Looking for Places to Eat
and Sleep Nearby?

Here are our recommendations!
Please be sure to check with each business for prices and hours of operation.

Our Favorite Nearby Eateries

Mountain Graze offers prepared charcuterie boxes. Purchase your Fort Cross activity packages and then place your order with Mountain Graze. We can have your charcuterie box waiting for you and you'll be able to enjoy it at one of our picnic tables. Or bring a blanket and enjoy a traditional picnic on the lawn!

Al Fresco Laze  provides luxury bespoke picnics with complete set up, including food from Mountain Graze! Must purchase activity packages from Fort Cross to have a picnic the same day.

Colt's Burger Bar located directly across the street in Julian Station. Super delicious burgers!

Wynola Pizza & Bistro is a nearby neighbor within walking distance!

Jeremy's on the Hill offers upscale farm to table cuisine! Just down the road from Fort Cross, across from Wynola Pizza & Bistro.


Regulars Wanted Beanery Corporation is located on Main St. in the heart of Julian's Historic District. They have the most delicious menu items! Ask for "The Doreen", a lavender vanilla latte named after our very own Doreen Cross!


Julian Beer Company has delicious food in big portions! A fun atmosphere with a juke box and outdoor games! Located on Main St. in Historic Julian.

Quecho Elevated Mexican Eatery  is the best Mexican food in Julian! Located off Main St. in Historic Julian.


Apple Alley Bakery  is one of our favorites because the food is good and they have the best lunch special in town! About $12 gets you a sandwich, soup or salad, bag of chips, and a slice of their delicious pie!  But it only lasts until 3:00 pm! Located on Main St. in Historic Julian.

Mom's Pies is one of the places that makes Julian famous! Their Wynola location is also within walking distance and you won't find it as crowded as the one located on Main St in Julian!


California Mountain Bakery is right next door to Wynola Pizza, and across from Jeremy's on the Hill. This place is quickly becoming a local favorite!

Julian Pie Company  is also a popular destination for pies. Just like Mom's, there is a location on Main St in Julian but we recommend the less crowded location in nearby Santa Ysabel.


Feel free to get your meal to go, and enjoy a picnic at Fort Cross!

Places to Stay


Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures
Overnight tent camping experience with activities. Outdoor kitchen, showers (only available in warmer months), and cell phone charging stations provided.

Julian Station Loft
A roomy loft apartment located literally right across the street from Fort Cross!

Julian Station Farm Cottage
Very nice house for rent within walking distance of Fort Cross!

Apple Tree Inn
Also within walking distance, and also has a pool!

Alter Experiences
Tree tent glamping experience in the Rancho Cuyamaca State Park and Cleveland National Forest

Butterfield Bed & Breakfast 

Bed and Breakfast style accommodations in the town of Julian

Wikkiup Hummingbird Hotel 
Tranquil lodging and llama reserve in Whispering Pines, a short drive from downtown Julian.