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Lake Arrowhead Summer Concert Series 2017

Sound and lighting desk at an outdoor festival concertIf you live in or around the Lake Arrowhead area and like music, you are probably already a diehard fan of the free concert series offered in Lake Arrowhead Village each summer. For 2017, you can rest assured the best things about the concerts remain unchanged.

 


This is what has changed:

  • The Village will not provide overhead coverage, with a tent this year. Instead, they encourage you to enjoy the open air at night and recommend using hats, sunglasses and sunscreen for daytime events.Summer sunglasses with tropical palm tree reflections.
  • The cement steps will no longer be available for free seating. Instead, free lawn chair seating on the grass and standing room will be open on the dance floor. Cement Step seating is available by reservation for $30/per couple.
  • New round tabletops seat four. Or you can reserve two seats for $30/per couple.
  • beer bottle drink splash design backgroundThe footprint for the concert venue area has been expanded, so the beer line will wrap around the East side of the planter. This is to provide everyone with more elbow room.
  • Avoid the long lines by ordering table beer/wine service.
  • For information about seating and reservations, click here.

2017 Lake Arrowhead Free Summer Concert Series Schedule Concerts held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Beer gardens open at 5:30 p.m.

June Events

Fri 6/9  Mirage (Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac tribute)

Sat 6/10 Dead Man’s Party (Oingo Boingo tribute)

Fri 6/16 Who Generation (The Who tribute)Couple dancing rock'n'roll

Sat 6/17  Led Zepagain

Fri 6/23   Platinum Rockstars

Sat 6/24 Pettybreakers (Tom Petty tribute)

Fri 6/30  Catch a Wave (Beach Boys tribute)

July Concerts

Sat 7/1 Paperback Writer (Beatles tribute)

80er MusikSun 7/2 80’s Daze (80’s music tribute)

Mon 7/3 Women Who Rock featuring the music of Heart & Pat Benetar (Heart to Heart & Crimes of Passion) Followed by ALA FIREWORKS at 9pm

Tues 7/4 Echo Love Chamber (40 years of hits) Afternoon concert 2-4pm

Fri 7/7 Common Sense (Reggae)

Sat 7/8 Dave Matthews Experience

Fri 7/14 Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars tribute)

Sat 7/15 Lights (Journey tribute)

Fri 7/21 Wanted (Bon Jovi tribute)

Sat 7/22 Desperado (Eagles tribute)People dancing in the city park at the concert.

Fri 7/28 Police Experience

Sat 7/29 Queen Nation

August Outdoor Concerts

Fri 8/4 The Neil Deal (tribute to Neil Young and CSN)

Sat 8/5 Colour My World (Chicago tribute)

Fri 8/11 Strange Days (Doors tribute)

Sat 8/12 Ultimate Stones (Rolling Stones tribute)

Fri 8/18 Spazmatics (80’s mayhem!)

Sat 8/19 Which Ones Pink (Pink Floyd tribute)

Fri 8/25 Abbafab (Abba tribute)

Sat 8/26 Joshua Tree (U2 tribute)

man applause Bravo concept of successSeptember Concerts

Fri 9/1 4NR (Formerly Double Vision – Foreigner tribute)

Sat 9/2 Fan Halen (Van Halen tribute)

Sun 9/3 Cubensis (Grateful Dead tribute)

Mon 9/4 Turn the Page (Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tribute) (Afternoon concert 2-4 p.m. – Labor Day)

Stay and See Concerts

When you make plan to attend the concerts, book a room through Arrowhead Property Rental to make it an event. Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 10 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. And if you own property, let us help you manage it. Don’t delay. Call today.

Lake Arrowhead Vacation Property Management

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Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

Three homeowner questions:

Do you own property in the Lake Arrowhead area that you would like to rent out this summer?

Do you wonder about appropriate rates to charge and how to get the word out?

Do you need help setting up boundaries for rental guests?

If you answered, “yes” to any of the above, here is a little advice about letting your Lake Arrowhead vacation property. Hire one of the best property management companies on the hill – Arrowhead Property Rental (APR). In part one of this short vacation rental series, we covered the reasons vacationers should rent properties through a professional property management company. In this post, part two of our series, we will address the reasons local property owners should take advantage of our skills and experience before renting their home unassisted, or through an internet app.

