Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

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default-unit | Beach
TV, fireplace, DVD player
2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

Entire cabin

Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca

9.8/10 Exceptional

Entire cabin

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Julian, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Cuyamaca8 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Ysabel Mission12 min walk
  • Popular LocationCuyamaca Rancho State Park12 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field)52 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. This Julian cabin provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 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



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


  • Free WiFi


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


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 per room
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Boat on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Hunting 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)

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Special check-in instructions

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


Pets allowed
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

About this area


Located in Julian, this cabin is in a rural area and on a lake. Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness and Cleveland National Forest reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include California Wolf Center and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Lake Cuyamaca - 8 min walk
  • Santa Ysabel Mission - 12 min walk
  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 12 min walk
  • California Wolf Center - 6 min drive
  • William Heise County Park - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 52 min drive


  • Soups & Such Cafe & Flowers by Lani - 10 min drive
  • Heros - 10 min drive
  • Subway - 10 min drive
  • Julian Cider Mill - 10 min drive
  • Cowgirl Cafe - 10 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room).

Where is Piute Trail Lodge Lake Cuyamaca located?

Situated on a lake, this cabin is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Cuyamaca, Santa Ysabel Mission, and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness and Anza Borrego Desert State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 245 out of 277 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 88%
Rating 8 - Good. 27 out of 277 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 3 out of 277 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 1 out of 277 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 0%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 277 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent

A.L. G., San Diego, CA
Beautiful and relaxing
This was our third stay at the Piute Trail Lodge with our little poodle. The location is wonderful, the view awesome, and the lodge very comfortable. It is a very quiet, peaceful area. In the evenings we built a lovely fire in the wood fireplace and watched our old DVDs.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, quiet, clean and the owners are excellent hosts! Definitely will be back!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Rob H.
Great Cabin
One of our favorite cabins. We had turkeys all around the cabin, which is great for my wife's photography. Didn't see ant deer this time, but still had a great time.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Seann R.
2nd stay was just as great as the 1st!
This was my second time staying here and it's wonderful. Very clean, cozy fireplace, and a well stocked kitchen. The location is also great for a nice walk around the lake and wonderful views!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jeanenne T.
Relaxing picturesque Get-A-Way
Very Clean Well appointed - has everything one would need Wonderful to sit on the patio with Lake view and eat breakfast, lunch or dinner
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022