Creekside Guestbook

January, 2019 – Ari
“We had an amazing time in your cabin. Thank you so much for making it available. It exceeded our expectations.”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Sept 4 – Sept 7, 2015 – Marian
“This house and the grounds are spacious and beautiful. I went with four friends for a weekend of hiking, grilling outside, and relaxing in the hot tub. We were not disappointed! We spend most of our mealtimes in the kitchen and on the patio, and enjoyed sitting outside in the yard. Creekside is also close to town for convenient runs to the grocery store, and we did do a day of shopping and walking around. Perfect girls’ weekend away.”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Feb 1, 2014 – Mary Craychee from Long Beach, CA
“Creekside is a beautiful place to relax and unwind. Definitely recommend this for anyone looking to get away close by the Los Angeles area.”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Feb 1, 2014 – Lorraine R. from Los Angeles, CA
“What can I say about creekside. It is a peaceful oasis along a creek. Love that I can sit in a hot tub amongst the trees and relax. My family and I go up here every year. It has room for everyone and we can take a nice walk to town to. “
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Feb 1, 2014 – Tom Harmon from El Segundo, CA
“Awesome!!! Better than the pictures. The house had everything we needed. Fantastic highly recommend. We will be coming back. Thanks for wonderful vacation.”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Oct 27, 2013 – Linda from Bonita, CA
“Canadian Thanksgiving at Creekside was the BEST!! Our family of 12 were very comfortable there and really appreciated this wonderful mountain home. We thank MaryAnn for providing us with a very thorough rental packet and for her (and her staff) response to our needs during our stay. We truly understood this was a very well loved home and we made sure we treated it as such. Thank you again for opening your home to families such as ours and we look forward to a return trip! Happy Holidays 2013!”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Sep 28, 2013 – David from Pasadena, CA
“The home was a great place for a birthday celebration with old friends. The weather even rained one day, just to add to the beauty as the stream bubbled while the rain fell. Then the sun was out the next day, allowing a beautiful walk to the center of town. What a peaceful place! The room arrangements allowed enough privacy for sleeping, while the spacious kitchen and dining room provided a great place for group interaction and the dinner parties every night. You’ll love this place.
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Sep 25, 2013 – Karen from Redlands, CA
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Creekside. The cabin was beautiful, setting was gorgeous and relaxing! We will come back again!”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Sep 25, 2013 – from Los Angeles, CA
“Thank You Mary Ann for a great weekend get away, Your home is beautiful….”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Sep 21, 2013 – Michele Denton from Costa Mesa, CA
“Our family had the most wonderful time at Creekside in Idyllwild. We went up in the winter time for a weekend getaway with three generations – parents, kids & grandkids. The chateau is gorgeous and huge! Each of us had our own bed and the were spaces where they kids could play individually as well as spaces where the entire family could gather to eat. The outdoor hot tub was a truly amazing experience, soaking in hot water while gazing at the frozen ground & trees around you! The Creekside Chateau is gorgeous on it’s own, this place is a gem in the beautiful surroundings of Idyllwild nature.”Deb Malone”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Aug 28, 2012 – Dale & Linda from San Clemente, CA
“Eleven of our family members ages 5 to ‘older’ thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home in Idyllwild. Those of us who wanted to found places nearby to fish, golf, ride bikes, or just sit and enjoy the spa and the creek. There was ample space indoors and out and we enjoyed the local shopping and dining. We had a great time! “
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Jun 15, 2012 – from , AL
“Dear Mary Ann, I just wanted to thank you for letting us stay at the Creekhouse during the month of May just passed. Since we had stayed once before (over the holidays in 2007-2008) it felt very familiar to us. The new jacuuzzi cover is a great addition. Much easier to deal with than the old one.The new master bath is wonderful. The heated floor is great. The new door in the main floor bath is much nicer than the old pocket door.

This stay was very relaxing but at the same time gave me the opportunity to go out every day and hike around the area. I got into hiking in 2008 and Idyllwild is simply hiker’s heaven. I went out almost everyday and would usually hike anywhere from 3-8 miles with elevation gains of 700 to 2500 ft.

I was trying to get in excellent shape. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and had robotic surgery to remove my prostate on June 7, 2012. I am happy to report the pathology of my prostate showed all the cancer was contained within the capsule and none had escaped to surrounding tissue. I get my first post surgery PSA in July and I am confident it will show I am cancer free.

The hiking in Idyllwild proved to be a good idea. Three days after the surgery I was walking nearly 5 miles a day. I did not need any pain medication. I am really feeling fine and I am sure getting in great shape in Idyllwild was a big part of the reason.

