Valentine’s Day is a pleasant, easy holiday... not meant for crowds. It’s made for two people who care for one another. There should be no hypertension involved here; a box of chocolates, flowers, a really great book, or a well-planned dinner. Either your place or a special place out, I guess like Orchard Hill.
Like most things, Darrell and I don’t make a big deal out of holidays. But we always exchange a ‘meaningful’ card, and that is not always easy. The card manufacturers are either too gooey-gushy or just downright silly...the words we would actually say rarely appear.
A few years back though Darrell gave me a card that, after reading a second time through, really touched me. Now people may not realize this, but I’m a very practical woman. And this was ‘the’ perfect card. I knew I would always compare it with those that came after it.
I asked Darrell if he meant what was written in the verse. His response: “I would not have given it to you if I didn’t.” So I told him “well, if you feel this way next year, simply re-date the card and give it to me again. Or you can modify some portion of it.” Nothing more was really said. The following year I received that lovely card again and I’ve received it for five or six years hence.
Darrell will tell you what was written in the card, next year.
Pat and Darrell
Valentine’s Day and Dining
Tuesday, February 14th
❤ Arrive to your room, champagne and
chocolate covered strawberries will be
waiting for your early check-in!
(12:30 – 3pm)
❤ Hors’doeuvres at the regular
❤ $200.00 per couple
(dinner only, wine, other spirits and tip
are not included in cost of dinner)
Minimum 2-night stay
Marinated Shrimp w/ capers and lemon
~ Roasted Red Pepper Soup with decorative
heart and Parmesan Crisp
~ Orchard Hill Signature Salad
~ Brandt’s Beef Prime Tenderloin w/ Chef’s
Sauce and Seasonal Vegetables
Truffles w/ Port
(Vegan and vegetarian options available with advance request)
*substitutions may be necessary*
New Year’s Eve 2022!
The legendary Orchard Hill New Year’s Eve Celebration did not dissappoint!
It’s not to early to reserve your place to ring in 2024 with us!
2023 Upcoming Julian Events
The Julian Daffodil Show - The Flower of Hope
Mar 17 - Mar 19, 12 - 5pm
Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
Julian is famous for more than just delicious apple pie! Its stunning and abundant daffodils are also a great source of pride and inspiration for locals and visitors alike. Every year in March, entrants of all ages will display their blooms and the National Daffodil Society will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information. Contact info: 760-765-1857; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lilac Festival at Fort Cross
April 1 - 30, (weekends only)
4425 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Saturdays 10am - 5pm, Sundays 12 - 5pm
Easter Sunday, April 9 open only 11am - 2pm, limited activities
For more information click here: fortcross.com
Julian Gold Rush Days
April 2 & 3, 11am to 5pm
Julian Mining Company, 4444 Highway 78, Julian, CA 92036
Enjoy activities fun for all ages including train rides, gold panning, gem sluice
mining, axe throwing and fossil and artifact dig pit!
For more information click here: visitjulian.com
The Taste of Julian
Saturday, June 10, check in beginning at 11:30am
Julian’s annual celebration for foodies showcases Julian’s restaurants, chefs,
and unique deliciousness. This event is a self-guided tour of the participating
restaurants and tasting rooms in the Julian area.
This event ALWAYS SELLS OUT! Purchasing your tickets in advance is
For more information and tickets click here: visitjulian.com
ONGOING THINGS TO DO IN JULIAN
4470 Julian Rd, Julian, CA, 92036
First & Third Friday Night Jam each month from 6 - 9pm at The Cooler Craft Beer
Bar. And EVERY Saturday and Sunday from 1- 4pm enjoy ‘‘Music at Julian Station”
for a relaxing and authentic family friendly Julian live music experience.
HEROES Woodfired Pizza
4355 CA-78 Santa Ysabel, CA, 92070
Come join in the fun and enjoy Live Music, Friday and Saturday Nights year-round.
For the live music schedule click here: julianheroes.com
Zen Mountain Yoga
4367 Hwy 79 Suite 203 Santa Ysabel, CA, 92070
• Sundays 10 am -Yoga classes are very gentle
• Mondays 11 am - this class adds a bit more movement, yet good for all levels
• Wednesdays 10 am good for all levels
• Tuesdays 5:30 Pm Restorative Yoga with Liz
Oasis Camel Dairy
26757 Hwy 78 Ramona, CA
Book a private tour at our camel conservation facility to
get up close and fall in love with camels! Find out why
these magnificent animals have captured the imagination
of storytellers and adventurers for centuries. Learn about
the unique milking techniques from biblical times that we still
practice today as you meet, treat, and pet our beautiful camels,
friendly sheep and more. You can even add camel rides to your adventure.
Tours are by reservation only at 10am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm or 1pm.
Click here to reserve online: cameldairy.com
Wolf Tours at California Wolf Center’s Conservation Facility
Book a guided tour of our conservation facility to see our resident wolves and
learn about wolf conservation in a unique experience that’s fun for all ages.
The Wolf Conservation and Behavioral Enrichment Tours are both 1 hour in length
and offer an unforgettable experience where you will have the opportunity to see
critically endangered wild wolves and learn all about them from an expert at our
Conservation Facility on KQ Ranch Rd.
Tours are by reservation only at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm.
Click here to book a tour online: californiawolfcenter.org