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“the Hill” through May 2013. hen you think of Idyllwild, The arts abound, from galleries that visions of tranquility and a slow feature the work of local artist and live paced village comes to mind, so performances by the talented students at you may be surprised at how many things the Idyllwild Arts Academy and many there are to do, which inspired this edition of restaurants showcase the talents of local the Idyllwild Guide. musicians. There are several specialty shops October kicks off with “It’s all about the Grace Reed that make it a joy to meander casually Animals” with country music star Leann Publisher around town. Find some great gift ideas on Rimes at the Living Free Animal Sanctuary Idyllwild Guide & Town Crier page 39. and the Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town Be sure to watch for updates to town at the Idyllwild Community Center site. events in the weekly Town Crier newspaper, available Don’t miss the 15th-Annual Art & Wine Walk and at newsstands throughout mountain communities, by the Isis Theatre Company presentation of “Political subscription and online at idyllwildtowncrier.com. Suicide at the Caine Learning Center, which quickly Remember, there is always something to do in follows on October 13. Please refer to the events Idyllwild. listing pages 30-34 to find out what’s happening on

How Idyllwild got its name By John Robinson egends often become so ingrained in the public mind that they become accepted as truth. Such is the case with the often repeated story that Laura Rutledge named Idyllwild. Real credit for Idyllwild’s origin should go to Michigan-born George B. Hannahs and his wife, Sarah, who arrived in Strawberry Valley in 1889 and promptly built a sawmill on upper Dutch Flat. In the summer of 1890, they opened a tent resort on a forested bench just west of Strawberry Creek and called it Camp Idylwilde. The camp was located about where the Idyllwild Tree Monument stands in the center of town today. Besides managing his sawmill on Dutch Flat and Camp Idylwilde, George Hannahs, ever the entrepreneur, opened a general store in lower Strawberry Valley, about where today’s Tollgate Road crosses Strawberry Creek to Idyllwild Arts. On March 3, 1893, a post office was established at the Hannahs’ store and George Hannahs was appointed as the first postmaster. The couple named the store and post office Rayneta, in honor of their young son Raymond. Contrary to legend, George and Sarah had no daughter named Henrietta. In 1900, Dr. Walter Lindley, a Los Angeles physician, and a number of other doctors incorporated the California Health Resort Company and announced plans to build a sanatorium in Strawberry Valley. The Riverside Press (May 26, 1900) reported, “The plan is to put the sanatorium on the upper end

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of the valley, at what is now Idylwilde,” which clearly indicates that the name Idylwilde was then in use for that portion of the valley. The large two-story structure was named the Idyllwild Sanatorium, undoubtedly because it was located on the site of the Hannahs’ old Camp Idylwilde. It opened for patients in June 1901 with Ralph Lowe as manager and Charles Rutledge as bookkeeper and secretary. Mr. Rutledge brought his wife, Laura, and their daughter to Strawberry Valley for the summer season. The Hemet News of June 28, 1901 reported, “the name of Rayneta post office will be changed to Idyllwild” and that the new post office would be located in the sanatorium. The Idyllwild Post Office was opened for business on Sept. 26, 1901. There is no mention in any of the contemporary newspapers of just who suggested the name change from Rayneta to Idyllwild, nor why Idylwilde was changed to Idyllwild. It is entirely possible that the new post office name was Laura Rutledge’s idea, so the Rutledge story cannot be totally discounted. Thirty-six years later, in The Hemet News of May 14, 1937, the story of Laura Rutledge naming Idyllwild first appears as a part of her obituary. Since then it has been repeated time and again. The facts are this: George and Sarah Hannahs opened Camp Idylwilde in the summer of 1890 and deserve credit for originating the name. Laura Rutledge may or may not have suggested the post office name be changed from Rayneta to Idyllwild in 1901. We’ll probably never know for certain. Halie Johnson

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Fern Valley Emporium Fern Valley Corners - On The Creek Only 1/2 mile Above Village Center 54965 Pine Crest - 951.659.1926 Thursday — Monday 10 - 5

Jukeboxes, Pinball Machines, Records, Old Radios Vintage Audio Equipment Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture Estate Jewelry Bring your lunch and enjoy our decks and terraces overlooking Strawberry Creek

Hand Made Quilts Lamps, Lights and Lanterns Kitchen Collectibles Pinecone Cabin Decor

Four Corners Fine Art Gallery Landscapes by

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Reserve Our Deck For That Special Occasion Car Club Destination, Reunions, Meetings

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DINING

Nature’s Wisdom • 54235 Ridgeview Dr. • 951.659.4300 • natureswisdom.org “Delicious food that you feel good about eating,” is how one diner described the fare offered at Nature’s Wisdom, located in downtown Idyllwild. The restaurant offers homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and fresh juices made from organic ingredients. Many vegetarian options are offered. For dessert, be sure to try the homemade European strudels. Dog companions are welcome on the outdoor deck. Nature’s Wisdom also sells supplements and offers education in nutrition and health.

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The Red Kettle • 54220 North Circle Dr. • 951.659.4063 • redkettleinc.com Open daily for breakfast and lunch, the Red Kettle is an Idyllwild icon, loved by locals and visitors alike for its delicious homestyle food and friendly atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. Dine inside the recently remodeled restaurant, capable of handling good-sized parties, or perhaps sitting at the counter where an old-timer is sure to tell you a local story. Or, dine on the deck where you can look at the mountain and watch the passersby. Everything on the menu is tasty; the homemade pie is a must, even if you have a slice for breakfast!

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Mile High Cafe • 26600 Highway 243 • 951.659.2008 DINING

“A great little surprise in the mountains!” raved a visitor after dining at Mile High Cafe with his family. There is something for everyone at this unique restaurant with a menu that ranges from American breakfast, burgers and steaks to Asian cuisine, including sushi, Korean barbecue and Japanese bento boxes.

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Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe Bistro • 54254 North Circle Dr. #C8 • 951.659.WINE(9463) Locals call the Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe Bistro “The Cheers of Idyllwild.” When you drop in, everyone will know your name by the time you leave. Open for lunch and dinner Thursday through Sunday, the bistro, which specializes in wine tastings and imported beers, also serves up delicious panini, Cuban sandwiches, soups and meat/cheese/fruit platters. Located in the Village Centre Plaza in downtown Idyllwild, the Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe Bistro is a great place to relax and make new friends.

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Restaurant Gastrognome • 54381 Ridgeview Dr. • 951.659.5055 • gastrognome.com An Idyllwild institution since 1973, Restaurant Gastrognome — affectionately called the “’Gnome” — offers fine dining and exceptional service in a mellow atmosphere. Open at 10 a.m. daily, the extensive menu includes fresh fish, unique pasta dishes, steak, lamb (“the best I’ve ever had!” one diner wrote), homemade bread and desserts. Located in downtown Idyllwild, you can enjoy the mountain view from the deck. In winter, the fireplace enhances the ’Gnome’s tasteful and cozy ambiance.

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Idyllwild Pizza Company • 54391 Village Center Dr. (Strawberry Creek Square) • 951.659.5900 Serving lunch and dinner, Idyllwild Pizza Company provides a fun and casual atmosphere for dining with family and friends. Featuring many different types of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and 31 different types of beer, the restaurant also has a game arcade and sports TV. A great place to hang out, eat and have fun!

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Jo’An’s Restaurant & Bar

DAILY SPECI ALS!

