Journal

Be careful what you ask for...

Hello friends... Be careful what you ask for… Thanks to the recent high winds and SDG&E, the Julian Group of fine citizens seeking Official Dark Night Sky status for our small town should have been in heaven, our skies were dark, naturally so.

Fall Happenings in Julian

Dear friends, After a concerning call from my younger sister Linda, Darrell suggested that perhaps a “road trip” might be in order. Linda lives in St. George, Utah. Timing could not have been better at the Inn and we began to discuss places we have been and might like to revisit. I called our pilot friend in Montana (who still flies a P51 out of Ramona) who was on the mend, recovering nicely from cancer treatment....

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.

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