Our Guide for Your Visit to Lake Arrowhead

Surrounded by the majestic landscape of the San Bernardino National Forest, Lake Arrowhead is like no other place in Southern California. Its pine-draped mountains, snowy peaks and four-season climate offer a splendid contrast to the sunny beaches of Orange County, LA’s urban frenzy and the desert of Palm Springs. Commonly known as “The Alps of Southern California," this mountain resort offers limitless recreational activities such as hiking, backpacking, bicycling, water and snow skiing, fishing, and more. Yet despite all the activity, Lake Arrowhead’s peacefulness and tranquility are what have brought generations of visitors back again and again.

Lake Arrowhead

The jewel of our area, Lake Arrowhead and its beach are accessible to local residents only for private boating, waterskiing and jet skiing. However, as a guest of Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, you will be able to enjoy access to the lake via our very own private boat or the Lake Arrowhead Queen, which is operated by Lake Arrowhead Village. Step aboard, sit back and experience the area from an exhilarating perspective, gliding through crystal clear waters as the evergreen-draped shoreline slips slowly past.

Enjoy the views from our private boat, which launches again in late May. Ask us about the current schedule for daily sunset cruises, fishing charters and other private charters.

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Lake Arrowhead Village

You’ll shop for sure in Lake Arrowhead Village – at everything from eclectic boutiques and art galleries, to factory outlets and a doggie bakery. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself stopping to feed the ducks, ride the bumper cars in Lollipop Park, take in a free concert or simply drop down on a bench to enjoy the lake views. Come at the right time  and you might find a vintage car or boat show, a farmer’s market or the best free Oktoberfest in Southern California. When hunger sets in, grab a table at a waterfront restaurant to enjoy great food and watch the boats drift serenely past.

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The Lake Arrowhead Queen

Board this historic paddle wheel boat and experience Lake Arrowhead from a breathtaking perspective. During the hour-long cruise, deep green forests, crystal clear water and blue skies offer a captivating backdrop as you marvel at the lakeside homes and learn about the history of the lake. The Lake Arrowhead Queen is also available for private charters.

Sky Park at Santa’s Village

This 154-acre North Pole-themed eco adventure park is a year-round destination featuring mountain biking, fly fishing, campgrounds, zip lining, conservation tours, and – of course – dozens of Santa-centric events each holiday season, ranging from a Polar Express train ride and pond ice skating, to live entertainment, a visit to Santa’s Workshop and more. 

Ontario Mills

Explore the largest one-story shopping mall west of the Mississippi River! Featuring 190 famous name brand outlets and designer factory stores, restaurants and 58 movie screens this exciting center is perfect for a little retail therapy.

San Manuel Casino

In addition to a world-class casino with just about every game of chance imaginable, San Manuel Casino features fabulous restaurants and world-class live entertainment venues.

Lake Arrowhead Golf & Country Club

Tee off on a course that has hosted legendary names like Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, members of the Rat Pack and more. As our guest, you’ll enjoy privileges at this historic private golf and country club. Carved out of the mountain, the 18-hole course designed by noted course architect William Bell is one of the most beautiful in California. And the delicious food is the perfect complement to the beautiful views.

Please call the hotel at (909) 336-1511 for details on available tee times and the weekdays available for scheduling.

Big Bear Ski Resort

This 200-acre winter playground welcomes skiers and snowboarders with over 100 freestyle features, 165 beginner to advanced rails, boxes, walls and other features and four pipes including Southern California’s only Superpipe. The Beach Bar serves up great après ski cocktails and cuisine and the Ice Box shop has the latest in skiing and snowboarding gear.

Snow Valley Ski Resort

Enjoy world-class skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and snowshoeing at Ontario’s favorite family resort. Featuring 13 lifts and 240 acres of skiable terrain and the Edge Terrain Park, Snow Valley has something for skiers and boarders of every age and ability. 

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa

Address: 27984 Hwy 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Telephone: (909) 336-1511

Fax: (909) 744-3088

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