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The Manzanita Cottage at Shadow Mountain Ranch!

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Couple's Retreat

Welcome to the ranch! The Manzanita Cottage is a fully self-contained cottage perfect for you and your guests! Get into the country spirit with this 'Cowboys and Indians' style home. Enjoy a mountain sunrise and sunset from the private porch with a stunning view of Julian's native wildlife. Bathed in natural light, and complete with rustic decor, country comfort is everywhere in this guest house. The Manzanita Cottage is one of the few available rooms at Shadow Mountain Ranch.

Shadow Mountain Ranch is a spacious and unique ranch located in Julian, California. Situated on twelve acres of land, we offer the serene country feel along with all the modern amenities of an upscale vacation rental. The Manzanita Cottage is one of four lovely rooms located at Shadow Mountain Ranch. It has been a favorite of many guests after many years. If you are interested in seeing our other unique rooms, please visit our website:

This facility features two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Both bedrooms have spacious, comfy beds with warm and classic furniture that draws you into the country lifestyle. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom.

Cuddle up in front of the fireplace in the living room after a long day of exploration and enjoy a movie on the large TV. Free wireless internet is also offered throughout the entire house.

The full sized kitchen features all the appliances one would need to make dinner for that special someone. The dining table seats four and is surrounded with large bay windows; meaning you'll never miss a pasture view. If eating out sounds more desirable, the historic town center is only a few miles away.

While in the town of Julian, enjoy antiquing and shopping, but don't forget to stop and look at the museums or have a slice of our famous Julian Apple Pie.

Only a couple minutes drive away is the William Heise State Park which offer exciting opportunities for those seeking adventure. Enjoy hiking, cycling, and walking around in the gorgeous Julian country.

For those seeking to visit various historic towns, Shadow Mountain Ranch is perfectly situated. The ranch is approximately five minutes from downtown Julian, ten minutes from Wynola, fifteen minutes from Santa Ysabel, and thirty minutes from Ramona. Shadow Mountain Ranch allows each guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Julian mountains, but offers the convenience of being close to town, so guests don't miss a thing.

Put up your boots and stay a while, we're glad to have you.

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Shadow Mountain Ranch
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Shadow Mountain Ranch

'FIND A NEED AND FILL IT has been a guiding principle for both Loretta, my wife of 65 years, and myself. When I retired from my career as a teacher and school administrator and she retired from her career as a nurse, rather then have me drive her to work and play golf until time to bring her home, we looked around to see what needs we could find. Loretta quickly saw a need for overnight housing since Julian was rapidly becoming a center for tourism. Bed-and-breakfast was such a new concept in California that our friends asked if we were going to serve breakfast in bed. Nobody knew much about how to proceed so we just opened our doors and started. To say that it was an instant success would be an understatement. There was a very real need, and both of us, having spent most of our lives in professions that served people, were ideally suited to it.

Why Shadow Mountain Ranch chose Julian

This property has everything one is looking for when searching for a relaxing getaway. The eight acres ensures seclusion and privacy, along with the tranquility we often seek. The homes proximity to town is ideal in that it allows us to take advantage of all the activities Julian has to offer, while retaining a sense of quietness and privacy. The Manzanita Cottage allows groups of guests to enjoy each others company while appreciating the peaceful surroundings. Shadow Mountain Ranch embodies all the wonderful traits of the ideal mountain retreat.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The good ole country style of this property is what sets it apart from the rest. Find peace, serenity, and relaxation at this scenic ranch. When feeling adventurous, embark on various adventures in our nearby towns to see what the country life is about. We invite you to find your dream mountain vacation at Shadow Mountain Ranch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

him thank you so very much for such a wonderful relaxing weekend. You are so warm and hospitable which made our time all the more enjoyable. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary this weekend and had a truly wonderful romantic getaway. Our B&B Sam joined us and seemed to have a wonderful time also. We enjoyed sitting and listening to the wind in the trees and the songs of the birds walking on the countryside and eating your wonderful breakfasts thanks for a special anniversary weekend
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Julian, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , The spacious room features a large, relaxing claw foot tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing


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The Manzanita Cottage at Shadow Mountain Ranch!
average rating of 4.695652 based on 26 reviews

A piece of heaven and history

  • 5 of 5

My son and I were in Julian for a wedding. This cottage was near the various activities and was perfect to come back to each night. Only wish we had more time to spend there. It is cozy and comfortable, well-equipped, peaceful, and boasts incredible views. There are remnants and artifacts of Gold Rush days; horses, steer and birds on wires; and trees, lilacs, and garden gnomes (go check out their Gnome Home on VRBO and you will understand). Hailey, owner/manager, could not have been more helpful and responsive. Thank you, Ketcherside family!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

In all of our travels, this was the largest, and quietest place we've ever stayed! The only flaw was the AC/Heater. Didn't work at all till they found a broken wire on the thermostat, which kept falling OFF the wall...had to be taped there. Also, the air that comes out of the vent in the 1st bedroom blows straight down on your face when lying in bed. It will wake you up. Needs to be deflected more out into the room. However, we would stay here again. Still waiting for our $100 refund!

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for exploring the area. Hailey was awesome. It was so dark when I arrived that I had trouble figuring out where Manzanita House was on the property. She stayed on the phone with me and guided me right to it. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manzanita Cottage at Shadowmountain

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful, quiet, especially enjoyed seeing deer, along with the Scottish Highland Cattle!

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A GEM in the Julian Hills!

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors and continue to Love the accommodations at Shadow Mountain Ranch. Exceptional Hospitality, location convenience, very tidy, and thoroughly equipped! You will Not be disappointed! We Look forward to our next visit. Thank You!

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a serene place to unwind and reboot!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the master bath with a claw tub - just what the doctor ordered. The view of the valley is so beautiful and waking up to a grazing Scottish Hiighland Sheep in the pasture behind our house was surreal.

We felt like we were staying at Grandma and Grandpa’s house back in the day. We had a lovely time!

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Julian, California

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$128.17
Cleaning Fee C$64.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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