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 call my ‘follow-me’ number at 76O 742 one 742. 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 22, 2018

Sunny A-Frame


This sunny A-Frame (waiting for the first snow) sure looks inviting!  It is a brand new listing I’ve had in my pocket while sipping on ginger and lemon tea nursing the flu bug.  I’d taken a client in Cabin Fever for remodeling ideas. He loved it and asked me to find him one with lots of cabin woodsy charm.

A few days later I got a call about this newest listing.  I knew whose name was on it!  He braved my bug to take a look and … ta da!  (Very sorry for all of you waiting for a cabin of your very own!)  This newest listing on Palomar is already spoken for!  Lots more photos at

I’ll be taking photos tomorrow of 34 acres coming up.  Lots of adventure, heavily forested with a meadow view…  stay tuned!  Meanwhile, sure could use some new listings up here!  Buyers are lined up for cabins, homes, ranches, lots and land. Let’s connect and I’ll get your questions answered.

No more flu bug germs, I promise!  Hope you all escaped and let’s have lots of fun dreaming of our first SNOW.

Bonnie Phelps

Realtor on the Highway to the Stars!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 20, 2018

No Snow on Palomar

High Point Jan 2018

For all the city folks looking to make a snowman or for a sled run, we got almost a half inch of rain last night but no white stuff for play.

The beautiful photo above was taken from High Point Lookout.  Thanks to Robert for sharing!  Guessing that snow is melted by now with our sunny sky but if you ever want to hike to High Point, the access is from the back side of the mountain in Warner Springs:

—–Original Message—– From: Robert Gonsett

Subject: Snow at High Point!

It’s a trifle but it is snow!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 10, 2018

Palomar’s Rain


So nice to see our gauge this morning at just over 7 inches!  The rainfall really varies on other areas of the mountain. Little jealous since I saw the Observatory got a little dusting of that beautiful white stuff!

Don’t see any puddles down in our orchard so this mountain is really soaking it up!

Now we just need to get to the cleanup!  Just saw one of our wonderful County Road Station guys go past with a blade on his truck.  Heard there are rocks on the grades and guessing there is debris to clear off the road if they look anything like our driveway.

Enjoy your outside winter fun!

Bonnie Phelps (busy with some new listings heading your way!)

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 9, 2018

It Happened!!!


First rain since May 8th’s foot of snow, nine months ago today!

As most of you know, those snowflakes come and go on the forecast.  Even a dusting would be pretty exciting for kids I know of all ages at our place!

Here is what is promised with some wind over the next few days. We have only about a half inch so far but enjoying every drop.

Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain!

Bonnie and Family


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 28, 2017

Winter Wonderland from Kenny Sellers

Ken Sellers Family

Ken and Maggie Sellers have enjoyed their land out on Panorama Trail for 18 years.  This is their family with two sons and a daughter last Christmas.  Now the Sellers are selling!  We met up with them and their buyers right before Christmas and have escrow open.  He gave us each a CD of beautiful Christmas songs he has recorded.  Ken has such a smooth, rich voice!  I’ve nudged him for years to make his CD’s available, so Ken gave me the liberty to share this link with you Mountain News Subscribers.

Hope the link works, if not, you might click on the subject of the message to take you to open on the web… if that doesn’t work, very sorry.  He has CDs of his Christmas Album, Patriotic Songs, Love Songs and Oldies. We should have a concert!

Click to hear Winter Wonderland:

We’re looking for a Winter Wonderland on Palomar real soon!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 26, 2017

Welcome New Neighbor Terry Barbee


When Terry was 5 years old, his family had a weekend rancho in Pauma Valley.  Over 20 year, has many happy memories of growing up out on the property and coming up to Palomar for snow.  During his late teens he became intrigued with mathematics and the Observatories. It was only natural for him to desire a cabin on the mountain.

Actively looking for a few years, he found the perfect getaway.  It is freshly painted and he is having new flooring installed.  Today a bentwood rocker will be his first furniture addition. Before buying a cabin, he had his fishing reels rebuilt so is looking forward to having his son, Christopher, up for hiking, fishing and visiting the telescope.

Terry has a Phd in mathematics and just authored his first book.  Designed for sophomore and junior level college students, or anyone interested in higher mathematics, Classical Ordinary Differential Equations with Numerical Examples should be up on Amazon in a week or so.

Glad to be a part in helping Terry make his dream come true!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 21, 2017

New Neighbors – Sisters from Ireland


Noreen and Colleen’s parents came to America as Irish Immigrants.  The girls were born in New York City.  When they were 5 and 2 years old Read More…

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 21, 2017

Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours – New Neighbors

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At the very bottom of an old box of Christmas ornaments, I found this yellowed card from 42 years ago.  Some of you know, we first Read More…

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 14, 2017

Golden Meadow Fond Memories

Will Valley Fall Gold (1)
Ernie Cowan writes beautifully and here is another of his stories about Palomar.  We were at their wedding a few years ago in the beautiful Will Valley, off East Grade.
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They were married in the spring.  Such a beautiful day. I have some more photos for you at the bottom of Ernie’s story – enjoy!

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 9, 2017

Christmas Party tonight!

bells.jpg Neither rain, sleet, snow or heavy winds and power outages will stop

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