Mexican Restaurant • Dine in the Pines

(951) 659-0295

OPEN 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

25875 Village Center Dr.

54650 N. Circle Dr., Idyllwild 659-6038 Reservations

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Outdoor Seating

Open 7 days a week • Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner Dogs OK Outdoors

Takeout

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Banquet Facilities

Beer & Wine

Mixed Drinks

Wedding Receptions

Free $=-$10 $$=$11-20 WiFi $$$=$21+


“THE FORT” Unique Shops & Businesses with Something for Everyone! 54225 North Circle Drive

88 Far East International, Inc. Gifts for Homes & Friends … Spiritual & Body Japanese Tableware, Tea & Sake Sets Asian Food & Ingredients, Toys, Books Eastern & Western Apparel, Jewelry & Accessories Acces sories (951) 659-7771 659-7771

Fine Tobaccos & Accessories Specialty Gifts & Antiques (951) 659-5252

Forest Whispers

Mystical G nomes for the yard and home Cowboys and Indians that want a new home Amusi ng Signs that say what you cannot Embossed Harley Davidson signs, too! Idyllwild Souvenirs • (951) 741-9780

GRANDPA’S

Beef - Buffalo - Salmon Turkey - Alligator - Elk Venison - Ostrich Snacks & More 951-659-2593

HOUSE OF JERKY

Best Jerky in Any House

Grandpa Red

IDYLLWILD

SODA POP & SWEET SHOP

Upper Level in The Fort

Order Online Grandpahouseofjerky.com

Over 150 Vintage Style Soda Pops Nostalgic Candy A Blast from the Past (951) 659-6456

and SOCK SHOPPE “the Sole of Idyllwild”

Idyllwild’s boot & shoe headquarters for 24 years. Featuring active & seasonal styles from: UGG MERRELL TEVA MINNETONKA DANSKO KEEN (951) 659-4295

The Spruce Moose Woodland Gifts & Home Décor Idyllwild Postcards & Souvenirs The Spruce Moose Soy Candle Collection Custom Home Decor Program (951) 659-5556

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DINING The Creek House • 54905 North Circle Dr. (Fern Valley) • 951.659.0686 • thecreekhouse.com Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, The Creek House is Idyllwild’s classic creekside restaurant, offering fine dining and great ambiance. The new chef’s extensive menu includes steaks, seafood, pasta and more. A happy hour lounge menu is available. Dine inside near the fireplace or outdoors on the deck overlooking Strawberry Creek. Live music by local musicians is featured on Friday and Saturday nights, and weekend afternoons. It is one of Idyllwild’s premier locations to hold a private party or wedding.

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Paradise Valley Cafe • 61721 Highway 74 (Anza/Garner Valley) • 951.659.3663 “A great lil’ cafe to stop at on the way through the mountains,” one person said about Paradise Valley Cafe, located at the junction of highways 74 and 371. “Down home, local-owned, unexpected and fun,” said another. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, visitors rave about the friendly service and tasty food. Burger lovers, be sure to try the 1/2-pound angus beef burgers. The cafe is a popular stop for motorcyclists. Live music is often featured.

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La Bella Montagna Pasta House • 26290 Hwy. 243 • 951.659.2630 DINING

Chef Mariah brings Roman diners’ favorite dishes to Idyllwild. She uses imported ingredients you can only find in the sala di pranzo di Nonna (grandmother’s dining room). Buon Appetito! La Bella Montagna serves generous portions for recessionfriendly prices, offers an authentic dining atmosphere and is open for lunch from 11 am to 2 pm and for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 9 pm and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 10 pm.

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Higher Grounds Coffee House • 54245 North Circle Dr. • 951.659.1379 • highergroundscoffee.com Located in the Village Centre shopping plaza in downtown Idyllwild, Higher Grounds is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or other beverage. With comfy seating areas, shelves of books, games and WiFi access, visitors feel welcome to sit and sip. All coffee beverages are brewed with organic, fair trade coffee. Higher Grounds recently introduced Idyllwild Coffee Roasters, offering fresh roasted coffee beans and blends for purchase.

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The Lumber Mill • 25985 Highway 243 • 951.659.0315 Serving lunch and dinner, the Lumber Mill Bar & Grill provides a casual and fun atmosphere — complete with old-time lumber mill décor. Enjoy a view of Tahquitz while you dine inside or on the patio, where bands often perform. The American menu features generous burgers, chicken, fish & chips and ribs. Homemade pizza is baked fresh. A Mexican menu features tasty street tacos and fish tacos.

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Sky Island Organics • 54200 N. Circle Dr. in the Village Lane • 951.659.3388

Oma’s European Bakery & Restaurant

54241 Ridge View Dr. • (951) 659-0203

Mon., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Reservations

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Dogs OK Outdoors

25840 Cedar Street Idyllwild, CA 92549

Your Idyllwild source for the finest handcrafted raw, organic, living foods with exceptional flavor and nutrition. Specializing in sprouted nuts and nut butters, sprouted almond milk, and live sauerkraut and olives.Visit Sky Island in the Village Lane. Sky Island’s products are also sold at Mountain Harvest Market. Harvest Heal Foods in Palm Desert and Nature’s Health Food in Palm Springs. Email info@skyorganics.com for more information. See Dining, page 8

Takeout

Chinese Restaurant

HIDlunch DEN&VIdinner LLAGE (951) 659-2712

Patio tables under pine trees Serving Idyllwild for 23 years. Mandarin & Szechwan Style. Pure Chinese flavor in a warm family atmosphere surrounded by pine trees with comfortable prices. Catering Offered

Banquet Facilities

Beer & Wine

Mixed Drinks

Wedding Receptions

Free $=-$10 $$=$11-20 WiFi $$$=$21+


DINING

DINING

~ Dining by the Creek ~

Steaks • Seafood • Pasta • Salad Bar

Wednesday-Sunday Open for Lunch at 11 a.m. • Happy Hour 3-5:30 p.m. Live music nightly & weekend afternoons on the deck. Great Food • Great Drinks • Great Music • Great Times! Dinner Specials All week. Full Bar.

54905 N. Circle Dr. 951-659-0686 www.thecreekhouse.com

Wine Shoppe Bistro Make our local bistro and wine shop in Idyllwild, California, your destination before or after dinner.

PIZZA

Offering: Wine and Beer Tastings Soups, Flatbreads, Dips and Chips, Cheese/Meat/Fruit Trays

WITH ALTITUDE!

GOURMET PIZZA, PANINI, SALADS, SANDWICHES, MICROBREWS, VIDEO GAMES & MORE

(Next to the Post Office) FOOD, FAMILY, FUN

NORTH CIRCLE DR.

(951) 659-5900

Great Wines: Rombauer, Cakebread, Grgich Hills, Thacher, Weins, MiddleRidge. Lapis Luna, Cass, Bridlewood, Raymond, South Coast, Mont Pellier Craft Beers: St Bernardus, Unibroue, Monk’s Cafe, Einstock, Green Flash, Flying Dog, Stone, Victory, North Coast, Anderson Valley

The Village Centre Idyll Awhile Higher Grounds VILLAGE CENTER DR.

659-WINE (9463)

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DINING

Hidden Village Chinese Restaurant • 25840 Cedar St. • 951.659.2712

Hidden Village, Idyllwild’s only Chinese restaurant, has been called a “hidden gem” with “the best Chinese I’ve ever had.” Tucked on a side street within easy walking distance from downtown Idyllwild, Hidden Village offers an extensive Mandarin and Szechwan menu, with specialties that diners come back for time and time again. The dining room is charming, with traditional Chinese décor — or you can dine on the patio under the tall pines. The service is attentive and gracious.

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Oma’s European Bakery & Restaurant • 54241 Ridgeview Dr. • 951.719.0206 Serving breakfast and lunch all day long and featuring homemade soups, chili, breads, baked goods and specialty cakes and pies upon request. Featuring healthy doses of delectable organic teas and coffees. Canine friends are welcome on the outdoor patio, where local musicians perform mellow music on the weekends. Inside the restaurant is an art gallery featuring the work of local artists and a shop offering unique gifts, teas and tea accessories.

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Jo’An’s Restaurant & Bar • 25070 Village Center Dr. • 951.659.0295 DINING

Located in the heart of downtown Idyllwild, Jo’An’s serves home-style American food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. A fun and casual atmosphere, be sure to see the model train running! Live music is featured on Friday and Saturday nights. On summer weekends, you can choose to dine in the outdoor Barbecue Beer Garden, where BBQ ribs, chicken brats and foot-long hot dogs are served and live music is performed all afternoon. Canine friends welcome in the garden.

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La Casita • 54650 North Circle Dr. • 951.659.6038 • idyllwild-lacasita.com Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, La Casita features great Mexican dishes, including vegetarian, and also offers American fare. Known for its home-style cooking, generous portions, good value and fast and friendly service, La Casita provides a satisfying dining experience from the first dip of a warm tortilla chip in mouth-watering homemade salsa to the last bite of dessert. The outdoor deck is a relaxing spot to enjoy your meal on a warm day.

