A Brief History of the

Idyllwild Inn

1899

1899

A group of physicians purchase a parcel of land alongside Strawberry Creek in what is now the village of Idyllwild. On the property they build a tuberculosis sanitorium with the belief that the crisp mountain air will benefit their patients.
1899
1904
1904

1904

After its first several years as a tuberculosis sanitorium, the property is converted into the first lodging establishment in the San Jacinto Mountains. It is named the Idyllwild Inn.
1910

1910

The Idyllwild Inn is the center of activity in the village, with locals simply referring to as “The Inn.” It goes on to have many iterations and at various times includes such offerings as a dance hall, bowling, a restaurant, golf, tennis, and horseback riding. Idyllwild Inn Rustic Suites History
1910
1960
1960

1960

Ownership of the Idyllwild Inn changes hands and continues for decades as a locally run, family-owned business. Idyllwild Inn Rustic Suites History
1986

1986

Many of the older cabins (some dating back as far as 1910) are refurbished while an entire new section of cabins is added. A new generation of visitors discover the village of Idyllwild. Theme Rooms Rustic Cabins
1986
1992
1992

1992

Eight newly designed themed rooms are added and made available to visitors.
Present

Present

The Idyllwild Inn continues to offer a variety of cabins and accommodation options for guests to enjoy — whether they plan on exploring the great outdoors, experiencing the quaint and charming mountain town, or merely relaxing and breathing in the fresh mountain air.
Present