Rest, Relaxation & Recreation! Pine Mountain Club is the best kept secret in California! This beautiful pine forest getaway is a very special place. Situated below the peak of Mount Pinos, it is truly a spot to remember. Pine Mountain Club is an exclusive and low-key golf and country club which includes a nine hole PGA golf course, a tennis courts, a swimming pool, an equestrian center and club house with a great 19th hole, cafe and recreation room for kids. The club has a full calendar of activities including yoga, aerobics, music, and toddler/kids events. The village of Pine Mountain Club has wonderful restaurants, pubs, spa, gym, and shops (DVD rental store). The valley has incredible hiking, cross country skiing, sledding, horseback rides and dirt bike riding. This is not only a great romantic hideaway, but kids love the freedom to explore while parents de-stress. Awesome memories are made at PMC!
We felt like we were living in a deluxe tree house, up high in the
sky. The views and with wind in the pines were both awsome.
We felt alone, yet not isolated. Only one other cabin was
occupied that was nearby. The PMC has all the amenities
for a great stay, the locals directed us to waterfalls that we
hiked to and a well hidden swimming hole.
This is a place to relax and be. Thank you.
The location is great however the cabin needs some maintenance and repair. It would also be nice to improve the lighting in the cabin. The kitchen was not stocked with basic items as described by the website. The hot tub addition is very nice. Great cabin for traveling with dogs. We enjoyed the nice easy hikes nearby.
Who knew there was such a peaceful mountain retreat so close to Los Angeles? Pine Mountain Club lived up to its billing as So Cal's best kept secret and the cabin was the ideal place to stay. It was well maintained, comfortable and had a great view. The location secluded enough to feel like we had gotten "away from it all" but still a short drive away from a bakery, cafe and general store. Our dog particularly enjoyed the dog run that the owner had thoughtfully set up, allowing him plenty of opportunity to excercise without getting lost in the woods. A great experience!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. The cabin was cozy and comfy, with a beautiful view of the mountain and nearby cabins. The weather was mild and warm, we spent the first two days just relaxing, reading out on the deck in the sun chairs.... Its pet friendly, with an enclosed deck, and a 'dog run' (a cable strung between trees with a leash hook). This was great to let our dog roam a bit without the danger of running after squirrels or other wild animals! I was bummed the pool/spa wasn't yet open (I think it opens after Memorial day). There are tennis courts and a golf course for those of you that are interested. Also, there is a mini-village where you can get supplies, although I wouldn't recommend it for vegetarians/natural food folks like me - better to bring your food in, even the grocery in Frazier Park didn't have much I was interested in. There was a tiny natural food store which was never open when I stopped by unfortunately!
Directions to Pine Mountain Club: Take the Intersate 5 Freeway north of Los Angeles through Santa Clarita. You will pass Pyramid Lake and the town of Gorman and then exit at Frazier Park. The exit comes to a stop sign. Take a left onto Frazier Mountain Road. Drive up into the woods through Frazier Park, pass Lockwood Valley Road. Turn right on Mil Potrero Road. Look for the Pine Mountain Club Sign on the left (with a condor on it) and set your odometer. PMC village is 2.5 miles. Look for the general store on the left and the club house/golf course on the right. Kern County is called California's Golden Empire for a good reason. Found at the southern end of California's great Central Valley, Kern County is the gateway to Southern California, the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Nevada and the Mojave Desert. As you can see from the map, Santa Barbara (2 hours) and Los Angeles (1 - 1.5 hour) are within drivable distance. Wineries can be found in the central valley.
Other Activities: Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Water Park
Golf: Pine Mountain Club offers a gorgeous SCGA rated golf course surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest. The course, with its breathtaking scenery, is essentially a nine-hole, par 30 executive course, but it can be played twice with a change in yardages for the second round. This course has a mighty layout that will challenge any golfer.
The PGA Pro is available for individual lessons and clinics by appointment. Club repair is also available and equipment can be special-ordered through the Pro Shop.
Ski: Mount Pinos (8831') is the highest peak in the area. Skiing to/from the summit is through scenic forest and meadow. The view from the summit is well worth the effort. Two meadows along the way are great for ski practice and the surrounding ridges are excellent for carving telemark turns.
Mount Pinos provides several views: a straight and narrow valley, the San Andreas Rift Zone is to the north; San Joaquin Valley and the snow-covered southern Sierra Nevada -- with its beautiful snow-tipped peaks -- is to the far north; the Tehachapi Mountains are to the east; the Mojave Desert is to the far east. If you ski west to the wildlife-viewing station, you can see Lockwood Valley below to the south and snow-covered Pine Mountain on the opposite (south) side of Lockwood Valley. Below and to the west are the slopes of the Cuyama Badlands. The eastern end of the San Rafael Mountains is on the opposite (west) side of the badlands.