LOCATION and DIRECTIONS
Address for visit, NOT for mailing:
52820 Middle Ridge Dr.
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Directions: The Hemet, Banning, and Palm Springs/Anza routes are open. GPS will generally send you the Banning way but it is longer than the Hemet route. Note that GPS doesn’t work on half of the mountain. GPS will also send you on the dirt part of Middle Ridge which is impassible to drive when it snows.
Fastest way from Los Angeles and Orange Counties is through Hemet and up the mountain on Highway 74. After a half hour or so around the switchbacks you get to Mountain Center. Turn off of 74 otherwise you head down toward Anza and Palm Springs, turn left/north on 243. Go about ten minutes and then after about the third street on left turn on Tollgate (cannot turn right), turn left. If you pass the elementary school or into the village of Idyllwild, you missed it. Signs will say Idyllwild Arts. Go 1 3/4 miles to first stop sign. Take the left Y on Idyllmont; 1/8 of mile turn left on Middle Ridge. Be in first gear. Go around reverse curve. When pavement ends and dirt starts, cabin is on the left. Park on side of road so that there is space for a car to pass by.