When my wife and I saw that the temps in LA were going to be in the 100's for the next few days we quickly jumped on-line to see if we could find some deals for a place in the nearby mountains. Groupon had a deal on The Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa - but when I called the hotel they matched it with breakfast included. Off we went. Only an hour and a half drive from LA and we were breathing fresh air and sitting on their quaint beach. Since it was a Sunday-Monday stay their lakeside beach was not crowded. Nice swimming spot. Shade. Comfy chairs. There is a pool with spas but that was in the sun and kinda crowded. The rooms are fine -- we had a king size bed with a wonderful lake view (nice balcony chairs and a table from where you can take in the view.) The people were very nice. The bar is awesome -- very The Shining! -- the bartender Matt was a really cool local who filled us in on history, etc... The only drawback to this place is the food. Dinner at their restaurant Bin -- was disappointing. The food was not so good (cold mashed potatoes and a cobb salad that was a gooey mess, the service was nice but slooow... Breakfasts are okay but again, it feels more hotel-that-does-alot-of-conventions driven. This is a real shame since the restaurant, the room and their balcony is perfect (very woodsy) for someone to come in and do something special. Next time, we'd skip dinner there and try something else (there are serveral restaurants within walking distance and a big grocery too.) The service was friendly and helpful (I wish I could remember our receptionist's name -- she was absolutely wonderful, one of the best we've ever encountered, she even helped with hiking advice.) This is now our getaway place. We will be back! (Oh, our kids are in college, but this is a great place to take young kids and dogs!)
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