Quiet Creek Inn’s cabins, office, owner’s residence and barn sit on seven acres of forest and creek. Native flora include Ponderosa Pines, Jeffrey Pines, aromatic Cedars, Manzanitas, horse grass, wild roses, wild strawberries and a variety of other greenery and flowering plants. Natural wildlife includes squirrels, stellar jays, coyotes, bobcats, cottontail bunnies, mule deer and a variety of birds.
Hiking & Outdoors
You can enjoy feeding the squirrels and birds healthy treats on your deck or along the creek, from a complimentary bag of squirrel nuts, or bring your own unsalted peanuts for the squirrels and bird seed for the birds. Occasionally, you might spot a coyote, fox, or small mountain bobcat passing through. Although there are mountain lions in Idyllwild, they’re rarely seen. Bears may pass through Idyllwild from time to time on their way from San Diego County to the Big Bear area.
Strawberry Creek runs through the property below the deck of your cabin and is for the exclusive use of our guests. There are deck chairs and ample seating along the creek for your enjoyment. Feel free to wander our private path along the creek, which ends at the Boy Scout Camp and is an easy walk downstream. In the spring the creek is usually stocked with trout upstream, so keep an eye out for them. While there is no fishing in the creek, there’s plenty of “watching”: fish watching, bird watching, and the ever-popular squirrel watching.