Welcome to Lake Arrowhead, California.
Lake Arrowhead Village is nestled in the beauty of the woods, having the charm of Swiss chalets, while offering a variety of modern amenities. The Village houses an assortment of quaint specialty shops, restaurants, grocery store and the main stage for special events like the Summer Concert Series and the Annual Oktoberfest celebration. For grocery shopping there is Stater Brothers in Arrowhead Village and Jensens Market in Blue Jay Village.
Whether you are looking for a Wilderness Adventure (hiking, fishing, geocaching, snow hikes, etc) or for an Off-Road Experience to ride an ATV, Quad, Side by Side, Jeep, Mountain Bike, etc, we have it. We are open 365 days per year, providing top notch services all throughout the year. No matter if you want to go on your own, or have a guide helping you out or just sit back and enjoy an exciting tour, we have the right service for you. Mention Arrowhead Retreats Vacation Rentals to obtain a 5% discount!
There are numerous choices of restaurants in Lake Arrowhead and the surrounding areas. For dinner or Sunday brunch, one of our favorites is The Grill at the Antler Inn in Twin Peaks. For breakfast, Bill's Villager Coffee Shop in Blue Jay Village is a local favorite. Accross the street from Bill's is the Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille - which is great for lunch and dinner.
An Adventure Pass is required to hike, camp, or park in the San Bernardino National Forest. There are three types of Adventure Passes: a Daily Pass $5.00, an Annual Pass $30.00 and a Second Vehicle Pass $5.00. If you need help getting to the best trails, guided or unguided, go to WWW.ENJOYTHEMOUNTAIN.COM. They can drive you and escort you directly to trailhead of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Whether you're a seasoned professional or a first timer, McKenzie Water Ski School caters to all your water skiing and wakeboarding desires. They have everything you need to enjoy a great day on Lake Arrowhead. With instructors that ski with you on the water, all ages are welcome. They are capable of getting anyone up & skiing. If you already know how to ski or wakeboard, the staff will help you advance your skills or learn tricks you're looking to master.
Experience the beauty and excitement of a narrated tour of Lake Arrowhead aboard the elegant Lake Arrowhead Queen! The splendor and serenity of lush forests, sparkling water & blue skies glide by, as you sit back and enjoy views of exquisite lakefront homes and fascinating history. Sailing daily, on the hour, all year round, the Arrowhead Queen will be the highlight of your visit!
Lake Arrowhead has some great mountain biking trails. ENJOY THE MOUNTAIN.COM can help you have a great mountain biking experience. They provide you with all the necessary equipment, help you select the right trail for you, give you maps and directions and they pick you up after the ride is over. What could be better than starting your ride at the top and being picked up at the bottom while enjoying all the ups and downs along the way. Come enjoy our local mountains surrounding Lake Arrowhead!
The signature event and major fund-raising activity each year in Lake Arrowhead is the Rotary Art & Wine Festival. The year 2012 marked their 30th annual show, with over 60 artists with food and wine vendor booths to delight the thousands of visitors who attend this most anticipated event in the Lake Arrowhead Community. Join them on June 22 & 23 of 2013, when the Rotary Club Of Lake Arrowhead will present the 31st annual show.
The Lake Arrowhead Concert Series has live concerts every Friday and Saturday night on the Main Stage in the Village in an outdoor venue from May to September each year. These fun Summer concerts are free to the public. The concert series has an outdoor bar with beer and wine available for purchase.
Snow Valley Mountain Resort is the closest skiing and snow boarding resort to Lake Arrowhead, California. Located near Running Springs this resort is approximately 25 minutes away from Lake Arrowhead and offers a variety of terrain, restaurants/bars, rentals, private and group instructions, children learning center and more. This a great destination for guests visiting Lake Arrowhead that want to enjoy the snow.
Snow Summit is a ski resort that was established in 1952 and is located by Big Bear Lake along with its sister resort Bear Mountain; these two resorts which operate under the same management are collectively known as Big Bear Mountain Resorts. Snow Summit is one of the larger ski areas in Southern California, and is considered to be one of the most popular ski and snowboard destinations for patrons from around the Los Angeles area. Snow Summit is a mid-sized resort, with 240 acres of skiable terrain, all of it covered by snowmaking.
Snow Drift is Southern California's largest & oldest snow tubing park. They offer snowy slopes for downhill rides on individual snow tubes that are specially designed with a belly strap and handles. Beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes are available and at 6500 feet above sea level, it's worth the fun. Follow Hwy 18 from Lake Arrowhead toward Big Bear. Snow Drift is 4 miles past Running Springs.