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Other Local Restaurants

The Soon-To-Be Famous Paul Bunyan Challenge

Café Aroma • 24750 North Circle Drive B L $ D $$

Goodtimes Pub & Grill • 26245 Highway 243

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Enter the Paul Bunyan Challenge! Entry fee: $25 Completely finish the 5 POUND Paul Bunyan Burger in 45 minutes and receive your entry fee back plus additional prizes!

The Greek Place • 54200 North Circle Dr.

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Little Chef in the Forest • 54710 North Circle Dr. $

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Your local source for raw, organic living foods! Located in the Village Lane, 54200 N. Circle Drive, Unit D, Idyllwild • 951-659-3388 Also available at: Mountain Harvest Market in Idyllwild, Harvest Health Foods in Palm Desert, Nature’s Heath Foods in Palm Springs www.skyislandorganics.com

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Dogs OK Outdoors

Come and see what’s growing out of Higher Grounds!

54245 North Circle Drive

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We roast all our coffee IDYLLWILD on the premises. COFFEE We will be introducing ROASTERS our own espresso roast this spring. 951-659-1379 Catering Offered

Banquet Facilities

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Mixed Drinks

Wedding Receptions

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DINING

La Bella Montagna Pasta House Owner and chef Mariah and “la Famiglia” invite you to savor heirloom recipes of ancient Roman Cuisine in your dinner-cation to Rome, Italy; enjoyed by our family through generations passed. Dine in our “Sala di pranzo,” a homey Italian Villa surrounded by the pines and “beautiful mountains” of Idyllwild.

“Buon Appetito!”

Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday served from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday served from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 951-659-2630 • 26290 Highway 243, Idyllwild RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE GREAT HOME-STYLE COOKING Idyllwild’s Oldest Restaurant Family-Owned & Operated Serving Breakfast & Lunch Daily Open Daily 6am Coffee • 7am Breakfast

(951) 659-4063 • 54220 North Circle Drive www.redkettleinc.com Free WiFi

Mile High Cafe Top-Quality Supplements, Herbs, Healing Foods & Gifts BISTRO, ORGANIC JUICES & SMOOTHIES

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Hamburgers • Sandwiches • Korean • Sushi

Homemade Soups, Great Sandwiches, Panini, Salads, Living Foods & Exotic Gourmet Cuisine; O r g a n i c C o f f e e s & Te a s

951.659.2008 HOURS: Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-3 pm Friday & Saturday 7:30 am-9 pm Sunday 7:30 am-7:30 pm 26600 Hwy. 243 (next to Idyllwild School)

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DINING

The Red Kettle


LODGING

Idyllwild Vacation Cabins • idyllwildvacationcabins.com • 951.659.5444 • 54380 North Circle Drive Idyllwild Vacation Cabins offers a variety of cottages and cabins, from simple to very exclusive, located throughout Idyllwild. There are cabins on the creek, secluded cabins, cozy cabins, pet-friendly cabins with fenced yards, cabins with a spa or pool, and more. All are immaculately kept by professional and friendly staff. Kitchen and bath needs, including linens and towels, are supplied. Driveways and decks are kept shoveled in the winter.

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Idyllwild Vacation Rentals • idyllvacationrentals.com • 1.800.297.1410 • 54245 N. Circle Dr., #1 Idyllwild Vacation Rentals offers some of the finest properties in Idyllwild, from cozy cabins to luxurious homes. The friendly staff of “vacation counselors” will help you find just the right place to stay. Whether you’re seeking respite among the pines, celebrating an anniversary, reuniting with family or looking for a romantic weekend escape, Idyllwild Vacation Rentals will set you up with just the right accommodations. All properties are fully equiped and well maintained.

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Fern Valley Inn • fernvalleyinn.com • 1.877.659.0466 • 25240 Fern Valley Road Forget about the hurried pace of the city with an escape to the Fern Valley Inn. Off the beaten path, but just a 15-minute walk to town, this country-style inn offers a charming selection of private cottages and cabins that are furnished with antiques and homespun touches. Each has a queen-size bed, wood-burning stove or fireplace, fridge, cable TV, WiFi, private bath, and some have full kitchens. The well-maintained grounds invite you to meander on pathways through the garden and gazebo.

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Fireside Inn • thefiresideinn.com • 951.659.2966 • 54540 North Circle Drive LODGING

The Fireside Inn offers cottages and cabins that accommodate from 2 to 10 people at two different locations — one in downtown and the other in the woods. Most have fireplace, kitchens and spa tubs, and all have cable TV and WiFi. The innkeepers take pride in providing comfortable and clean rooms and friendly service. Dogs are welcome.

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Strawberry Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast • strawberrycreekinn.com • 1.800.262.8969

Known for gracious hospitality and charming, homelike ambiance, the Strawberry Creek Inn B&B 26370 Highway 243 offers rooms and cabins with wood-burning fireplace, cable TV, spa tub and WiFi. The inns’ grounds, an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat, offer a perfect place to walk along the creek or in the gardens. A gourmet organic breakfast is served daily. With many little luxuries, this is truly a place to “idyll in the wild,” while still close to town.

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On a hillside, 1/2-mile from the village, Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse offers choices from rooms 25525 Highway 243 with knotty pine interiors to private cabins. All have kitchen facilities, cable TV, WiFi, balcony and stunning, panoramic views. “Pure rooms” are available for allergy sufferers. Breakfast delivered to your door, including fresh-baked scones and homemade jam or lemon curd (or enjoy a hearty homemade breakfast at the Bunkhouse’s sister inn, the Strawberry Creek Inn). Steps to County Park hiking trail. Dogs allowed in some rooms.

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Knotty Pine Cabins

Intimate Guest Rooms and Suites King Bed • Fireplace Whirlpool Tub Available www.milehighcountryinn.com (951) 659-2931

PEACEFUL AND COMFORTABLE MOUNTAIN CHARM ON 3 ACRES OF PINE SHADED LAND

KITCHENS • FIREPLACES Reservations (951) 659-2933

www.knottypinecabinsidyllwild.com

54340 Pine Crest Avenue P.O. Box 477, Idyllwild, CA 92549 Possible Min. Night Stay

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54605 N. Circle Dr. Centrally located in the Idyllwild Historic Preservation District Phone In Room

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Fireplace Available

Cable TV

Pool

Hot Tub

Banquet Facilities

WiFi

Conference Facilities

Dogs OK

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LODGING

Idyllwild Vacation Cabins Clean, Cozy Cabins, Spectacular Views, Outdoor Hot Tubs, Pet-Friendly Cabins and Fenced Yards. Cabins on the Creek, Secluded Cabins, Linens & Towels Supplied at No Extra Charge

For Your Guest • 24-hour customer service • Professional, friendly staff • All paper products, soft soap & kitchen needs supplied • Towels & sheets provided at no charge • We shovel driveways and decks

Working Hard for Our Cabin Owners Alkire on the Creek The Bear’s Den

Lighthouse Cabin

Bella Luna Views & Hot Tub

• Taking great care of the homes • Great website with online booking • Maintenance taken care of • Homes winterized • Payments and statements every 15th 951.659.5444 (office) 951.663.0527 (after hours) vacationcabins@live.com

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Premium Vacation Cabins Located Throughout Idyllwild


LODGING

Elite Mountain Homes • idyllwild-elitemountainhomes.com • 310.398.6058

Elite Mountain Homes offers two vacation rentals that have been called “The prettiest rentals in Idyllwild”: The Creekside, a beautiful French chateau-style home in Fern Valley, and Cabin in the Pines, a large ranch-style mountain home near town. The Creekside features a beautiful spiral oak staircase that leads to an exquisite master suite and opulent bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and heated floor. All the Creekside’s bedrooms have fireplaces. The Cabin in the Pines, great for the family, has a pool and outdoor barbecue. It also has a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.

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Peaceful Mountain Inn • idyllwildvacationcabins.com/peacefulmain.htm • 951.659.5444

Peaceful Mountain Inn is located on a ridge above Scenic Highway 243 about 2.5 miles above 23481 Highway 243 Idyllwild. Situated on several wooded acres of park-like grounds, the lodge and cabins can be rented individually or for a group event of up to 38 people. There is an outdoor barbecue and inside game room that are great for family reunions or group retreats. Because of its fabulous location and size, the inn is perfect for a modest wedding. Dogs are welcome.

