Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

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TV, fireplace, DVD player
2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Contactless check-out
Julian, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Cuyamaca8 min walk
  • Popular LocationCuyamaca Rancho State Park12 min walk
  • Popular LocationCalifornia Wolf Center6 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field)47 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8
1000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

Lakefront cabin with kitchen and patio
Cozy Cabin Overlooking Beautiful Lake Cuyamaca
Come enjoy some of San Diego's forgotten beauty in this gorgeous, Piute Trail mountain cabin overlooking Lake Cuyamaca and just minutes from the quaint little town of Julian. During your stay, you'll have a chance to see wild deer grazing in the nearby pastures below, wild turkey foraging up and down the hillside (sometimes they even visit the deck!), raccoon's getting into their usual mischief, bald eagles soaring above or swooping in for a quick meal, owls, orioles, blue-jays, migratory ducks & geese, woodpeckers... and the list goes on! If you're into bird watching and/or photography, this is a great place for both! Using the cabin as a base camp, you'll be able to explore Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Cleveland National Forest ,Anza-Borrego State Park with their many trails and viewpoints; fish for Florida bass, smallmouth bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and even white sturgeon (Yes, our lake has sturgeon!); picnic on Fletcher Island; go boating; or just take in the peaceful surroundings and vast views from the comfort of the cozy cabin! Open year-round, including the snowy winter months when you can take advantage of the local sledding and snowboarding terrain. Available by reservation only, so plan early! Vacation Rental (NOT A TIMESHARE)
Guest accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

John and Maria
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Kayak on site
  • Boating on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

About this area


Located in Julian, this cabin is in the mountains and on a lake. Cuyamaca Meadow Nature Preserve and Lake Cuyamaca reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include California Wolf Center and Smith Ranch. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and motor boating nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and horse riding. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lake Cuyamaca - 8 min walk
  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 12 min walk
  • California Wolf Center - 6 min drive
  • Julian Historical Society - 11 min drive
  • William Heise County Park - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 47 min drive


  • Soups & Such Cafe & Flowers by Lani — 10 min drive
  • Heros — 10 min drive
  • Julian Cider Mill — 10 min drive
  • Cowgirl Cafe — 10 min drive
  • Romano's Restaurant — 11 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 186 out of 214 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 25 out of 214 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 214 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 214 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 214 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Lake Cuyamaca Gem!
Very, Very impressed with the Pauite Trail Lodge!! All of the amenities and more, wonderful fireplace for these cold nights! Will definitely stay again.

5/5 Excellent

Great location by Lake Cuyamaca
Second time staying at the cabin and it was a great experience per the usual. Ideal location right next to Lake Cuyamaca. Great hosts, clean property and everything one would need for a getaway in nature. I’d definitely book this property again in the future!

5/5 Excellent

Perfect get away from the hustle and bustle
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our four night getaway at this cozy cabin. We brought our 4 legged baby girl 🐶 and she felt right at home too. Enjoyed hiking, fishing and leisurely evenings on the deck with that amazing view of Lake Cuyamaca. Definitely will be coming back.

5/5 Excellent

My wife and I loved it, it’s small but cozy enough for 7, the outdoor deck and view was amazing. We’d recommend it to our friends and family for sure. Thank you.

5/5 Excellent

Our 3rd time here!!
We love this cabin! I asked my son if he would rather stay on the beach or the mountains for his birthday. He said he wanted to stay at “our cabin.” As always, it was a great relaxing stay with a great view! Everything there that we needed and very clean. Looking forward to our next stay!