With various lakes and streams throughout the San Bernardino Mountains, there are many options and styles of fishing available for anyone from novice to pro. The Fishing on Lake Arrowhead is restricted to Arrowhead Woods property owners and their guests. The State of California requires all anglers to have the appropriate license. Various local vendors sell California fishing licenses, as well as the local marinas. "Catch and Release" is encouraged.
Unlike Lake Arrowhead, which is private, visitors can swim, boat and fish in Lake Gregory. In summer, many visitors come to Lake Gregory, where they can swim, ride on the lake's two 300-foot waterslides, and rent paddleboards, rowboats, paddleboats, sailboats and water cycles. There is also a large sand beach for guests to enjoy. Outside of the swimming area, anglers will find excellent fishing for trout, catfish and bass. You can also rent fishing boats with electric outboard motors.
Want to catch a movie when you are in the mountains? Blue Jay Cinemas is conveniently located in Blue Jay Village at Lake Arrowhead and features all the major motion picture new releases. Great location with plenty of parking and multiple theatres to enjoy the movie of your choice!
Wildhaven Ranch is a wildlife sanctuary and educational facility that is open to the public at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays by reservation only. Operating as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 Corporation, the Mission and Purpose of Wildhaven Ranch is to preserve the wildlife indigenous to the San Bernardino Mountains and to leave a valuable heritage to our future generations. Wildhaven Ranch provides a protective environment where non-releasable wild animals can live out their lives in safety and peace.
Located at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains is the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino offering the most fun in gaming, dining and entertainment since 1986, owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians. Come take a spin on any of the 3,000 hot slot machines. Pull up a seat at one of our table games locations throughout the Casino and play Vegas-style blackjack, Pai Gow, or othe exciting games. Enjoy the Pines Steak House that turns into a nightclub at night or catch a concert with top name artists playing on a frequent basis.
If you have your own dirt bikes, quads or ATV's you should visit the Pinnacles OHV riding area. Tucked in the woods not far from Lake Arrowhead, this park offers many miles of both jeep roads and single track trails with a variety of terrain. The large staging area has bathrooms, picnic benches and a great view. Trails are marked from beginner to advance just like a ski mountain. An adventure pass is required to park at the staging area. This is a great area to go off-roading in the San Bernardino Mountains!
Rim Bowling and Entertainment Center is located at Lake Gregory...only a 15 minute drive from Lake Arrowhead. Bowling at Rim Bowling and Entertainment Center is family fun at its best. It's a great way to spend some quality time everyone will enjoy. Bowling, video games, food, beverages - there's something fun for everyone. Located inside are Giuseppe's Italian Pizzeria and Subway Sandwich Shop. Special packages for parties or larger groups.
Every year from the end of September to the end of October, the Village at Lake Arrowhead has a great Oktoberfest celebration every weekend. Live German music, authentic german beer and food including Bratwurst, Knockwurst, German Potato Salad, Pretzels, Wieners, Sauerkraut and more. Fun games and contests include the stein holding, beer chug, sausage toss, chicken dance and the dog costume contest! Come enjoy the true Oktoberfest experience in the Bavarain Alpine Village of Lake Arrowhead.
The Grapevine is a wine lounge and gift store located on the lake at the Village at Lake Arrowhead. Wine tasting and beer tasting available. Come and enjoy fine wines, craft beer and artisan cheese while taking in the views of Lake Arrowhead. Enjoy the large wooden bar, handmade furniture from old wine barrels, and a back deck with a fireplace overlooking beautiful Lake Arrowhead. The Grapevine offers Artisan cheese plates to accompany your wines, and cheese and salami plates to accompany the craft beer flights. The Grapevine has been a destination wine bar in Lake Arrowhead for locals and visitors alike since it's opening in May 2012.
At REFRESH, they teach flexibility, strength, stamina, breath capacity and a sense of calm. You will learn how to reduce stress, relieve pain and increase well being. What's more, you will learn how to incorporate these techniques into your daily routine, giving you more control over and contentment with your health and tranquility - today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life.
For those seeking serenity and ulitmate relaxation, there's a place nested in a majestic alpine setting that brings an adyllic blend of notable spa treatments, local history and tasteful mountain-top architecture to create a profound sense of being. The environment at Spa of the Pines was created specifically to soothe the body, calm the mind, rekindle the spirit and restore vitality. Guests will reconnect with nature, awaken their senses and rid their minds of stress. Relax in comfort knowing you're in good hands of certified therapists who are down to earth, grounded, nuturing, intuitive, attentive, knowledgeable and gracious.
Looking for some fun for the kids? Look no further, Lollipop Park in Lake Arrowhead Village offers bumper cars, miniature golf, horse carousel, Pirate Ship Ride, Crazy Mirror Maze, Candy Store, Rolling Train Ride and more.