Journal

Spring is in the air at Orchard Hill!

The annual Daffodil Show showcasing a variety of daffodils, view the Desert Wildflowers and Julian’s Webcams.

Orchard Hill Celebrates New Year's Eve and Holds a Special Blessing on January 1st.

Arrive Friday, December 30th and you'll begin celebrating the holiday with an hors d'oeuvre party at Pat's and Darrell's home. It's a wonderful way to get together to watch the second-to-the-last sunset of the year. On the 31st, you'll experience the wintry holiday night with an eight-course dinner followed by a party with music, noise makers, and, of course, a midnight champagne toast. Your stay also includes a full breakfast each day with extended hours on January 1st...

Holidays at Orchard Hill

Tree Lighting It’s that time of year for another wonderful holiday season. As a tradition, Julian celebrates its tree lighting the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The event includes a variety of performers and carolers, a living nativity, and much more...

Julian's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Julian celebrates the start of the holiday season this Saturday, November 28, with performers set for appearances up and down Main Street, as well as the traditional setting in the Pioneer Museum Park. The day will culminate with the lighting of our town's 80-foot Christmas tree.

No tricks...just a real treat for you!

Well….there aren’t any tricks we’re giving you, just a real treat! Stay at Orchard Hill Friday or Saturday night, October 30th or 31st, and you’ll receive $50 toward dinner any place in town or keep it in your pocket for a holiday gift! If you stay both nights, you’ll receive $100. Please call us to book your room.

Join us for supper...

Most of you know that our new chef of eight months unexpectedly quit near the end of last year. Doris, our chef for the previous 10 years, graciously stepped-in and finished the year with her usual fabulous New Year’s eight course dinner.

Dog Days of Summer

I have a couple of enjoyable little books that reveal the origins of sayings. “Dog days of summer” is one of those sayings that annually comes to mind but I don’t recall running across how it came about.Usually there is a bit of history involved or it comes from a time honored author.

Summer Fun in Julian

We are offering a great special this summer: Any two-night stay mid-week will receive a 25% discount off the standard room rate. Spend two nights on the weekend and you’ll receive a 20% discount. Any two-night stay will also receive a picnic lunch for two which you can take on any hike, picnic outing at Lake Cuyamaca, or any other relaxing spot, including by our Manzanita Creek...

Of love in bloom...

Year-long we discuss "doing this" and "doing that" at Orchard Hill knowing full well that the launching date is always after the Inn’s New Year’s celebration. Come the first, we hit the road running (Darrell’s term). It was a bit difficult this year with a foot of snow remaining on the road from the night before and then came the people...OMG!

Projects = Dangerous Territory

It began smoothly. We were having our morning coffee discussing what, if anything, we were each thinking regarding upgrades to the Inn. The lack of rainfall and the migration of deer onto our grounds mandated that planting a less appetizing groundcover was a good place to begin. Easy enough. Agreeably, on we went...

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