Idyllwild is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains, a 60 minute drive from Palm Springs. Set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and legendary rocks, like the giant "Lily Rock" that overlooks the town. Temperatures tend to be 20 degrees lower than the desert floor- thus many residents of Palm Springs have 2nd homes here to escape the summer heat.
The town has kept its "small town" atmosphere. Sorry, no Starbucks, you only find locally owned shops and restaurants here, which adds to the appeal to many. Come and experience the peace and quiet of Idyllwild. If you are ready to get away from the traffic jams, or the noisy city life, this is the town for you. Idyllwild has perfect day hikes for the quick weekend hike, as well as the high country for the longer "over night" hiking journeys, plus rock climbing. Or if you just want to sit on your deck, look at the mountains and listen to the birds, and relax, this this the place to be.