Kimberly Crest House and Gardens ~ Redlands, California

Kimberly Crest Mansion

Kimberly Crest Mansion

Kimberly Crest House and Gardens ~ Located in Redlands, California along Interstate 10 between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The property is a registered California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stroll through the Italian style gardens, view the statuary and koi ponds, tour the grand mansion and the Carriage House Museum. It is also a popular wedding venue.

Kimberly Crest

Kimberly Crest

View from the garden

View from the garden

On the balcony

On the balcony

Special guest in the koi pond

Special guest in the koi pond

Dry and fragile

Dry and fragile


Shy Girl Statue

History: Originally owned by Mrs. Cornelia Hill who moved to California in 1896. She had lost 4 or her 6 daughters, plus her husband to tuberculosis, prior to her move. Purchasing the 3.5 acres for $3000, she had the three-story Victorian French Chateau home built for $10,000, designed to resemble a castle she had seen in France.

Mr. and Mrs. Kimberly purchased the home in 1905. J.A. Kimberly was one of the founders of the Kimberly-Clark Paper Company.

Tours: Public tours on Thursday, Friday and Sundays from 1:00-3:30 p.m. with a tour beginning every half hour.

Admission: $10 for adults
$8 for students/seniors
$5 for children

Notes: Closed the month of August. Photography is not allowed inside the mansion.

Eating recommendation: Approximately 16 miles east in Cherry Valley is the Grand Oaks Steakhouse and Bar at Highland Springs Resort – Award winning food and surrounded by 20 acres of organic lavender. Check out their lavender infused specialty drinks.

Lavender Margurita

Lavender Margarita

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for Laura and Michael who introduced me to both of these locations to help me celebrate my birthday a couple of years ago.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our latest adventure. We hope you will join us!
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11 Responses to Kimberly Crest House and Gardens ~ Redlands, California

  1. Carrie Bland Miller says:

    HI! great post, thks!! I’ve traveled this route many times, didn’t even know about these 2 spots!!


  2. I have never heard of it and I have been in that area many times. Thanks for opening my mind to something new. I do love a good garden and will keep this in mind next time I am in the area. I also LOVE Joshua Tree National park which is likely not too too far away from there…


  3. Laura and Michael Urban says:

    We really enjoyed our day too and love finding adventures and new places for all of us. The Lavender margaritas are so yummy!


  4. christinelaennec says:

    You two look as if you own the place! It looks like a great escape, and the lavender drinks sound intriguing.


  5. mar bucag says:

    Warmest greetings from Los Angeles. Thanks for the visit. Admiring your site. Best wishes!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Mary Mageau says:

    I enjoyed meeting this fascinating place, showcased by some wonderful photographs.


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