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Idyllwild-Pine Cove
Riverside County, California


A Mile High Resort

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Idyllwild-Pine Cove is approximately 3,504 (2000).
The amount of land area in Idyllwild-Pine Cove is 35.286 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Idyllwild-Pine Cove is 13.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.03 sq kilometers.
The distance from Idyllwild-Pine Cove to Washington DC is 2343 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 428 miles. (as the crow flies)
Idyllwild-Pine Cove is positioned 33.74 degrees north of the equator and 116.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove elevation is 5,400 feet above sea level.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove median income is $ 35,625 (2000).
The Idyllwild-Pine Cove median home price is $ 170,100 (2000).
Idyllwild-Pine Cove average annual rainfall is 26.42 inches inches per year
Idyllwild-Pine Cove average annual precipitation is 25.5 inches peryear.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove average annual snowfall is 60 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 36 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 67 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 40.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 47.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.1 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 54.5 degrees F.


in southern California, southeast of Los Angeles. Nearby communities include Poppet Flats, Cabazon, Valle Vista, Palm Springs, Hemet, San Jacinto, Cathedral City and Banning.

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seasonal with all four seasons represented. Here is a weather page for the area with a section for weather at the present time.
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History & History Related Items

George B. Hannahs and his wife, Sarah came to Strawberry Valley in 1889 and built a sawmill on upper Dutch Flat. In the summer of the next year, 1890, they opened a "resort" on a forested bench west of Strawberry Creek. The name they chose was Camp Idylwilde. The location of this tent resort was about where the Idyllwild tree monument now stands in the middle of town. Now long afterward, George, never content to be idle, opened a general store in the lower Strawberry valley. March 3rd, 1893, saw the opening of a post office in Idyllwild. It was at the Hannah's store. George was the first postmaster. George and Sarah decided to name the store and the post office Rayneta. Their young son was named Raymond.

Dr. Walter Lindley, a physician from Los Angeles, and several other doctors announced plans to build a sanatorium here. They built a large, two story building and called it the Idyllwild Sanatorium. It opened in June 1901. Ralph Lowe was manager and Charles Rutledge as bookkeeper and secretary. At some point, probably around the time of the post office change in June of 1901, the name of the Rayneta post office was changed to Idyllwild. The e was dropped from the name of Idyllwild. Some people believe the town was named by Laura Rutledge in 1901 when the name change occurred, but facts show that the Hannahs used the name first in the summer of 1890.

Idyllwild now boasts a wide variety of lodging accommodations. Whether it's an elegant, Victorian Inn, beautiful and unique bed & breakfast, mountain lodge, private cabin, cozy motel room or a single or group campsite, there's a place just for you. Friendly people will happily assist you in finding the perfect location for rest, relaxation, a hike or picnic, and, can even offer suggestions for the perfect place to film a movie or commercial. Our Chamber of Commerce is ready to help you create just what you need for your vacation, project or business retreat. For more information about the history of this area, please contact the Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 304, Idyllwild, California 92549

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Jazz in the Pines
two days of Jazz and beautiful surroundings. Held in August each year.
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Idyllwild-Pine Cove City Government

Idyllwild-Pine Cove is an unincorporated area of Riverside County. As such, it is governed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The 3rd District serves the cities of Canyon Lake, Hemet and San Jacinto and the unincorporated areas of Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild, Menifee Valley, Pinyon Pines, Valle Vista, Winchester and Wine Country. In 2005, the boundaries will expand to include the cities of Temecula and Murrieta. District office:
43950 Acacia Ave, Suite A
Hemet, California 92544
Phone: 951-791-3600
Fax: 951-791-3610

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Idyllwild-Pine Cove Chamber

Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce
PO BOX 304
54295 Villge Center Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Phone: (951) 659-3259
Toll-free: (888) 659-3259
Fax: (951) 659-6216

Idyllwild-Pine Cove Community Events

Community Events for the area.

Idyllwild-Pine Cove Organizations

Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce
PO BOX 304
54295 Villge Center Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Phone: (951) 659-3259
Toll-free: (888) 659-3259
Fax: (951) 659-6216

Idyllwild-Pine Cove Libraries

Idyllwild Public Library
54185 Pinecrest
Idyllwild, California

Idyllwild-Pine Cove Schools">Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program Idyllwild-Pine Cove


The population of Idyllwild-Pine Cove was:
1990 - 2,853
2000 - 3,504

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