Located at an elevation of over 5,000 feet on the western slopes of Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains, the village of Idyllwild is renowned for its cultural and arts environment, as well as its stunning natural beauty. Set amid towering alpine forests, majestic mountains, and tranquil meadows, Idyllwild is an historic town that has long had a reputation as an arts mecca. Idyllwild offers a peaceful and remote setting from urban distractions, although it is located just 2 hours by car from Los Angeles or San Diego. Students can take advantage of Idyllwild’s broad choice of recreational activities on campus, or by visiting the nearby town of Idyllwild, with its restaurants, specialty shops, and art galleries. The Idyllwild Arts campus is located only 2 miles from the center of town.


Set your GPS to 52500 Temecula Road, Idyllwild, CA 92549

From Los Angeles International Airport:

Head East on I-105 from S Sepulveda Blvd. Continue on I-105 E. Take I-10 E to CA-243 S/S 8th St in Banning. Take exit 100 from I-10 E. Follow CA-243 S to 52500 Temecula Rd.

From San Diego International Airport:

Head North on I-15, CA-79 S, CA-371 E and CA-74 W to Tollgate Rd in Idyllwild-Pine Cove. Continue on Tollgate Rd to 52500 Temecula Rd.

From Palm Springs International Airport:

Take N Farrell Dr and E Racquet Club Rd to CA-111 N/N Palm Canyon Dr. Follow CA-111 N, I-10 W and CA-243 S to Tollgate Rd in Idyllwild-Pine Cove. Continue on Tollgate to 52500 Temecula Rd.

From Ontario:

Get on I-10 E. Follow I-10 E to CA-243 S/S 8th St in Banning. Take exit 100 from I-10 E. Follow CA-243 S to 52500 Temecula Rd.

From Hemet:

Head east on CA-74 E/W Florida Ave toward N State St. Continue on CA-243 N to 52500 Temecula Rd.


There is no public transportation to or within Idyllwild. Transportation is available via campus vans from Ontario International Airport or Palm Springs Regional Airport and Idyllwild. Arrangements must be made in advance.


Vacation Rentals:

If you want an amazing place to stay in Idyllwild, our very own design teacher of 16 years, Melissa Wilson, has designed three homes to meet all of your different needs. These homes are all upscale, newly remodeled and all have 5 star reviews. It is extremely important to Melissa that you always get 5 star treatment. The links are below or you can email her directly with any questions you may have: melissaw@idyllwildarts.org

The 1 bedroom with sleeping loft: vrbo.com/968530 or airbnb.com/rooms/11770906 
Idyllwild Manor 55350 South Circle Dr. www.vrbo.com Idyllwild Vacation Cabins 54380 North Circle Dr. Unit C (951) 659-5444 www.vacationcabins@live.com Idyllwild Vacation Rentals 54280 North Circle Dr. (951) 659-5015 www.idyllvacationrentals.com
Sunset Acres – 2 bedroom, plus loft 53397 Linger Lane Idyllwild, CA 858-736-4064 Sunset Acres – Airbnb Sunset Acres – Vrbo Idyllwild Mountain Rentals 54240 North Circle Drive (951) 659-5349 www.sparkyscabins.com New Spirit Vacation Homes 54325 North Circle Drive #102 (909) 910-5005 or (951) 659-3100 www.newspiritvacationhomes.com

Inns B&B’s & Hotels:

