Reserve a Private Tour for Yourself or a Group

Visit Ilan-Lael, the hand-built sculptural residences, the working-artist studios, galleries and gardens created by James and Anne Hubbell in a small group private tour. 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 Isabel landscape. Be inspired as nature and art truly dance together as one.

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 a approximately 1 1/2 hours long and attendees will have time to 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.  Annual Open House tours available to the public in the Spring and Fall. Check the current schedule here.

Private and group tours are available on a limited basis. Please call our office for available dates and special group pricing, at 760-765-3427 or email us at

Reserve the New Ilan-Lael Art Center for a Retreat or Special Event

Work, play, think, and create in the inspiring atmosphere of the Ilan-Lael Center. The Ilan-Lael Center offers a space like no other for your next business or professional gathering.  Learn more about the beautiful new Ilan-lael Art Center.

Mosaic and stone flows like a river towards the mountains on the Ilan-lael grounds. Photo by Chris Henry