Into the Woods... Luxurious Lake View Tree House + Spa + Ultra 4k Home Theater


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Welcome to our luxurious cozy treehouse cottage. Take a blissful journey into storybook treetops.

Enjoy your own PRIVATE ONE (1.25) ACRE FOREST. Surrounding area old growth trees are estimated to be up to 300 years old. Overlook thousands of acres of State Park and National Forest.

• Experience being held up by the trunk and branches of a tree... Cross over an amazing floating bridge high above the Forest to a threshold of three (3) large Coulter Pines, supporting a treehouse.
• Enjoy Panoramic views of Lake Cuyamaca, mountain peaks and the Forest.

• Submerse yourself in our new hot bubbling private outdoor Caldera Spa.
• Feel the radiating warmth from this cabin's large 1927 wood burning fireplace.
• Be thrilled by our NEW state-of-the-art... MONSTER SIX (6) FOOT 4K HDTV Home Theater with 5.1 Dolby/DTS Surround Sound!

BRAND NEW GOURMET KITCHEN is fully equipped with all dishes and utensils needed to cook and prepare meals. NEW STAINLESS STEEL appliances are provided including: A high-end 5-burner gas range, CONVECTION oven, built-in high-end microwave, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser, Granite counter tops, deep double sink, blender and toaster.

• Savor the great outside aroma of cooking using our TWO (2) Outdoor gas BBQ's.
Enjoy our beautiful new 12' x 12' Gazebo. Surrounded by trees, traditional loungers, table and chairs are provided. Custom stone seating was created using large Boulders. Lake, tree and night-time Star-gazing is provided at this location.
Discover "Secret Forest paths" and a private Forest Outlook observation deck on property for both big and small kids to explore.

Our small Cabin opens to the outdoors for views and direct exposure to the forest. This exposure to nature provides a wonderful inspirational relaxing effect. The Japanese call it 'Shinrin-Yoku' which translates to 'forest bathing'. The idea is simple: If a person visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way, there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved. Studies have documented reduced stress, lower blood sugar, better concentration, diminished pain, and improved immunity...

Taking in the forest atmosphere has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Many trees give off organic compounds that support “NK” (natural killer) cells that are part of our immune system's way of fighting cancer.

JOHN MUIR wrote:
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home... Wilderness is a necessity.”



1. FORCED AIR HEATING and AIR CONDITIONING. Push of a button to set the perfect temperature.

2. NEW OUTDOOR SPA. Submerse yourself in our new hot bubbling 6-person Spa; relax, let any problems simply melt away.

3. PRIVATE HOME THEATER. Experience movies & sporting events like never before with our new HUGE MONSTER SIX (6) FOOT 4K HDTV home theater. Our TV has the same resolution as a movie theater and four (4) times the resolution of a high-definition television (HDTV). Enjoy new Leather Cinema Recliners plus an amazing Dolby/DTS 5.1 Surround Sound system.

Includes new Dish Hopper DVR (Digital Video Recorder) to record your favorite shows & Sporting Events!


6. COTTAGE SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS. Guests will find all new sleeping accommodations:
a. New Queen size bed in bedroom with MEMORY FOAM mattress (sleeps 1 or 2)
b. New Queen size convertible Sofa/bed in Living room with 4.5" MEMORY FOAM mattress (sleeps 1 or 2).
c. Two new (2) Roll-away twin size beds (31”x75”) located in Home Theater (Sleeps 2).
d. Automatic inflatable Twin size Aero bed is stored under bed in master bedroom (Sleeps 1).
e. Sheets, blankets and pillows are provided.

7. Cabin has one LARGE BATHROOM.
Bathroom includes a separate private water-closet with sliding pocket door (see photo). It is completely remodeled, including a luxurious shower, mosaic ceramic rock flooring, plus His and Hers under-mount sinks with granite counter tops. Towels are provided.

8. OUR CABIN IS SMALL and cozy. It is ideal for 2 to 4 persons. However, if you don't mind tight quarters and your group consists of "close" family and friends we provide accommodations and beds for up to six (6) people.

THIS CABIN NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HANDICAPPED or mobility impaired persons...

a. Our cabin is located on North Peak mountain in the Cuyamaca Lake Resort area. Getting to our cabin requires a two (2) minute walk from parking area to this Cottage.
b. There is a beautiful meandering staircase from parking area up to cabin. We recommend this retreat for guests who can walk 90 stair-steps to arrive at the front door of Cabin (see photos). You may also walk the "Hidden trail" as an alternative pathway up to the Cottage.
c. Cottage is approximately 42 feet elevation above parking area.
d. All walkways have handrails for those in need.

