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History of Hortencia’s at the Cliffhanger

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Hortencia's At Cliffhanger History
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

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:


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.


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.

About Arrowhead Property Rental

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