Service Fees


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Some homeowners with property in resort communities such as Lake Arrowhead mistakenly believe they can save money by directly renting their own cabin, townhome or house. Although, on the surface, this seems true, it is inaccurate. Property managers such as Arrowhead Rental Property charge modest fees for handling a host of rental headaches before they turn into property rental migraines.

For instance, if you live out of the area where your property is located, unassisted, you will not necessarily be on scene when a water pipe breaks inside the house or if air conditioning stops working in the sweltering summer. In such cases, irate tenants will call to alert you about the condition of your home, which could include severe water damage or melted candles, sauna-like heat or worse. Without a professional property management team working on your behalf, such a case would require you to travel to the dwelling and make necessary repairs while necessitating the refund of collected funds and possibly having to pay out-of-pocket for alternate housing for your displaced guest.

Peace of Mind


Peace of Mind sign with winter landscape on backgroundAccidents happen. In one Lake Arrowhead condo, for example, a major summer thunderstorm produced a lightning bolt that hit the power line connected to several units. Not only did every security alarm go off, but several of the units had to replace major appliances, whose electrical systems had gone off. Based in Lake Arrowhead Village, Arrowhead Property Management was immediately aware of the weather and proactively checked the situation, calling first responders and sending repairmen to the scene. Hiring a professional will give you assurance that, even in your absence, your home is monitored and problems are quickly addressed.

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When prospective tenants try to book your property for a certain date while using an app or online service and find the home unavailable, they will be directed elsewhere. The Arrowhead Property Management team works directly with prospects, to check with them about flexible travel dates. In many cases, a slight adjustment to their calendar will keep them in your home, oftentimes year after year, instead of booking elsewhere.

Lake ArrowheadWhether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 10 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. And if you own property, let us help you manage it. Don’t delay. Call today.

Rent Vacation Property in Lake Arrowhead

Real estate concept. Realtor is passing keys to the client sitting behind desk on blurred background.Part 1 of a 2-Part Series

Two summer travel questions:

Do you plan to spend any time in the San Bernardino Mountains this summer?

 Are you going on vacation to the Lake Arrowhead area this year?

Do you plan to rent out your Lake Arrowhead vacation property this summer?  

If you answered, “yes” to any of the above queries, here is a little advice: whether you plan to spend the day in Lake Arrowhead Village, stay in a short-term rental, or list your Lake Arrowhead vacation property, we suggest you use one of the best property management companies on the hill – Arrowhead Property Rental (APR). In this two-part series, we will cover the reasons you should go through Arrowhead Property Rental – whether you are a mountain vacationer or local property owner. This week, we will concentrate on the reasons it’s wise to rent vacation properties through APR. Check back later this month, when we will address the reasons it’s wise to entrust your vacation property to us.Property Management concept image with business icons and copyspace.

Wise Vacation Renting

It may be tempting to download an app to book your Lake Arrowhead travel. But there are a few caveats to renting vacation property through services like Air BnB, Homeaway or VRBO:

Service Fees –

trap with fees inscription, 3D renderingWhen you rent vacation property through a professional property management company, the homeowner typically pays any associated fees for management of his or her property. This is important for travelers, who are saddled with as much as a ten percent surcharge for using an app instead of a property management team. Even the applications that initially offered coupons and first-time booking incentives, most of those have dropped off, leaving you holding the bag! Wouldn’t you rather spend that money in one of the Arrowhead Village outlet stores or restaurants? According to a blogger on FrugalTravelGuy.com the VRBO and HomeAway websites explain their justification for the new service fee, none of which goes directly to the property owner. AirBnB charges a fee to guests as well as hosts.

Peace of Mind –Benefits of using Property Management Company Arrowhead

If you book a vacation property directly from the owner, you lose a valuable buffer between yourself and the owner. In many cases, this is a drag, since an impartial party won’t be involved to settle disputes. Who wants to spend their vacation arguing about key availability or properties that look better in the picture than they do in real life? Going through a property management company will protect you from surprises. And if something goes wrong while you are staying in the home, cabin or condo, the owner may not be immediately available to turn off alarms or arrange for emergency repairs.

Availability –

Signboard with text Vacancy near hotelIf you book directly through a property owner, if your desired date is unavailable, you are out of luck. However, if you book through a property management firm, which manages dozens of properties, the staff can help you find a suitable substitute so you can vacation at your convenience. You can always call the friendly property managers at APR to ask about different vacation options, since we manage properties of many different styles, sizes, locations, and price points.

