Butterfield Bed and Breakfast

2284 Sunset Drive , Julian, CA 92036 USA (Show map)


An added treat to your visit to this tiny hamlet is a memorable stay at Butterfield Bed and Breakfast. Five guest rooms; Stanza Italia, Country Corner, FeatherNest, Apple Sweet in the main inn, each with private bath and two with a fireplace, and our RoseBud Cottage with a woodburning stove, all create a cozy get-a-way. You begin your day with an elegant breakfast served in the garden gazebo or patio in the summer, or the parlor with its crackling fireplace when the chill of winter sets in. You end your day with homemade dessert in the parlor. You can spend your day enjoying the Julian countryside or just relaxing with a good book from our library out under the oaks in the fresh country air. Butterfield Bed and Breakfast has been awarded a 3-Diamond Rating by AAA.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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5 on January 19, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in the Feathernest room.it was so very comfortable and relaxing! Ed and Dawn were wonderful hosts, and prepared two Delicious breakfasts during our two day stay. This was our first experience at a BB and we will surely be doing it again! What a great experience, yummy food and good company!! L&T D.


5 on March 15, 2012

Our first experience with Bed and Breakfast was with Ed and Dawn. We plan on going back and creating more memories. Highly recommend!

A place to go for relaxation, romance and a stary night...

5 on February 06, 2010

Chris and I always look forward to our stay at Butterfield B&B. We enjoy the wonderful food, very well kept grounds and the peace and quiet of the country. Ed and Dawn are a delight and their warm welcome(and food) always entices you to return.

Fantastic B & B

5 on December 19, 2009

Best B&B I have ever stayed at. Both Ed and Dawn are charming, they take time out of their busy day to chat and go the extra mile to ensure your stay is as fantastic as it can be.

A rare find.

5 on November 09, 2009

Lovely setting; every need met and friendly hosts; lovely, well-appointed room; gourmet breakfast and lots of snack choices in back porch pantry.

Excellent choice for Julian

5 on July 17, 2009

The B&B is an awesome place to enjoy a stay! Beautiful rooms and grounds, cozy common areas, great snacks, books, movies. Excellent breakfast with fabulous hospitality!

Sweet, Quiet Getaway

4.4 on June 09, 2009

My wife and I stayed at Butterfield B&B last summer for our first annivesary weekend. It is set on a quiet natural, but groomed piece of land with plenty of outdoor space for all the guests. There were plenty of snacks available and breakfast was perfect. Ed and Dawn maintained a very friendly, but professional relationship with us and the other guests, carefully selecting "community times" and sensing when we would want our privacy. They were also very patient with us as we adjusted our reservations to fit our budget. We plan to return for sure!

unforgettable B&B at Butterfield

5 on March 27, 2009

This B&B is awesome. Never we expect such a wonderful place and perfect hospitality from Ed and Dawn. We already looking forward to come back.

Quiet and Restful

4.0 on January 12, 2009

New Year's holiday was made special at this country inn. We enjoyed wonderful food, friendly and jovial innkeepers, a cozy fully equipped room, clean and a yard of trees, swings and the quiet of nature. All added to a value filled and enjoyable stay. Country comfort of the dining area seemed to relax all guests adding to the delight of breakfast. This inn is a real find in Julian, CA. Francis F.

Romantic Getaway

4.4 on May 12, 2008

Dawn and Ed are wonderful hosts who make you feel like family. Our first visit was for Thanksgiving and the Inn was full of wonderful guests. Each morning we had a delicious breakfast and great conversation. Our second visit was for our anniversary and we had the Inn to ourselves which was a nice treat. The weather was superb, the food yummy, and the Rose Bud cottage divine! We couldn't have asked for a better time and Dawn & Ed made us feel very comfortable. We look forward to our next visit!

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Rooms & Rates

RoseBud Cottage

The RoseBud Cottage has a rustic four-poster queen size bed and a full size futon sofa. perfect for a romantic getaway or a small family retreat. There is a small refrigerator in the back room, a private courtyard on the side, and a Vermont Castings woodburning stove.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Stanza Italia

Stanza Italia is a most romantic trip to Italy with getting on an airplane. An antique queen size bed and two wing back armchairs in front of the raised hearth fireplace make for an enchanting getaway. It is located just off the the rear gazebo patio and has an outside entrance.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Apple Sweet

The Apple Sweet is our tribute room to Julian's century old history with apples. It has a king size bed with the window seat overlooking the rose garden at it's foot. A comfy love seat for you and your sweetie to enjoy the fireplace is on the other side of the room. The tub in the bathroom has two rubber duckies just waiting to help you relax your cares away. There is a table for two just feet away from the outside entry to enjoy your morning cup of coffee and the crisp morning air.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Country Corner

The Country Corner room feels as though you've stepped into a country garden gazebo, two windows looking out over the hillside and rose garden below. I has a queen size brass & iron bed and two wicker chairs to wile away your time reading and relaxing. The tub in the bathroom has two rubber duckies waiting to help you relax your cares away. The outside entry is around the corner from the front porch of the B & B.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


The FeatherNest is our coziest getaway down a private winding staircase from the parlor of the B & B. A full size feather bed sets next to the window seat with view to the rose garden on the hillside below. The recently remodeled bath has a large tiled shower. Open the windows and you'll likely hear the songbirds twittering away in the shrubberies just outside.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 60 miles

Directions to property:

In Julian, head east on Main Street, go 1/2 mile past the Highway 79 junction and turn right on Whispering Pines Drive. Go .2 mile and make a sharp hairpin right turn onto Sunset Drive, following that to our sign and driveway on the right at 2284 Sunset Drive.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Anza Borrego Desert - 30 miles, Calif. Wolf Center - 5 miles, Eagle & High Peak Gold Mines , Lake Cuyamaca Fishing - 15 miles, Palomar Mountain Observatory - 20 miles, SD Wild Animal Park - 50 miles, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wired internet , In-room massage available by prior arrangement.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed on the outdoor patios.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We are located on an hillside with many stairs.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends / holiday
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night stay including tax.
  • Cancellations: We require seven days notice for changes or cancellations without penalty. Cancellations with less than seven days notice forfeit the deposit amount (first night plus tax) unless we can rebook the room. No refunds are given for holiday cancellations unless we can rebook the room regardless of the notice given.
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Ed and Dawn Glass

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About the innkeepers

Music and the gardens are a big part of life at Butterfield. Soothing music is always going in the Parlor along with a piano and guitar for your use and enjoyment. There are numerous sitting areas in the gardens with blooms year-round; roses, lilacs, daffodils to name a few.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: In-room by prior arrangement, extra fee., Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Allergy Restrictions, Diabetic

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