Welcome to
Apple Tree Inn

In the heart of San Diego are the mountain forests of Julian & the backcountry. Just an hour away from downtown San Diego, this historic town offers a wide range of activities & experiences. This is one of Southern California’s hidden gems and a vacation you’ll never forget…


Dedicated to exceeding

We’re located just over an hour from the San Diego Airport and 5 minutes from the historic town of Julian. Jeremy’s on the Hill, Wynola Pizza and Bistro, Fort Cross and the Julian station are within walking distance.


Small town charm,
& pristine nature

Immerse yourself in nature & explore our State & Federal parks, preserves & numerous other attractions. We’re conventionally located & have a knowledgeable & dedicated staff for the most memorable experience possible.



We have a total of 16 rooms and can accommodate group bookings. Our cozy queen rooms feature queen bed or 2 full beds.


Queen Room

Our Queen room features a queen size bed, TV & AC. Relax & soak in the beautiful mountain views.


$79 / night


Double Queen Room

Our double Queen room features 2 double beds for families & larger groups. TV & AC are also included.


$119 / night


Choose from a multitude of events & activities in the surrounding areas including; hiking, boating/fishing, food tours, raptor demonstration, interpretive/historic tours, hunting & more.
Lake Cuyamaca

Fishing & Boating

Enjoy a lazy day on the lake fishing for rainbow trout. The lakeside restaurant is also a must try.
Lake Cuyamaca

Fishing & Boating

Explore Nature

Horseback riding

Book a horse riding tour with your friends while watching the sunset. Our horse riding team will teach you in a matter of minutes and show you some beautiful spots.
Explore Nature

Horseback riding

Family Fun

Fort Cross

Hands-on activities, archery, tomahawks, slingshot range, petting zoo, music, art, agriculture, hayrides & more! Field trips and other private groups welcome!
Family Fun

Fort Cross

Wildlife Encounters

Talons Raptor Demonstration

Enjoy an educational demonstration with 6 falcons and 2 Harris hawks. Experience the world’s fastest animal the Peregrine falcon in action as he swoops to the lure from amazing speeds. You will have the special opportunity to get up close and personal with our amazing raptors

Raptor Demonstration

June 2016

Alan Jones

I had an amazing time exploring Julian from the comfort of Apple Tree Inn. The rooms are cozy and the staff were excellent. Wynola Pizza had some great food & libations. Can’t wait to be back.

July 2016

Adrianne White

Pool is very nice and clean. Lots of patio furniture. Very nice gazebo by the pool. Refrigerator available by request. Good shower. Lots of towels and cloths. Charming architecture. Great shade trees of oak and cedar. Prompt, courteous staff. Location is hard to beat. Adequate furniture and lighting. Pet friendly. Mornings are quiet. Curtains keep the room dark.

August 2016

Carla & Mike

Staff was very friendly and helpful.Location was perfect for us, close enough to Main street of Julian to drive,and close enough to our destination of Pine Hill Lodge.

Backcountry Adventures

Apple Tree Inn

We’re a boutique country inn located in the heart of beautiful historic Julian, children and pets welcome, private baths, satellite television, telephones, coffee makers and a swimming pool.


4360 Highway 78
Julian, California





News & Blog

Stay tuned for exclusive offers, events, & other backcountry happenings.

February 7, 2016

Under NEW Management

Apple Tree Inn is now under new management and significant renovations are currently taking place.

February 15, 2016

Talons at Wynola Pizza

Talons LLC will now be having falconry demonstrations every Saturday at Wynola Pizza & Bistro.

February 2, 2016

The Julian Station

Just down the way at the Julian Station is another one of our local favorites, Manita’s Taco Bar.

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