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. Nowadays, Bailey House is available exclusively for your dream wedding. 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 king 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 the 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 setup 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 hang out space.

The Rundown

1st floor:

Master bedroom, King bed sleeps 2. En suite full bath.

Half bath

2nd floor:

Full bath

Bedroom 1 -Double bed sleeps 2

Bedroom 2 - Double bed sleeps 2

Bedroom 3 - Queen bed sleeps 2

Bedroom 4 - Queen Bed sleeps 2

Bedroom 5 - Double bed sleeps 2

Bedroom 6 - Double bed sleeps 2

Attic Dorm:

Full bath

5 Twin beds sleeps 5

Sorry no pets allowed in the Bailey House