2024 Fall Open House Tours


See James and Anne Hubbell’s acclaimed home and art studios near Julian, California! Walk winding paths and gardens in wonder as you explore the famous Hubbell family home and studios. Experience the world-renowned “Boys’ House” where sunlight pours through stained glass and rivers of mosaic wind throughout. An immersive art and nature experience, our intimate docent-led tour covers the art and architecture of founder and artist James Hubbell amidst the surrounding unspoiled natural beauty of the Santa Ysabel landscape. Be inspired as nature and art truly dance together as one.


  • $90/person – 2 person minumum
  • Limit 5 passengers per car
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Wander with Wonder!

Located on 10 acres of oak woodlands near Julian, California, the Ilan-Lael compound encompasses living quarters, studio and gallery spaces, gardens and a public building for the Ilan-Lael Foundation. Tours are approximately 2 hours long and limited to small groups to enhance your experience. Enjoy the on-site gallery and gift shop offering Hubbell art, books, hand-crafted artisan items, and more. Ilan-Lael is located just over an hour from San Diego and about 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles. 
Donations go entirely to support Ilan-Lael Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit dedicated to preserving the Hubbell property and its legacy of bringing art and nature to the community. We hope to see you there!
Reservations are required. 

“My husband George and I want to thank you for the wonderful tour on June 17!  We were so impressed with the beautiful creative atmosphere at Ilan-Lael.  We will definitely return!”  – Margaret, Ilan-Lael Guest

“The location is perfect. Allows quietness and so much beautiful art to enjoy throughout the property” – Erica, Ilan-Lael Guest

“This was such a beautiful space, immersed in wild nature, manicured beauty and incredible art. Everything fits perfectly and is not designed to fit – it is unapologeticly unique. Our group loved every minute we spent here. It was an incredible escape for the day and I highly recommend it” – Stephanie, Ilan-Lael Guest

To ensure a pleasant experience, here’s what to expect…
– The terrain on the grounds is uneven with inclines. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
– Bring your camera, photography is allowed, and you will want to take pictures!
– Sorry, pets are NOT allowed.
– There is a rest room on the property.
– There is limited seating available on the property.
– This tour is NOT recommended for those who have difficulty walking, or use a walker, cane, or wheelchair.
– There is NO SMOKING anywhere on the property.
– Water and light refreshments are available. For lunch, please visit one of the fine eateries in nearby Wynola or 5 miles down the road in Julian.
– Driving and parking directions will be emailed upon receipt of the tour purchase.

Parking for this tour is at Ilan-Lael foundation, 930 Orchard Lane, Julian, CA 92036. Driving and parking directions will be emailed upon receipt of the tour purchase. Please no oversized vehicles. 

Due to the historic nature of the private home, not all buildings have ramps and handicap access. This tour is not recommended for those who have difficulty walking. Paths are not paved, and some buildings are accessible only by steps and/or stairs.

We understand that plans change! To receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 7 days before your scheduled event. You can reschedule your reservation for a different date or time, free of charge, subject to availability. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to reschedule to ensure your preferred date and time are available. Contact us if you have any questions about this policy.


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