High above the traffic and noise of the city, Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is situated at an elevation of 5,106 feet in the San Bernardino National Forest along the shores of picturesque Lake Arrowhead. The calming luxury of Lake Arrowhead Resort is enhanced by the elegant Spa of the Pines and the indulgent Bin 189 restaurant. Even residents of southern California need a quick getaway every now and then so this week I enjoyed the quiet pace of Lake Arrowhead Resort.
Book the Eagle Suite; I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! The two-story rooms and endless windows of this corner suite left me breathless. I spent both evenings on the private, wrap-around balcony admiring the sun reflect off the glistening lake as it slowly disappeared behind the alpine backdrop. I took advantage of the deep soaking whirlpool tub and heated bathroom floors after a day exploring the mountains, and I sank into the soft sofa sipping a glass of wine. It’s California luxury with mountain charm.
A vacation at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa wouldn’t be complete without including the spa. It’s in the name; it should just be assumed. The environment at Spa of the Pines is calm and carefully crafted. Cucumber water can be found in every room and fresh fruit is all around. Music lightly plays a soft melody and the lake is easily seen from most rooms.
I opted for the Cleopatra Facial. It begin with scents of wild rose and a warm candle massage for both the hands and feet with a relaxing face and scalp massage. The treatment was complete by taking my candle home to enjoy. Melissa, my therapist, had magic hands. She was intuitive, attentive, and knowledgeable, and made me feel like I was chatting with an old friend.
I keep feeling my face as if it belongs to someone else. My skin has never been so soft and fresh. I feel like I should return monthly for more life.
I really appreciate great food and wine as much as a good spa experience so Bin 189 was part of my stay. The distinctive atmosphere overlooking majestic Lake Arrowhead is complimented with birch wood patina, a warm fireplace, and rustic accents. My Filet Mignon and fingerling potatoes with garlic, rosemary, and sea salt was paired with a Californian wine, leaving me relaxed and satisfied.
Lake Arrowhead Resort is a a step above, actually 5,106 steps above, the competition. The upscale amenities, grand views, quality services, and fine dining create a complete state of relaxation and calm. It was like visiting another world in under two hours.