Bailey’s on Palomar

Homesteaded in 1888
Unique Lodging Experiences
Getaways, Vacations & Events
Lodging, Retreat, & Event Space

The Great Outdoors Just Got Better

Bailey’s on Palomar is an authentically rustic property with a long history of hospitality stretching back to 1888. Our Historic Dancehall, the venue of choice for many of our bridal couples, was built nearly 100 years ago and once hosted the small mountaintop neighborhood of Palomar Mountain. Lively get-togethers with music, dancing, food, and drinks were common. The old soda fountain is still here! The first Palomar Mountain U.S. Post Office and General Store, originally run by the Bailey Family, are completely intact and filled with antiques and mountain artifacts. The last Baileys to work the property retired in 2018 and passed the torch to a new family. Our family.

Appreciating the legacy and sense of history, we are working hard to restore the old and bring in the new. Our dearest wish is to create a special mountain experience for all who wish to share in the magic of Palomar. Share the next exciting chapter of this fascinating historic property with us. 

Come on up – we’d love to host you!


Lots To Do on Palomar Mountain

On-Site and Local Activities

There’s loads of fun available – hiking, fishing, cookouts, and more are all available at Bailey’s. Visit nearby attractions such as Palomar Observatory and State Park, or just sit back and relax in a beautiful setting.

Go for a Hike

Go for a Hike

Bailey’s is a great place for hikes of all levels – from short easy walking trails to more strenuous hikes up to the ridge and beyond. At 5500 feet above sea level, its 240 acres…

Meet the Animals

Meet the Animals

A throwback to Bailey’s beginnings on Palomar Mountain, Kritter Kamp is home to the kinds of animals you might find on any turn of the century homestead.

Play on the Water

Play on the Water

Getting out on the pond is a great way to enjoy the mountain. The Big Pond at Bailey’s offers lots of ways to have fun on the water or on the shore. Swim, kayak, paddleboard…

Places to Stay Alone or Together

Unique Lodging Neighborhoods

Where would you like to stay? Let us help you find the perfect location for your group or personal getaway. 

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Bailey House

Bailey House has sheltered generations of guests, and the warm spirit of friendship and good tidings are always present. Sleeps up to 19 in 8 bedrooms.

Acorn Cabin

Cedar Cabin

Cedar Cabin is nestled high above Bailey’s main, under a deep forested canopy. Off by itself, Cedar Cabin offers a unique and exceptionally quiet environment.

Acorn Cabin

Cabin Hill

Cabin Hills is probably the oldest part of the resort and lies at its center. Many of its 10 cabins overlook the Lower Meadow, Pavilion, and Bailey Pond.

Acorn Cabin

Cherry Point

Cherry Point is a charming area with a number of Luxury Yurts and Tiny Cabins.  Making it a great area for singles, families, or groups.

Acorn Cabin

Redtail Peak

Redtail Peak is the highest elevation at Bailey’s and home to our 2 safari tents. A peek through the trees and across the valley will net you a great view of the Palomar Mountain Observatory.

Acorn Cabin

Shadow Ridge

Shadow Ridge falls along a long stretch of trail that offers lots of space between lodgings and lots of quiet. Under deep forest canopy, Shadow Ridge is sheltered by majestic Oak, Cedar, and fir.

Lodging Options

Meet Southern California Glamping

The Joys of Nature & Comforts of Home

Glamping offers outstanding outdoor experiences without investing in equipment, hauling, and preparation. Enjoy a stay in a cozy private cabin, luxury equipped yurt, an upscale safari tent, or book your stay in historic Bailey House. All offer inspiring outdoor experiences with indoor modern comfort and amenities.

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Bailey House

Modeled after the original century-old homestead, the Old Hotel, is perfect for family reunions, crafting retreats, special events and more.Sleeps up to 19 in 8 bedrooms.

Acorn Cabin


Beautifully renovated, some of our historic cabins were built nearly 100 years ago. Nearly all  of our ‘old’ new cabins are finished with a super cool cabin chic vibe.

Acorn Cabin

Upscale Safari Tents

As close as you can get to camping in nature and still enjoy urban comfort. Ensuite bathrooms, fully furnished, well-equipped kitchens.

Acorn Cabin

Luxury Yurts

Fully furnished and heated with ensuite bathrooms and thoughtfully equipped kitchens. Staying in a yurt is like being cuddled in a big warm hug. 

Reunions, Retreats, & Events

Host your family, social, or business event for small or large groups.

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Family Reunions

Get the family together under one roof or in a cluster of lodgings.


Bring your group together in a calm natural setting.

Corporate Events

Host your personal or business event in style and unique comfort.


Create the memories of a lifetime with a wedding at Bailey’s on Palomar.

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