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Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa

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Outdoor spa tub
Luxury Studio, Bathtub, Lake View | Terrace/patio
32-inch Smart TV with cable channels, TV, iPad

Overview of Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa

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Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa

3.0 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
34540 Engineers Rd, Julian, CA, 92036

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Cuyamaca1 min walk
  • Popular LocationCuyamaca Rancho State Park4 min walk
  • Popular LocationJulian Town Hall11 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field)53 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Julian, Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa is in the historical district and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness and Cuyamaca Meadow Nature Preserve, while Julian Historical Society and Julian Pioneer Museum are cultural highlights. California Wolf Center and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with boat tours nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing, mountain climbing, and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Lake Cuyamaca - 1 min walk
  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park - 4 min walk
  • Julian Town Hall - 11 min drive
  • Menghini Winery - 16 min drive
  • Viejas Casino - 32 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

About this property

Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa

Transformed 3-star lodge by the lake, renovated in 2020
At Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a free daily manager's reception, and a terrace. Active travelers can enjoy amenities like hiking/biking and boating at this lodge. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or hot tub, and indulge in a Thai massage, a facial, or aromatherapy. Yoga classes are offered at the 24-hour gym; the property also has an art gallery on site, a garden, and a library. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), express check-out, and a front desk safe
  • Luggage storage, a gift shop, and smoke-free premises
Room features
All 11 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and furnished lanais, as well as perks like iPads and laptop-friendly workspaces. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets, Tempur-Pedic beds, and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 32-inch Smart TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, separate sitting areas, and LED light bulbs



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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekends 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 15 per person
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Art gallery
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boating
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Private picnics
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Treatment room


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Books
  • Communal living room
  • Couples dining
  • Games
  • Renovated entire property - June 2020
  • Romance packages available
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • Telescope

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic bed


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Cable channels
  • iPad
  • iPod dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished lanai


  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • LED light bulbs
  • Mobile key entry
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 15 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property uses solar energy, plus eco-friendly cleaning products
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not served at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge Retreat
Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa Lodge
Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa Julian
Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa Lodge Julian

Frequently asked questions

Is Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa?

As of Feb 7, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa on Feb 15, 2023 start from $151.05, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa located?

Situated in the historical district, this spa lodge is within a 5-minute walk of Lake Cuyamaca and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Santa Ysabel Mission and Cuyamaca Mountain State Wilderness are also within 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa and receive a full refund?

Yes, Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge, Retreat and Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good

Richard, Joliet

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property sets right on the lake up against the mountains It was very quiet and peaceful

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a beautiful property! Truly such a great retreat and experience! The staff really go the extra mile to make you feel at home and comfortable. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to connect with nature and needing a break from the demands of normal life.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is my third visit and I cant say how much I love this place and how healing and relaxing it has been over the last two years. Each time I visit the staff here really embodies kindness and compassion and has gone above and beyond to take care of my every request. Room service was even offered at 10pm after the kitchen closed because I arrived late. They upgraded me to one of the most beautiful hotel rooms I have every stayed in. I was fascinated to learn about the antique history of the furnishings. The owners traveled the world seeking out Eastern and Western furniture that told a story and makes you feel like you have entered a serene spa. I felt fortunate to have my own private steamroom shower and soaking tub added in some aromatherapy as well to really relax. I did all the weekend classes including yoga and meditation and I feel like a new person. My favorite wellness was the reiki massage combo, highly recommend. The lake facing suites are so peaceful, quiet and relaxing and this is truly one of the best retreats in the country.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is truly the most beautiful hotel in San Diego. I treated myself to a self care getaway as I have had the most stressful year and was in need of rest and quietude. From the time I booked to the time I checked out the staff helped plan my stay, my food and the most wonderful spa sessions. My room was quiet and full of such great amenities. I spent many hours laying out staring at the lake and taking long baths. Each morning they serve an amazing free breakfast! Highly recommend Lorien for Massage and Denise for Reiki. Everyone is so sweet and kind and even gave me a complimemtary checkout. Highly recommend this beautiful place.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
no where in the descriptiondid it say it was a budhest monk retreat it said it was a resort and spa false advertising
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is our third visit to this wonderful resort. From the very beginning as we drove in we saw panoramic lake views and a gorgeous lobby with large glass doors and our wonderful host Sarah to meet us and give us a guided tour. We booked the sunset picnic experience and enjoyed a lovely bottle of local wine and a cheese and fruit board. We very much enjoyed the room service food and were kindly taken care of by the kind staff, Sarah, Yoli and Jamie were amazing! Each of our services were led by wonderful therapists and teachers, Denise was amazing and led us through a combination of gentle yoga and heart centered poses perfect for helping my husband and I connect in the amazing yoga room. Lorienne and Jamie gave us what would be the best couples massage I’ve had in a long time in the beautiful Tara Temple Spa. The yoga class on Saturday was phenomenal and brought me back to practice at home. Our suite was the Joyful Jewel Lake Suite which was wonderfully comfortable with a four poster king bed and the linens were soft like butter, there were soaking tub with jets and we had views of the Lake and Mountains of Cuyamaca Lake.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Recently stayed here to explore Julian, Ca. I was totally blindsided on the day of Check-in by emails from their concierge team outlining a set of rules for their hotel. Quiet times, where to park, class options at an extra charge per person, order ahead room service, and a caveat of no alcohol permitted. I scoured their website for days before the trip to see exactly what amenities our room had to offer and never saw anywhere that this was an alcohol-free zone. This was a place for yoga people who enjoy meditation and reiki healing and I did not get that from their website. Throughout the stay you never come face-to-face with staff and ask any questions through your phone via text message. If I was coming here to unwind and do yoga and meditating, then it seems counterintuitive to make me use my cell phone to converse with the front desk. We ended our trip early due to car troubles and due to the fact that food had to be pre-ordered and we were unable to drive back into the main town, we ate pretzels we brought for dinner our first night. The continental breakfast was okay but very awkward as none of the guests talked to each other and everyone whispered between themselves. All in all a very misleading website and impersonal experience. Their saving grace was refunding a portion of our second night, granted we did leave before 11am and am unsure why we did not get the full night back.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022