Welcome to the Idyllwild Bunkhouse (formerly the Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse)

a 'Boutique Motel' (including 2 private cabins) in the small-town mountain paradise of Idyllwild, California. We offer Indoor Comfort for the Outdoor Lifestyle.

Outdoor Enthusiast, Kid and Pet Friendly Accommodations

Seated on a hillside overlooking the San Jacinto State Forest, the Idyllwild Bunkhouse is an affordable, eco-friendly mountain lodge tailor-made for hikers, rock-climbers, fisherman, mountain-bikers, or travelers who want a kids vacation or pet friendly accommodations.

From camping-themed rooms with knotty pine interiors and vaulted open-beamed ceilings, to tastefully furnished cabins built with privacy in mind, every Bunkhouse accommodation has a kitchen/kitchenette, private balcony with stunning forest views, Barista Bath & Body amenities, free wi-fi and cable television.

The Best of Both Worlds

Should you travel somewhere where you can have an active, outdoor adventure? Or is a more leisurely getaway with unique cultural activities the goal for this trip?

Would you rather be in the midst of the outdoors—camping, let's say? Or would it be more enjoyable to have a few creature comforts and just a bit of pampering?

With the Idyllwild Bunkhouse, you don't have to ever have this debate with your traveling companions again. When planning your next getaway, don't settle for 'compromise'. Opt instead for a WIN-WIN vacation.  Enjoy the best active outdoor and leisurely cultural offerings in the same trip.

Or why not vacation separately...together?

And when your active--or not-so-active--day is done, you'll return to the comfort of your own 'tent', complete with bed, shower, kitchenette, free wi-fi, and a spectacular view of the forest beneath you!

Add an Idyllwild Stop to Your Next Road Trip

Idyllwild is conveniently situated in the middle of the San Bernardino National Forest, 2 hours or less from Los Angeles or San Diego. We're 2/3rds of the way from Las Vegas to Los Angeles or San Diego, a perfect stopping point for a cool mountain respite. We're also 80 miles from the Anza-Borrego State Park, 85 miles from Joshua Tree or Big Bear, and 1 hour from Palm Springs or the Temecula Wine Country. Our strategic location makes Idyllwild the perfect one-, two- or three-night stop on your next Southern California road trip. In three hours of drive time you can experience the desert, mountains, and ocean! Or how about wine (Temecula), art (Idyllwild), and shopping (Cabazon Outlets) in less than two hours?: start by approaching the majestic San Jacinto mountain range from the south, climbing its scenic curves to the fresh air of mile-high Idyllwild, and then descending to the desert valley below to the north.