Orchard Hill Country Inn

2502 Washington St PO Box 425, Julian, CA 92036-0425 USA (Show map)


Four-Diamond Orchard Hill Country Inn overlooks the townsite of historic Julian. This hilltop inn is situated among fruit trees, and gardens, and a water garden surrounded by manzanitas and coulter pines. Enter a bygone era in which you can still sip sarsaparilla at a 1800's marble-topped soda fountain, tour an operating gold mine or enjoy a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through Julian's pristine countryside.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on May 02, 2014

We truly made a great choice celebrating our 40th Anniversay here. We stayed 3 nights in the Jonathan cottage and were treated like celebrities. Every staff person was delightful and went above and beyond to assure that EVERYTHING was to our satisfaction. The detail to the decor of our cottage, and the entire property, is especially noteworthy. Breakfast is included in your stay and it was remarkable in the wonderful food served! A 5 star 4-course dinner is served every other evening in a beautiful dinning room with tables surrounded by large windows with views of gorgeously landscaped grounds and the natural Julian beauty. I enthusiastically recommend celebrating any special ocassion here or coming here for outstanding R & R!

Our Honeymoon

5 on March 01, 2013

On February the 23rd we had the pleasure of staying at the Orchard Hill for our honeymoon. the front desk person Jonathan was amazing! he made us feel welcomed and he has happy and explained all the amenities what a great experience on arrival! The breakfast servers were all smiles with a great attitude. Mr Adolfo the breakfast cook said hello to me and my wife with a warm and sincere smile every morning. At night we were personally greeted by the owner Pat, she showed us our table for the evening dinner, I was so impressed with all the staff that night! on behalf of my beautiful wife and me THANK YOU! Ben Martinez.

Perfect place to celebrate!

4.8 on August 29, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed in the Cortland and it was just perfect. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary of 11 years and decided to splurge on ourselves (something we rarely do) - and we are so glad we did! Once we checked in, the staff all welcomed us with warm smiles and it seemed as though we were 'recognized' no matter which area of the property we were visiting. It felt as though we were truly appreciated as guests and the staff were helpful and accoodating when necessary, and very intuitive when we needed our privacy. Great balance of service! The breakfasts were delicious and fresh and our 4 course dinner was fantastic. We will definitely be visiting here again!

Amazing experience

4.2 on August 26, 2012

I made this reservation with the need to get away from the city and have a nice relaxing weekend. The Orchard Hill Country Inn FAR exceeded my expectations and was EXACTLY what I needed. We arrived a bit late in the afternoon on Friday but the staff was courteous enough to extend their happy hour so we could still have our complimentary wine. After that we were taken to our room and it's just like it says on their website. We stayed in the Annie Elizabeth room and it had just the right amount of privacy, and the little deck was amazing to do some star gazing at night. The dinner the second night was absolutely perfect. Everything was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I can't say enough about the staff and how friendly, helpful and truly sincere they all were. It was not only the most romantic weekend of my life, but it was also the most enjoyable, and everyone there made that possible. I would recommend this place to ANYONE. Hopefully my plan to return this winter to see how beautiful it can be in the snow will happen!


5 on February 04, 2011

This was the perfect place to stay for our Anniversary! Very quiet, relaxing and romantic. The staff was amazing and the food was awesome. We loved all the little details they put into our experience. We just left and wev already want to go back!

Wahoo! I am going back!

4.8 on July 07, 2010

I found Orchard Hill by accident 4 years ago while visiting Julian for a Mother's Day Tea. While leaving for the afternoon, I came across Orchard Hill. When I arrived home, I quickly ran to my computer where I was able to to see what Orchard Hills was. In July I booked a 2 night anniversary stay and feel completely in love with the place. We are scheduled to go back and celebrate our anniversary 3 years later! I have recommended family and friends and each and everyone of them go on and on about how they enjoyed themselves and how they feel like royalty and I would have to agree with them!

A perfect romantic getaway...

4.8 on April 30, 2010

From the moment we pulled into the Orchard Hill driveway, we knew we had found someplace special. The Inn is nestled at the top of a long driveway, among the beautiful Julian hills. Lilacs bloomed and we even saw the crystal-white remnants of snow from the previous week's storm. We were greeted warmly at the front desk and personally escorted to our room, where a fresh jar of delicious oatmeal cookies awaited us! We stayed in the Sweet Bough cottage and it was perfect in every way. The room featured a gorgeous whirlpool tub, king-sized, incredibly comfy bed, powerful heater, dual-sided fireplace, and a beverage center with free sodas and coffee. Every afternoon, we went up for the wine and appetizers in the Lodge (yum!). On Saturday night, we enjoyed the four-course meal overlooking the mountains and sunset. Breakfast was exquisite (especially Sunday's!), with hot, fresh coffee, an assortment of foods, and the best scones I have ever had in my life. We were celebrating our anniversary and our recent engagement, and Orchard Hill made the experience even more wonderful than we'd thought it could be. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend!

Perfect Weekend

5 on January 31, 2010

This was our third visit to Orchard Hill and each year surpasses the last. The inn is welcoming and a few steps to town, the food is delicious and the staff is very accomodating. The all you can eat/drink happy hour from 4-6 is worth the price of the room in itself! We definitely enjoy Julian more in the winter months with the occasional snow fall and beautiful sunsets, but every season is unique up there! Highly recommend!!

Love, Love, Love Orchard Hill Country Inn!

5 on October 04, 2009

Orchard Hill is such a wonderful and serene place. I was so mad at myself for only being able to stay one night! I appreciate the staff and owners at OHCI for being able to accomidate our only being able to stay one night situation. We stayed in Lodge Room 10, the upper corner room. It was so beautiful and quiet, even with the windows open! It did get chilly at night, but we still kept our windows opened just a bit to let in the clean, crisp, Julian air. Dinner was excellent, the tri-tip was cooked to perfection. And my, oh my, the peach cobbler (with fresh peaches!) was amazing. Breakfast the next morning was excellent too, especially the bacon and fresh, cold, Julian apple cider! If you're in Julian, do check this place out. You will not regret it.

The Best of Julian

5 on August 09, 2009

I've stayed at Orchard Hill Country Inn at least 5 times in the past 3 years. The rooms are beautifully decorated and always immaculate, the service excellent, and the breakfasts and dinners are gourment all the way. I love this place. On my most recent visit, I left behind a small blanket. They were kind enough to mail it to me without charge. Pat and Darrell, the innkeepers, are the best. I've stayed at several other inns in Julian and believe that none can compare to Orchard Hill.

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Rooms & Rates

Some of our Cottage Rooms

Sweet Bough, Black Gillflower, Yellow Bellflower, and Bess Pool all have a whirlpool tub and a king size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325

Lodge Room #6

Balcony, king bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Ldg Rm # 1,2,4,5,10

Private bathroom with a queen size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250


Sitting area with whirlpool tub and king bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $375 - $375


Has an oversized shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325


Standard tub and shower and double-sided fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $295 - $295


Have a whirlpool tub and a queen bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $295 - $295


Sitting area with king bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325


Super Deluxe with a chromatherapy whirlpool tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $450 - $450

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Location Type



San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hiking, Star Gazing, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: for weekends and some holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's room rate on a credit card is required as a deposit.
  • Cancellations: A refund minus $25 service fee is provided if cancellation occurs 7 days before arrival.



Pat and Darrell Straube

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  • Serving Location: Lovely Guest-only Dining Room & Restaurant, Outdoor Stone Veranda overlooking townsite, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Picnic Lunch