Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA

Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 561 vacation rentals near Lake Arrowhead. From 272 houses to 236 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Arrowhead for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

The slings and arrows of fortune don't reach Lake Arrowhead

Surrounded by the majestic pine and cedar trees of San Bernardino National Forest, stunning Lake Arrowhead makes you feel like you've escaped to the Alps. In fact, the area is often called the Alps of Southern California, and it has the exclusive feel of an upscale resort. Much of the land is privately owned, and you need to get permission from local business and property owners to head out on the lake itself. That's one reason a Lake Arrowhead vacation rental is a great idea. The other reasons? Gorgeous weather, breathtaking scenery, and fun for all ages.

Get outdoors and tell boredom to go jump in a lake

You can try to list Lake Arrowhead's most popular outdoor activities: hiking, backpacking, camping, bicycling, water skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, fishing, horseback riding . . . but you might grow old before you're finished. Lake Arrowhead Village is the central spot for shopping, strolling, and dining out. It's also where vacationers and year-round residents enjoy free concerts all summer long. The Lake Arrowhead Queen is a must-do. This relaxing boat tour takes you all around the lake, with insights on local flora, fauna, and celebrity residences provided by your knowledgeable captain.

Join the historical society or the lollipop guild

The beaches, water, and lush green forest of Lake Arrowhead are what attract people to the area like world-weary moths to a particularly fun-looking flame, but there are a few sights nearby that make a trip to the lake even more rewarding. The Mountain History Museum is lovingly maintained by the local historical society. It features Native American artifacts and exhibits honoring the firefighters who've protected the forest for decades. If something more carefree is more your speed, take your little ones to Lollipop Park. Kids can ride the carousel or take a mini-train on a tour of the lakeshore.

Forget that SoCal swelter. Here's a lake for all seasons

Lake Arrowhead is unique in Southern California. Its Mediterranean climate translates to dry, warm, sunny summers, with highs in the 70s and 80s—just perfect for hiking, boating, and camping. It's the most popular time to book a Lake Arrowhead vacation rental, so get your reservation in early. Winters are crisp and cold, with highs in the 40s and less snow than in the nearby ski resorts of Big Bear and Snow Valley. Spring and fall are delightfully cool. You can score a bargain and still enjoy the outdoors.

This arrow will point you straight to Mother Nature

Are you craving a walk on the wild side? Well, thank your forebears, because the wild lands surrounding your Lake Arrowhead vacation rental were designated a National Forest more than a hundred years ago. Local hikers and climbers are partial to The Pinnacles, a group of granite peaks northwest of the lake and chock-full of hiking trails and rock climbing opportunities. If your kids are scared of heights (or if you are) take them to Wildhaven Ranch instead. It's a haven for endangered and indigenous species.