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Spring is busting out all over…

Perhaps it follows that a “Super Bloom” would be the heralding of a “Super Spring.”...

Something extra-special for Valentine's Day

I don’t think it’s necessarily being boastful to declare that after twenty-five years of Orchard Hill ownership, we do some things just about perfectly. Sure, we may still tweak this or that, but in the main, Thanksgiving and our New Year’s celebrations remain as good as it can get for our particular venue...

'Tis the Season!

Hello friends... Some things require repeating, other things just sneak up on you. Then, one must leave room for inspiration and last minute drops from the heavens. This hopefully covers all the aforementioned: Happy holidays to everyone, keep healthy, eat and drink moderately, rest, and... hug everyone! Pat and Darrell

Award-winning wines...in our own backyard

As the above events were unfolding, Lili Dierenfield joined our staff. We LOVE Lili. Lili came to us from Orfila Winery where she had worked for eight years. Lili graduated from the International Wine Institute in Denver, Colorado and is a Certificated Wine Cellar Master...

2018 Julian, California Summer Announcements

Hello friends... our Saturday breakfast buffet usually has a pancake component to accompany the feast that Chef Doris prepares for our guests...

Spring in Julian...best time of year?

Every guest eventually will ask, “Who has the best pie in Julian?” For good reason, I don’t elaborate much, other than to say, they are all good – mostly because they are...

Rooms freshened up and menu update!

We are only the third month into this year but I am ready to declare this a very good year in the making...

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...

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