The Creekstone hotel opened on July 15 in Idyllwild. Originally built in 1947, The Creekstone is a playful modern redesign of a vintage gem. The fully renovated hotel features nine guest suites and a great room that combines an original rustic fireplace with eclectic furnishings.
The hotel’s storybook-inspired architecture dates back to when the building was originally an Alpine-style market, but from the moment guests enter the building’s lively, social space, they will know that they have found the best of Idyllwild. Everything inside has been completely re-conceptualized. The hotel’s management team, Elevation Property Management, Inc., partnered with H3K Home & Design of Palm Springs, who furnished each room with fresh, modern décor unlike any hotel in the area. With fusions of organic textures and statement pieces, it is a bold and impeccably designed boutique hotel bringing hipness to the mountain.
“Just two hours from Los Angeles, The Creekstone is a perfect getaway for creative types, brimming with swanky style and carefree comfort,” said hotelier Amy Brinkman. “With galleries, boutiques, and some great restaurants, Idyllwild now has a hotel that measures up. In this era of VRBO, hoteliers need to provide much more than a place to lay one’s head. We hope the depth of our passion for the place comes through and we’re thrilled with how it’s evolved. We’ve set a new standard for Idyllwild lodging.”
Brinkman envisions an “affluent, artistic, creative” clientele. “We created this space to be a warm and inviting modern mountain retreat that blends comfort with style. Our cozy haven can be your vibrant yet chill escape in the majestic mountains of Idyllwild.” The great room’s furnishings are an eclectic mix of leather lounging couches and sharp black & white gingham chairs, coupled with burl wood end tables.
Sometime after opening The Creekstone will begin hosting live music, pouring cocktails, and open a high-end steakhouse called The Red Door. Meanwhile, patrons will have no shortage of quality food options in the vicinity.
The Creekstone is located at 54950 Pine Crest Avenue. For more information visit www.creekstoneinn.com.