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Quiet Creek Inn & Vacation Rentals • quietcreekinn.com • 951.659.6110 • 26345 Delano Drive Recommended by Sunset Magazine, Quiet Creek Inn offers deluxe studios and suites with all the comforts of home. Only one mile from the village, Quiet Creek Inn is a peaceful oasis, situated on more than 6 aces through which Strawberry Creek flows. The inn is also home to Quiet Creek Living Room Gallery & Gifts, which features awardwinning landscape and plein air painters, ceramics and photography. The inn also has beautiful vacation rentals throughout Idyllwild. $$

Woodland Park Manor • woodlandparkmanor.com • 1.877.659.2657 • 55350 South Circle Drive LODGING

Woodland Park Manor offers a variety of guest lodgings — from simple cottages to exclusive mountain cabins with premiere amenities — all in beautiful wooded settings. The manor, situated on 5 acres, has a beautiful swimming pool. From romantic getaways to family vacations, the staff will help you find your perfect place and take pride in providing immaculate rooms and warm, friendly service. Woodland Park Manor has been a popular Idyllwild lodging destination since 1954. $$ B See Lodging, page 14

Possible Min. Night Stay

B Breakfast Available

Maid Service

Phone In Room

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Fireplace Available

Cable TV

Pool

Hot Tub

Banquet Facilities

WiFi

Conference Facilities

Dogs OK

$=-$100 Dogs & $$=$101-200 Cats OK $$$=$201+


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New Spirit Vacation Homes • newspiritvacationrentals.com • 951.659.3100

Experience Idyllwild in a luxurious Finnish log cabin. New Spirit Vacation Homes offers a variety of rental cabins, from 2-4 bedrooms with views from the forest to the ocean, or the many unique features of The Dome. Cabins have a fullyequipped kitchen, fireplace, cable TV, jacuzzi tubs, WiFi and include linens. New Spirit’s vacation Homes provide the perfect getaway for individuals, families and groups. The personable staff provides 24-hour service. Pets are welcome.

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Bluebird Cottage Inn • bluebirdcottageinn.com • 951.659.2696 • 26620 Saddle Drive Bluebird Cottage Inn offers 17 cabins, from cozy, economical studios to a generous 2-bedroom cabin. Some have a fireplace, kitchen and even a 2-person Jacuzzi tub. All have cable TV and WiFi. Bluebird is within easy walking distance to town on more than 2-1/2 acres of land near hiking trails. Dog-friendly. Whether you’re looking for a place to lay down your head for a night or a romantic and luxurious getaway, the Bluebird Cottage Inn has it all.

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Idyllwild Inn • idyllwildinn.com • 1.888.659.2552 • 54300 Village Center Drive Located right in the heart of the village within walking distance to restaurants, shops and galleries, the historic Idyllwild Inn offers cabins from studios to three bedrooms that have kitchens, fireplaces, cable TV and WiFi. Theme rooms are available. Family-friendly, there is a playground for the kids. Dogs are welcome. Family-owned, the Idyllwild Inn staff carry on the friendly tradition established when the first visitors arrived in Idyllwild on horse and buggy.

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Alhatti Private Christian Resort & Retreat Center • alhattichristianretreat.com Imagine a luxurious resort with every amenity, including a golf 951.659.2066 • 23551 Highway 243, Pine Cove LODGING

course set on 120 acres of rolling mountaintop that is sculptured with giant old oak trees and graceful tall pines. The night sky is so clear and close, you can pick out constellations from the sky’s thousands of visible stars. Alhatti is the premiere place to host your next retreat, with private cottages and a conference center for group gatherings. Alhatti also hosts weddings and family reunions. $ See Lodging, page 18

Magnificent Views Fishing • Golf Course Conference Center Fireplace Cottages

www.alhatti.com (951) 659-2066 Individual & Group Bookings Available Possible Min. Night Stay

B Breakfast Available

Maid Service

Phone In Room

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Fireplace Available

Cable TV

Pool

Hot Tub

Banquet Facilities

WiFi

Conference Facilities

Dogs OK

$=-$100 Dogs & $$=$101-200 Cats OK $$$=$201+


LODGING Providing Great Service & Great Vacations Since 1985!

From cozy cabins to luxurious mountain homes, Idyllwild Vacation Rentals features the finest in vacation properties. Visit our office and discuss your vacation plans with our reservation counselors or visit our website. It’s an easy way to choose just the right setting for the romantic weekend, family reunion, wedding and/or reception, group activity or holiday celebration. All of our Idyllwild vacation homes are fully equipped and our staff is ready to welcome and assist you in providing for your every need.

So, won’t you join us? We are just a phone call away!

1-800-297-1410

If you are happy with our services, tell all your friends. For every reservation referred by you, you will receive a $50 gift certificate on your next visit!

P.O. Box 222 • Idyllwild, CA 92549

Office: (951) 659-5015 Fax: (951) 659-3116 www.idyllvacationrentals.com office@idyllvacationrentals.com

EVERITT’S MINERALS & GALLERY IN IDYLLWILD SINCE 1999

Fine Handcrafted Jewelry Designed and Fabricated by Larry Everitt and Janet Everitt Owner/Artists Mineral Specimens • Fossils Antique Japanese Woodblock Prints Native American Jewelry Local Artists

Everittsminerals.com everitts.minerals@verizon.net

P.O. Box 3740 54245 No. Circle Dr. Ste. C-4 Idyllwild, CA 92549 Tel: 951-659-7075

AAI Member Gallery

As resident artists, we are proud to present the following local artists: David Salk, ceramics; Marcia Cox, multimedia; Trudy Levy, ceramics; Lisa Lindahl, bronzes; Tony Griffith, painter; Leslie Van Nimwegen, painter; Jessica Schiffman, painter; Kathleen Chaney, rock painter; Brigitte Lopez, gourd art, painter, book illustration; Elizabeth Green, gourd art; Elea Allison, basketweaver; and John Elsebusch, woodcarver, painter.

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New Spirit Vacation Homes Let us plan your next amazing getaway! (951) 659-3100 or (909) 910-5005 newspiritvacationhomes.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Manzanita Cabins • manzanitacabins.com • 951.659.3151 • 54100 Pine Crest Avenue Tucked away on a quiet road, but within easy walking distance to Idyllwild’s restaurants, shops and galleries, Manzanita Cabins offers quaint individual cabins complete with wood-burning fireplace, cable TV, WiFi and private deck. Some have a kitchen, air conditioning and a Jacuzzi tub. Just around the corner from the County Park, it’s also the perfect place to relax after a day spent hiking one of the area’s many trails.

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Heritage House • idyllwildheritagehouse.com • 951.659.5150 • 25880 Cedar Street Formerly the Cedar Street Inn, the Heritage House is on a quiet side street within walking distance of downtown Idyllwild. Historically one of Idyllwild’s most popular inns, it has been completely refurbished so that vintage old-world sophistication and personal comforts abound in each gracefully decorated theme suite with fireplace and private entrance. The Heritage House can accommodate weddings and special events. Lovely vacation rental cabins that sleep 2 to 8 people are also available.

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The Lodge at Pine Cove • thelodgeatpinecove.com • 1.866.563.4372 • 24900 Marion Ridge Drive, Pine Cove The Lodge at Pine Cove is a 4-room bed and breakfast nestled at 6,200 feet, just 3 miles north of Idyllwild. The centuryold lodge, with parquet wood floor, fieldstone fireplace and vaulted ceiling, offers spectacular views of Tahquitz Rock and the San Jacinto Mountains. The innkeepers delight visitors with comfortable accommodations, many amenities and a hearty homemade mountain breakfast that could include Belgian waffles, double cinnamon French toast, made-fromscratch muffins or a hearty quiche.

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Little Mountain Cottages of Idyllwild • lmcidyllwild.com • 951.659.1938 LODGING

Stay in comfort in one of these little cottages. They sleep up to four people and some are dog-friendly. Ask about the quaint and comfortable Rose Cottage, located on Strawberry Creek in Fern Valley. Enjoy the sound of the creek from the back deck. Follow a creek-side trail further up into Fern Valley or into Idyllwild for some shopping or dining. Or enjoy upgraded amenities of the Sylvan Cottage, located in Pine Cove. Call to find the perfect little cottage for your stay.