Parking area is limited to a MAXIMUM OF THREE (3) CARS. NO PARKING ON NEARBY STREET.

There is a laundry room that provides storage and New full size Front load Samsung Washer and Dryer.

Our guest travelers may choose Blu-Ray/DVD Movies (no additional charge). Movies will be given to guest on day of check-in.
We have CURRENT & JUST RELEASED Blu-Ray DVD MOVIES. Availability is on a First come first served basis.

13. FOREST OUTLOOK. (New!). Provides high elevation views of Cuyamaca Lake, North Peak, Middle Peak, Cuyamaca Peak & Stonewall Peak. To get to our private Forest Outlook, follow trail-head beginning near our Caldera Spa. Trail ends at the Forest Outlook. It is farther up the mountain on our property. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views plus you can also see our cottage down below.

14. OBSERVATORY AREA. Explore the heavens at night. We provide a TELESCOPE... Because our cottage is at an elevation above the San Diego marine layer, the result is an amazing level of darkness for INTO THE WOODS. On a clear night view the Milky Ways with it's thousands and thousands of stars and planets.

15. SECRET FOREST PATHS. There are "secret paths" on property for both big and small kids to explore.

16. HIDDEN TRAIL. Is another alternative pathway from parking area. Instead of walking up the meandering steps you can choose to walk this beautiful forest trail. It starts at the parking area and leads up to the Cottage.

INTO THE WOODS... Experience crisp mountain air and being surrounded by a forest environment that is teaming with wildlife. If you're into wildlife watching and/or photography, this is a great place for both! Enjoy the natural beauty, privacy, abundant hiking and biking trails. Winery’s are nearby. Gentle snowfall in winter months. Brilliant fall colors, cool spring temperatures, summer warmth, and cold mountain spring water! Only a 12 minute drive to the town of Julian. Close to everything in southern California, yet quiet and distant from the noise and traffic jams of the city. Crisp, clear night skies display millions of stars and shooting stars, a family get-away that's great for the kids; or a quiet, secluded romantic honeymoon hide-away... INTO THE WOODS.

Rates are based on two (2) guests; Add $10 PER PERSON per night exceeding two
* Per person charge includes normal extra cleaning costs. Prior to your arrival, we provide LINEN SERVICE. It is determined by the number of registered Guests in your party. Your registered guests determine the correct number of beds to be made-up with linens, sheets blankets and pillows. Additional towels are also provided based on the number of registered Guests in your party.

a. NO SMOKING or PETS allowed in the house or anywhere on property.
b. You must be at least 25 years of age in order to make a reservation. Otherwise, please contact us prior to making a reservation.
c. Prior to making a reservation please state in writing to us... If there is a special event or group gathering function planned and if any additional persons (other than registered guests) will be invited during your stay.

*Check-in time is 4PM.
*Check-out time is 11AM.

We’d love to have you stay at our Tree-house cottage. Take leisurely walks on gentle paths under a forest canopy to help open your senses, hone your intuition, and experience the forest as you never have before… INTO THE WOODS.


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Treehouse of your dreams!

Wow, what's not to love! A treehouse in the woods, luxury cabin, overlooking the lake with a jacuzzi under the stars and a mega screen theater room! Our family of 4 enjoyed every minute of our trip "INTO THE WOODS". Our older boys loved the modern, big screen tv with theater seating while my husband and I enjoyed quiet moments reading under the trees in the many relaxing seating areas found on the property. The wildlife is entertaining and amazing to watch and the views of the lake and surroundings are incredible! Family meals around the large family table were a favorite part of our stay, along with movie nights, hikes and a day of fishing on the lake. We felt like it was our home away from home and can't wait to go back INTO THE WOODS!

Visited on "August - 2017

Exceptional accommodations and experience

I had a perfect experience at my stay at Into The Woods. There isnt a single detail that Rick left out as far as the accommodations. The house has everything you need, was very clean and comfortable and the view and surroundings were peaceful and even a little magical ; ) Rick gave me a tour of the home and property when i arrived and made sure i had everything i needed. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and will definitely be back!

Visited on "August - 2017

Relaxing stay in a great setting

We enjoyed a relaxing 2 nights at Into The Woods with our two daughters. Facilities are great and we never tired of sitting on the terrace under the trees canopy, gazing at the view and watching the birds. Lots of space on the property to find a quiet spot, which also means you have plenty of peace & quiet. Julian not too far away for food / a slice of apple pie. Highly recommended.

Visited on "July - 2017

Loved the property.

We all enjoyed the vacation at your oasis in the woods.

Visited on "July - 2017

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