Stay at a 4-star resort and spa on the shores of Lake Arrowhead with elegant dining, outdoor activities, and a heated pool and steam room
Property at a Glance: Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
At Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, guests can treat themselves to fun activities and delicious meals during all four seasons of the year. After a winter-time ski trip, they can cozy up by a fire in the lobby sipping hot chocolate. And from the inside of a kayak or the top of a bicycle seat, they can gaze out at the beautiful wooded area that surrounds Arrowhead Lake in the spring and summertime.
- Take a dip in the pool or hot tub, both heated for maximum comfort. Guests can also venture into the on-site steam room for an escape from the cold during the winter months.
- Grab a bite to eat at Bin 189, the on-site restaurant with classy, contemporary American cuisine. Or sip on a coffee or smoothie from Aroma’s Coffee Shop.
- Walk along the beach of Lake Arrowhead, with direct access from the hotel. Try your hand at fishing with a boat excursion or fishing charter for an additional cost.
- Reserve a massage or facial from the on-site Spa of the Pines, with other treatments that include reflexology, a fitness studio, Botox injections, and a full salon.
Lake Arrowhead, California: Exclusive Resort Town with Private Boating Lake, Shopping, and Skiing
It’s little wonder why so many city dwellers from San Diego and Los Angeles make the 2.5-hour drive to Lake Arrowhead. The town has a secluded natural setting in the San Bernardino National Forest in the San Bernardino Mountains, which have been called the “The Alps of Southern California.” In the winter, it’s great for skiing at resorts such as Snow Valley, and there are many boutique vineyards in the area open for tastings. In warmer weather, you can hit up its hiking trails. The 6-mile Deep Creek Hot Springs trail is good for beginners; for more of a challenge, hike a portion of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which passes Lake Arrowhead on its way from Mexico to Canada.
The community’s inarguable centerpiece, however, is the lake. It’s privately owned, lending it an air of exclusivity, but guests at nearby resorts typically get access to its beaches and watersports. Fishing is a big draw in spring, when big bass, kokanee salmon, and trout are plentiful. Once the weather warms up, the lake becomes a hot spot for water-skiing—there’s even a designated course that frequently hosts races. On the southern shores, you’ll find clothing boutiques, waterfront restaurants, and a free summer concert series at Lake Arrowhead Village. You can learn more about the village and see the lavish homes along the lake on the Lake Arrowhead Queen boat tour.