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Elite Mountian Homes Elegance in the Mountains

Fern Valley Chateau • Romantic Overlooks Strawberry Creek Spacious • Secluded • Gated Sleeps 14 • 3 River Rock Fireplaces (310) 398-6058 www.idyllwild-elitemountainhomes.com e-mail: elitemtnhomes@verizon.net

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Cabin in the Pines Just a few blocks from town. Walk to “everywhere.” Wheelchair access, all-level terrain. Sleeps 10+ • Pool • Spa BBQ • 2 Fireplaces All Amenities

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Cable TV

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Hot Tub

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WiFi

Conference Facilities

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Mile High Country Inn • milehighcountryinn.com • 951.659.2931 • 54605 North Circle Drive Conveniently located in midtown Idyllwild and only a few minutes walking distance from both the downtown and uptown districts, Mile High Country Inn combines the rustic ambiance of rural mountain living with all the comforts of home. Guest rooms and suites offer a fireplace, king bed with down comforter, cable television, DVD player, microwave, mini-fridge, hair dryer, whirlpool tub, massage showerhead, and complimentary in-room coffee.

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Knotty Pine Cabins • knottypinecabinsidyllwild.com • 951.659.2933 • 54340 Pine Crest Avenue Knotty Pine Cabins, just a short walk to town, offers eight cabins and duplex cabins tucked in the pine trees, manzanitas and native lilac bushes. Taking pride in providing lodging that has mountain ambiance, the innkeepers describe their cabins as “rustic luxury,” with amenities such as fireplaces, cable TV and WiFi. The deck is a perfect spot to sit back and watch the squirrels and blue jays play. Family pets are welcome in some cabins.

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Manzanita Cabins

Office: 951.659.1938 Guest Services: 909.225.5127 www.lmcidyllwild.com Small, cozy vacation cottages & studios in the San Jacinto Mountains.

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We go the “extra mile” to assure your comfort and peace of mind while you’re our guest.

54100 Pine Crest Ave., P.O. Box 434 Reservations (951) 659-3151

The Lodge at Pine Cove

Bed and Breakfast

Five comfortable guest rooms

Hearty familystyle breakfast

24900 Marion Ridge Drive (866) 563-4372 http://www.thelodgeatpinecove.com JoAnn S. Graham, CSEO Sue Westfall, ESCROW ASSISTANT

Heritage House Inn & Vacation Cabin Rentals Formally “The Cedar Street Inn,” established 1988. Newly refurbished deluxe suites with fireplaces & private entrances. Original innkeepers Patty & Gary Tompkins are back in charge. Can accommodate conferences/weddings/special events. Vacation rental cabins available that sleep 2 to 8 people. Online reservations.

Possible Min. Night Stay

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Over 30 years of Escrow Experience

(951) 659-5150

25880 Cedar Street Idyllwild, CA 92549

54545 N. Circle Dr. Phone: 951-659-1911 www.mountainhighescrow.com

www.idyllwildheritagehouse.com Maid Service

Phone In Room

Fireplace Available

Cable TV

Pool

Hot Tub

Banquet Facilities

WiFi

Conference Facilities

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Buckhorn Camp A Ministry of Community of Christ

Come … Relax– 120 acres of pine trees, manzanitas, breathtaking views, streams, deer, birds and, of course, squirrels.

Rest – dormitory style lodges, A-frame cabins, hotel

style rooms, summer tents and RV sites.

Renew – inspiration point, outdoor labyrinth and chapel in the pines, and the Peace Center with state-of-the-art audio/visual system.

Refill – nutritious tasty meals, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free available.

Recreation – human foosball, hiking, Frisbee golf,

ping pong, horseshoes, full gym for volleyball, basketball and more!

Church, Spiritual, Recovery, School, Reunion or ... YOUR group, WE have a place for you! 40 to 300+ year round

24641 Highway 243 • Idyllwild CA • www.buckhorncamp.org • (951) 659-2995 Buckhorn Camp is committed to providing an inspirational environment for a diverse community of faiths to share in joy, hope, love and peace.

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IDYLLWILD NATURE CENTER Explore over 200 acres of natural beauty with 3-1/2 miles of hiking trails

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County Park • Day-Use Fee Exciting Children’s Activities & Crafts Discover Idyllwild’s natural history and native culture with a hike through a yellow pine forest Interpretive programs and guided nature walks School field trips • Dog friendly (on leash) Unique sites for memorials and special occasions Variety of volunteer opportunities Free admission with Friends membership Visit our museum & browse our nature store 25225 Hwy 243 • 1/2 mile north of Idyllwild Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (951) 659-3850 • www.idyllwildnaturecenter.net


Serving the mountain community for 31 years

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Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines will take place amid the towering native pine and oak forest on the Idyllwild Arts campus. World renowned jazz and blues artists perform on multiple stages throughout the weekend.

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Featuring

Diabetes Shoppe™

• Books & Magazines • Vitamins & Supplements

Idyllwild Pharmacy

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Serving Our Community Since 1977

(951) 659-2135 • Greeting Cards • Gifts • Cosmetics

• Stationery • Games & Puzzles • Toys

If you forgot your medications — give us a call. We can help. www.idyllwildpharmacy.com PHARMACY HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm Saturday, 10am - 4pm Closed Sunday

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Open 6 days a week (available after hours & Sundays for emergencies)

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EVENTS Idyllwild’s Arts & Entertainment Calendar

FRIDAY, OCT. 5 First Friday Prime Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Artist Show Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m. Desert Art Center, Palm Desert. Paul Carman Jazz Trio, 6-9 p.m. Creek House. Keith McCabe, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town, 7-9:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Center site. SATURDAY, OCT. 6 “It’s All About the Animals” featuring Leann Rimes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Living Free Animal Sanctuary. Sons of the American Legion Horseshoe Tournament, sign-ups at 11 a.m., starts at noon. American Legion Post 800. Abacus, 6-9 p.m. Creek House. Frankie B Good, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town, 7-9:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Center site. MONDAY, OCT. 8 Rent Party, noon-5 p.m. Fern Valley. Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. TUESDAY, OCT. 9 Wine Tasting with Cass Winery, 6:308:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe.

Aldo and Judith Mancinelli, duo pianists, 7:30 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 John King, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. THURSDAY, OCT. 11 Idyllwild Francophonie (fluent-French speakers), noon, Café Aroma. FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Lawrence Spector, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town, 7-9:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Center site. Creative Writing Guest Artist Reading Richard Bausch, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fireside Room, Idyllwild Arts. SATURDAY, OCT. 13 American Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Change Required Band, 1 p.m. Courtyard Gallery. Art Walk & Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m. Art Alliance member galleries. Reed Brothers with Tom McNeary, 6-9 p.m. Creek House. Bill Saitta, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town, 7-9:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Center site.

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Isis Theatre Company Presents “Political Suicide,” 7:30 p.m. Caine Learning Center. Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SUNDAY, OCT. 14 American Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Don Reed and Tom McNeary, 6-9 p.m. Creek House. Orchestra Concert, 2 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. Isis Theatre Company presents “Political Suicide,” 7:30 p.m. Caine Learning Center. MONDAY, OCT. 15 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 Lawrence Spector, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. FRIDAY, OCT. 19 Visual Arts Family Weekend Show, Park Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through Nov. 2. Family Weekend Show Opening Reception, 6 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Student Jazz Performance, 6-7 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town, 7-9:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Center site. Creative Writing Reading, 8-9 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 ARF October Pumpkin Patch, noon-4 p.m. ARF House. Music in the Meadow, 4 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts. Idyllwild School Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Frankie B. Good, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town, 7-9:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Center site. SUNDAY, OCT. 21 Musical Theatre Cabaret, noon. Rush Hall, Idyllwild Arts. MONDAY, OCT. 22 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. 3 Skins, 6-9 p.m. Café Aroma. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 John King, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. THURSDAY, OCT. 25 Beer Tasting – Octoberfest, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. Visiting Artist Lecture, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAM Hall, Idyllwild Arts. FRIDAY, OCT. 26 Keith McCabe, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town, 7-9:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Center site. SATURDAY, OCT. 27 Reed Brothers, 6-9 p.m. Creek House.


