Lake Arrowhead and Surrounding Mountains

Beautiful Mountain Communities

DSC_0102_edited-2Home to the movie stars of the 1950′s, the Lake Arrowhead Communities continue to captivate visitors and residents with the ever changing beauty of nature. The area features unique seasonal activities and attractions that can be enjoyed during any time of year. In addition to the local wildlife and pristine mountain lakes, various hiking and biking trails in the surrounding area provide an opportunity to retreat into nature and escape the daily grind. Flowering Dogwoods and Daffodils are a wonderful reason to visit during the spring. Also, the melting snow replenishes local creeks and waterfalls with refreshing water providing spectacular scenery for the adventurous hiker. During the summer, visitors can participate in a number of water activities including kayaking, swimming and fishing. Fall offers an array of brilliant colors as the Oak and Dogwood leaves change into brilliant oranges and reds. The evergreen Cedar and Pines trees help to keep the mountain green all year long, even during the winter snow season. With local ski resorts and excellent sledding the Lake Arrowhead Communities offers entertaining winter activities for individuals, families and groups. While the mountain resorts are known for our remarkable natural attractions, there are several events and points of interest that keep visitors returning year after year. See our event page with up to date events.

Lake Arrowhead—Shopping, Dining & Much More

village-300x164The Lake Arrowhead Village offers an assortment of shops including clothing outlets, upscale apparel, quality dining, art, wine tasting and other specialty stores. Built in the early 1920′s, and rebuilt in the 1980′s, the Bavarian architecture and lakeside views have solidified Lake Arrowhead as a premier destination in the Southern California Mountains. During the summer, the The Lake Arrowhead free Concert Series invites all visitors to participate in classic songs as interpreted by talented cover bands. Beer and wine gardens are available and admission to the concerts is free. The Lake Arrowhead Village also hosts popular annual events including, the Art and Wine Festival, Car Shows, Oktoberfest, the Wooden Boat Show and other special events.

Blue Jay

wooden boat show2011 018The quaint village of Blue Jay is located less than 2 miles from the Lake Arrowhead Village and offers a variety of shopping, entertainment and dining options. The Blue Jay Jazz Festival, Wine Walk, Brewfest, and Annual Quilt Walk attract many visitors. Jensen’s Finest Food and Country Bakery is a popular icon of Blue Jay and holds the status as the mountain’s first bakery. On the weekends, they host wine and beer tasting, and during the summer months, seasoned BBQ is available from their outdoor grill. Bike and kayak rentals are available next door, inviting visitors to enjoy the uniqueness of the mountain experience for themselves.

Twin Peaks

daf signTwin Peaks is home to Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins. The small town hosts the annual Pine Cone Festival in the fall as well as the family oriented Strawberry festival in June. A local market and The Grill at Antler offer guests at Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins a choice of dining options within walking distance. Additionally, Strawberry Lookout claims one of the best panoramic views of Southern California.

…Strawberry Lookout claims one of the best panoramic views of Southern California

Crestline & Lake Gregory

218-300x196The eclectic town of Crestline contains a variety of activities and entertainment. Lake Gregory Regional Park, just 4 miles away from Pine Rose, offers lakeside activities including water-slides, surfboards, paddle-boats, kayaking, and fishing boats. The lake is naturally peaceful as motorized crafts are forbidden. Also, shoreline fishing is excellent as a result of the calm waters and Crestline hosts the annual Trout Derby series (May-September). Lake Gregory is also home to the Annual Dragon Boat Races and the 5k & 10K “Run Through the Pines. There is a three-mile, scenic walking trail with fitness stations, as well as a dog park for families with pets. The town of Crestline includes a variety of curiosity shops and independent dining options while providing entertainment through the local bowling alley and skate park. These attractions make Crestline a wonderful place to spend a day.

Winter Activities

snowvalleyski-300x225During the winter, the mountain communities offer access to the finest skiing/boarding in Southern California. Located, 30 mins away, Snow Valley offers a team of qualified instructors for first time skiers and snowboards. The local mountain offers reasonable ticket prices and a variety of runs and terrain parks to entertain the entire family. Just 20 mins further lay Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. These two resorts offer more than 35 miles of runs and a series of top-tier terrain parks.

And It’s All So Close

As a member of the local community, Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins has up-to-date information regarding special events and festivals. Each of these mountain communities are located less then five miles from, centrally located, Twin Peaks and the resort. Please call the front office ahead of time for updated information when planning your trip.

…a premier destination in the Southern California Mountains