Situated in the midst of San Bernardino National Forest, Lake Arrowhead is a peaceful place that is so different from much of California. With its idyllic warm summer weather and winter snow, it is a great holiday destination at any time of the year. Renting a log cabin on the edge of the forest or a lakeside house makes perfect sense. Rather than being cooped up in a hotel room, your family will enjoy space and independence. When you feel like a change from eating out, you can prepare your own food just when it suits you.
The San Bernardino National Forest has a wealth of flora and fauna; you can enjoy it on horse-back, or perhaps go mountain biking. If hiking is what you're looking for, the Pacific Coast Trail is only seven miles away. Spring is the best time of year for fishing, or you might prefer to plan your trip for early June to catch the Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show. Opportunities for water sports and boating abound in summer, and you should make a point of going on the Lake Arrowhead Queen Paddleboat Tour. Summer is also the time of year when you can enjoy free concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings. In winter, head for the resorts of Bear Mountain, Snow Valley or Snow Summit to take part in skiing and snowboarding. When you want a change from outdoor activities, you will find a variety of shops and restaurants in Lake Arrowhead that will appeal your tastes.
If the younger members of your family love the great outdoors, head for the Children's Forest, about seven miles from Running Springs. Here the whole family can enjoy walking one of the trails and spotting rock formations or ant trees. When you are looking for an indoor activity for a change, the Arrowhead Children's Museum has fascinating hands-on displays including an inventors' workshop and a miniature putting green. Visiting Lake Arrowhead in the winter? You will have the chance to go ice-skating on the outdoor rink, or join a snowshoe tour organised by the Big Bear Ranger Station and Discovery Center.
Lake Arrowhead is such a special holiday destination in any season that you might expect accommodation to be too expensive. If you opt for a rental property, however, you will be surprised how much money you will save. You could choose a cabin or cottage with the countryside on your doorstep, or a townhouse in central Lake Arrowhead. Whichever appeals to you and your family, we can offer you great value with our range of rental accommodation. Have a look at our customer reviews before you make a definite decision. This peaceful part of Southern California offers you a holiday that you will never forget.