SUNDAY, OCT. 28 American Legion Auxiliary’s Children’s Halloween Party, 1-3 p.m.American Legioin Post 800. MONDAY, OCT. 29 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 Great Pumpkin Parade & Carnival, 4:15 p.m. downtown Idyllwild. Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town, 7-9:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Center site. FRIDAY, NOV. 2 First Friday Prime Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 Dance Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. Inter Arts Visiting Artist Lecture, 7:309:30 p.m. IAM Hall, Idyllwild Arts. THURSDAY, NOV. 15 Dance Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. FRIDAY, NOV. 16 Dance Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SATURDAY, NOV. 17 Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Garner Valley Common. MONDAY, NOV. 19 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. THURSDAY, NOV. 22 Free Thanksgiving Meal, 3 p.m. American Legion Post 800.

MONDAY, NOV. 5 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 Jazz Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Creek House. FRIDAY, NOV. 9 Visual Arts Guest Artist Show, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through Dec. 14. Reed Brothers, 6-9 p.m. Creek House. Creative Writing Guest Editor Panel Reading, Weston Room, Idyllwild Arts. SUNDAY, NOV. 11 Erec VonSeggern Flute Recital, 2:30 p.m. Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church. MONDAY, NOV. 12 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Student Voice Recital, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts. TUESDAY, NOV. 13 Meeting and Presentation by Robert Brasier: “Artists’ Community,” 4:30-5:30 p.m. Desert Art Center, Palm Springs. Chamber Music Recital, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 46th Annual Harvest Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Town Hall. SATURDAY, NOV. 24 46th Annual Harvest Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Town Hall. Idyllwild Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Center of Town. MONDAY, NOV. 26 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. 3 Skins, 6-9 p.m. Café Aroma.

Theater Original Plays Labwork, 7:308:30 p.m. Rush Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 Reed Brothers, 6-9 p.m. Creek House.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 Creative Writing Original Plays Labwork, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Rush Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15 American Legion Auxiliary Senior Holiday Luncheon, noon-2 p.m. American Legion Post 800.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7 Theatre Original Plays Labwork, 7:30 p.m. Rush Hall, Idyllwild Arts. First Friday Prime Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Artist Show Opening Reception and Silent Auction, 6-8 p.m. Desert Art Center, Palm Springs.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16 American Legion Auxiliary Children’s Christmas Party, 1-3 p.m. American Legion Post 800.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8 Army-Navy Football Game on th ebig screen, noon. American Legion Post 800. IAAO Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SUNDAY, DEC. 9 IAAO Concert, 2-4 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. MONDAY, DEC. 10 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. TUESDAY, DEC. 11 Fall Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. THURSDAY, DEC. 13 Idyllwild Francophonie (fluent-French speakers), noon. Café Aroma.

MONDAY, DEC. 17 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. FRIDAY, DEC. 21 Don Reed and Tom McNeary, 6-9 p.m. Creek House. SATURDAY, DEC. 22 Idyllwild Master Chorale’s Holiday Program, time and location TBA. MONDAY, DEC. 24 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. THURSDAY, DEC. 27 Beer Tasting Christmas Ales, 6:308:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. MONDAY, DEC. 31 New Year’s Eve Party, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. American Legion Post 800. 3rd Annual Dropping of the Pine Cone, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cave. Continued on next page

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Beer Tasting Porters & Stouts, 6:308:30 p.m. Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe. MONDAY, DEC. 3 Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Songwriting Recital, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 Jazz Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Creek House. Creative Writing Original Plays Labwork, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Rush Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

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EVENTS Continued from previous page WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2 Jazz Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Creek House. FRIDAY, JAN. 4 First Friday Prime Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 Idyllwild CinemaFest, all day. Rustic Theatre and various locations. Festival runs through Jan. 13. Idyllwild CinemaFest Dinner Formal, 8 p.m. Location TBA. THURSDAY, JAN. 10 Idyllwild CinemaFest Networking Party, 8 p.m. Creekstone Inn. FRIDAY, JAN. 11 Visual Arts Theme Show, “Written Image,” Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through Jan. 25. Visual Arts Opening Reception, “Written Image,” 6-7:30 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. SATURDAY, JAN. 12 Idyllwild CinemaFest Producers’ & Actors’ Breakfast, 9 a.m. Location TBA. Idyllwild CinemaFest Seminar 1: “Producing and Directing the Independent Film,” Part 1, 2 p.m. Caine Learning Center.

Idyllwild CinemaFest Seminar 1: “Producing and Directing the Independent Film,” Part II, 4 p.m. Caine Learning Center. SUNDAY, JAN. 13 Idyllwild CinemaFest Directors’ Breakfast, 9 a.m. Location TBA. Idyllwild CinemaFest Seminar 3: “Staying in the Game: How to be an Independent Filmmaker and Still Pay the Rent,” 1 p.m. Caine Learning Center. Idyllwild CinemaFest Seminar 4: “New Media Distribution: Feeding the Indie Engine,” 3 p.m. Caine Learning Center Center. Idyllwild CinemaFest Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m. Rustic Theatre. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 Creative Writing Parallax Reading, 7:30-8:30 p.m. location TBA, Idyllwild Arts. FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Theater Mainstage Production #2, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SATURDAY, JAN. 19 Theater Mainstage Production #2, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SUNDAY, JAN. 20 Theater Mainstage Production #2, 2-4 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 1 Palm Springs Juried Art Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Desert Art Center, Palm Springs. Show Runs through Feb. 23. Visual Arts Junior Student Show, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through Feb. 15. First Friday Prime Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Opening Reception Visual Arts Junior Student Show, 6-7:30 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. First Friday Reader’s Theater, Isis Theatre Company production, 7:30 p.m. Caine Learning Center. SATURDAY, FEB. 2 Orchestra Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22 Visual Arts Ceramics Show, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through March 15. Visual Arts Opening Reception Ceramics Show, 6-7:30 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. TUESDAY, FEB. 26 Jazz Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m. location TBA, Idyllwild Arts. FRIDAY, MARCH 1 First Friday Prime Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Artist Show Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m. Desert Art Center, Palm Springs. First Friday Reader’s Theater, Isis Theatre Company production, 7:30 p.m. Caine Learning Center.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3 Orchestra Concert, 2-4 p.m. IAF Theatre,Idyllwild Arts.

MONDAY, MARCH 4 Music Songwriting Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Stephens Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 Jazz Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Creek House.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 Jazz Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Creek House.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16 Casino-Las Vegas Night, 7-10 p.m. American Legion Post 800.

MONDAY, MARCH 11 Music in the Meadow, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

MONDAY, FEB. 18 Music in the Meadow, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Inter Arts Visiting Artist Lecture, 7:309:30 p.m. IAM Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21 Inter Arts Visiting Artist Lecture, 7:309:30 p.m. IAM Hall, Idyllwild Arts.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Party, 6 p.m. American Legion Post 800.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 31 American Legion Auxiliary Kid’s Easter Party, 1-3 p.m. American Legion Post 800. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 Jazz Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Creek House. FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Visual Arts Senior Show I, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through April 12. First Friday Prime Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Opening Reception Visual Arts Senior Show I, 6-7:30 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. First Friday Reader’s Theater, Isis Theatre Company production, 7:30 p.m. Caine Learning Center. TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Meeting and Presentation by Robert Braiser: “ The Story of Art,”4:305:30 p.m. Desert Art Center, Palm Desert FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Inter Arts Visiting Artist Lecture, 7:309:30 p.m. IAM Hall, Idylwild Arts. Visual Arts Senior Show II, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through April 26.

Opening Reception Visual Arts Senior Show II, 6-7:30 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Theatre Mainstage Production #3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Theatre Mainstage Production #3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Theatre Mainstage Production #3, 2-4 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Creative Writing Paralla X Reading and Release Party, 7:30-8:30 p.m. location TBA, Idyllwild Arts. SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Orchestra New Music Concert, 7:309:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts.