Check back later this month to read part two of this post, when we will cover the benefits for home owners to list vacation rentals through a professional property management company. Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.

What to Do in Lake Arrowhead: Bird Watching

If you’re a nature lover spending time in Southern California, you’ve likely already discovered the joys of hanging out in Lake Arrowhead, whether you choose to bike, hike or picnic. But a potential hobby which might have escaped your attention is bird watching, aka “birding.” Inexpensive, engaging and easy to learn, this interest is explained by Audubon Society author Nicholas Lund as “the greatest pursuit available to a citizen of the modern world.” While Lund’s opinion may not be universal, his enthusiasm is infectious:

young blonde woman hiking and watching through binoculars.

“(Birdwatching) is basically a lifelong scavenger hunt played across the entire earth. It’s equal parts science and poetry, hoots of triumph and quiet reflection, adventures to far-flung corners of the world and discoveries in your own backyard.”

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To start birding, all you’ll need are binoculars and a field guide or Smartphone app to help identify the birds, and a notebook to record your finds. If you would prefer bird-watching from the comfort of your own Lake Arrowhead home or Arrowhead rental property, you may want to invest in a bird feeder and a bird bath to bring the beaked wonders directly to you. If you prefer to travel the mountain in search of the winged creatures, here are a few bird-watching hotspots you won’t want to miss this spring:

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Hummingbird (archilochus colubris) in flight with lily flowers

  • Arrowhead Village – 18 species have been identified in the immediate surrounding area.
  • Green Valley Lake—Located off Highway 330 just outside of Running Springs, this community is home to dozens of birds all year long.
  • Heaps Peak Arboretum – with an Adventure Pass, you can spend the day at this easily accessible, freeway adjacent day use area. Located at 6,000′, Heaps Peak is open 365 days a year and is free to the public. The unique arboretum and botanical gardens greet visitors with a diversity of native plants. Open all year.

Birds and butterfliesBirds you’ might see in the Lake Arrowhead Area

Dark-eyed Junco

Duck – Bread has little nutritional value and can stifle ducklings’ growth. Bread also pollutes waterways and attracts rodents and other pests. If you want to feed the ducks on Lake Arrowhead, please stick with pellets, which are available by-the-bag at many Village shops. If you decide to bring your own food to feed the ducks, choose oats, peas, corn, earthworms, mealworms or chopped lettuce.79e75c59-0ffb-4e0c-8a20-887e0c6ac570

Finch

Hummingbird

Mountain Chickadee

Northern Flicker

Pigeon

Pygmy Nuthatch

Red Tail Hawk

Robin

Starling

Western Bluebird

Woodpecker 

Great Spotted WoodpeckerWhether you’re a bird lover or not, vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable. But during the winter, especially in the snow, you can’t improve on the beauty and fun afforded by the San Bernardino Mountains. Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.

 

So Cal Ski Equipment Deals

skiing Lake ArrowheadMother Nature has doled out massive helpings of hefty winter weather in California this season. In fact, after several extremely dry years, a map released by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that the worst of the Southern California drought is officially behind us. For skiers, this means fresh powder on a solid base and loads of skiing fun!winter vacation Lake Arrowhead

California natives who have previously rejected the idea of investing in expensive equipment for short seasons may find 2017 the perfect year to take the plunge. Of course, you could always order equipment online. But wouldn’t you rather try on your boots and skis to make sure they are a perfect fit? Since some of the best skiing in So Cal is at Snow Valley in the Lake Arrowhead area, we have put together a list of places you can go in the Lake Arrowhead area to get some kicking deals:snowboarding Lake Arrowhead area

