Amid the wooded peaks of Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Arrowhead offers plenty to do for nature lovers of all stripes. You can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and waterskiing on Lake Arrowhead Reservoir itself, while the surrounding mountains offer hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, as well as unique activities like hang gliding and paragliding. Winter visitors will find plenty of skiing and snowboarding spots, while summer guests can check out the local art and music festival. Whatever you're looking for while you're here, rest assured you can find great Lake Arrowhead cabins to suit any type of vacation.
Warm up to Lake Arrowhead cabins with hot tubs
Whether you're taking advantage of all the warm-weather activities on the lake or visiting the winter ski resorts in nearby Big Bear, there's no better way to relax after a long day of outdoor recreation than a good soak in your own private hot tub. A number of vacation home rentals in the area feature hot tubs on outdoor decks that boast scenic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. If you're traveling in a big group, you may want to look for spacious cabins with hot tubs that also include full kitchens, airy living rooms, and outdoor amenities like BBQs or fire pits, as well as living areas with pull-out couches or bedrooms equipped with bunk beds. If you're in town as a solo traveler, or on a romantic 2-person getaway, you might choose something on the smaller side, with easy access to the area's hiking trails and the lake.
Bring your best friend on a pet-friendly retreat
Whether it's a fun-filled vacation with the whole family or just you and the great outdoors, no trip is complete without your canine companion by your side. Look for pet-friendly cabins with pup-approved perks like fenced-in yards, decks, and porches, and get ready for a vacation that's perfect for all species of visitors. From your centrally located Lake Arrowhead cabin, you and your pooch will be a short trip from a number of dog-friendly hiking trails and waterfront areas, and you'll also be just a hop, skip, and a jump from all the laid-back shops, eateries, and entertainment in the woodsy Lake Arrowhead village. Less than an hour's drive to the east, Big Bear also features a number of activities for you and your doggo, including pet-friendly shops and restaurants, snowshoeing areas, and miles of hiking and dog-walking trails.
Reel in these great Lake Arrowhead rentals with docks
If you're an avid angler, you can beat the rush by starting your day bright and early with a fishing trip right from your own dock. A number of vacation home rentals on Lake Arrowhead feature private docks for fishing and boating, but you may also just be tempted to enjoy the sunrise on your dock with a steaming cup of coffee, or take in the sunset with your favorite refreshing beverage. Look for cozy cabins with docks in places like Blue Jay and Cedar Glen, where you'll also be close to attractions like the Mountain History Museum, SkyPark at Santa's Village, and Lollipop Park, a family-friendly amusement park that boasts retro entertainment like a carousel, a mini-golf course, go-karts, and bumper cars. If you're in town on business, cabins with docks in the North Shore area might be just close enough to the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center for some much-needed rest and relaxation between meetings.
Cheap cabins in and around Lake Arrowhead
Just because Lake Arrowhead is one of the state's most popular vacation destinations doesn't mean you can't still find great vacation home rentals to suit any budget. Only a 4-minute drive from downtown San Bernardino, the area is chock-full of great cabins with perks like full kitchens, furnished decks, BBQ grills, and fire pits. You can also find a number of off-the-beaten-path picks that offer scenic views of the area's lakes, forests, deserts, and mountain peaks. Nearby towns like Crestline and Twin Peaks are both good places to start your search—either one will put you within an easy drive of Lake Arrowhead, but you'll also be close to spots like Lake Gregory, Heart Rock, and the Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, where you'll find a section of the famed Pacific Crest Trail.