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:
- Near Record-Breaking Heat Expected This Week in L.A. County
- Think it’s hot now? Just wait: Southern California’s heat wave is just getting started.
- It’s too hot to fly! American cancels SoCal flights amid searing temps
- California sees some of highest temperatures ever recorded amid heat wave
- Dangerous Heat to Blanket Southwest US
Escape the Heat
So, what’s the solution? How about a trip to a Southern California location that boasts perfect summer temperatures and fresh clean, clear air? About an hour’s drive from the heat and congestion of Los Angeles is what many call the jewel of San Bernardino Mountains: Lake Arrowhead.
Lake Arrowhead History
Early Native Americans (Serrano Indians) are said to have been the first to enjoy the region’s cool summers. Later, lumber men and cattle ranchers made their mark on the mountains. Today, Lake Arrowhead is one of the most populated ranges west of the Mississippi River. Lake Arrowhead emerged as a vacation destination in the early 1800’s.
In 1891, three businessmen from Ohio built a lake in Little Bear Valley, planning to supply water to the San Bernardino Valley. After buying the land, they obtained water rights and formed the Arrowhead Reservoir Company. In 1893, they began building a dam. But legal problems plagued the project. So, they eventually abandoned the plans. In 1920, a Los Angeles group, the Arrowhead Lake Company, bought the lake and the land surrounding it, and changed its name to Arrowhead Lake. Many Hollywood stars stayed at the hotels during that era, and some purchased homes in the resort. The studios frequently used area locations for making films. In fact, scouts still select Lake Arrowhead locales for movies today. No doubt, the choice is motivated in part by climate.
Lake Arrowhead Today
The Lake Arrowhead area is made up of six communities including Lake Arrowhead, Twin Peaks, Blue Jay, Cedar Glen, Sky Forest, and Rim Forest. Other nearby mountain towns are considered part of the community. These include Running Springs, Crestline and Lake Gregory. Tourism is the primary economic generator for the area, contributing several million dollars per year and providing residents with 600 full-time and 700 part-time jobs. Lake Arrowhead is host to over four million visitors a year. There are 400 guestrooms in hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, vacation cabin rentals, condos, and rustic cabin lodges and resorts.
To beat the heat this summer, book a room or an entire house or cabin through Arrowhead Property Rental. 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.