If our future vacation plans call for another month in Idyllwild, you can be sure the Creekhouse will be at the top of our list.

Best Wishes,


Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Sep 15, 2011 – Juergen Deutzer from San Diego, CA
“Mary Ann, thank you for allowing us to stay at your wonderful house over Labor Day weekend. There were 10 of us, and the house was big enough for everyone. Hiking was great, so was the glass of wine creekside after the hike.”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Nov 10, 2010 – Matt Jones from Malibu, CA
“Date of Arrival : Nov 5, 2010Name on Contract : Matt Jones “Perfect Place for a Retreat”

“This cabin was absolutely beautiful; the pictures do not do it justice. 14 friends and I stayed in the cabin for a weekend and had such a great time. The property was large enough to hold us all comfortably. We enjoyed hiking, relaxing in the hot tub, and taking in the spectacular views. Mary Ann, the owner, is the sweetest lady and was very accommodating. We will definitely consider staying here again in the future!””

Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Oct 18, 2010 – Jon and Robyn Stein from Carlsbad, CA
“We had a wonderful time at your beautiful cabin. We learned from some locals who the builder of the house was and we have since researched some of her other work. This made us even more proud to be able to stay there for a few days. You are very lucky to have such a gorgeous mountain house. Thank you for letting us, the public, get to take part in it. “
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Aug 12, 2010 – Tammy A. from Imperial, CA
“We had a wonderful time at the Creekside House. The house was well equiped and clean. The kids spent time daily discovering new things in the creek and playing out in the cool air. Such a nice change from our summer heat. It was a very restful time for all of us-grandma and grandpa, kids, and grandkids. “
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Jun 6, 2010 – John from Long Beach, CA
“We spent 3 nites at Creekside and enjoyed every minute. The creek is a plus along with being able to walk to town. All the amenities of being home, plus some. Thanks again”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
May 15, 2010 – Shirley from Escondido, CA
“This house is perfect for a family getaway or a romantic trip for two. It has all the amenities of home and is super cozy. There is much to do at the house without leaving it. The sound of the creek while sleeping was very soothing and you are really close to town. It’s a perfect house and the owner was really efficient and accomodating. Whether or in Idyllwild to hike or relax this is where you should stay! I know our family will be back.”
Rating: 4 (out of 5)
May 15, 2010 – Melissa from Mission Viejo, CA
“Hi MaryAnn, We are having a fantastic time, and the house is wonderful. Do you want us to shut off the water when we leave tomorrow? It was turned on when we got here yesterday.Thanks again, Melissa”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Apr 21, 2010 – Eileen Dube from Glendale, CA
“We had the most wonderful Easter weekend staying at the creekside. We found the home to be exceptional clean, super comfortable and in the greatest location in Idyllwild. We loved being set back in the woods, right on the creek yet still walking distance from shops and restaurants. Our children needed nothing more than to be let out the back door to explore the creek and surrounding woods. We had a professional caterer in our party and she found the kitchen to be very well stocked with everything she needed to prepare some gourmet meals. MaryAnn was extremely helpful and accomodating. We will be back!!”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Jan 29, 2010 – from , AL
“Hello Mary Ann, thank you, your home in Idyllwild was absolutely perfect! We didn’t miss the snow at all… we hiked up higher in Humber Park and found just enough snow for the little ones to do some sledding. The creek was perfect for nature walks and we loved it. We will definitely be back.Thanks so much for a great family experience,

Lynn Foster”

Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Jul 16, 2009 – Laura M. from La Verne, CA
“Absolutely the best place to stay in Idyllwild! Our vacation was perfect, I can’t recommend this beautiful home enough. Thanks for sharing your “chateau” with us, we will definitely be back again.”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Jul 7, 2009 – Sean Brennan from Escondido, CA
“This house is perfect for a family getaway or a romantic trip for two. It has all the amenities of home and is super cozy. There is much to do at the house without leaving it. The sound of the creek while sleeping was very soothing and you are really close to town. It’s a perfect house and the owner was really efficient and accommodating. Whether or in Idyllwild to hike or relax this is where you should stay! I know our family will be back.”
Rating: 4 (out of 5)
Jul 7, 2009 – Theresa Brennan from Escondido, CA
“This house is amazing! For anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle this is the place to be! It’s great for large families and plenty of activities for adults and children. You don’t have to leave the house. The house is cozy and well stocked with all the comforts of home. At night while sleeping you can hear the creek. I would recommend creekside to anyone that wants to stay in a great place and great location in Idyllwild.”
Rating: 5 (out of 5)

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