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