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Pine Hills Lodge

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Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went to a wedding there as a guest, spent hours doing things that the venue should have taken care of. It was filthy, they had their dog running around inside the lodge where the reception/cocktail hour was. Owners are the most unpleasant people to deal with. They did nothing until the day of the wedding. These people want your money...

1Thank turnbloom
San Diego, California
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My daughter's wedding and reception was held at Pine Hills Lodge in October. Everything was great. I know some reviews are not positive, but the day went fine. The food was great, many folks went for seconds. The staff was friendly and helpful. The owners were friendly. It is a rustic setting, and was perfect.

1Thank wsmirn
La Jolla, California
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My family and I traveled to the Pine Hills Lodge several times a year for the yummy bbq and great shows at the dinner theater, rented several cabins, and always enjoyed the Sunday brunch. But what made the lodge truly wonderful was the Goodman family that owned it! Over the course of two decades we enjoyed the warm and family...

3Thank mosesseppe
Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed! Looks nothing like the pictures! I don't mind rustic but it should be clean! They don't even vacuum and most of us look around the corners! They have a very nice fireplace in the room but there was leftover wood and ashes in the fireplace. And no wood for us to burn and no matches nothing at all...

4Thank Tamara D
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Previous review of "Shabby Cabins," is a compliment. Gray Squirrel One cabin has a dangerously wobbling ceiling fan deemed inoperable by guests for safety reasons, there is no TV, phone, WIFI, air conditioning or Maid Service. For $200 per night, Blue Bird Cabin One had NO MAID SERVICE, no TV, no phone, no WIFI, no refrigerator, a tiny token coffeemaker....

2Thank PetuniaCake
Northern California
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The main lodge building has good atmosphere and a quaint, rustic feeling. The employees were attentive and the food was decent. However, the male owner had all the charm of a hemorrhoid, but that was a minor inconvenience compared to the cabins. They were run-down dumpy shacks. The room photos shown on the website have to be from the late...

3Thank Cletus-Atwood
Torrance, California
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Tried my hand at surprising my husband for an 'outdoorsy' vacay for our anniversary. The result: I'm now not able to make plans w/o consulting him 1st! HA! Now, let me preface by saying he is not the least bit snooty - his favorite place to stay is the Rodeway Inn....... Good 'Ol Reliable Rodeway Inn! ha! But he was...

6Thank nstreicker
Murrieta, California
Reviewed 20 October 2014

The setting is charming, with wild turkeys and deer in abundance, crisp mountain air and starry nights. the charm ends there. There is a difference between rustic charm and plain shabby and run down! The cabins are one step up from tent camping but the price would have you thinking that you could expect much much more. The catered meal...

6Thank travelintoad
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Great place tucked away in the hills outside of Julian, CA. Quiet, comfortable. Nothing frilly or fancy but rather simple and quaint. We celebrated a friends wedding here and it was a perfect setting.

5Thank Ollie486
New York
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is a truly miserable place, with only its location to recommend it. The rooms are unkempt, dirty, small and infested with ants, there is no attempt at service, the staff is surly and rude, and overall, there is absolutely nothing to praise here except the view. It's a very disappointing experience, and they don't care at all. They seem...

7Thank rsfNewYork

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Additional Information about Pine Hills Lodge

Address: 2960 La Posada Way, Julian, CA 92036
Region: United States > California > Julian
Number of rooms: 273
Also Known As:
Pine Hills Hotel Julian
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“Don't stay here - nothing good”
turnbloom, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“stayed in one of the bluebird rooms - don't recommend. :/ The area is nice, but the rooms dusty outdated”
nstreicker, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
“To choose a good room, try a different hotel.”
rsfNewYork, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Maybe a hotel or B&B in Julian?”
dahlheim, 1 Jul 2013 | Read review
“I read the trips on tripadvisor after i booked my room, and as a result I checked in early and brought my own cleaning supplies. I went up and cleaned and brought my own towels.”
Koti333, 2 Apr 2012 | Read review
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