First Friday Reader’s Theater, Isis Theatre Company production, 7:30 p.m. Caine Learning Center. WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 Dance Student Choreography, 7:309:30 p.m. Fisher Dance Studio, Idyllwild Arts. THURSDAY, MAY 9 Dance Student Choreography, 7:309:30 p.m. Fisher Dance Studio, Idyllwild Arts. FRIDAY, MAY 10 Dance Student Choreography, 7:309:30 p.m. Fisher Dance Studio, Idyllwild Arts. SUNDAY, MAY 12 Sons of the American Legion Mother’s Day Breakfast, 9-11 a.m. American Legion Post 800.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Jazz Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Creek House.

THURSDAY, MAY 16 Inter Arts Visiting Artist Lecture, 7:309:30 p.m. IAM Hall, IdyllwildArts.

FRIDAY, MAY 3 Visual Arts Senior Show III, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through May 10. First Friday Prime Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Artist Show Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m. Desert Art Center, Palm Springs. Opening Reception Visual Arts Senior Show III, 6-7:30 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 Visual Arts Senior Show IV, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Show runs through May 24. Visual Arts End of Year Sale, noon-5 p.m. Ataloa Studio, Idyllwild Arts. Opening Reception Visual Arts Senior Show IV, 6-7:30 p.m. Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts. Theatre Mainstage Production #4, 7:309:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts.

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SATURDAY, MAY 18 Idyllwild Earth Fair, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Town Hall. Theatre Mainstage Production #4, 7:309:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SUNDAY, MAY 19 Theatre Mainstage Production #4, 2-4 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. TUESDAY, MAY 21 Spring Jazz Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 Creative Writing Senior Readings, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall. THURSDAY, MAY 23 Creative Writings Senior Readings, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Stephens Recital Hall, Idyllwild Arts. FRIDAY, MAY 24 Moving Pictures Student Films, 7:309:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. SATURDAY, MAY 25 Memorial Day Barbecue, 3-7 p.m. American Legion Post 800. Moving Pictures Student Films, 7:309:30 p.m. IAF Theatre, Idyllwild Arts. MONDAY, MAY 27 Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. American Legion Post 800.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 30 All day Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, American Legion Post 800.


WEEKLY EVENTS EVERY MONDAY Cribbage, 10 a.m-noon. Town Hall. Children’s Story Time, 10 a.m. Idyllwild Library. Mixed Level Yoga, 4-5 p.m. Quiet Creek Inn Barn Loft.

EVERY TUESDAY Seniors’ Wii activities, 10 a.m.-noon. Town Hall. Ballet/Tap with Annika Kay, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Town Hall. Jazz Night, 6 p.m. Café Aroma.

EVERY WEDNESDAY Adult Yoga with Trine Bietz, 9 a.m. Town Hall. Adult dance: Salsa & Waltz with Connie Wolfe, 7-8 p.m. Town Hall.

EVERY THURSDAY Munchkin Story Time, 11 a.m. INK Book Gathering. Tap Dance with Annika Kay, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Town Hall.

EVERY FRIDAY Kids Mountain Art Class, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Town Hall. Adult Yoga with Trine Bietz, 5 p.m. Town Hall. Willy B., 5:30 p.m. Arriba Mexican Restaurant. Folk Music by John King, Elaine Latimer & Bill Shepard, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jo’An’s Restaurant.

EVERY SATURDAY Mixed Level Yoga, 9 a.m. Quiet Creek Inn Barn Loft. Brazilian Serenade: David Jerome, 9 a.m. Café Aroma. Mixed Level Yoga, 9-10 a.m. Quiet Creek Inn Barn Loft. “Climbing Tahquitz Rock,” Historical Exhibit, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Idyllwild Area Historical Museum. Change Required, 8-11 p.m. Jo’An’s Restaurant. Live entertainment, 6-9 p.m. Arriba Mexican Restaurant.

Listings in the Idyllwild Guide Events calendar are subject to change. Check the Town Crier Newspaper for the most up to date information.

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Church Services Chapel in the Pines Christian Fellowship Interdenominational; Idyllwild Pines Meadow Camp Chapel, Highway 243. Pastor Wally Boer, 659-0097 or 659-2038. Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Weekly Studies. Christian Science Church 25970 Cedar Street at River Drive, 659-2511. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Service, 10 a.m.; Wednesday Meeting, 7 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 53830 Tollgate Road, 659-5119. Community Presbyterian Church 54400 N. Circle Dr., Rev. Richard Olson, 659-2935. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Men’s Breakfast, Wednesday, 6:15 a.m. Idyllwild Bible Church 25860 Hwy. 243, Pastor Tim Westcott, 659-4775. Sunday Worship & Nursery Care, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship, Nursery Care & Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Mid-week Bible Studies & Youth Groups. Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 54560 Pine Crest Ave., 659-4368. Queen of Angels Roman Catholic Church 54525 North Circle Dr., Father Charles E. Miller. Mass: Tues.-Fri. 8:30 am; Sat. 4 pm; Sun. 8 am & 10 am St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church 25525 Tahquitz Dr., Fern Valley, Rev. Gordon Sheible 659-4471. Sunday Service & Sunday School, 10 a.m. Shiloh Christian Ministries 54968 Upper Pine Crest Ave., Pastor Kristeen Bandelin, 6592416. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Spiritual Living Center - Idyllwild Religious Science 26120 Ridgeview Dr. (The Courtyard Building), Dr. Rev. Betty Jandl, 659-3464. Sunday Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Teen Group, 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday. Yokoji Zen Mountain Center 58900 Apple Canyon Rd., Mountain Center, 659-5272 or 659-3275. Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi. Sunday Program, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., silent meditation, Buddhist service, lecture & lunch.

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FISHING

LAKE HEMET

Lake Hemet, the largest lake in the San Jacinto Mountains, is a fisherman’s paradise, stocked throughout most of the year with rainbow trout by the State Department of Fish and Game. Natural channel catfish, big-mouth bass and bluegill also provide good sport fishing. Located at an elevation of 4,340 feet, the lake is 1-1/2 miles long, 1/2 mile wide and 135 feet deep when full. The lake is about 4 miles east of Mountain Center on Highway 74 in Garner Valley. It is owned and operated by the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District. Two public recreation areas are on the lake’s shores. The U.S. Forest Service maintains a picnic area for day use only along the north shore. The entrance is west of Lake Hemet Market, on Highway 74.You do need an Adventure or Recreation Pass to park in the Forest Service area. See the section, “Adventure Pass,” on page 30 in this magazine for more information. The water district also owns and operates the Lake Hemet Campground. It has been open to the public on a fee basis for more than 30 years along the north shore, toward the eastern end of the lake. The campground also encourages family recreation, with a water playground, camping, picnic areas, boating and kayaking along with fishing. No swimming or water skiing is allowed because they conflict with fishing. Lake Hemet offers scenic mountain views and quiet lakeside moments to many visitors to the Hill area. Contact the campground personnel at (951) 659-2680 for more information.

Lake Fulmor in fog. PHOTO BY ELLEN FEELEY

LAKE FULMOR

About 10 miles north of Idyllwild on Highway 243, Lake Fulmor is stocked with trout by the Department of Fish and Game from spring through summer. The 2-acre serene lake on Forest Service property offers good trout fishing during spring, summer and fall months. Occasionally, the lake freezes over in winter. Lake Fulmor is on National Forest land. The lake provides day use activities for the public. Fishing and picnic areas with grills, an encompassing trail that crosses a bridge, and beautiful surroundings make this an enjoyable spot for locals and tourists. A parking area is across the highway from the lake so use caution when crossing to and from the lake. You do need an Adventure or Recreation Pass to park.

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THOUSAND TRAILS

Thousand Trails’ seasonal fishing pond is stocked with trout and catfish. Fishing permits are only $10 and free for 6-years-old and under with an adult permit. Equipment and bait can be purchased at the store. Fish cleaning station located at the pond. Picnic tables and barbecues available. Call 6594097 for more information. Adventure or Recreation Pass required to park on public land if not camping. Day use fees apply at Lake Hemet and Thousand Trails.