  • Arrowhead Sporting Goods (Located just down the walkway from Leroy’s in Lake Arrowhead Village, this impressive store is a great place for sunglasses, jackets, hats, gloves, boots and more.
  • Leroy’s Ski & Snowboard Shops (Features two Locations in Redlands, one in Running Springs, one in Lake Arrowhead, and another in Big Bear) – Also known as SoCal’s Elite Action Sports Boutique, Leroy’s was founded in 1949. With the latest in snow gear, Leroy’s outfits everyone from snow bunnies to pros.
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  • Blauers Ski & Board Rentals in Running Springs offers free shipping on U.S. orders over $60. Specializing in name brand equipment, Blauers offers everything from apparel to accessories (snow socks, beanies, face masks, watches, belts, backpacks, bags, wallets, keychains, goggles, glasses, boards, skis, boots, bindings, poles and electronics for skiers of every level.) Additional services include ski rentals and demos, snowboard rentals and demos, clothing rentals and equipment tune ups and repairs.
    Lake Arrowhead area Ski Lift
  • Big 5, with locations across Southern California. Just down the hill, check out the one in Highland, at the foot of the mountain, just off Highway 330. With so many stores, Big 5 is a great place for great deals on ski and snowboard wear and equipment like skis and boards. So, try to buy local. But if you can’t find what you need in Lake Arrowhead Village, head to Big 5 for deals.
  • REI – another place to shop if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for at local stores. The closest location to Lake Arrowhead is the store in Rancho Cucamonga, which makes it convenient to hit on your way to the slopes.

Ski Equipment Lake Arrowhead areaAnytime of the year, vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable. But during the winter, especially in the snow, you can’t improve on the beauty and fun afforded by the San Bernardino Mountains. Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.

Romantic Getaway Lake Arrowhead

Honeymoon conceptEach February 14, millions of Southern Californians search for the best spot to celebrate their love. Smart travelers head to the San Bernardino Mountain area of Lake Arrowhead. Located just 80 miles outside of the Greater Los Angeles basin and less than a two-hour drive from Orange County, the area’s scenery, fine dining, recreational activities and lodging opportunities make it the perfect haunt for a romantic getaway that won’t break the bank.

Whether you prefer a rustic, pet-friendly cabin or a lakeside luxury mansion, some of the available amenities invite you to curl up in front of a roaring wood-burning fireplace, take a dip in an inviting hot tub for two, or snuggle up on a cozy couch to enjoy a movie. By day, wherever you stay, Lake Arrowhead offers a welcome getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life below. Relax among the pines, breathe fresh air and take in the majestic views of the forest.Chalet in Winter, Vector Illustration

Declared by Orange Coast Magazine as the “Perfect Getaway,” Lake Arrowhead offers “a quiet alternative for a chilly retreat.” To help you prepare, we’ve assembled a few ideas for making the most of your Valentine’s Day holiday on the hill:

Daytime Fun

Outdoor Activities – Visitors can get back to nature, exploring the mountain with ATV trails Jeep tours, mountain bikes, fishing, hiking and geo-caching. Enjoy the Mountain is a tour company which gives access to areas of Lake Arrowhead that would be difficult for tourists to discover on their own. You’ll have to book with them in the warmer months. So, in the meantime, this Valentine’s Day season, book a boat tour on the Arrowhead Queen, check out skiing and boarding at Snow Valley or take your honey inner-tubing at Snowdrift.

skiingShoppingRocky Mountain Chocolate Factory offers you the opportunity to indulge the chocolate lover in your life, even if he or she prefers gift baskets, custom boxes or sugar free confections. And candy isn’t the only Valentine gift available in the area. Additional specialty shops and factory outlet stores in Lake Arrowhead Village offer serious shopping opportunities for couples on the hunt. Think Bass, Jockey, Van Heusen, Pendleton, Claire’s Boutique, Tervis, Coach and more!Happy Couple Having Hot Drink Outdoors

Dining

Lake Arrowhead benefits from the designation as a tourist attraction, by attracting talented chefs and accomplished sommeliers to its fine dining establishments:

  • The Grill at Antlers Inn – Features a full-service sushi bar, which is open each Wednesday through Saturday. The Grill also offers a full bar and expertly prepared dishes such as American and Italian style fish, steaks, chicken and four-star desserts.
  • Stone Creek Bistro – In adjacent Blue Jay, this small spot belies the elegance of its menu and service, both of which are top-flight. Stone Creek features a seasonally-driven menu full of fresh produce, locally-sourced dairy and meat and homemade desserts. The bistro is known for an eclectic mix of regional American comfort food and traditional bistro cuisine.
  • Hortensias Mexican Grill – Once a popular “hole in the wall,” which quickly grew into a hill-top favorite, this delicious restaurant is now located in the old Cliffhanger on Highway 18, offering world breathtaking views and tasty, traditional Mexican fare.

