Wander with wonder!
Walk the winding paths and gardens on your own, or with a guide, and explore the famous main house and separate “Boys’ House” where sunlight pours through stained glass. Greet founders James and Anne Hubbell, view his paintings, jewelry and sculptures on display, watch blacksmithing and stained glass demonstrations, try your hand at arts and crafts, and discover live music all surrounded in the beauty of our Laguna Mountains—whatever your pleasure, you will be inspired by the way nature and art can truly dance together as one.
Admission fees go entirely to the non-profit Ilan-Lael Foundation, dedicated to preserving the property and its legacy of bringing art and nature events to the community. We hope to see you here!
Driving and Parking Directions
Park your car and catch the shuttle at:
4470 Hwy 78
Julian CA 92036
Wynola Pizza Express
4355 Hwy 78
Julian, CA 92070
Shuttles move all guests from Hwy 78 parking lots to the Ilan-Lael property. Located one mile up on Orchard Lane. There is no parking, driving, or walking allowed on Orchard Lane. Due to the volume of visitors, expect the visit to last three hours, including the wait time for shuttle service. Please plan your day accordingly.
The grounds and buildings at the tour site are not wheelchair accessible. This tour is not recommended for those who have difficulty walking. The buildings do not have ramps or handicap access. Paths are not paved, and some buildings are accessible only by steps and/or stairs.
What will I see on the tour?
Our Open House tour is a self-guided walking tour of the Ilan-Lael property, a 10-acre compound comprised of nine unique and hand-made structures. The Father's Day tour provides access to the organic garden and nine structures that comprise the living areas and art studios created by artist James Hubbell. Ilan-Lael is the private home of the Hubbell family. Our event is staffed completely by volunteers.
Can I stay longer than my tour time?
Yes. We realize it may take longer than you think to drive to our event, so we accept morning and afternoon tickets throughout the day.
• Photography is allowed.
• Pets are not allowed.
• There are two porta potties on the property.
• There is limited seating available on the property.
• Terrain is uneven with inclines. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
• No smoking anywhere on the property.
You are visiting the private home of James and Anne Hubbell. Please respect your surroundings. Do not pick flowers, fruits, or plants on the property. Stay within the maintained grounds as there are poison oak plants and wild animals, including rattlesnakes, in the area.
Date: June 21, 2020
Start time: 10:00
End time: 04:00
Venue: Ilan-Lael Foundation
Directions: Parking is at Julian Station 4470 Highway 78, Julian CA 92036