The Bailey House

Welcome to historic Bailey House on Palomar Mountain! Bailey House has sheltered generations of guests, and the warm spirit of friendship and good tidings is always present.

Built in 1888 and once known as Bailey’s Palomar Hotel, this wonderfully restored century-old homestead is the centerpiece of our sixty acre resort. The Bailey House provides historic, turn of the century ambiance in a quiet and rustic country setting. We have lovingly restored each room to its original 1920’s Hotel style and decor, taking you back to the golden destination resort days at Bailey’s.

Up the west porch and through the front door you are greeted by the heart of the home. The stone fireplace and hearth were built by the Bailey boys around the turn of the last century. On close inspection you will see the handmade quarry marks in the two granite foot stones.

The home’s 12 inch thick walls reflect the original adobe bricks fashioned on site from the local clays. Having dried the bricks in the sun, Native Americans helped to assemble the original first story – it was always cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Today a modern forced air furnace keeps the whole house snug under thermostatic control.

Adjacent to the living room, and directly across from the fireplace, is the parlor. Interior French doors open into this combination eating room (seating for four), music room (with an upright piano), and traditional kids hangout.

Moving ahead from the living room we pass through the “formal” dining room – where the oak table seats six. To the left please notice the exterior French doors leading out to the north porch and onto the lawn. They provide a great view of the meadow below.

And, of course, The Ever Popular Kitchen. Everyone seems to hang out here at one time or another. The kitchen’s dining nook sports an antique round oak table with seating for four (but usually more) whose presence tends to promote lively banter at all hours.

The kitchen amenities include all the usual items, including a gas stove and range, plus a gas barbecue on the back porch. Microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and coffee maker, plus a washer and dryer, round out the major appliance count. The kitchen windows look out upon a grassy hillside spotted with apple, cherry and pear trees. The view includes the three covered springs, which are draped in hop vines and blackberries throughout the summer. The kitchen is also home to our blue glass collection – a family tradition since we don’t-know-when.

Then here is the Master Suite – Located downstairs for easy access, the Master Suite contains a new queen size bed and has an adjoining private restroom with shower. This was Dr. and Mrs. Bailey’s room during the three decades they hosted guests here at their mountain top resort.

Heading upstairs, you’ll find 6 turn of the century style hotel rooms, each with its former room number on the door. The look and feel upstairs is virtually the same as it was during the golden years at Bailey’s between two Great Wars. The rooms are set up just as they were then – you can almost envision our guests from decades gone by, as they unpack and relax after their journey up the mountain by the Bailey’s Hotel Stage.

On the third floor, the Attic Dorm is perfect for singles or teens who want a bit of hangout space. There are 5 twin beds and a full bathroom.

The Carriage House

Our Multi-Purpose Meeting Room Adjacent to Bailey House

Spacious Floor Space & Full Kitchen

No gathering of family, friends – or retreat guests – is really complete without an open communal area offering good food, cold beverages and room to enjoy it all!  Our Carriage House is modeled on the look and feel of the original Baileys dining room and kitchen from back in the golden days at Baileys Resort.

Directly adjacent to Bailey House, our Carriage House is used by virtually all our groups; as diverse as Scrapbooking, Photo Composition Classroom, Yoga and Wellness Room, the catering station and Wedding rehearsal dinners, and good old family gatherings!

Sheltered under a hundred-foot Redwood tree, Carriage House overlooks our old apple orchard and lower meadow.

Carriage House Amenities

  • Included with your Bailey House rental
  • Shaded by a hundred foot Redwood tree
  • Wonderful view of the lower meadow
  • Large sliding glass doors & windows
  • Forced-air central heat & AC
  • Bright bamboo flooring
  • Multiple Spots provide natural lighting
  • Tables & chairs provided
  • Modern spacious kitchen
  • Gas range, convection oven & microwave
  • Refrigerator, dishwasher & Coffee Maker
  • Wine refrigerator
  • Outside refrigerator
  • Free WiFi & Telephone (no cell reception)
  • Sorry, but no pets permitted in Carriage House