Romantic dinner in a restaurant
Nightlife

While Lake Arrowhead offers significantly less night-time entertainment than the big city below, there are a few fun things to do after dark: 

The Tudor House –  The Tudor House was once known as Club Arrowhead of the Pines, which was frequented by Los Angeles’ elite. Featuring a clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court, the facility was owned by Arrowhead Villas, who loaned it out for certain community meetings such as the PTA. Bracken Fern Manor, across the street from the club, was part of Club Arrowhead of the Pines, and is said to have been owned by the legendary mobster, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, who turned it into a gambling joint. Today, the Tudor House has been completely renovated and converted into a high-end restaurant and theater, boasting a theatrical stage with professional sound and lighting, where exciting theatrical and music events take place on a regular basis.

Blue Jay Cinema – With four screens, this theater is a great place to kick back and relax, while taking in the latest Hollywood entertainment. Since tickets are less than $12, movie night can be a simple, inexpensive way to spend quality time with the one you love.

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Your one-stop shop for booking properties of almost every available size, style and price point, Arrowhead Property Rental can help find you the romantic property of your dreams. Call today to find out about available bookings on and around Valentine’s Day.

Anytime of the year, vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable. But during the winter when there’s a chance of snow (and Santa), you can’t improve on the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains. Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.

Southern California Snow

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Southern California offers a host of weather-related advantages, including a mild climate that rarely interrupts everyday routines. But when meteorologists predict or report snow in So Cal, it’s natural to long for weather more reflective of the season. The good news is that, if you live in the LA basin or Orange County, winter weather is just a stone’s throw from home.

Located just a few hours outside of Los Angeles, Lake Arrowhead is a great place to spend a weekend playing in the snow. Not only is the lake itself breathtakingly beautiful, but Lake Arrowhead Village offers top-shelf shopping, eating, and hiking. So, if you want to plan a fun family trip that doesn’t break the bank, consider these activities that await:

  • Father and daughter with snow tube at ski resortInner-Tubing. Southern California’s largest and oldest snow tubing park, Snowdrift is located on Highway 18 in the city of Running Springs, which is just a short drive from Lake Arrowhead. Open Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., this family-friendly recreational park offers beginning, intermediate and advanced slopes. Admission is $15 per person (children under 36” tall are free with paid adult), plus $5 for parking. Hours are subject to change due to weather and road conditions, and at the discretion of management. For more information about Snowdrift, click here.
  • Young woman riding a bike at the park with her legs in the airSkypark at Santa’s Village. Santa’s Village was originally opened six weeks before Disneyland, on Memorial Day weekend in 1955. A Saturday Evening Post article about a similar park in New Hampshire inspired the idea for the park. Crestline resident, Glen Holland, proposed the idea to investors and broke ground in 1954. Contractors worked closely with local artisans and craftsman to create the fantastical village, which will eventually include a bike park; zip line; hiking; fishing; camping; a climbing tower; an archery range; monorail; Santa’s house, workshop and the North Pole – including the famous post office; a train ride, ice skating pond, live entertainment, a “bouldering” Colorful snow-covered house of Santa Claus and his workshop at the Northroom; a mining company, Playscape and chapel; stores and restaurants. Newly opened Skypark at Santa’s Village is based on the original, but features more attractions and entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities.
  • Snow Valley Ski Resort. One of the largest resorts in the San Bernardino National Forest, Snow Valley offers a fantastic Snow Sports School, Snow Play (including sledding), a wide variety of lifts and terrain over 240 acres plus other services. Other features include night skiing from 3pm to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays as well as during holiday periods. Click here to learn more about this great Lake Arrowhead area resort.

Ski-liftAnytime of the year, vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable. But during the winter when there’s a chance of snow and you can’t improve on the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains. Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.

The Lake Arrowhead Holiday Season

Illustration of  merry christmas and happy new yearThe “big news” in Lake Arrowhead this winter is that Santa’s Village has reopened! First open in 1955, this winter-themed amusement park once boasted rides, bobsleds, a monorail, a petting zoo, and other attractions, but closed in the spring of 1998. In the summer of 2014, the park was sold to new owners who decided to rejuvenate the family favorite, with a soft opening held this week.

