Pine Mountain Club, CA, USA

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Pine Mountain Club, CA, USA

Pine Mountain Club vacation rentals

Vacation high in the Californian peaks at Pine Mountain Club

Up where the Apache once roamed, in the wild reaches of the San Emigdio Mountains, where the Los Padres National Forest spreads out like a great army of spear-topped pines, there's a clutch of cozy cottages and country homes nestled between the woods and the peaks. Amongst them are Pine Mountain Club vacation rentals, offering a springboard to some of the most audacious highland attractions in California. You can expect a place packed with golf courses and cross-country ski routes, swimming pools and tennis courts, campgrounds and fitness centers, all encompassed by winding hiking paths and craggy rambling routes that shoot up and down Sawmill Mountain and Mount Pinos.

Alpine adventures in Pine Mountain Club

Because Pine Mountain Club is totally enveloped by the thick woods of the Los Padres National Forest, it should hardly come as a surprise that alpine adventures are top of the bill here. You can look for Pine Mountain Club vacation rentals close to the trailheads of San Emigdio Canyon or Eagle Pass to have some of the best hiking routes right on your doorstep, many of which convert to snow-dusted skiing runs in winter. And if all that sounds a little strenuous, golfing and laid-back mountain recreation in the country clubs, spas, and swimming pools is also popular.

A gateway to the summits of San Emigdio

You won't have to look far from the balcony of those Pine Mountain Club vacation rentals to see the main attraction of this town. Rising like hulking giants of rock all around, these are the peaks of the San Emigdio Mountains. Mount Pinos is the most prominent, while the bald tops of Sawmill Mountain loom over the passes to the south, and Cerro Noroeste, with its thick fir forests, shoulders up to the west. Of course, there's also always the Pine Mountain Club itself, where rolling golf holes and refined American bistros offer a different sort of attraction in the Californian highlands.

Hiking summers and snowy winters in Pine Mountain Club

The cozy log cabins and hearty Pine Mountain Club vacation rentals are perfectly primed for the high season in this highland resort, which starts when the first snows dust the forests and the cross-country trails open – that's usually sometime in December. However, that's not to say the place goes to sleep in the summer. Hikers and golfers alike flock to its enchanting fir-shrouded homes for enjoyment beneath the Californian sun and passes, breathing life into the Tejon Pass from June to September.

Woodlands and peaks surround Pine Mountain Club

With the soaring, 2,200-meter-high peaks of the San Emigdio Mountains dominating the landscapes all around the Pine Mountain Club, and the cascading woods of the Los Padres National Forest dressing the valleys as they go, it really is all about the highlands here. Hiking trails abound in the area, offering a chance to delve into the domain of the uber-rare California condor, the elk, the pronghorn, and the formidable black bear.