As we wind our way through Autumn, many people find themselves yearning for sweater weather and crisp changing leaves. But if you live in So Cal, you’re still stuck with warm summer-like days whether you like it or not. Fortunately, Lake Arrowhead is just a quick drive from the valley below. Our beautiful mountain offers a variety of trees, resplendent with orange, gold, green and yellow leaves. Through the crisp air, you can smell fallen pine needles and leaves, all of which combine with chimney smoke wafting from local fireplaces. Together, it’s the definition of a quintessential autumn experience. Read More
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. And fall is just about to give way to winter. If you are looking for a great place to take your family to celebrate the holidays, consider the San Bernardino Mountains. Lake Arrowhead Village, in Southern California is the perfect spot to spend quality time away from the hustle and bustle of the city below. Lake Arrowhead is the place where shopping, dining, and exploring the forest combine apart from the stress and traffic of the Los Angeles area in and around Thanksgiving. Read More
Grab your lederhosen and a couple of your best Freunde and head to gorgeous Lake Arrowhead Village for the 38thannual Oktoberfest. Event admission is free. However, if you want to drink beer or wine (and we’re guessing that’s the main reason you would want to attend Oktoberfest) you must purchase a ceramic Oktoberfest mug ($20). This reasonable fee includes your first beer or wine ticket. Refills are just $8. Beer is sold in 16 oz servings, while wine is 6 oz. (Sorry wine lovers – beer drinkers always enjoy larger quantities of their beverage of choice!) Read More
Have you been feeling worn out with your daily commute? Are you easily irritated with those around you? Does life seem like a monotonous grind stretching out before you? If so, you probably desperately need of a vacation. Research shows that Americans take fewer vacation days than any other developed nation in the world. Read More
So, you’ve planned your Lake Arrowhead vacation and you’re excitedly planning for the trip. Make sure you take into account that Lake Arrowhead is located at over 5,100 feet above sea level. While you’re preparing to get away from the stress of the valley below, consider the change in altitude your body will face once you’ve ascended the hill.
Many elite athletes choose to train on the mountain because the higher elevation increases race-day endurance. So, even if you stay fit, your body may need time to adjust. If possible, resist the temptation to plan vigorous activities at the start of your vacation. Give your body a chance to adjust. That fantastic hike, or water skiing, will still be there waiting for you when you’re ready to face the challenge. Read More
As warm days replace the bracing cold of fall, Lake Arrowhead critters emerge from their winter slumber to celebrate spring. Lake Arrowhead houses a wide variety of forest birds and animals.
One commonly-spotted bird in the Lake Arrowhead mountains is the Steller’s Jay. This bright blue bird has a black, crested head. Among the noisiest birds on the mountain, these proud blue and black birds sit on deck railings or adjacent trees.
Regardless of whether the weather decides to cooperate, spring has sprung in Lake Arrowhead. And that means it’s time to start making summer vacation plans. Since Lake Arrowhead is a popular summertime getaway, rentals quickly fill up. As you plan your mountain summertime vacation, consider the annual freeLake Arrowhead Concert Series. Concerts begin on May 11thand continue every weekend through September 7th. Bring a lawn chair and pick a spot on the grass for free. Or, you may wish to purchase reserved seating. Once you’ve decided which shows you want to enjoy, click here to book a vacation rental so you can make it a memorable event! Read More
A trip to Lake Arrowhead includes an exciting car ride, winding your way up Hwy 18 (to Hwy 189) as it twists and turns around sheer drop-offs and under soaring pine trees. Your efforts will be rewarded with breathtaking vistas at every turn. The gem of Lake Arrowhead is Lake Arrowhead Village, a shopping destination boasting over 50 shops and restaurants. The Village is nestled on the shores of its namesake, Lake Arrowhead. It quaint European-inspired center features idyllic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The Village plays host to numerous events throughout the year, attracting more than three million visitors annually. Read More
Founded in 1891, the idyllic town of Lake Arrowhead takes its name from an arrowhead-shaped rock formation at the base of the mountain. You can still see the namesake as you ascend Highway 18 from San Bernardino. Throughout its history, various people groups have called the mountain home. Some of their landmark structures withstood the ravages of snow and wind and remain active to this day. One of the most iconic of these buildings is The Cliffhanger Restaurant (currently known as Hortencia’s at the Cliffhanger). Read More
Many people don’t realize it snows in Southern California. But snowfall is a regular occurrence in the San Bernardino Mountains. In fact, we’ve already had several snows already this season and look forward to welcoming even more. When sparkling snow covers the pine trees, Lake Arrowhead is particularly picturesque – perfect for a mountain getaway. Book a winter vacation today because, when you arrive, there will be plenty of fun wintertime activities to enjoy: