A pie in the sky, the mini city rests about a mile high in altitude.
Temperatures in Idyllwild are much cooler than the surrounding Southern California desert.
Gorgeous wooden carvings, intricate paintings and other creative touches are prominently displayed around town.
Cute cafes and shops line the town square offering everything from haircuts and hats to ice cream and souvenirs.
The majestic Tahquitz Peak and Suicide Rock rise above the village attracting rock climbers, hikers, nature enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
Musicians regularly perform at the local businesses and gather together in spontaneous song on the street.
We all sang along to Wagon Wheel, which reminded us of home on the East Coast.
This lovely little place is the stuff fairytales are made of!
Idyllwild’s whimsy is even present in the local politics. The town mayor is a dog!
Our family was lucky enough to score a one week home exchange in Idyllwild this past spring.
We had a wonderful week soaking up the fabulous scenery, strolling around the cozy town and enjoying all the area had to offer together.
One day we went horseback riding in the valley.
Another day we took a mini road trip to the beautiful Salton Sea. (More on that soon!)
The San Bernardino area has so much to offer!
We hope to return to this precious place again one day!