Highlights of is now called Skypark at Santa’s Village:

  • The Polar Express Train Ride pulls out of the station each day, taking visitors through a winter wonderland including “Frostbite Tunnel” and the “Silver Bells Ice Skating Pond.”
    Santa Claus ice skating with three elves
  • Let your child’s imagination unfold in the Discovery Playscape, an area plum-full of fun playhouses, obstacles, and musical toys. There’s even a large spider web “nest” they can use to relax and think about Christmas morning fun.
  • Ice skating was once a San Bernardino mountain favorite, with celebrity skaters and amateurs alike enjoying the Ice Castle in Blue Jay, which closed in 2013, following a fire. Skypark at Santa’s Village has resurrected the tradition at Silver Bells Ice Skating Pond Glide. Make this part of your Lake Arrowhead holiday tradition by skating in the fresh alpine air.
  • If you’ll be visiting with younger kids, stop in to see Santa. Skypark at Santa’s Village features an amazing comfy cabin filled with Santa’s personal belongings. Your kids will be thrilled to experience the magic of Santa while sipping hot cocoa.
  • Santa’s Workshop Craft Experience. Every good little girl and boy will have the opportunity to make a holiday craft with Santa’s Elves in his workshop. Or write a letter to Santa and give it to the big guy himself!
  • Christmas Card with Mistletoe design vector illustrationLive Christmas Shows & Storytelling. For songs, laughter and reverie all season, attendees will enjoy The Mistletones, Captain Tale Tale’s Dance Party, and Magic Shows. Watch the storytelling of the 12 Days of Christmas.
  • Christmas Character Experiences will include spontaneous meetings and photo opps with Mrs. Claus, the Elves, Arrow, and Princess Sugar Plum.
  • Younger tots who are still learning to bike ride can enjoy the Strider Balance Bike Trail. Kids simply use their feet to ride instead of pedaling, teaching them balance and coordination. And what better place to learn than at Santa’s winter wonderland?
  • Let the kids run wild on the Magic Tree Bouldering Room, an indoor iceberg-cave climbing experience for all ages and experience levels.
  • Santa’s Village Mining Co. You and your kids can mine for gemstones and arrowheads in Santa’s Sluice Box. You’ll be happy to know that each participant will hit pay dirt every time they mine.
  • Santa’s Dump Truck & Bike Test Track Santa and the Elves need to test the bikes and helmets he will be handing out on Christmas. Help Santa keep the girls and boys safe by testing bikes for him!
    Christmas Elf
  • Making Spirits Bright Tree Lighting Parade Meet the Storybook Characters of Santa’s Village as they stroll to the Village Christmas Tree nightly to Make Spirits Bright!
  • Candy and ice cream shop.

Important details to plan your trip:

  • The park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, except on Christmas, which is when Santa will be busy making deliveries.
  • Tickets are $60 each for
  • Location – 28950 CA-18, Skyforest, California 92385
  • Lodging – To find the perfect lodging for your needs, contact us at Arrowhead Property Rental.

Other Area Events:

Santa and reindeers take a selfieSaturdays and Sundays at Lake Arrowhead Village – take a selfie with Santa from noon – 3 p.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas, with trees decorated by area elementary schools. Free selfies are available, so bring your camera and let your kids experience the joy of telling Santa their Christmas hopes and dreams.

Anytime of the year, vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable. But during the winter when there’s a chance of snow (and Santa), you can’t improve on the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains. Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.

Celebrating the Holidays in Lake Arrowhead

Cabin in Mountains Fall ColorsFor Southern Californians looking for cool temperatures (possibly even snow) and fresh mountain air, Lake Arrowhead offers a wide range of activities this holiday season. 

Upcoming holidays events in Lake Arrowhead:

  • November 25thTree Lighting Ceremony and the Black Friday Shopping. Celebrate on Center Stage from 6 to 9 p.m., when the 50-foot tree will be lit and Santa will make his first Christmas season appearance. Christmas trees will be spectacularly decorated by kids from local elementary schools who worked hard hand-crafting one-of-a-kind ornaments.Beauty fashion woman with nutcracker
  • November 25th – 27thExperience the wonder of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, as Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet puts on an amazing show for the community. A long-running tradition on the hill, this event showcases local talent which belies the small town environment.
  • November 26th and Every Saturday and Sunday through December 24th– Enjoy free selfie day with Santa from noon to 3 p.m. Peruse the shops of Lake Arrowhead Village for the perfect gift, and bring your kids for a fun visit with Santa. Dance to musical performance by the Nutcrackers. Monetary and toy donations will be accepted for local charity, Operation Provider.
  • Santa Claus Christmas ParadeDecember 3rdEnjoy this annual classic – the Blue Jay Parade. In its 37th year, the parade will begin promptly at 2 p.m. and will last for an hour, starting at Arturo’s and wrapping up in the Blue Jay Theater parking lot. Part of Highway 189 will be closed to make a safe path for parade goers. Find parade applications at LakeArrowheadChamber.com.
  • December 7thFill your belly with the amazing food at Taste of Lake Arrowhead, the fun evening event held December 7th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Lake Arrowhead Village. For a bargain, save $10 by purchasing tickets in advance. Come enjoy fare prepared by more than a dozen merchants who will compete for prizes including Best Entrée, Best Dessert and Best Table Presentation. The event begins with champagne in the lobby of the Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa. Music will be provided by the Rim Marching Scots. Making of Burgers

