A Living Canvas Lake View Home

Perfect place for private, family and corporate rest in the Cuyamaca Lake region with best nature and lake views. The Living Canvas Julian Vacation Rentals also include an entertainment center and deck with views to the ocean on clear days. Guests can enjoy an outdoor hike and the restaurant on the lake. There is a sitting area, a dining area and a kitchen. A flat-screen TV with Netflix is featured.

You can fish at the lake, and the area is popular for photography and stargazing.  The home is located 15-minute walk from the lake. Featuring free WiFi and lake views and lots of sitting area, there are also lot of things to do in Julian center. Our cabins in Julian are all professionally cleaned and maintained.

You can play board games at the rental, and the area is popular for gold mining too. Mt Laguna 17 miles from the Home. The nearest airport is San Diego International Airport, 55 miles from the property.

The house is located at North Peak overlooking Lake Cuyamaca and is the highest peak in Julian and it’s open during all 4 seasons for private, family and corporate rest. On clear days you can see all the way to the ocean including Point Loma!

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Geography
California State Route 79 wraps around three shores, and provides access to/from Julian to the north and I−8 to the south.

Cuyamaca Reservoir is 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Paso Picacho Campground and its trailheads in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

Recreation
Lake Cuyamaca is also a recreation area operated by the Helix Water District and the Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District. It offers boating, fishing, and camping at the reservoir. A campground, store, cafe, and tackle shop are onsite.

The reservoir is stocked with over 38,000 lbs. of trout annually, and is the only San Diego lake that is able to stock trout all year long. Other species of fish include Florida bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill and sturgeon.

Conical Middle Peak is above the area on the east, and North Peak on the north. Hiking trails reach the summit of Cuyamaca Peak, located to the southwest of Cuyamaca Reservoir and in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

History Julian Vacation Rentals in Julian
The dam at Cuyamaca is the second oldest in California still in use, and was completed in 1888. It was built to supply drinking water to the city of San Diego. It was originally piped down to San Diego in wooden flumes. It continues to be part of the municipal water supply system for San Diego.

In the mid 1960s the Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District was formed. Through various projects over time, it has created a more permanent water supply infrastructure and new recreation features at the reservoir.

Single Night Stay at the Lake

Perfect place for private, family and corporate rest in the Cuyamaca Lake region with best nature views. The Living Canvas Vacation Rental also includes an entertainment center and deck with views to the ocean on clear days. Guests can enjoy an outdoor hike and the restaurant on the lake. There is a sitting area, a dining area and a kitchen. A flat-screen TV with Netflix is featured.

You can fish at the lake, and the area is popular for photography and stargazing.  The home is located 15-minute walk from the lake. Featuring free WiFi and lake views and lots of sitting area, there are lot of things to do in Julian center.

You can play board games at the property, and the area is popular for gold mining too. Mt Laguna 17 miles from the Home. The nearest airport is San Diego International Airport, 55 miles from the property.

The house is located at North Peak and is the highest peak in Julian and it’s open during all 4 seasons for private, family and corporate rest.

Whispering Pines Historical Cabin

Whispering Pines Historical Cabin is a popular cabin in the Pine Hills area – it’s a fully equipped house with 2 bedrooms rooms, deck, trees and historically decorated.

Located 2.5 miles from downtown Julian  Whispering Pines Historical Cabin offers pet-friendly accommodations in with lots of outdoor and indoor facilities. The cabin is equipped with air conditioning and heat as well as a beautiful wood burning stove. It has free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site, which is very safe

The kitchen is fitted with a refrigerator and an stove. A flat-screen TV is available. You’ll also enjoy a sun deck and hammock.

You’ll also enjpy a variety of activities are available in the area, for example, boating, gold mining and fishing. The airport is also close – San Diego International Airport, several miles away from the property.

This cabin is a great place to explore Julian from. Volcan mountain is very close as well as county and state parks.  There is a private bathroom off the master bedroom with a clawfoot tub along with free toiletries. Towels are featured.

A perfect place for small groups of people, friends and family trips.

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The town was named by Drue Bailey after his cousin Mike Julian, who later was elected San Diego County Assessor.[6]

Julian and its history…
The first European settlers were “Cockney Bill” Williams from England and John Wesley Horrell, who both arrived in the area in 1850 or 1851.[7] After the American Civil War, in 1869, A.E. “Fred” Coleman, a former slave, was crossing over what is now known as Coleman Creek, just west of Julian. Seeing a glint of gold in the stream bed, he climbed down from his horse to investigate. Having had previous experience in the gold fields, he retrieved his frying pan and began panning the sands of the creek. Soon thereafter Coleman established the Coleman Mining District and was its recorder and also began the mining camp called Emily City later renamed Coleman City. Learning of the find, others rushed to the district and tried to trace the gold to its source. On February 22, 1870, the first “lode”, or hard rock, mining claim was filed in the Julian area. Since February 22 was President George Washington’s birthday, the mine was named the Washington mine. Soon hundreds of anxious men and families were rushing to Julian to stake their claims. Julian experienced a gold rush and became a tent city overnight. In April 1870, the area’s first saw mill was set up and Julian began to take on a more permanent structure. Attempts to build rival mining towns at Coleman City, Branson City and Eastwood were defeated. Owners of the Cuyamaca rancho Land Grant claimed (the Cuyamaca Land Float) Julian and its mines were within the Rancho boundaries. In 1873, the courts ruled that the Rancho did not include Julian and the mines.

While the miners were trying to wrestle the gold from deep within the earth, James Madison brought a wagon load of young apple trees up into the mountains. The fruit trees flourished in the clear, fresh air. Apples are still a big product in Julian, many of which are used for making the world-famous Julian apple pies.[citation needed]

According to a bronze historical plaque appearing in the town, in the early days of Julian, the majority of San Diego County’s African-American population resided in or near the town, including the founders of the Robinson Hotel as well as a noted resident, America Newton. Of the 55 blacks living in San Diego County during the 1880 census, 33 lived in the Julian area. (Although this information appears on the plaque, it has been the subject of some controversy.)

In recent decades Julian has become a quaint mountain resort. The town narrowly escaped destruction in the 2003 Cedar Fire that burned much of the surrounding area.

Our Historical Cabin remembers the way it was!