Community Memories of the Valley admin January 6, 2017 Idyllwild Area Historical SocietyFor all their beauty, snowstorms challenged the Idyllwild Inn in terms of both tourist access and building. To forestall damage from a heavy snow load, this 11-man crew went to work on the roof, adding to the white mountain already created by a snowplow. Such snow depth is rare nowadays, although winter can still supply the same beauty. Source: “Idyllwild and the High San Jacintos”. Idyllwild Area Historical SocietyAlthough the Idyllwild Inn was widely known as a popular summer resort, under Claudius Emerson’s ownership, it had become a year-round operation. Surrounded with maturing pines in its later years, it lay buried in white after a heavy winter storm while Lily Rock and Tahquitz Peak provided a picturesque backdrop. Source: “Idyllwild and the High San Jacintos”.