Bluebird Cottage Inn 26620 Saddle Drive (951) 659-2696 www.bluebirdcottageinn.com Creekstone Inn 54950 Pine Crest Ave. (951) 659-3342 www.creekstoneinn.com Fireside Inn 54540 North Circle Drive (951) 659-2966 www.thefiresideinn.com Grand Idyllwild Lodge 54820 Pinecrest Ave. 951-659-2383 www.grandidyllwildlodge.com Idyllwild Inn 54300 Village Center Drive 1.888.659.2552 www.idyllwildinn.com Knotty Pine Cabins 54340 Pine Crest Ave. (951) 659-2933 www.knottypinecabinsidyllwild.com Manzanita Cabins 54100 Lower Pinecrest Ave. (951) 659-3151 www.manzanitacabins.com
Mile High Country Inn 54605 N Circle Drive (951) 659-2931 www.milehighcountryinn.com Quiet Creek Inn 26345 Delano Dr. 1-800-450-1516, (951) 468-4208 www.quietcreekinn.com Rainbow Inn 54420 South Circle Dr. (951) 659-0111 www.rainbow-inn.com Silver Pines Lodge 25955 Cedar St. (951) 659-4335 www.silverpineslodge.com Strawberry Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast Banning-Idyllwild Panoramic Hwy (951) 659-3202 www.strawberrycreekinn.com Thousand Trails 24400 Canyon Trail Dr. (951) 659-4097 www.thousandtrails.com Woodland Park Manor 55350 South Circle Dr. 1-877-659-2657, (951)659-2657 www.woodlandparkmanor.com

Campus Map


Café Aroma • CafeAroma.org • 951-659-5212 • 54750 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild CA 92549

Restaurant Gastrognome • gastrognome.com • 951-659-5055 • 54381 Ridgeview Drive, Idyllwild CA 92549

Higher Grounds Coffee House & Roaster •
highergroundscoffee.com • 951-659-1379 • 54245 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA

Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe Bistro • idyllawhilewineshoppebistro.com • 951-659-9463 • 54254 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549

La Casita Mexican Restaurant • idyllwildlacasita.com • 951-659-6038 • 54650 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild CA

Lumber Mill Bar & Grill • idymill.com • 951-659-0315 • 25985 Hwy. 243, Idyllwild CA 92549• 951-659-2008 • 26600 Hwy 243, Idyllwild CA 92549

Mile High Cafemilehighcafe.net • 951-659-2008 • 26600 Hwy 243, Idyllwild CA 92549

The Red Kettleredkettleinc.com • 951-659-4063 • 54220 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild CA 92549

Ferro • ferrorestaurant.com • 951-659-0700 • 25840 Cedar Street, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Tommy’s Kitchen • 951-468-4222 • 54700 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Fratello’s Ristorante & Pizzeria • (951) 659-3900 • 54295 Ridgeview Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Sugar Loaf • thesugarloafcafe.com • 442 400-9674 • 70111 California 74, Mountain Center, CA, 92561

Idyllwild has earned the distinction of becoming one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. (As designated in the book of the same name by John Villani, A John Muir publication). The town features over 15 galleries representing the work of more than 200 artists. Idyllwild is filled with unique gift and antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and wide variety of dining options. There are hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails for all levels from gentle strolls to strenuous trails leading to the meadows and peaks that tower above the village. Fishing is also available within 20 minutes at Lake Fulmor and Lake Hemet.

Please note that Idyllwild does not have transportation services readily available in the Idyllwild area. If you have a car service drive you to Idyllwild, please make sure you pre-arrange for the car service to take you off the mountain. In some cases, you will need to have the car wait for you for the duration of your visit. Transportation options listed are informational only, and not an endorsement of those companies and services.

Palm Springs Airport area transportation service:

Shuttle Me Five Star 1-844-775-7827 shuttlemefivestar.com

Cardiff Limousine & Transportation 1-800-669-0355 or 1-760-568-1403 cardifflimo.com

VIP Express Transportation 1-760-322-2224 rideswithvip.com

Ontario International Airport area transportation service:

Super Shuttle 1-800-258-3826 supershuttle.com

Ontario Limo & Sedan Services 1-800-920-9987 ontariolimoservices.com

Ontario Uber Service 1-909-224-8712

Ride N’ Relax 1-323-674-9020 ridenrelax.com

Los Angeles International Airport area transportation service:

Super Shuttle 1-800-258-3826 supershuttle.com

LA Private Car Service 1-888-400-1919 laprivatecarservice.com

Ride N’ Relax 1-323-674-9020 ridenrelax.com

MGCLS Car Service 1-855-255-2557 laxcarservicemgcls.com