Can you believe that the holidays are here? For many of us, the season ushers in guilty pleasures – like watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Inevitably, the impossibly gorgeous cast pales in comparison to the idyllic locals. While the main characters stroll through charming little villages, all decked out for Christmas, the romantic in us longs for a similar experience. With our first snowfall of the season in the books, even though we may not be able to promise a “kiss under the mistletoe” like Hallmark, we can offer a picturesque holiday shopping experience.
Known as “the Alps of Southern California,” Lake Arrowhead Village was built in the 20’s with a picturesque Nordic-style feel. Today, the Village is home to over 50 shops and restaurants, ranging from outlets to specialized boutiques, making it the perfect spot for checking off your holiday gift list. So you won’t just find one-of-kind items at specialty shops but can discover deals that rival or beat anything offered in the snow-free valley below.
Here are a few ideas offered by the many shops Lake Arrowhead Village:
If you have a fashionista on your list, you may want to pick up a flowy top from Sondra’s/Tattle Tales, which offers stylishly unique women’s and truly adorable baby clothing. Or, perhaps a preppy sweater and button-down top from the Van Heusen outlet store would suit your more tailored friends and family members? Or think of the person on your list who is always chilly? They will love a cozy wool shirt from Pendleton Woolen Mills. Pop into Jockey to pick up matching Christmas Eve PJ’s for your entire family.
The Coach outlet store always has great sales, allowing you to bring home a gorgeous new bag or wallet. With additional discounts available on many clearance items, the outlet offers more options than you would find online. Maybe you want to extend your Hallmark moment by presenting your loved one with a piece from Alpine Jewelers? For the tweens on your list, Claire’s is a popular choice.
Stop into The Grapevine and scoop up a rare beer or bottle of wine for the connoisseur on your list. By the pound or piece, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is a chocoholic’s holiday dream. The tea or coffee fanatic on your list, are sure to appreciate a bag from The Tea and Coffee Exchange, and you’ll want to grab yourself a peppermint hot cocoa to languidly sip as you shop, the sounds of Christmas music floating gently through the air.
Mr. G’s is every bit the charming classic “Hallmark” toy store, with a diverse inventory, sure to please all the little munchkins on your list.
Although we touched on just a few, Lake Arrowhead offers a wide variety of shops, all filled with ideal Christmas presents for nearly everyone on your list. What are you waiting for? Bundle up in your red coat and scarf. Don’t forget the fluffy white vegan fur hat! And shop!
Whether you’re looking to spend two nights of luxury with 20 of your closest friends, or you’d prefer to stay in a modest cabin, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, whatever your “Hallmark dream” is, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets. For individuals, couples, families and groups, with stays of days, weeks, or months, we have what you need — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Holiday rentals fill up quickly. Don’t delay. Book today.
With trees displaying a beautiful array of autumn colors and crisp and mild weather ushering azure skies, Lake Arrowhead is an ideal destination for a Southern California fall getaway. Whether you’re planning a quick weekend vacation or a large Thanksgiving family reunion, follow these helpful packing tips to make the most of your trip to the San Bernardino Mountains. Read More
Lake Arrowhead offers a variety of culinary options, whether your preferred libation and sustenance runs to fine dining or food-cart on-the-street. If beer is your jam, this blog post should appeal to you. After all, what’s better way to usher in fall than a good old-fashioned tavern tour? Lake Arrowhead offers several new options designed to quench your yeast-fermented thirst. To find out where to go for all things brewski, read on! Read More
Vacationing in the Lake Arrowhead mountains provides not only a much-needed respite from the heat in the valleys below, but a multitude of other health-related benefits.
“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.”
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
At over 5000’ elevation, Lake Arrowhead is a perfect place for revving up the old metabolism, assuming you can say “no” to the haystacks at Jensen’s Market.
“Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin
Vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable anytime of the year, but as summer dips into fall, 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, or you’d prefer to stay in a modest cabin, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets. For individuals, couples, families and groups, with stays of days, weeks, or months, we have what you need — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.
If you live in Southern California in September, you probably wish the sun would calm down, so you could enjoy the beginning of the season known by the rest of the country as fall. But in the LA Basin, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Orange County and the Riverside area, the thermostat continues to climb. So, with school back in session, September is the perfect time to head up to Lake Arrowhead for a weekend vacation getaway. Plenty of great autumn activities abound, And, believe it or not, you may even need to wear a jacket! Read More
While exploring beautiful locales, relaxing on vacation with friends builds strong relationships. And, with a little forethought and honesty, you can reduce the risk of potential pitfalls – so the only thing you take home are warm memories, great photographs and noteworthy souvenirs. To help plan a great friend-cation in the San Bernardino Mountains, consider these ideas and suggestions. Read More
Nestled in the San Bernardino Mountain range, the Lake Arrowhead area features more than 500 miles of hiking trails for all ability/difficulty levels. With temperatures 20 degrees cooler than the scorching valleys below, summer is the perfect time to explore nature.
Featuring 24 points of interest, this trail is an easy, self-guided walk, through native wildflowers and plants. Open 365 days a year, the arboretum is free to the public and easily accessed from Highway 18, about ¾ of a mile east of Skypark Santa’s Village.
This mostly shaded jaunt, located in the neighboring town of Crestline, is a meandering forest walk, over occasional roots and rocks. The trail follows a stream, leading to the main attraction: a heart shaped hole in a boulder, carved there by the ravages of time. Several small pools make for great places to dip your feet. Many are, surrounded by giant boulders and towering pines. The trailhead is located next to Camp Seely, where several scenes for the 1998 version of The Parent Trap movie were filmed.
