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.
Americans loathe money-talk. In fact, most of us prefer visiting the dentist, discussing death or debating politics. However, when it comes to vacationing with friends, frank discussions can clear the air. Make sure everyone understands budget and knows who will be paying for what – before you head up the mountain.
Without careful planning, one person/family could feel they are getting the “short end of the stick,” when it comes to sleeping arrangements. Discuss expectations ahead of time and contact us for help selecting the perfect vacation rental, to accommodate everyone’s needs.
Traveling with children? If you and your friends subscribe to contrasting parenting techniques, traveling magnifies those differences. As a result, conflicts can arise. Close mountain contact could exacerbate mild annoyances, damaging or even killing your friendship. To avoid this, before heading out, talk to your kids about the importance of personal space and respect for the other family’s rules. Speaking of traveling with children, vacationing with friends can reduce the cost of bringing a sitter along, granting adults the freedom to enjoy more mature activities, such as the Lake Arrowhead Concert Series, strolling through the Lake Arrowhead Village or enjoying dinner and drinks with an incredible view, like the one at The Lakefront Tap Room.
Discuss the type of vacation you anticipate. Some people find comfort in a tight schedule, with each day’s activities planned well in advance, while others prefer spontaneity. Are you looking for a laid-back trip relaxing in your vacation rental and strolling around Lake Arrowhead Village? Or, do you envision full days of hiking, mountain biking and zip-lining at Skypark at Santa’s Village or waterskiing on the lake? A clear vision of expectations can ensure that each of you enjoys a fantastic, stress-free vacation.
Renting one of our Lake Arrowhead Vacation properties will give you full access to a kitchen, which you can stock with groceries purchased at Stater Bros market located in the Village or Jensen’s in Blue Jay. When it comes to meal planning, predetermine who will cook what, which is especially important when traveling with kids.
Arrowhead Property Rental
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.