Winter's made a comeback and it's perfect fireplace weather. #simplyidyllwild #visitidy

Turn on your sound.

The birds are feeling really frisky today, spring is right around the corner. #simplyidyllwild #visitidy

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Follow the deer...
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Beer brewed with mountain water. #simplyidyllwild #visitidy

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Strawberry Creek on a mild winter's day. #simplyidyllwild #visitidy

Where will the road take you today? #simplyidyllwild #visitidy

#simplyidyllwild #visitidy

Local hotelier wins a National award. #visitidy to experience award winning accomodations.

Congratulations to CHLA's Marc Kassouf for being named Small Property General Manager of the Year by the American Hotel & Lodging Association! As a 2018 recipient of CHLA's Small Property General Manager of the Year award, Marc's recognition goes to show that California has some of the best hoteliers in the nation! In addition to his day job as a Group GM for Quiet Creek Inn, Marc goes above and beyond for his fellow hoteliers and currently serves as CABBI Chair and as a member of CHLA's Board of Directors.

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We put the "Wild" in Idyllwild.

One of our neighbors taking a tour of the inn grounds.

Winter on Strawberry Creek.

Winter on Strawberry Creek, isn't it beautiful. #visitidy

What a wonder time of the years, #visitidy

Snow Day....check out this gorgeous video of Strawberry Creek at Quiet Creek Inn. Limited rooms left between now and New Year's.

Merry Christmas from Idyllwild.#visitidy

What a view! #visitidy

Idyllwild high country got a nice dusting of snow last night and more is on the way, we're excited that we may have a white Christmas.
Limited availability left for the upcoming holidays.

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Still time to #visitidy for the holidays.

Christmas in Idyllwild...

From home made smudge wands to reiki to meditation and drumming circles. #visitidy rest your soul. #getyourinnershamanon

Perfect evening for the soul. Escape the rat race and #visitidy

Nightfall at Quiet Creek Inn. Perfection.

Strawberry Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast


Old Man Winter has arrived in Idyllwild. Hurray to the first snow of the season.

Fairy wishing trees in Idyllwild. @ Quiet Creek Inn

Moonrise over Taqhuitz Peak.

Horse shoe's anyone? #visitidy

Quiet Creek Inn


The Oak trees are in full fall glory. #visitidy

Good morning world, the weather's just's the perfect time to #visitidy

Where will the road take you this fall? Lily Rock, Idyllwild, California.

Suicide Rock from Humber Park. Fall colors still fill the forest but will be gone soon. #visitidy now for the best fall weather Southern California has to offer.

Just a few pics from around Idyllwild. Autumn, the perfect time to #visitidy.

Quiet Creek Inn

Autumn is nearly here.

Calling all convertible drivers, bike riders or roadtrip lovers. Now is the perfect time to visit Idyllwild, the 243 north of town is still closed after Lake Fulmor...hardly anyone is on the road between the village and the lake so it's a great opportunity to enjoy a virtually deserted winding alpine road. You can take your time and enjoy your choice of look outs. Visit and to reserve your mountain driving getaway today.

All of these photos were taken in the last two days, temps in the mid 70's, perfect for wind in your hair driving.

Tell us again, why aren't you in Idyllwild?

Have you followed the Trail of the Painted Deer? #visitidy

One of our deer had a really rough winter but has returned after some spa time with a new do. Thanks Ben Gilton for the reinvisioned buck.


Don't let all the talk of road closures keep you from Idyllwild, it as close and convenient as ever.

Since everyone's talking about road closures here's a quick set of Google maps to give you an idea of what getting to Idyllwild is like on a Thursday Morning at 10am.

Since Los Angeles and Inland Empire residents access to Idyllwild is most affected by the road closures, most of the maps are based on leaving the L.A. Basin.

The 74 through Hemet (check Caltrans for Pilot Car Schedule) takes 2 hours and 11 minutes.

When the 243 was open the travel time from L.A. to Idyllwild through Banning generally took the same amount of time since the 243 is much more curvy and generally people drive it a little slower.

So now those coming from the basin can go through Temecula will drive 2 hours 40 minutes
(30 Minutes extra) and those going through Palm Desert will drive 2 hours 55 minutes (45 minutes extra)

San Diegans are unaffected by the closures as are those coming from the Coachella Valley.

In talking with guests from L.A. it seems as though rush hour drives are still daunting but are running about the same delay as when the 243 was open.

We hope this helps you understand that our mountain village is still accessible and the inconvenience is minimal.

Another reason to #visitidy...the views.

Highway 243 is open north of Idyllwild as far as Lake Fulmor. We drove the 20 mile round trip from Strawberry Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast and it was gorgeous. Since it's a dead end right now once you are north of Pine Cove, the road is empty save for an occasional Caltrans truck. It was awesome to have our choice of pull out spots for photos.

Quiet Creek Inn

Breathe.... and #visitidy

A reminder to take 30 seconds and breathe. Listen to the falling water and let your cares be washed away. For more in depth relaxation sessions, book your cabin at

It's 80 degrees and sunny, if you're not in Idyllwild, you are missing the best weather in Southern California. Quiet Creek Inn #visitidy

Another reason to #visitidy the Renaissance Faire returns this fall.

Quiet Creek Inn

What a lovely summer day...

30 seconds of peace and relaxation for your Saturday.

Whether you're catching him at the Post Office or at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop on Saturday mornings between 7am and 9am, Christian Chalifour will delight. One of the many reasons Idyllwild is worth the drive. #onlyinidy #visitidy

Another reason to #visitidy

Plant Food Supper Club always delivers. Vegan or not, good food is good food.

A great reason to #visitidy

Did you know that Scott Finnell hosts studio tours of the Finnell Glassworks studio? Contact Kim Finnell for information on the next scheduled studio tour! #finnellglassworks

Middle Ridge Winery

We're excited to share that the drive to Idyllwild via Hemet just got a little easier. Hwy. 74 is now open (with escort cars) with extended hours EVERY WEEKEND -- from 4:00am-Midnight on Saturday and Sunday (Monday-Friday hours remain the same.) That's 20 hours of access on the weekend! The longer hours will also be available every day during the long 4th of July weekend (Th, 7/4 thru Sun, 7/7). Plan a visit and enjoy pine trees and beautiful blue skies.

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Winter on Strawberry Creek.



26345 Delano Dr STE 240
Idyllwild, CA
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