Book your stay today, so you can take advantage of these festive holiday events. Any time of the year, vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable. But during the autumn, when the leaves are putting on a spectacular show, you can’t improve on the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to stay in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.

Lake Arrowhead & the Movies

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Only a short hour and a half drive apart, Tinseltown and Lake Arrowhead are a match made in movie heaven. Lake Arrowhead’s alpine scenery — courtesy of the Bernardino National Forest, — along with its scenic lakefront location and picturesque Old World-style village make it an ideal location for film scouts in search of rustic mountain beauty. For 10 years, the area has also hosted the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival, which attracted native celebrities and film buffs across Southern California.

Early Hollywood

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Lake Arrowhead’s natural splendor features prominently in many early films, including the “The Romance of the Bar O” in 1911, “The Courtship of Miles Standish” in 1923, and later, “A Swingin’ Summer,” which starred screen icon Raquel Welch. Another film, “Her Splendid Folly,” which was released in 1933 is noted as the first official film shot to be shot in Lake Arrowhead Village. All told, more than 120 movies include scenes shot in Lake Arrowhead. And that number will likely increase as Hollywood directors and producers opt to film here because of the beauty and close proximity to Hollywood.

Memorable Modern Movies
Old Hollywood Film CountdownEven after the golden Hollywood era of the 1920’s, stars made their way to Lake Arrowhead for work and play. Here are some modern movies filmed in the area:

  • “Next” – This Nicolas Cage “see the future” movie might have a convoluted plot, but it includes some great mountain scenery shot near Lake Arrowhead.
  • “The Parent Trap” – The 1998 remake, starring a young Lindsay Lohan, featured scenes from nearby Crestline and the casting of child extras from Lake Arrowhead and other neighboring communities.
  • “Dr. Dolittle” – Eddie Murphy’s 1998 film had him talking directly to animals — with scenes shot in and around the region.
  • “The American President” starring Michael Douglas and Annette Benning, included the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead as a stand-in for Camp David, after Douglas’ President asks his date (Benning) if she’s ever been to Camp David.

Notable Residents and Celebrity Sightings

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With its proximity to Los Angeles and secluded privacy, Lake Arrowhead is an attractive relaxation destination for busy Hollywood actors and musicians. Many celebrities own homes in the area, and some are long-time residents of the mountain community. Here are some of the notable celebrities that have been spotted in and around Lake Arrowhead:

  • Legendary actor Rock Hudson owned a home in Lake Arrowhead, as part of a collection of places throughout Southern California.
  • Hugh Laurie from “House” was spotted at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, filming several episodes of season six of the acclaimed series.
  • Longtime resident Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame recently put his Lake Arrowhead house on the market for the asking price of $3.3 million. The stunning home is more than 4,500 square feet and features a deck overlooking the lakefront.
  • Actor Mark Harmon has and his wife, actress Pam Dawber, have owned a Lake Arrowhead home for many years, first purchasing a cabin built in the 1920’s.
  • Ernie Hudson, star of Ghostbusters and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, calls Lake Arrowhead home.
  • Christopher McDonald, best known for his role in Adam Sandler’s Happy Gilmore, calls Lake Arrowhead home. Celebrity fleeing for paparazzi

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Anytime of the year, vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable. But during the autumn, when the leaves are putting on a spectacular show, you can’t improve on the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains. Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends with a gourmet kitchen or would prefer to hunker down in a modest cabin for several days, weeks or months, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets – for individuals, couples, families and groups — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.