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MTN. BIKING

Idyllwild-area Mountain Bike Trails • Coyote Run: Beginning at the north end of Hurkey Creek County Park and ending at the waterfalls on Hurkey Creek, this easy and scenic ride is about two miles on a dirt road closed to vehicles. Parking is available at the day-use area within the Hurkey Creek Campground or outside the park. • Fobes Ranch Road and Spurs:This trail is located three miles south of Lake Hemet on Highway 74 in Garner Valley.The roads are

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OUTDOORS

With approximately 200 miles easy to moderate and offer more of dirt roads and more than 40 than two miles of mountain bike miles of trails open to bicyclists, riding. the San Jacinto Mountains around • May Valley Trail System: Idyllwild offer a number of Currently closed due to erosion. experiences for mountain bikers • The Hub Trail System:This of all levels. winding trail system incorporates For that reason, the local great views of Alvin Meadow mountain trails have become and the Grotto.Trails climb extremely popular among riders from behind Idyllwild Arts up looking for challenging routes and toward Pine Cove. Moderate to breathtaking scenery. Local trails challenging. provide mountain bikers with a • Thomas Mountain and diverse selection of roads from Ramona Trail:This challenging which to choose. 17-mile loop is considered one of The Forest Service has the best rides in the area. It begins mountain biking regulations in one mile south of Lake Hemet the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa on Highway 74, six miles east of mountains to ensure the safety the junction with Highway 371. of riders and the protection of The dirt road ascends from an natural resources. Bicycles may elevation of 4,500 feet to more A mountain biker wiggles through a tight spot. be ridden on established roads than 8,700 feet in 13 miles to Courtesy: Brendan Collier Thomas Mountain Peak, offering and trails within the mountains; however, bikes are not allowed far-reaching views of Anza and San within the San Jacinto or Santa Rosa wilderness areas or along the Diego below. Pacific Crest Trail. • 24-hour Loop: Starting and ending at Hurkey Creek County Park, If parking a vehicle on Forest Service land in the areas of Thomas this challenging ride starts with a tough climb up to Keen Summit, Mountain and Black Mountain, Lake Hemet and Humber Park, visitors traverses through Johnson Meadow and features a fast and flowy must display an Adventure or Recreation Pass in their vehicle. Call the descent through chaparral to complete the 11-mile loop. Hurkey Idyllwild Ranger Station at (909) 382-2922 for more details. Creek day use fees apply. The pass is available in two forms: a daily pass for $5 and a $30 • Other Trails: Pinyon Loop, South Ridge Trail and Webster Trail. annual pass good for one year from the month of purchase. Passes are Brendan Collier updated this report. available at the Forest Service office and several vendors around town (see page 32 for listing). The Forest Service also offers these safety tips for mountain bikers: Keep your eyes and ears open for equestrians and hikers on trails and vehicles on roads; helmets are highly recommended; control your speed; avoid riding after dark; and, carry a map (available at the Forest Service).


HIKING

Day Hikes *

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail • One-way distance = 38 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 4,000 • Highway 74, 1 mile east of Highway 371 to Fuller Ridge Trail at Black Mountain Road

S FS

Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail • One-way distance = 2.6 miles Humber Park to Tahquitz View Drive E

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Fuller Ridge Trail • One-way distance = 7.5 miles; Elevation gain

• Mt. San Jacinto State Park 25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild (951) 659-2607

Seven Pines Trail • One-way distance = 4 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 2,600 • Dark Canyon Road off Highway 243 to Deer Springs

* There are no fees for permits. Permits cover up to 12 people in a group. A day-hike permit is not needed if you already have an overnight permit.

in feet = 3,000 • Black Mountain Road off Highway 243 to San Jacinto Peak S FS OR SP

M FS OR SP Marion Mountain Trail • One-way distance = 5.9 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 4,400 • Fern Basin Road off Highway 243 to San Jacinto Peak S FS OR SP Devil’s Slide Trail • One-way distance = 2.5 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 1,700 • Humber Park to Saddle Junction

M FS

Moderate S Strenuous E Easy Hike Hike M Hike State Park Forest Service FS Permit Required SP Permit Required Leashed Dogs OK

Deer Springs Trail • One-way distance = 3.3 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 1,700 • Highway 243, 1 mile north of Idyllwild to Suicide Rock

M SP

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway • One-way distance = 1.7 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 700 • Tramway

Terminal to Round Valley

E SP

Spider Peak Trail • One-way distance = 5 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 2,800 • Apple Canyon Road off Highway 74 to Apache Peak

S

Adventure Pass An Adventure Pass may be required in order to park vehicles on some Forest Service lands. A day pass costs $5, a yearly costs $30 and a second-vehicle pass costs $5. Holders of an Interagency Senior Pass, Lifetime Access Pass or Interagency Access Pass, do not need an Adventure Pass. Businesses that sell the Adventure Pass in or near the San Jacinto Ranger District are: Idyllwild Chevron, Idyllwild Ranger Station, Idyllwild Shell, Lake Hemet Market and Pine Cove Market. For more information on areas that require a pass, or on other vendors in your area, call the U.S. Forest Service at (909) 3822922.

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Gear up for a cozy winter on the Hill Curl up with a furry companion. Adopt a cat from Living Free! Adoption fee is $75 ($95 for a dog)

Warm your mitts with warm and soft Deerskin gloves $21.95-$23.95 at Wooley’s

intage chco V Riders o R is with th 7 at Rough $2 in style Travel ger bag for n e s s e m

Start the day with a hearty breakfast like the Junkyard Omlette at the Red Kettle $11.75

Or, for the dog owner ... Poop Pac Purse $38.50 at Mountain Paws

Treat your feet to some cozy slippers, like these Old Friends $57 at Mountain Footwear

Get in the autumn spirit with a caramel apple from Candy Cupboard ($4.25-$5.25)

Get through the snow with MSR Evo Snow Shoes from Nomad Ventures ($139.95). Also available for rent.

Warm your tummy with delicious strudle from Nature’s Wisdom ($5.75)

Cut a slice out of a homemade black forest cake from Oma’s ($35)

Little Bags for Little Things at Florest in the Forest ($8-$15) Bring the outdoors in with large canvass photographic Dress up with locally made prints by Mark Nelthorpe silver earrings by Raegan Ingbretsen from the Spruce Moose at Acorn Gallery ($25) ($269-$298) Relax with a craft beer from Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe & Bistro ($13-$22)

Enjoy a bottle of Dark Canyon Cabaret the Creek House, from Idyllwild’s very own MiddleRidge Winery ($38)

For the geology lover or crystal fairy, find treasures like this at Everitt’s Minerals & Gallery ($10-$1,000)

Go organic and stay local! Find specialty foods at Sky Island Organics.

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A MOUNTAIN TRADITION

1-888-675-4025

HILLTOP REALTY

Est. 1972

DRE# 01367581

“Metropolitan Close ... Feels Like a Million Miles Away”

Larry Bischof DRE# 01310589

€ COMMERCIAL Gem on Main Street. Multiple dwellings. Main home has cozy Living Room with Stone fireplace and insert. Two bedrooms and full bath. Out buildings for retail shops, artist studios etc. Single car garage. Lovingly landscaped and perfectly situated in the heart of town. $259,000

SECLUDED €

Rustic picket fence and pavers welcome you to the entry of this fine home. Living Room boasts cedar paneled walls, vaulted beamed ceiling and French Doors opening to Redwood deck with views. Gourmet Kitchen with Hickory cabinets. Master Bedroom Loft with walk in closet. Three bedrooms in all. Greenhouse, Jacuzzi. Beautifully landscaped. $335,000 € EXCEPTIONAL Forever views from multiple covered decks. Living Room offers vaulted white washed Pine ceilings, raised hearth propane fireplace. Spacious dining area off well appointed Kitchen and Breakfast Bar. Master plus two additional Bedrooms. Breezeway accesses detached Garage. Lots of under house storage. Two lots totaling nearly 1/2 acre. $299,000

STUNNING €

Masterfully crafted. Enter at the ground level timber-beamed custom carport or through lusciously landscaped .22 acres. Great Room with soaring cathedral ceiling. Golden Oak floors. Bay-windowed Dining. Spacious Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi tub. Additional bedroom plus private studio quarters with 3/4 bath. Views of Lily Rock and mountains beyond. Exceptional property throughout. $489,000

For additional properties call or e-mail larry@hilltoprealty.com


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