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6 Lake Arrowhead Winter Activities

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lake arrowhead winterMany 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:
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8 Ways Vacation Rentals Beat Hotels

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Travelers overwhelmingly prefer vacation rentals over hotels. In fact, USA Today reports: “Vacation rentals continue to surge in popularity, as travelers increasingly seek to live like locals.” Here at Arrowhead Property Rental, we understand the phenomenon. Here are eight reasons why:

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Holiday Shopping in Lake Arrowhead

Christmas Shopping Lake ArrowheadCan 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.Swiss Alps of So Cal Lake Arrowhead

Here are a few ideas offered by the many shops Lake Arrowhead Village:

Clothing

Christmas Shop Winter Clothing Lake ArrowheadIf 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.

AccessoriesHoliday Gift Ideas Lake Arrowhead

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.

Food and Drink

Hot Cocoa Holiday GiftStop 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.

Toys

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.Mr. G's Toys Lake Arrowhead Christmas Shopping 2018

Your Own Hallmark Moment

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!

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LLake Arrowhead Christmas VacationWhether 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.

Fall for a Lake Arrowhead Vacation

Lake Arrowhead how to pack Autumn VacationWith 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

Maintain Your Fitness Level on Vacation in Lake Arrowhead

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Lake Arrowhead FitnessAre you worried about a mountain getaway derailing your healthy lifestyle? Going on vacation doesn’t need to equate to a hiatus from your fitness routine. In fact, you may find that the higher elevation in Lake Arrowhead adds an extra challenge to your existing regimen.

Studies have shown that exercising at a higher elevation increases red blood cells, which in turn, increases the amount of oxygen in your blood. Lake Arrowhead’s location of over 5,000 feet above sea level makes it ideal for experiencing these benefits. Read More

Lake Arrowhead Tavern Tour

Lake Arrowhead Tavern TourLake 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

Improve Your Health: Vacation in Lake Arrowhead

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Lake Arrowhead Health BenefitsVacationing 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.”

~Georges Simenon

Before you book that beach vacay, consider heading to the hills:

  1. The color green, in plentiful supply due to our trees and ample mountain foliage, is known to be restful to the eyes, and calming for the mind. You’ve probably heard that looking at something green is helpful for tired eyes. Imagine what a mountain vacation does for strained eyes and frazzled nerves.Lake Arrowhead Pine Health
  2. In addition to being restful and calming, nature is rejuvenating for both the body and soul. Whether you’re soaking in the beauty of Lake Arrowhead from the comfort of your Lake Arrowhead rental property’s deck, or meandering along a nearby forest trail, the sights and sounds of nature are a soothing balm to a work-weary soul. A Japanese studyon the health benefits of shinrin-yoku (forest-air bathing, walking) revealed that “forest environments are advantageous with respect to acute emotions, especially among those experiencing chronic stress. Accordingly, shinrin-yoku may be employed as a stress reduction method, and forest environments can be viewed as therapeutic landscapes.”

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“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

  1. High altitudes have been shown to potentially assist with weight loss. According to a studyof 20 obese males, conducted by a team fromLudwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, “Levels of the hormone leptin, which suppresses appetite, rose during their [the subjects’] week at high altitude, while the hunger hormone grehlin was unchanged, and this meant they were less hungry during their stay. Their metabolic rate was also higher at altitude, which meant they burned more calories. And this, combined with the lower calorie intake, caused weight loss.”Weight Loss Health Lake Arrowhead

Hiking Health Lake ArrowheadAt 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

  1. The benefits of crisp, clean mountain air extend beyond the relief your grateful lungs receive; Lake Arrowhead’s forests are filled with pine and cedar trees, both of which have healing properties. The scent of pine or cedar can eliminate depression and lower stress. Additionally, the aroma of cedar is effective in helping with Mountain Air Health Lake Arrowheadinsomnia.

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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.

September 2018 in Lake Arrowhead

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Septemeber To Do Lake ArrowheadIf 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

Vacationing in Lake Arrowhead with Friends

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Lake Arrowhead Vacation with Friends
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

Lake Arrowhead Hiking Trails

Lake Arrowhead Hiking TrailsTake a Hike

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.

Lake Arrowhead Hiking Trails 2Before You Go

  • Before you set out on any hike, let someone know where you plan to go and when you expect to return.
  • Make sure you have plenty of water, a small First Aid kit, nutritious snacks, sun protection, and insect repellent.
  • Summertime is rattlesnake season; be alert and watch where you step and place your hands.
  • You may need an Adventure Pass for your vehicle. To verify, contact the Ranger Station at (909) 337-2444.

Trails

Heaps Peak Arboretum Trail (Very Easy)

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.

Heart Rock (Fairly Easy)

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. Lake Arrowhead Hiking Trails 3Many 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. 

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (Moderate)

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 Lake Arrowhead Hiking Trails 5portion 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.

Pinnacles Peak Hiking Trail (Difficult)

Lake Arrowhead Hiking Trails 6Lake 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.

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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.