Reviews

5
based on 25 reviews
Sonia (Rosarito, baja california mexico)
Wonderful and.peaceful stay

Wonderul and peaceful stay! Our family had a small.fishing gettaway. We found this lodge that is right across the lake. We were close enough to.walk there but far from.the noise.of campers. the rooms are clean, beautiful and.super.comfortable. thank.you joann for your hospitality, we are definitely going back.

Family with young children  |  Pine Tree Room #7  |  stayed in 4/2018

Angelica (Orange. County)
Beautiful place

Lake Cuyamaca Lodge was a wonderful stay. We arrived on Saturday and Joann and Ray were very welcoming. They keep this lodge in top shape. Our room was very clean and very comfortable. We had a beautiful view of Lake Cuyamaca. They also have two lovely horses on site. The lodge is about. 10 min drive from downtown. Great restaurants in Julian and a great vibe. Would definitely return and stay At this lodge. Very good location.

Not specified  |  Blue Jay Room #6  |  stayed in 2/2018

Angelica (Orange County)
Lovely place

Lake Cuyamaca Lodge was wonderful. The lodge is in top shape. Upkept very well. The room was very comfortable and clean. We had a lovely view of Lake CuyAmaca. We hiked Lake CuyAmaca on Saturday. Afterward, we went into town which is only 10 minutes away. The food was delicious and the town has a really cool vibe. Joann and Ray are wonderful hostS and both very welcoming. Would definitely stay here again.

Not specified  |  Blue Jay Room #6  |  stayed in 2/2018

Paula G. (Orange County, ca)
clean, relaxing, comfy stay awaits you in lake cuyamaca

Charming, comfortable, friendly & inviting stay at the Ruel's Lodge. Joann accommodated our visit even when she had no other guests (intentional) booked for the evening! As for the actual rooms, you will not find a cleaner room in all of Southern CA. Not a blemish on the walls, floorboards were immaculate, showers same. Sheets were quality, high thread count, with large fluffy comfy pillows. We stayed in room 6 which had a lake view, there is a standing, oscillating fan, a ceiling fan and a sliding glass door so we were able to sleep with door open and fresh air. My husband and I slept soundly. Back patio has rocking chairs! And the view... In the morning Joann & her husband gave us a tour of the property. Absolutely incredible all they have done. The workmanship they have both invested is seen in each detail of the home. Sad to report the house is for sale. One can only hope new owners will have a desire to keep the lodge. But I say do not wait! If you have been wanting to try this place out, now is the time. Experience the Ruel's hospitality, you will not be disappointed. As for meals, while it does have a b&b feel, you will need to go offsite for food. I recommend the many, wonderful restaurants in Julian. The drive is relaxing and the food is quality. And of course get the pie! You can bring back a slice and eat it in the common area while watching the hummingbirds on the patio and the gorgeous view of the lake.

Young couple  |  Blue Jay Room #6  |  stayed in 7/2017

Mike R. (Orange County, Ny)
Stay for sd100!

GreaT stay at the lodge, clean, comfortable and cozy! Couldn't ask for more. Owners & operators made me feel like I was home.

Single traveller  |  Oak Tree Room #1  |  stayed in 6/2017

Chris and Carmen (orange county)
Paradise in the mountains

Lake Cuyamaca Lodge is paradise in the mountains. We needed to unwind and get away from the city; I couldn’t have picked a better place to stay then here. We stayed in the blue jay room which had a beautiful view of the lake and horses. The rooms are modern and super clean; it even had a sky light window were the moon shined through in the early morning. The location is prime, you can hike and mountain bike right off the property. It’s also walking distance to the lake were you can rent a boat and then enjoy a beer at Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant. JoAnn and Ray were great hosts and made our stay pleasant. On my next visit to Julian I will not stay anywhere except at Lake Cuyamaca Lodge.

Mature couple  |  Blue Jay Room #6  |  stayed in 4/2017

william (Long beach, ca)
what a view

a quiet, quaint location with a beautiful view of the lake. a great place to stay if you're visiting lake cuyamaca and Julian with easy access off of the 79. the owners are very welcoming and want you to feel at home.

Family with young children  |  Hawk Room #2  |  stayed in 4/2017

Dee (Lake Elsinore )
Easter getaway

I stayed at the Lake Cuyamaca Lodge for an Easter weekend getaway. Upon arriving I was greeted by the owner Joann and given a tour of the lodge. Joann has done an amazing job creating a warm and beautifully decorated rooms with luxurious bedding. There are several rooms that have a direct view of the lake but all guests have access to the patio to enjoy the views. Having coffee each morning watching the sunrise over the lake was an added bonus. There is great hiking from the lodge and it is the perfect place to stay for your next outdoor adventure. I will be staying again and have recommended to all my friends. The lodge is currently for sale and would make a great investmnent. Please contact Joann to book a stay or tour if your interested in purchasing.

Single traveller  |  Pine Tree Room #7  |  stayed in 4/2017

Denale (Lake Elsinore )
Easter getaway

I stayed at the Lake Cuyamaca Lodge for an Easter weekend getaway. Upon arriving I was greeted by the owner Joann and given a tour of the lodge. Joann has done an amazing job creating a warm and beautifully decorated rooms with luxurious bedding. There are several rooms that have a direct view of the lake but all guests have access to the patio to enjoy the views. Having coffee each morning watching the sunrise over the lake was an added bonus. There is great hiking from the lodge and it is the perfect place to stay for your next outdoor adventure. I will be staying again and have recommended to all my friends. The lodge is currently for sale and would make a great investmnent. Please contact Joann to book a stay or tour if your interested in purchasing.

Not specified  |  Pine Tree Room #7  |  stayed in 4/2017

Karen (Carmel Valley, CA)
quiet and comfort in the mountains

We were fortunate to find out about this gem a couple of days before an ultrarunning event at the Lake. We literally rolled out of bed in the morning and jumped across the 79 to the start line. This is definitely our new favorite place to stay in Julian;a very comfortable, quiet and warm refuge after a day of enjoying the trails. There are only about 8 rooms that make the entire lodge-wing; 4 with lovely views of the Lake but all are beautiful and spacious with private baths and large closets. Think of a BnB, but without meals. while the owners are very accessible, they respect their guest's privacy. Truly, they are simply some of the nicest people I've ever had the good fortune to meet. It's just very easy to feel at home here. You have access to the necessities like a microwave, coffeemaker/kettle, fridge and a very comfortable Common Room where we ate Board and Brew sandwiches we brought up. (Personally, I much prefer the Common Room idea over eating in my room, as I don't like my bedroom smelling like food nor do I like a messy room.) Because I am a neatfreak, I appreciated how immaculate the rooms were. Everything looks so new and is pristine. And the sunrise/sunset over the Lake is pretty stunning. If you're a photographer, bring your kit. I just can't recommend this Lodge enough. It's so quiet and private, but surprisingly close to the sights in Julian. It would be perfect for a couple's getaway, a quiet girl's weekend, a homebase for runners/hikers, or a small wedding venue (they have a large event room that over looks over the lake! those could be amazing wedding photos!). Joann makes sure you have everything you need and is quietly attentive--just a text away.

Family with older children  |  Hummingbird Room #8  |  stayed in 3/2017

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