Although the entire Pacific Crest Trail stretches 2,600 miles from the Canadian to the Mexican border, portions of the trail weave through the Lake Arrowhead region. You’ll find multiple entry and exit points along this 40-mile portion of the trail. Plan to spend at least a few hours, half-day, or overnight. Aside from experiencing the beauty of nature, you will enjoy the cool on this historic trail.
Lake Arrowhead offers a beautiful variety of topography. And this hike is a perfect example, with tall pine trees giving way to giant boulders and chaparral. The Pinnacles trail head is located next to the rifle range on Highway 178. But be forewarned; this hike involves actual rock climbing to reach the top of various peaks. But after climbing, you will be rewarded by stunning 360-degree mountaintop views.
Vacationing in Lake Arrowhead is fun and affordable anytime of the year, but during the summer, when wildflowers bloom and the weather is mild, 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, or you’d prefer to stay in a modest cabin, at Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets. For individuals, couples, families and groups, with stays of days, weeks, or months, we have what you need — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Don’t delay. Book today.
Since the thermometer in the LA Basin is threatening to hover around three digits, you are probably starting to make plans for a quick summer getaway. Escape the heat in the valley below and head up the hill to Lake Arrowhead. Located about 80 miles outside of Los Angeles, nestled in the mountain range that is often referred to as the Swiss Alps of Southern California, Lake Arrowhead is the perfect summer vacation spot. Whether you need to hop on a plane or just drive up the mountain to get here, Lake Arrowhead is well worth the trip! Read More
Summertime and the living is easy. The Lake Arrowhead Village Merchant’s Association works tirelessly each year to book the most talented summer entertainment in the San Gabriel Valley. With musical styles to suit virtually any taste, the weekend concerts kick off on May 18 and continue each weekend through September 8, 2018. To take advantage of the free events, or to purchase modestly-priced reserved seating spaces for any of the
scheduled performances, plan your Lake Arrowhead vacation today. By booking early, you will have the best available vacation rental options, whether you prefer a mountain cabin, family-style home, near-the-lake house, lakefront or lake-view luxury, or a condo or townhome. Read More
“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever.”
~ Elizabeth Lawrence
While you’re on vacation this year, make sure you take time to smell the flowers. While people disagree about the origin of the phrase, and even whether specific types of flowers were referenced, few would argue the meaning – that it’s important to pause to enjoy life. And what better time to do that than while on vacation and what better place to vacation than in and among the beautiful flowers fragrantly blooming in and around Lake Arrowhead? Read More
Spring Has Sprung – Can you believe it?
Would you like to take a break from the drudgery of spring cleaning? In Lake Arrowhead, spring means a whole lot more than tackling baseboards and vacuuming behind appliances. While it may be difficult to believe, and hard to accept for snow-lovers, winter is quickly moving into our collective rearview mirrors. In fact, the first day of spring is March 20, 2018. With flowers in bloom, birds singing, and bees buzzing on the hill, you don’t have to look at a calendar to recognize that spring has sprung in Lake Arrowhead. But check out this calendar of events to take advantage of on your March Arrowhead vacation. Read More
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While most of the country is digging out after the recent bomb cyclone, in Southern California, where Arrowhead Property Rental is located, the weather remains warm and bright. We have yet to face major snowstorms in 2018. But, even as we look ahead to snow play and other winter activities such as tobogganing, downhill skiing and snow-boarding, the first signs of spring have started to arrive on the mountain. Birds are singing and flowers are already starting to bloom. Not only is it a lovely sight to behold; it’s an invitation that it’s never too early to start planning your spring vacation. Read More
Did you know that even if you live in Southern California, exciting snow-filled winter adventure awaits? All you need to do is drive to Lake Arrowhead. Whether you’re an expert snow boarder or an adept downhill skier, or even if you prefer tamer, low-impact winter activities such as inner-tubing, tobogganing and playing in the snow, snow-filled fun is just a short drive away. Read More
Gathering with the ones you love in front of a beautifully appointed table filled with delicious food makes a beautiful Thanksgiving picture. But imagine how much lovelier the scene would be if the weather matched the season? Last November, So Cal temperatures were so high, they broke records. Although we don’t yet know where the thermometer will land on turkey day this year, you can rest assured that the Lake Arrowhead area will be a good 10-20 degrees cooler than the valley below – brimming with the sights and smells of autumn. There’s still time to book a Thanksgiving holiday in Lake Arrowhead through Arrowhead Property Rental. Read More
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lake Arrowhead resident and owner of Diane’s Grill at the Saddleback Inn, Diane Hill, who was seriously injured during the recent Las Vegas shooting.
Did you know there is a place in Southern California where fall leaves change color, a cool breeze ushers in October and picturesque forests, mountains and meadows call your name? Located just about an hour or two outside the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Lake Arrowhead offers chilly outdoor temperatures and provide the perfect backdrop to celebrate autumn. Read More
In most Southern California cities, temperatures remain in the 80’s, 90’s and 100’s. So, it’s hard for most people to wrap their heads around the concept that fall has begun. Not so in Lake Arrowhead – where residents and visitors enjoy autumn leaves, cool temps and lots of fun fall activities. Read More
“Hair gets lighter, skin gets darker
Water gets warmer, drinks get colder
Music gets louder, life gets better.”
Since August is the Sunday of Summer, season 2017 is nearly in the books. We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer so far. But don’t stow those swimsuits and waterskies just yet. Make plans for one final hurrah – with a vacation to Lake Arrowhead! Read More
Millions of people choose to live in sunny So Cal because of idyllic weather. But, let’s face it; in the middle of summer, in and around LA, the heat can be downright oppressive. Consider these recent headlines:
If 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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More