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 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...

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.