Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 1, 2009

What do you love about Palomar?  How about the views?  You see Point Loma out there with the San Diego skyline and islands dotting the Pacific – so close and yet so far away –  up here in the beauty of the Four Seasons! Have a message to go out?  Simply send it my way.   If you don’t see it posted within 24 hours, please reach out to me. Glad to keep the news heading your way about our favorite mountain!  
Bonnie Phelps,  Palomar Mountain News Editor since 1998
and Palomar Mountain Real Estate since the beginning of the Century!
Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 27, 2023

In Dawn’s Early Light

Those of us on the mountain woke early to strong winds. It was so beautiful watching the darkness being chased away as the pastel colors brightened the sky. Then the wind really picked up so I took this from my desk before running out to bring in the flag.

When I clicked on the weather it said we might get 60 mph winds…. I believed it and brought in all our patio cushions and battened down the hatches!

This afternoon it was interesting to drive ’round the mountain and see small branches in so many places and then turn the corner and the road was totally clear. Interesting weather!

It has been so cold that we still have much of our last snow of about 4 inches here in State Park Road. The snow and ice is like a skating rink! Now, we’re promised another storm starting Sunday. The forecast keeps rising. Now maybe 5 inches?

Get your firewood in and keep that kettle going for your hot chocolate!

Bonnie Phelps

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 26, 2023

8.9 Acres Panoramic Ocean View For Sale

Would you like this Rim-of-the-World view from Palomar Mountain? See all the way down to Mexico, the islands dotting the Pacific and up the coast to Oceanside. This last storm brought us a few inches of snow (with deer tracks running through) and some dramatic sunset sky.

Permitted house is unfinished so we are needing a cash buyer. Click for all the details and come on up to see if this is ‘The One’!

Bonnie Phelps, Four Season Realtor

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 22, 2023

8.2 View Acres to make your Dreams Come True!

Imagine. This could be your view from your living room window. First time I’d seen a rainbow in the clouds! The gold running through the trees is the sun shining on the Pacific. Exceptionally gorgeous ocean view to capture with Catalina Island or cruise ship lights off in the distance.

Click for more photos and info then lets take off and explore.

Bonnie Phelps and Team from the Mountain to the Sea


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 21, 2023

Heroes with the Band!

Who would like some great Smith Mountain Boys music tonight with family and friends? Heroes Wood Fired Pizza is hosting and you can order off their menu. The roads are clear and the event is INSIDE.

We always love to carpool so just let us know if you’d like to come along.

Saturday, January 21, 2023
Heroes Wood Fire Pizza
6:00pm – 8:30pm
4355 Julian Hwy, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070, USA

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 19, 2023

HOW much rain?!??

According to our neighbor/weatherman extraordinaire, Jim Hamerly has the rain totals for the last 90 days. We’re over here off State Park Road and realize different parts of the mountain can be quite varied for weather. He has recorded 46.23 inches of rain to date since November 1st. We also got a few inches of snow. Crestline had much more. So pretty out there!

Thinking of heading this way for a snow day? I would definitely avoid trying to come up on weekends. Midweek is always best and be sure to respect private property.

Its going to be a beautiful Spring! Keep those good numbers coming our way, thank you Jim!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 18, 2023

Listing perk with Phelps Team

Have a place on the mountain you are considering of letting go? Let me tell you about one of our full-service perks. Part of our Team includes a certain tractor driver. He is out having a wonderful time during snow days, clearing the way for us to drive right in to show and sell. Since the beginning of the century, he has made it much easier for sellers to move out. Very happy new owners can unload easily and spend their first night at their new home, cabin or ranch.

(Thinking about that tractor driver I’ve been married to for decades, reminded me to look at the calendar. In two more days, he will have put up with me for 49 years!!! Can that be true?!?)

These owners flew in last night from out of state. They are on their way up to snag a few things and we’ll meet up to get everything rolling for you. Coming Soon! Along with 4 more listings with fun blue sky snow pix!

Always glad to talk Real Estate and just about anything else,

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor, DRE 01293655

Nathan Phelps, Broker, DRE 01410663

Don Phelps, Tractor Driver Extraordinaire, let’s see… Oh, I know: John Deere 5105

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 15, 2023

Calm between the Storms

Aren’t the views from this mountain amazing? So beautiful driving down East Grade Friday evening. Just had to take this for you.

James and Crew with the County Road Station have been working overtime to get the rock slides off the pavement. I noticed several areas where they pushed road debris to the outside edges. They have job security as there is more to watch out for today and clean up to do. Thanks guys for all you do up here!

So much rain the past few weeks and close to 7 inches last night alone! Weather forcasts vary for our favorite mountain but the one I follow is teasing with maybe a foot of snow over the next couple days: Winter Wonderland for Palomar?

Enjoy every minute and just a reminder that you can always stop by Starstrucks at our place for your favorite free coffee, hot chocolate and tea!

Bonnie and Family

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 12, 2023

See YOU at Lake Henshaw Friday Night?

Hello Everyone! You free to meet up at Lake Henshaw Cafe this Friday night? Dutch and Bruce will have those guitars tuned and ready to entertains us.

Friday, January 13, 2023
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Lake Henshaw Cafe
Santa Ysabel, CA 
Reservations are recommended

Some of you know I’ve been in Missouri for a month. I was here at the airport yesterday in time for the flights to all cancel so I had an extra day with the Treasures. We’re having a lovely snow and I just might bring some with me to the Mountain (Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise!)

Hope to see you at the Cafe! Bring your friends!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 29, 2022

Last Concert of 2022 at Lazy H!

The Smith Mountain Boys are welcoming 2023 with their last concert of the year at Lazy H! Be sure to make your reservations or let me know… There is always room for YOU ’round our table.

Thursday, December 29, 2022
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Lazy H Ranch Restaurant      
Pauma Valley, CA 
Reservations recommended

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 24, 2022

Its a Wonderful Life in Missouri

A week after the fun Movie night on Palomar, I found myself in Missouri for the very first time. Just couldn’t resist since my DIL produced and directed 30+ children in the It’s a Wonderful Life Play! Rave reviews for their two performances that included our four Treasures that many of you know from their five years growing up on Palomar.

It is indeed a wonderful life where ever you might be. Hope you’re enjoying your Christmas Eve Day.

Bonnie Phelps, in snowy Missouri

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