Rustic Inn just outside of town
Posted Oct 25, 2016 on Hotels
Just a few short miles from historic downtown, the Apple Tree Inn is a quiet and restful country inn. The rooms are large, and extremely clean. This is an older property, but well maintained with the owners onsite.
The first thing I noticed when I walked in the room was a sense of peace and calm, with a deceptively large room compared to what I expected. (I don't know what detergent they use, but it smells fresh and clean and higher end... none of that overly flowery fake scent but also not an overwhelming bleach smell. it's just clean) Instant hot water? yes please! I love that the owners took the care to ensure that their guests don't need to wait more than one second for hot water, especially on a chilly morning.
Speaking of the owners, they want you to be happy and comfortable. It felt like I was visiting with long lost cousins. After checking in, they provided me with a brochure of things to do in Julian, recommendations, and make sure I had everything I needed. This is pet friendly, but even so, they went above and beyond to make sure my super service pup and I were comfy.
While not in downtown, you won't be left to starve. Feel like a rack of lamb by a Cordon Bleu chef? Walk next door (literally). Want a salad or pizza or pasta? Across the street, as is a lovely bakery. Want some fresh pressed apple cider? 30 feet away.
This is a perfect place if you want to be close to town (it took me five minutes to get there) but sleep in peace.