Outdoor Adventures


What better way is there to spend an afternoon in the mountains than floating on a lazy lake with the sun warming your skin and a paddle in your hands? At the intimate and hidden Lake Fulmor, just 10-15 minutes away from 'home base', you can discover a tranquil and peaceful setting. Check the link for details and seasonality; equipment is not available at this small hideaway lake.

Mountain Biking

With 200 miles of dirt roads and 40 miles of trails, Idyllwild is a mountain biker's mecca. The challenging 17-mile Ramona Trail loop on Thomas Mountain is considered one of the best rides in the area. Easy and scenic, two-mile Coyote Run offers a different pace for day pedalers. Check out the San Bernardino National Forest page on trails and biking in and around Idyllwild and easy access from the inn.


Fishermen will be in heaven rowing into pristine waters on Lake Fulmor. About a 10-15 minute drive from the inn, the lake offers a bevy of reeling opportunities for anglers. The Department of Fish and Game stocks rainbow trout from spring through late fall in Lake Fulmor. Largemouth bass, catfish and bluegill also populate the lake.


Horseback Riding

Experience cool mountain breezes, majestic mountain vistas, and wildflower-filled meadows — all from the back of a trusty mount. The Little Yellow Rose Ranch (951-541-1221) offers guided trail rides, pack trips, riding lessons, and more.


Whether you've been enjoying this exciting combination of hiking and treasure-hunting for years, or you've been wondering what it's all about, we've got the perfect launching point for your next geocaching vacation. With 40-plus caches (and growing!) just within a 5-mile radius of the center of town — including a unique cache right here on our grounds — Idyllwild has attracted geocachers from around the world thanks to its unparalleled natural beauty and plethora of hiking trails. It's a great way to explore the untouched beauty of the San Jacinto mountains, with the added benefits of joining an active community of geocachers, achieving a series of goals, benefitting from the trail recommendations of other hikers, and giving back to the Earth and its inhabitants ('cache in, trash out' and 'take something, leave something or equal or greater value' are basic tenets of the geocaching community). Geocaching is also a great activity to enjoy with your sweetheart or love interest, or with friends. Visit for more information on this fascinating sport and the variety of geocaches Idyllwild has to offer. 

Please note we have discontinued our Geocoins.

Winter Sports

Although winters in Idyllwild are generally mild, many times during the season the area becomes a snowy playground perfect for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just frolicking in the snow. And what better excuse to enjoy the warmth of a wood-burning fireplace, a cup of hot cider, and your sweetheart's embrace?

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